Clay soil, which is capable of heaving up to 24" in some parts of this
area. Engineered design spec, based on soil test, called for minimum 12"
void space under grade beams.
I routinely build what is known as a "structural slab, with void space"
foundation in this area (Houston, 150 mile SE of where the pictured site
was), we have a similar clastic clay herem and I usually use cardboard
cartons to establish the void space ... can't do that with a 24" x 24"
grade beam! :)
> You meant "urea/formaldehyde-free" didn't you?
Left that all important word out during my brain fart when trying to
remember how to spiel "formaldehyde". :)
Believe it or not, Min-Wax makes a 250 VOC compliant complement to their
normal stains. The client was dead set on Cherry235 in her color scheme,
but the 250 VOC compliant product is not for sale here, and Min-Wax
would NOT ship it to Texas ... go figure?
I called repeatedly, and systematically went up the chain of command, to
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:05:18 -0600, the infamous Swingman
I rectum not.
Very weird! So, the client wants an all-natural house, except she
wants the wood to be desoiled with oogly reddish brown shit? Did I
get that right? <sigh> Figgers. Hmm, no, I guess not:
That's not a bad color after all. Most wimmenfolks think cherry is
like this gawdawful sangria:
What's your clearcoat over that crap, NC lacquer?
I just left a message on Minwhacked's site asking why that color in
lo-VOC isn't available in TX and if it's available in OR. Stay tuned.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Err, I hate to admit it, but that Cherry235 is what the OverLord wanted
on the murphy bed, and since she does the finishing, that's what she
got. Along with a a (3) top coats of MinWhacks satin water base
whatever it is.
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:27:43 -0700, the infamous Doug Winterburn
It's waterborne polyurinestain, of course. <sigh>
Note to Swingy: I have no idea why you had trouble. Here's the reply
Thank you for contacting Minwax. We appreciate your inquiry.
The 250 VOC compliant version of our Wood Finish Stain is available
for all stores to order if they so choose. However, if you live in a
state where the laws do not make this product mandatory for sale in
gallons, the stores will not likely carry it. The UPC for the Cherry
250 VOC is 027426710795.
You may ask your local stores to order the product on your behalf. The
gallons will come in case quantities of 2.
I hope this information is helpful. Please reply with e-mail history
if you require additional assistance.
Yep. BTDT. :(
Now, it would be interesting for you to try to order some and see if you
actually get it.
May be because I was in a little town in Texas (Bastrop), but I simply
could NOT get the product (1 gal) shipped to the Lowe's in Bastrop,
Texas in July of 2009.
Believe me, I don't easily accept "no" for answer when it comes to work
Too late now, but let me know if you do manage to get some actually shipped.
On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:54:49 -0600, the infamous Swingman
Me? Order STAIN? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha! He make joke.
I might try dye some day, but unless the customer orders something
matched and orders me to use stain, I don't touch that shit. My
nickname it is RBS for "reddish brown shit". I was seriously angry
with the last client who did that to me, forcing me to use PolyShades,
the worst of two evils. (Holding up fingers in sigh of a cross)
But she did say it was ordered in a minimum of a 2-gallon case but the
folks who stock the rest of their crap. I would suggest that bLowes
has their own ideas for that, so try a paint store instead. Call the
local Sherwin Williams store and ask if you really want to know.
BTW, if this happened last summer, what did you finally use on the
cabinets? And why do you ever use Minwhacked?
If it _is_ a problem, "a few billion" isn't going to fix it anyway. The US
share alone would be at a minimum about thirty trillion dollars if I
remember the numbers I worked out a while back correctly, (and likely much
more). Then there are the wars to pull the plug on all the third world
emitters that refuse to clean up. And some of those third world emitters
There's all sort of spin being put on the leaked data from the CRU. My
-- The scientists involved do not have confidence in the data, and
resorted to software manipulation to make the data fit predictions.
-- The scientists involved deliberately stonewalled publication of
dissenting scientific opinions, to the point of having editors of
science journals removed.
-- At least one of the software engineers tasked with updating the
software used for modelling climate had no faith in the integrity of
the data he was using in the models.
-- "The dog ate my data." so nobody can go back and re-run the models
in any event.
This is all irrelevant to whether or not the climate is changing (hint,
The scandal is the incredible subversion of scientific inquiry, the
peer review process and the ability to review scientific inquiry.
The whole affair stinks of "cold fusion" to me.
Every "climatologist" should resign their tenured positions
immediately, as the "science" is demonstrably false. They all need to
go back to school and study mathematics.
I lurk in a lot of newsgroups but I've never seen so much downright ignorance
re global warming as there is in this one.
Hint - it is NOTHING to do with the weather in your neck of the woods.
Have at it!
My post wasn't particularly addressed to you, I replied to the latest post in
so I'm sorry if I misrepresented you.
However, to those maintaining that global warming is a myth, please read
and come back with your informed rebuttals.
"It's all lies" and "it's a scam" is just not good enough.
BTW : almost everything that's been said about the CRU in the media is wrong.
The whole global warming scare is BS. It's climate change if anything due to
weather cycles. And just what would the world community do if the earth
decided it was time for an Ice Age? Nothing! What would these so called
expert scientist paid by political activist suggest we do then? Nothing.
You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK !
With all due respect to L Dosser, an xbox outperforms the fastest computer
in the world in the late '70s, and the kinds of models on which the
politicoclimatologists are basing their claims simply could not be run then.
The question is whether their models are showing something real or showing
As long as you're throwing internet/media shit on the wall, the
following report, and its burying because it did not fit in with the
current political agenda, is neither ... and irrefutable evidence that
you are being misguided:
This is the actual report, not media supposition, and what happened to
it is undeniable fact, not the result of agenda driven media "spin".
This entire issue is simply too rife with examples of same for it to be
viewed as pure innocence personified, which you seem to be doing.
Regardless of which side of the fence you're on, anyone, government or
otherwise, advocating basing action on computer climate modeling done
with even the suspicion of tainted data is being irresponsible ... GIGO
is an irrefutable, _scientific_ fact, which can't be spun to suit any
Nice try ...
Look at glaciers at the south pole, ever growing. There are natural climate
changes other wise there would be no seasons. Just because we only
recognize 4 seasons per year does not mean that there will be "slight"
deviations over periods of decades. The friggin sky is not falling.
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