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Old 06-02-2019, 06:39 AM   #21
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i agree, way too much drama here for a dam drop cloth....


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Old 06-02-2019, 07:17 AM   #22
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i agree, way too much drama here for a dam drop cloth....
Ain't that the truth.

As for cleaning a drop with wax stains, try soap & water, not solvents.
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I for one understand your frustration, artinall .

I’d bet a lot of the posters here that dismiss your drop cloth as insignificant , would flip out over a tape rule or a torpedo level being damaged in such a careless manner

At what price does a possession become worthy of others respect ?
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I for one understand your frustration, artinall .

I’d bet a lot of the posters here that dismiss your drop cloth as insignificant , would flip out over a tape rule or a torpedo level being damaged in such a careless manner

At what price does a possession become worthy of others respect ?
Ive been in the OP's situation. Maybe it wasn't a drop, but it was still mine & used without my permission. I didn't come to CT & start a dramatic post, I talked to the abuser & worked it out in an adult way. I don't like drama. We live in a new world where everyone feels the need to always be outraged & share their outrage on social media instead of having calm adult conversations in private.
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I’m not at all suggesting he should whoop the plumber’s azz or even cuss him out . I am saying it should be brought up , if for no other reason than to prevent such things in the future.

I think we have all had some such incidents occurs on the job , sometimes it may even be us who steps on toes .

I agree that it should be handled maturely but not ignored.

Respect must sometimes be demanded
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I’m not at all suggesting he should whoop the plumber’s azz or even cuss him out . I am saying it should be brought up , if for no other reason than to prevent such things in the future.

I think we have all had some such incidents occurs on the job , sometimes it may even be us who steps on toes .

I agree that it should be handled maturely but not ignored.

Respect must sometimes be demanded
I don't recall it being suggested it be ignored, just that its a lot of drama over something small that could have been handled face to face on the job site.
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I don't recall it being suggested it be ignored, just that its a lot of drama over something small that could have been handled face to face on the job site.
I agree with this . If this had of been me it would have been addressed immediately.

I don’t know if artinall was trying to make a big deal of this here as much as just venting a little .
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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 .

One could easily believe that drop was there to protect the floor for everyone. Could've been the home owners which is highly probable or the GC. Whomever called the plumber.



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I agree with this . If this had of been me it would have been addressed immediately.

I don’t know if artinall was trying to make a big deal of this here as much as just venting a little .
He can vent. Somebody trashes another trades stuff - ain't cool.
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I've sat my arse right in one of those old wax rings and brake cleaner plus garden hose put the jeans back into service.

Serves me right too.
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I've sat my arse right in one of those old wax rings and brake cleaner plus garden hose put the jeans back into service.



Serves me right too.


Did you have to take the pants off first?


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Did you have to take the pants off first?


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Yeah, and waited until I got home. Which surprised me, as I'm not known for my patience.
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One could easily believe that drop was there to protect the floor for everyone. Could've been the home owners which is highly probable or the GC. Whomever called the plumber.



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Yes , it is possible that Mr Plumber believed the drop cloth fairy fluttered in and laid a drop out just for him .

I would still have to inform him that he was mistaken

The funny thing is , I had a very similar experience, plumber came to replace a toilet in a bathroom that I had set up to paint .

I went to another room to work . A little while later, the plumber hands me a brand new drop cloth , still in the plastic .

“ What’s this for “, I queried

“Sorry , we messed up your drop cloth “ was the reply

I refused to accept it , told him to take it back to the store or keep it on his truck . He only got mine wet .

This plumber knew that there is no drop cloth fairy
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I don't recall it being suggested it be ignored, just that its a lot of drama over something small that could have been handled face to face on the job site.
Didn't see it until he was gone.
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Yes , it is possible that Mr Plumber believed the drop cloth fairy fluttered in and laid a drop out just for him .



I would still have to inform him that he was mistaken



The funny thing is , I had a very similar experience, plumber came to replace a toilet in a bathroom that I had set up to paint .



I went to another room to work . A little while later, the plumber hands me a brand new drop cloth , still in the plastic .



“ What’s this for “, I queried



“Sorry , we messed up your drop cloth “ was the reply



I refused to accept it , told him to take it back to the store or keep it on his truck . He only got mine wet .



This plumber knew that there is no drop cloth fairy


I didn't say that. I said a GC or a home owner. Very plausible. No since in beefing up the drama. Unless of course you feel you need to.


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Ive been in the OP's situation. Maybe it wasn't a drop, but it was still mine & used without my permission. I didn't come to CT & start a dramatic post, I talked to the abuser & worked it out in an adult way. I don't like drama. We live in a new world where everyone feels the need to always be outraged & share their outrage on social media instead of having calm adult conversations in private.
The OP had a cleaning question, and gave the context. Where's the drama in that? And we have riffed on far stupider stuff.

I took it to be about respecting other's stuff. So sorry.

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I didn't say that. I said a GC or a home owner. Very plausible. No since in beefing up the drama. Unless of course you feel you need to.


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Yes , it is possible that Mr Plumber believed the drop cloth fairy fluttered in and laid a drop out just for him .

I would still have to inform him that he was mistaken

The funny thing is , I had a very similar experience, plumber came to replace a toilet in a bathroom that I had set up to paint .

I went to another room to work . A little while later, the plumber hands me a brand new drop cloth , still in the plastic .

“ What’s this for “, I queried

“Sorry , we messed up your drop cloth “ was the reply

I refused to accept it , told him to take it back to the store or keep it on his truck . He only got mine wet .

This plumber knew that there is no drop cloth fairy
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I didn't say that. I said a GC or a home owner. Very plausible. No since in beefing up the drama. Unless of course you feel you need to.


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No need for drama at all , if you mess up something that doesn’t belong to you , you need to replace it or pay for it .



At the very least an apology is in order



Dollar value does not matter


You missed my point. Had he thought that was there to protect the floor from him and put there by the GC or HO his intent was to use it and make sure all wax went on the drop. Maybe he figured it was intended for him.


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