Repairs around the house

Discussion in 'Other Home Decorating & Remodeling Projects' started by Mike Antonetti, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    Mike, how do you really feel about about wringing out sponges :D
     
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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Ok Don, Could this possibly explain ?
     

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  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Gettin reddy to paint the exterior of my house. Pressure washed it twice, the dam paint is chalky. Used TSP the second time along with Dawn soap, first time was Dawn and 10% pool chlorine. So some paint pressured off, some stayed on. Still too chalky for my liking so called Tech support for Valspar. They said primer over cement stucco but didn’t recommend any paint over chalky paint and no high ph levels. I call Seal-Krete had a painter friend who recommended it wanted to “verify” since it’s called sealer and usually nothing goes over a sealer. Now it’s called a primer as well.

    Valspar lady hasn’t heard of it but looked it up on web didn’t say anything about “chalky” so I called Seal-Krete, maybe 80 miles away on I-4 near Tampa, well Rustoleum bought em out. Anyway two coats of that, it rains, waiting to dry out and temperature restrictions. Had to get 18” roller because well the regular one is boring.

    Oh the value of the home increased 73k$ in under 5 yrs. my wife was off by 9 and could’ve challenged but we were on a timeline. Still, not bad, I have a lot of improvements to make that I didn’t have time for.
     

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  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I got the Mildew off my roof for the most part. Back in the day I used to chlorine and pressure wash it. They say that’s not good, pressure forces the granules to separate from the asphalt. I chlorined the hell out of it several times, not too strong as “they” say it pulls oils out of the asphalt.

    I noticed granules in the gutter prior and some fiberglass showing around the edges. So on the Net is a bit of products and officials on their opinions. Wanting to somehow extend the life of my roof I gather it isn’t practical as some coatings would be @ 700$ for two coats, lasting @ 5 years, then recoating I want it to last at least 10 looking nice. Looking for roof products a company also does epoxy floors.

    This report also goes a bit in depth about moisture transmission. (ASHI) Home Inspectors society, good job!

    Myth Busting: The Risks and Unverified Benefits of Field Coating Asphalt Shingles | The ASHI Reporter | Inspection News & Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

    Another article: PRESERVE ROOF WITH COATING
     

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  5. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Mike, vinyl side the house & be done with it. Then you don't have to worry about re painting......ever!
     
  6. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    No can do, I despise vinyl siding.
     
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  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Wanting to match at least the color of shingles on shed to the house still gathering info. Thought about solar panels over to also reduce heat transfer from sun, a blocker and air gap. Stumbled on this thread. I’m still Leary about internal moisture in shed and the attic. Ventilation and humidity outside going through attic.

    There’s an ol wise guy in there, Wee Willy.

    Painting Asphalt Roof shingles? - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
     
  8. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    I've held off about repairs around the house, but the thread is still here. My wife pulled into the garage and hit the gas instead of the brake. Hit the door and wall that goes into the laundry room. I had to repair some 2x4's behind the door frame too. I had to buy a partial door frame and put in about 3 feet to repair the split and broken piece, also had to trace out the hinge and make it fit. Filled in the drywall that got smashed and learned how to do knock down finish on the wall so it all matched. Clear Gorilla tape on the plastic bumper cover of the car so the wind wouldn't get under it and lift it, so far so good. I think next month I'll look for a used bumper cover and replace the damaged one. It never ends.
     
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  9. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I replaced my LR carpet about a month or so ago. I have a piece of tackless that lifted on one end of my arch to the DR but not a hazard going through it. Just can't seem to get up the gumption to fix it. One of those 5 minute jobs that takes every carpet tool you own to fix plus drill and screws, its on wood. Every day I keep telling myself I'm going to fix it but don't, more important things like checking in here a lot of times during the day.

    :old:

    Daris
     
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  10. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here is my issue with coating the shingles and trying to get the heat out of attic with powered ventilation. Right now I have no known problems in attic. If I put a vent fan in there with maybe some air leaks from inside it could cause a condensin/water damage issue. And to test properly, find a competent person to analyze, put the proper equipment or design in place is the issue. Plus to deal with all the variables the weather throws at it. It’s gonna be a hot summer.

    Avoiding Wet Roofs
     
  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Painting sucks worser than carpet.
     

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  12. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    There is nothing more "worser" than painting as far as I"m concerned.

    :old:

    Daris
     
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  13. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Funny painting came up here. A customer of mine I do a few non flooring related jobs for occasionally gave my # to a friend of his. She had a honey do list of things to do around her house. Painting was one of them. I do a lot of things but I dont paint....ever!

    That is about the only thing worse than carpet.

    Geez mike, I'm surprised you dont have a paint sprayer. You have every other tool under the sun;)
     
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  14. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I do have an airless and some other handheld one I bought recently for 200$? Few months ago still in box. Thought this whole operation was going to be a lot easier. Cleaning the sprayers is a pain. Today I had to do some soul searching to want to finish the job. Been at it a few weeks, pressure cleaned twice, two coats of sealer, two coats of paint, shed needed a bunch of caulk, the nails were sunk in 3/16” but the zinser filled in all the checking and looks 100% better. The 3/4” nap roller doesn’t mean a dam thing, still voids in the stucco, 2nd coat helped but did 2 mostly because I never want to paint outside again and lower the perm rating. Going through a lot of paint Duramax is thick, almost 10 gallons and not done for a small house and shed.

    The dirts been disturbed so probably get termite treatment as it’s almost ready except the drill holes need opening. Hope to get a discount since the prep work would be done. I just want the treatment sticker on the power panel when we sell this bitch!
     
  15. Majwoody

    Majwoody Pro Member

    in the last week I have used my stretcher tubes and a floor jack to fix my gutters, as well as replace multiple door knobs in my house. 2019 brings a guest bath remodel, expanding the driveway, and an exterior paint job. considering expanding the backyard entertaining space and adding storage as well. I miss renting....
     
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  16. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Nice ! I'd like to see a picture of that out side the box thinking, but if not, then how about a description of how you used them.
     
  17. Majwoody

    Majwoody Pro Member

    The gutters had sunk in a few spots so I places my floor jack under the gutters and used the tubes to reach up to them. A few pumps to lift them up and a couple screws and we're in business.
     
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  18. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Slider door track repair. Bought a whole new track but the triple was spaced 1/8” further apart than original slider doors. So went to door supply place and they have an insert. Still had to remove the rail for it to fit flat. The rails flattened in various spots jamming the door. 42$ for the track I thought was kinda high, but the alternative is way out of range right now.
     

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  19. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    nice what's next on the honey do list ?
     
  20. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Fixed the dryer, have to take the whole dam thing apart to get to common cause of broken heater element. Bought on Amazon (22$) cause called Lowe’s Appliances no one answered, then googled local and guy said they shut doors.

    Got too much on my list for this nonsense.
     

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