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Unread 11-27-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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tls vs rubi

hey mick looks as if rubi has a similar product out i just an email.... the straps look the same and the caps are circles... anybody else seen this yet
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Unread 11-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Yea I just looked at it too?? Whats up MICK!!!!
Link to Rubis tile leveling ststem>>>
http://www.rubi.com/crm/09015_colecc...B_2009_ing.pdf
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Unread 11-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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im searching rubi now..........shame that so many poeple have to copy off another mans dream
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Unread 11-27-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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there's a few out there.
if you need it and want to use a product like these.

http://www.tile-eze.com/MarblePlane/MarblePlane.html

I don't use them but to me it seems like the TLS is a little better and thought out more.
I don't know how good it's made but I'm sure it's a better product also.
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Unread 11-27-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Rubi looks like a cheap knockoff, even shows picture of their sucky tile spacer in the background, looks kindqa like the Raimondi spacer, but isn't. Same for their leveling tool.

Tile EZE thing. $16.50 per spring loaded clip thingy?!?!!! Will metal base legs scratch stone?

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Unread 11-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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plus you have to use each "thingy" and leave it there.
unlike leaving just the caps.
seems like a lot to buy.
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well were is mick he was here but hasnt posted
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does he need to ?
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I am just guessing he is on the phone and lighting fires.

We always figured there would be some followers as the idea is so good.
I think these guys are taking a huge risk that will cost them in the long run.
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On receiving legal advice, I'm not at liberty to comment, other than to say that we will be aggressively pursuing anyone who manufactures, distributes, sells, advertise or promote any like product(s), that infringes on any of our patents, or patent pending products for damages to the full extent of the law,regardless of said infringement is domestic or foreign.


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Unread 11-27-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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i know you cant comment but was trying to show you whats out there... at least qep is not even close but rubi is..........was currious to see if anyone has bought the rubi system
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Unread 11-27-2009, 04:20 PM   #12
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Well for starters the screeding thinset in the Rubi pic is horrible. What a mess.

I have invented a few things myself and also am a US Patent holder. Defending yourself can be quite costly and you have to do it. An excellent patent lawyer who writes the original patent application is worth every penny. The reviewers at the USPO are not the brightest at times and can be snowballed into granting patents on similar items. Keep us posted about this fight.
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Kinda like Schluter and Blanke. Orange vs. Blue; Square vs. Round

You know you have something when there are knock-offs
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I'm not a TLS user but that rubi system looks worthless..... you just push those cups down by hand? Doesn't look to hot to me-
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Damn Mick! Your english is perfect now!
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