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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:07 am 
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Didn't want to say anything cuz new black looks so good... but, the asphalt looks very ''grainy''. Had repair to my driveway a few years ago with what looks like the same grainy texture asphalt, few years later it's just falling apart from erosion. The old asphalt (20 years) is still smooth as silk. Found out later there are different quality grades to the stuff. I obviously got the shittiest one.
The small slope addon to the curb will do nothing, as your front spoiler will scrape well before the front wheels lifts it up. But I assume it didn't scrape before, or don't we know cuz the car never made it to the street?!? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:26 am 
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The little bit at the curb was mostly to stop the "bang" of the wheels on the inch+ curb in and out every day, the slope was ok, but the bang was getting to me.

Not sure what to do about the driveway, Lana says we're sueing them....I guess 1 more call first.


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 am 
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Driveway guy says the job is finished so I guess we'll be suing him....more fun. Here in PA small claims will cover it so not so bad....just another thing to deal with.


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:07 am 
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argh!!!!! :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am 
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The pool has kept me from everything the past few weeks....it needs to be replaster but that's expensive so I decided to patch any defects and bring it all smooth....which sucked WAY more than I expected. Its fine now though and water going back in. I think I ground 50-100lbs of dead rough plaster off the surface.... Did I mention is sucked? I did finally find a use for the slang hammer I've nearly thrown out a few times and almost did again during the move into the new toolbox. ....but it's pretty good at chipping out old plaster


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:35 pm 
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What happened? It isn‘t that old iirc?


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 am 
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drhex wrote:
What happened? It isn‘t that old iirc?


It isn't new anymore....2007 I think. Depending who you ask plaster is good for 10-15 years or 15-25 but 'er probably in the window and honestly it wasn't a very good plaster job from the get go. By the 3 year mark there were a bunch of little under 3" surface pops mostly all on the north wall were the surface plaster separated from the rest of the plaster. the pool company blamed me for water chemistry but everything I read says its cause be over troweling and moving the top surface once the base has set.

The chemistry has been a bugger over the winter, the ph goes stupid high and I need to add 4-8 gallons of acid come spring....that's not normal. It means something very caustic in the plaster or maybe concrete mix is dissolving into the water....if seems to have final worked itself out as I only needed 1 gallon this year and last year was 2 iirc. The ph going way high over the winter means dissolved calcium drops out and bonds to the plaster surface making really sharp stalagmites/tites. I sanded it a little (nothing like what I just did) about 3-4 years ago and fixed the little pops on the north wall and a couple larger ones but the repair plaster was brown not white as labeled so part of this project was to grind all that out since Lana HATED seeing it. There seemed to be very odd etching going on too, low ph will cause etching but not like this, I had like a leather surface, probably poorly mixed plaster.

The pops on the floor? Well it was about a year concrete to plaster as I worked to finish the work on the pool area so no doubt the floor was dirty and need a wash and etch before plaster....yeah, they didn't do that as normally they plaster 30 days or so after concrete and can get away without the extra steps so there are areas that didn't bond very well.

So it was never a good plaster job but hopefully this work will stretch the need need to replaster and the $7k-10k bill that comes with it out another 3-5 years.


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 am 
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Next up is new garage doors on the house to match the shop. I decided to entree the modern ear and treat myself to a cordless drill and impact drilled....I'm really not sure way I waited so long, they're pretty nice tools.

1 door up, I'll finish the second today. Getting to old stuff down, blocking out the opening a bit, picking out new tools slowed me down yesterday...hopefully done today though


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:59 pm 
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Better pic


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 Post subject: Re: mk e's Shop remodel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:38 pm 
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mk e wrote:
The pool has kept me from everything the past few weeks....it needs to be replaster but that's expensive so I decided to patch any defects and bring it all smooth....which sucked WAY more than I expected. Its fine now though and water going back in. I think I ground 50-100lbs of dead rough plaster off the surface.... Did I mention is sucked? I did finally find a use for the slang hammer I've nearly thrown out a few times and almost did again during the move into the new toolbox. ....but it's pretty good at chipping out old plaster


<snide comment about that being what you get for having a pool in Pennsylvania> :lol:


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