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Old 09-01-2009, 07:06 PM   #421
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DD.I am out of the 'Handyman loop", but do POPULAR MECHANICS still have the GOLDEN HAMMER awards? Might be worth checking out...for your project! The scaffolding is comming down..that should be reason enough for a German Holiday Ya!! Is the 'scaffolding Lady" still as pretty as when we got the scaffolding? The whole house will 'breathe' a sigh of relief..becomming free of it's ..."harness'! Your .."grid" of pipes and tubes, and concrete rebar...loks like an aerial view of Seattle's traffic patterns! I finished my deck totally today..but there is a nasty "Glich"..but I cannot do anything..just now!! Cheers
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The floor is in We had to wheelbarrow it in. Total time was 3 hours. The finish is a bit rough so I will go over it with a scraper in the morning to take off the high spots. Campbell and Matt came over and we got the scaffold down. My house is free of the bonds! Not all the windows are trimmed out yet. I'm just beat so I'll post some pic's. Dorf dude...
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Wow, last time I looked, it appeared to be an 'old ..'fuddy duddy" sedan..now it is a ..sports car...WOW! Great job DD!! Now what? Cheers!! .
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The floor has quite a few high and low spots, up to around 3/8". I have lots of bags of cement glue for my outside insulation left. I will mix it really soupy and pour that as a self leveling mix. It should work ok and I don't have the $$ to buy the "Special Stuff" This is already paid for. I won't pour it until I get the walls inside ripped out. So much has happened in the last 2 days I don't know where to start again. Mick and I hauled all of the scaffold away today. It is gone! Now for the inside and get it livable. dorf dude...
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That really looks awesome
Must be nice to have the scaffolding gone
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Today I snagged the tile for my entry for less than 80 cents a square foot. Great deal. They are slate colored with a slight distress, they look a little dirty. Should be good for me because I don't like to clean. I started stripping off the wall and found beautiful sandstone. I think I will clean it up and leave it natural. We will see how it turns out. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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I got further stripping the walls. This stuff sucks . Very dusty and tuff. I still have a few more days work at it. dorf dude...
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That looks like it is good for a few more centuries at least.

I like the arches inside and the sill for a place to put a beer down.

Your bargain tile are great and it will be interesting to see how you blend the modern tile floor with the old wall appearance.

What do you plan to put on the stone if you want to keep the appearance and minimize the dusting? The inside of the arch could be plastered and painted white to get in more light and blend the square window into the inside arch.

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I'm not sure what I will do with the stone. I would like to keep it exposed but it will be dark. Any ideas what to put on it to keep it from dusting? I have access to Thompsons Water Seal. I was also thinking rattle can clear urethane or something similar. My plans are not solid, it will change I'm sure as I get further along. Thanks, dorf dude...
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DD, remember Thompson's water seal is only a 'wax' in a solvent, that evaporates, and leaves the wax in all 'open' pores..so..would you feel safe having that inside? Must be lotsa 'stuff' to do the job,..safely..check your PC sites. Cheers
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Are those walls in the home built from "gas concrete" (Ytong, Hebel, etc.)? The photos look might that be the wall (not fireplace) material

Just a question from a Schumacher (Luxembourg) to a Shumaker (German).

hi concretemasonry,

These are regular "Hohlblockziegel". I'm sure this house is build way before the Ytong aera (late 60th).

Chimney:
Back than chimneys where build with regular bricks. Now they use fireproof inserts with isulating granulate.
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I'm not sure what I will do with the stone. I would like to keep it exposed but it will be dark. Any ideas what to put on it to keep it from dusting? I have access to Thompsons Water Seal. I was also thinking rattle can clear urethane or something similar. My plans are not solid, it will change I'm sure as I get further along. Thanks, dorf dude...
Hallo Dorf Dude,

I would just clean the wall and the grout lines very good and regrout everything. You can clean it with a broom with wire bristles or have it sandblasted by someone. Once it is cleaned up real good and regrouted, there is no actual need and reason to put a sealer on it.

What you gonna do with the wall where that second window was?
Since this area is filled with KSS (Kalksandstein), I would go with plaster on that wall (few backs of Goldband/Rotband).

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I got quite aways today. Have I mentioned how much this sucks? I still see about 4 more days of stripping with the elbow buster. I'm glad I'm taking it all out because it is really funky and would smell for years to come. I'm now leaning towards just sheet rocking the whole thing. Still up in the air. I need quick and cheap. If I want the stone wall later I can rip a wall down. They will always be there. Here's a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Looking better although when you are close to it and fighting the mess it must seem nearly impossible. You are right about rock being cheap and disposable. There is also a lot of 1" thick lightweight plaster that is used in Hungary and the Czech Republic, which are not far from you and most of their materials come from Germany. Just do not over-mix it, but you can let it rest a bit. The down side is that it is more permanent than rock. You probably do not need additional insulation, but you and someone else could knock it out quickly considering the nice texture you gave to the exterior and it can handle the surface variations. - Little modern, but works good with your floor tile.

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