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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-06-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 35,301
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Hello everyone. Resurrecting the dead, I know. ...

Hello everyone. Resurrecting the dead, I know. Does anyone know if the yellowing of bright white epoxy grout, specifically Spectra Lock, is still an issue? I have a backsplash and a bathroom...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Shawn Prentice
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Thanks much, Brian.

Thanks much, Brian.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Thanks for the reply, Davy.

Thanks for the reply, Davy.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Exterior limestone repair advice

I guess I must have pissed someone/s here off to get 108 views and 2 responses. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By Shawn Prentice
I tape the seams with mesh, coat with thinset,...

I tape the seams with mesh, coat with thinset, then hydroban the seams/corners and fasteners.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By Shawn Prentice
You don't have to wait. After you set the last...

You don't have to wait. After you set the last screw, you can start tiling.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,612
Posted By Shawn Prentice
I'm sure Square respects the wishes of the credit...

I'm sure Square respects the wishes of the credit card companies.

"Significant portions of the Network Rules are available to the public at usa.visa.com and www.mastercard.com."

"Network Rules...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,612
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Sure you can recover the CC transaction fees, but...

Sure you can recover the CC transaction fees, but according to most major CC companies merchant rules, you can't make the people that use credit cards pay more than the ones who don't unless you do...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,612
Posted By Shawn Prentice
You better check into that more so you don't get...

You better check into that more so you don't get into trouble. I know many credit cards don't allow it to be done that way.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Contact this company :http://www.senpro.com/. ...

Contact this company :http://www.senpro.com/. They may be able to help. While I haven't done what you propose, I have completely removed cutback over concrete with their products before setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,726
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Just scrape/cut out the thinset with a sharp...

Just scrape/cut out the thinset with a sharp utility knife.

Dry fit the edging.

Use a putty knife or the back of your margin trowel to stuff some thinset under the tiles.

Slip in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,726
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,731
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Recommendations are a fine starting place, but...

Recommendations are a fine starting place, but more investigation must be done to be sure the particular contractor is right for the project. What one person thinks is quality work can be quite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,731
Posted By Shawn Prentice
I suspect the reason for many, if not all, of...

I suspect the reason for many, if not all, of these types of threads is because these contractors aren't checked out prior to hiring them. A contractor who does the quality of work as shown in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,551
Posted By Shawn Prentice
I completely agree. I should add to my previous...

I completely agree. I should add to my previous statement to clarify the direction I was going: The homeowner needs to have a serious talk with the contractor and he/they may decide it is best to...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Brian, here is a forum with lots of info: ...

Brian, here is a forum with lots of info: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/

Chances are the question you have has already been answered, so you really wouldn't need to sign up. I've found a lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,551
Posted By Shawn Prentice
This shows he has little experience with mosaic...

This shows he has little experience with mosaic and isn't meticulous in his work.



If someone said that to me about a new floor I was paying for, it would be their closing statement.

...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-26-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Yep, there's nothing like homebrew. Bottled 3...

Yep, there's nothing like homebrew. Bottled 3 batches 2 weeks ago: English style pale, a brown ale, and an oatmeal stout.

Got a yeast starter going yesterday for a big (9% or so) chocolate stout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,141
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Coping Skills covered the wages. And no license...

Coping Skills covered the wages. And no license and insurance is pretty sad. There are legitimate contractors out of work because of guys like him. That's all I'll say on that.





You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,141
Posted By Shawn Prentice
$105 per day? Are you kidding? I'm guessing he...

$105 per day? Are you kidding? I'm guessing he is not licensed, not insured, doesn't pay taxes, i.e. he is operating his business illegally. Nobody, I mean nobody, in business for themselves can...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,877
Posted By Shawn Prentice
OP, Travis, by your own admission you are...

OP, Travis, by your own admission you are inexperienced and will probably be tearing out your own work because you did it wrong, but you are ready to start charging for your services?

Please...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,877
Posted By Shawn Prentice
It's been that way here for decades.

It's been that way here for decades.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,947
Posted By Shawn Prentice
Gabe, I totally agree. It is important for the...

Gabe, I totally agree. It is important for the contractor to follow the rules for being in business in their particular state. That is the first step of qualifying your contractor...making sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,947
Posted By Shawn Prentice
No beef, just making sure the facts are straight....

No beef, just making sure the facts are straight.




Here in Omaha is no different from anywhere else. There are contractors that are good and ones that aren't.

To be fair, there are...
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