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Southernliving, you can replace the boards if the...

Southernliving, you can replace the boards if the warping bothers you. Obviously it needs some paint. Semi-transparent really only lasts 2 years in direct sun. Some people are under the impression...
10-09-18, 07:51 PM
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Posted By DisneyFan

LED pool light bulb suggestions

Can I get some recommendations on what brand my next light bulb will be? The reviews on Amazon are not helpful. It's a complete dice roll.

I had an LED in there that lasted about 3 years before it...
07-07-15, 11:22 AM
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Views: 4,293
Posted By DisneyFan

Thanks for the help Greg - there was a response...

Thanks for the help Greg - there was a response that was removed because it contained a link to his company I guess, although it was perfectly fine IMO. He was saying wood will last longer. I'm...
06-29-15, 04:39 PM
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Posted By DisneyFan

I agree especially if the wood fence is painted...

I agree especially if the wood fence is painted with some good stain, not that clear weather seal stuff, and if the fence is a good design. My current wood fence has the slats on both sides so to...
06-23-15, 08:36 PM
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Posted By DisneyFan

How to choose a PVC/Vinyl fence

I'm getting quotes for a new vinyl 6' privacy fence to replace a wooden one, but I really don't know how to decide. I'm asking the fence companies to give me links to the product they use. Any good...
06-02-15, 09:08 PM
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Views: 10,295
Posted By DisneyFan

Thanks PJmax, I did come across that video as...

Thanks PJmax, I did come across that video as well. That's what gave me the idea of caulk, but cleaning siliconed grout may be hard to do. I bought some Vulkem 116 at Home Depot and will do a beed...
06-02-15, 05:20 PM
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Posted By DisneyFan

Appreciate the help PJmax. I have a new...

Appreciate the help PJmax. I have a new development though - after a long rain - about a handful of sand came into the pool and I noticed in the skimmer it looks like there is a quarter sized hole in...
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Posted By DisneyFan

Flat roof maintenance (Florida)

I have two ~10'x10' sections of "built-up" tar/felt flat roof. One over a bedroom and the other over a patio. No leaks, but eventually I suspect it will start cracking and leaking. One company quoted...
05-26-15, 05:07 PM
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Views: 10,295
Posted By DisneyFan

Basically you are saying fill it with more grout?...

Basically you are saying fill it with more grout? I don't know if that will seal it, as it's probably a crack behind the tile letting water out over the top. Maybe some special Epoxy grout or...
05-26-15, 04:51 PM
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Posted By DisneyFan

If you take a pic we can give you advice on how...

If you take a pic we can give you advice on how to cut your pipes. I'm about to replace my whole pump/filter/chlorinator and will be going through the same thing you are. You can make as many...
05-26-15, 04:36 PM
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Views: 10,295
Posted By DisneyFan

Best sealant for pool grout?

Hey guys! I have a small pool leak somewhere near the top tile portion of my pool I have not found yet. Good news is the waterline settles down an inch above the skimmer, but I'd still like to seal...
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Posted By DisneyFan

I'm a novice, but I'll tell you my stories: ...

I'm a novice, but I'll tell you my stories:

I've got Dyco Pool Deck paint and it's going strong after a year. I painted two coats, with nonskid, over BADLY flaking paint from the previous owner. I...
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Views: 680
Posted By DisneyFan

Ok, I'll pull out one of my heavier gauge wire...

Ok, I'll pull out one of my heavier gauge wire brushes and give that a try.
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Views: 680
Posted By DisneyFan

49733 This is the metal version I may buy. I...

49733
This is the metal version I may buy. I have the plastic version which doesn't brush much paint off. Now if only my $4 rollers could be cleaned as well! I throw those away.

Here's the Amazon...
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Posted By DisneyFan

Thanks for the suggestions. I use the plastic...

Thanks for the suggestions. I use the plastic comb/bristle brush cleaner. I think upgrading to the metal/wire version will work better.
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Views: 680
Posted By DisneyFan

Best way to prevent dried paint on a brush?

Is there a way to prevent dried paint on the top (belly) of your paint brush? Like wrapping it or dipping it deeper in the paint?

I keep my brushes fairly clean except that part always has some...
07-09-14, 11:57 AM
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Posted By DisneyFan

It's 8ft wide. I have three of these openings in...

It's 8ft wide. I have three of these openings in my house. About 6" inset or plenty of room to hang whatever on the inside. Curtains and blinds on the outside look ugly to me. I want a cleaner look....
07-09-14, 09:29 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By DisneyFan

Where can I get very thinly stacked vertical blinds?

The current blinds I have when fully open, stack up and block 2ft of our pocket sliders. Does someone make vertical blinds that stack up closer together?

I'm coming to the conclusion that they...
06-28-14, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,662
Posted By DisneyFan

The house is block on poured foundation, so that...

The house is block on poured foundation, so that could work, thanks for the suggestion. I'm leaning towards buying the auger stakes. They wouldn't give me a permit without ridiculous requirements so...
06-27-14, 01:22 PM
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Views: 1,662
Posted By DisneyFan

Best way to anchor this shed?

Here are the plans, 3ft x 6ft. The shed is a rendering I did in SketchUp. The pavers are down already. The issue is I'm not sure how to anchor this for the gentle Tampa Florida winds. ;-)

My...
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Views: 711
Posted By DisneyFan

How to protect internet & utility lines?

This is a general question, but was wondering if there is standard hardware that can be installed to lock out people from cutting the lines to the house. In my case the internet and electric is...
03-06-14, 08:02 AM
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Views: 931
Posted By DisneyFan

Great info here thanks! Does the code go into...

Great info here thanks! Does the code go into homemade devices? I'm branching out from computer building -- when you build a computer, you buy a case, the DC components, and plug them into power...
03-05-14, 01:56 PM
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Views: 931
Posted By DisneyFan

Laws an electronics hobbyist should be concerned about

This should be a fun DIY question! Assuming I'm well under max load and have circuit protections in place, am I breaking codes/laws regarding insurance and liability if I, for example:

1. Make my...
03-04-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,462
Posted By DisneyFan

Hillsborough County. Did you see a "kit form"...

Hillsborough County. Did you see a "kit form" exception for Hillsborough? I'll look and call again, but multiple people examined what we wanted to do. The site plan was approved at least.
03-03-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By DisneyFan

Thanks Pilot, Norm, Jeremy, great advice, valves...

Thanks Pilot, Norm, Jeremy, great advice, valves don't just spontaneously burst anyway.
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