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Forum: Flooring 08-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,066
Posted By fcfc
Subfloor movement and responsibility

Today I had yet another phone call in an ongoing matter that has me pulling my hair out.

To set up the scene, I installed a glue down Duraceramic tile over a hallway, bathroom, entryway that was...
Forum: Tiling 03-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,236
Posted By fcfc
The rule of thumb ive gone by, is if its against...

The rule of thumb ive gone by, is if its against a wall or under base, snapper is fine, but if its a show edge, i generally use a wetsaw.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,564
Posted By fcfc
Having been propelled into this situation myself....

Having been propelled into this situation myself. I would say this. Unless you truly know the people involved and are willing to sit 10-20 feet away from the aforementioned contractor or installer...
Forum: Flooring 12-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,893
Posted By fcfc
We run into this all the time. Our response is...

We run into this all the time. Our response is generally, we pull em for free (the labor is factored into the floor bid) but the customer is responsible for arranging the re-install (little ole...
Forum: Business 11-05-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,699
Posted By fcfc
I itemize my estimates to include breakouts for...

I itemize my estimates to include breakouts for demolition, and dealing with furniture, appliances, removal of old floor coverings etc. If people took a moment to reflect on why I break these items...
Forum: Business 11-05-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,989
Posted By fcfc
Asking for a budget isn't like asking what what...

Asking for a budget isn't like asking what what someone has in their wallet, its just what they are willing to spend based on their ideals in their head at that time. Most people enter remodels with...
Forum: Tiling 10-31-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,137
Posted By fcfc
If I have to break out the crayons to help you...

If I have to break out the crayons to help you comprehend...Look, I have other things in my life to attend to, I am hardly a schulter person as you accuse me of, though I do like most of their...
Forum: Tiling 10-31-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,137
Posted By fcfc
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tr.v. de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling,...
Forum: Flooring 10-31-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By fcfc
Back when my wife still rode shotgun on jobs we...

Back when my wife still rode shotgun on jobs we got a call from one of our regular customers, a hospital about 30 miles south of our home town. It was set up as a rush job to demo glue down carpet...
Forum: Flooring 10-26-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,734
Posted By fcfc
Ive been using adura either in the locksolid...

Ive been using adura either in the locksolid format for wood plank (and just adhering the outtermost edges down and letting the center 'float', or doing a glue down version with grout (for the tile...
Forum: Flooring 10-25-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,734
Posted By fcfc
Just got finished with a job. At the very end...

Just got finished with a job. At the very end the tech for the reinstall of the sliders insisted I pop staples or some sort of extra nails/staples at the edge where the slider comes onto the main...
Forum: Flooring 10-22-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,543
Posted By fcfc
I dont hate it, but it does make me nervous from...

I dont hate it, but it does make me nervous from time to time
Forum: Tiling 10-21-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,137
Posted By fcfc
There are methods for installing ditra...

There are methods for installing ditra (specifically mentioned by the original poster whose thread we have hijacked here) over vinyl, there are guidelines linked to from TCNA for how to do it. There...
Forum: Flooring 10-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,543
Posted By fcfc
Carpet installers....

I have heard rumour and blatant lies for years, all I know is what I have personally experienced. It seems to me to be a maxim, that you cut yourself worse on jobs with lighter carpet. I lost a...
Forum: Tiling 10-21-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,137
Posted By fcfc
What affects an installation for tile comes down...

What affects an installation for tile comes down to degrees of risk. Any tile job can fail for any number of reasons. Circumstances beyond the control of the installer or homeowner can lead to...
Forum: Flooring 10-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,734
Posted By fcfc
Flooring in RVs

Something that we have taken upon ourselves in the past few years has been reflooring RV's in vinyl tile and plank flooring. I don't know how many other people have run across this, but some of the...
Forum: Business 10-21-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,148
Posted By fcfc
Having a policy or contractual terms for change...

Having a policy or contractual terms for change orders is great, make sure that is communicated clearly prior to starting. An educated customer tends to be less a burden than simply zapping someone...
Forum: Tiling 10-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,137
Posted By fcfc
Tiling over vinyl be it sheet or modular can be...

Tiling over vinyl be it sheet or modular can be done provided certain conditions are met. First, there only be one layer of vinyl. Second, that it be well adhered. Third that the floor still meet...
Forum: Flooring 10-21-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,169
Posted By fcfc
Just use any of the various underlayment products...

Just use any of the various underlayment products like MUL and create a floating glue down application of vinyl tile/plank, or one of the new interlocking products from mannington or the like. If...
Forum: Flooring 10-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,607
Posted By fcfc
why not put down some felt paper, self level or...

why not put down some felt paper, self level or feather patch out over the drain. This will still get you what you need for flatness, and if the floor fails or needs to be changed out at some point...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,313
Posted By fcfc
50-60% is norm around my area, what I run into is...

50-60% is norm around my area, what I run into is people attempting to end run me by taking my quote and attempting to match materials at the local box/store. I intentionally sample my store with...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Hi
Views: 742
Posted By fcfc
Hi

I guess I am new. I have responded to several posts and given advice where I though applicable. I have learned what I know about the trades in the more traditional old fashioned way of...
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By fcfc
schooling teaches you the specifics, regulations,...

schooling teaches you the specifics, regulations, and various minutia that is often used nowhere else but in tests for schooling. However, it can on occasion teach you useful things outside of...
Forum: Flooring 10-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,920
Posted By fcfc
Major Supply Co.,ltd exports products to Hd...

Major Supply Co.,ltd exports products to Hd Supply Repair & Remodel Purchasi in Los Angeles, California via Yantian. Container #MOAU0541718
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Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,941
Posted By fcfc
Learning these skills in an orderly, managed...

Learning these skills in an orderly, managed environment takes time and aptitude, creating them from whole cloth with probably make you feel like you are repeatedly reinventing the wheel all the...
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