Coffee 7-14-12

Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Put in couple of hours in the shop then packed up Kayaks and headed off to Charleston RI. to do some paddling in the salt water, great day to beat the heat at the shore.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:29 pm

Dann757 wrote:I hate to do less than perfect work, but I showed her how extensive it would get to remove all water/carpenter ant damage. A lot more reconstruction was in order, but I don't think there was any bad structural compromise. I doused all the ant damage with copper napthenate.

Good work Dan, but your work is not done... Now its time to dig up those bushes and get them away from the side of the house. They are too close, and prolly allowing the rain/moisture to remain too long on the house. :idea:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:05 pm

Lol, Chris, you should see the other side of the place :lol: Looks like a Tim Burton set.

Saw a hefty 6 point buck there today.

A bat flew out in my face from behind the fascia boards; I'm glad to see them coming back this year.

The damn CROWS ripped up the garbage here, guess who had to clean all that up! I rebagged it into heavy contractor's bags, they had already picked through the bags this afternoon! They knocked a garbage can over! Time for some new heavy duty cans.
What the heck is going on when the crows are as strong as bears :shock:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:39 pm

Dann757 wrote:What the heck is going on when the crows are as strong as bears :shock:

Good plot for a Hitchcock movie. Actually it's Obama's fault.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:47 pm

franco b wrote:
Dann757 wrote:What the heck is going on when the crows are as strong as bears :shock:

Good plot for a Hitchcock movie. Actually it's Obama's fault.



LOL!!
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:01 am

Coffee and a lemon poppy bagel for me today. As hot and muggy as it is, I still got to have that cuppa joe in the morning. I'll never understand those 5 hour energy commercials? :P

I finally finished the front sun porch rehab I've been working (complaining about) on for the past month. It's a great room. It faces south and plants love it too. This thing had a second floor deck on it and so was impossible to roof. I waited till the deck had to go and that was about 2 years too long. After tearing it off, I ended up replacing about half the roof boards. What amazed me was the differance in lumber grades from when this was originally built to now. The #4 pine boards I replaced with were no were near the quality of the originals thats for sure!
After roofing, it was re-glazing all the windows. :shock: That was probably the most tedious job of all. A heat gun and putty knife slowly got the old stuff out. New points and about 10lbs of Dap 33 took care of the rest. I got to tell you, it's allot easier to run putty on sash if you can remove the windows :x . I couldn't or didn't for the most. None the less, I can really see a differance between the first ones i did and the last :D . Was a half a pro by the end. With those sealed it was scrape and repaint everything. Here's a couple pix. You can see whats left of the old deck in the brush pile on the 3rd pix. That's gonna be some bon fire this winter!

Now it's up and on to more scraping and painting....................... :mad:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:35 am

Steve ,

Beautiful porch! Looks like you have a blessed absence of neighbors too. I know all about Dap33 - I worked for a whole year restoring windows on an old factory. I still get a ball of the putty in my hand and twist it into rope and press it into the window, Then run the putty knife along at a low angle and pull it off just as I hit the corner. It's nice to get a crisp angle line at the corners. Sometimes you get a little bead of excess putty on the window and can take it off when the bead is run.
I also have used dry plaster of paris to run over the window with a cotton rag, this takes the linseed oil off the glass and coats the putty so it's not sticky. I've heard you should always prime the wood and wait two weeks before painting the putty, but that's not always practical.

I know how it is with lumber these days; i think the human race has used up most of the good lumber from the past.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:14 pm

That came out real nice Steve ;)
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:15 pm

Dan,

I think your right about that lumber grading! It wasn't even close so I kept all the old stuff that could oh and yes, Not a nieghbor in sight around here! At least for my 4 acres that is. I'm right abou in the middle of it.

Yep that putty gets into your blood! It's like a hand excersize with that ball of putty. I never heard that tip about the plaster so thanks for that. I did hear about the priming and bedding of the widows and truth be told I didn't on most of them. The widows that were really loose I pulled right out, re-bedded and pointed before sealing and running the putty. But the ones that were decent, I just got the old stuff out, sanded the sash a bit, cleaned it up good and ran the new putty. So far so good. It's rained pretty good and no leaks. I also used this stuff called Peel Bond to prime the old sash. It's almost like a liquid filler that "plastisizes" the old sash and seals it really good. A good clean knife is the key for me to running a good bead. I didn't "rope" it first , but rather took a 3" knife edge full and jammed it inall along the run. Then chased it. I did end up with allot of excess on both side but I got fairly good runs and corner (for an amateur)! Someone told me to try the latex stuff in a calking gun and that was a total joke. Totally worthless! I don't why they even sell stuff like that? The good putty is oil based and you don't even have to paint it if you don't want too. One day it rained just a couple hours after I finished and it didn't harm a thing. That stuff in the tube would have washed right off! Now that I have this down a bit I've been taking a window a week off the old house here and re glazing them all during the summer. It's a good bit easier flat on a bench!

Steve
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Grnd sons been busy since the 4th. Yep, he just keeps it going and going. Hes happy and is proud of what he did, with some of my assistance. Still a few things to do, but he wanted it for the 4th of July.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:09 am

wilder11354 wrote:Grnd sons been busy since the 4th. Yep, he just keeps it going and going. Hes happy and is proud of what he did, with some of my assistance. Still a few things to do, but he wanted it for the 4th of July.

Both of ya are grinning ear-to-ear, so which is happier :lol:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:51 am

Sweeet! Another 2-stroke lives to see another day. 8-)


MAN I've been up to my ears in projects this past week and a half! The Trooper just rolled out of town yesterday. Glad to see that one go! A couple days after I got the tranny in and shot this video, the heater hose EXPLODED while on my way to pick up a nut to replace the one I lost for the front driveshaft .... so back to the house I go leaving a trail of coolant the whole way. :lol: That was fun - sitting over a red hot engine trying to stuff this hose on the fittings buried behind said engine. I think I cooled the engine down a bit with the 4 gallons or so of sweat I dropped on it. Once that was fixed, I headed back out. No problems this time except I found the radiator cap leaked pressure, and thus wouldn't draw coolant from the overflow tank. $7 later that was fixed. Then I washed all the mold and tree crap off it - looks almost showroom! Got to love southern vehicles. My buddy loves it. Another happy customer!

Also finally got my brother's nightmare of a bike going. Turns out that ignition problem was due to a faulty switch, which was part of a kit to street legalize the machine. According to the receipts, this has been an ongoing problem for many many years. Found some very pricey dealership receipts! :shock: I also ordered a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery to replace the Ni-Cad setup it had ... which then promptly died, as I found out the charging system is smoked. Stator was outputting 4 AC volts on each leg - that ain't gonna cut it. So I ordered a stator and regulator/rectifier for the S model DR350, which will change the charging system from full-wave to 3-phase ... which is MUCH better. That lithium battery is miles ahead of anything I've ever used before. Weighs 7oz. and has enough juice to keep the 55w headlight and 21w taillight lit for over 5 minutes with no charging! Pretty amazing.

Now that the Trooper is off my trailer, I took a ride to see my cousin and forum member Mr1Precision. He had a Ford Focus for sale real cheap with some bent valves due to a timing belt issue. Just got that home and have been tearing into it. Plan is to repair & flip. Thought about keeping it, but I was quickly reminded how those economy cars are a BITCH to work on. I want no part of that! I'll get her running & put her up for sale. Should make some good money off it. Thanks Steve! 8-)

Now I've got to finish up the CB650 Nighthawk that's been here for a month now. Been going thru it fixing all the rusted up crap & gelled up hydraulic systems (brakes & clutch). Put new fork seals in, but the inner on one leg was pitted so bad it just leaked. Finally got a new fork inner - I couldn't believe Honda still had one available! Bike is 29 years old! That worked out good. Should be riding that one by tonight ... as long as I get off this here forum and get back to work! :D
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