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Old 12-31-2012, 06:52 AM   #16
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Sorry---Here's a memory---

Three mule deer wandering into a meadow in southern Utah early on a cool morning--one wandering over and sniffing my arm--
then flicking it's tail and slowly
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Soap and water---a little dirt won't kill you--Wait till you find a separated sewage line in a crawl space-----

That's why plumbers get the big bucks!!!! It's a glamorous job.
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wow. you guys dont get enough credit. too many guys in white collars jerking off all day. what a shame
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wow. you guys dont get enough credit. too many guys in white collars jerking off all day. what a shame
Can you please elaborate. I'm sure some of us delicate ladies don't know what this means

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wow. you guys dont get enough credit. too many guys in white collars jerking off all day. what a shame
Now ya done it, just wait till Barb gets here too, Jan and Barb will clean your clock for talkin like that.
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Speaking of plumbers, a friend of mine who is a plumber was telling me of a time he went to a doctor's house on a call. He was there about 15 minutes and handed the doctor's wife a bill for $75 (it has been a while back). She went ape, what is this! My husband doesn't make this kind of money, Ronny looked at her just as serious and said, well if he had gone to school for a couple more years he could have been a plumber. True story.
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When demolishing drywall, as fun as it might seem to just go at it with a hammer like they do on TV, take it slow, use a jigsaw to cut it into square panels that you can just pop out. Easier to transport to the truck, and less dust.

I demolished my whole basement like that. Sure it took longer to demolish, but it went 10x faster to cleanup after. There will still be dust, and bits here and there, but at least the majority of the material can be handled in larger chunks.



I never said perfect squares, but at least this was easier to carry out than tiny chunks!
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Now ya done it, just wait till Barb gets here too, Jan and Barb will clean your clock for talkin like that.
doh! um......when i said guys i was referring to the 'guys' inclusive of the ladies too, of course
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When demolishing drywall, as fun as it might seem to just go at it with a hammer like they do on TV, take it slow, use a jigsaw to cut it into square panels that you can just pop out. Easier to transport to the truck, and less dust.

I demolished my whole basement like that. Sure it took longer to demolish, but it went 10x faster to cleanup after. There will still be dust, and bits here and there, but at least the majority of the material can be handled in larger chunks.



I never said perfect squares, but at least this was easier to carry out than tiny chunks!
why did you demo the basement?
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"why did you demo the basement? "


Because he is not a jerk in a white collar obviously
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On top of protecting your home, protect yourself. Get yourself a half face respirator. Not a paper "dust" mask. Get a real respirator that will protect you. Get one that is N95 rated and be sure it fits properly. The kind with replacable filter cartridges. Use P100 cartidges for dust protection. Use organic vapor cartridges if you are going to be using any nasty chemicals, like epoxies or paint strippers. Second, get a good shop vac and use a HEPA rated filter in it.
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Because he is not a jerk in a white collar obviously
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On top of protecting your home, protect yourself. Get yourself a half face respirator. Not a paper "dust" mask. Get a real respirator that will protect you. Get one that is N95 rated and be sure it fits properly. The kind with replacable filter cartridges. Use P100 cartidges for dust protection. Use organic vapor cartridges if you are going to be using any nasty chemicals, like epoxies or paint strippers. Second, get a good shop vac and use a HEPA rated filter in it.
isnt it true back in the day the guys (and ladies) always just went about the work without protection? and now they got lawsuits and such
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Back in the day, materials were almost completely natural products. Asbestos was probably one of the first all natural materials found to be causing health issues. Today we use a lot of synthetic materials and chemicals on even the most simple construction jobs. Breathing dust and fumes from these does who knows what? People today should be a lot more educated and aware of the kinds of things they are inhaling and ingesting.

Of course there are those who just don't believe and think they have iron lungs and nothing has happened in the 20 years that they've been sawing out asbestos insulation, so there must be nothing to it. They are your lawsuit people.
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why did you demo the basement?
Mold/rot and overall poor construction, and needed access to the ceiling to run data cables. Also found hidden junction boxes etc. So like Holmes would say "take it all down".

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