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Juan
Date: 2008-11-25 18:28
Subject: Deck!
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I haz a powerwasher. It goes Vroom! Best $80 I ever spent, it's taking years off the deck and that's my project for this vacation. More pictures later!





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Chompy
User: chompy_
Date: 2008-11-26 02:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Holy shit! I never knew a power washer could do that.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2008-11-26 14:23 (UTC)
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I know it's great! I'd actually do an informercial for my power washer I love it so much and get excited!

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Kaleidoscope Eyes
User: kaleidoscopeeye
Date: 2008-11-26 04:12 (UTC)
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Okay, question. We got a power washer and Ryan used it (I haven't messed with it yet) and it seems that the stream is so narrow that to do something that size would take AGES. Is there a trick to getting a wider stream or does it just take ages?
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2008-11-26 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I know it's great! I'd actually do an informercial for my power washer I love it so much and get excited!
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2008-11-26 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It depends on the power of your power washer. Mine is electric and about the size of a proton pack from Ghostbusters. To get those results I have to hold the washer about 6 inches from the wood and the stream hits it at about the size of a half dollar. The good news is that for about 80% of the deck I just have to paint over it once to get it clean, the rest is bad spots that take multiple passes. It takes me about 2-3 hours to do the area in the picture
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Kaleidoscope Eyes
User: kaleidoscopeeye
Date: 2008-11-26 21:25 (UTC)
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Okay, that is about how ours is. We thought maybe there was a way to do it faster.
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Neal
User: parc
Date: 2008-11-26 15:36 (UTC)
Subject: seal it!
Make sure and go back over it with a sealant, which should make it look nice in your weather (far less sun than Austin) for at least 3-5 years. And the water beading on the wood is pretty darned cool, too.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2008-11-26 18:03 (UTC)
Subject: Re: seal it!
I've got 4 cans of sealant, brushes, and stuff ready to go if the sun will ever come out enough to dry the deck out so it will soak up the sealant.
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