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Unread 01-24-2008, 07:39 PM   #16
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Unread 01-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #17
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Hall of shame?

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Unread 01-24-2008, 09:26 PM   #18
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Don't blame the Big Box, blame the contractor.

People shouldn't even ask us how to do a shower reno. We don't get any training at all on that. We just want you to buy the stuff and get out of the store.....

HD slogan (You can do it......) is kind of misleading, something like 70% of sales are from contractors, not the DIYer which might explain them not wanting to spend the money on training the department personnel.

They don't even give employees a discount, so we are already not happy....

By the way, that bathroom looks like crap. Even I know not to build one that way.

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Unread 01-24-2008, 10:17 PM   #19
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The responsibility lies directly with the contractor.

HD just gave him a false sense of confidence. Like "anyone can do this - it's no big deal"

It was a bigger deal than he thought because he made almost as many mistakes as one could make - although he didn't use pre mixed thin set.

I'm seeing more and more of this all of the time. Not just customers trying to get a job done on the cheap either. They're paying top dollar for these turds. Wonder when someone's house is going to burn down or worse. It's bound to happen

Having said that - I have personally met several HD employees with excellent knowledge of plumbing, electrical, windows and doors. They are former pros and know their stuff.

How many former tile pros have I met at the 10 or so HDs I frequent around here? NONE. Ever. They're usually kids that know very little and are strong enough to straighten up and restock those pesky 50# bags and boards.

BTW Mark - not talking about you - seems like you do more than most

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Unread 01-24-2008, 10:19 PM   #20
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I don't have any affiliation with HD but I would have to agree with Mark on this one. There is no excuse for a CONTRACTOR to do such a sh*tty job and pros certainly shouldn't be relying on HD to teach them what to do. I doubt that HD advised someone to leave wooden sleepers on the shower base..
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Unread 01-24-2008, 10:25 PM   #21
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I doubt HD even new...

1. What a sleeper is..
2. the pan needed a slope..

Good..Fast..Cheap. Pick any 2...can't have all three
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