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Bad, Bad Testing
03-24-2013, 06:06 AM (This post was last modified: 03-24-2013 06:38 AM by hausenheimer.)
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(12-22-2012 01:02 PM)CCR Wrote:  Just yesterday, I read the installation specs for a sheet flooring from a well known flooring manufaturer who actually stated in their literature to install based on the lower of the two test results Huh

Which company was that? I have seen some installation guides that talk about taking the worse of the two results. I have also seen manuals that give you a higher tolerance of cal chlor results if you have RH results of xx or higher, than if you perform only cal chlor, but what you described will be a new one to me. I hope it is not a product I use on a regular basis. Confused

(03-21-2013 12:02 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  Frustrating isn't it Jim? Tongue

It's a wonder how anything stays down sometimes.

I had a job once that just about every conceivable installation failure happened. Improper prep, WAY too wet slab, improper trowel size, improper patch mixing, improper glue set times, improper temperature during install, I couldn't find anything that seemed to be done right, yet for the most part the floor was holding.

My experience is limited, about 12 years, but it holds because the adhesives we use are not TOTAL junk. It will take at least a few years depending on circumstances for the adhesive to fail. Being a flooring subcontractor, and knowing my local competition, that is all that matters. Most of my competitors and the GC's I work for, all they care about are getting past our 1-2 year installation warranty. When GC's ask me why moisture has never been a problem until now, I answer with this... Moisture has always been a problem. Most people have just chosen to ignore it. Commercial floors only last for X number of years before it is not attractive anymore, and the owner wants to replace it anyway. Especially when owners ignore maintenance, like most do. Also, my competition, just needs to get past their warranty and they are out of the loop. Even the cheapest adhesives will stick for a year. It is very sad that the industry is like this. Especially in Atlanta, where there is SO much work.
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Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-18-2012, 02:35 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-18-2012, 08:15 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-19-2012, 05:20 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-19-2012, 03:07 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-19-2012, 04:00 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-20-2012, 08:09 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-20-2012, 08:34 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-20-2012, 09:32 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-22-2012, 12:24 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-22-2012, 01:02 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-22-2012, 01:46 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-22-2012, 02:54 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - eaadams - 12-23-2012, 11:50 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 12-23-2012, 12:30 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-29-2012, 04:43 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-29-2012, 10:26 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 12-30-2012, 06:30 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 12-30-2012, 06:45 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 01-03-2013, 10:36 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 08:41 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 12:02 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 02:48 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - jim decker - 03-21-2013, 03:31 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-21-2013, 06:29 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-21-2013, 06:58 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-21-2013, 07:47 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-22-2013, 03:28 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - hausenheimer - 03-24-2013 06:06 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CCR - 03-24-2013, 06:40 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - Rubensgt40 - 03-24-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - CC Solutions - 03-25-2013, 05:43 AM
RE: Bad, Bad Testing - hausenheimer - 03-28-2013, 08:45 AM