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1 hour ago, USNRET said:

Just wish there was a convenient way for the collected water to drain. I used a portable A/C dehumidifier in my extra long single car garage and that puppy ran 24/7 and not much help at all keeping the tools from rusting. Installed a window A/C and it helped with keeping temps in check but all my stuff is still rusting away.

You didn't keep pool chlorine out there do you?

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25 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

You didn't keep pool chlorine out there do you?

Only you rich folk have pools

but now that you mention it I did have septic tank chlorine tablets in "sealed" plastic buckets...recently changed over to chlorine bleach in the septic tank. Might have to check to see if I have any leftover septic tablet buckets in there.

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1 hour ago, USNRET said:

Just wish there was a convenient way for the collected water to drain. I used a portable A/C dehumidifier in my extra long single car garage and that puppy ran 24/7 and not much help at all keeping the tools from rusting. Installed a window A/C and it helped with keeping temps in check but all my stuff is still rusting away.

If you put the dehumidifier in a convenient place, can you run a drain line outside for the water to exit? Probably not ideal, but it is easier than constantly draining it.

Most of the condensation in a garage can be alleviated by placing a plastic barrier under the slab, and it can be a great Radon gas barrier also. Some of those concrete floor coatings can help also, but they have a shortened life because of the moisture. A good coating can still last 10-15 years even with the moisture in the slab.

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10 hours ago, USNRET said:

Only you rich folk have pools

but now that you mention it I did have septic tank chlorine tablets in "sealed" plastic buckets...recently changed over to chlorine bleach in the septic tank. Might have to check to see if I have any leftover septic tablet buckets in there.

I made the mistake of keeping "sealed" chlorine tabs in my garage once.  The rate that things rusted was incredible.  Took me a while to figure it out but it was definitely the chlorine causing it.

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On 1/18/2019 at 3:37 PM, CECAA850 said:

Done and gone.

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… o O (my coffee has ventured back in time) … is somebody going to place 11 ply birch plywood on the wall's, as one large speaker !

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52 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

I made the mistake of keeping "sealed" chlorine tabs in my garage once.  The rate that things rusted was incredible.  Took me a while to figure it out but it was definitely the chlorine causing it.

Thanks, mine will be out today!

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1 hour ago, windashine said:

is somebody going to place 11 ply birch plywood on the wall's, as one large speaker !

No, unfortunately it will be a small 2.1 system with two 396's and one 684.  You can actually see the wall box that has the wiring up high on the back wall for the 396 and the lower box with the wiring for the 684.  The other box is hidden by the junk in the center of the floor.

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11 hours ago, USNRET said:

Only you rich folk have pools

I'd be happy to swap pay check with you whenever you're ready.

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…. nice small 2.1 systems are great in a 400+ sq/ft working & listening venue... but surely one wouldn't paint the shaved foam lol... or put up 1/8" sheets of paneling.... so as a cable coffee cocktail voter, I nominate 7/16" OSB with the laminated radiant barrier on the back ...

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8 minutes ago, windashine said:

…. nice small 2.1 systems are great in a 400+ sq/ft working & listening venue... but surely one wouldn't paint the shaved foam lol... or put up 1/8" sheets of paneling.... so as a cable coffee cocktail voter, I nominate 7/16" OSB with the laminated radiant barrier on the back ...

I'm already planning on OSB walls and ceiling but really don't see the need for the radiant barrier when using foam insulation.  I'll need around 38 sheets.

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2 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

I'd be happy to swap pay check with you whenever you're ready.

 

You get paid?

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3 hours ago, windashine said:

…. nice small 2.1 systems are great in a 400+ sq/ft working & listening venue...

He lied, :lol: that would not be considered small in sound at least, it could fill a space 10 time the size of where it's going unless he is counting the neighborhood when the door is open ?  

 

3 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

I'm already planning on OSB walls and ceiling

Don't blame you it's what I did because I hate drywall. A nailgun or screws would help, OSB is tough to nail into, if the nails are too small they will just bend it's pretty tough.

Are you going to paint or leave it bare wood?

 

Edit; it is well worth it to rent one of those contraptions used to hang drywall on a ceiling to hold it up while you nail it, they rent cheap compared to how much they help.

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6 minutes ago, dtel said:

He lied, :lol: that would not be considered small in sound at least, it could fill a space 10 time the size of where it's going unless he is counting the neighborhood when the door is open ?  

 

Don't blame you it's what I did because I hate drywall. A nailgun or screws would help, OSB is tough to nail into, if the nails are too small they will just bend it's pretty tough.

Are you going to paint or leave it bare wood?

 

Edit; it is well worth it to rent one of those contraptions used to hang drywall on a ceiling to hold it up while you nail it, they rent cheap compared to how much they help.

I have several nail guns but was planning on using screws.  I'll probably paint it but won't decide till I have it all up and have a good look at it.

 

My brother bought a drywall jack when he built his house.  He made a deal with the guy taping and floating that he would give him the jack once the job was complete.  The drywall guy lives close to him.  The jack has been pretty much just sitting there unused.  My son in law was working on his own house and asked if i knew anyone who had one.  I got him in touch with my brother and my son in law borrowed it.  He's finished with his drywall work and 2 weekends ago brought the jack over to me so I'm now good to go.  As long as you can get the OSB on the jack yourself you can hang the ceiling without another person to assist you.

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43 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

  I'll probably paint it but won't decide till I have it all up and have a good look at it.

I don't know how you want it to look but OSB will still very much show the wood pieces/grain through paint alot. This may not be a problem for how you want to use the room? 

 

We ended up putting a thin layer of drywall mud over the wood, it sticks very well, you can't knock it off with a hammer, I tried. :huh: This easily covered grain, the person who told me that also said you can mix the paint in the mudd which worked great to color it. The only problem was it still left it course like sandpaper and hard to clean so we put paint over the mudd later and this sealed it and made the texture smoother. The person who told us that the mudd would work was a lady who did it for a living. She would use mudd to texture wood and drywall walls for customers to give rooms a different look and was always busy, apparently that old stuccoed texture look was popular. We did it just to cover the grain.

 

The jack works great, they usually tilt almost sideways to load the drywall on which may help if you need to load the wood yourself. I only used one of those jacks one time but quickly decided I loved it, compared to using the old way of making a couple T's with 2x4's to prop it up, that take a few people to fight it.

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Little late here today....chlorine in septic tanks???? Doesn't that kill the little buggers that are doing all the work?

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There is a line from the chlorine reservoir to a venture on the pump output line (second pic but does not show the line). The reservoir is not in the pump chamber but lies horizontally in the ground beside the tank. When the pump runs it sucks the bleach in to disinfect before being discharged on the lawn. Yep, that's right and I had reservations but zero smell. Prior to liquid conversion the tablets (first pic) did not work well as they did not dissolve properly, messy and EXPENSIVEImage result for aerobic septic system liquid chlorineRelated image

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19 hours ago, Tarheel said:

Bought a Toshiba 70 pint dehumidifier and that thing is sucking buckets of water out of the air.  Ordered a 30 pint Frigidaire for upstairs.  Cleaned mold off wire closet racks today. 

And you boys think I'm not fun!

 

=== oh no, always knew you were a fun guy. Just didn’t think you are so old as to have developed a mold problem, that’s all. Try to be a little more active, out maneuver the mold. Sitting in front of those damn Spatial’s makes you an easy 🎯 for mold to cling to — 

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I was wondering the same.

  used to do maintenance at a campground down here. We had to feed the septic system dry dogfood in the slow/summer to keep them goin'.

 

Had a nice listening session.  Visit... Unwinding now.  Need to figure something for dinner. .

 

@USNRET

  that is a baby to the system we had at the campground. Our discharge went to a small pond. It didn't smell unless it went anaerobic. 

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45 minutes ago, dtel said:

usually tilt almost sideways to load the drywall on

That's correct.  Should really help in installation.

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