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Postby Udo Min » Tue May 06, 2008 5:30 pm

Glass guys stopped by for a visit

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Postby rockland » Tue May 06, 2008 5:41 pm

oooh. new sliders.
congratulations. must feel good.
I just love improvements and the satisfaction...

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Postby egads » Tue May 06, 2008 8:59 pm

Nice removal or previous "improvements" Congratulations on finding someone to install aluminum windows....

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Postby jesgord » Wed May 07, 2008 3:06 am

The new sliders look great!!!!

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Postby classic form » Wed May 07, 2008 1:31 pm

Very Nice. You didn't like the old paint color? :wink:

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Postby Udo Min » Wed May 07, 2008 5:19 pm

Thanks for the comments. It's funny even the manufacturer would not recommend their product for a residence. We had to fake them out by calling our house the Lehnert Building, then they approved the order....
Kawneer is the manufacturer & Janssen Glass http://janssenglass.com/index.html
was the installer...
They typically install in commercial apps.... We lucked out with only an 1/8" left to spare from our rough opening to the window size....Minimizing the caulk joint...
We should have another treat to share next week after the painted stone fireplace is going to be Dry ICE blasted this coming Tuesday....

Existing paint color was OK. We wanted to subdue the green a bit...

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Postby classic form » Thu May 08, 2008 3:33 am

Well I think that's one we haven't heard of before...using dry ice for paint removal. Can't wait to hear/see the results. Keep us posted?

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Postby Udo Min » Mon May 26, 2008 1:10 pm

We have started to remove the paint from the fire place.
The trick to the paint removal with dry ice is the mix medium we are blasting with. Garnite & Dry ice created a muddy mess. Walnut shells & dry ice made a huge dusty mess. So the latest medium the contractor is using is small glass beads. No mess but the only drawback is that the blasting guys have to buy a new titanium nozzle to handle the more agressive glass medium. The limestone substrate seems to be holding up fairly well to the blasting. We will have to have the fireplace re-tuck pointed since the blasting is removing some of the old morter...
We have some nice photos that we will post very soon. We still can't believe some one painted the limestone....

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