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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-20-2012, 07:20 AM
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Views: 1,270
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Good morning, Dick! I found my article -- it...

Good morning, Dick!

I found my article -- it was published on PCI: Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine on September 2004, titled "Acrylic Latex Paints: Still the Gold Standard for Exterior...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-18-2012, 09:50 AM
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Posted By ConcreteTreat
Dick -- I can cite sources that should prove my...

Dick -- I can cite sources that should prove my point about the acidity, particularly in new concrete that is still curing. I have them at my office, and will follow up on Monday, instead of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-18-2012, 06:39 AM
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Views: 1,270
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Glue and other adhesives are rarely a good idea...

Glue and other adhesives are rarely a good idea for concrete for many reasons:

1. Concrete will expand and contract with moisture and temperature. If the adhesives cannot "flex" along with it,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-04-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,105
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Well, all right, then.

Well, all right, then.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-03-2011, 05:31 AM
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Views: 3,105
Posted By ConcreteTreat
So... when they said ""THRIFT's non-acid formula...

So... when they said ""THRIFT's non-acid formula will not harm fine fixtures, porcelain, chrome trim, polished brass, plastic or metal pipes"... they were lying outright?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-01-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ConcreteTreat
Redwood -- I was thinking of the non-acid drain...

Redwood -- I was thinking of the non-acid drain cleaner found here (http://thriftmarketing.com/thrift_drain_cleaner.htm).

At least in the marketing copy, it reads:

"THRIFT's non-acid formula...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,131
Posted By ConcreteTreat
OH! I understand now. Thank you! And call...

OH! I understand now. Thank you!

And call me Gale. :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-31-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,131
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Forgive me if I'm making a fool out of myself... ...

Forgive me if I'm making a fool out of myself...

BUT.

Ventilation AND Insulation? If you have an insulated box that's ventilated, it would no longer have value as an insulated box. How is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,334
Posted By ConcreteTreat
25 degrees, hm? I'm going to assume you mean...

25 degrees, hm? I'm going to assume you mean Fahrenheit. ;-)

What you see there is concrete "spalling" -- and an incredibly bad case of it, at that. It happens like this:

When your concrete...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-31-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Although it's usually against code, some people...

Although it's usually against code, some people will drain their sump pumps to septic/sewer lines. That may be the case here. It's functional, but you're sending all that groundwater to the town to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-31-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,105
Posted By ConcreteTreat
I recently bought this product known as "Thrift"...

I recently bought this product known as "Thrift" on eBay that is incredible. I'd poured at least $30 in drain cleaners down the thing without any improvement at all, and this went on until it had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-31-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,046
Posted By ConcreteTreat
The answer may be as simple as installing a...

The answer may be as simple as installing a second some pump in each of the areas. Even with very powerful sump pump systems, it's possible and likely that during extreme conditions you will need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-31-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By ConcreteTreat
Water-powered sump pumps are expensive and...

Water-powered sump pumps are expensive and wasteful, but since you already have one, you might as well choose it over a flooded basement. Keep it running, but get out there soon and replace that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 05-31-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,697
Posted By ConcreteTreat
That's great... but I want to keep them out of...

That's great... but I want to keep them out of the house in the first place, too. Otherwise, it's just a neverending battle. Once their scent is in the house, it invites more.
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