Dude Tries To Repossess Tile Job

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  1. P-Nutz

    P-Nutz Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have done tiling … 20+ years ago. Had never done it before, and I did both the bathroom and kitchen. Still looks amazing (if’n I do say so myself!) image.jpg and only one loose tile!
     
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    My family’s multi generational construction business (R.I.P) Had very similar experiences with vindictive customers usually crazy ladies (hey it’s true and hence the R.I.P)

    I have a question about missing equipment,
    the mother would sneak around when they were working and steal tools or tools that were left over night?

    I ALWAYS follow the golden rule which is “if you want to see it tomorrow you take it with you today”
     
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    I’d have to know the market in the area but since last year everything has just about tripled as far as materials

    Again not defending just explaining
     
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    I've done 100's of bathroom reno's over the past 20 odd years and that has to be the worst tiling I've ever seen. No way was that done by a professional tiler. Maybe the plumber did it to "help out".
     
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    Duh, why don’t I think of it first? :) That sounds quite fair given the price increases. I did a bath remodel before we sold back in early 19, but we’re in a new home since, so I haven’t hit a big project in a while.
     
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    I tiled three bathrooms at my dad's house.... The floors are easy. The walls, a challenge. But I guarantee you if it looked anything like that my butt would be kicked by a man pushing 70. :lol:
     
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    Yeah the interesting thing is that customer didn't even seem upset about the tile job. She just wanted to make sure the plumbing worked I guess? But that tile worked SUCKED.
     
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    He punched it up all right.
     
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    Sadly, a lot of people have no idea what they are looking at when it comes to this stuff.
     
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    agree. I almost think that is an internet stage thing. it is brutal.
     
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    The guy should be arrested .
    Then sued for damages .
    I would involve the local news to make sure he doesn’t work in the area again.
    My state requires a license, maybe that could be revoked or suspended too.
     
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    If the pictures posted are real, i would say in my opinion not good.
     
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    He assaulted that bathroom for no good reason. Bathroom Lives Matter!
     
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    Well, gonna have to tear it out and start over anyway, contract or not.

    Might as well let him blow off some seam before I drag him out onto the lawn.
     
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    Whoever did that tile job was either drunk, or just didn't care, or both.

    I do trades work, working for a guy the other day, and when I was done in this kitchen with my job we were talking about other things, and he wanted to show me his bathrooms that had just been retiled by older semi retired tile contractor. I don't have any pictures, but they were both absolutely beautiful. He took his time and everything was lined up perfectly, and it was absolutely flawless. Both baths were like works of art.

    Then you have something like this, by the crazy guy with the sledgehammer. I would've called police and had them arrest the guy for breaking and entering and vandalism, before he started swinging the sledgehammer!

    Screenshot_20210920-184157_Opera.jpg
     
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    Those pictures show hideous tile work.

    Like drunken hideous.
     
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    I thought he was relic'ing the bathroom. Isn't that an additional charge?
     
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    Yep!

    We think it was the LOL. I'd catch her kinda coveting some shiny looking items....in between spotting Hitler on tv (she'd get all excited pointing "look! Hitler!) :D I always took my tools home but my buddy/contractor was less conscientious; you know the "5 gallon bucket" for a tool box sort.

    #1 Rule NEVER leave the level over night unless you want to arrive with the HO complaining the not complete job is out of level!

    As I recall that was a BIG job! I had demo'd the entire floor and prepped for tile which boss was to do. I hung a big beautiful double door and was prepping for an attached porch that would be the entire back of the house!

    Oh gosh I recall my last day! She was griping about my not completed work and had some guy from Home Depot on the phone to set me straight. I asked him if he know so much why was he working at HD? Francine got hysterical screaming at me! Adios!

    Lucky the contractor was bonded but still had to go to court several times as I recall.

    That was about the end of my construction days too.....
     
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    Ha! I work with my father and I just told him about the level rule, he said “that’s happened” he said he left a level out during a cabinet job to arrive the next day for the customer to show everything that was out a “c-hair”

    Yup I can definitely sympathize

    There was one lady once that thought she knew better “she would say “I know such and such I watch HGTV!”
     
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