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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,565
Posted By Mad dog
the best motion for a drum sander...

...is if you could throw it off a cliff. But, it's too heavy, and you'll hurt your back. Better to get a bunch of dynamite and just blow it up.

Then go and rent a random orbital floor sander. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,097
Posted By Mad dog
Since you're in Milwaukee I know you can get...

Since you're in Milwaukee I know you can get plain old t-i-g subfloor plywood, should be about $20-25/sheet for 3/4 inch, which should be put across the joists with the grain perpendicular to them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,030
Posted By Mad dog
You used up all the grout you had? New bag

You used up all the grout you had?

New bag
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,398
Posted By Mad dog
Hey Kurtis! Long time dude... You still...

Hey Kurtis! Long time dude...

You still coming back to Wisconsin to fish walleyes? Every time I drive by that boat launch I think of you and someday I'm going to plop the boat in and check it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By Mad dog
I must say you DO need advice on the picture! ...

I must say you DO need advice on the picture! Maybe tilt it a little bit, see if you can hold the camera more steady, and then if not, tell us what it is!


Seriously, I would like to help but...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-09-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,905
Posted By Mad dog
Was someone putting in a new road or roof nearby?...

Was someone putting in a new road or roof nearby?

Maybe it's a new oil source?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,633
Posted By Mad dog
I found out the hard way a long time ago that you...

I found out the hard way a long time ago that you won't get a good bond with tiles that were very cold, especially with unmodified thinset. I had a job where the tiles were stored in a garage in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-09-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mad dog
Kind of saw it coming this way. These things...

Kind of saw it coming this way. These things usually have that smell to them. I have gotten into way too many time wasting situations like this when the end result is that there IS no job--in one...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-05-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mad dog
What do you pay for Ditra these days? Where?

I'm trying to revise my pricing and I have noticed some big differences in the cost of Ditra from various suppliers. I'm curious to see what you all are used to paying. Throw in Kerdi for extra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mad dog
Jon, I have used unsanded epoxy grout. It's...

Jon,

I have used unsanded epoxy grout. It's just as big of a sticky, gooey mess as an other epoxy product.

Using the Spectralock is very tolerable compared to the suicidal desire I've had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,092
Posted By Mad dog
I agree with everything Bob says here but thought...

I agree with everything Bob says here but thought I'd ask about the 3/16" thick tile? That seems awfully thin for floor tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 36,638
Posted By Mad dog
These unfortunate situations make enemies fast. ...

These unfortunate situations make enemies fast. As a contractor, I'd like to make a few points in hopes that it would contribute to a better future for everyone involved in a similar dispute. I've...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-02-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mad dog
CX: Yes, I did call Felker. Great people. ...

CX:

Yes, I did call Felker. Great people. Dave there was especially helpful. Before I called I did another voltage reading on the saw and now that it's been dry for over a month it showed no...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mad dog
hey thanks for all the replies--I've been working...

hey thanks for all the replies--I've been working on a big job out of state and didn't have time to check if anyone had written after the felker phone number post.

The model number is FTS-70 as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mad dog
I do a LOT of sawing. I have two Dewalts that...

I do a LOT of sawing. I have two Dewalts that are of the wormdrive variety that I've beat on for years and still like. I have a hitachi made for cement board that takes the bulk of the dust out of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,022
Posted By Mad dog
I've used Bostich roofing guns for twenty years. ...

I've used Bostich roofing guns for twenty years. Heavy and tough. Nails down hard. About 7 years ago I bought a lightweight Hitachi that I liked for a while but it did not hold up. I had it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mad dog
Felker--Shocking!

Hey everyone,

I've got something freaky going on with my felker saw. I took a nasty shock doing a mosaic tile floor--compounded by the fact that the bathroom gfi didn't trip, and I was kneeling...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-11-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By Mad dog
Dave, thanks for the advice-I'm with Musky Mike,...

Dave, thanks for the advice-I'm with Musky Mike, i just don't clean stuff...wouldn't have had a clue!

Always good to see you guys

~Scott
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By Mad dog
Iwould add one million dollars (cue austin...

Iwould add one million dollars (cue austin powers) for that much epoxy grout...

HAVE FUN DUDE!
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-09-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By Mad dog
cleaning slate tile

One of my good friends has a black slate tile shower surround and has been having a hard time trying to clean off the water stains/soap residue which have been accumulating for some time. He says...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-14-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By Mad dog
Beer. Bratwurst. Beer, building materials...

Beer. Bratwurst. Beer, building materials (mostly used) tools, Beer. Beer is so standard now i practically assume all the beer in their fridge is eventually coming to me I will just scarf it up. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-12-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By Mad dog
Thank you all for the advice. I had seen Cheng's...

Thank you all for the advice. I had seen Cheng's work in Fine Homebuilding, gave me the original idea years ago that i might be able to do this, but I had forgotten his name...will definitely get...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By Mad dog
Concrete countertops

Hey-

I haven't been around for a while and can't remember for sure, but it seems like someone here had some experience with making these and i have a customer willing to be my guinea pig with the...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mad dog
Way to go Marge! You are a lucky dog--been...

Way to go Marge! You are a lucky dog--been trying for years and keep gettin' passed over, maybe it's a gender bias thing (thinking lawsuit) and your appointment kinda helps reinforce the point! ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mad dog
Hey Krash Man! Off topic here, but did you...

Hey Krash Man!

Off topic here, but did you get to Wisconsin last fall for fishing? I haven't been around the forum as much, in fact I was off of work for 7 months last year with an injury;...
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