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    Tom, no borers. Underfloor insulation would be good, but a bit too hard. Larks, yes, water based. Have used the satin version before with good results. Going gloss this time.

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    Our floor is supposed to be Baltic pine. It's too far gone - the joists need to be levelled, the seams are too wide, there are lots of cuts etc., so we're replacing it with blackbutt. We'll run chipboard flooring under it for insulation. But before it's laid, I have to underpin one of the house's main supporting posts, so that's going to mean digging down to bedrock. I'm hoping that's not too far as it can only be done by hand through a hole in the floor. Our friend David did the last one while we were away and his wife had to hose him off in our yard at the end of each day as he was covered in mud. So, as I have to dig this one, he's hoping it's at least as deep as his.

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    I'll be visiting soon Rick and I'm smaller than you and from a mining heritage .......
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    So, you think if we put you down there and throw in the occasional sandwich ..... ?

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    Reasonably happy ......

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    In between visits to the tip, no more burning this summer, another winters wood 'volunteered', steering itself between the tree house, various fruit trees and the edge of the fern gully. And I cannot give away what I've got already!
    So now I have to be creative with a wood stack…………… grrrr!

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    Build a wooden wood shed to keep all this wood in.

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    I've docked up all or nearly all of the heads of those gums I felled and now my woodshed is very close to full, nothing by Jeff's standards, but a close stacked 7' x 7' x 6' and another small log to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    In between visits to the tip, no more burning this summer, another winters wood 'volunteered', steering itself between the tree house, various fruit trees and the edge of the fern gully. And I cannot give away what I've got already!
    So now I have to be creative with a wood stack…………… grrrr!
    How can a man whinge about too much firewood? You need help. Go see someone.

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    Hey Rick, what specifically would you use for filler in the very rusty dark stained nail holes? Some are quite big, maybe 1cm diameter.

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    I'd experiment in the corner of the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Build a wooden wood shed to keep all this wood in.
    I have, it's 2.5x4.5x2.4m and it is FULL.
    And the bl00dy stuff is heavy too.
    Enough already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'd experiment in the corner of the room.
    Slightly weird, but interesting

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    Well if you want a perfect colour match you're going to have to try the filler with a smear of sealer over it, if it's not perfect you can drill it out and add a bit more pigment 'til you're happy with the result.
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    Perfect? I don't even know what that means. Hopefully Rick will chime in before morning. I guess I could run a whole bunch of tests of some sort of glue with charcoal, cow poo, black powder, mushroom compost, kids paint powder. But really I want it all done by about 11.00 so I can start knocking down walls to install the new bifold windows. Oh, had to take the kitchen out to do a decent job on the floors ,so there's another little job to do.

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    Phil, builders bog and either wood stain or cement oxide colouring
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    A minor pressure pump problem. I have a pressure pump under the cabin for showers and the thing has developed a slow leak around the the O ring seal that fits between the impeller housing and the motor half and every time the pressure drops the switch is activated and the pump comes on for a few seconds .... it is very annoying through the night over the last few days.

    Today I pulled it apart and cleaned the grooves for the O rings and reassembled it, it was good for perhaps 3 hours and then on it came, perhaps every 40 minutes ? I've bypassed the automatic switch tonight so we have peace but can anyone suggest a fix ? I've thought of bedding the O ring in silicon then reassembling but that sounds as if it could make an unrepairable mess too.

    Are there any compounds or methods you would suggest, short of a new pump.
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    About 180mm OD, how common is that ?

    and the O ring appears to be in good condition, not damaged or flattened .
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    Do you have a good layer of Vaseline or grease around the o-ring Peter? Definitely don't use silicon (unless it's silicon grease)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Use rubber grease on o-rings
    if you have it, if not vaseline..... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hey Rick, what specifically would you use for filler in the very rusty dark stained nail holes? Some are quite big, maybe 1cm diameter.
    You can buy sticks of wax which are used in furniture restoration. Bunnings have them and they come in many colours. Quite hard - you melt the stuff into place. Use a dark colour because light filler in a dark patch of wood looks really bad. Alternatively, use a dark wood filler but I think the wax looks good in an old floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I have, it's 2.5x4.5x2.4m and it is FULL.
    And the bl00dy stuff is heavy too.
    Enough already.
    jeff(?) whereabouts are you? Is it hardwood, I might be Interested in a 8x5 trailerload

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    Thanks Rick, Bunnies here I come. Does varnish then go over that, or do you do the wax last? I'm assuming wax last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    jeff(?) whereabouts are you? Is it hardwood, I might be Interested in a 8x5 trailerload
    Grantville, on the way to Phillip Island Andrew.

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    Jeff what sort of wood, slow burning stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Use rubber grease on o-rings
    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Do you have a good layer of Vaseline or grease around the o-ring Peter? Definitely don't use silicon (unless it's silicon grease)
    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    if you have it, if not vaseline..... .
    Thanks, I'll try to find some silicon grease although I have to admit the other type crossed my mind . Although I have made up gaskets out of silicon formed between sheets of cling wrap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Thanks Rick, Bunnies here I come. Does varnish then go over that, or do you do the wax last? I'm assuming wax last.
    No, you just varnish over the wax. It's really just a filler.

    Rick

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    A photo for Bruce .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thanks, I'll try to find some silicon grease although I have to admit the other type crossed my mind . Although I have made up gaskets out of silicon formed between sheets of cling wrap.
    I have re-used Unobtainable O-rings with a smear of automotive gasket sealant used sparingly in the grooves the o-ring seats in.
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    Re the flooring , I've used carbon black in epoxy to fill up the worm damage and nail holes before , hard work actually . A commercial guy I talked to once uses plaster tinted with the same , then sands it off easily in one hit. The plaster isn't under stress and you just poly over it. I would have done it myself , but I wanted to seal off a bathroom floor. I wanted the epoxy for a full seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I have re-used Unobtainable O-rings with a smear of automotive gasket sealant used sparingly in the grooves the o-ring seats in.
    That sounds hopeful, I even have the stuff in my workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    No, you just varnish over the wax. It's really just a filler.

    Rick
    Thanks-I just thought varnish might not adhere to wax. Off to Bunnies shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Re the flooring , I've used carbon black in epoxy to fill up the worm damage and nail holes before , hard work actually . A commercial guy I talked to once uses plaster tinted with the same , then sands it off easily in one hit. The plaster isn't under stress and you just poly over it. I would have done it myself , but I wanted to seal off a bathroom floor. I wanted the epoxy for a full seal.
    Hmm, carbon fibre bathroom floors.

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    Ive really got to focus at Bunnings. I need another 10 litres of CFP, and have to try to get furniture restorers wax. Not carbon fibre, not vaseline, not silicone grease, not gasket sealant. I do have some really filthy looking black tractor grease in the shed.....Good luck to me.

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    The wax sort of sinks a bit, so, with the varnish over it, it looks more like ancient build-up of varnish rather than filler. I should think any filler would do though; I just like the look of the wax. It's a patina thing ....

    Rick

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