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    covid-19 and hvac

    I was away from this forum for several years and coming back. Good memory back then while I was renovating my condo. I sold it. nealtw was incredibly helpful on my various questions, still appreciate now. with covid-19 ravaging, I turned off all A/C and winter approaching planning to shut the...
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    Replace blow torch with utility lighter

    I am planning to apply the glossing over my counter with envirotec lite. The online video shows whenever there is a bubble form, use a torch light to correct it, i am wondering if i use a utility lighter, whether this will do a job?
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    I don't get it at all what you said, looking for other suggestions.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    What are exact name for pullman tops? Googling finds some weird stuff. I wonder if for wooden tops, the insulation is required.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    when transcribed from this video, assuming if i go ahead, needs following. The only think i dont like is fiberglass re-inforced paper due to its certain properties' similarity to asbestos: http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_lay_ceramic_tile_on_a_laminate_countertop for laminate floors...
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    wrong post.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    i am considering another direction, putting a tile over existing countertop. Replacing countertop and finding contractors,... just make me cringe. Quick googling found this video on putting tiles on existing countertop on laminate countertop. IT continues to say it can be done on any existing...
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    too busy, already lot of stuff on my plate. But I will look, any good DIY youtube and/or URL I can use?
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    how much am I looking at it in a ballpark figure? That is the amount Ikea gus told me. Memory is trickling to come back, I do remember going to Home Depot and they referrred to their contractor but then i got slapped in the face when calling their contractor, them saying "we dont do just...
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    i had posted here long time ago, about a year or two ago, did bought a countertop paint kit and did the work. It is looking miserable now, discolored and peeled off. I said f* it, I am just going to replace entire countertop along with sink and faucet. Went to ikea today, for kitchen they...
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    that could be a either one way to pent up charges or making superb job depending on who you are. Interpretation largely depends on how thick you wallet is.
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    2-3 years back, i did a paint job using the bathroom tub paint kit from homedepot. I did pretty thorough work or so I thought but then just about a year ago, paint started peeling in a particularly nasty way (pic below). Now there are 3 distinct spots in my tub that are showing the sign of peel...
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    need to remove this pesky soap holder

    nope, it is a basic 1990-built condo which used to be apartment. It has no moving part at all, no ceiling fun, no dehumidifier in the bathroom, or forced air except one A/C unit in one of the room only. All heaters are spatial, convection heater in each room. However I have store-bought small...
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    need to remove this pesky soap holder

    i did some research while the skin problem and fungi overgrowth can definitely related by a mold, i think it is hard to relate and draw a clear line. more than 10 years ago, i lived in apartment where huge mildew were visible in the wall and i did not develop anything. in my new apt, i barely...
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    need to remove this pesky soap holder

    Long time away, came back to report what Nealth could have been predicting. Wanted to post an update: The bathroom job still OK visually, but unfortunately, starting last year, I had developed some minor skin issue (psoriasis like) and rashes around my back. I have been trying different...
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    considering some mod to regarding hvac will it violate building code?

    I own and make payment for condo in california state. The condo bathroom has no de-humidifier so there is a concern regarding mold grow up also the rooms has resistance heater which I dont like as all kind of foul burned metal smell when turned on. I am wondering if I do following mod-s to...
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    room is in perpetual sunlight, dark or light color?

    one of my room is actually on building corner and it actually has two on that corner and each of them are on opposite walls on the corner: as a result, it actually gets sunlight from sunrise to sunset. That means it can get prohibitely hot during summer times. Currently painted with light color...
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    any other alternatives to rustoeum

    this one looks like a thick glossy finish which looks pretty attractive. Does the surface needs to be scraped before this?
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    any other alternatives to rustoeum

    thanks Nealt again so much. Could not log here back for quite a while. I am going to try this then. I am tired of coarse surface that is trapping all kinds of soap residue and other stuff. Last thing I am wondering before I starting again is I found that the scraper that comes with kit seems...
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    any other alternatives to rustoeum

    thanks nealtw. i was wondering if re-doing that is safe actually. Might have to get another whole kit as they dont sell it separately. but if it smoothes out it is worth the price.
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