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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2017, 01:54:59 pm »
Looking good  :thumleft: Those braces make sense, getting down there and adding them afterwards couldn't have been fun though  :o
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2017, 04:21:17 pm »
Looking good  :thumleft: Those braces make sense, getting down there and adding them afterwards couldn't have been fun though  :o
Thanks Buff.The crawlspace is 4 feet tall, so it's not too cramped down there
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2017, 11:10:42 pm »
Roof and backfill is done. Now for the deck and windows and then the inside renovations can start. I am sick of this project and we're only half way done. I don't think we will get the outside paint done before it starts snowing



The valleys in the roof took a bit of measuring, and then some more measuring. The black lining is to keep the condensation off the roof sheets and the "strapping" is so that there is air movement under the tin to help minimize condensation




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2017, 07:07:56 am »
Is there a special paint specification to follow or just wood primer & topcoats?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2017, 08:03:49 am »
Nothing special (primer and top coat) but temperature needs to be +5C. I think I missed my window of opportunity. They are predicting  snow for next week and after that minus temperatures . This sets me back almost 5 months, but not getting the outside paint done is not the end of the world.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #105 on: October 08, 2017, 08:13:05 am »
I'd be frothing at the mouth, cracking lids & chucking paint pronto all round the place.... ;D
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #106 on: October 08, 2017, 08:20:20 am »
I wish I could, but this is the forecast and I got to be back at work on Monday to Friday morning.



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #107 on: October 08, 2017, 03:43:14 pm »
Been waiting for some new pics/info.......I got nothing to do ....could come do it for you  :ricky:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #108 on: October 09, 2017, 12:47:02 am »
What is the reason for the minimum of 5 degrees for painting?

Is it for drying, or application?

If it's for application, you could just keep the paint inside the house to get it warmed up, then apply with a sprayer?

If its for drying, or adhesion, then you are screwed  :deal:  :imaposer:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2017, 01:57:35 am »
Drying and adhesion..... ;)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2017, 02:28:04 am »
Drying and adhesion..... ;)

Yup...

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #111 on: October 09, 2017, 03:04:55 am »
But on a different note, it appears Friday is the big day  :biggrin:





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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #112 on: October 09, 2017, 05:27:09 am »
Congrats, It must be a big relief to you to.
It is sad that we have lost and are still loosing our good people at such an alarming rate.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2017, 06:49:31 am »
Low working temperatures have implications for certain construction materials.
Concrete for example must be mixed with hot to boiling water to prevent it from freezing solid before it achieves initial set.
They generally also use 'rapid hardening cement' in US and Canada for the same reason.

If concrete freezes before it sets, it will not reach its design structural strength
and may crumble under load when it unfreezes again.
Conversely, if you allow wet mass concrete to get too hot during the initial set,
it will boil and form voids in the concrete with resulting lowered structural strength.

I would think that the paint has similar challenges in low temperatures.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2017, 08:02:29 am »
Low working temperatures have implications for certain construction materials.
Concrete for example must be mixed with hot to boiling water to prevent it from freezing solid before it achieves initial set.
They generally also use 'rapid hardening cement' in US and Canada for the same reason.

If concrete freezes before it sets, it will not reach its design structural strength
and may crumble under load when it unfreezes again.
Conversely, if you allow wet mass concrete to get too hot during the initial set,
it will boil and form voids in the concrete with resulting lowered structural strength.

I would think that the paint has similar challenges in low temperatures.
friends of mine worked at Fort McMurray on the shale sands, pouring concrete at stupid low temps but with lots of chemical additives  8)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #115 on: October 09, 2017, 08:15:24 am »
Veels geluk met die citizenship.

Nou kan jy mos aanneem. :peepwall: :imaposer:

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2017, 03:23:08 am »
Thanks Woody1 and Oubones.
It took us 11 years to make the decision. We never came here to stay, but life happens! We were worried that if we ever get a prime minister like Trump, we could be kicked out of the country by the stroke of a pen, so better to have full status. But this country has been very good to us and we are very grateful for all we have here. Friday will be a bitter sweet day, a funeral and a celebration all at once. It is funny what difference a piece of paper can make.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2017, 03:43:54 am »
I have just over 3 years and then I can also apply for my citizenship.

It will be, as you say, a bittersweet day.

But a day that will ensure that I will always have the opportunity to live my life.

Well done boet. You have been an inspiration.  :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #118 on: October 12, 2017, 02:33:52 am »
The snow is staying away... for now. I managed to get a little more done before and after work. Windows and doors are in and started with the deck



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2017, 12:45:45 pm »
Veels geluk met die citizenship.

Nou kan jy mos aanneem. :peepwall: :imaposer:
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