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Old 06-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #4831
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The missus wants a satin type finish if possible, so that's what it will be.

And you're sure right about the sealer getting swallowed up by the tile. Put it on and it disappears instantly.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #4832
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Put it on and it disappears instantly.
Yup, like it wasn't even there.
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Getting that first coat of sealer on seems to be the worst of it.

I had the same experience as you with the scuffing. So every row of tile I would make sure to brush off as I moved.

I'm using a paint brush for the application, and regardless of how much cleaning I do it's pretty obvious that the surface of the tile is still chalky.

Hope to get the second coat on tonight, which should be much quicker.

Going to town tomorrow (weather permitting) to catch the Rod Roar coming through Nanaimo...so I'll be dropping by the tile store for some grout.
Are carrying your camera tomorrow?
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #4834
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Oh Yeah!

But there will only be a few cars there. It is the inaugural run of a trip from Victoria all the way up to Tofino, and they are going the back way via Sooke. The actual driving time will be around 7 1/2 hours.

I'm only going to meet them in Nanaimo for lunch and get to meet some of the guys for the first time.

They will be traveling through some beautiful country and will overnight once they arrive at Tofino. Sunday they are returning as far as Duncan, where I believe they will be having a BBQ at one of the sponsors stores.

I mustn't forget to warn them to stay away from the north end of the beach at Tofino...that's where the naked ladies can be found.

Tut tut.
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Hey just wanted to comment that is some really cool building you have going on (I take it your not big on drywall, haha) great workmanship, love the curves and different styles, there is some unique and challenging framing there. Looks like a great place to relax after a day's work.

You've never build a place out in maple ridge have you? I've done quite a bit of work on a unique place out there, post and beam, with a LOT of cedar.

anyways, thanks for posting all those pics and descriptions, interesting reading. I always thought of the gulf islands as great compared to the big city life. especially those the ferry doesn't run to, no roads, all by boat. I used to have a little sailboat with some buddies and would spend weeks in the summer sailing around that area.
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Hi Chris...

It has been several years now, but Indeed I have built out in Maple Ridge. Over the years, I don't think there is any community in the lower mainland that I haven't built in...as well as many towns throughout B.C.

Happy Canada Day
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Despite my best efforts, I didn't get to see the rod run over on Vancouver Island last weekend. I must have been awfully close to the cars in question, because one of them took a picture of a model T on a trailer which I was parked beside!

Success finding the proper grout finally...kind of an odd story goes with that.

Saturday last I went to the tile store for grout only to discover that they closed at 3 pm on a Saturday...bit odd.

OK, so I tried again the following Tuesday when we went over for groceries etc. but they didn't have the color we wanted. However, the gal referred me to Pacific Rim Tile who happen to be the local wholesale supplier. I asked if she might call them for me to see if they had any in stock. Yes, they have 5 bags.

Excellent - so off we go, buy the 5 bags, and while I am there I chat with the fellow in the office about being able to buy wholesale from them. No problem he says. It turns out that thinset is $5.60 a bag cheaper, grout something like $10 a bag cheaper.

Naturally I find this out after I have bought a ton of thinset. Oh well, at least the rest I buy I will be getting a better deal on.
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Happy Canada Day to you and Mrs. cocobolo, Keith. I bet the island and bay are hopping this weekend.
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Yes, we will be expecting all the weekenders to arrive for the long weekend. The kids are all out of school, so the Island will be a busy place for a few days.

Time for me to hibernate!
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Happy Canada Day buddy, we hope ya'll have a blast. Judy and I have as much fun watching others have fun as if we were in the mix, as matter a fact we prefer to watch instead, it isn't as tiring.

I sure do hate that you missed the cars, I am disappointed right along with you. Now it is time to kick back and watch some of the crazy things people do in the name of fun. Keep your camera handy, you never know when a golden moment will present itself.
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Hi Jim...I doubt anything terribly exciting will happen here this weekend.

Just the weekenders trying to get their chainsaws started on year old gas. One clown has already been using a leaf blower on the pathway - totally unnecessary and obnoxious noise. The wind came up 15 minutes after he was done, so I rather imagine everything is back where it started.

The missus and I have been getting some more tidying up done down in the bay and we have a good bonfire going. It will be out soon as the tide is getting close. Plus, I managed to get the bottom of the skiff scraped clean of barnacles. Hard to believe how quickly those things grow. The entire bottom was covered in 1/2" barnacles. Next time it happens I'll have to take a picture. Should get better gas mileage now anyway.
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Keith you'll probably have to go to the big city for the weekend to get some piece and quiet.


Have you seen this crap yet?
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Keith you'll probably have to go to the big city for the weekend to get some piece and quiet.


Have you seen this crap yet?
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That might not be such a crazy idea you know. Almost everyone in town takes off for the long weekend, so it could be deserted!

Took a look at your campground dilemma and answered on your thread. Outrageous!
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Fortunately it has no direct effect on me but as a taxpayer I'm thinking the whole idea is absurd.

Nebraska has had Park Permits for years and years to get into the state parks but the thing is they don't do very much with the parks. They are maintained and they are nice but every time you turn around the Game and Parks people have their hands out wanting more. The costs to maintain such places wouldn't be so high if they didn't waste so much.

I pay $60 per year for a basic Hunt/Fish permit. That doesn't include all the stamps and additional fees you have to pay over and above that to hunt certain game. In addition to that you have to pay an additional fee to hunt deer, turkey, elk, antelope, etc. Turkey is considered "big game" in Nebraska. That's a laugh! If you want to trap, that costs even more.

In addition I pay $20 for a permit to drive through a park and not use the facilities. If I want to camp in one of those parks there is a camping fee over and above the park permit fee. I'm never sure which of two vehicles I will take into the park so I also have to pay an additional $14 annually for a second park sticker for a second automobile.

It's all nuts.
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Apparently we're in the wrong business Bud!

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