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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 222
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would stick with the traditional method if they...

I would stick with the traditional method if they insist on stone and they will likely still not be happy a few years down the road. Had a mega rich client we did one for. Took every precaution we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Dave Gobis
No

No
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Dave Gobis
Kevin's comments mirror what I would speculate....

Kevin's comments mirror what I would speculate. Moisture is what draws the cement in once it starts forming a bonding matrix.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Dave Gobis
They all have advantages and disadvantages. Don't...

They all have advantages and disadvantages. Don't think good, better, best works in the product category relative to type.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Dave Gobis
Got tile countertops on all my counters. 30 yeas,...

Got tile countertops on all my counters. 30 yeas, no cracks, no regrout, no sealing and they are all just fine. Double layer plywood screwed every 6", a premium thin set, standard cement grout tooled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is not OK and there is no effective way to tie...

It is not OK and there is no effective way to tie in waterproofing now. Based on his trowel skills I highly doubt the 20 years' experience. It will be much cheaper and easier to deal with now than...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Dave Gobis
Statistically speaking, from someone who actually...

Statistically speaking, from someone who actually tracked it, about 85% of the time you will be fine. There is a lot of lose sheared tile out there and the occasional tented floor. Real expensive if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Dave Gobis
We did and still do the plaster thing, it never...

We did and still do the plaster thing, it never comes off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Dave Gobis
Straight line cracks following a path thru...

Straight line cracks following a path thru multiple tile or random?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Dave Gobis
I've been Union apprenticed and ran a Union shop...

I've been Union apprenticed and ran a Union shop for many years. There is no official quota. That said some things are expected and if you achieve the target you can "bank" some hours. It varies by...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By Dave Gobis
Pedestal systems can be a great option but are...

Pedestal systems can be a great option but are very unforgiving, you get 0 grace period.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,308
Posted By Dave Gobis
Sounds like it does everything but jump on the...

Sounds like it does everything but jump on the wall and fasten itself.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By Dave Gobis
To have a professional consultant come out and...

To have a professional consultant come out and write up a report can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000. Once all that is done you still have to find someone to collect from. If they don't give up...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Dave Gobis
If you start filling out wage reports and file...

If you start filling out wage reports and file them with the state they get averaged into union scale on Davis Bacon. You can file on any job that can be verified.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would give him a lump sum number and offer...

I would give him a lump sum number and offer payments. I would also want to see the books including tax returns for the last 7 years but no less than three years. When I sold my business it was 2.5...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Dave Gobis
We would differ there Dave. I always quoted by...

We would differ there Dave. I always quoted by the square foot. When I did a job I knew what hourly (all mine were) installer was going to be used and what his average production rate was. We tracked...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Dave Gobis
The two types of tile I see, and in a few cases...

The two types of tile I see, and in a few cases installed in dealer service bays are unglazed quarry tile and 8 or 12" unglazed porcelain. Only complaint calls I have received in the last 15 years...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By Dave Gobis
Looks scary to me.

Looks scary to me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By Dave Gobis
A good grout job far outweighs the benefit of any...

A good grout job far outweighs the benefit of any sealer.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-05-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Dave Gobis
Yup

Yup
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Dave Gobis
So basically, he wants a shop drawing and...

So basically, he wants a shop drawing and installation specs if I understand correctly. There is nothing in ANSI that specifically covers face mount installation with exception to the glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dave Gobis
Curious myself. Not a big believer in grout...

Curious myself. Not a big believer in grout sealers. My interior cement grout is just fine after 26 years of use. My porch spends months under snow and ice every year and is also doing just fine....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,404
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is a polyurethane resin, not wax.

It is a polyurethane resin, not wax.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By Dave Gobis
What CX said or pedestals, but I doubt you have...

What CX said or pedestals, but I doubt you have the room for pedestals.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By Dave Gobis
Grout is not going to fix that, pretty rough.

Grout is not going to fix that, pretty rough.
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