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02-20-10, 09:17 AM
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I know the hammered product and I'd prime for...

I know the hammered product and I'd prime for it...that said the only reason I wouldn't is if the primer effected the appearance of the hammered look.The product itself does not have the same rust...
02-18-10, 12:58 PM
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Posted By spdavid

Toggle bolts would not work in the mortar,they...

Toggle bolts would not work in the mortar,they need open space to function therefore you'd have to drill into the open part of the cinder blocks.

Using a VSR drill with a masonry bit going slow...
02-18-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By spdavid

I believe what you have is a brass adapter...

I believe what you have is a brass adapter screwed into a steel fitting.This means the plumbing is old and has galvanized steel drains.that combined with the mixed metal issue means this will be very...
02-18-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,957
Posted By spdavid

You need to put a coat of rusty metal primer on...

You need to put a coat of rusty metal primer on the doors before you top coat.No Rustoleum top coat has as effective an ability to block rust as that primer.

Rustoleum is a brand name and it...
02-16-10, 11:25 AM
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Views: 29,721
Posted By spdavid

Always anchor in the mortar joints of cinder...

Always anchor in the mortar joints of cinder block walls.Most anchors will function well.
02-16-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By spdavid

Lacquer retarder is an additive for lacquer and...

Lacquer retarder is an additive for lacquer and does not appear to give the effects you are looking for.

Are you certain lacquer is the finish?Polyurethane would be far more common.

Ultimately...
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Views: 1,574
Posted By spdavid

If you do use your hands use a paint mitt not...

If you do use your hands use a paint mitt not kitchen gloves.These are mitten like gloves made of similar material to paint rollers and designed to litterally hand paint areas.They are not that...
02-16-10, 11:08 AM
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Posted By spdavid

Painters use a combination of bleach and tri...

Painters use a combination of bleach and tri sodium phosphate.TSP is a strong general purpose detergent sold at most hardware and home improvement stores.

you will need to prime this area with a...
02-16-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,957
Posted By spdavid

Well naval jelly would work for this or you could...

Well naval jelly would work for this or you could use what is referred to as rust converters(there are several brands) which convert rust to a paintable surface.

No matter what you do you will...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By spdavid

Frankly BIN is overkill,Zinsser's oil based...

Frankly BIN is overkill,Zinsser's oil based product or any better quality oil/solvent based primer should be fine.
02-16-10, 10:57 AM
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Views: 2,505
Posted By spdavid

Carmax is not going to consider 500 miles enough...

Carmax is not going to consider 500 miles enough difference to lower the offer they gave you.If they do lower it make sure you tell them about the previous offer.
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Views: 3,863
Posted By spdavid

I've been in hardware/home improvement retail all...

I've been in hardware/home improvement retail all my life and I can tell you it is extremely common for big box stores to use high volume of purchase power to pressure,almost always...
01-20-10, 08:16 AM
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Posted By spdavid

It would seem to me that a transfer of...

It would seem to me that a transfer of title/ownership that was registered with whatever form of "DMV" exists there would act essentially as a bill of sale.you couldn't change that without a "sale"...
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Posted By spdavid

The blue tablets etc ARE blue food coloring so...

The blue tablets etc ARE blue food coloring so yes just get some of that.
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Views: 3,863
Posted By spdavid

No matter where you buy rollers price is the only...

No matter where you buy rollers price is the only way to establish quality.Cheap rollers of any construction will perform poorly.The higher up you go the better performance you will get.Most home...
01-19-10, 01:39 PM
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Views: 14,739
Posted By spdavid

If the lemon law applied to individual sellers...

If the lemon law applied to individual sellers that are not commercial dealers,which I'm not sure it would,it would only apply if you had not divulged a known issue before selling and/or depicted the...
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Posted By spdavid

Because of the likely presence of significant...

Because of the likely presence of significant mold I suggest you move out of the house until the work is complete as you may be exposing yourself to a harmful environment and eventual health issues.
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Posted By spdavid

There are products on the market that swell wood...

There are products on the market that swell wood and are designed very much for your situation.One is called ChairLoc but there are others.Most non big box hardware stores carry at least one in the...
01-17-10, 09:42 AM
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Views: 5,188
Posted By spdavid

That GMC commercial is based on government...

That GMC commercial is based on government accepted highway mileage figures.I believe some time soon they are supposed to move to a combined figure only.(highway/city).

But for the gray commerical...
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Views: 928
Posted By spdavid

Plumbers putty is what is normally used although...

Plumbers putty is what is normally used although some people do use silicone but sealant should not be the repair for a loose drain.Check and make certain the nut underneath that holds the drain in...
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Views: 13,511
Posted By spdavid

I am not a big fan of quick dry spackle for...

I am not a big fan of quick dry spackle for anything larger than a nail hole etc.It has far less structural strength than regular spackle or joint compound.If your areas are largers than nail hole...
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Posted By spdavid

I don't have any experience with the Fuller...

I don't have any experience with the Fuller product but Rust-Oleum is a quality product line and should work fine.

If you are going to remove and reattach these shutters yearly or seasonally you...
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Views: 6,631
Posted By spdavid

No matter what you do these hinges will rust so...

No matter what you do these hinges will rust so all you can do is slow and control the process not stop it.

Assuming these will be attahced to areas of trim,you can use oil based primer followed...
01-14-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By spdavid

Probably be easier to use Sharkbite...

Probably be easier to use Sharkbite fittings.Dependable and would allow you to do what you are proposing.
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Posted By spdavid

What parts do you need?If it is leaking it likely...

What parts do you need?If it is leaking it likely would use parts that work in many Kohlers faucets.Take it apart and take the various parts with you to a non big box hardware store or plumbing...
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