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Counter tops, a new endeavor for me!!


Well the DW is winging off to San Antone for the week and I have a new honey do since it looks like there are "things" conspiring to keep us in this house for a while longer.

The first project is a 'practice' job putting a new counter top on the bath room vanity replacing a three syllable ugly (ug-gel-ly) cultured stone version that looked great in the show room, but not our bath. I've been studying up on what the internet has to offer and so far, looks a lot easier then pulling the old top off - it weighs about 250 pounds and needs to be cut up to get it off of the framework without destroying the vanity

My DW hasn't picked out tile or the sink yet, so then I might start on the kitchen - and that will not be a quick and easy job. At least the cabinets are still in good shape after 18 years.

Wish me luck!!!!



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Depending on how brittle the stone is (an e-mail to the manuf may help with this) a single hammer blow from below or above with one of those 48 oz. jobs may crack it into several workable pieces (but wrap it with several layers of newspaper first).

For less force on the vanity try using a centerpunch.  It'll give you enormous PSI but not much overall pounds but this won't work with stones where cracks don't easily propagate.

Fer sure wear gloves and goggles and cover the floor with padding or dropcloths.

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A 20 oz framing hammer solved my problems and I whanged the top judiciously. The broken remnants have already gone to the dumpbiggrin Now, some minor reinforcing in a couple of places, a layer of 3/4" plywood, a membrane and some cement board, it will be ready for tile.......tomorrow's project!!!



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a bfh works ever time. hahaha. sounds like you got it goin your way dave.got any pics?


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For my own database on task times, how long did it take you working by yourself to remove the top - setup, actual work, takedown?
I can add this to my Plumbing file or General Project file 'cause some of my customers want estimates. Thanks.

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a bfh works ever time. hahaha. sounds like you got it goin your way dave.got any pics?


Right now, Geeze - no pics as it's only destruction of the existing. For whatever reason, I put a 2" spacer between cabinet sections (Don't say it!! I know - brain f**T) instead of at the DW's make up end and wall. I'll fix that screw up, then go on to the rebuild with pics.



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For my own database on task times, how long did it take you working by yourself to remove the top - setup, actual work, takedown?
I can add this to my Plumbing file or General Project file 'cause some of my customers want estimates. Thanks.


 Remember, I'm a DIY'er doing my own work at home so what I will give you is total time. Also, if I need a tool, my home workshop is about as far from where I'm working as possible in a large center hall colonial. My hand tools are pretty extensive and are good quality though my plumbing tools are kinda patchy in comparison

This was a 7 foot and a couple inches cultured stone vanity top with a built in sink and two handled American Standard faucet set, which, luckily was only about a year old so it came loose easily along with the drain

Assemble possible needed tools - BFH, two pry bars, utility knife, big water pump pliers, various screw drivers - 5-10 minutes, max.

Remove the new faucet carefully, save for replacement top and sink. Cut through caulk sealant at both ends and wall, then pry the top loose from the silicone used to fasten it down. Break up the top using the aforementioned BFH - total time, with a cup of coffee while I wrote the OP - about 2 hours. Actual working time, probably 1.5 hours. A note - when I replaced the faucet a year ago, the old one, a fancy Delta, it took over 2 hours as the town's water used to be very corrosive and it came off in pieces. 

Trip to the dump, lunch, walk the dog, waste some time on the computer (I've been up since 04:00 this morning) drink more coffee and write this ----and now, time for another cuppa.

Photos will follow per Geezer's 'suggestion'               



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For my own database on task times, how long did it take you working by yourself to remove the top - setup, actual work, takedown?
I can add this to my Plumbing file or General Project file 'cause some of my customers want estimates. Thanks.


 Remember, I'm a DIY'er doing my own work at home so what I will give you is total time. Also, if I need a tool, my home workshop is about as far from where I'm working as possible in a large center hall colonial. My hand tools are pretty extensive and are good quality though my plumbing tools are kinda patchy in comparison

This was a 7 foot and a couple inches cultured stone vanity top with a built in sink and two handled American Standard faucet set, which, luckily was only about a year old so it came loose easily along with the drain

Assemble possible needed tools - BFH, two pry bars, utility knife, big water pump pliers, various screw drivers - 5-10 minutes, max.

Remove the new faucet carefully, save for replacement top and sink. Cut through caulk sealant at both ends and wall, then pry the top loose from the silicone used to fasten it down. Break up the top using the aforementioned BFH - total time, with a cup of coffee while I wrote the OP - about 2 hours. Actual working time, probably 1.5 hours. A note - when I replaced the faucet a year ago, the old one, a fancy Delta, it took over 2 hours as the town's water used to be very corrosive and it came off in pieces. 

Trip to the dump, lunch, walk the dog, waste some time on the computer (I've been up since 04:00 this morning) drink more coffee and write this ----and now, time for another cuppa.

Photos will follow per Geezer's 'suggestion'               


 Thanks!  

I would have way underestimated this job.  These kinds of details is what brings me back to reality.



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I didn't do anything on this cabinet yesterday - football (screw off dayashamed), which I seldom watch until the play offs. I've reinforced this vanity until it is probably a main support structure for that end of the house. When we bought it, we thought it was a "premium" product but after spending a few hours with doing the additional work, have decided it was that manufacturers low end contractor line. Tomorrow, the 3/4" substrate and 1/4" cement board goes on. When that's done, my wife needs to do her "thing" with a new sink and tile.



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Talk about a floundering project!!

We got our new Kohler sink, the faucet is only about a year old, so that's fine, got the counter top and the backsplash tiles but the front, bull nose ..... might come in this week ..... or it might not!! We also ordered some narrow, 5/8" 'pencil' tile to cap off the backsplash tile and it was wrong. It was the type that looked like stone eating termites had had lunch. That being missing wont hold anything up, but very slow shipping and the lack of having the bull nose sure has brought things to a less then snails pace. I even went to Home Depot and bought a $100 electric tile saw and am waiting to have some fun. 

The next tile project is the kitchen - and that tile - from Home Depot or Lowe's and whatever's in stock or at least close by so I wont have to deal with such a hopeless clerk (and yes, she is!!) as the tile store we used. I hate to use the big box stores vs the local mom and pop store, but DAMMMMM

 



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Those wet saws are the "cat's meow" for sure   When I did my bathtub surround a couple of years ago, I borrowed my oldest son's saw and I don't think I could have done the job without it.

Dave, I'm with you on the Mom and Pop stores vs the big chains, especially if it is a specialize store and they have plenty of experience in the actual performance of the job.

P.S. don't think of this as floundering - - - - just remember how long you've been working on your Hot Rod



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Those wet saws are the "cat's meow" for sure   When I did my bathtub surround a couple of years ago, I borrowed my oldest son's saw and I don't think I could have done the job without it.

Dave, I'm with you on the Mom and Pop stores vs the big chains, especially if it is a specialize store and they have plenty of experience in the actual performance of the job.

P.S. don't think of this as floundering - - - - just remember how long you've been working on your Hot Rod


 but thats a work of art in progress, I bought a wet saw at Horable freight, worked just fine,, I just did all new counter tops a few years back,, and just last year redid the whole laundry room, but when it came to finding a matching countertop for the LR, no luck  ,, so she chose a lighter colored one,, now wnats the kitchen redone to match the LR,, ain't gonna happen,, I'm just gonna scuff up the laminate and put down tile on all the tops,,,



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Those wet saws are the "cat's meow" for sure   When I did my bathtub surround a couple of years ago, I borrowed my oldest son's saw and I don't think I could have done the job without it.

Dave, I'm with you on the Mom and Pop stores vs the big chains, especially if it is a specialize store and they have plenty of experience in the actual performance of the job.

P.S. don't think of this as floundering - - - - just remember how long you've been working on your Hot Rod


 but thats a work of art in progress, I bought a wet saw at Horable freight, worked just fine,, I just did all new counter tops a few years back,, and just last year redid the whole laundry room, but when it came to finding a matching countertop for the LR, no luck  ,, so she chose a lighter colored one,, now wnats the kitchen redone to match the LR,, ain't gonna happen,, I'm just gonna scuff up the laminate and put down tile on all the tops,,,


 That WIP - gets to me after a while. At least we have two full bath rooms upstairs though the DW can sure clutter ANY counter top in ANY bath.

Bill - from what I can see, scuffing the laminate then put down a membrane topped by 1/4" cement board is my way to do it for my kitcken (eventually). I did find yesterday that I needed a LOT more screws in that 1/4 inch cement board in the bath, so drilled, countersunk and put in about 25 more. Pulled the others that I had already installed and countersunk them as well. Now, no flex, level and with a 'batter board'(I guess you would call it) where the bull nose goes for aligning and am rarin' to go. I'm using 13-3/8" tile. The front piece will be full width, the back, about 9". I'm also using 1/16" grout gaps so it will kinda look like a solid surface top. This will have the widest in front for more fully smooth area without that grout line directly in the middle. Of course, that might change between now and when I start as I'm going to 'sacrifice' a couple of pieces just to be sure it really looks right that way.

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Next Chapter:

The distributor sent angle cut tile that had the edge rounded off and without glazing instead of a real bull nose. My wife will be on her way back with it - and breathing fire and smoke - and taking it all!!!!



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LMAO - - - - "Run Forest Run" !



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thats what i was thinkin mego. id hate to be that guy !!

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OHHHHHWWWWWEEEE this is gonna hurt,,, women have a way of getting their point across,, smile



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OHHHHHWWWWWEEEE this is gonna hurt,,, women have a way of getting their point across,, smile


 ....and this little lady, a former HR manager for a mid size manufacturing company and with a Master's degree in psychology .... I no longer 'discuss' hardly any customer service problems, I just sic her on them. Very quietly - the problem goes away and the person never knows they've had their legs chewed off. One of our daughters - same kind of job, same college degree, same results. We'll see later this afternoon what the prognosis will be



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Hey Dave, if you happen to have any local buddies up there that do remodeling and etc - - - - you might consider renting her out by the hour/day/project.biggrin

Of course all you would be needed for would be to make the deposits, collect the money and go get lunch.



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Chapter ??? of the 'saga'

I ended up going back to the tile store today with my DW. The owner was there and we spent about an hour discussing alternatives. For whatever reasons, most European made tile (and most that is available in the USA is Italian or Spanish) is never used with a full colored bull nose. Only Americans demand that. The Europeans, if they use a cap piece, it is "color coordinated" - that is the base color is the color. This is just the porcelain tiles, the ceramics - another story, but they are really too fragile for a counter top, being only 1/8 to 3/16 inch thick.

What we are going to use is a brushed metal trim piece with a piece of tile cut to width as an insert. And that 'pencil' tile we were going to use as a cap for the back splash - that too will have a similar piece of brushed top cap as the finisher. Might even consider that type of trim for a chair rail to replace the low end wood molding now being used Glad that he was there as the clerk ----- not very helpful, but then after dealing with the 'negotiator' several times ......



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....and the next screw up (drum roll!!!)

My DW, and while we are waiting the rest of the materials to do the bath, decided that we need a new carpet in the room we use for an office. Saturday, on the way back from the tile store we stopped at our local mom and pop rug store. We gave them the dimensions and I picked it up today after it had been bound. They cut it wrong. Too big one dimension, too small the other. They will be picking up that incorrect rug tomorrow, and a new piece cut bound then delivered. Now, if your computer room/office is like ours there is a heluva lot of 'stuff' in that room. Two shelves, one very tall with mostly reading matter and town building dept correspondence, a file cabinet with our paper treasures, a 'semi-retired' easy chair, and a FULL computer desk just to name some of it - and much of it in the back hall way. This, otherwise, is the monthly busy week with other 'things' that we are doing -  Sighhhhhhhhh



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What do you do in your SPARE TIME?



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Spare time - uhhhh what's that!!!??

I retired from work so I could relax, putter around with my car, take trips, chase the DW around the coffee table, go fishing. Someday ----- maybebiggrin



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Spare time - uhhhh what's that!!!??

I retired from work so I could relax, putter around with my car, take trips, chase the DW around the coffee table, go fishing. Someday ----- maybebiggrin


 Hahahaha, I bought into that thinking also, Dave, whaaaaaa'happened?



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the GOLDEN YEARS happened boaz !!

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the GOLDEN YEARS happened boaz !!


 more like RUSTY Years



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the GOLDEN YEARS happened boaz !!


 more like RUSTY Years


 Man!!  Ain't that the truth?



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the GOLDEN YEARS happened boaz !!


 more like RUSTY Years


 Man!!  Ain't that the truth?


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DONE!!! The carpet store picked up the piece that was cut wrong about 10:00. I had THEM measure the room. I was off by 1/2 inch in one direction. Then delivered back by about 3:00, installed and the room will be back together sometime tomorrow.

I'm only going to say - we have several other obligations yet to come this week ....... creak, squeak, squeal



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STILL working on the bathroom but am making progress. That 5/16" by 13 plus inch tile is a b@#CH to work with. My little tile saw - cleaned the diamond dust right off that crummy supplied original blade in 2 cuts, an $11 diamond jigsaw blade - made it through just about an inch before that turned to junk (went back to Home Depot for refund). Then the big 12" Felker wet saw I 'rented' from the tile store - had to totally rewire it then clean at least an inch of the last guy's crud and realign the table before my first cut. That for two days use ended up being a no charge deal. I got the top and front trim tile down on Friday - and at 10 feet looks good, but it wasn't my best effort. Did I say that big tile is a B@#CH to work with? Got the grout down yesterday and it is starting to look good. The drawers are sanded waiting fresh paint and the carcass about ready. And as soon as my new $35 saw blade arrives, I can do the back splash. I had to clean up a corner of one of the narrow pieces of tile that fits the edge trim - and a brand new 60 grit disc on my 11,000 rpm 4-1/2" grinder would barely touch that tile - and the sparks!!!

Has anyone ever used a regular HVLP spray gun to put down thinned interior paint? My Finishline 3 has a 2.2 tip that I can use - and yes, I did ask that question at Hotrodders with a single response but with no relevance.

Oh well, this is just a rant, not a complaint. I just don't like fairly simple projects taking this longnobiggrin



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ive used hvlp to stain cabnets. it worked great. i bet you can paint them cabnets with one.

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I have used a 2.2 tip to spray adhesive, and its pretty thick and sticky, I would think it would spray thinned paint, Latex or oil based? (not watery thin, that would run to easly)

I have a airless sprayer.. wanna borrow it?



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I have used a 2.2 tip to spray adhesive, and its pretty thick and sticky, I would think it would spray thinned paint, Latex or oil based? (not watery thin, that would run to easly)

I have a airless sprayer.. wanna borrow it?


If a 2.2 tip will spray contact cement, it should do latex semi-gloos if I thin it a little

I too have a Wagner airless - and dislike it as it leavs as more overspray on everything else then paint on the part.

I wonder if Harbor Fright have something on sale I could trash instead of using a pretty nice gun that will need a major cleaning(I WONT use my IWATA though - hmmmmm)



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Heres a 1.36 tip but its rated for stains and Latex,, should work fine, also low pressure /low volume , should work fine,, and the price is right 

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/household-low-volume-low-pressure-spray-gun-92841.html



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Heres a 1.36 tip but its rated for stains and Latex,, should work fine, also low pressure /low volume , should work fine,, and the price is right 

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/household-low-volume-low-pressure-spray-gun-92841.html


 For 20 bucks, looks like a better deal then spending an hour or so cleaning up my decent Finishline 3. If it got too bad - then would get a one way trip to the dump. Maybe it will be on sale in a few days for 10 bucks as I get to do some more tiling the next day or two(my new Black Widow tile blade arrived today) and will have to roller the carcass anyhow



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I bought a couple of those guns a few years back, ( they were 2.2 tips) and usedthenm to spray contact cement for countertops, and some upholstery work ,

one of em I forgot and left some glue in it, for a few days  nocry and it was a gooey mess so in the trash it went,, but I still have the other one and use it for odd stuff,

I have probably 7-8 spray guns  mostly HVLP,  but don't do much car painting anymore,, but after spending bucoo bucks on the paint job on the Bonneville, the next one will most likely be with one of those guns that are gathering dust on the shelf or a roller...



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I picked this one up from HF the other day - $25 less a 20% off coupon, so it ended up at ~$20. Their 91011 with a 1.7 tip. Physically looked better then their other 20-25 buck guns. Now - gotta do the 'job'



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That spray gun in the last post worked great for barely thinned HD Behr branded semi gloss. The paint should be a bit thinner then what I used, as the inlet pressure and fluid control needed to be turned up a little more then I'm used to using - but it was an experiment (a dam' fly commited suicide on the door too which is always a treat evileye)



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hahaha, them bugs are attracted to wet paint. they'll fly a mile just to die in it.good it worked out for you. cept the fly.

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hahaha, them bugs are attracted to wet paint. they'll fly a mile just to die in it.good it worked out for you. cept the fly.


 I even have one embedded in the clear coat on my '31, but luckily it's in a place that only can be seen if you know about it and I believe that one came from the Deep South just for me



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Finally - I'm finished with one of the longest projects in terms of calendar days I think that I have ever done. Even when I did the first remodel on this bath 15 years ago, it didn't take anywhere near as long - maybe 3-4 weeks for a rip out to studs and joists and replace everything and I was still gainfully employed then too. My wife has to get some decorations then I'll post some pictures of the 'completed project'. There is one error that I can see - the tile store supplied me with the wrong size edge trim - it should have been 3/8"(actual measured tile thickness), not the 5/16" they recommended and ordered for me. You couldn't see it until the tile was mortared into place - then it was too late. While I see it, my wife couldn't until it was pointed out to her so it should be OK. I do have to say that the tile supplier was probably the biggest reason for much of the time screw up. Next job, the kitchen and whatever Home Depot or Lowe's sells so if I have a problem, not a major time loss to do a 5 mile ride.



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OK Mr. Dave, it's time to pay the Fiddler !

YOU DID SAY FINISHED DIDN'T YA?



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Finally - I'm finished with one of the longest projects in terms of calendar days I think that I have ever done. Even when I did the first remodel on this bath 15 years ago, it didn't take anywhere near as long - maybe 3-4 weeks for a rip out to studs and joists and replace everything and I was still gainfully employed then too. My wife has to get some decorations then I'll post some pictures of the 'completed project'. There is one error that I can see - the tile store supplied me with the wrong size edge trim - it should have been 3/8"(actual measured tile thickness), not the 5/16" they recommended and ordered for me. You couldn't see it until the tile was mortared into place - then it was too late. While I see it, my wife couldn't until it was pointed out to her so it should be OK. I do have to say that the tile supplier was probably the biggest reason for much of the time screw up. Next job, the kitchen and whatever Home Depot or Lowe's sells so if I have a problem, not a major time loss to do a 5 mile ride.

 

OK Mr. Dave, it's time to pay the Fiddler !

YOU DID SAY FINISHED DIDN'T YA?


 Ahem, errrr - yep.

The DW just backed out of the garage with two lists - grocery (VERY important) and a bath room 'decorations' list. We'll see what happens in 3-4 hours when she returns



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Ah Ha - - - decorations and ambience before pics - - - - - believe me, Pal, I have been there toooooo many times and have a closet full of teeshirts from that gig.

anxiously awaiting,

meller



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Ah Ha - - - decorations and ambience before pics - - - - - believe me, Pal, I have been there toooooo many times and have a closet full of teeshirts from that gig.

anxiously awaiting,

meller


 Now - the bathroom is ready to use (we have been using it for a couple weeks), but the DW STILL isn't done with her decorations:

(sorry, had the super wide angle lens on the camera - so these could have been better photos)




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'bout dang time - - - - - look great Dave - - - - maybe that could become a new profession or sideline????   probably not huh? biggrin



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'bout dang time - - - - - look great Dave - - - - maybe that could become a new profession or sideline????   probably not huh? biggrin


Thanks

Not a chance for this to become a sideline/new career. I retired so I would

have time to play with my street rod, fish, go camping - even play with the DW a bit - HA!!!



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'bout dang time - - - - - look great Dave - - - - maybe that could become a new profession or sideline????   probably not huh? biggrin


Thanks

Not a chance for this to become a sideline/new career. I retired so I would

have time to play with my street rod, fish, go camping - even play with the DW a bit - HA!!!


 I'm beginning to think we might have be separated at birth biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Mello Yello wrote:

'bout dang time - - - - - look great Dave - - - - maybe that could become a new profession or sideline????   probably not huh? biggrin


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Not a chance for this to become a sideline/new career. I retired so I would

have time to play with my street rod, fish, go camping - even play with the DW a bit - HA!!!


 I'm beginning to think we might have be separated at birth biggrinbiggrinbiggrin


 Could be - My parents were living in Houston when I was "made" and  missed being born there by only 3-4 weeks.

Holy cow - an unknown about brother - found at last and in the Republic of Tejas.

My uncle was supt of schools on Ft Worth too - woweee



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Could be - My parents were living in Houston when I was "made" and  missed being born there by only 3-4 weeks.

OOPS, no daggone, that tree don't fork disbelief- - - - my Dad was working at the Conoco Towers on Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas and my Mom was working at the U-Drop-In right next door when I was considered.



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