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Old 12-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #16
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I'm with Bud on this one.
That type foam would cpmpress if you walked on it with high heals but with the steel and the surface area of a foot it's not going anywhere.

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Old 12-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #17
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Okay, thanks everyone for their input. I had emailed the company I got the tub from yesterday and am still waiting for a response. I then called them today and had to leave a message with their technical support team. They said they would get back to me in 48 hours. So I guess I'll hold off on the mortar for now, but I will let you guys know what they say. You guys are awesome, I really appreciate the advice.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:52 AM   #18
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Just wanted to let everyone know that the company still hasn't gotten back to me, I am going to call them again on Monday...
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #19
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Makes you glad you gave them your money doesn't it?

Maybe one more email stating if you don't hear back from them by noon on Monday their product is going back to the store and you are headed for every Internet forum you can find to talk about it.

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Hahaha, Bud you are hilarious! Yeah, it is kind of annoying they haven't gotten back to me. I am definitely calling them again tomorrow though, this is kind of ridiculous for a company to not respond to an email or my voicemail I left them. Hopefully I can get some answers tomorrow (they are closed on weekends).
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Weekends? Hell they are closed week days also it seems along with a lot of other companies that no longer answer a phone call and force you to get involved in a voice mail round-robin. It's irresponsible is what it is.
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Absolutely, I agree with you. Hopefully I can get a hold of them again on Monday and get an answer. I believe I talked to them on Tuesday or Wednesday of last week, so they are definitely taking their sweet time... or they don't plan to return my messages.
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Perhaps that's how they can sell tubs so cheaply-----No employees---
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Call this dirty pool if you want to, but I have been known to look up the CEO of a large company and then send him an email bypassing all of his fledglings and believe it or not THAT usually gets a pretty quick response from at least his secretary.
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Okay, I've given up trying to contact the company. They simply won't return my calls. I'm just going to install it with the foam pad, and I will put the 2x4 across the back wall for support (as the instructions say to do). Hopefully that will be enough to support the 425 pound user. I think it should be okay. Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it.

PS. Bud Cline, I actually did look up the CEO of the company and was able to find him, but had no contact information on him. So I'm out of luck, or I'm bad at finding his contact info.
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Good luck---I've snuck in the back door of companies using the phone---Most companies have several lines---say-555-2100

Start dialing up-555-2101 555-2102 and so on---you will end up at somebody's desk-
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hahaha, that's actually pretty good thinking, I'll have to give that a try tomorrow!
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Good luck---I've snuck in the back door of companies using the phone---Most companies have several lines---say-555-2100

Start dialing up-555-2101 555-2102 and so on---you will end up at somebody's desk-
I've done that also. It works. Once you have the guys name then call a number that is upstream a digit or two and then ask for him by his first name as if you are a friend.

Good thinkin' Mike, haven't done that in years.
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i had an issue recently trying to get a vanity top and the many, many, many sales associates and delivery drivers just couldn't seem to make this happen, despite the fact that I had paid in full for it and was just waiting around for it.

One excuse after another, finally I just called the CEO of the company, and the guy could not have been a better customer service person. He was awesome, and truly apologetic. I wanted to yell and scream and complain, but he diffused my rage in about 30 seconds. A true pro.

They ended up delivering the vanity that day, and then called the next day and refunded the entire price of the vanity top in the hopes I would not hold it against them. (I never asked or expected this, I just wanted the vanity top)

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