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07-24-10, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Bruce C

Testing for moisture

Moisture test info is at:

Testing Wood Flooring Products for Mositure-Moisture Detection Methods (http://www.woodfloorsonline.com/techtalk/woodwater4.html)
07-23-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By Bruce C

Basement concrete floor

Is anyone familiar with the following: Calcium Chloride Test or Polyfilm Test? My basement was flooded and I need to determine if it is ready for a 3/4" T&G subfloor.

These tests apparently can...
06-10-10, 06:50 PM
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Views: 1,731
Posted By Bruce C

Update I just spoke with a industrial...

Update

I just spoke with a industrial hygeinist who said the air blowers are not a problem.

The only time to worry about asbestos fibers in floor tile/black mastic is if it is sanded, grinded...
06-10-10, 06:07 PM
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Views: 1,731
Posted By Bruce C

Asbestos confirmed in floor tile

Is cracked, residential floor tile containing asbestos a health concern?

My 300 sq. ft. den/family room was flooded 4 days ago. 6 blower fans and a dehumidifier have been placed in room.
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10-16-09, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bruce C

Natural Gas line exterior leak

If it was a interior leak I would be concerned.

Since it is exterior (can't locate, I smell it occassionally) I'm not too concerned. Should I be?

Is there a venting device built into the...
12-24-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,870
Posted By Bruce C

Haven't tried the burners yet. I'm going to...

Haven't tried the burners yet. I'm going to change the filters and clean the accumulated dust, rust, soot and old matches before trying the burners.
12-24-08, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,870
Posted By Bruce C

No photos yet. I removed, cleaned and...

No photos yet. I removed, cleaned and reinstalled the pilot tube. The orifice was plugged. I now have a working pilot. It appears that the pilot flame is split, going in 2 directions. One goes...
12-20-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,870
Posted By Bruce C

Furnace Trouble Shooting - Pilot will not light

My old Nat. Gas Furnace - Gaffers & Sattler model AC125-5 - input BTU 100,000, Bonnet Cap btu 125,000, was going to be replaced but, that is delayed. Maybe I can fix it before I toss it. It has...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bruce C

Primer on Masonite not sticking after 24 hr.

I primed 2 new interior slab doors. 24 hours later the primer was still soft, sticky and removeable with paint thinner. The doors are hollow core, unprimed masonite surface. Using oil base Sherwin...
02-22-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,811
Posted By Bruce C

The house is in Southern Calif. I didn't...

The house is in Southern Calif.

I didn't realize there were percentages of efficiency. The furnace use might be 3 months out of the year. I just had my painter caulk the windows and other areas....
02-22-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,811
Posted By Bruce C

The unit does not have AC. A cost/benefit...

The unit does not have AC. A cost/benefit analysis is unnecessary as it is probably time for a new unit.

I am seeking ballpark dollar amounts as I have never purchased a FAU.

I need to know:...
02-21-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,811
Posted By Bruce C

Replacement cost of furnace?

I'm thinking of replacing my Nat. Gas Furnace - Gaffers & Sattler model AC125-5 (20+ years old) - with a new unit of the same - input BTU 100,000, Bonnet Cap btu 125,000

What can I expect to pay...
02-20-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 113,981
Posted By Bruce C

Natural Gas line - pressure test

I've replaced a length (14') of gas pipe with "black" gas pipe.

Gas is on and passed the soap bubble test.

I also want to do the air pressure test.

Is this the procedure:

1) Gas off
2)...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By Bruce C

Q: Paint for below grade cement/block wall?

I have to paint a block wall that will be below finished grade.

What is the name of the specific product for this type of application?

Property is in Southern Calif. - no frost/freezing issues....
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Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

...it seems like a prep step (washing) was not...

...it seems like a prep step (washing) was not done.

I don't recall seeing my painters wash walls during the prep phase- only scraping, brooming, vacuuming, caulking.

What do I use to wash the...
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Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

Follow up : The D/E rep brought a moisture...

Follow up :

The D/E rep brought a moisture meter over and we checked my wall (D/E product is now removed) that has poor adhesion/peeling paint. Some probed areas measured in the 1-5 range, some...
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Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

Thanks. I just checked with BM. The 094 and...

Thanks.

I just checked with BM. The 094 and 100 primers are not available in Calif. All they have is the 024.

I appreciate all of the advice and comments.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

Your contractor should be taking care of this ...

Your contractor should be taking care of this

But, he's not taking care of it and, doesn't acknowledge the potential depth of the problem. He sees a bad area and fixes the bad area when we all...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

I thought I read Zinser BIN was the best product...

I thought I read Zinser BIN was the best product on the market with good adhesion for sealing the old surface and holding the new paint. I assume I need a oil base primer. Any suggestions on the...
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Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

It must be either washed off, primed with oil or...

It must be either washed off, primed with oil or have emulsa bond added to the first coat of latex primer/paint.

After I remove the new paint/primer, and wash down the old, chalky primer is Zinser...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

Are you saying that both your new primer/topcoat...

Are you saying that both your new primer/topcoat and several layers of old paint are popping off and the only thing left is a "primer" Yes

or are you saying just your new primer/top coat are...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

The weather conditions in Los Angeles, during the...

The weather conditions in Los Angeles, during the painting phase, were 50 degrees in the evening, 60 or 65 during the day. There were occassional rainy days but, not immediately prior or right after...
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Views: 2,186
Posted By Bruce C

Paint adhesion - new paint failure

While inspecting my painter's work on my home's redwood siding exterior, we discovered areas where the Dunn Edwards EZ prime and finish coat was blistering in 4" bubbles. I slit open the bubble and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bruce C

Exterior wood prepped with disk sander

Can you recommend a primer product to use?

They have already purchased some primer - Dunn Edwards W 708 EZ Prime. The D/E website calls for this primer product for all wood siding surfaces in...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bruce C

Exterior wood prepped with disk sander

My redwood board & batten style exterior house is being prepped for a Dunn Edwards latex primer. Scrapers and orbital sanders are being used on the peeling paint. I discovered the painter's son...
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