Has anyone purchased/actually used
the new Cub Cadet "i1000" zero turn
riding mower ? (the one that looks
like a yellow sports car).
Has anyone purchased one of the John
Deere power washers ?? opinions on them?
Really dumb question - I have soffits
around the house w/vents. They look a
bit dirty (1 story ranch). What's the
best way to clean them ??
Using a power washer is probably out of
the question right ? (considering it would
spray high pressure water thru the vent
holes into the attic).
Moving along, are there any rules against
painting a white vinyl fence ? since i'd
like to get one, and fine tune the color to
match the house.
thanks in advance
I'd use a bush, similar to what you'd use to scrub a floor or similar.
You can paint it, but that defeats one of the main
advantages of a vinyl fence, which is that the color
is intended to be permanent. Once you start painting
you're going to be subject to all the usual problems of
paint, ie possible peeling, having to redo it periodically, etc.
They might be dirtier yet if you get up close to them. :)
Absolutely. That's exactly what would happen.
What I did the first time was just peel the dust off the soffit
screens, like one peels the lint off a clothes dryer screen. The
second time, when I was up on the ladder replacing the gutter spikes
with gutter screws, peeling didn't seem to work so well (probably
because the plant life around here has changed a bit. More milkweed
maybe.) so I decided to use a brush. I ended up using a rather
expensive clothes brush with brass bristles. It did a good job, and
because I only pulled the brush and didn't force it "backwards"
bending the brass bristles, after I cleaned the brush afterwards by
pulling the small amount of leftovers out with my fingers, it was as
good as new when I was done.
I must have had at least a 50% restriction on air flow both times I
cleaned it. My house is two stories and I don't have room for a
ladder, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I decided to change the color of my car, but then I hesitated because
among other reasons, I was afraid the paint wouldn't stick to the
bumper. Later my car got worse, and I forgot all about the bumper,
and I had the car painted a different color**. So far, so good, but
it has only been 2 months!
**I painted it a similar color, so that I didn't have to paint the
door jambs or inside of the hood and trunk. And it came out great.
The new color is sort of metallic grey/silver. The old color was
driftwood, a crummy grey. So now the outside is a little flashy but
the door jambs and inside trunk are dull, which is fine.
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