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07-24-12, 03:48 PM
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No, word is not in contact with asphalt. Well,...

No, word is not in contact with asphalt. Well, the base is, which I assume is pressure treated. I'm only working on the side walls, which is a couple inches off the asphalt.
07-24-12, 12:48 PM
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Shed walls rotting from water exposure

I'm trying to work on a large shed that has rotted wood at the bottom of the walls. It's a large shed with a barn style roof. It's sitting in an asphalt parking lot. It seems they have had this...
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"This makes me wonder whether I should...

"This makes me wonder whether I should concentrate on the MSDS and VOCs and ignore the warning"

That's exactly what I would do.
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"Then onto maroon - I had to get SW Durations bc...

"Then onto maroon - I had to get SW Durations bc they didnt make the color with Super Paint... three coats and the maroon looked terrible..... SW Durations is also very shiny - their satin sheen IMO...
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No, it might possibly work, but the point really...

No, it might possibly work, but the point really is there are broken off staples even flush with the surface, so as the sander grinds through the wood it will get to them also.
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Staple nubs in hardwood floor

Removing the carpet in a house and refinishing the hardwood floors underneath. The pad was stapled down with many staples. When pulling them out, most came but some broke off, leaving sharp little...
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Not a bad idea with the base actually. I'm...

Not a bad idea with the base actually. I'm looking at #7 from this page, what do you think?

Home (http://www.quickfixplumbingproducts.com/)

Edit: sorry, I didn't realize that was a link you...
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Shorten toilet flange?

I'm updating a bathroom and removed an old mortar bed and tile from the floor. It was built on the floor planks, and the mortar and tile were a total of 1 3/8" thick. The transition to the hallway...
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Help with trim paint quote

I'm wondering what to expect for the following. Crown molding and window trim has been installed and it's bare wood. Most rooms in a 3,000 square foot house. It needs to be caulked along the...
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If you're going to Sherwin Williams, ask them...

If you're going to Sherwin Williams, ask them about their Builders Solution. USG also makes First Coat Primer. Note that primer and sealer are 2 different things, but First Coat Primer claims to...
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The problem you're going to run into - especially...

The problem you're going to run into - especially with latex paint - is that if a thinner coat is applied (I don't mean thinning the paint, just applying it thinly) is that the paint won't flow and...
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Yes, satin sheen oil polyurethane is what you...

Yes, satin sheen oil polyurethane is what you want. The sheen of the paint doesn't matter - it can be flat. The only sheen that will show is the sheen of the clear cover coat.
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Ben is less than Regal, not more. If you want...

Ben is less than Regal, not more. If you want low VOC you should go with Natura. Aura is fine paint but even in the "matte" finish is has some sheen, and anything more than matte is going to...
07-11-11, 05:58 AM
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How is this different electrically from cutting...

How is this different electrically from cutting off the ground prong? Sounds like the exact same thing to me. It did not say "no ground".
07-10-11, 10:54 PM
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Views: 4,895
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Electrical outlet tester - no ground

Is it of any use to test 2-prong outlets with no ground with an outlet tester? I cut off the ground plug on one and it says they're good, but I don't know if that's reliable with the ground cut off....
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Can you give me an example of a "latex enamel...

Can you give me an example of a "latex enamel undercoater"?
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What he's trying to do is demystify what primer...

What he's trying to do is demystify what primer actually is and actually does, so we can spend our money and time wisely. Plain primer is *not* for sealing drywall.



Probably usually true (but...
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They may market it that way, but Gardz as a...

They may market it that way, but Gardz as a sealer is precisely what sheen paint needs underneath it. Yes it's not for coverage, but for coverage you're better off simply using high quality paint. ...
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If you're painting flat paint over drywall,...

If you're painting flat paint over drywall, primers are mostly a waste of time. "They" claim that buying primer will save money, but let's take a look at that. Let's follow recommendations, for 1...
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Correct, especially if you have valuable records....

Correct, especially if you have valuable records. Use flat paint (will get marked and dirty over time), or oil/alkyd paint, or consider a melamine veneer. Or you can just buy premade melamine...
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Latex finishes curing takes about a month. Oil...

Latex finishes curing takes about a month. Oil paint cures (oxidizes) basically forever. However, glossy latex is a bad choice for shelving because of the problem you mention, which will often...
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Clear layer is binder (glue), colored layer is...

Clear layer is binder (glue), colored layer is pigment (heavier stuff, so it's natural it would separate over time.) If seperation is the only problem, it's probably fine. I'd invest in a $5 paint...
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I personally think solid painted white doors look...

I personally think solid painted white doors look slightly cheap, but that's a personal preference. Your doors look pretty good as is, but I'd do as you're thinking - leave the doors for now, just...
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You see questions like this all the time. The...

You see questions like this all the time. The answer is: there is no such thing as "Benjamain Moore paint". That is, BM makes many paints, and it doesn't make any sense to talk about all of them,...
07-09-11, 08:10 AM
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Views: 2,111
Posted By jeffnc

GFCI with no ground

I was having a talk with an acquaintance who claims to be a licensed electrician (also claims to be a "master electrician", whatever that means.) I distinctly remember reading somewhere that a GFCI...
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