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12-17-09, 06:39 PM
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Fairport huh. Not too far from where my brother...

Fairport huh. Not too far from where my brother in law used to build (Waterloo/Geneva area). So I guess there is some credence to the poly on block argument. But that area has a very clay based soil...
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Posted By snarksdad

Thanks Ecman. There were some bits of saran wrap...

Thanks Ecman. There were some bits of saran wrap clogging the upper spray arm, but I cleared them before my test run. I have about 2 inches of water so that seems OK. Yes, I have disassembled the...
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Posted By snarksdad

Kitchenaid Dishwasher troubleshooting...

My 9 year old Kitchenaid (I'll get the model when it finishes this test cycle) DW is making an "unusual" rumbling noise (seems like vibration) and not cleaning dishes as well as it used to. After...
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Posted By snarksdad

Dishwasher Sticker shock

I currently have a Kitchenaid Superba Quiet Wash (I forget the model number) it is about 9 years old. I love this dishwasher- quiet, reliable, dishes used to be remarkably clean without pre-rinsing,...
11-24-09, 09:15 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Interesting comment. One article referenced...

Interesting comment. One article referenced earlier by Bud:
Energy Savers: Vapor Barriers or Vapor Diffusion Retarders...
11-24-09, 06:15 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Interesting. Another DIY forum pointed me to the...

Interesting. Another DIY forum pointed me to the same link(s)...
While I am liking what you are saying since it saves me work and time, I am still unsure. If we allow basically the same amount of...
11-24-09, 04:59 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Thanks. I think I am getting it now. I think...

Thanks.
I think I am getting it now. I think what I was missing is that the poly will let the moisture escape from the block and then it will be trapped between the block with no place to go...
11-24-09, 04:49 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

I am reading the articles you provided links to...

I am reading the articles you provided links to and they seem to talk "around" this issue and do not seem to offer a solution. From my perspective what we want to achieve is minimal moisture...
11-24-09, 03:55 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

I assume you mean growth between the cinder block...

I assume you mean growth between the cinder block and the poly. Why is that? Is that because poly has such a low perm rating compared to other vapor barrier (er diffusion retarder) materials?
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Posted By snarksdad

I used to replace a lot of (similar) zone valves....

I used to replace a lot of (similar) zone valves. Most of the time the gears chewed up from too much resistance due to calcium/crud buildup on the inside of the valve itself. Usually the actuator is...
11-24-09, 02:30 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

cinder block wall poly sheeting as vapor barrier

Hi all, since I am in kindof a hurry I'll post this while I search the old threads.
I am preparing my basement for finishing and was about to waterproof the cinder block walls when the paint store...
11-24-09, 02:25 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

basement wall vapor barrier/waterproofer

Hi all, since I am in kindof a hurry I'll post this while I search the old threads.
I am preparing my basement for finishing and was about to waterproof the cinder block walls when the paint store...
03-29-06, 04:58 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Actually you'd be surprised. With enough vacuum...

Actually you'd be surprised. With enough vacuum created, you can move almost anything out of the room and atomized lacquers got to move at least as well as atomized latex paint which clears very...
03-29-06, 04:35 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

I never heard of them. But the Oxford Ultima...

I never heard of them. But the Oxford Ultima Spray Lacquer at TargetCoatings.com does sound intriguing. It's only $34 a gallon too. It would be real nice to get some just to do some testing...Do they...
03-28-06, 04:39 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

No, it's definitely not explosion proof, it is a...

No, it's definitely not explosion proof, it is a 20x20 box fan. But openng the garage door is not an option since it is one of the walls of my spray booth. I do have another window I can open to...
03-28-06, 04:26 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Wow that's encouraging info. Based on the amount...

Wow that's encouraging info. Based on the amount of paint I used for the last set of (smaller) bookshelves, I figured I would need more than a gallon of lacquer. I always thought lacquer took at...
03-27-06, 05:56 PM
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Posted By snarksdad

Big project to finish- Pointers needed

I am just finishing up 2 bookcases (some pics if interested:http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=2q67voab.76gjvvar&x=1&h=1&y=p3aqr1) made of solid red oak (no plywood) that will be secured to the...
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Posted By snarksdad

Shelves? You're gonna put it on your shelves?...

Shelves? You're gonna put it on your shelves? That saw rates at least a Silver plated pedestal.....
:-)
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Posted By snarksdad

Again I have to agree with Chandler, 12" is much...

Again I have to agree with Chandler, 12" is much more versatile. I can't comment specifically on the saws your looking at, but, as I had stated in:
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Posted By snarksdad

Timber!

Now that I have said "you usually get better results building them in the shop", I have to caveat that. Well I lost one this weekend. I have been building arched book cases for almost a year now. One...
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Posted By snarksdad

After the Dremel burns out....

After you burn out the motor on your Dremel or B&D. Save the attachments and get a Roto-Zip next time. We call these a "Dremel on Steroids". Much more power than a Dremel and just as versatile. The...
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Posted By snarksdad

Very true. Just about everybody uses staplers now...

Very true. Just about everybody uses staplers now for molding installation. At least for paint grade. On the downside though is when you make a mistake they are a royal pain to get out!
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Posted By snarksdad

I had a Grizzly 18 guage combo unit for a week....

I had a Grizzly 18 guage combo unit for a week. It worked great for both nails and staples as far as power and depth. The problem is, it always leaves a 1/4" divot line from the staple plunger in the...
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Posted By snarksdad

There are pros and cons. Building them in the...

There are pros and cons. Building them in the shop and mounting them later usually gives better results and when done properly, they can still be removable. Building them in place is (usually) easier...
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Posted By snarksdad

Yea, that's the normal way, a 1/2" thick 8' or 4'...

Yea, that's the normal way, a 1/2" thick 8' or 4' length of plywood about 4" wide and some spring clamps is the way I used to do it. Now I have 4 foot and 8 foot aluminum clamp/guides that do the...
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