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Old 07-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #16
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Get yourself a big drill and a mixing wand----Hand mixing is not practical.
Hey Mike: I've got to say, I have read some comments of yours. I have agreed with them, been impressed with your knowledge, learned more as well. Thank you for that. Though hand mixing is not practical, it is possible. I have done this myself, in small amounts at a time, no lumps. But yup, it's harder to do, and takes longer.

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Old 07-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #17
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You probably don't know it but that "line" is a well known comment used by "Larry The Cable Guy" (a stand-up comedian) in all of his shows and routines. It was stolen from Larry The Cable Guy and not an original creation of littlecleo. Why you are taking that so personally is beyond me.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:02 PM   #18
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I never watched the cable person/guy...not trying to take it personal, thought you were doing that, so sorry... so, thanks for letting me know.
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Thanks for clearing that up Bud, I'm not trying to offend anyone, just found humor in the remark about knowledgeable HD employees. There are many HD employees that are very helpful, and knowledgeable, but unfortunately my experience with the 2 Home Depots in my area has been less than positive. A majority of the employees there are just collecting a paycheck, and seem to give more bad advice to customers than good.

On a positive note ttr13r, the employees at the 2 Lowes in my area are much worse, mostly college aged kids, no construction knowledge, and seem to be real good at hiding from customers most of the time.
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Thanks for clearing that up Bud, I'm not trying to offend anyone, just found humor in the remark about knowledgeable HD employees. There are many HD employees that are very helpful, and knowledgeable, but unfortunately my experience with the 2 Home Depots in my area has been less than positive. A majority of the employees there are just collecting a paycheck, and seem to give more bad advice to customers than good.

On a positive note ttr13r, the employees at the 2 Lowes in my area are much worse, mostly college aged kids, no construction knowledge, and seem to be real good at hiding from customers most of the time.
It's not only The Home Depot, it is most all of the big box stores. We have Menard's in this area in addition to The Home Depot and I can tell you Menard's is no better.

It takes a lot of guts (in my opinion) to come here and brag about being a Home Depot employee when The Home Depot and most of the other big box stores are a running joke on all DIY forums. Some of the employees are knowledgeable but most are not. A majority of people that come here seeking advice is because something with their project has gone awry because of information they received and followed from a big box employee.

Some of the worst and most damaging information comes from the yo-yo's that run around in the tile isles of the big box stores with their names written on their apron with a Magic Marker. That in itself says everything a person needs to know about what their employer thinks of them and their expected longevity under that roof.

Now we are seriously Off Topic so let's "Git-R-Done."


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Old 07-30-2011, 12:10 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the help guys! I managed to find a co-worker that would lend me a drill. It's a 1/2", 8 amp drill that he's used for mixing mortar before. As of now, I've got all but 3 of the concrete board pieces cut. As soon as I finish cutting, I'm going to run into town and get a paddle mixer then I'm starting the actual installation! Wish me luck!
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Here's a picture of the mixer you need.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CFoQ8wIwAA#
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Thanks Bud. Will I have any problems finding that type at Lowe's or Menards?
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Will I have any problems finding that type at Lowe's or Menards?
I wouldn't think so. That's where I get mine. I think they cost about 15$ at a big box.
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I was able to find a spiral type. Couldn't find an egg beater type.

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