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Old 02-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #41 (permalink)
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^ good thing you didn't have a typo there Mixie!
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but seriously my bf said he is gonna help me primer and paint the peeling area regardless if I paint the whole thing or not. He's already painted inside (every. single. room!!!) and has lots of experience building an fixing things... so I am leaving it up to him for now....

oh and by help I mean I'll stand there and watch from the kitchen while cooking dinner and say "wow looks great baby!" ... don't worry, he gets paid in other ways too


oh we're doing a butcher block kitchen counter too. I'm already planning the kitchen remodel. The only bummer is my floor is two inches lower in one corner then the other three. I might have to have the foundation people come jack my house up...sigh...that will cost almost as much as the fucking kitchen. Hopefully I can just keep it all sloped and say FUCK IT
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Dry ice - no cleanup.
tell me more...dry ice sand blasting?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My dad and I /built/ our addition... it's entirely concrete spanning 25'x65' with two stories. the roof on the second story is comprised of 5/8" thick pressure treated plywood on top of 2x10's that are 22 feet long. yes, our rafters are 2x10's. I'll have to get some pictures for ya'll. that being said my dad is a mason and has been building his entire life.
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^^^ Sweet!!! Yeah I'd really like to see the pics of that.

Here was my little project today. We bought a king sized memory foam matress and I didn't feel like spending $1000 for a platform bed. This was $270 in materials from home depot...





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Old 02-04-2013, 02:04 PM   #45 (permalink)
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tell me more...dry ice sand blasting?
Ya they use dry ice as the abrasive, it evaporates so the only cleanup is whatever material came off during blasting.
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Nice bed!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Thanks! lol, it's raw pine right now so we might stain it eventually, who knows. Still have to fill in the countersink holes on the sides with filler/pine dots.

If I'm not mistaken, the cleanup for soda is similar. It's just baking soda so it can be washed down the drain with a garden hose as far as I know. I suppose the paint particles wouldn't be so welcome in the storm drains.
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Really good and appreciative job. But I think you should design or build your home through some professional builders because it is for your whole life and you may don't take any risk. But if you want to paint your own than paint gray color on the wall and make a dark gray accent wall.


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Old 08-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Ya they use dry ice as the abrasive, it evaporates so the only cleanup is whatever material came off during blasting.
wow. Nice work potanen!! I have spent all summer...ok not ALL summer hand scraping and brush painting my house. My man has actually done 95% of the paint and landscaping and re did all the inside trim and a ton of other shit. <3<3<3 I wish I knew about this dry ice blasting....sigh... We had to do some patching/filling of old siding with plaster. Then sanded it, then primered, the 2 coats of paint. Fuck me it's a lot of work but it looks amazing.

We live in so cal so we're doing the whole "zero water" deal with the land scaping. It needs some but not much.So much better then sod. THis was a week ago. Oh the rest of the yard is going to be decomposed granite and some more native plants.





this was yesterday. Notice the porch is now red and the eaves are painted? lol. We did the garage today. Well, the man did, I was at work. We're selling the house so this is his job for now.

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We live in so cal so we're doing the whole "zero water" deal with the land scaping. It needs some but not much.So much better then sod. THis was a week ago.
Very nice!!! Yeah I've seriously thought about getting rid of sod. We get good grass weather for May and June, but then it dries up bad for July-September. Have to water often and it just seems like a waste!
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