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Unread 08-18-2014, 05:06 PM   #301
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Wow, looks nice on the waterway. That mapeicm is interesting, is it premixed fat mud?
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Unread 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM   #302
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Unread 08-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #303
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It goes up to 4" or 6" with aggregate. Cures in six hours.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 06:49 PM   #304
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Thanks to Mapei for such a great end to an excellent training session.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 08:45 PM   #305
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You know all that training about cement.....and how it sets up....and how it has these fingers that grow...and then connect...and then make it Superman strong?

We get it.

Well, except Rick and Wiley and Paul.

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Unread 08-20-2014, 07:29 AM   #306
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Thanks to all of the John Bridgers for stopping by Deerfield Beach and hanging out with us for a few days. Here is a picture of the 'wheel' we made while you were here with our products and your creativity:

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For those that didn't get to attend, we hope to be able to host the JB forum again in the near future. We had a great time getting to know the group better.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 07:50 AM   #307
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Thank you Dan, and the rest of the great folks at Mapei for having us. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 10:40 AM   #308
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Yes thank you Dan and crew!
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Unread 08-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #309
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Made it home safe and sound. I'd like to thank JB, Marge and the crew for putting together a wonderful event and Sam, Dan, Brian and the folks at Mapei for putting together and hosting a very informative and well thought-out event.

If any of you have not made it to any of these events I HIGHLY recommend trying to make it to the next one. I know it's a pain to pull time out of your schedule and try to work everything around it, but you will not regret it one bit. The sheer amount of information, the exposure to products and methods and, most importantly I think, the interaction and back-and-forth which helps you understand what is developed, why and how it benefits your installations is worth the time. Being able to understand why and how these products should be used in certain applications will do nothing but benefit your business. It is worth your time.

I have a metric shit-ton (technical term) of pictures I'll be posting over the next few days. If I happen to misidentify someone or miss anyone please forgive me, I'm a bit tired.

I'll start with the tile 'wheel' Dan posted above. One of the main points of the mosaics (for me, anyway) is that when properly mixed, installed and cleaned the grout will not shrink and cause cracking on it's own - even when left on the tile a bit longer than it should be. It will also remain color-consistent. The distance between tiles the grout spans, especially in CX's and Paul's TYW logo, is clearly more than any of us may see on any typical jobsite. It is sturdy, it is stable and it will do what you ask it to do - when mixed and cleaned (mostly) in the correct manner. Someone can feel free to add to that - that's just what I pulled from the demonstration. Well, that and we have some very creative people running around here.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #310
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especially in CX's and Paul's TYW logo,
Add Nelson to crew. He was a big help. I just washed sponges.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #311
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This is Sam, our main presenter. He can't talk without his hands - we saw a video that proved it.
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Jim (Jadnashua), JB, Janie, Leon (LGB), Davem
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Paul (Cabot & Rowe), Gary Kight (Gary K), Obie Flett (Obie 1), John Koessler (DoItRight), Dan Kramer and I don't know who the Mapei employee on the end it, I'm sure someone can help out.
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Dave (wiley) making sure Sam gets the correct style points while demonstrating eco-prim grip.
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I don't remember this Mapei employee's name either (it's Carmelo) but that's Luke (initiate) mixing the slc and Paul showing disgust with the lack of style points.
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Sam, CX, Mapei (<that means I don't remember their name), and Obie in the back, Joe Lenner and Luke (initiate) pouring the slc.
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Sam explaining to Luke the proper finishing technique (support the pole, you're only brushing the top, not dragging), Marge in the background checking her pinterest account (?), Dan Kramer's head, Davem and CX's shoulder.
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Sam demonstrating proper style points to Luke, in the background Leon (LGB) holding up that corner of the wall, Marge checking her facebook, that's Dan Kramer holding up that corner stud, CX once again poking at something that was just installed, Davem checking his linkedin account, Hope (HMDuplec) holding up another stud and about half of Jim (jadnashua).
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That's all tonight, I have to go take a nap. I'll post more tomorrow after work.
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After one of my favorites. This is Davem, Jeff (silvercitytile) and Mapei's Tom in the background - and Sam. Yes, that is his personality. Makes learning the sheer amount of information much easier. Style points. Always have to have style points.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 10:38 PM   #314
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Mapei's Tom in the last one. Carmelo is the other unnamed Mapei guy with Luke. Good pics, Roger. Just home myself, more later. I'm Beat!
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Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Everyone on Mapei's end and on this side.

To me it was an invaluable experience.

I learned a lot talking to all of you from the forum. Every piece of advice you all gave is much appreciated. I can't thank you enough.

All the training from Mapei was excellent. I was able to take a lot of things away that I will be able to apply at work.

I even got myself a sun burn before I left.
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