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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:20 PM   #781
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Looks like a lot of other Florida floors I see. 100's of them, actually, a few thousand this year alone when you count 4 seperate development projects.
Uhhhhh, it is only the 18th of January! That right there is intense.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:31 PM   #782
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I just redid 1000 sf of tile that was 10 yrs old. Homeowner said they first thought someone was shooting a gun - just hearing the ping of tile popping. Tile wasn't bonded to slab at all - only to the dust on the floor.
The part that amazes me about this is that it stayed down for 10 years! One would think it wouldn't last a year or two.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #783
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the job we ripped out today was only down for 3-4 years.
it was all hollow and this is how easy it was all coming up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CM0UY8qdmo
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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #784
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The locally produced thinset here comes in red bags marked "wall mix" and blue bags marked "floor mix" I was told by the manufacturer that the otherwise identical bags are different colors because most of the installers can't read 'wall', 'floor', or the instructions. Its less than $4 a bag.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #785
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is that's the Easy Float Wall & Floor mud from Master Tile ?
it's for shower pans. I don't think I have ever seen too many installers buying the wall mud since they never really need it.

if this is the stuff they use for thinset there they have real problems.
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mostly new construction then? That's Good for business.
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Hold on I am trying to find a pic. I see tons of this crap flying out the door. Don't want to type in a name but a pic will work. Dang it their web site doesn't have a pic.

Luckily you guys aren't in Tex, rite?


maybe that will work, or should I take out the comma?
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Unread 01-18-2010, 09:07 PM   #788
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Unread 01-21-2010, 05:26 PM   #789
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This is an accident waiting to happen, not to mention being horribly out of level.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 05:44 PM   #790
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Wow Brian,don't you wish all tear-outs were that easy?Would make life much easier for us if they all came out like that video shows.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 05:56 PM   #791
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Michael ,
I wish they all did come up that easy, we do get a good amount of tile coming up like that.
the hacks keeps us working
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Unread 01-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #792
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Joe that bar top is crazy bad.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:19 PM   #793
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I'm ain't afraid to name drop... Like most of the tile work in TX, the wonderful Tex Rite products produced here suck too. Their thinset is the only stuff that's given me raspberries on my fingers.

Their grout sucks too. No matter how much you mix, there's pigment streaks. It's nice and cheap though, so they move plenty of that junk...
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #794
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Around here theres no small companys making grout or thinset only the big guys, Tec Laticrete Custom, Mapei and Ardex.
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Anyone ever use the ardex stuff? I have not. Sounds like different stuff
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