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by mgb1234
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(
Replies: 11
Views: 14049

Re: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(

When I did the outside part of my claw foot tub, I removed most of the paint with a heat gun and scraper. I then used soygel for the most stubborn paint. The whole outside was then primed with a grey metal primer and then painted a satin black (also metal paint). I did the tub out in the yard ...ca...
by mgb1234
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: A Letter From Code Enforcement about my house UPDATE
Replies: 45
Views: 24787

Re: A Letter From Code Enforcement about my house UPDATE

Wow Jim I have not been on here in awhile sorry to hear about your mess,does not the Barrio commission cover your neighborhood? I would not stress to much if it comes down to fines I am working on one by your cousins that has over $250,000 in fines on it and the worth is what 25k at best lol , its a...
by mgb1234
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Opinion Wanted for Door Hardware
Replies: 45
Views: 16515

Re: Opinion Wanted for Door Hardware

I have lots of black knobs and white and back plates and rim latches :)
by mgb1234
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Guidance needed with one plaster wall in bath
Replies: 12
Views: 3512

Re: Guidance needed with one plaster wall in bath

You have to remove the sink anyways so put a tile blade on a 1/4 electric die grinder and use a vacuum as your cutting and cut along the scored sub way line then you can use a flat bar and peal the bottom 1/2 plaster off throw some 1/2 rock board up there and tile it,existing plaster is 1/2 inch wit...
by mgb1234
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Orlando Historic District Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Orlando Historic District Walk

The fountain in Lake Eola I guess is finally getting rehabbed ,when it works it sprays many different fountains of water which is back lit by different colored revolving lights,really very nice at at night. The general rule of thumb is to stay east of the freeway and west of 436 yea it gets really s...
by mgb1234
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Orlando Historic District Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Orlando Historic District Walk

I moved to Orlando in 1980 and started a small home repair company at that time downtown was pretty much abandoned as was much of the surrounding neighborhoods. One of my costumers was an elderly woman whose father built that station,she had actually built her house by herself when she was in her ea...
by mgb1234
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Views on Eminent domain?
Replies: 26
Views: 5942

Re: Views on Eminent domain?

Wow. That place is going to require a million sq ft of plastic wrap for the new lead abatement procedures. Not really because of Fed ,state,and city brown-field incentives etc. they give lots of lee way on rules . Not saying the look the other way just perhaps not as closely. I wonder how many mile...
by mgb1234
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Views on Eminent domain?
Replies: 26
Views: 5942

Re: Views on Eminent domain?

uggg I wrote a nice reply that got poofed when I tried to post it :? anyways the 12 or 18" water main has been shut off it was leaking for at least 5 years but according to the structural blueprints it could not have done much foundation damage,water was going into the main storm drain out to the ri...
by mgb1234
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 605359

Re: Craigslist Finds....

Green is very rare in sink colors they have sold up to $2500 that one looks in pretty nice shape 8)
by mgb1234
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Views on Eminent domain?
Replies: 26
Views: 5942

Re: Views on Eminent domain?

mgb - maybe I'm confused. Are you asking for our opinions on you contracting with the authorities to work on this project? If that's the case, I don't see any issue. It sounds like the decision has already been made and a funding has already been established. No the whole thing was about the use an...