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Title: Random pictures of my great work. You're welcome.
Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 12:58:27 AM
Here in my thread I will randomly post pictures of my wonderful work. I am self employed and I make my own hours which is why I can take tomorrow off just so I can start this thread.  I'll start it off with something wonderful I did for a customer of mine.  A few months ago I received a call from a customer who's floors I did back in 2013. She, Tammy (I hate her dogs and they hate me) explained to me that they removed a closet from the main floor of their house that now left a closet outline in their floor!!!! Horrible!!  This was an impossible job for most, but they're not me.


I love you too, and you're welcome. I have many more pictures of my great works to come so don't worry ;)

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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 01:02:31 AM
And look at this one where I had to undercut around stone in order to have a beautiful finished look. Wasn't easy and it was very dusty. Good Lord was it dusty. #swiffer
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 01:04:15 AM
Oh shit, almost forgot about this one. It speaks for itself because it's so good.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 01:06:57 AM
Oh wait a minute, look at this beautiful hardwood job. #$$$$$$
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 01:09:35 AM
Many more to come, thanks for stopping by.

I better get to bed because being a such winner can be fucking exhausting.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 08, 2018, 01:16:18 AM
Many more to come, thanks for stopping by.

I better get to bed because being a such winner can be fucking exhausting.

You do awesome work, ksm.  The pics are great.  Looking forward to seeing more of them.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 02:04:22 AM
Many more to come, thanks for stopping by.

I better get to bed because being a such winner can be fucking exhausting.


they stink and so do you, loser

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Post by: Spookcat on November 08, 2018, 02:28:47 AM
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 05:18:11 AM
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Post by: BartEllProducer on November 08, 2018, 05:42:18 AM
Oh wait a minute, look at this beautiful hardwood job. #$$$$$$

What did you use on this one? I’m looking to redo my downstairs and that may be the ticket.
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Post by: Spookcat on November 08, 2018, 05:43:32 AM
How long have you been doing carpentry work, @ksm32?
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 05:51:16 AM

Stinky Thread 
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Post by: Richard Groyper on November 08, 2018, 06:46:37 AM
"leave me alone" she cries out as she strikes you.
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Post by: Richard Groyper on November 08, 2018, 06:47:35 AM
good work, @ksm32.
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Post by: 21st Century Man on November 08, 2018, 07:00:17 AM
Excellent handiwork, @ksm32.
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Post by: GrumpyOldMan on November 08, 2018, 07:22:56 AM

they stink and so do you, loser

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If he says that he's jewish, will you move him to your great accomplishments thread?  That looks like divine carpentry work to me, so he must be jewish.
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Post by: TigerLily on November 08, 2018, 07:30:01 AM

Beautiful work, ksm. Thanks for sharing
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 08:09:50 AM
"leave me alone" she cries out as she strikes you.
GO AWAY YOU RACIST NAZI, STOP STALKING ME..i don't owe you explanations..this guy has been insulting me for a long time for no reason, probably at your request, creep
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Post by: Richard Groyper on November 08, 2018, 08:19:27 AM
i hope that wig is secure.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
i hope that wig is secure.

I have more hair than you Groyper... :)
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Post by: Richard Groyper on November 08, 2018, 08:25:11 AM
I have more hair than you Groyper... :)

uh huh.
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Post by: DynamoHum on November 08, 2018, 09:33:03 AM

they stink and so do you, loser

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Why come to a thread started by someone you obviously have a problem with and do that? Why not just ignore the thread and carry on?

Honestly Toots I think you are in fact your own worst enemy at times :(
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 09:36:35 AM
Why come to a thread started by someone you obviously have a problem with and do that? Why not just ignore the thread and carry on?

Honestly Toots I think you are in fact your own worst enemy at times :(

you could be right but he has been insulting me horribly for no reason.I never had any quarrel or problem with him and he comes to my threads calling me a "stinky woman in her pajamas in a dirty apartment"  etc etc .. Sometimes a person can't deal with it anymore.  I have no one here to defend me but myself  .I am only human and not a saint... thanks, though  @DynamoHum
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Post by: DynamoHum on November 08, 2018, 09:40:34 AM
you could be right but he has been insulting me horribly for no reason.I never had any quarrel or problem with him and he comes to my threads calling me a "stinky woman in her pajamas in a dirty apartment"  etc etc .. Sometimes a person can't deal with it anymore.  I have no one here to defend me but myself  .I am only human and not a saint... thanks, though  @DynamoHum

Defend away, but attacking just makes things worse.
:)
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 08, 2018, 09:41:31 AM
Defend away, but attacking just makes things worse.
:)

i guess but i'm only human.. thanks for the advice..love, tootsie  @DynamoHum
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Post by: CacaMan on November 08, 2018, 10:24:31 AM
Oh shit, almost forgot about this one. It speaks for itself because it's so good.

Looks good but I prefer the lighter wood myself.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 07:24:43 PM
Apparently I was abusing alcohol last night. Good God, Man! Tell ya' what, I had fun doin g this ;D ;D ;D

Ahh, what the hey.. $18. and a wet ham sandwich says this nice hallway picture comes out sideways and I owe you a chiropractic crunch.  Hallways require a lot of fine cuts and preparation. Sometimes colorful language can be heard :-X

editing to say that it didn't come out sideways :)
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 07:29:55 PM
What did you use on this one? I’m looking to redo my downstairs and that may be the ticket.
That was an engineered half inch hardwood from 2015. Beautiful stuff but I think it's discontinued. Unfortunately flooring manufacturers discontinue lines all the time without notice but if you shop around you'll always find beautiful stuff.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 07:32:35 PM
How long have you been doing carpentry work, @ksm32?
Got sick of being a repo man in 07 and started doing this shit. At least I don't have to get physical in a nasty way while kids cry as mommy and daddy freak out because they didn't pay their bills. :'(
Title: Re: Random pictures of my great work. You're welcome.
Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 07:36:08 PM
good work, @ksm32.
Excellent handiwork, @ksm32.

thank you Richard and Mr. 21!



@tootsie_wootsy  I feel like we're making progress. Almost like we're ready for that first kiss :-* Before you know it I'll be crawling out yer window at three in the AM ;)
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Post by: Richard Groyper on November 08, 2018, 08:20:21 PM
thank you Richard and Mr. 21!



@tootsie_wootsy  I feel like we're making progress. Almost like we're ready for that first kiss :-* Before you know it I'll be crawling out yer window at three in the AM ;)

you're welcome buddy.
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Post by: albrecht on November 08, 2018, 09:00:52 PM
Apparently I was abusing alcohol last night. Good God, Man! Tell ya' what, I had fun doin g this ;D ;D ;D

Ahh, what the hey.. $18. and a wet ham sandwich says this nice hallway picture comes out sideways and I owe you a chiropractic crunch.  Hallways require a lot of fine cuts and preparation. Sometimes colorful language can be heard :-X

editing to say that it didn't come out sideways :)
Looks good. You ever use that porcelain tile that is made to "look" like wood? I didn't like but a buddy put in at river cabin because worry if it floods a bit and wear and tear when he BNBs it and folks are wet, boots, etc. It ended up looking better than I thought and from pics looks like wood but more durable porcelain.  Not sure what the $ difference was.
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Post by: WOTR on November 08, 2018, 09:19:52 PM
What is the best product for your $?  unfinished hardwood, solid hardwood, engineered flooring?  I'm going to assume laminate and the new vinyl don't make the cut...
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 09:37:05 PM
@WOTR  Some of todays laminates are really, really good and it's very hard to scratch it up so with a little maintenance it stays pristine.  As for hardwood products I go with a high quality engineered. Still pricey but less than the alternatives. One thing to keep in mind is that hardwood costs at least double what a good laminate costs. Oh, hardwood costs waaay more to have installed than laminate.  I'm not pushing laminate but rather giving you something to consider.  Shop around and remember, Home Depot never delivers on time and their installers are usually no better than the average guy advertising his services on Kijiji for fuck sakes.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 09:42:22 PM
Looks good. You ever use that porcelain tile that is made to "look" like wood?
@albrecht  No experience with anything other than hardwoods and laminate flooring. I'm like KFC, I stick to what I know best.  That said, I won't work with mechanically deboned chicken, lamb, beef and or mutton flooring either because that would be wrong of me.  I must draw a line somewhere, dammit!
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Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 11:35:30 PM
If he says that he's jewish, will you move him to your great accomplishments thread?  That looks like divine carpentry work to me, so he must be jewish.
@GrumpyOldMan hehehehe cracked me way up. The only thing Jewish about me is the cut of my penis. alas..
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Post by: BartEllProducer on November 09, 2018, 03:44:18 AM
That was an engineered half inch hardwood from 2015. Beautiful stuff but I think it's discontinued. Unfortunately flooring manufacturers discontinue lines all the time without notice but if you shop around you'll always find beautiful stuff.

Is that walnut? Yeah I’ve found that it’s always good to have a surplus of extra boxes when having floors done for those oops moments.
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Post by: XArea51 on November 09, 2018, 04:01:42 AM
@GrumpyOldMan hehehehe cracked me way up. The only thing Jewish about me is the cut of my penis. alas..

TMI, but thanks for sharing! Nice woodwork though. 😉 😁
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 09, 2018, 11:09:36 AM




@tootsie_wootsy  I feel like we're making progress. Almost like we're ready for that first kiss :-* Before you know it I'll be crawling out yer window at three in the AM ;)

so you only get the urge to be mean to me when you're drunk?  what brings that on?  no kisses likely for you .. :) ::)
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Post by: KSM32 on November 09, 2018, 06:52:02 PM
so you only get the urge to be mean to me when you're drunk?  what brings that on?  no kisses likely for you .. :) ::)
??? No "urge" to be mean at all. I admittingly started the thread all sauced up, I have no idea how anything could have been taken as "mean" floors are friendly, you're being supported by one now.


(cough) and I can get kisses :-* even from you ;)

Now let's please stay on topic.
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Post by: ShayP on November 09, 2018, 06:59:48 PM
Nice work ksm. 8)  Would you like to come to Virginia and take my money?
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Post by: KSM32 on November 09, 2018, 09:37:34 PM
Nice work ksm. 8)  Would you like to come to Virginia and take my money?
You're on! And  I'll bring a motherload of great craft beer ;D ;D   @ShayP Why have I been under the impression that you live in Pittsburgh? Not in a falkie way, I just thought you lived there
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Post by: KSM32 on November 09, 2018, 09:40:54 PM
Two hour bedroom makeover. Get your floors done, people!!!
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Post by: ShayP on November 10, 2018, 06:02:43 AM
You're on! And  I'll bring a motherload of great craft beer ;D ;D   @ShayP Why have I been under the impression that you live in Pittsburgh? Not in a falkie way, I just thought you lived there

Ha!  Yeah, I'll throw down some "great" craft beers.  At least I'll try.  :P  ;D  Anyway, I was born and raised in the 'Burgh.  Moved to Virginia years ago.  I'll always be a Yinzer.   I will return to the Motherland in due time.  :)
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on November 10, 2018, 09:35:44 AM
??? No "urge" to be mean at all. I admittingly started the thread all sauced up, I have no idea how anything could have been taken as "mean" floors are friendly, you're being supported by one now.


(cough) and I can get kisses :-* even from you ;)

Now let's please stay on topi

not on this thread.. you go to my threads to insult me and be mean to me for no reason..perhaps you are drunk idk... hope you continue your nice work and cut out trying to upset me.. thank you  :)
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Post by: WOTR on November 10, 2018, 11:46:53 AM
@WOTR  Some of todays laminates are really, really good and it's very hard to scratch it up so with a little maintenance it stays pristine.  As for hardwood products I go with a high quality engineered. Still pricey but less than the alternatives. One thing to keep in mind is that hardwood costs at least double what a good laminate costs. Oh, hardwood costs waaay more to have installed than laminate.  I'm not pushing laminate but rather giving you something to consider.  Shop around and remember, Home Depot never delivers on time and their installers are usually no better than the average guy advertising his services on Kijiji for fuck sakes.
Thanks @ksm32.  I did install a high quality laminate a few years back (diagonal to the room as I liked the look more.)  Truth be told, it was almost a decade ago, and I'm considering a change to the old style narrow hardwood for fun.  I just dread the install and if it is not prefinished and the work that goes with it.  But I have always liked the looks of it...

Maybe I will look closer at the engineered products (or maybe I will just face the fact that changing out flooring because "you want a change" is stupid.)  ;)
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Post by: albrecht on November 10, 2018, 03:31:03 PM
Two hour bedroom makeover. Get your floors done, people!!!
Nice work!  It takes me that long to get the furniture out, old carpet and pad out, tack strips, scrap the floor, etc!
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Post by: KSM32 on November 10, 2018, 04:03:50 PM
@albrecht   THAT is a discussion I have upon viewing a job and meeting the customer for the first time. If there is carpet currently installed I will ask them whether or not THEY will be ripping it out etc including baseboard removal. They'll ask if they save money doing things that way and I'm like, hell yeah although I don't say it like that.  Breathing in all that trapped dust etc that carpet releases when pulling it all up is not my cup o' tea. But sometimes they don't want to do it, or they're elderly and can't do it. Sooo, I do it and charge the extra. Try and keep the cost down for older folks on fixed $ so my Mr. nice guy comes out and I'll hire a grunt for $10. an hour to rip the old floor out keeping the cost down.
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Post by: albrecht on November 10, 2018, 04:24:33 PM
@albrecht   THAT is a discussion I have upon viewing a job and meeting the customer for the first time. If there is carpet currently installed I will ask them whether or not THEY will be ripping it out etc including baseboard removal. They'll ask if they save money doing things that way and I'm like, hell yeah although I don't say it like that.  Breathing in all that trapped dust etc that carpet releases when pulling it all up is not my cup o' tea. But sometimes they don't want to do it, or they're elderly and can't do it. Sooo, I do it and charge the extra. Try and keep the cost down for older folks on fixed $ so my Mr. nice guy comes out and I'll hire a grunt for $10. an hour to rip the old floor out keeping the cost down.
Yeah. Nice you look after costs for older folks. I don't do it for a living but a few times at my place and after one I ended up hiring dudes like you to knock out the wood and make it look good and done quick than my "learning on the job." Ha. But ripping out and taking to the dump the old stuff etc I've done and its is pain with the dust etc. One time I had all the carpet and padding in my truck and it rained. Ha. Poor truck was looked like the Okie's truck on their way west. Shocks all down, swaying with every turn, carpet is HEAVY when soaked...haha.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 12, 2018, 05:20:09 PM
Yeah. Nice you look after costs for older folks. I don't do it for a living but a few times at my place and after one I ended up hiring dudes like you to knock out the wood and make it look good and done quick than my "learning on the job." Ha. But ripping out and taking to the dump the old stuff etc I've done and its is pain with the dust etc. One time I had all the carpet and padding in my truck and it rained. Ha. Poor truck was looked like the Okie's truck on their way west. Shocks all down, swaying with every turn, carpet is HEAVY when soaked...haha.
Soaked carpet and pad? Yeah that's a job nobody wants. I've had countless cuts and dirty bleeding scratches from taking out and removing tack strip thus shattering my hopes on eventually becoming the worlds highest paid hand model ;D

And why the fuck do some installers call those nasty strips "smooth edge" :-\
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Post by: KSM32 on November 15, 2018, 06:48:59 PM
Spiral staircase. Stressful to take on but very rewarding in the end. Falling down stairs like these almost seem pleasurable because you really get a great inside look at all the detail that went into such an installation.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 17, 2018, 03:45:44 PM
More stairs, beautiful hardwood :) It's almost a shame to step on them/
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Post by: albrecht on November 17, 2018, 03:58:22 PM
Spiral staircase. Stressful to take on but very rewarding in the end. Falling down stairs like these almost seem pleasurable because you really get a great inside look at all the detail that went into such an installation.
Hey that is some good work! You know before the damn regulators and codes one could see some crazy good wood work on stairs. You still can still in some rural properties or, for example, if you go to Holland, Denmark, etc where they have these narrow houses with multifloors and the stair cases are crazy to twist around and get up with saving space. I once asked "how the F does an old person handle these" and the reply was: they move out. Like less than an inch on the inside and not, technically, spiral staircases.  No codes about rise/run/nose etc, it seems!
ps: there is a mystery staircase in SF, New Mexico in some church. Supposedly some church needed stairs and a random carpenter came in and built it with no supporting column and in space to get up etc. Miracle they claim.  Internet says "not so." They charge however to look at it, so I didn't, except peek in. Nice work, even if not a miracle.
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Post by: Dancing queen on November 17, 2018, 05:35:12 PM
Spiral staircase. Stressful to take on but very rewarding in the end. Falling down stairs like these almost seem pleasurable because you really get a great inside look at all the detail that went into such an installation.

That looks fantastic. your work is very impressive.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 17, 2018, 07:25:45 PM
ps: there is a mystery staircase in SF, New Mexico in some church. Supposedly some church needed stairs and a random carpenter came in and built it with no supporting column and in space to get up etc. Miracle they claim.  Internet says "not so." They charge however to look at it, so I didn't, except peek in. Nice work, even if not a miracle.

@albrecht  That sounds really familiar, think I heard about it long before I ever did this for a living. Was that that story a featured segment on something like unsolved mysteries?  Very interesting and it's better work than I could do ;D

That looks fantastic. your work is very impressive.
Thank you.
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Post by: StarrMountain on November 18, 2018, 03:35:47 AM
@albrecht   THAT is a discussion I have upon viewing a job and meeting the customer for the first time. If there is carpet currently installed I will ask them whether or not THEY will be ripping it out etc including baseboard removal. They'll ask if they save money doing things that way and I'm like, hell yeah although I don't say it like that.  Breathing in all that trapped dust etc that carpet releases when pulling it all up is not my cup o' tea. But sometimes they don't want to do it, or they're elderly and can't do it. Sooo, I do it and charge the extra. Try and keep the cost down for older folks on fixed $ so my Mr. nice guy comes out and I'll hire a grunt for $10. an hour to rip the old floor out keeping the cost down.
Bless you, KSM.  You are a good man, and a kind soul. :-*
+1 Karma ;)
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Post by: KSM32 on November 18, 2018, 10:51:24 PM
Bless you, KSM.  You are a good man, and a kind soul. :-*
+1 Karma ;)
@StarrMountain  Thank you for the kind words:)  No need to waste a click +1ing me, others will soon erase it. I'm a bad man ;D
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Post by: KSM32 on November 21, 2018, 12:00:39 AM
Hardwood over slab AKA cement/concrete is a real bitch of an installation because it's a glue down and vice situation, and man it is time consuming. The $$$ is really good for these jobs but I hate them nonetheless. This job (pictured) is part of a before & after kitchen & dining room shot of a rental suite in a house. Why somebody would pay big bucks for an expensive hardwood floor and installation is mind boggling to me as the tenants rarely care about a quality floor of that caliber. Most landlords do it right and have an inexpensive laminate product put in and call it a day.

I can't believe how awesome my thread is. ;D
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Post by: Spookcat on November 21, 2018, 12:16:03 AM
Ooh! Nice avatar! Lovely work on the floors as well.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 21, 2018, 12:22:17 AM
Ooh! Nice avatar! Lovely work on the floors as well.
Thank you, twice. :)
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Post by: KSM32 on November 23, 2018, 11:39:10 PM
This picture taken on Tuesday of a stone hearth I had to undercut with an expensive diamond blade in order to get the jagged cut flooring planks UNDER the stone was a very dusty but rewarding job. The idea here is to make things look like the floor was installed before the hearth was in place. My only regret here is that I didn't notice that my lens was so dusty when I took the picture.  Dammit! I only wish I could smite myself for such a transgression. Perhaps a few of you could do it for me? 


Wood and stone, it's only natural.
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Post by: Spookcat on November 24, 2018, 12:09:15 AM
This picture taken on Tuesday of a stone hearth I had to undercut with an expensive diamond blade in order to get the jagged cut flooring planks UNDER the stone was a very dusty but rewarding job. The idea here is to make things look like the floor was installed before the hearth was in place. My only regret here is that I didn't notice that my lens was so dusty when I took the picture.  Dammit! I only wish I could smite myself for such a transgression. Perhaps a few of you could do it for me? 


Wood and stone, it's only natural.

Stupid question: do you pick the type of wood, or do your (customers?)?
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Post by: KSM32 on November 24, 2018, 02:20:30 PM
@Spookcat  Not really a "stupid" question. Most often the customer has already purchased their product and have it home. They then go about looking to have it installed. I want to go back to my old job when I was one. Very little responsibility and completely stress free. OHhh those were the days, was like I wanted for nothing. They even carried me around like a king if ya can believe that!
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Post by: Dancing queen on November 24, 2018, 07:03:59 PM
This picture taken on Tuesday of a stone hearth I had to undercut with an expensive diamond blade in order to get the jagged cut flooring planks UNDER the stone was a very dusty but rewarding job. The idea here is to make things look like the floor was installed before the hearth was in place. My only regret here is that I didn't notice that my lens was so dusty when I took the picture.  Dammit! I only wish I could smite myself for such a transgression. Perhaps a few of you could do it for me? 


Wood and stone, it's only natural.

very nice job that looks fantastic!!
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Post by: KSM32 on November 25, 2018, 04:33:59 PM
very nice job that looks fantastic!!
Thank you. And I think you're a fantastic dancer. Well, I'm pretty sure..
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Post by: KSM32 on November 29, 2018, 07:02:14 PM
Just put this in my rental kitchen. Believe it or not this is a click lock laminate floor. Even in person it passes for tile until further inspection, but still impressive.  Bets on this picture coming out sideways :-\     shit, sorry about the crooked neck 
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Post by: Spookcat on November 29, 2018, 08:08:28 PM
Just put this in my rental kitchen. Believe it or not this is a click lock laminate floor. Even in person it passes for tile until further inspection, but still impressive.  Bets on this picture coming out sideways :-\     shit, sorry about the crooked neck

If you click on it, it comes up rightways. I thought it was tile too.
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Post by: KSM32 on November 30, 2018, 09:44:09 PM
If you click on it, it comes up rightways.
I'm a physically gifted specimen with unending inhuman strength. Sometimes just for a goof I'll lift a house up and turn it on its side and install the floors that way. You should see the customers faces when they get home. And we laugh and laugh and laugh.  Hahahahahahahaa  <--- like that :)
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Post by: Robert on December 08, 2018, 08:16:58 PM
Hey that is some good work!
Sure looks good to me too.
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You know before the damn regulators and codes one could see some crazy good wood work on stairs. You still can still in some rural properties or, for example, if you go to Holland, Denmark, etc where they have these narrow houses with multifloors and the stair cases are crazy to twist around and get up with saving space. I once asked "how the F does an old person handle these" and the reply was: they move out. Like less than an inch on the inside and not, technically, spiral staircases.  No codes about rise/run/nose etc, it seems!
I know one like that in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx.  And the old & disabled person who was/is living up those back stairs!  They're dark, too!
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Post by: KSM32 on December 10, 2018, 08:50:57 PM
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of installing my neighbors home theatre floorings ;D It's so bloody nice in there and the new entertainment  set-up he has in there now is something to behold. Almost makes me wish I was a TV/Movie/Gamer guy. Anyways the floors look like silk and the lighting only accentuates them.
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Post by: sumethinz new on December 14, 2018, 05:43:54 PM
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of installing my neighbors home theatre floorings ;D It's so bloody nice in there and the new entertainment  set-up he has in there now is something to behold. Almost makes me wish I was a TV/Movie/Gamer guy. Anyways the floors look like silk and the lighting only accentuates them.

You have a right to be proud of such nice work...but something tells me you already knew that
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Post by: albrecht on December 14, 2018, 05:47:57 PM
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of installing my neighbors home theatre floorings ;D It's so bloody nice in there and the new entertainment  set-up he has in there now is something to behold. Almost makes me wish I was a TV/Movie/Gamer guy. Anyways the floors look like silk and the lighting only accentuates them.
Expect, if he a good guy, an invite to the next PPV fight, Superbowl, or something....
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Post by: KSM32 on December 15, 2018, 07:54:56 PM
You have a right to be proud of such nice work...but something tells me you already knew that
Thank you :)
Expect, if he a good guy, an invite to the next PPV fight, Superbowl, or something....
@albrecht  Embarrassed to say that, that didn't even cross my mind. He's a big fight guy and ufc 232 is just around the corner.. if he turns me down I'll challenge him to an old school fisticuffs in period clothing ;D
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Post by: Robert on December 16, 2018, 04:15:29 PM
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of installing my neighbors home theatre floorings ;D It's so bloody nice in there and the new entertainment  set-up he has in there now is something to behold. Almost makes me wish I was a TV/Movie/Gamer guy. Anyways the floors look like silk and the lighting only accentuates them.
You sure get the hard ones.  Unless it's an optical illusion, that's a rather irregular quadrilateral, so the boards on one edge have to be slant cut individually to fit.

But I was a little disappointed because I thought "home theatre" meant, you know...a stage.

The back yard in this house we rent has two elevated stone & brick patios, one of which is pretty much unmaintained.  I refer to that one as the band stand, because that's what it looks like to me, and I always imagine a small orchestra or band performing there for the guests on the lawn below.
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Post by: KSM32 on December 18, 2018, 10:05:22 PM
You sure get the hard ones.  Unless it's an optical illusion, that's a rather irregular quadrilateral, so the boards on one edge have to be slant cut individually to fit.

But I was a little disappointed because I thought "home theatre" meant, you know...a stage.

Hehe A Home theatre with a stage and dancing girls would be nice, I guess.. for awhile perhaps.   With an angled wall those cuts are very easy. You just start each new row of planks from that wall placing another plank against the wall lengthways and draw your line on each beginning board. I've done a large main floor area that was literally shaped like a Z just use a straight edge ( flooring plank) at each side and Bob's yer uncle. :D

this is really a stupid thread I've got going on here.. ;D
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Post by: Robert on December 23, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
With an angled wall those cuts are very easy. You just start each new row of planks from that wall placing another plank against the wall lengthways and draw your line on each beginning board.
Oh, uh, yeah.  I'm...sure I'd've figured that out.  Yeah.   ;D

Somehow I killed at least the charge on my car battery over the past 2 days.  Maybe it was the dome light left on.  So foresight isn't my strength.
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I've done a large main floor area that was literally shaped like a Z
Why do structures get built like that?
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Post by: KSM32 on December 23, 2018, 05:00:10 PM
Oh, uh, yeah.  I'm...sure I'd've figured that out.  Yeah.   ;D

Somehow I killed at least the charge on my car battery over the past 2 days.  Maybe it was the dome light left on.  So foresight isn't my strength.Why do structures get built like that?
lol   I don't know why. Sometimes very wealthy people design their own homes before having them built and things get a little odd. Glad I'm not a roofer ;D
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Post by: albrecht on December 23, 2018, 05:04:34 PM
lol   I don't know why. Sometimes very wealthy people design their own homes before having them built and things get a little odd. Glad I'm not a roofer ;D

Those dudes are tough! I seen then having lunch up top on the roof. And in summer in Texas roofing sucks. And the way they innovate?  Like using extension cord on highly pitched roofs like a rope! I wouldn't do.  And that weird deal of using old foam from chairs to avoid slippage. Actually I have to hand it to some of our illegals. The mixing cement on a board. And other such stuff.  Interestingly it is not the young bucks one wants to hire but the older ones who have skills, knowledge, and hard working. Not that I support this kind of thing....
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Post by: KSM32 on December 23, 2018, 06:33:47 PM
Those dudes are tough! I seen then having lunch up top on the roof. And in summer in Texas roofing sucks. And the way they innovate?  Like using extension cord on highly pitched roofs like a rope! I wouldn't do.  And that weird deal of using old foam from chairs to avoid slippage. Actually I have to hand it to some of our illegals. The mixing cement on a board. And other such stuff.  Interestingly it is not the young bucks one wants to hire but the older ones who have skills, knowledge, and hard working. Not that I support this kind of thing....
I'm not good with heights. Or should I say, I'm not good with landing from way the fuck up there-> /\ But beyond that it's that damned summer HEAT! I see guys up there in plus 35 C. orrr 95 f. and higher in the summer months up here and they're up there for hours on end. Even for their lunch breaks, you'd think they'd come down and find some shade or some kind of relief from the hell that is their workspace.  Roofers are a different breed and most of these guys are making less than $20. hourly!! WTF? I say go out on your own and make the Benjamins. Or in my case raking in the.. sailboats, beavers, schooners and antlers. lol  just kidding, we have old men on our money too. Oh, and some old lady with a funny hat on some of it. Weird
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Post by: Robert on December 26, 2018, 10:06:41 AM
What's the point of an S curve in a driveway like this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4576212,-74.3690771,77m/data=!3m1!1e3 (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4576212,-74.3690771,77m/data=!3m1!1e3)

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4576724,-74.3689237,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssB7fdKb-WxRm-sdorRqApg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Oh.  After puzzling over it last night & posting just now, I finally got it: to avoid the sewer.

Reminds me of that Dick van Dyke episode: "...and here is your rock,...."
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Post by: KSM32 on December 26, 2018, 05:16:58 PM


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4576724,-74.3689237,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssB7fdKb-WxRm-sdorRqApg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


Is that your house and are you maintaining that lawn? I hope so. I reeaally hope so
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Post by: Robert on December 29, 2018, 07:32:48 AM
Is that your house and are you maintaining that lawn? I hope so. I reeaally hope so
Why?

I've never even been by there on the ground.
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Post by: KSM32 on December 29, 2018, 01:39:57 PM
Why?

Beep:Beep:Beep::  Let's back it up a bit there Chief,  there's no reason for hostility here..  I have feeling too ya know. ;D  Maybe I just like nice yards and lawns.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on December 29, 2018, 03:00:00 PM
@ksm Have you ever done any work with garage floors?  If I can convince Mrs. Walks_At_Night I'd like to do something with mine.

Lots of options - cement floor paint with a clear top coat, epoxy, tiles that interlock, self stick tiles.  My main concern is to spend a bunch of time and money and then have it lift up from hot car tires and look like ass.   Any thoughts?

Something like this would look bitchin' and would be alot easier to keep clean.
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Post by: KSM32 on December 29, 2018, 10:44:59 PM
@ksm Have you ever done any work with garage floors?  If I can convince Mrs. Walks_At_Night I'd like to do something with mine.

Lots of options - cement floor paint with a clear top coat, epoxy, tiles that interlock, self stick tiles.  My main concern is to spend a bunch of time and money and then have it lift up from hot car tires and look like ass.   Any thoughts?

Something like this would look bitchin' and would be alot easier to keep clean.
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@Walks_At_Night Yeah, that's a good look! That looks like a glue down (one piece possibly two with a seam) industrial product not unlike you see in some big box stores like HD, Walmart etc..


If you get that floor going on, please tell me you have plans to buy some of those large chess pieces ;D A couple o' beers and giant chess! Everybody wins! Pool or poker table? Floors like that just scream, "DO SOMETHING FUN ON ME"


Somebody has to start a man-cave, workshop,..  etc thread
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Post by: sumethinz new on January 01, 2019, 01:43:15 AM
Beep:Beep:Beep::  Let's back it up a bit there Chief,  there's no reason for hostility here..  I have feeling too ya know. ;D  Maybe I just like nice yards and lawns.

@Robert is good people...I'd post that pic of the dumpster or the flowers choked with weeds for you to enjoy again but I deleted them.

Robert if you get notified that I mentioned you let me know. I'm still trying to figure this whole @ thing out
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Post by: KSM32 on January 01, 2019, 02:44:59 AM
@Robert is good people...I'd post that pic of the dumpster or the flowers choked with weeds for you to enjoy again but I deleted them.

Robert if you get notified that I mentioned you let me know. I'm still trying to figure this whole @ thing out
For the record @sumethinz new you tagged @Robert correctly.

I was politely asked to leave the new years party and now your trying to drive my beautifully goofy flooring thread into a love fest for @Robert. ??

I think we should include and invite others like @Bart Ell and @BartEllProducer and @BartIsGod and @albrecht and @Spookcat and @ShayP and @Sofia and jojo and 14 and Monica and JoJo with capital J's. Oh good lordy pordy there are so many.


Oh, and who could forget @paladin1991 and @DynamoHum and...…….


OOOoo boy, a  ham sandwich sounds pretty good about now.







ahh fuckit' I'm tired.  Happy New year @sumethinz new  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :)
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Post by: sumethinz new on January 01, 2019, 03:35:45 AM
For the record @sumethinz new you tagged @Robert correctly.

I was politely asked to leave the new years party and now your trying to drive my beautifully goofy flooring thread into a love fest for @Robert. ??

I think we should include and invite others like @Bart Ell and @BartEllProducer and @BartIsGod and @albrecht and @Spookcat and @ShayP and @Sofia and jojo and 14 and Monica and JoJo with capital J's. Oh good lordy pordy there are so many.


Oh, and who could forget @paladin1991 and @DynamoHum and...…….


OOOoo boy, a  ham sandwich sounds pretty good about now.







ahh fuckit' I'm tired.  Happy New year @sumethinz new  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :)

I like the way you think
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Post by: Robert on January 01, 2019, 07:22:04 AM
Robert if you get notified that I mentioned you let me know. I'm still trying to figure this whole @ thing out
Might as well put it in this thread so everyone can see it's working.  Yes, I got that notif'n as well as another saying ksm mentioned me.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 03, 2019, 07:44:39 PM
First job of the new year. I'll always say that hardwood and engineered hardwood floors look better than most laminate floors. This laminate is a reasonably cheap product and it's not the most attractive print IMO.. but with this paint and the baseboards that I installed today, these laminate floors look pretty good. Why these people built this beautiful new rather large home and then decided on, laminate flooring? They do have two large dogs and laminate is much more scratch resistant so maybe that's why.

Anyways I guess with the right paint, trim, and natural light through large windows almost any floor can look really nice.
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Post by: sumethinz new on January 05, 2019, 07:32:57 AM
Might as well put it in this thread so everyone can see it's working.  Yes, I got that notif'n as well as another saying ksm mentioned me.

Thanks, Robert. Do people ever call you Bob, and if so, do you mind? It's an odd thing, in my mind, to do so (call William Bill, Robert Bob etc.) but it is a thing.

How was the New Year? Don't worry about replying if you think it a trite question because I'll understand.

I had a wonderfully slothful New Years in front of the Netflix drinking a bit and eating horrible delivery pizza. The dreadful pizza pie was my own damn fault because I know that I get that certain food craving after a few shots of Cuervo with a beer or three. You know what they say, piss poor planning makes for piss poor results, and all that! And so now I've wasted a perfectly reasonable cheat day on some utter chain restaurant bullshit that tasted like the box it was delivered in, instead of the heavenly anchovy and black olive stuff that the mom-and-pop down the road crafts for me when I'm in the condition to drive there. Oh well, we all have our crosses to bear
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Post by: KSM32 on January 05, 2019, 06:44:24 PM
While we're asking @Robert questions; Robert, I am of the assumption that you live in New Jersey.. correct? If so, perhaps you could help me with this. I will be traveling to Keyport in July for a speed bag convention/gathering. We will be beating the shit out of bags of all sizes for an entire weekend and it's going to be fucking wonderful.
I digress as I get back to my question. My flight lands in Newark and from there I am to rent a car and travel south down the garden state parkway. Are you familiar with the area? Google directions have proved to be fruitless. Is the GSP in close proximity to the airport in Newark? The idea is to rent a car, get in and start the car, and then head to Keyport without getting lost resulting in pulling over and crying at the roadside :D I thank you in advance for any information you may have.

Soon we'll get back on track and discuss flooring.
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Post by: GravitySucks on January 05, 2019, 06:47:41 PM
While we're asking @Robert questions; Robert, I am of the assumption that you live in New Jersey.. correct? If so, perhaps you could help me with this. I will be traveling to Keyport in July for a speed bag convention/gathering. We will be beating the shit out of bags of all sizes for an entire weekend and it's going to be fucking wonderful.
I digress as I get back to my question. My flight lands in Newark and from there I am to rent a car and travel south down the garden state parkway. Are you familiar with the area? Google directions have proved to be fruitless. Is the GSP in close proximity to the airport in Newark? The idea is to rent a car, get in and start the car, and then head to Keyport without getting lost resulting in pulling over and crying at the roadside :D I thank you in advance for any information you may have.

Soon we'll get back on track and discuss flooring.

Ask @AngiefromNJ
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Post by: KSM32 on January 05, 2019, 06:51:26 PM
Ask @AngiefromNJ
Ok.
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Post by: albrecht on January 05, 2019, 06:53:33 PM
Ok.

Your speed-bag training also might come in more handy than you want/expect if you get off on the wrong exits and accidentally visit certain areas!
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Post by: GravitySucks on January 05, 2019, 07:02:32 PM
Ok.

p.s. Prepay the fuel on the rental car. I think New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t allow you to pump your own gas. And it’s a bitch trying to get fueled up near Newark airport.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 05, 2019, 07:08:03 PM
p.s. Prepay the fuel on the rental car. I think New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t allow you to pump your own gas. And it’s a bitch trying to get fueled up near Newark airport.

Or look to see if the train has a stop near where you want to go.   You might get lucky.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 05, 2019, 07:17:59 PM
Or look to see if the train has a stop near where you want to go.   You might get lucky.
@Walks_At_Night That is actually the best scenario. Keyport is tiny and I don't need a care, really.
p.s. Prepay the fuel on the rental car. I think New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t allow you to pump your own gas. And it’s a bitch trying to get fueled up near Newark airport.
That's good to know. Thank you.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 05, 2019, 07:18:55 PM
Your speed-bag training also might come in more handy than you want/expect if you get off on the wrong exits and accidentally visit certain areas!
Hehehe ;D
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Post by: Sofia on January 05, 2019, 08:44:49 PM
p.s. Prepay the fuel on the rental car. I think New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t allow you to pump your own gas. And it’s a bitch trying to get fueled up near Newark airport.
And most of Oregon.  Oregon is nice to people in pain, and lifts the heavy pump for them!  No more dropping the hose by accident!  Yay!
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Post by: AngiefromNJ on January 06, 2019, 08:16:40 AM
Ask @AngiefromNJ
You can hop right on the GSP from Newark airport. To get on GSP you go to exit 11. :)
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Post by: KSM32 on January 06, 2019, 06:08:21 PM
You can hop right on the GSP from Newark airport. To get on GSP you go to exit 11. :)
@AngiefromNJ Thank you for that. Puts me at ease. If I get on to the right exit to Keyport, I'm golden! :)
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 06, 2019, 06:11:59 PM
@AngiefromNJ Thank you for that. Puts me at ease. If I get on to the right exit to Keyport, I'm golden! :)

You said it was for a Speed Bag get together?   Perhaps this Gramps will be there.  Still getting it done at 85.

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Post by: AngiefromNJ on January 06, 2019, 06:15:21 PM
@AngiefromNJ Thank you for that. Puts me at ease. If I get on to the right exit to Keyport, I'm golden! :)
Just remember on some of our exits in NJ they are on the left!
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Post by: KSM32 on January 06, 2019, 08:07:13 PM
You said it was for a Speed Bag get together?   Perhaps this Gramps will be there.  Still getting it done at 85.

First of all, I like that the sons paid a surprise visit. Nice stuff.


@Walks_At_Night   That is basically what happens there. This year will be the annual 10th gathering. But it'll be my first time attending :D  This guy, Alan Khan literally wrote the book on it. Here's a very brief look into it. It gets really, really fast and fierce with elbows and fists from all around the bag.
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Post by: Robert on January 06, 2019, 08:21:42 PM
I digress as I get back to my question. My flight lands in Newark and from there I am to rent a car and travel south down the garden state parkway. Are you familiar with the area? Google directions have proved to be fruitless. Is the GSP in close proximity to the airport in Newark? The idea is to rent a car, get in and start the car, and then head to Keyport without getting lost resulting in pulling over and crying at the roadside :D I thank you in advance for any information you may have.
Don't try to get directly from the airport to the Parkway.  Take the NJ Tpke. S to the GSP.

If you wanted you could even skip the GSP and take US 9 & NJ 35 to Keyport, although under most traffic conditions that'd take longer.
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Post by: Robert on January 06, 2019, 08:30:58 PM
Thanks, Robert. Do people ever call you Bob, and if so, do you mind? It's an odd thing, in my mind, to do so (call William Bill, Robert Bob etc.) but it is a thing.
I get called Bob a lot, & don't mind at all.  Unfortunately I wound up w a lot of Bob friends, & it'd've been more convenient if some of us were called Robert, others Bob, maybe a Rob or Bobby or even Bobo, to distinguish us.  Sometimes one calls here, "Bob, this is Bob, may I speak to Bob?"

In my immediate family I was always Robert (except for the brief period my baby sister called me 'Obby; much later our dog as channeled by Daddy called me 'Obby), but my cousins named Robert were always Bobs or Bobbies to us.  Meanwhile those cousins were Roberts in their immediate families but I was Bobby to them.
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Post by: Robert on January 07, 2019, 08:49:21 AM
Now that I've looked up Real Gymm in Keyport, I see on OpenStreetMap.org it would be better on all acc'ts to take as little of the Garden St. Pkwy. as possible.  You get out of Newark Airport going south on the NJ Turnpike.  Go to Exit 11, which these days is configured so you have to take a little bit of the Garden State Parkway south to get onto US Route 9 (years ago it was the other way around).  Once you do that, continue south and when you see a down ramp to continue south on Route 9, don't.  Just go straight ahead and you'll be on NJ 35.

Route 35 has a right-hand exit (jughandle turn) onto Amboy Road, which becomes Front Street in Keyport.  You just go to 17-19 West Front Street.  This is much simpler than the approach would've been from the GSP Keyport exit.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 07, 2019, 06:23:38 PM
Now that I've looked up Real Gymm in Keyport, I see on OpenStreetMap.org it would be better on all acc'ts to take as little of the Garden St. Pkwy. as possible.  You get out of Newark Airport going south on the NJ Turnpike.  Go to Exit 11, which these days is configured so you have to take a little bit of the Garden State Parkway south to get onto US Route 9 (years ago it was the other way around).  Once you do that, continue south and when you see a down ramp to continue south on Route 9, don't.  Just go straight ahead and you'll be on NJ 35.

Route 35 has a right-hand exit (jughandle turn) onto Amboy Road, which becomes Front Street in Keyport.  You just go to 17-19 West Front Street.  This is much simpler than the approach would've been from the GSP Keyport exit.
Huge thanks for that @Robert  You make it sound easy, or at least very doable for an NJ novice. :D
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Post by: sumethinz new on January 08, 2019, 05:47:01 AM
I get called Bob a lot, & don't mind at all.  Unfortunately I wound up w a lot of Bob friends, & it'd've been more convenient if some of us were called Robert, others Bob, maybe a Rob or Bobby or even Bobo, to distinguish us.  Sometimes one calls here, "Bob, this is Bob, may I speak to Bob?"

In my immediate family I was always Robert (except for the brief period my baby sister called me 'Obby; much later our dog as channeled by Daddy called me 'Obby), but my cousins named Robert were always Bobs or Bobbies to us.  Meanwhile those cousins were Roberts in their immediate families but I was Bobby to them.

Somehow I didn't think you would mind being called Bob, you seeming to be so laid back and all. If I was you, what with all the other Bobs, Bobbies and Roberts, and such, I'd insist on being called THE Bob!, although 'Obby is definitely a fun nickname!

Interesting, or perhaps not to most, but to this day I refer to my sis as Shell because I couldn't pronounce Michele as a kid. Always fun to remember asking my sister to pass the eggs when at the breakfast table, as in, "can you pass the egg, shell?" *a hint for those of us who may need a moment to catch up...we were NOT eating eggshells*  Silly and uninteresting for most, I know...but it's a fond story for me.

In all fairness and in keeping with the theme of this thread, I will now recall that the table and chairs where we sat in the kitchen as a family was set atop some very cheap and cracked linoleum flooring. When I would get bored with the horrible, HORRIBLE powdered eggs and milk, or even when I would get in trouble, I would hide under the table hoping for something better to eat or that I'd somehow be forgotten in some fit of luck lol. It was under that table that I'd look for the random patterns you can find in that type of flooring (like faces and clouds and such.) Most of the time I imagined finding some rather disturbing demons that I thought would somehow get me someday. What an imagination!

Thanks y'all, for indulging me in my telling of such a meaningless story, but memories and how time changes them are interesting. Someone somewhere (not here) said that "remember when" stories are the most boring and pointless. fuck them
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Post by: MaxPower on January 16, 2019, 02:23:18 PM
First job of the new year. I'll always say that hardwood and engineered hardwood floors look better than most laminate floors. This laminate is a reasonably cheap product and it's not the most attractive print IMO.. but with this paint and the baseboards that I installed today, these laminate floors look pretty good. Why these people built this beautiful new rather large home and then decided on, laminate flooring? They do have two large dogs and laminate is much more scratch resistant so maybe that's why.

Anyways I guess with the right paint, trim, and natural light through large windows almost any floor can look really nice.
That looks very good for laminate. What type of laminate is it? Any experience with the new vinyl flooring planks? When I first heard vinyl I said no way, but apparently this is not the same vinyl from years ago and some people really like it. If cost wasn't a big issue, and you were installing a floor (on a concrete slab) with pets and possible spills or accidents, what would you put down?
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Post by: KSM32 on January 16, 2019, 04:46:07 PM
@MaxPower  The laminate flooring is made by Tarkett.

To answer your question; vinyl planking has gotten really popular in the last few years. A lot of restaurants have the glue down planking, you could pour a gallon of water on it and leave it overnight, no damage whatsoever. I just did a couple of bathrooms in the click lock system vinyl planking, and it's great for the DIYer because it's so easy to install. It's waterproof, very scratch resistant and very low maintenance. And yes it's great over slab. You can also install laminate over concrete making it a little warmer of a floor because it has an underlayment and of course laminate is thicker. Carpet over slab would be the warmest.. but.. it's carpet :-\ Some of the laminate products these days are extremely well made and look beautiful.


PS vynil planking and laminate are fine with pets. I have a 145 lb dog all over my laminate, no scratches. The engineered hardwood I plan on replacing all the laminate with will be a little less scratch resiliant but it'll hold up.


hope that helps :)
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Post by: MaxPower on January 16, 2019, 07:17:45 PM
@MaxPower  The laminate flooring is made by Tarkett.

To answer your question; vinyl planking has gotten really popular in the last few years. A lot of restaurants have the glue down planking, you could pour a gallon of water on it and leave it overnight, no damage whatsoever. I just did a couple of bathrooms in the click lock system vinyl planking, and it's great for the DIYer because it's so easy to install. It's waterproof, very scratch resistant and very low maintenance. And yes it's great over slab. You can also install laminate over concrete making it a little warmer of a floor because it has an underlayment and of course laminate is thicker. Carpet over slab would be the warmest.. but.. it's carpet :-\ Some of the laminate products these days are extremely well made and look beautiful.


PS vynil planking and laminate are fine with pets. I have a 145 lb dog all over my laminate, no scratches. The engineered hardwood I plan on replacing all the laminate with will be a little less scratch resiliant but it'll hold up.


hope that helps :)
@ksm32  Thanks for your reply and for the information. It's great to hear from someone who has worked with this type of flooring. I find this type of information more valuable than the product sales information. This will be replacing old carpet. I looked through the rest of this thread and from the photos you posted you do excellent work.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 16, 2019, 11:35:29 PM
@ksm32  Thanks for your reply and for the information. It's great to hear from someone who has worked with this type of flooring. I find this type of information more valuable than the product sales information. This will be replacing old carpet. I looked through the rest of this thread and from the photos you posted you do excellent work.
Thank you for the kind words.    If you're going to do it yourself, and this means ripping out the old carpet.. hopefully it's not been glued down to the cement. That can be a long tedious process resulting in copious amount colorful language. Could just be tack strip fastened and that would be preferable.
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Post by: MaxPower on January 17, 2019, 11:44:10 AM
Thank you for the kind words.    If you're going to do it yourself, and this means ripping out the old carpet.. hopefully it's not been glued down to the cement. That can be a long tedious process resulting in copious amount colorful language. Could just be tack strip fastened and that would be preferable.
The carpet is not glued, just tack strips. We have to cut it up in strips 5 feet or less wide so the city will pick it up. It will be a one room at a time project. The carpet is 18 years old and has held up really well but with 4 rescue dogs, getting rid of the carpet will make cleaning easier.
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Post by: GravitySucks on January 17, 2019, 11:53:56 AM
@ksm32  Thanks for your reply and for the information. It's great to hear from someone who has worked with this type of flooring. I find this type of information more valuable than the product sales information. This will be replacing old carpet. I looked through the rest of this thread and from the photos you posted you do excellent work.

I’m currently having the floor in my house replaced. I had laminate and ceramic tile on concrete and I am going with a real thick vinyl plank. (8mm). It had a better warranty than the laminate and a thicker backing. They put down a moisture barrier first. 
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Post by: KSM32 on January 17, 2019, 07:18:53 PM
I’m currently having the floor in my house replaced. I had laminate and ceramic tile on concrete and I am going with a real thick vinyl plank. (8mm). It had a better warranty than the laminate and a thicker backing. They put down a moisture barrier first.
8 mil vinyl plank, that's the stuff. Only a matter of time before 8 is the standard and laminate products may be in trouble..
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Post by: KSM32 on January 18, 2019, 11:45:27 PM
These stairs may not be spiraled like a previous laminate stair entry but these are real 1" hardwood steps done this week. Wood look over carpet any day. Although some pets, large dogs in particular can be very weary of these beauties. I can assure you, the picture does not do any justice. they even smell good :D

Hopefully this doesn't come out sideways.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 20, 2019, 11:42:19 PM
Taking a risk here, but this is Brazilian Cherry Hardwood left over scraps from a job I did a few years ago. Customer wanted to throw the excess product (ignoring my advice) out so I brought it home and covered my home bar with it. 

Point is; always keep some of your left over flooring. They didn't and now they are desperately searching for a matching product to replace about 6 planks due to dragging a dishwasher across their kitchen. I can offer them my bar, but that won't help and this particular line has been since discontinued. So they're screwed.

Just like food, you can always utilize leftovers.
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Post by: Bart Ell on January 21, 2019, 07:02:37 AM
Thank you for the kind words.    If you're going to do it yourself, and this means ripping out the old carpet.. hopefully it's not been glued down to the cement. That can be a long tedious process resulting in copious amount colorful language. Could just be tack strip fastened and that would be preferable.

Once someone sees what is under their carpet they never want to have carpet again.
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Post by: MaxPower on January 21, 2019, 10:16:46 AM
Once someone sees what is under their carpet they never want to have carpet again.
Especially if you don't vacuum it and deep clean it every once in a while  :)
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Post by: MaxPower on January 21, 2019, 10:20:29 AM
Taking a risk here, but this is Brazilian Cherry Hardwood left over scraps from a job I did a few years ago. Customer wanted to throw the excess product (ignoring my advice) out so I brought it home and covered my home bar with it. 

Point is; always keep some of your left over flooring. They didn't and now they are desperately searching for a matching product to replace about 6 planks due to dragging a dishwasher across their kitchen. I can offer them my bar, but that won't help and this particular line has been since discontinued. So they're screwed.

Just like food, you can always utilize leftovers.
What type of finish did you put on top of the hardwood on top of the bar?
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Post by: KSM32 on January 21, 2019, 02:30:13 PM
What type of finish did you put on top of the hardwood on top of the bar?
@MaxPower That's the product as it is sold. Almost all hardwoods all ready to install out of the box.
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Post by: KSM32 on January 21, 2019, 02:34:34 PM
Once someone sees what is under their carpet they never want to have carpet again.
Years ago when we ripped the carpet out of the living room we were shocked at the amount of dust, dirt and sand. 7LBs worth. The only place with carpet in the house is on the stairs for Vera's sake. Giant breed dogs don't do well with wood, tile, or laminate stairs unless they learn from a very early age.
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Post by: MaxPower on January 21, 2019, 02:43:02 PM
@MaxPower That's the product as it is sold. Almost all hardwoods all ready to install out of the box.
Looks good. I was just wondering if you put an additional finish on it since it was being used as a bar top.