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I do have a shield for when I'm spraying directly...

I do have a shield for when I'm spraying directly adjacent to the brick, but the bigger problem seems to be spraying up into the eaves. The drift of the paint down onto the bricks is the issue, I...
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Tips on controlling overspray when painting exterior?

We are using an airless to spray latex on eaves of brick house. Noticed quite a bit of overspray drifting onto the bricks when I sprayed one section of the house. They are not turning white by any...
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Typical exterior painting schedule?

Just wondering what a normal exterior painting schedule is. We are planning on spraying latex with an airless. It's a brick house, so we are just painting eaves. Old paint job was in bad shape, so...
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Thanks for the info. I think I need to move to a...

Thanks for the info. I think I need to move to a smaller tip (like a 15 as you suggest). I was just concerned because the primer says to use a 19 or 21. Someone mentioned the tip will "burn out"...
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Need airless help--too much paint

I'm trying to paint the exterior of our house with an airless (Titan 440). Using latex primer, and the paint recommends .019-.021 tip. I started with a 519 tip. The problem I'm having is there is...
04-24-07, 08:17 AM
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PVC for ice maker line?

Can PVC be used to supply an ice maker? I have a fridge in the garage, and the nearest supply is the washer hookup in a neighboring laundry room. So I need to run a line from there up the wall,...
04-11-07, 07:34 AM
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I had thought about the walkie talkies, sounds...

I had thought about the walkie talkies, sounds like a good idea. Does the person in the attic have control over the machine? Or can it only be turned on/off from below? Does it come out really...
04-11-07, 07:14 AM
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How hard to blow in cellulose? Any tips?

We have an older house with loose fiberglass but it need more insulation in most spots. Want to blow in cellulose. Wondering how difficult it is. Can it be done efficiently with only two...
03-30-07, 06:40 AM
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I'll only need it for small repairs, so I think...

I'll only need it for small repairs, so I think I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the input. The one at HD is probably ok, but for twice as much, I'd rather take my chances with HF. Will try to...
03-29-07, 06:58 PM
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Is the Harbor Freight texture gun decent?

I need to spray some very fine orange peel texture over some patched drywall. I've tried the aerosol texture sprays and they never look good. Noticed this Harbor Freight sprayer and if it works...
03-23-07, 02:26 PM
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Good tips, thank you. I'll hopefully have time...

Good tips, thank you. I'll hopefully have time to give it a try this weekend.
03-23-07, 01:55 PM
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How to mount vent hood to wall?

Just got a big vent hood for the kitchen--"commercial style" I guess. It's 18" tall, 36" wide, 27" deep. Mounts to the wall. I need to screw it into studs. I think I just drill some holes in the...
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How to connect vent duct to roof jack?

We are going to have a 10" round duct installed from our kitchen vent hood and it will exhaust thru the roof. I can't find a roof jack off the shelf anywhere that will fit that large a duct, so we...
03-19-07, 06:17 AM
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Thanks, that sort of makes sense. I gues...

Thanks, that sort of makes sense. I gues allthread are those long rods that are threaded along the entire length? So you are hanging it from above it sounds like. There are also some vertical...
03-16-07, 01:06 PM
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Need to mount exhaust fan in attic--how?

I got a blower fan for a kitchen vent hood that goes in the attic, in the middle of the duct run. The instructions with it are quite vague and there is no hardware with it. It is supposed to be...
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