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spunwood

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1068 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: flooring mold

It is has been a while since I have regulary posted on LJ’s. I am sad about that, especially becuase some of it has been due to domestic problems which I do not wish to go into.

But I have missed yall and just want to say high and give a little update.

I recently discovered Facebook and am enjoying posting there, both on my shop page and my personal page.

I am busy preping for the classes I will be teaching at New College Franklin this year: Astronomy, Algebra & Greek II. This is a wonderful school, and I have really been blessed with the privlidge of teaching here.

I accidently started a pretty big house project. Ooops! I thought I would remove the torn and discusting vinyl flooring in the kitchen. Some wallpaper was damaged in the process and I discovered a pretty good quantity of black mold.

Now I am painting the walls too it seems after I clean them. I first have to decide:

whether to keep the windows open and the humidier running &

Whether to pull out the built in cabinets to see if there is mold behind them!

Best wishes. Hope you enjoy the end of summer. And I hope my current projects run smoothly.

Brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν


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learnin2do

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#1 posted 1068 days ago

-yeah, right, ...open the windows??? -I’m assuming since you use a computer you do not reside in any of the regional Amishish communities. If you are going to open the windows, you better fill a tub with cold water!!
I heard it is not actually healthy to put bleach on mold, and to remove it without risking exposure to even worse health effects, it must just be scrubbed and scraped off -that’s all i know about that! I’m sorry you are in the funks; it sounds like you are handling it properly though -keeping preoccupied! -myface!!! -c’mon!! -traitor!

-- christine

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Manitario

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#2 posted 1068 days ago

the mold is one issue; the other is where is the moisture coming from that is allowing the mold to grow?? If you’re sure that it is just on the surface of the wall, ie. from water in the kitchen, then you can remove it with soap and water, let it dry thoroughly, then kill the remaining spores with a bleach spray. Make sure you wear an N95 dust mask while you’re doing this, and keep the area blocked off to keep spores from getting around the house. However, if there is any chance that the mold is deeper than just the surface, you really need to pull the drywall off and the underlying insulation.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Howie

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#3 posted 1067 days ago

Christine and Rob gave you good advise. First you need to determine the source of the mold.(moisture usually) One thing to check is making sure your gutters are draining away from the foundation. I had a neighbor that had a problem in her basement for years until I discovered her downspout drain to the street was plugged.
Though bleach helps there are products on the market that work better. Good luck with this(keep us informed) and good luck with the other issues.

-- Life is good.

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 1067 days ago

Brandon,

The black mold typically indicates that its been there festering for quite a while. Certainly scrub down the walls with a soapy solution and if you go the bleach route no more than a 10% mixture. If it found its way in to the stud cavity it should be scrapped off the studs cleaned and wiped down. At wor kwe use a particular mixture for mold remediation on a large scale. If you need any help or info send me a message and i can hook you up with all the info you need or even refer you to our mold remediation guy in house. Good luck with the new teaching gig.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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spunwood

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#5 posted 1067 days ago

Hey, these are all great suggestions. I am going to do some further inspection tommorrow. Christine, I am a traitor, but hope to return to regular postings, especially after all this mess is cleaned.

Appriciate the offer Christef & the advice from Rob & Howie.

You folks are great
brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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bhill

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#6 posted 1067 days ago

Hi Spunwood,

I found this forum by searching for “mortising hold down” and it came up with your post “I recently refurbished an old craftsman jointer. This fits into its fence. What is it?” I am in the process of restoring 1950’s craftsman power tools. I am trying to build a shop right out of the 1959 Sears catalog. Do you still have the hold down and if so would you sell it? I am new to these forums and apologize if I have violated any protocols.

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spunwood

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#7 posted 1067 days ago

Is this what you had in mind Christine?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#8 posted 1067 days ago

Hey Bhill, Try sending me a private message and we can talk about it. I still have it.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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YanktonSD

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#9 posted 1067 days ago

Mold may be covered by your homeowners insurance, but first make an anonymious call to find out.

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bhill

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#10 posted 1067 days ago

Thanks I need five posts to send a message.

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bhill

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#11 posted 1067 days ago

I am restoring a 10” table saw, 6 inch joiner, 15” drill press, 10” radial arm saw and 24” jig saw. Is this a good forum for info related to old Craftsman stuff?

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#12 posted 1067 days ago

Sorry for the annoying posts, I need five.

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bhill

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#13 posted 1067 days ago

Last post! Is there a good source of parts for old (1950s) Craftsman power tools?

Thanks to all for your patience.

Brian

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#14 posted 1067 days ago

Good luck at the school. Sounds like a fun year on the horizon. Mold is nasty stuff. Hope you find the solution.

If your doing the FB thing I do too, find me there.

-- www.chainsawbelle.webs.com

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