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    Jim you are a bit behind on posting pictures.

    But John is behind on posting Good links.

    This is one good Pissing Match, and I am enjoying it.


    Could you please come up to speed ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    Jim you are a bit behind on posting pictures.

    But John is behind on posting Good links.

    This is one good Pissing Match, and I am enjoying it.


    Could you please come up to speed ?


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    Here...have some of mine.
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    IMO this is the Red Sneaker - he likes to give opinions cause it makes him feel good. He doesn't care about the 'useless noise' he generates with endless empty comments. It's all about the Red Sneaker. Any engineer or handyman can give similar advice. I have yet to see any pictures of his jobs. OTOH John has tons of real world experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    OMG - Does the Author of this Cartoon know Jim personally? I laughed so hard. Thanks for that Doug!

    You really should not pick on Jim.

    He does know his stuff in some areas. And offers some very good knowledge.


    But that was a cool Cartoon, the Author must have known me.
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    If tile setting was a beauty contest, I'm pretty sure that John would win. The point was and is, there is more than one way to do something and have it technically perform its intended purpose. John seems to feel his way is the best and only way - the industry says otherwise. The TCNA handbook is nearly three hundred pages long, listing many ways to do things, not one. These have been tested and used for longer than John has been setting tile, so why should we believe his is the only way to do it right?

    Cost/benefit/risk. It appears that John's customers don't particularly care about costs. This is not a luxury the average person can afford. The benefits of doing it one way verses the other may not be worthwhile in any one situation, especially if it takes longer (important if you're paying for labor) or costs more. This is by no means a justification for skipping steps or not following the procedures accurately. There are conditions that dictate doing things a certain way, and applying a method where it is inappropriate is just that, wrong. But, often, there's more than one way to accomplish the same thing, but John just doesn't want to listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    OMG - Does the Author of this Cartoon know Jim personally? I laughed so hard. Thanks for that Doug!
    John, Scott Adams, the writer of Dilbert has the ability to make everybody in every walk of work life feel like he's been there, done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    In mine too Bob. But if a man is going to trash my opinions and cast doubt about my skill set or methods a little bashing needs to happen. I'm working hard to showcase Jim for the "Unprofessional" he is. Look what's happened. Mr. Bridge himself is coming to his rescue. These men chat about blaa blaa blab but the fact is they are both retired. Neither builds bathrooms for a living.

    I've been installing Kerdi longer than John Bridge now. John Bridge only worked on average showers at best and does not go out of his way to promote flood testing showers. This is reckless for someone like like John because he could make a big difference online. Lets see how long John Bridge hangs around. He certainly can not support his post with photo's. Pictures of his work. John wrote somewhere i think he only flood tested 3-4 showers with Kerdi. And now he is advertising he is an expert witness... I find this so funny.
    John, I stopped seeing the humor in this thread, but I see and know that you do a great job and care deeply about every little aspect of it. I have no doubts about your ability. Maybe you and Jim ould hire a couple of hot babes to represent you guys and do the mud wrestling thing. The winnner wins the arguments, but the skills and knowledge remain the property of their owners. And post the videos of the feat, please. (not your feet).
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