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Well, the dehumidifier is working; the RH down in two days to 74% from 95%, thank you very much. This helps me sleep at night because I do not have to fear the cupping on this job, in fact we are...
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I need to get my hands on a FA 8 for a job; that's the one unit we do not own. The odd thing is when I worked Clarke the machine was my idea-I got my name on the patent-and I tested it on a bunch of...
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I know words hold power and, used wrong, they can hurt, but I have to say: I hate carpet and tack strips. I took the carpet to the city dump to get rid of it and I cut my finger on the tacks. Hate...
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I woke up with a strange feeling … wet subfloors, wet subfloors, like a bad dream over and over. Then I got two phone calls with complaints about floors cupping and popping. I was thanking the Lord...
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Today started off like no other: I lost the trailer because I forgot that the ball on the truck was changed to a smaller size over the weekend. I had to lift it off the ground with a small jack, then...
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The crews got the tile job done today, so we are off to Humbolt to start a 650-foot install; we prefer to let them sit a few days after the install just to make sure the floor does not move. The RH...
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Friday did not go as planned but in a good way: The homeowner wants us to do more work for them. Today's job will start one day late-not a big deal, I just hope we can make up the lost day.
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Today we started a new job-just a simple sand-and-finish job, but the crews needed to finish a job a hour away. So it was my idea to let them work on the job from last week while I started the new...
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We are doing a 100-year-old home now with Southern yellow pine in half the house and reclaimed heart pine in the rest. They want both to have the same look while keeping the character that both...
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My biggest trouble is moisture and getting folks to understand that it is not water or rain, it is relative humidity.  In the South where I live and work we see temps in the high 90s and a RH in...
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