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Old 04-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #21
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i live in a are area where if u cant do a little of everything you are just gonna starve and there is no company near me that is a dedicated tile business and very few people in my area are big on tile. not like flordia
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:07 PM   #22
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so if im not doing it at a customers expense and asking questions here for good professional opinion then what have i gained?
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not like were scabs we are licensed and insured/bonded and been in business for 28 years doing roofing, construction and excavating.
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I wish I woulda had the Michael Byrne book befor i did my shower lol good info in there also bought john bridges tile your world to
The john bridge professional hangout forum would be a great place for you to polish up on tools, techniques, and materials.

You can also look at the 250 pages there of horrid/failed work. Because a smart man learns from his own mistakes and a wise man from others mistakes.
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Nice job rook. Now go clean the trowels and wet saw I've got a check to collect...
You forgot buckets. "don't ever throw away a bucket...they're gold!"

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you've got my respect by having the balls to still be here and the fortitude to learn how to get better even if it takes criticism. That's a helluva lot more than most are willing to do.
He's got bottom, fo sho. He had his moment, but regrouped and went back at it. He's got bottom, but wtf do I know....................
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Besides the off center issue you did good. I'll give you props too for eating all that $h!t and having the fortitude to come back.
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i live in a are area where if u cant do a little of everything you are just gonna starve
Yup. Go into the market area of an urban area and it's pretty much a whor--I imean obam--I mean--hispa---I mean mex---I mean......

Dizzying for the normal people not involved. For the normal people in the urban market areas, they already know this but are doing whatever they can just to keep their nose above water. The trick in that market (as dumbasses are always trolling for "tips and tricks" from others at the expense of others) is to be special, ya know, artistic.

So if you're a cabinet guy that has 50K in equipment to get going, you're going to be OK--ish. Everyone else, you best be an artiste.

Rural folks know the term "make work".
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Besides the off center issue you did good. I'll give you props too for eating all that $h!t and having the fortitude to come back.
Don't give him too much stoke--he used spacers....on stone!!!!!!!
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Why not get a job with someone to learn instead of learning at the customers expense?
As long as he backs up his work I have no issue learning on simple projects like this. I am with you if he was doing a shower or wet area, but a fireplace is pretty easy and inexpensive to redo.

I do like the idea of hanging with a pro and learning first hand. Unfortunately he did say that there aren't any tile contractors in his area. Kind of a rock and a hard place on this one.
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As long as he backs up his work I have no issue learning on simple projects like this. I am with you if he was doing a shower or wet area, but a fireplace is pretty easy and inexpensive to redo.

I do like the idea of hanging with a pro and learning first hand. Unfortunately he did say that there aren't any tile contractors in his area. Kind of a rock and a hard place on this one.
Well since you put it that way I guess I can be ok with it...
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Don't give him too much stoke--he used spacers....on stone!!!!!!!
I wasn't gonna mention that, you just couldn't resist could you lmao!
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Why not get a job with someone to learn instead of learning at the customers expense?
"Hey local tile guy. I am john from john construction and would like to get some tile experience so I can take jobs from you. Can you give me a job working with you so I can learn?"
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"Hey local tile guy. I am john from john construction and would like to get some tile experience so I can take jobs from you. Can you give me a job working with you so I can learn?"
Seriously u read my mind
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I wasn't gonna mention that, you just couldn't resist could you lmao!
Huh? What? What are you talking about?
Have I shown you my new tiling hat?
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"Hey local tile guy. I am john from john construction and would like to get some tile experience so I can take jobs from you. Can you give me a job working with you so I can learn?"
I'm up to speed ya know, I've been watching videos on the internet and going to various boards and as my first post, asking a "how-to" or "tips and tricks" question. OK, my only post, but I use different accounts so I do it often.

So, whatcha say? Wanna teach me what you do for a living?

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I'm up to speed ya know, I've been watching videos on the internet and going to various boards and as my first post, asking a "how-to" or "tips and tricks" question. OK, my only post, but I use different accounts so I do it often.

So, whatcha say? Wanna teach me what you do for a living?
I have no problem with that.
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Be sure to lend them your tools too. I had a guy once ask me to lay it out for him so he could do it. Ya know, one of the many reasons why I don't like residential.
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Be sure to lend them your tools too. I had a guy once ask me to lay it out for him so he could do it. Ya know, one of the many reasons why I don't like residential.
Yeah, that makes sense.

You do know there is absolutely nothing on these forums that people can't find in 18 other places with video and pictures to boot right?
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