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20 minutes ago, USNRET said:

Didn't pay them enough it was only $1.2 mil

@CECAA850 getting yours done for a little less?

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1 hour ago, Ceptorman said:

Eldon, you need some of this, much better than sand. It will last a long time.....https://www.hcconcrete.com/product/sharkgrip/

It's been years now and it lost alot of the slickness, but if I recoat it I will surely use that, it was dangerous. I have seen some that had the fine sand in it and didn't like it, it felt way too coarse. I guess it also depends on how the cement is finished, inside and another piece I did was rougher and was no problem, but that slick part was really bad.

 

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59 minutes ago, babadono said:

When I built my house the painter sprayed PVA primer all over including some on the floor. I said WTF? He said well you're just gonna cover it. I said yea but does thin set mortar adhere to PVA? And not for 6 months but 25 years ya Azzhole. You're fired. Spent the next 2 or 3 weeks cleaning it up before putting down tile and hardwood.

You mix pva in concrete to make it stick to existing concrete better.

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1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

I'm sure they told you that if the atmospheric conditions weren't right they'd have to reschedule. Dew point was a big deal with the two part coatings I used in the 90s in FL, do not know if that could be different now. The self-leveling epoxies and urethanes are fascinating to work with.

If dew point and humidity kept them from working they'd never put a floor in around here.

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Well, there is that one or two days a year right after a cold front when the humidity drops down to normal levels for almost a whole day, besides that they would starve. 

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10 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

If dew point and humidity kept them from working they'd never put a floor in around here.

Yep many times we had to go back to do the coating.

Had some expensive gear in tight felt lined cases then had to run the temp, humidity and pressure maybe? through an algebraic equation (with a calculator) if it doesn't cure right it's a waste of that $300.00 a quart (more now I'm sure) Sikkens and a nightmare for the customer.

Subcontracted with a good outfit down there for a while until I "retired".

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37 minutes ago, babadono said:

@Marvel Welcome back to the good ole USA. Everything OK at the homestead?

 

Yes, very much so. Had friends stop by every few days to check it out.

 

Had an awesome time but still didn't get all the work done in the Philippines that we wanted. Next trip we will have to get back to the place we are looking to retire to. Probably rent for a year while we settle in as more native so they won't scalp us on property prices. You know, we're the rich Americans... 🙄

 

Bruce

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Like I've said before I couldn't take pics of the ladies, but I have never seen so many 75 pound marvels of the human anatomy.

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You can live comfortably on $12k a year there... but that also depends on the lifestyle you want. We pretty much have no retirement, so will have to make do. It also depends on where you live.

 

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29 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

Yep many times we had to go back to do the coating.

Had some expensive gear in tight felt lined cases then had to run the temp, humidity and pressure maybe? through an algebraic equation (with a calculator) if it doesn't cure right it's a waste of that $300.00 a quart (more now I'm sure) Sikkens and a nightmare for the customer.

Subcontracted with a good outfit down there for a while until I "retired".

I found the highest rated company I could find to do the job.  Hopefully they know what they're doing.

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31 minutes ago, Marvel said:

You can live comfortably on $12k a year there... but that also depends on the lifestyle you want. We pretty much have no retirement, so will have to make do. It also depends on where you live.

 

So for say $75-$90,000 we could live pretty well?  Ocean front?  Safe?

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40 minutes ago, babadono said:

75 lbs of what?

 

I wouldn't think it would take much of an imagination... think 24 yr old young ladies who are only 5 ft tall (or less).

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14 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

So for say $75-$90,000 we could live pretty well?  Ocean front?  Safe?

 

Gated community on west side of Cebu City... I think probably so.

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5 minutes ago, Marvel said:

 

Gated community on west side of Cebu City... I think probably so.

Does it help to be married to a Filapina? or would a gringo couple fit in and be welcome?

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3 minutes ago, babadono said:

Does it help to be married to a Filapina? or would a gringo couple fit in and be welcome?

Your wife is a gringo????????

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15 minutes ago, Marvel said:

 

I wouldn't think it would take much of an imagination... think 24 yr old young ladies who are only 5 ft tall (or less).

Don't think there's anything wrong with my imaginator, just trying to get you in trouble:)

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