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Old 05-31-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Plumber went in bath and used a drop cloth that was sitting in place for painting, to switch a toilet out on.

Some funny water drained, and some of that green looking wax.

Tried denatured alcohol and spirits and neither would get the slime out.
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Tell that turd herder he owes you a drop

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Yup, he definitely he owes you. The dumb-ss ingrate could have kicked it to the side and brought his own bag/plastic whatever. You got dissed bigly.
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Every stain a story.

You'll never forget that turd herder now.

I was working with a painter once on a lively job and he came over with a brush loaded with this awful green the HO picked and dabbed our radio with it.
"Now you'll always remember this job! "
10 years out and he was right. I will never forget Grant St. Last hood north of Bloomfield Ave.
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Ship it to Easy...for the memories of this thread.
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Don't for a second think I wouldn't stretch and frame it.
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We have elevated this thread. And I didn't have the remotest tingly inkling that it was possible. Well done.
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My wife and I are really into drop art.
Any time we have to spray something we try to lay it out for maximum coolness.
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Plumber went in bath and used a drop cloth that was sitting in place for painting, to switch a toilet out on.

Some funny water drained, and some of that green looking wax.

Tried denatured alcohol and spirits and neither would get the slime out.
Wash it washing machine, laundromat. HOT HOT, will get the wax out,bleach may help with the stains. LOL works with the tightey whiteys LOL No different than getting that chit on & off your jeans.


Now you can send it to me, I'll use it for a photography backdrop. Color pallet sounds like harmonies of modern grunge (AKA chit)
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"Harmonies of Modern Grunge"

We may have something here, boys.
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Wash it washing machine, laundromat. HOT HOT, will get the wax out,bleach may help with the stains. LOL works with the tightey whiteys LOL No different than getting that chit on & off your jeans.


Now you can send it to me, I'll use it for a photography backdrop. Color pallet sounds like harmonies of modern grunge (AKA chit)
I had a buddy whose family owned a dry cleaners. He would wash my drop cloths in the commercial washers for me .

One time he washed a bunch of the rubber back drops for me , they came out of the dryer in a big ball all stuck together
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Tell him to pay you the 12 bucks or you're taking him to court.


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You wash your small drops? Mine just get used until they suddenly get used to lay under the truck as something to lay on, or the other day one got used to put the dirt on from planting trees. They are consumables. I prefer clean and new for each job. Depending on the job, it might last two.

If my plumber needed a drip, I'd just toss him one.

I think you over think these things.

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Shout it out.

I have a tarp neatly folded and stored in a garage that is completely covered with cat hair.

New home, used one time.

But seriously, is there any reason you couldn't drag the tarp out to your backyard, soak the offended area with solvent, then spray it clean with the garden hose?
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You wash your small drops? Mine just get used until they suddenly get used to lay under the truck as something to lay on, or the other day one got used to put the dirt on from planting trees. They are consumables. I prefer clean and new for each job. Depending on the job, it might last two.

If my plumber needed a drip, I'd just toss him one.

I think you over think these things.

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Cut it off or out.

I used to use a 4 x 6 drop all the time.

He didnít put the toilet right in the middle of the big one did he?


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...One time he washed a bunch of the rubber back drops for me , they came out of the dryer in a big ball all stuck together
This one is rubber backed. So some of that stuff may get trapped down in there. Thought I may wash it in a commercial dryer and let air dry. Or trash it.

Plumber is actually a nice guy. Just isn't all that attuned to clean finish work as opposed to what he normally does.

Walking out to the vehicle ever since I voice has been telling me "Forgive...Forgive"

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This one is rubber backed. So some of that stuff may get trapped down in there. Thought I may wash it in a commercial dryer and let air dry. Or trash it.

Plumber is actually a nice guy. Just isn't all that attuned to clean finish work as opposed to what he normally does.

Walking out to the vehicle ever since I voice has been telling me "Forgive...Forgive"
i agree, way too much drama here for a dam drop cloth....
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Having done a lot of painting in high end residential, I can say that clean drop cloths are essential.

I keep very clean drops just for interior work , always keep one side free of paint so there is a clean side in contact with the costumers property. Once they start to get painted up and gritty , I move them to exterior duty .

The cost of a drop cloth is not the problem here at all , it is a question of respect for another trades tools and property .

I would not hesitate for one second to let said plumber know my drop cloth was damaged by him and I didnít appreciate it .

Depending on the day, my mood , and the plumberís response, there might be some drama.

That was not just a drop cloth , it was Artinallís drop cloth , not plumberís drop cloth .
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Having done a lot of painting in high end residential, I can say that clean drop cloths are essential.

I keep very clean drops just for interior work , always keep one side free of paint so there is a clean side in contact with the costumers property. Once they start to get painted up and gritty , I move them to exterior duty .

The cost of a drop cloth is not the problem here at all , it is a question of respect for another trades tools and property .

I would not hesitate for one second to let said plumber know my drop cloth was damaged by him and I didn’t appreciate it .

Depending on the day, my mood , and the plumber’s response, there might be some drama.

That was not just a drop cloth , it was Artinall’s drop cloth , not plumber’s drop cloth .
I'll kindly ask him next time I see him - how do you get that wax out? But he may not know.

Based on the only other one of his at the job that looked 10 yrs moldy.

The other question is: why do so many plumbers leave their cuts, etc, laying around when they leave? So many plumbers are not into cleanliness period. They deal with heavy waste.

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