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05-23-08, 01:27 PM
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walking away is a form of negotiation. Fact is...

walking away is a form of negotiation. Fact is it's not "as-is" if they've changed something since you viewed the house. I'd tell them to fill it back up immediately if they want to do the deal. ...
05-23-08, 01:14 PM
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Views: 16,980
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if your biggest concern is draining the pool,...

if your biggest concern is draining the pool, then I've got to agree with Steve - you shouldn't tackle this project.

For starters, that not "old paint" you are seeing - it's a plaster coating...
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Views: 1,280
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how long did you leave the tape in place after...

how long did you leave the tape in place after painting? tape should be removed fairly quickly after painting - as I've learned the hard way. Paint dries from the surface inward, which creates a...
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another vote for the floors in this case. then...

another vote for the floors in this case. then use the tarps, but cleaning a few drops of errant latex from a new urethane floor shouldn't be a big deal. Touching up new walls is a PITA.
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one thing you can look for - and must be...

one thing you can look for - and must be specified somewhere - is the % solids in the paint. high solids means more pigment. and it almost always means higher cost. it doesn't necessarily mean...
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Views: 1,020
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Loren - painting kitchen cabinets is a dicey...

Loren - painting kitchen cabinets is a dicey proposition at best. Surface prep is critical with all the contaminents they pick up over time, and regular wall paint just won't take the abuse. Your...
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Views: 884
Posted By sandbagger

all the above - and don't forget interior vs...

all the above - and don't forget interior vs exterior :)
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you can increase your chances of success whatever...

you can increase your chances of success whatever you do by making sure the surface you are going to paint is clean and free of any loose paint. any surface contamination is going to reduce the...
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Views: 1,020
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a paint distributor told me that this applies to...

a paint distributor told me that this applies to some oil-based primers, but not latex. I do know this was an issue with car paint back when I messed with that stuff.
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fwiw - don't turn too green with envy. get out...

fwiw - don't turn too green with envy. get out your tape and you'll find the difference between your 17" LCD and 19" CRT is nowhere near 2". They are measured differently. ;)
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Views: 1,289
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the walls will get a light knockdown texture over...

the walls will get a light knockdown texture over the primer/sealer/conditioner, primed again and topcoated (flat). Probably two finish coats since I find my technique isn't quite good enough to...
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Views: 1,289
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the answer is Gardz, but....

but I can't find it. nowhere. :wall:

to prep for repainting (interior) I peeled off the old paint and took a screen to the texture residue left behind. While I was at it, I did some things...
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if you're going to paint popcorn it's best to use...

if you're going to paint popcorn it's best to use a paint designed specifically for it, and follow directions very carefully. If it's just one of those swirly or knockdown textures don't worry about...
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Views: 1,412
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fwiw - Zinsser has made several improvements to...

fwiw - Zinsser has made several improvements to P-W and even has several versions. You also have a much wider range of tinting options than a few years ago where "pastel" was about it. :cool:
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no no no!! :alarm: good grief - if the...

no no no!! :alarm:

good grief - if the paint is bonded that well, removing it doesn't make a lot of sense. And a heat gun on plaster is, well, bad news (I'll leave it at that). Like the guys...
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Views: 1,651
Posted By sandbagger

what does the existing paint look like? is it...

what does the existing paint look like? is it flat or glossy? is it several years old or relatively new? if glossy I like to sand lightly to remove the sheen and that will give better bonding. ...
05-05-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By sandbagger

run the cat 5 - you can also use it for audio...

run the cat 5 - you can also use it for audio distribution, and it's much better quality than wireless has yet to provide.
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Views: 4,874
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thanks much for the good info, folks - I was...

thanks much for the good info, folks - I was beginning to fear as much. :p The fact that I find this to be far too common has confirmed my decision to bid farewell to Saturn (too bad - it was a...
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Views: 4,874
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thanks for the Lucas tip - I'll check it out. ...

thanks for the Lucas tip - I'll check it out. yeh, a month or so is all I need. basically right now it's a race between the tranny and a bad tie rod as to which one gives out first. :eek: so we...
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Views: 4,874
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I'm afraid the rather harsh "KLUNK!" when it...

I'm afraid the rather harsh "KLUNK!" when it finally engages is more than 'slight.' Fluid level is fine - first thing I checked. I don't think there are any vacuum lines as the Saturn trans is...
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Views: 880
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actually, my Craftsman standup has 2 wheels in...

actually, my Craftsman standup has 2 wheels in back and bumpers in front - just tilt it back and go. Very portable and doesn't take up much space. Plus controls and gauges are basically eye-level. ...
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Views: 1,016
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you can often get a free quickie electrical check...

you can often get a free quickie electrical check at the local auto parts store. I just did this at my local Checker. I was pretty sure the alternator was gone, and his test confirmed it. I was...
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Views: 880
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if you're buying a compressor, I'd seriously...

if you're buying a compressor, I'd seriously consider Sears for one major reason - parts! You can almost always get a part for something that says 'Sears' on it. The ones at the box stores may look...
Replies: 7
Views: 4,874
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delayed reverse shift - Saturn auto

our 95 Saturn SL2 has developed a problem shifting into reverse. There is a slight delay after moving the shifter to "R" then a very noticeable "klunk" as reverse gear engages. much more noticeable...
01-17-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By sandbagger

I assume you piped the DW drain to the disposer? ...

I assume you piped the DW drain to the disposer? was that the first time you ran the disposer since installing the DW (hard to believe)? sounds like you forgot to remove some of the packing...
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