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Blog entry by USAwoodArt posted 09-03-2016 01:23 PM 1727 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Rebuilding workshop & House due to great flood water damage series no next part

I didn’t realize how much stuff I had accumulated until I had to move it all up high enough to avoid flood damage. 30+ inches of water…I’ll get it back to normal and even better because my wood shop is my passion…always has been and always will be.


I never realized foam insulation could hold so very much water. I think I could place a piece of soaked foam in the Nevada desert and it would not dry out. I have my a/c and several dehumidifiers running 24/7

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"



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NormG

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 02:38 PM

That is a lot of water. Glad to see you were able to move so much away to safety. Good wishes of the clean up

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Mike_D_S

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 09:46 PM

The stud bays look pretty clean after removing the foam? I always assumed that stuff would stick like crazy and be a pain to remove if you had to. How much work was it to get the foam out?

Thanks,
Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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USAwoodArt

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 10:15 PM



The stud bays look pretty clean after removing the foam? I always assumed that stuff would stick like crazy and be a pain to remove if you had to. How much work was it to get the foam out?

Thanks,
Mike

- MikeDS


The foam was quite a bit of work to remove. No concerns of it falling out or sagging… I was amazed at how much it retains water. I could put a soaking piece of this foam out in the desert and it would probably take forever to dry.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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Tooch

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 10:30 PM

Greg, hope you are able to salvage a lot of your machines and tools. Was anyumber damaged during all of this? I’m not even sure how some of that stuff could be replaced…

Best of luck. Keep on keeping on

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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USAwoodArt

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 11:16 PM



That is a lot of water. Glad to see you were able to move so much away to safety. Good wishes of the clean up

- NormG


I t was a lot of work to move it but glad i did

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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USAwoodArt

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#6 posted 09-03-2016 11:22 PM



Greg, hope you are able to salvage a lot of your machines and tools. Was anyumber damaged during all of this? I m not even sure how some of that stuff could be replaced…

Best of luck. Keep on keeping on

- Tooch


I’ve dried and cleaned all of the stationary tools and so far everything has worked. I ran fans blowing on every motor for days. Currently everything turns on and works but the real test comes with extended use instead of just running the motors for 5-10 minutes.
Most of the lumber was Ok since i had it stored high enough. I’ve been running the A/C and dehumidifiers to get the moisture down to normal. Currently it is around 40%

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 09-03-2016 11:53 PM

Are you in south Louisiana? If so, I understand what you are going through. I didn’t get any water in my shop or in the house, but I’ve been helping family and friends with demolition and salvage (mostly demolition and discarding). Glad to hear you saved most of your tools and lumber.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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USAwoodArt

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#8 posted 09-04-2016 12:36 AM



Are you in south Louisiana? If so, I understand what you are going through. I didn t get any water in my shop or in the house, but I ve been helping family and friends with demolition and salvage (mostly demolition and discarding). Glad to hear you saved most of your tools and lumber.

- Don Broussard


Yes Don…we are in Prairieville in Ascension parish. Many people got water worse than we did. We had about 3 inches of water in the house and have already had the sheetrock and insulation removed 24” high. We had a company running 15 high speed fans and 2 huge commercial dehumidifiers from Tuesday until this afternoon.

Sheetrock and insulation starts going in tomorrow.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 09-04-2016 01:02 AM

Greg,

I was going to check in with you on facebook, but glad to see you’re progressing. The foam was 4×8 pink? or sprayfoam?

Good to see your shop w/out water.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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USAwoodArt

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#10 posted 09-04-2016 04:24 AM

Tom…I used the spray foam. It does a great job when it is not wet. It will take a while to get the shop back to normal because I need to focus #1 on our house

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 09-04-2016 05:07 AM

Good luck with everything bud. Still have a lot of water in the muddy creek area?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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USAwoodArt

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#12 posted 09-04-2016 12:01 PM



Good luck with everything bud. Still have a lot of water in the muddy creek area?

- TheFridge


No water at all now. Just cleanup and rebuilding

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 09-04-2016 03:05 PM

I wish you all well down there in Louisiana ….... I just could not imagine that ….....but you guys have an awesome attitude

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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USAwoodArt

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#14 posted 09-06-2016 02:24 PM

Blog Series Part 2… I guess this adds to the Part 1 of the blog…not sure
Gutting what needs to be removed

replacing sheetrock

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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