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Old 03-13-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Got to a trim job today the boss picked up over the weekend. To make a long story short, the guy had a fire and got a fat insurance check to fix damages. Decided to try the work himself to save money. Called us only to do the trim and floors. I was in awe when I saw some of his work. Mainly the tile jobs. I almost cried.

This is a finished tile job.




Interesting job with the durarock.


These cabinets are installed.


How do you like those big ole honkin' silver screws?


I've never seen so much spray insulation used in my life. I can't wait to cut all that crap off.

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Old 03-13-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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Was the guy there watching you take pictures of his beautiful handywork? Does he even know that it all looks like cr@p

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Wow nice um pics. The tile choices are top "notch".
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Unfortunately, that is what you tend to get today. The foam part, I can overlook. I do the same myself. IMHO too much is better than too little and it's easily trimmed off.
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He thinks it looks great. Didn't care that I took the pics. He said he knows some of it is (in his words) "Not top notch", but he doesn't care. He wants to move in in 10 days. Go figure.

As far as the foam. I never let the foam get much further out that maybe an 1/4" past the window. It can be a huge pain to waste time trying to cut all the crap off. But that's not the issue. When you put so much foam into the gaps that it compresses the window frame and starts to make the window harder to slide in certain parts, that is a problem.
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LOL, that tile job brings back memories. My homie's stuff looked about like that too!
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I don't care how far it comes out, it trims easily. I want to make sure that all voids are full. You may want to check the foam that you are using, your attachment or the quality of the windows, I've never had that problem.
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What am I missing??

give it upto the DIY'er LMFAO!!!
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People like that fella keep us all in business.

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:53 PM   #10
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Unfortunately, it's in a roundabout way. The HO has already been stuffed once.
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That kinda looks like the subdivision i live in but i'm in Illiniois.
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I don't care how far it comes out, it trims easily. I want to make sure that all voids are full. You may want to check the foam that you are using, your attachment or the quality of the windows, I've never had that problem.
Great pics - thanks!!! As to the foam, I'd rather overfill like Teetor. They make different types of foam, check your product. Some say specifically that they do not expand and tweak windows.
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I always use the low expansion stuff. I'm not the one that put that foam into the gaps. The homeowner did. My foam never causes the windows to tighten up.
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That looks like the old crash course from HD on tile setting, "PRICELESS".
HO allways seem to locate the hardest materails to install,funny I dont see any hacked crown molding (for those pesky corner seams) or chair rail (used for drywall seams 4 feet off the floor)
Last one I saw like this, I think the molding company had to put on a second shift to keep up with the guy, he had frigging molding on top of more molding.

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