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Things just don’t measure up for this contractor!

 tile spacers in bags

As I was zipping through one of the big box home improvement stores, I can across something that caught my eye. I noticed that the tile spacers in the same box were different sizes. I’m not saying the package was put in the wrong box. The spacers had the same packaging but two different size spacers in each package.

Something just doesn’t measure up!

 

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Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Oh boy - can you just imagine how cranky the contractor or homeowner will be if they failed to notice that and got back to the job with the wrong size spacers? Especially if it's some distance away.

For us, it would mean a 20 mile drive - and I know the words my husband would be using!

May 28, 2012 11:32 PM #1
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DeeDee Riley
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It sure doesn't, Tom.  I hope the contractor using these would notice the obvious difference too!

May 28, 2012 11:53 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
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Oh my...what a big difference.  We tend to do thinner grout lines as it's more in style and easier to maintain.

May 29, 2012 03:25 AM #3
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Mark Delgado
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Wow. Big difference there. I can see that becoming a real mess for the unobservant one that starts installing only to realize later...
May 29, 2012 05:18 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Tom. What a difference indeed. I guess there is a blog in everything. Pretty funny. Have a great day.

May 29, 2012 05:48 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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That's a long way to go for a $2 product Marte. I'm with your husband.   :)

May 29, 2012 06:01 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It's a good thing the packaging is clear, else nobody would see the difference DeeDee.

May 29, 2012 06:01 AM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I like the smaller grout lines too Debbie.

May 29, 2012 06:01 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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True Mark, you don't want to be shifting tiles after they are set in place.

May 29, 2012 06:02 AM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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A post is in the eye of the beholder Sheila.  :)

Enjoy this day.

May 29, 2012 06:02 AM #10
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Holy-quality-control-Batman! I mean Tom! That factory where those spacers cme from needs you to come over there and kick som A$$ take a look!

May 29, 2012 06:38 AM #11
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Tom, That make for some creative grout work does it not. I bet someone on the factory line got yelled at on that day.

May 29, 2012 07:49 PM #12
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I'm sure this is not something that happens all the time Peg, I just got lucky in seeing it.  :)

May 29, 2012 08:15 PM #13
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Donald, what gets me thinking...

Either the factory line supervisor didn't catch it either,

or It was an exceptable error and it was sent anyway.

 

 

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