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    M.M.I. Enterprises
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    Kevin
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    Sacramento, Ca
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    Exterior Wood Care, Floor Care, and Pressure Washing
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    cleaning,stripping, staining of decks, fences, shake roofs, deck care, deck restore, deck restoration, wood renewal
  1. opps I got so busy forgot to vote... Looks like Carolina Pro Wash took both contest quite handily and so a big congrats to both Roger and Celeste!! Thank you Scott and Jake for your work in putting on these contests :) I really enjoyed oggling over all the pics..
  2. Sounds like everyones nightmare job... I would have advised a deeper/stronger/boosted/more suitable stripper mix during washing before proceding onward to any drum sanding or defurring procedure. . Now you've sanded it and if ya rewet and strip you'll be back to square one on defurring or smoothing er out. Good reason to always try and have enough chem on hand for worst case scenarios. If a good 15-20 minute dwell isn't working then it's time for more concentration and boosting of chems with more caustic,solvents/surfactants. If it drying on ya then mist on more chem or just water or you can take alternative method of laying plastic over the areas giving you the most problems to acheive better dwell time. Never start rinsing until you can scratch through the gunk with a wood stir stick or such. If areas left to do are just spot areas then you could paint on epoxy paint remover type gel and hand scrape it off after few minute with putty knife or rag and then run yer sander in order to avoid rewetting or renting the drum sander again. Showing some pics of situation may help others in suggesting best route to take...
  3. Pergola-tory

    Beautiful prep pic there Rick!!
  4. Funniest thing I heard all day or night..LMAOF
  5. Pergola-tory

    That's coincidence..is about the color of the one I bid today:) Plan to freshen'er up with AC mahogany over top. Think it about 3x bigger though at approx. 900' footprint. Hey Rick you ever see one where the sun shade boards are angle cut/ripped to increase the shade? Strangest thing I ever saw..
  6. My life has forever changed!!

    WTG!!. Perhaps pessimistic but it should be said, there is nothing greater you will ever acheive than to make such bundle of joy!!
  7. Scott gonna have lots of work with all the late entries..
  8. California rules and Behr drools..

    40 some odd views and hardly a thought to air? ... Seriousley what's with this California Paints getting this CR attention? We missing out on something good out here or what?
  9. New Consumer Reports article is out for exterior paints and stains. California Paints Tops Exterior Paint Ratings : PaintSquare News What's yer imput on the brands mentioned?
  10. hd80 mix?

    Old thread and all but for those that use search function and end up here may find a conversion factor of .76 from weight to volume suitable when using straight caustic in a mix for replacement of HD80. Weight to Volume conversion online. 8 oz by weight is 6.1 oz by volume
  11. How to spray HD80 or EFC28??

    then poopoo on it then Dan..lol ..and yes 8oz per is good, I like it..I like it alot :) PS- Oh and it should be said that much of the figuring goes to hell in a hand basket depending on streamer setup and end thickness of product, etc. etc.. For instance your counting on a 10x factor diluting but I do just fine usually at 6x. Changing ratios of the other chem items in there besides the caustic makes big difference, Is one reason to lean towards using floor stripper..It never makes a thick batch if toning down the PG. Btw don't quote me on the weight to volume factor I use. I read it somewhere from good source but that stuff has plenty involved with temps and solution % and such. I remember I said somewhere about Russell having such factor listed on their site but going by the info I used it was a tad off. No scale here for dealing with bulk and no desire to figure it as it not rocket science. When I hear someone using weight I just automatically lower by .25 to get close in volume. PPS- I was wrong by a percentage point as it is closer to 76% when converting to volumetric measure.. : http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight2volume Put in your weight under US weight section and watch the fluid ounce under the US Volume section . Enjoy! :)
  12. what works for removing rust off cement drive?

    Jerry, What the msds say or what other acid is in the blend?. Likely glycolic and citric same as CLR or does it have the phospohoric in there? Send me sample and I try it out..
  13. How to spray HD80 or EFC28??

    Dan why ya say that about HD80? I've only used once so can't say much about it myself but thought it's been said by others that they DS it. Perhaps problem could be that other stuff in it (buffers, fillers, or surfactants) may require too much fair share of the water taking it all beyond the saturation point/no dissolve. On standard caustic I know we've shared some recipe so you know full well how to mix it to gain DS strength but for others here is a decent standard starting mix: tot quantity- 2.5 gal (enough for several large decks) 1 gal Sierra (96% PG) (about 6.4% ttw after DS diluting factor of 6x) 72 oz NaOH (measured by volume, 96 oz by weight- conversion factor is approx .75) (ttw=about 6.4 oz per gal like a non DS mix) approx. 1/2 gal Purple Power (2-butoxy aka butyl cellosolve, and KOH?), or a floor stripper, or a lesser amount of straight cellosolve Mix outdoors in heavy fiver bucket while wearing proper protection (eye protection, gloves, long sleeve). Gets hot so mix products together partially allowing time to cool. Personally I've never melted through a bucket doing it all in a matter of minutes but let's urge safety here for them non pro's Beth is refering to. When I do it I pour in gal of antifreeze, then a half gal of water, then the caustic. At this point the caustic is beyond saturation point. Pouring in the Purple Power will kick it on over. Any old polymers or stain residues that may have been coating bucket interior or stir stick tends to break down and either float to top or sink to bottom..Last batch I got a 1" ball of some 2 part poly urethane used on a deco concrete job and some red color from the bucket itself..lol But anyways, adjusting with more or less caustic and purple power will see you finding balance between easy jobs and tuff ones. Substituting floor stripper(they usually low foam) for Purple Power makes for less rinsing and better results on acrylic strips. The best floor strippers I refuring to will usually contain three chems- Potassium Hydroxide(KOH), Monoethanolamine (MEA), 2-butoxyethanol (EB).
  14. How to spray HD80 or EFC28??

    oh and I was saying.. -the number one way to eliminate risk of damaging things when spraying caustic, besides proper tipping & shielding, is: Use a pump up sprayer..lol ...not to spray the caustic with but rather to spray rinse the chem off something should you get inaccurate. Have it right there sitting all pumped up before streaming..Duh. Get the water faucet hose if ya get way serious on being inaccurate. Now take that to da bank baby and cash in,..better yet send over an Andrew Jackson or a c note to my Paypal if this has helped ya or saves yer arse, yonk yonk. :)
  15. Sold!!. Me thinks me needs it on a new keychain right between rustic, sequoia, or woodland.. ..now if we can just track down Jake..umm Bueller, Bueller, where's Bueller?
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