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Daniel Meyer
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Scraaaaaaaaaaape....

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No pictures this week. Just cleaning, and scraping paint. We had nice weather, but too short a weather window (rain starting Sunday night) to get to work on the roof or the exterior door painting.

Instead, we concentrated on scraping the paint off the billion or so linear feet of beadboard in the sunroom. We hope to paint that room quite soon.

It's a large room...but it seems to grow even larger when you're on the ladder scraping paint off the ceiling. I think it started out being 27 feet long...after this weekend's work it must be up to 50 feet or so!
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I'll trade ya some bricks for paint. I sat in the sun for 5 hours chipping at bricks removing old mortar. The plus side it was nice out and got to be outside and I got a few clinker bricks. Downside is I only got halfway through my pile.

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After APRIL, new lead laws go into effect. Training, regulation, ....

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Billy, you mention the new laws regarding lead-based paint. It is my understanding they apply to paid contractors. That, then, wouldn't mean Daniel or most of us fixing up our homes.

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BillyKresge wrote:After APRIL, new lead laws go into effect. Training, regulation, ....
Heh...I'm in Texas. And in *my* house. They can bite me.

Besides, no lead here in any sample we've tested. Our theory is that this house was only painted twice. Once in 1903, and again in the late 90's when the PO had it shot with cheap white latex (with no prep).

Fortunately, most of it is stripping itself. As far as the room we're working on...it's the single contridiction...as it's been painted a more then twice. Battleship grey. Pistacho green. White. Pepto-bismal pink. Puke yellow. Those last two are its current colors...the pink is the trim.

They sort of cancel each other out...like...they overwhelm the senses and mute themselves out, leaving a slightly nauseous feeling behind. Hard to imagine anybody ever looking at those two colors and thinking, "This is a good idea.".

It sure will be nice to have them all gone. Anyway, hardware store test kits say no lead. I'm not bothering with testing any more as my very wise wife pointed out...the handling of them is the same whether we find lead or not. Wear masks for scraping (good ones). Collect all the dust. Dispose of properly. Vacuum with hepa filter. Don't eat the house.
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Yea the new law applies to ALL Contractors,,, HVAC, Electrical, plumbing etc.. the problem is they didnt notify the contractors ( at least not in my state) and you have to take a class to get certified in the way to remove lead in houses older than 1978 and places where children go such as schools, libraries etc..


Kind of silly if you ask me..
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