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Discussion in 'Taking a Break From Flooring' started by Daris Mulkin, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member


    So it's the clear and not the black thin spread or do you guys still use cutback? When we used cutback it was standard procedure to spread the glue the day before if that was possible. We did that for many years even with the thin spread. I know it says you're not supposed to but everyone did it as far as I know.

    Cutback was outlawed by our government in California right as I moved out here in the early '80s.

    South Coast AQMD
     
  2. Red

    Red Canadian Redneck Charter Member

    100 degrees in my front porch right now. Normally I like the dry heat we have here but 2 days ago we were barely getting into the 70's so this heat wave is going to take me a few days to adjust to.:eek:
     
  3. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    This morning passing the bank at 8:07 am it was only 89 degrees. Cool day.:eh:
     
  4. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Then you would hate it here. High humidity since last Sunday. With humidex today, it was well over 40C/100F. Worked again in aircon, went out for a smoke but didn't last more than a couple of puffs, too hot to be outside.

    Thermostat died this week when we turned our central air on. Have a buddy coming to replace it, but he is swamped this week with broken aircon units. Another hot night, but we are supposed to see a temp drop tomorrow. Humidity will still stick around. The kid bailed a couple of nights ago to stay at her buddy's air conditioned house. Brat.
     
  5. Sean Moore

    Sean Moore Pro Member

    oh man, I'd learn how to replace a thermostat post-haste.

    It's just a few low voltage wires here in the US. Do not know how they do it up there.

    Instructions are on package.
     
  6. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    I agree, I have replaced 3 in the past 15 or so years. Not rocket science.
     
  7. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    In a pinch just take it off and cross the wires, a quick twist and your up and running.

    It's called "hot wiring", works for c...s too!! Well older ones.
     
  8. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Dave's area of expertise ends with floors. I will do minor plumbing, but won't touch electrical. There is a reason those HVAC guys wear black coveralls and the service call is a freebie for us. Friends in the right places.
     
  9. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    I think today may be our first day above 80! Woohoo! The rest of the nation is trying to cool off but I'm still trying to heat up!!!
     
  10. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    From hot sweltery to virtual downpour. We were soaked before we even started work. Ah well, at least we can breathe today. :D
     
  11. Red

    Red Canadian Redneck Charter Member

    I spent a month in London Ontario in August when I was about 10 years old (a long time ago ;) ) and even then the humidity about killed me. It would be a lot worse now as I'm about to hit the big 5-0 soon. It felt like you could cut the air with a knife. No thanks, I stick to my nice dry Okanagan heat.:p:D
     
  12. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    I don't blame you, have been out to the Okanagan several times, beautiful place. This is the price we pay for living around the Great Lakes.
     
  13. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    AC quit tonight. Only 102 heat index at 10 pm.:mad:
     
  14. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    Nice to have friends in other trades. AC guy showed up at 8, had it running by 8:30. :yesss:
     
  15. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    We had been waiting for days for a new thermostat. We dropped by our buddy's shop yesterday (it was my birthday) and his HVAC guy gave me a new thermostat, with instructions on how to install it. Got home, one of our friends came by with a huge bouquet of flowers. Our tenant came in and when he saw the flowers, was aghast that I hadn't told him about the birthday thing, so as a gift he called HIS HVAC buddy to install the thermostat. Got 'er up and running about 9pm, but the sucker just didn't cool off the house. We retreated to the front porch, and by just after midnight, came inside to find that the system was pumping out heat, not cold. Shut er down. Can't win.
     
  16. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    I've done several houses for my HVAC guy. Grew up in the same block as his dad. He not only gave me a discount, again, he has a new house he is working on and recommending me for the flooring install. Guess I'm too old, can't make it without AC.
     
  17. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    we're going to hit 90 for the first time this year...such a weird summer for us.
     
  18. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    Hottest year so far here since they have kept records.
     

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  19. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    So much better than cold weather.:yesss::yesss::yesss:
     
  20. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    My friend's HVAC guy showed up the next day. The newbie who installed the thermostat crossed a couple of wires. Aircon working just great. Hottest July we have had for several years, we haven't shut it off, since. Hate working in this heat, especially doing tear-outs ~ everything sticks to ya.

    Dave is insisting this is his last summer in Ontario. Some big changes for us on the horizon. :(
     

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