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Old 05-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #136
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Still not giving us or me a example of how they do it flooring wrong "rusty"

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Ok, I have seen them kick instead of power stretch, not seal seams on stretch-in, leave too big a gap behind the tack strip, use the wrong trowel on vinyl. Use mastic on ceramic to stick it to the floor, etc.
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Ok, I have seen them kick instead of power stretch, not seal seams on stretch-in, leave too big a gap behind the tack strip, use the wrong trowel on vinyl. Use mastic on ceramic to stick it to the floor, etc.
What's the difference between kicking carpet and power stretching it?... I'm not a carpet guy by any means figured I'd ask.
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You can't get it tight enough kicking it, besides it violates installation standards.
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You can't get it tight enough kicking it, besides it violates installation standards.
Then why is it a method of installing carpet?
All carpet I've seen put Down it was kicked with the knee kicker not by the power stretcher tool is it only types of carpet? Or all
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All carpet should be power stretched. A knee kicker is only for positioning carpet. You cannot get it tight enough with a kicker.
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I look forward to watching both Holmes' shows. Stopped watching This Old House. I found TOH uninteresting and too much extraneous stuff, like focusing on the comaradary between the guys and visits to salvage yards or window factories. I understand that there are different solutions to home repair and maintenance and don't fault Mike for selecting the one he feels is best. I am free to select the solution that works for me. Yes, he does do things that are costly. Some say he overdoes repairs, maybe so. But when I see him sweat breaking concrete and hauling 2x10's I feel like I more in common with him than say Steve Thomas. I hope he makes a lot of money from the show. I don't fault him for getting as much as he can. Would anyone in their right minds say to the producers of the show, "I demand half of my usual salary." This man is a businessman and not a charity. He provides a useful service and his compensation should be commensurate with the value of the service he provides.

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I used to watch, but the music is too loud and I hate the way Damon and just about everyone else YELLS at you. I like the electrical guy the most.
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Holmes daughter is pretty hot on his show, I can't stand his partner and I like the plumber although this old house is a better show.
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The best thihg about the Holmes show is that they often takcle common, everyday situations in middle class homes. This Old House tends to migrate to million dollar plus projects in multi - million dollar homes, which may be good for PBS fund raising but just doesn't fit into my range of home improvements. When they spend more on a kitchen remodel than my house is worth I tend to get dis-interested.
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Mike's daughter is not only pretty but does the work of two men. Few male homeowners would complain if her jeans were hung a litttle low. Would you rather be looking at Richard Thruthuey's (sp) butt crack? Seriously, I think all of the contractors are interesting to watch.
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Holmes does not always show the entire job. Just because you didn't see power stretch does not mean it didn't happen.
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Holmes does not always show the entire job. Just because you didn't see power stretch does not mean it didn't happen.
I'm sorry if it disappoints you that your hero does things wrong sometimes. I wouldn't say they kicked carpet, if they didn't show them kicking carpet.
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Holmes daughter is pretty hot on his show, I can't stand his partner and I like the plumber although this old house is a better show.
i hate damon from the 1st time i saw him. he is annoying as hell
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Got to give Mikie credit, he knows his stuff. He is good, REAL good. But that said, he takes the construction/renovation world out of context sometimes with his lavish, "TEAR it out and do it over my way ' !! ....

In all facets of living whether in be in a tract house or NYC multimillion $$$ condo, the bottom line is, it is always about the MONEY. ..

Not everyone has the resources for such lavish repairs so they have to make reasonable and practical repairs for the shoddy work found it their homes. In the building trades there are repairs that can be done sensibly, and within tight budget restraints that satisfy the AHJ and the HO....

As I drive through my city with a population of just over 300,000 people and see the natural decline of the 10-20 year buildings for lack of maintenance due to tight money supplies, Mikies show becomes even more unrealistic to me. jmo

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