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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-05-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By chesterflick
I was looking to see if the Union had quotas. I...

I was looking to see if the Union had quotas. I have heard yes and no. If you dont put in enough you are disciplined and if you outshine others and do more you are also disciplined.
We are starting...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-01-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By chesterflick
UNION Quotas

Hello folks, living the semi-retired life in Hawaii but still in the tile business helping a young company grow.
Unfortunately, there is a huge union presence here and in a twisted way it seems some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By chesterflick
Tile over control/saw joints

I think I have gone into a time warp guys. Correct me if I am wrong.
At one point in my career there were a few products that would allow us to tile over control/ saw cut joints and relocate to the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-20-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By chesterflick
To base or not to base that is the question

Hey guys. I have not posted here in a while but I am still in the tile biz after 40 years.
I have recently taken a job as a supervisor with a growing company.
The first job we did was a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-15-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By chesterflick
Is ths allowed in the forums?

I would like to ask for help with some job opportunities for tile setters.
I just dont want to violate any TOS
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-06-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By chesterflick
Ha. Yeah they always have something in mind....

Ha. Yeah they always have something in mind. Usually wrong. I should have to fight what to do with control joints on every job but I do. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-06-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By chesterflick
i work for a large flooring company. We have...

i work for a large flooring company. We have people who estimate, sell and manage projects. As a site superintendent i have to argue stuff all the time with my own company. It can be exhausting...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By chesterflick
Commercial Tile installation question

Hey guys. I have one that I don’t run into to often.
I have several thousand feet of large format (12x24) porcelain to install on cast in place columns and walls. I have installed tile on pre cast...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By chesterflick
Poured trenches above grade help

On a large commercial job where the contractor had to cut many new trenches in the concrete to accommodate plumbing, electrical and Mechanical. 80% of the floor is a large format tile. I cannot find...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By chesterflick
Ceramic tile installers needed.

Looking for commercial tile installers. Large volume flooring company in Atlanta area looking for ceramic tile installation. Conventional mud skills and waterproofing skills a plus.best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By chesterflick
elevation in commercials bathrooms

okay here is a problem and also how I handle it, usually.
I Have wall tile, base tile and floor tile. Wall substrates are perfect floor is flat but the perimeter of the room where the floor meets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By chesterflick
I would also like to add that I bid all my work...

I would also like to add that I bid all my work per plans and specs and have been using the TCA handbook for almost 40 years now. It is our industries bible. Make no mistake about that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By chesterflick
Manufactures trump the TCNA and almost every...

Manufactures trump the TCNA and almost every manufacturer prints the 1/3 rd pattern on their box. My position is to treat every tile and every application as needed. I don't have to read poppycock...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By chesterflick
many times if not always the quality of the tile...

many times if not always the quality of the tile you are using will dictate what size grout joint you should use to avoid lippage. then again some tile these days are so bad the it would not matter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,284
Posted By chesterflick
I have done hundreds of showers using liquid...

I have done hundreds of showers using liquid applied waterproofing over the mudbed. You start with everything in place clamping ring and drain. You set the drain lower then the level screed around...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,229
Posted By chesterflick
I am going into the hamburger business

I am sure tired of the tile business and arguing with those that don't know. If I have to argue with one more person about using thin set to fix substrate issues I am going to puke on them. I had a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-30-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,193
Posted By chesterflick
sponges and doodle pads

I need a source for sponges and doodle pads. I am so tired of installers not doing epoxy grout correctly. This week I had 2500 sq, ft of epoxy on 1x1 hex and the guys bring 30 sponges and 10 doodle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,731
Posted By chesterflick
waterproofing of the board would be optional per...

waterproofing of the board would be optional per TCNA.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By chesterflick
sometimes porcelain tile is underfired and grout...

sometimes porcelain tile is underfired and grout can stain and never come out because the pigments have sucked into the pores of the bisque. I have seen it especially on polished porcelain it has the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,085
Posted By chesterflick
Spectra lock on floors,: smear on floor only...

Spectra lock on floors,: smear on floor only what you can clean. I have been on jobs where they are still smearing at 3:00 in the afternoon. I usually stop the grout install at noon depending on how...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By chesterflick
Stone will not clean and some has been sealed

My favorite bluestone job has issues. Much of the stone will not come clean.
History: most of job on depressed slab. Stone installed with type S masonry and grouted the same. Stone has been was with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By chesterflick
need photos of movement failures

I need some really good photos of tile failures caused by movement. there are a few with google images but not a lot of good ones.
I am giving a presentation on them on Wednesday and want loots of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,769
Posted By chesterflick
I have been hired as the QC guy with our company....

I have been hired as the QC guy with our company. I am 40 years in the trade and have done mostly commercial work. I have been told by the owner that we are to follow all TCNA guidelines at all times...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By chesterflick
Thank goodness it has been cleaned and sealed and...

Thank goodness it has been cleaned and sealed and looks great . This is the mud job I talked about a few months back where the installer did not bond the mud to the slab and just rolled on some water...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By chesterflick
bluestone cleaning and sealing

The blue stone was grouted with type s masonry and never cleaned well. Now the contractor wants it cleaned and sealed. I can't seem to get it 100% cleaned using sulfamic (light) or some acidic...
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