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Unread 01-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #751
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It won't leak til they use it.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 11:39 PM   #752
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That idea they had on the floor looked kinda cool but what a bad way to go about it!!
it also looked bad when done. the pattern wasnt set square (12,3,6,9 oclock.)
it was all crooked and the mud had waves in it.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 12:01 AM   #753
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I wanna see the picture of the first time they try to use that shower.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #754
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Not horrific, but this one had all the bad elements...
1. Baaaad layout with slivers. Oh how I loathe slivers!
2. no caulking
3. bad cuts, no jamb saw
4. no mixing of lots, love how they've got a good Tetris thing going with the bunch of tiles darker all together.
5. Toekickers
... and on and on....
This is almost like where's Waldo. See how many stupid, little mistakes you can find!
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Unread 01-16-2010, 10:19 AM   #755
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Ouch, a lot of bad stuff since I've been gone a week.

As to Chris in South Carolina not being able to find a good pro for her install, the sad thing is that it is the home state of the TCNA and CTEF. Bizarre.

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Unread 01-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #756
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home state of the TCNA and CTEF
TCNA and CTEF???? Who/what are they?

The sad part about this thread is that now I'm finding flaws in tile everywhere, particularly my own house!! When I see they "Tile your World" logo on my screen, I keep adding RE to the front.

I've really learned a ton and enjoyed reading these threads, especially the best/worst/works in progress. Thank you all for providing me with all this humor in the midst of this catastrophe at a time when we really can't afford it.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 12:05 PM   #757
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TCNA- Tile Council of North America. THE head industry group. http://www.tileusa.com/speechindex.htm

CTEF- Ceramic Tile Education Foundation- tile school, they give classes..... to out of state installers.



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Unread 01-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #758
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My thoughts exactly, Gueuze.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #759
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well I hope that's not Mastic or Premixed.
I hope it's an old bucket and he has thinset in it

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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:09 PM   #760
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Good eye Brian. Sure looks like their type 1. ......at least he's certified.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #761
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I'll be the first to say I have mixed thinset in old mastic buckets plenty of times, I guess I am a hack since I used the mastic to wainscot and mixed thinset in it I may be at risk of somehow transferring that mastic residue onto the floor. You guys gotta draw a line somewhere.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:43 PM   #762
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Sure looks like a Mapei bucket, but not quite right for their Type 1 label, to me.

Them tiles that boy's installin' look bigger than 6x6-inches?
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Unread 01-17-2010, 07:45 AM   #763
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Leave him alone,he's a pro, can't you see his brag book propped up against the wall?
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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:05 PM   #764
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There is a picture of him in the 09 tcna handbook or ansi book that I have it has his name and company name in it too. He must be a decent installer if they are putting him in there.

Yep, Julio Contreras (sounds French to me) and his companys Dura Tile and Stone so I envy him for being in the handbook. It also looks like he uses a level to mix thinset.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:16 PM   #765
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You would think he would have some proknees.
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