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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:52 PM   #1531
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Can anyone guess why the grout cracked? There are also cracked tiles, but this pic shows why a membrane is needed.

I think I'll use this pic on my next "competitive bid" when the owner wonders why I'm more expensive than the other guys.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:57 PM   #1532
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Good ammo for the war.

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Unread 09-11-2010, 01:12 PM   #1533
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commercial hacking!

yikes!

no mesh tape on CBU joints, nice 1' cut in corner and a cute 3/4" gap at ceiling.

ohh well just grout it.

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Don't forget those professional looking cardboard spacers
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Unread 09-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #1535
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How did you take those pics? Are you staking out the job sites?
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Unread 09-11-2010, 04:48 PM   #1536
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i like the cut they covered and marked out to cut later.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 05:13 PM   #1538
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At least they're using a ledger board?

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Unread 09-11-2010, 06:54 PM   #1539
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$2 says they wipe that pencil mark off and forget to cut the hole. When did Home Despot stop selling tile nippers????
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Unread 09-11-2010, 07:07 PM   #1540
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i like the cut they covered and marked out to cut later.
with thinset its a pain to leave there. tile sucked water out of thinset, more work
to scrape and re-spread.
might as well just marked, cut and installed while there.
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They even marked the cut wrong. Its a single gang box in a larger style metal box, they marked the entire box instead of the actual opening for the outlet.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #1542
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And that outlet looks 220v ?
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Unread 09-12-2010, 09:29 AM   #1543
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it COULD be 220 - but that isnt why it is a double gang box. If you only need one switch or outlet but you have a bunch of wires feeding in and out and need the space you can use a double gang box and one of those single gang 'mud rings'. Sheetrockers can plaster right up to it so it appears to just be a single gang opening.
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Brian, what was this job? A commerical kitchen? Hammy
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kyle,

my whole house has those type of metal boxes in it. I think they are annoying.
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