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Posted January 28, 2018 - 01:36 PM

We used 10 of these to do our shop floor at our scraper shop. It's held up fantastic. Been done for about 2 years now. Did the shop floor. Fork lift runs on it frequently. Did the weld shop floor. Did the bathroom/shower room. And did the office floors.

We had great results. Swept the floor several times, mopped it with a degreaser, let it fully dry and the next day we painted. No peeling anywhere. Concrete was very old. Probably poured in the 60s. Still had a pretty smooth finish on it.

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I've pretty much decided to go with this paint.  If I can afford to, I may even clear coat it when cured.  I like the speckled flakes, but if not clear coated, they stick up and would likely accumulate crud around their edges.  But it requires 60* temps, so it will be some time before I can do it.  But that gives me time to totally empty the office and milk tank room and get them prepped.  I decided to also do the office floor at the same time or I may never get back to it.  Best to empty them all.  One thing I've learned in my 59 years is to do it right the 1st time because sometimes a 2nd time never happens.


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Posted January 28, 2018 - 06:37 PM

I didn't work but a few minutes on Clint's 4 wheeler this morning, then decided while it was mild outside to get the milk parlor office and milk tank room completely cleared.  Took the rest of the day and plenty of breaks, but it's empty except for 2 chairs.  They are for breaks.  Teresa helped me move a lot of it, and I put some of the stuff in the dumpster.  Old Coke machine is down in the chicken barn, moved with the Kubota's loader.  The old wooden shelves in the office got busted apart into small pieces and in the dumpster as well.  I don't like solid shelves anyway, as they collect so much dust, plus they weren't in the best of shape, and awfully heavy to move, so a few light hits with a hammer and they literally fell apart.

  I may do some wall and ceiling cleaning tomorrow, but then again, I may be too sore from today, even though I worked slow and easy.  Seems like my arthritis has gotten a stronger hold on me since retiring from S-States, but then I'm not getting younger.


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Posted January 28, 2018 - 09:16 PM

I can already almost say for sure I won't do much tomorrow.  I may take the repaired kerosene heater and one electric fence charger to S-States tomorrow instead.  No need in pushing myself further for a day or 2.  


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 01:17 PM

I lied again, though I figured to be too sore today, I feel better than I figured.  Plus it's milder than they said, so I am cleaning up the milk parlor office today.  No heat needed, and I'm still sweating when it's 44* out.  Office only though, as it's all I can stand to do, and I may not even finish it.  Might run the heater to S-States before they close.


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 03:21 PM

Finished cleaning the old office room!  Done working for the day too.  Forgot to take after pics, but it's nothing spectacular anyway.  Debating on going to S-States later.


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 04:33 PM

Chill a bit, Daniel!


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 05:03 PM

Chill a bit, Daniel!

I have since 3.  Well, after 3, Teresa held the ole house cat, while I trimmed her claws back.  Ole "Momma Cat" as we call her sure didn't like it!  But when you hold them by the scruff, there's not much they can do besides hiss! 

  I can go to town tomorrow!  Waiting for my pork chop supper to get done now!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 05:06 PM

And Teresa just found the key to my old Coke machine!  I thought I might as well just send it to the scrap yard, but now that I have the key, I might get more out of it.  It does still cool, but I have a break in the wires that dispense, but it's fixable, as I've done this repair before.


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 05:10 PM

That sound like 'chillin' work to me. Ease back and rest a bit. All that work will be there when the body is ready!


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:30 PM

 Waiting for my pork chop supper to get done now!  :thumbs:

 

Nice, I am having the same thing for supper,   :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 07:09 PM

And Teresa just found the key to my old Coke machine!  I thought I might as well just send it to the scrap yard, but now that I have the key, I might get more out of it.  It does still cool, but I have a break in the wires that dispense, but it's fixable, as I've done this repair before.

 

Advertise it for sale - some fool may give you big bucks for it - then you could buy a new efficient fridge to store your cool beverages in..  I have an older style than yours with the crank handle and round basket made for the smaller bottles - takes a dime or two nickels.
 


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 01:20 PM

How old is the coke machine? If you could find a few age appropriate bottles and list them together a coke collector would pay a premium for them in working condition.  It's fascinating what collectors will pay to complete a collection.  Not that any of us would fit into that category.  :rolling:


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 01:51 PM

How old is the coke machine? If you could find a few age appropriate bottles and list them together a coke collector would pay a premium for them in working condition.  It's fascinating what collectors will pay to complete a collection.  Not that any of us would fit into that category.  :rolling:

This isn't that old a machine.  It's for cans.  It might fetch $100 or so but truthfully, the hassle involved fixing and selling isn't worth that.  


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 08:59 PM

I think it would be fun to setup. I'd like one for my garage.
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Posted January 30, 2018 - 09:29 PM

Broken soda machine , $100 ,,,, broken BEER machine $500


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