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Forum: The Mud Box 06-09-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Bellsfloors
This one is from several years ago but it took me...

This one is from several years ago but it took me 4 attempts to get it right.. first couple of times it would crack or break during the cutting process. Third time almost had it till it took a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bellsfloors
I fought a glass company that did the same thing...

I fought a glass company that did the same thing to me drilling into my curbs.

4 years ago I had a client that the shower started failing at the curb after about 2 years of service. The glass...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bellsfloors
Here is another thing the industry is trying to...

Here is another thing the industry is trying to get us excited about.

Magnetic Flooring (https://magneticbuildingsolutions.com/)

Mabos (https://magneticbuildingsolutions.com/)

Magnetic...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Bellsfloors
Rachel I have found it best not to quote a sf...

Rachel I have found it best not to quote a sf price but rather give the customer an estimate and explain exactly what your work will include and what materials you plan to use.. If the customer is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Bellsfloors
Yeah my big concern is the tiles breaking from...

Yeah my big concern is the tiles breaking from the heat.. few weeks ago I took a propane torch to a single uninstalled porcelain tile and wanted to see what it could take.. It basically blew apart...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Bellsfloors
Tile in Gas Fireplace?

Hey guys! Been awhile since I have been on. Lot of irons in the fire lately. Speaking of Fire I have a customer that wants to update with a facelift and tile her old brick fireplace. Has anyone had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Bellsfloors
There are several types of vinyl adhesives: ...

There are several types of vinyl adhesives:
Cutback asphalt adhesive (black in color and sometimes contains asbestos)
Latex adhesives with solidifiers (may or may not dissolve with water, product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,750
Posted By Bellsfloors
I agree with the team that it is most likely the...

I agree with the team that it is most likely the slab has cracked and the bonded tiles have cracked along with it. An anti-fracture membrane would have helped prevent this..

I am not surprised...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Bellsfloors
fill with silicone? Seems easy and very...

fill with silicone? Seems easy and very negligible to hinder bond. Most would say let the next guy who remodels it worry about that problem. But I understand if your the next guy as well. :cheers:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bellsfloors
Just read where you did a trial demo.. sounds...

Just read where you did a trial demo.. sounds like you got very lucky:tup1:

Anyway always prepare for the worst and hope for the best... :goodluck:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bellsfloors
Just a little insight as what to expect.... ...

Just a little insight as what to expect....

Ive had to remove parquet numerous times throughout my 30 yr. career but here is an example of the latest removal I did and is pretty common in all...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-19-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,435
Posted By Bellsfloors
Some clients just don't get it.. Time to move...

Some clients just don't get it.. Time to move on.. Let them learn the expensive and hard way.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-16-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Bellsfloors
Neil asked Well since you asked... I...

Neil asked

Well since you asked... I don't...Piece mealing out the install with the customer is never really an option. Either "I" do all the necessary steps or none at all. Basically to quality...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-16-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bellsfloors
Glad you were able to settle up with payment and...

Glad you were able to settle up with payment and the customer. Chalk that one up to now having more knowledge/experience and knowing how to take care of the next.:cheers:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-16-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bellsfloors
I've got one of these and love it. ...

I've got one of these and love it.

Craftsman Auto Switch (http://kk.org/cooltools/craftsman-auto/)

But.....I checked Sears website for one to post here but seems they are sold out. Maybe...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-14-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By Bellsfloors
Kevin, They never found nor caught him/her. I say...

Kevin, They never found nor caught him/her. I say him/her because I never saw the vehicle other then a quick peripheral vision glance of a grill as it was about to hit me. After that it disappeared...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-13-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By Bellsfloors
Well hopefully most of us if not all of us will...

Well hopefully most of us if not all of us will not have to go through that kind of ordeal Laz..

My closest thing to being assaulted is when I was the victim of a "Hit and Run" almost 2 years ago...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Bellsfloors
So could this be a rare piece and worthy of...

So could this be a rare piece and worthy of collecting like lets say misprinted currency and coins?:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Bellsfloors
CX said Agreed! I just don't want to...

CX said

Agreed!

I just don't want to be the one to encourage people to disregard the possible implications. Personally I'm not worried about the substance as I have removed thousands of sq ft...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Bellsfloors
Download Link to: Recommended Work Practices...

Download Link to:

Recommended Work Practices to Removing Resilient Floor Coverings ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Bellsfloors
I hope your not trying to save the backer-board....

I hope your not trying to save the backer-board. Otherwise a small sledge hammer and crowbar should be enough to break through between the studs so as where you can take the tile and board down...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bellsfloors
My understanding is that Micro-Organisms can...

My understanding is that Micro-Organisms can survive in a pH level between 4.0 and 9.0 with 7.0 being neutral. The larger the number the more Alkaline the substance is.. That being said portland...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bellsfloors
Sorry youve got to take a loss here but on the...

Sorry youve got to take a loss here but on the bright side at least you didn't let him finish and pay him more for a shower that has been installed incorrectly and most likely to fail. At the least...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bellsfloors
This is not looking good...Poor installation...

This is not looking good...Poor installation methods.. poor layout...Its never a good idea to pound nails into the shower CBU other then when it is mounted to the framing or floor. And then only if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,854
Posted By Bellsfloors
You guys using super glue (cyanoacrylate) you can...

You guys using super glue (cyanoacrylate) you can go to your local hobby shop and buy different viscosities (Thin-Medium-Thick) of it and there is also an accelerator spray that makes the glue set up...
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