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Old 06-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #61
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thefed: nice looking job. I used to love doing stuff like that but FIRE (plus age) got in the way. Looked at all the photos a couple times. Nice work but wondered what's that white stuff on the ground?
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:29 PM   #62
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I'm curious, you gave an original estimate of 80 hours of labor to get this place ready, did that number hold up or did you go over. From watching the house flipper shows it seems like they were always trying to get the job done as quickly as possible, but usually ran into some kind of time delay with unexpected problems. So, how long did it take you and how many hours of labor do you think you put in?
I ended up doing all of the labor myself....to the tune of (guessing here..) 120-150 hrs. I had hoped to get some general labor in there to knock it out, but I took my time and tried to enjoy myself...as odd as that may seem...it was a lot less stressful. Plus, I added some hours doing things for the new tenant. It took 3 months in total, but I only worked there 5-6 hours some weeks....priorities took over.


JOHNNIE36: It's residual dust...those photos were taken before the final cleaning

tryan: And those are the ones I love! I do mold remediation as a profession so it costs me pennies on the dollar
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I do mold remediation as a profession so it costs me pennies on the dollar
I had a guy offer me the ventilation equiptment for $50/day. Also said "1/3 Pinesol and 2/3 water" .... "not bleach". Anything else I need to know?
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I had a guy offer me the ventilation equiptment for $50/day. Also said "1/3 Pinesol and 2/3 water" .... "not bleach". Anything else I need to know?

Yes. DONT use pinesol! what a joke.

You'll want an ammonium chloride concentrate to begin with like Shockwave or something similar...I think walmart might even sell something in concentrated form (not lysol...much higher concentration). I get shockwave cheap from great lakes textiles in cleveland oh.

Then you can coat any wood surfaces with a product like fosters 40 (latex based paint type material).

Bewyond that, for overkill, you can apply a borate-based detergent like borax and dont rinse...but the fosters is supposed to take care of this step....although it cant hurt

pm me and if you want greater detail...you can call me and i'll give you a quick rundown...theres more to it than this
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