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07-16-07, 10:46 AM
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actually the above test would work OK if you...

actually the above test would work OK if you chose an inconspicous location to test it and only used the smallest amount (like using a small paint brush - like one you would use to paint a model...
07-10-07, 12:08 PM
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Views: 3,413
Posted By jaymes

upon further searching I found the following (for...

upon further searching I found the following (for those interested):

http://forum.doityourself.com/archive/index.php/t-43831.html

http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339
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07-09-07, 09:22 AM
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Views: 23,360
Posted By jaymes

have you thought about an air freshener? perhaps...

have you thought about an air freshener? perhaps a basket of potpouri on the back of your can? And although you only spend on average 5 minutes in the "office", why can't you leave the fan running...
07-09-07, 09:11 AM
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Posted By jaymes

New Bath Tub - Cast Metal vs. Molded plastic

So I am getting ready to remove my old one piece fiber glass tub with walls unit and replace it with a tub and then tile the walls. I have looked at the Big Box stores and found that I have a choice...
07-09-07, 08:18 AM
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Views: 2,594
Posted By jaymes

OK, so I am a geologist and thought I would chime...

OK, so I am a geologist and thought I would chime in here. The issue with coarse, medium, or fine granite has to do with the grain size of the individual grains in the granite. Granite is an...
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Views: 1,625
Posted By jaymes

pre-wet the "seasoned" wood

you need to use a Mill Deglazer on PT wood before staining it. I used Coronado's Maxum water based semi-transparent stain (New Cedar) on my deck. The instructions advised to apply to a dry deck;...
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Views: 146,814
Posted By jaymes

correction

I just wanted to note that if you live in SE Indiana as you say and the contour map is correct, then you live along the border between the 2' and 3' footing and not the 3' - 4'. Just the same, thank...
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Views: 5,323
Posted By jaymes

I used PT lumber that had weathered in place for...

I used PT lumber that had weathered in place for over six months (winter) before I stained it. I also used a Mill Deglazer on the deck before applying the stain. The black growth was not there...
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Views: 5,323
Posted By jaymes

Like I said, the deck is fairly new; however, I...

Like I said, the deck is fairly new; however, I did use a Mill deglazer to clean the deck and it seems to be pretty darn clean when I stained it. I know it's not pollen per say as I waited until all...
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Views: 50,671
Posted By jaymes

uhm... thanks, but... clean it how? Do I need...

uhm... thanks, but...
clean it how? Do I need anything special? What should I use as a cleaning agent? Obviously not soap and water, but what about rubbing alcohol or some other solvent? Also...
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It is a Murray Select 22" 2in1 Mulching/Discharge...

It is a Murray Select 22" 2in1 Mulching/Discharge mower with an 6.0 HP Briggs and Stratton engine.

The tank was dry when I got it, gas likely evaporated in tank. I put fresh "Super" grade gas in...
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Posted By jaymes

Black Mold Growing on Recently Stained Deck

I have a deck that is less than a year old and which has only been stained within the past three or so months. I used Maxum Semitransparent water-based stain by Coronado, but I added a natural bug...
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Lawn Mower starts, runs a second, then cuts off

I have a fairly new (barely used) lawn mower that I borrowed from a friend. The friend has an apartment and does not have to mow, so the mower has not been started in a year or more.

Initially I...
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Views: 2,283
Posted By jaymes

Unhappy Removing Grade Stamps from PT deck wood

OK So I just search the forum and have found that the grade stamps are suppose to go down and that apparently there is nothing I can do. I guess it will be "added" character... but I don't like the...
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Adding height to concrete piers

I am building a deck just above ground level. I have installed concrete piers that are 30" deep with rebar (I live in the south, so plenty deep) and the piers extend 4" above the ground. However,...
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Views: 850
Posted By jaymes

Color of Treated Wood in the South

The green color of southern treated pine is due to the "mill finish" and will fade with time or will come off with a pretreatment bleach or cleaner (check your local paint store). Care if you remove...
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Views: 3,192
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can I still work it?

That's good to hear, because I just went outside and took the tarp off the mud I threw yesterday. It got down into the very upper 20's last night and the concrete is still very green and actually...
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Views: 3,192
Posted By jaymes

tuck pointing

actually, I am "tuckpointing", but this is not a problem. I have graded the ground underneath the granite and packed the granite in with sand. These pieces are also about 2 - 4 inches thick and...
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Views: 3,192
Posted By jaymes

Lower Temperature for working concrete

I am putting down a granite walk way with large granite scaps I got from a local quarry. I want to throw mud in the joints between the granite slabs to finish the walkway and make it cohesive;...
01-05-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,375
Posted By jaymes

Which First: Wall or Ceiling

I am refinishing a large mud/laundry room. Plan on sheet rock for the walls and most likely tongue and groove pine board on the ceiling. I think in most cases the ceiling goes up first and then the...
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Views: 14,236
Posted By jaymes

yeah, by "based on price" meant that I will...

yeah, by "based on price" meant that I will likely buy the more expensive of the options........

I may shop frequently in the big boxes, but when I buy outside, it is because I am looking for or...
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Views: 14,236
Posted By jaymes

thanks

Thanks Mark.
I guess the most difficult thing I have found is actually figuring out the differences between the three stain making companies, as in what is the actual difference in their formula and...
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Views: 4,106
Posted By jaymes

from the picture, I can not understand why you...

from the picture, I can not understand why you would want to get rid of such beautiful bricks. I think they look fine (besides it looks like they might match your neighbors house to the right). ...
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Posted By jaymes

Coronado vs Superdeck vs Cabot

OK. I have a brand new 850 sq ft. pressure treated deck (Southern Pine - bought at Lowe's). the decking boards are 2" x's (if that matters). Deck boards have been down between 1 - 2 months. I...
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Views: 7,188
Posted By jaymes

Thanks

Thanks Shanley and Frank99. Since I need to use the BBQ in less than two weeks, I will likely let the Type N stand, but will "repair" the pit with refractory mortar at the first sign of spalling or...
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