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Forum: The Mud Box 04-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,795
Posted By A.J. Holst
Kerdi Board and Kerdi-Fix?

Kerdi Board and Kerdi-Fix?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 333,024
Posted By A.J. Holst
I recently attended a contractors conference...

I recently attended a contractors conference hosted by Crossville; they are investing a lot of time and resources to help develop a usable mostly consistent install method/techniques/ system that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-14-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 333,024
Posted By A.J. Holst
John,; it's Crossville and they are developing an...

John,; it's Crossville and they are developing an install spec with ntca/tcna for their laminum product specifically and thin panels in general.

Their recommendation is not mlt specific just the...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,483
Posted By A.J. Holst
GC: "We've done everything you asked, heat is on,...

GC: "We've done everything you asked, heat is on, moved the others trades out of the way, you need to start immediately!"

Me: "the building is still not closed in, where are the doors and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By A.J. Holst
Pretty sure silicone, urethane or polysulfide...

Pretty sure silicone, urethane or polysulfide caulk is called out in EJ-171 for perimeter joints.

Jason - it is an industry recommendation.

It may be worth mentioning there are zero...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 333,024
Posted By A.J. Holst
One particular manufacturer is recommending MLT...

One particular manufacturer is recommending MLT for the "new" large thin panel porcelain; they prefer the removable / re-installable caps - easier to ensure coverage to the edge of the tile.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,211
Posted By A.J. Holst
CX, you mean you need 3 dimensions for a...

CX,

you mean you need 3 dimensions for a mudbed??? As Homer Simpson says, "D'oh"

Thanks for the mud calculator - solved my question!!!
Forum: The Mud Box 04-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,953
Posted By A.J. Holst
They're hard to find; during the interview /...

They're hard to find; during the interview / recruitment process I clearly state expectations and tell them it's an opportunity to become a "tile man"

Until they start working, regardless of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,211
Posted By A.J. Holst
how many bags of portland?

I've got 880sf of mudbeds to form

44 showers @ approx 20sf each.

I keep coming up with different numbers and I am getting frustrated!

Help!!
Forum: The Mud Box 03-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 541,467
Posted By A.J. Holst
Dave, you are awesome. Send your little friend to...

Dave, you are awesome. Send your little friend to East TN to eat ALL of my groundhogs.

high 50s - low 60s over the weekend.

31 and falling as we speak

Rain, sleet and believe it or not, the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By A.J. Holst
We're slapping down some VCT and due to an...

We're slapping down some VCT and due to an previous estimating error, I have some "orphan" pails which need to be sent to a good home.

Thanks!
Forum: The Mud Box 02-26-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By A.J. Holst
We always taught our boys (soccer players /...

We always taught our boys (soccer players / scouts ) that proper hydration when active is a minimum of 8oz of water every 20 - 30 minutes.

Using the 20 minute rule x 8 hours = 192oz / 16oz bottle...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By A.J. Holst
Paging MAPEI tech services...

what is the max RH for ECO611?

Thanks,
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,394
Posted By A.J. Holst
What is really bad is on commercial re-repair...

What is really bad is on commercial re-repair work when the facilities guys tell me they watched the tile being installed and said it was done "wrong" yet the powers-that-be ACCEPT the work...this is...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 170,074
Posted By A.J. Holst
I want that p/t PM job. Maybe it will teach...

I want that p/t PM job.

Maybe it will teach how to do my job in 27.50 hours per week.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By A.J. Holst
Steve, I was unaware of Linder's track...

Steve,

I was unaware of Linder's track record in his home district, I supported him through the FairTax.

Who to vote for? Great question - as stated - read, research and investigate!

Is it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By A.J. Holst
Not sure what a stand alone profiling blade...

Not sure what a stand alone profiling blade costs, but we have a 5 stage Leitch bull nose machine and each profile bit runs $300 - $325 plus freight.

From doing a bunch of custom bull nose, we...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By A.J. Holst
Smile Joe, Thanks for fixing up my post. As...

Joe,

Thanks for fixing up my post.

As far as the outrageous statements, it was my "hook" to get some viewers.

I don't particularly disagree with what Mr. Linder is highlighting, but whether...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By A.J. Holst
Outrageous statements made by a former Republican congressman

John Linder is a retired Congressman from Georgia and the original sponsor of FairTax legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Please let me know if you want some links for detail to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,238
Posted By A.J. Holst
Flood testing optional depending on...

Flood testing optional depending on "jurisdiction"?

Yikes, while I never looked it up, I thought this was part of "approved/suggested methods"

Any reason a professional wouldn't employ this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By A.J. Holst
Interviewed a guy yesterday and threw out my...

Interviewed a guy yesterday and threw out my "trick" question; tell me how to build a shower...

He used that 6 letter M word.

And how many showers have you done because I see repair work in my...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,874
Posted By A.J. Holst
Adriana, We have that saying framed and hung...

Adriana,

We have that saying framed and hung in our showroom!

Remember folks, 40% of all customers (and prospects) buy on price; the great news is the other 60% buy on value.

Three ways to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,238
Posted By A.J. Holst
We've been installing Kerdi for 5 years and have...

We've been installing Kerdi for 5 years and have not had a call back for any kind of failure. We have never installed over sheetrock for no other reason than we just don't do it.

I attest lack of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,057
Posted By A.J. Holst
IMHO, it is smaller finishing crews. In...

IMHO, it is smaller finishing crews.

In order to stay competitive (or play the low-price game) the concrete guys appear to be sending as few men as possible per pour.

4 men on multi-thousand...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,904
Posted By A.J. Holst
This may be a liability that is not...

This may be a liability that is not covered...improper installation / not to accepted methods or specifications.

Sure, the client gets their one year "warranty" but if it is not done properly, it...
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