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08-19-19, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Shivaya

Making a basement "cold room"

Hello everyone,

I am starting to think about renovating my basement, and I think I'd like to make a cooler storage area.

I live in Canada (Ottawa area), so it gets really cold her in the...
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Views: 1,442
Posted By Shivaya

hmm, looks like grading might be my best bet, but...

hmm, looks like grading might be my best bet, but that's another issue because it needs to go from the side of the house all the way to the front in order to slope it toward the street, or towards my...
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Views: 1,442
Posted By Shivaya

Backyard Drainage Issue

Hello everyone.

As the title says, I have a drainage issue in my backyard. The picture will show that my backward is at the bottom of a hill. I live in Canada, and when the snow melts in the...
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Views: 911
Posted By Shivaya

perfect, thanks again. I'll come back around...

perfect, thanks again.
I'll come back around and show you guys the results!
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By Shivaya

I have both sanding sponges and those scotch...

I have both sanding sponges and those scotch brite pads. I understand what I am looking for is a dull finish (for the paint to be completely mat, essentially?), and then use a quality oil-based...
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By Shivaya

what if I did primer then paint, then a clear...

what if I did primer then paint, then a clear coat (with rattle can)? Are there really no brands or paint types that would do the job?

I washed the primer off tonight. What grit do I need to sand...
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Views: 911
Posted By Shivaya

This all has me thinking Would I have been...

This all has me thinking

Would I have been better using a spray for my paint and primer? I'm starting to feel like it might be faster and would do a better job..
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Posted By Shivaya

it's acrylic latex paint. It's decent, but I...

it's acrylic latex paint. It's decent, but I wouldn't say it's top-notch. It's the local hardware store's (RONA) name brand. I've had great results painting doors and baseboards with it, but it's...
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Views: 911
Posted By Shivaya

We can't be pros at everything, and the learning...

We can't be pros at everything, and the learning curve includes making annoying mistakes.



They were cleaned thoroughly.
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Posted By Shivaya

you wanna talk about a cluster? I did all 6...

you wanna talk about a cluster? I did all 6 chairs instead of testing it out on just one... I know better too!
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Posted By Shivaya

Painting Wood Chairs: Second Coat of Primer Peeling off First Coat

Hello,

I was trying to refurbish wooden chairs (some painted, some varnished), and unfortunately I am having bad luck.

I read that I can simply prime the chairs and then paint them (no sanding...
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Views: 2,391
Posted By Shivaya

Removed the switch, bypassed the switch, but now...

Removed the switch, bypassed the switch, but now it's making a whirring sound, is smoking, and smells like burning plastic.

Perhaps the switch wasn't the problem?

Maybe it's just time to get a...
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

I donít want to replace it, I had to rip some of...

I donít want to replace it, I had to rip some of it to gain access to the holes I was filling. I want to put the tar paper that I took out back in its place and was wondering if tuct tape is a good...
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Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

Do you mean wet concrete? Because there is still...

Do you mean wet concrete? Because there is still untreated wood there and there is still concrete - I am rebuilding to what it was before (fiberglass bats half way down the wall + vapor barrier)
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Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

OK! I used Sika 3001 anchoring epoxy to plug the...

OK! I used Sika 3001 anchoring epoxy to plug the holes (hope I did it right!). Iíll wait until tomorrow and rum the hose outside for half an hour or so to see if it holds up.

Once Iíve confirmed...
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Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

My bad guys I didn't mean silicone - I was...

My bad guys I didn't mean silicone - I was referring to Mad Scientist's "DAP Concrete Watertight Filler and Sealant", which comes in a silicone-like tube. Upon further review though, this is not an...
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Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

Thanks, that should be a simple enough fix. ...

Thanks, that should be a simple enough fix.

Do you know of a way that I can get the silicone "deeper" in the hole than what the 3" nozzle will allow me to do? I would like it if I could fill it...
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Views: 2,391
Posted By Shivaya

I have nothing to lose... Iíll give it a go

I have nothing to lose... Iíll give it a go
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Views: 2,391
Posted By Shivaya

alrighty! doesnt look like there are still...

alrighty!
doesnt look like there are still parts readily available for this model so looks like I'll have to mcgiver some kind of toggle switch. thanks!
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Views: 635
Posted By Shivaya

Best way to patch holes from Forming Ties (leaky foundation - pics included)

Hello everyone,

As you can see from the pictures, my foundation is leaking from the holes where the forming ties (or rebar, not too sure how it works) used to be. My house was built in 1985 and...
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Views: 2,391
Posted By Shivaya

hello PJmax, sorry I forgot to answer this one! I...

hello PJmax, sorry I forgot to answer this one! I don't have the model number but here is a picture:


It works fine as long as I keep my finger on the button but as soon as I let go it shuts off....
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Views: 2,391
Posted By Shivaya

Shop vac won't stay on!

Hello,

I have a newer model shop vac pump (under 5 years old) and it just won't stay on unless I hold down the power button. This happened to me in the past and a new filter fixed the problem,...
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Shivaya

Cleaning Latex Paint Stains off Ceramic Tile

Hello everyone,

I am having an issue removing paint stains off porcelain tile. The tile is dark, textured, and has a mat finish, and the paint is pale. No matter how hard I scrub or brush, a pale...
06-11-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Shivaya

That did! Thanks alot CT - much appreciated! ...

That did!
Thanks alot CT - much appreciated!

Also, I love your signature - ain't it the truth!
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