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And what should I use to clean the surface from...

And what should I use to clean the surface from everyday wear? Soap and water or am I ok to use any chemicals on it?
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Thanks for the tip on not waxing -- i wasn't...

Thanks for the tip on not waxing -- i wasn't looking forward to that idea.

I guess I'll just keep some of the paint handy and touch it up every now and again if it gets scuffed.

How long...
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Ok... so I sanded it down to smooth out the brush...

Ok... so I sanded it down to smooth out the brush strokes and re-primed the whole thing with Kilz (oil based), then I sanded that lightly and re-applied the SW Pro Classic Water-based enamel with the...
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I used Kilz to prime it and then put the enamel...

I used Kilz to prime it and then put the enamel on. It's not all the way dry yet, but it looks pretty bad (streaky and blotchy). I used a roller that the guy at Sherwin Williams sold me (small,...
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One more question... do I need the primer that...

One more question... do I need the primer that Sherwin Williams sold me for $22 or am I ok with regular oil-based Kilz for $8 at Home Depot?

Sherwin Williams had: All Surface Enamel Oil Primer. ...
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Posted By tollhaus

Thanks for all the help! At this point,...

Thanks for all the help!

At this point, cost isn't an issue, because right now I'm months into the project and I have a shiny, yellow top on the otherwise, nice piece of furniture.

For the...
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Posted By tollhaus

Thanks. so for the two shelves that I...

Thanks.

so for the two shelves that I haven't put the poly on, can I just paint over the latex paint with this waterborne enamel?

As for the big "counter top" with the poly on it, should I...
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Also, I should add, I have two small shelves that...

Also, I should add, I have two small shelves that will go above it. They're at the stage where I've painted (same latex, semi-gloss), but have not added the polyurethane. What should I do with...
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looking for a hard (durable) white finish on a table top

In the basement, I made "built-ins" by installing 4 white base cabinets. I added a sheet of 3/4" plywood on top with a routered edged. I like everything about it except the finish. I've got latex,...
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Those are great ideas! I actually just did both...

Those are great ideas! I actually just did both of those things before reading this post and would like to vouch for your expertise, because it worked. With the door disconnected it ran smoothly. ...
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Posted By tollhaus

Garage door only goes up if I hold the button

Only a few days ago, the door started stopping after going up about 1 foot. It will go all the way up if I hold the button on the wall. It goes down fine from remotes or just single push on the...
12-03-13, 08:48 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Basement hopper window install

I've got some really old basement windows and am going to swap them out for some new hoppers. I custom ordered the size to fit after I make a 2x6 PT wood frame for them. It should be an easy job,...
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Thanks, but no dice. I removed both of the...

Thanks, but no dice. I removed both of the recessed lights and I could see the box with the wiring, but it was nowhere near accessible. I've got an outlet next to my work bench, so I'll just add a...
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Posted By tollhaus

Thanks for the tip. I'll go check. I'm...

Thanks for the tip. I'll go check. I'm operating on the assumption that if I get to the lights' wiring I can add the new lights by connecting to the neutral and hot of the recessed lights.
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Posted By tollhaus

Three-way circuit question

My overhead recessed can lights in the garage are on a 3-way circuit (power to first switch inside house --> 2 lights --> second switch near garage door). They don't provide much light in the area...
09-11-13, 09:22 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Basement window replacement

Before I frame the walls, I want to replace the two hopper windows. I'm going to pull out the old metal framed windows.

The opening is 31 3/4" x 18". The best fit I could find are 31" x 15"...
07-21-13, 11:17 AM
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Posted By tollhaus

We can certainly live with the slope. There...

We can certainly live with the slope. There won't be any furniture there. It'll be area to stand beside the bar (which I will make myself, so I can make it level). I guess maybe a bar stool or two...
07-18-13, 10:37 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Brian, thanks. Do you think I'll need to...

Brian, thanks.

Do you think I'll need to correct that slope as it goes out the current garage door? It's probably 1 inch over the last 6'.
Forum: Water Heaters
07-18-13, 10:28 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Guys, thanks for the help. Trooper, the...

Guys, thanks for the help.

Trooper, the toilet tanks are reddish/orange and slimy. There is a ring in the bowls. The water treatment guy recommended some Iron-Off in there to clean them out. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-18-13, 01:32 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Does the orange-brownish crud indicate anything...

Does the orange-brownish crud indicate anything about the overall health of the water heater?

And to the idea of removing the drain valve, do you mean to replace it or just to get more of the...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-18-13, 07:41 AM
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Posted By tollhaus

Excess sediment in water heater?

Hello, I have a several year old water heater (not sure exactly, because I just bought the home, but I'd guess 10 years). I was draining it to clean sediment out and I left the power on, obviously...
07-14-13, 06:31 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

D - walls. That's what my gut was telling me. ...

D - walls. That's what my gut was telling me. Thanks.

F - Flooring ... I'll keep researching. To prep the existing floor (smooth concrete - it was a normal, working garage), what would I need...
07-14-13, 02:10 PM
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Posted By tollhaus

Basement - Garage Conversion into Rec Room

Thanks in advance for you advice. I just bought a 35+ year old home and one of the interesting features is that the basement is limited to a 1-car garage (complete with a gravel driveway that wraps...
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