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11-26-17, 01:44 AM
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Posted By _Alex_

Now I also remember that I wiped sanding dust...

Now I also remember that I wiped sanding dust with a barely wet rag, maybe half an hour before starting to spray primer. I wonder if the wood was still wet and that's what did it. The other thing is...
11-23-17, 08:11 PM
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Views: 1,231
Posted By _Alex_

Yes it does! I noticed it after they delivered...

Yes it does! I noticed it after they delivered the door, but I'm under time pressure and decided to ignore it. I'm weird, but I actually kind of like it - gives the door "character" LOL. I could...
11-23-17, 07:26 PM
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Views: 1,231
Posted By _Alex_

I don't know, I may have sanded it more. That's...

I don't know, I may have sanded it more. That's the top left corner. Here are the other corners:

Top right:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BLgpcM6yBpceQp9g2...
11-23-17, 06:34 PM
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Views: 1,231
Posted By _Alex_

I just sanded it with 220 grit by hand until it...

I just sanded it with 220 grit by hand until it felt smooth to the touch. Then I sprayed it with Zinsser PrimeCoat primer, diluted with about 10% water. First time dealing with a non-pre-primed door...
11-23-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By _Alex_

Thanks for your replies. I think I'll try the...

Thanks for your replies. I think I'll try the caulk approach. I have a follow up question. I'm sanding the door to get rid of rough raised grain. Bright light reveals raised grain patterns - not just...
11-22-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By _Alex_

Filling small cracks in wood door surface before painting

I primed this door: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RcJysfsQihwygNgF2.

Now I see thin cracks where boards meet on top: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bjXpZZVeYjICfm1D3
Zoomed in:...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-22-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By _Alex_

Thanks for your response! A follow-up question......

Thanks for your response! A follow-up question... When I look in yellow pages for someone to fix this, should I look for a plumber or for an appliance repair person? I know that this is in a plumbing...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-22-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By _Alex_

Does my water heater leak?

Hi,

My water wasn't hot, so I checked pilot light and it was out. I tried lighting it and it won't stay lit. It's a Rheem (GE) water heater manufactured in October 2012, so access to pilot is...
10-20-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By _Alex_

I'll remove cracked/loose stucco and then it'll...

I'll remove cracked/loose stucco and then it'll be easier to see what's inside and easier to make a decision.

You seem to differentiate between mortar and stucco. Are you saying that I should use...
10-19-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By _Alex_

I'm not sure what kind of framing it is. I can...

I'm not sure what kind of framing it is. I can just see those two rotten wood beams and I'm assuming that they were meant to support the mesh and stucco.

What do you mean by dry it in?

I was...
10-19-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By _Alex_

Repair stucco on top of wall

Hi,

I want to repair the holes in stucco on top of the wall shown in photos. The main goal is to protect interior of the wall from rain. The entire top of wall, except for the very edges, is soft...
07-27-14, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By _Alex_

What is this clamp and wire on my water pipe?

Hi,

I just replaced the valve shown in the first image and I want to remove the clamp that you can see near the wall in that picture. It clamps a piece of copper wire to the pipe. It's just a...
07-12-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,272
Posted By _Alex_

Seal around conduit through stucco wall

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I thought you guys might know a thing or two about conduits outside.

I'm installing a sprinkler controller in my garage. I made a hole in stucco...
07-05-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,371
Posted By _Alex_

I just realized that this device does not answer...

I just realized that this device does not answer my original question. This screws onto the hose bib. My concern is about lead in the hose bib getting into the house water supply. Let's say I don't...
07-05-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,371
Posted By _Alex_

Pilot Dane, Is this the type of valve you...

Pilot Dane,

Is this the type of valve you are talking about? I'm not sure because it's listed under "pressure washer accessories".

Power Care 1 in. Garden Hose Inlet Back-Flow Preventer-AP31075...
07-05-14, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,371
Posted By _Alex_

Hose bib not for potable water

Hi,

I installed an hose bib that is labeled not safe for potable water. No one will drink from this hose, but it is connected to house plumbing. Is this allowed in terms of safety, or is a back...
07-05-14, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By _Alex_

Learning to solder copper tubing

Hi,

I'm practicing soldering some 3/4" copper tubing for a pretty big project, but I'm having trouble figuring out if my results are OK. I've read a bunch of articles and watched several videos...
Replies: 2
Views: 12,082
Posted By _Alex_

Laminate floor to door threshold transition

Hi,

I need to install a transition between laminate floor and a metal door threshold. I have two different types of transition pieces that you can see in one of the pictures. My plan is to use the...
12-23-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

I think it was a false alarm. I finished cutting...

I think it was a false alarm. I finished cutting that stack of shims at normal speed and there was no smoke. I also made a test cut of the MDF trim and I see less chipping, as expected.

Original...
12-23-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

I was just researching this on Google and a...

I was just researching this on Google and a response to a similar problem was "are you cutting too slowly?". Is it possible that cutting too slowly would cause this?

Yeah, I have both washers. I'm...
12-23-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

No, I was deliberately cutting very slowly. What...

No, I was deliberately cutting very slowly. What do you mean by "run true"?
12-23-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

Oh man, I just tried cutting through a few wood...

Oh man, I just tried cutting through a few wood shims stacked together and it started smoking. Some of the teeth started turning black. It couldn't be the blade or the material. Is something wrong...
12-23-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

Just picked up this DeWALT blade for $30 at...

Just picked up this DeWALT blade for $30 at Lowe's. Hopefully it'll give me nice cuts. Also got some White Lightning caulk. I'm curious to see the difference between Alex and White Lightning, so I'll...
12-22-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

marksr, what is "SWP's 66 Glazing"? Does SW stand...

marksr, what is "SWP's 66 Glazing"? Does SW stand for Sherwin-Williams? Is this the product?

Glazing Compound - Homeowners - Sherwin-Williams...
12-21-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By _Alex_

I replaced the 40-tooth blade with the 60-tooth...

I replaced the 40-tooth blade with the 60-tooth one. It seems to cause the same amount or maybe slightly less chipping. I also sawed through a 2x4 to check bevel alignment. I was cutting slowly, but...
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