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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By LAN1870
Marble on the shower floor is an issue. Once...

Marble on the shower floor is an issue. Once customers are set on a tile, it's hard to talk them out of it. Let them know in documented contractual terms that the marble will absorb water and cause...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-07-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By LAN1870
Did you read the reviews on it? One person...

Did you read the reviews on it? One person commented that after packing in 1.5” of mud, the strofoam was flexing. I personally don’t care for all these foam products. I’ll take the time to do a mud...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 1,491,813
Posted By LAN1870
Lovely mosiac work

This is in a brand new Cumberland Farm they just opened right down the road from another popular food/gas place, Quik Chex. How hard could it be on Brand New sheetrock? :sick:

At least they used...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-30-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By LAN1870
So very sorry! What a wonderful and nice guy. I...

So very sorry! What a wonderful and nice guy. I still use his spacers and always will as they are my favorite.

God Bless!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By LAN1870
I have always used facemasks and keep the work...

I have always used facemasks and keep the work area free of dust, etc. i think most people who work in tile, renovations, etc. know how to protect themselves. Its a matter if you’re diligent about it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-21-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,260
Posted By LAN1870
Info on Home Advisor

Well I had considered signing up for Home Advisor for my plumbing business. I already pay to advertise on Angie's List for Bathroom Remodeling and I get good leads from it. Well HA is run nothing...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-24-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By LAN1870
I bought the Flir One that attaches to your phone...

I bought the Flir One that attaches to your phone and it works pretty nice- and it was only $250. Whats nice is that you can take pictures as well. Here's a pic that I took at a customers house.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566
Posted By LAN1870
Info on lowes website

In reading the info in the lowes description, they suggest use as a backsplash, etc. Interesting that they don't mention or show pics of using it in a shower. With that texture, i definately see it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-30-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By LAN1870
I use Aldon's Grout Easy. Link here: ...

I use Aldon's Grout Easy. Link here:

http://www.aldonchem.com/pr-grout-easy.htm
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,072
Posted By LAN1870
Malcolm, Just curious: Is there...

Malcolm,

Just curious:

Is there pre-pitched mud under the liner? Or did the last contractor do pitched cement?

Why isn't the cement board brought down lower?

Hard to tell from the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By LAN1870
Hmmm interesting problem. Have you contacted...

Hmmm interesting problem. Have you contacted custom technical support regarding this? If the steam is causing an issue, this is very important for customers and contractors alike. I can see...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By LAN1870
I've been using Acrylpro for years...

I've been using Acrylpro for years (backsplashes). I do remember that it used to be much easier to spread. Now it seems a lot stiffer. I suppose it's a feature to hold tile in place better. I do find...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By LAN1870
:tup2:

:tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By LAN1870
Dana, Its Leslie. i sent you a private...

Dana,

Its Leslie. i sent you a private message. Guess it didn't work out with that guy huh?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,032
Posted By LAN1870
I use quickbooks contractor 2010. Let's me save...

I use quickbooks contractor 2010. Let's me save transactions (estimates) so all i have to do is tweak each one for each job. It's really worth the money but I never do estimates on the spot. I do...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-01-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By LAN1870
:uhh:

:uhh:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By LAN1870
Honestly using just Hardiebacker which is...

Honestly using just Hardiebacker which is properly installed is just fine. Using a liquid applied membrane is just going that extra mile (which is what I do).

On vertical surfaces, any water that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By LAN1870
4 installers is realistic. 2 installers for 3...

4 installers is realistic. 2 installers for 3 days is not. Again, speak to the owner regarding the amount of installers and materials ordered.

Too much work and not enough installers to handle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By LAN1870
Tile laid on a diagonal requires a lot of extra...

Tile laid on a diagonal requires a lot of extra tile. 580 square feet is definitely not enough. Neither is the amount of thinset that was ordered. And I'm sure the slab isn't perfect either which is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,541
Posted By LAN1870
I have the hydro handle and have used it to drill...

I have the hydro handle and have used it to drill 1/4" holes. What a nightmare. :complain:The bits do not have a cleanout hole so the tile gets all jammed in there. Difficult to get out. The hydro...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By LAN1870
I bought the Rigid inspection camera a few years...

I bought the Rigid inspection camera a few years ago and use it all the time. I mainly use it after I install a tub. Then I snake under the tub to make sure all the plumbing connections are tight.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,808
Posted By LAN1870
Do you take any medications at all?

Do you take any medications at all?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By LAN1870
Grout easy

I use this stuff on almost every job. It sure helps! :oyeah:

http://www.aldonchem.com/pr-grout-easy.htm

I've also used Nano scrub to get rid of grout haze the next day.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,040
Posted By LAN1870
I've used Durock and hate it. It...

I've used Durock and hate it. It smells(literally) and crumbles. I only used it on a few jobs before I switched over to Hardibacker many years ago.

I love Hardi, it's all I use. I have the Hardi...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 1,491,813
Posted By LAN1870
I've found that when a customer doesn't tell you...

I've found that when a customer doesn't tell you who did the install, it was usually them or a relative/friend and they're too embarrased to say. Lol

Wow, big floor tiles for such a small space. ...
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