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  • TheMaster
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    Tile guy didn't have a bucket so he mixed it up in the K-sink


    With his hand

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  • geno gardner
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    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    I usually dump it on the neighbors lawn



    I was wondering where that stuff came from.

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  • geno gardner
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    Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
    6 1/2 hrs at holiday/after hrs resulting in ~$1k bill to remove the grout the ho/tilemaster poured down his line. 6+ units on this line. cut abs 3 places in crawl to dig it out as I didn't want to be the guy who cut it loose to make a problem elsewhere. Got a 5gal bucket 6" deep worth out the line. f'ing trail of set up grout in line from clog back to unit. recovered enough g'dam grout to have done the job (backsplash). what in god's name are people thinking?

    how much did you save by tiling that yrself? was it worth it, you silly person? can't wait to hear the grumbling balking teenager-esque excuses/grasping when he's called on the carpet.

    There was f'ing half a bag of f'ing grout that I recovered for f's sake!

    I'm constantly amazed that people so cluless have enough $ to own property.
    Job security. Why aren't you happy?

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  • NorthernIllinoisPlumber
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    You could have broke that up and washed it to the main....

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  • Ace Sewer
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    thought you'd enjoy some pics
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  • Bob D.
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    Originally posted by idlplumb View Post
    Every time I read something like this it reminds me that "common sense" isn't that common. A small amount of grout is one thing, but that much? Was the guy mixing it in the kitchen sink?

    And using the wife's $500 Kitchen Aide mixer to boot.

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  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by stxrus View Post
    it's bad enough when the DIYers do it but more often than not it's the tile/plaster pros that do it.
    They may call themselves pros.
    I don't care if the guy is better than twenty others he does not know his job.

    It would be like me putting a 3" riser through the concrete under a beam then drilling it out thereby ruining it.You think anyone is going to think I'm a pro.It's my job to understand my surroundings.

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  • stxrus
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    it's bad enough when the DIYers do it but more often than not it's the tile/plaster pros that do it.

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  • TheMaster
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    Some liquid drain cleaners and dissolve grout.

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  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by bartnc37 View Post
    Not sure, but by his lack of grumbling I'd say he had a part in dumping that crap down the line.
    Dead giveaway.

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  • idlplumb
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    Every time I read something like this it reminds me that "common sense" isn't that common. A small amount of grout is one thing, but that much? Was the guy mixing it in the kitchen sink?

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  • toolaholic
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    I usually dump it on the neighbors lawn

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  • Buckwheat
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    I just finished a tile job (Kitchen floor, bathroom and backsplash) at my son's newly acquired forclosure. Way too friggin cold outside to clean out the buckets that the thinset and grout was mixed up in so I just threw them out. A couple of bucks for a few plastic buckets is a lot cheaper than trying to drill the crap out of the sewer. Ya gotta watch drywallers and plaster guys too. Most of the pro's know not to do cleanouts in the house but some DIY people learn an expensive lesson.

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  • bartnc37
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    Had a similar thing over 4th of July weekend at a local historic building. They used that garage floor epoxy on all of the bathroom and service area floors and then poured the excess down the floor mount urinal and a service sink which also received the A/C condensate. You wanna see a tough clog, try urinary salts mixed with epoxy
    The whole building goes to a 6" house trap with a exposed inlet so I had the maint guy hold a screen on the end of a wire in it to catch all the crud so I didn't clog up the main sewer. Not sure, but by his lack of grumbling I'd say he had a part in dumping that crap down the line.

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  • toolaholic
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    Be thankful! Now You can Buy a ROPUMP

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