Living in New England with a very dry basement I have to use a
dehumidifer. before I used it my wide plank floors above would cup and
one interior door did not close smoothly. No rust on equipment and I
dont use anything to protect. Dehumidifer doesnt turn on in late fall
and winter spo I leave it plugged in.Cheaper than moving to the desert
firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote in
Good guess, Peoria actually. Indy's farther south than I realized, now
that I look at a map. I'm probably short on the distance, too. I just
wanted to point out that the same technique worked for someone else with
relatively the same climate.
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Not a guess, really -- my son is a junior at Millikin U in Decatur, so I know
exactly where that is: 150 miles directly west of Indianapolis. US 36 runs
right through the center of each city, in pretty nearly a straight line. But
yeah, I'm sure the climate is pretty much the same. I used to live in
Springfield, and I think it's a little more humid there than in Indy, but not
I made up my own mix of waxes, somewhat harder than floor wax, and use
a battery powered buffer--the extra carnauba wax makes it hard to buff
out. I don't do one layer. I clean the top with mineral oil and steel
wool (we should all have some #000 or #0000 around, right?). Dry
carefully. Apply and lightly buff one heavy coat. Then three or four
lighter coats, buffing each slightly more than the previous coat. The
last coat takes on a near-chrome shine, and rust stays away, even here
in central Virginia.
I don't have any rust issues at all--probably due to the
air-conditioned shop. But to prevent rust I wipe the undersides of
machines with a rag dampened with kerosene. In some cases it will
remove light rust.
I use a very thin coat of Preparation H.
The ointment, not the cream.
Back in my Navy days we used it to keep the salt air from attacking the
cheap low bid tools they used to buy.
I have been using it for more than 30 years without a problem.
It does not gather dust, does not feel greasy and goes on very thin.
I just keep a good coat of paste wax on mine. Of course this is a low
humidity area. The folks that come in from Colorado don't think so,
but I moved here from the Gulf South. This is low humidity.
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