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Old 03-22-2011, 06:37 PM   #31
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I found one that looks practically new. I found the same model online for $900 and hes asking $400. It can cut a 18 inch tile diagonally. Good buy or keep searching?
Have no idea what brand or model you are talking about and my crystal ball is in the pawn shop right now.

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also I see guys using the scoring method on youtube vids? SHould I look at those or stick with a saw?
Stay with the saw idea. Those other tile breakers won't cut slate and they won't work on everything. They won't cut inside corners and they won't do plunge cuts.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:34 PM   #33
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so this is the first tile job Im goin got tackle by muself. I did an office at my shop three years ago with the help of my mom so i need your input.


Heres the layouts Ive come up with. THe wife wants a border all the way around. I like it plain with the tiles on a diagonal. I guess you could call it lazy but this is a spare bathroom upstairs so simple i good for me. Does it look funny with the border just down the side of the shower?









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If it were me, I don't think I'd want any border because of the room size. It will make it feel even smaller. I do like the small 2 inch squares in the middle on a diagonal though.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #36
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Be careful there, you may be trying to do too much. I would save all of that fancy for a bigger area.

I run into this ever-so-often when customers want to do this and want to do that and want to do everything available to them. You end up with a god-awful quilt that nobody likes and looks like it all came from a salvage yard.

But hey - you guys have to live with it.
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I would keep it simple. Like said before, save the fancy stuff for the big bathroom. dorf dude...
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thanks for the input- like i said i want to keep it simple but the wife thinks we need all this crap. Luckily shes out of town so ill just do what I want and ask for forgiveness later haha
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got the q delivered- check out these gutters- hopefully its just some leaves or something. weve been having heavy rain for a week but theres next to nothing comming out of the gutter thats not connected. these drains on the sied yard are backingup as well.









heres the 3500 dollar dent

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That drain pipe makes me laugh.

Scratch and dent sales are great! We have a nice SS fridge with a tiny little ding. We cover it with a strategically placed magnet and nobody knows.
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alright- i ran out of time and just rolled the dice on the saw without doing any homework. I know the guy who sold it to me- hes got a cabinet shop two doors down so i dont think he would steer me wrong. heres some pics.




kinda of got side track tonight- ive had these at my shop since my great grandma died. they worked when i unplugged them but wouldnt work when i got them back to california. Anyway I did some reading and used heat on the compressor and tapped on them and sure enough both of them started working. I think the kelvinator fridge is from the late 40s and the hot point freezer is somewhere in the 50's, not sure though. Once I get the big projects outa the way I want to tune them up and put a shine on them.









i also aquired this rusty old philco that i still need to bring home. Im trying my hardest to incorporate it into the outdoor kitchen as a kegorator / fridge but the wife isnt having it. dig the patina look but it need completely new guts inside. Any one know the best way to tackle a transplant like that? I called that guy from the pawn stars show and he wanted $3500 plus parts- His guestimate was around 5-6k- haha
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so made some more headway this weekend. I made a big mistake by assuming the tub and the cabinet where square to one another. I started by laying my 6 inch tile border and after soon realized they aren't straight nor square. I'm going to rip up the border today and finish it up. Other than that thing went well for my first tile job. I tried to rip up a few border tiles and both broke they were stuck so well. Oh I also forgot to buy some tile nippers so i used the saw and about 500 cuts to cut it out. After all that work it didn't fit all that well so I just figured ill do it later.



The dent police came out and fixed up the bbq. Cant even tell there was anything there

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the car dent i wasnt so fortunate but its 10times better than it was. Guess ill have to go back and repaint it



this was before you could sewe the dent from 20 ft away



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the bbq is too cool- I had to fire it up and test it out- cooked up u a hot dog for my dog


i just rented a ditch witch for friday so plumbing and elcetrical gets run friday night. I want to patch the concrete for the time being after the lines are run. ANyone know how to create the bubble effect in the concrete- I heard you just throw salt on top.

this is the best shot i have of what it looks like
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ANyone know how to create the bubble effect in the concrete?
"Bubble effect"? What is a bubble effect?

You can use "rock salt" to create a "craters of the moon" type effect. Broadcast rock salt on the surface of the concrete and trowel it down into the surface when you finish the concrete. After a time the salt will melt-away leaving pits in the surface.
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