Santa Cruz Remodel Projects
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Here is the new copper downspout. You can see the difference between
the aging of the railing (2+ weeks) to the new copper.
Here you can see the completed project. The drain pipe has been up for
two days and you can already see the brightness has gone.
I sanded all the redwood (columns and just underneath the deck, then
whitened with a brightner as we did your deck, then stained).
Finally, I finished the electrical box in redwood with a plexiglass
window. Everything is sealed well.
Cracked shower - fiberglass project
Here you can see the small crack in the shower floor. While it looks
minor, water would leak to the subfloor so it had to be repaired. What
follows is part of the process. I forgot to take a picture of the
sanded surface, though you'll see it through the fiberglass. I also did
not take a picture of the fiberglass fabric. I must say that I was
nervous doing the initial process since once you mix the material, you
have limited time before it hardens. Second, I was wearing eye
protection and a major mask for breathing.
Here is the first layer. This is the fiberglass fabric coated with the
resin. I used a small roller to apply the resin, then pressed hard with
an aluminum roller to make it very flat. The variable color under the
fiberglass is due to my sanding with a very course grind and exposing
the original olive color. In the next photo, you can see the coarse
sanding as well as the way I tapered for the drain.
This is the first gel coat layer. I made the mistake of not removing
the blue tape just after I finished, thereby creating an hour's work
removing it and some gel coat after it hardened. Luckily I did this
before the final coat.
For the final coat, I did mask the area, but removed the tape just
after I finished. This is the appropriate thing to do with fiberglass!
Here is the finished product. To match the color, I went back to the
store and got a yellow additive to make the white closer to the ivory.
I got pretty lucky in that I almost matched the color perfectly. Since
the floor texture is different, the color variation is not a problem.
Mountain View Project