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Old 07-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #91
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #92
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so we gracked a corner off the granite counter a few months back- it was a clean break and I have the three pieces that came off. I was told to use liquid nails granite glue but when i went to home depot and read the directions i got the idea it isnt made for repairs like that. What do the granite guys use to glue the seams together? Ive tried to get my granite guy back out atleast a dozen times with no luck. Thanks
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so we gracked a corner off the granite counter a few months back- it was a clean break and I have the three pieces that came off. I was told to use liquid nails granite glue but when i went to home depot and read the directions i got the idea it isnt made for repairs like that. What do the granite guys use to glue the seams together? Ive tried to get my granite guy back out atleast a dozen times with no luck. Thanks
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not much to update- need some advice though. I had two of these laying around- This one came off a F800 Forest Ministry Fire truck I bought. Anyway it fits perfectly but i hate the solid vinyl shade cover. I was thinking about having it redone in sun-brella or something like it. We get the afternoon sun from 5-7 pm and its not to pleasant to use the table during those hours. So i want shade but I was hoping there is some material out there that will let some breeze through and give us shade at the same time.





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Old 08-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #99
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Maybe Solar Shade? You can get custom sizes and it comes in colors now. I just have the thick black that lets the breeze through - it's still hot but it cuts down on the sun a HUGE amount, and it took an 80+mph windstorm last year before I screwed the screens down.

Love your work so far.
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Maybe Solar Shade? You can get custom sizes and it comes in colors now. I just have the thick black that lets the breeze through - it's still hot but it cuts down on the sun a HUGE amount, and it took an 80+mph windstorm last year before I screwed the screens down.

Love your work so far.

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Fun with leds. I found these on amazon for $37 way too many colors and ill never use all the features but they dim and have white and were cheap

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #101
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got the drip flashing and bituthene done this week- Going to put a mortar bed down on sat.





anyone recognise these plants? saw them in mexico and want to try and plant them in the back yard







i know this is a banana plant but what kind??? I bought some dragon agaves that look nothing like the kind i were trying to buy.



after all the hard work (not really but it was 105 out) we had a float and sunset cruize



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had a very dissapointing weekend- Woke up friday morning and the top layer of bituthene was peeling and rolling up. That and it had air buble and pockets all over it. When i ran out of gracie bituthene the same store said they cant get that brand but this stuff was even better. Well i guess not cause after one day it looked like this.







Luckly my wife has fridays off and another contractor supply store had the gracie brand in stock. A two hour drive later and atleast we had the material to try and get the mortar bed done. At noon i get a call from the tile guy. "this pallet of deck mud is bottoming out my work van suspension, do you think you could come get it" They close at three so I ended up taking a half day- renting a uhaul and picking up the supplies. I also drug home a man lift from my shop. After weighing all the options I cut down a fence we plan on replacing in teh future. Everything was going good until she slipped off the ramps. By this time it was around 8pm, i had a 6k lb man lift stuck on the levy, peeling bituthene and still had to truck 65 50lb bags of deck mud into the back yard and head back to town to return a uhaul.



i called a bunch of freinds and told them i had beer. Two trucks, a bunch of ratchet straps, a floor jack, a come along and a 2x6 1/6 wall steel tube we got her out.

that left me with the rest of the night to peel up bad bituthene and get the new stuff down by 6am for the tile guy to lay his mortar bed. If youve never worked with this stuff let me tell you- its unreal how well it sticks. The bad areas where water could leak still stuck so well it was pulling up plies of wood.

Fast forward to sat i return the uhaul get back after ordering slate and they have floated a 2 inch mortar bed instead of one inch. Also it looks really dry to me, Almost the consistancy of wet sand. Im hoping someone can confirm from these pics that it was mixed right or that im screwed and need to figure something out.



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Awesome work.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #104
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so turns out the mortar bed was mixed wrong. I got a few opinions and the original guy stood behind his work and came out to fix it. He chipped out all the loose stuff, vacuumed it up and patched it with a bonding additive to help it seal up a little better.

I started the tile- had big plans for a repeating pattern design but Im just beat. Too much going on, never have enough time in the day and we decided to simplify a little. I'm going to grout the area of the hot tub tonight and get it sealed saturday so we can hoist the hot tub on top on sunday.



just a heads up, this is 18 inch california gold. I went to the big box stores, they wanted $7.10 sq/ft for dal tile gauged slate. A chain flooring store wanted $4.30 sq/ft. A local ma and pa shop who my contractor buddy had an account with gave me this slate for $1.95 sq/ft. I was shown a Dal Tile sample and told the color will vary slightly but thats what I was getting. This isnt Dal Tile, it isnt as nice and the back isnt honed as even and the edges are a little rough in comparison. That being said, at half the price i didnt complain. Moral to the story, do your homework and you can get a decent price on this stuff.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #105
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Wow, I feel tired just reading that. Nice progress.

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