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yes, it was a DIY project. I used the Sherwin...

yes, it was a DIY project. I used the Sherwin William Armor Seal over the stain. tThe floor is 102 years old and the building is a coffee shop/restaurant. Floor looks great but I need to keep it...
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Can you tell me what the best wax would be to...

Can you tell me what the best wax would be to hold up under nightly mopping and not turn cloudy?
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to follow up...

I used Armor Seal two part epoxy from Sherwin Williams and the floor is beautiful. Very easy to apply also (but not cheap). Only issue is I have some scar marks after people moving tables,...
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removing dried latex paint from stained concrete?

had several overspray spots on a floor which had been acid stained. Tried goof-off (works but no better than dishwashing soap) also tried TSP which seemed to continue to eat away at the concrete,...
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sealing over old concrete after stain

renovating an old downtown building, existing concrete floors have been sanded/stained/sealed but the sealer looks more like a waterproof product. I would like to seal the floors with something to...
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thanks, will let you know how it turns out!

thanks, will let you know how it turns out!
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thanks for your help! Should I apply any special...

thanks for your help! Should I apply any special bonding agent to the brick/stone? I wanted to freehand with a trowel but did not know if I could. I know how to tape & bed but have little masonary...
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old plaster was painted. where stone and brick...

old plaster was painted. where stone and brick are exposed there is no paint
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overlay brick/stone wall?

Hi,
making repairs on old building which has a wall composed of sandstone rock and brick. Part of the wall had a plaster coat.
Wondering what is the best way to apply plaster/cement coat over...
05-31-07, 04:04 PM
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Posted By hal k

problem sweating copper tubing

scratching my head on this one. Trying to replace the faucets on my daughter's bath, need to sweat 3 joints, male adapter to tubing, to 90 degree elbow to tubing and finally to another male adapter...
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south wall is nearly all glass, so good...

south wall is nearly all glass, so good visibility in daylight hours.

wanted to use the lights for total lighting, not just ambient. But I don't want it too bright.


Never thought about the...
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pendant lighting question

hi, I have a building in which I am wanting to use pendant lighting but am curiopus if I will be very disappointed after laying out all the cash and seeing the results. Thought I would see if there...
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Posted By hal k

did you verify the replacement gaskets have the...

did you verify the replacement gaskets have the exact same holes? You may have blocked the vent tube path by a restricting it with a slightly different gasket.
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ALWAYS refer to the instructions with the fan,...

ALWAYS refer to the instructions with the fan, but typically there are three wires, a hot (power) neutral and ground. the switch box just breaks the circuit connection, but typically the hot hire...
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rejet the carb after boring? I believe the...

rejet the carb after boring? I believe the cluthces on the PW50 are centrifugal but if it was pulling before the engine work it shouldn't have gone bad immediately.
got a fresh plug?
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2-strokes are very easy. Recommend if you are...

2-strokes are very easy. Recommend if you are going to tear it down that far to replace head gasket I would go ahead and rebuild top end, unless that was already part of work done. Make sure to get...
01-27-07, 09:02 PM
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Posted By hal k

Painting/staining Hardi-plank to resemble cedar

would like to use hardiplank faux shake/shingles for siding but would also like it to look like cedar shingles. Has anyone successfully used paint or gel stain to make the hardi-plank siding look...
01-27-07, 08:56 PM
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looks like Tamko. Come in 2' X 4' sheets and are...

looks like Tamko. Come in 2' X 4' sheets and are fastened by nails/screws. I too am looking for a faux cedar siding but can't find anything to really fit the bill. Closet I have come is the...
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what would you do if you were building an energy efficient home?

looking to start another home in the next 9 months. I would like to do a lot of things different than I did 7 years ago when I built the last one, mainly in the area of energy efficiency.

I'm...
03-28-06, 02:27 PM
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Posted By hal k

moulding arond sidelite cracked

hello all, I have a 3'0 aluminum entry door wih sidelights on either side. My problem is the door faces west and the plastic moulding which holds the sidelites in place is cracked and warped. I...
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Posted By hal k

never thought of that..

thanks,
I'll certainly give that a try. Is there anything you would recommend using in a power washer to remove the fly specks?
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fly specks on new paint

Help!
Repainting the exterior of the house and the flies are intent on ruining it as fast as I can paint. They regurgitate and leave black spots all over the new beige base and white trim? ...
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Posted By hal k

thanks!

I'll give that a try. Assuming the petroleum base, not the water based type?
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Posted By hal k

removing latex paint from solar screens

paint has dried on, is there any solution to remove the paint drips other than replacing the solar screen?

thanks in advance,
hal
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Posted By hal k

redo of lazy susan

wondering if anyone had ever converted a 90 degree lazy susan to 45 degree. Wife wants to expand kitchen. Looks doable but wondering if anyone had been through the pain and would help me stop the...
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