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Unread 10-10-2004, 11:16 PM   #16
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It is VERY hard to believe. I was astonished when I arrived to give a bid on restoring this customer's "new" home.

You're in Boerne. This home just happens to be in Boerne off Ranger Creek Road. The setter who did this floor lives in Boerne . . . the builder too. You didn't happen to build any homes off Ranger Creek Road, did you? LOL Just kidding.
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Unread 10-10-2004, 11:24 PM   #17
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Ah, one of our new "custom" tract subdivisions?

I don't wanna guess who the builder is. I know a couple who it ain't, though.

Do tell who is the builder and the tile contractor.

And gimme the address if you're still workin' over there. I'll stop by and say howdy and make fun of what you're doin'.
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Unread 10-11-2004, 01:32 PM   #18
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Difficult to believe a professional tile mechanic would leave something like that.
I think the operative word is "professional" in that sentence CX.... What a nightmare!
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Unread 10-11-2004, 04:39 PM   #19
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I went by and looked at the job. Murray wasn't exagerating. Que mess!

He and his helper were on their knees scratchin' away at it like unto a couple little beavers, they was. And they's gonna be there a loooong time.

The worst part of the story is that the tile floor isn't the most serious part of that owner's problems. By a wide margin, it's not the biggest problem. It's one of those houses that give "Builders" a bad name. And soon as I find out who did the building, I'm gonna do all I can to make him locally famous.

Sad situation, for sure.
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Unread 10-11-2004, 05:10 PM   #20
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That's too bad. I know of several contractors up here that are the same way. They'd rather brag about the dozens (plural) of houses they put up each year, rather than doing a few and doing em right. The quest for the almighty buck, I guess.
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Unread 10-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #21
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Murray, try mixing your acid solution with a light colour sawdust and use a rag to rub it over the joints and tile.
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Unread 10-13-2004, 12:29 PM   #22
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Looks like cake frosting on the tub skirt!!! thats more than a small amount of grout haze. Where is the tile setter????
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Unread 10-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #23
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Looks like he's on his way back from the bank after cashing a check for 90% of the contract after doing 80% of the work....
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Unread 02-05-2005, 06:20 PM   #24
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You just answered your own question, CX. It definitely wasn't a professional tile installer. More like a very green DIY'er. Finished floor looks good, though. Nice job
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Unread 02-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #25
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I think I know that tile setter. He did a job here a while back; did the same thing. When I asked him why he wasn't cleaning up his grout, he gave me a puzzled look. Then I said " what a mess"; he looked at me with fear in his eyes, shouted " I.N.S. !!!" , and the whole crew ran screaming away.

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Unread 02-05-2005, 07:31 PM   #26
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I like that eric
very funny
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Unread 02-05-2005, 07:32 PM   #27
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don't we call that a "builder special"
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Unread 02-05-2005, 07:39 PM   #28
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looks like 3 of those tiles came from a different die lot j/k
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Unread 02-05-2005, 07:41 PM   #29
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Those are signature tiles!
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Unread 02-06-2005, 11:45 PM   #30
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is that a versaille pattern?, looks like it. i dont understand how a setter who
can install that pattern , have such a lack of grout skill.
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