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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1240681 07/30/09 10:31 PM
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Oh...that. grin

Dang, Ryan, what a mess!!!! Oh, well, that old floor needed replacing anyway didn't it? smirk Did it do any damage to the underlayment, or do you have a slab?


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Horowitzian] #1241799 08/01/09 08:28 PM
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I'll bet, this is Ryan this weekend....

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We love to play BF2.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1241816 08/01/09 08:50 PM
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Either that or, he's setting around in A/C drinking a cold one, two, free, fuuorrr, or thixxxx of thum... grin


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1241825 08/01/09 09:12 PM
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Well here's what happened...

Luckily the rental place down the road was still open and I got in just in time to rent an extractor and a big fan. I got up as much of the water as I could and started running the fan. By the next day it STILL wasn't dry (I should've known the extractor wouldn't be able to get enough of the water out.)After doing a little online reading, I decided I better not wait any longer so I pulled EVERYTHING out of the walk in closet and the bedroom (How did I get so much stuff??) and after removing the molding pulled up the carpet from the bedroom, closet, and hallway,and hung it out to dry in the back yard! (the kids' swing set was handy for this!)

After dumping the yucky pad, I rented another big fan and within pretty short order was able to get the sub floor dried out. Then I called a handyman buddy of mine who recommended I call his contractor buddy, who knew a good carpet installer.(don't you love having connections?) He came out earlier today and in a couple of hours had new padding down, and had the carpet reinstalled. The whole fiasco ended up costing me about 385 bucks! Not too shabby. I'm having the carpets professionally steam cleaned on Tuesday while everything is still out of the room.

So are the days of our lives...

Heck! It could've been a LOT worse:

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OR EVEN WORSE!!!
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: rysowers] #1241829 08/01/09 09:15 PM
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Well, I'm glad it wasn't too catastrophic, Ryan. Still a huge pain in the arse, though.


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Horowitzian] #1241864 08/01/09 11:21 PM
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Ryan, a customer of mine who deals with this sort of thing said that if water gets into the drywall, it will turn into mold inside of the walls. She said the bottom 12" or so, should be removed and replaced. I haven't checked to see if this is fact but, it certainly makes sense.

Actually, I just did look it up and this is what I found out at least on this only page that I opened up...

http://www.ehow.com/how_2056875_eliminate-mold-from-drywall.html

Note Number 5..
Step 5. Cut out any drywall affected by mold using a utility knife. Moldy drywall cannot be cleaned. Instead, it must be completely removed and disposed of.

Also this:
Tips & Warnings

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Assume the presence of mold in any drywall that is wet for more than 24 hours.
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Use plastic sheeting to isolate areas where mold is being removed if the home remains occupied during removal. Removing mold can release more spores into the air, which can be harmful if inhaled.
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Hire a trained professional to clean up extensive mold damage. Mold should be taken seriously.


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1241886 08/02/09 12:52 AM
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Thanks for the head-up, Gerry. I'll keep a very close eye on it - The walls did not hardly get wet and were dry within 24 hours - the big drying fans worked pretty well, especially considering how hot and dry it has been here.

My brother had mold damage once - it was awful!! Nasty, toxic stuff.


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: rysowers] #1242062 08/02/09 12:31 PM
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How deep was the water on the floor? I'm guessing it was nothing like a real flood, so hopefully your wallboard is fine.


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Horowitzian] #1242869 08/03/09 06:56 PM
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You're welcome Ryan. Hope things stay dry for you over there.

I'd give you a hand but, I think you're already in over your head! grin

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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1243014 08/03/09 11:02 PM
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Yikes! grin


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Horowitzian] #1243080 08/04/09 02:14 AM
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The carpets got steam cleaned today! We went with the big guns:
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It's the way to go!

I'm almost glad it happened! These carpets haven't been this clean in over a decade! (No Jerry, don't even think about sneaking over and flooding the rest of the house, just so I can get the rest of the carpets spic and span!)[Linked Image]
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: rysowers] #1243266 08/04/09 11:45 AM
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Wow, that's quite a rig! I'll bet it did a good job. How is the wall board holding up? Any signs of trouble?


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Yikes Ryan!

Hope you don't have to RESORT to this, and come to think about it . . .
this probably is someones RESORT! smile

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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Diane...] #1243379 08/04/09 02:03 PM
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Hehehehehehehe,,, I'm ready for ya Ryan! Watch out now!!!

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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) [Re: Jerry Groot RPT] #1243399 08/04/09 02:25 PM
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Jerry, it'll get done faster if you use this:

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Okay, now that we are TOYING around, I thought you piano tuners might get a KICK out of this! Especially you JERRY!! smile

It's Barbie and Ken as PIANO TUNERS! (MATTEL Toys)!

Looks like Ken is teaching Barbie how to tune A piano!

Now . . . back to the WATER FIGHT! smile

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Some of the tools look a bit unorthodox. grin


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Man, are those keys level or what? wow


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It looks like their gas can may be the best bet!


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Can you imagine showing up at a customer's home dressed in a pair of coveralls, a turned up billed cap, and a pair of clodhoppers like that!!!! I can see shotguns being leveled..fingers on trigger...


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