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Old 09-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #121
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do not use any expoxy you can get at HomeDepot or Lowes. that stuff is pretty low-rent. use a commercial 100% solids (nothing evaporates away). i used www.epoxy-coat.com in my garage build last year and have zero regrets. you really should do it before you move anything in there to garantee good coverage and time to cure. once you put a single thing in that building you will never want to drag it all out to do the floors.

the other thing to keep in mind is temperature. the vendor i used had temp ranges where curing was ok. make sure you're still in that range.

beautiful build you have here, i'd hate to see it blemished with second rate flooring

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #122
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There you guys go, costing me more money again..

I'm looking into it.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #123
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do not use any expoxy you can get at HomeDepot or Lowes. that stuff is pretty low-rent. use a commercial 100% solids (nothing evaporates away). i used www.epoxy-coat.com in my garage build last year and have zero regrets. you really should do it before you move anything in there to garantee good coverage and time to cure. once you put a single thing in that building you will never want to drag it all out to do the floors.

the other thing to keep in mind is temperature. the vendor i used had temp ranges where curing was ok. make sure you're still in that range.

beautiful build you have here, i'd hate to see it blemished with second rate flooring
Thanks for the recommendation here. I talked to a local pro about a few products. He was happy to discuss them once we realized his services were out of my price range. He advised against the rustoleom stuff (no offense intended to those that recommended it, just passing the info along), and endorsed the Epoxy-Coat stuff if I wanted to DIY.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #124
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There you guys go, costing me more money again..

I'm looking into it.
I personally was going to say u should prob just do stainless or diamond plate for ur floor. Looks awesome and mops pretty easy!! Hey. U got the money. Right??Only live once!!!

Its just a lot easier to suggest things when its not ur money being spent!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #125
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What's the black tubing that makes up your hot return on the inside of the MLT? The bendable stuff in the pic. A pointer to a thread on HBT would be much appreciated. I'd like to redesign that part of my setup...

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #126
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What's the black tubing that makes up your hot return on the inside of the MLT? The bendable stuff in the pic. A pointer to a thread on HBT would be much appreciated. I'd like to redesign that part of my setup...
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #127
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I used the epoxy coating in my shop over ten years ago and it still looks good today. We have over 500 cars a month drive back and forth on it and it is just starting to show a little wear by the main door. I know it feels as if your hard earned money is flying out your a** faster than you can make more but like some have said this is the time to do it.

This is how it looks today
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #128
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oh how i want a floor drain like that
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #129
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I used the rust oleum stuff in my last house and it lasted pretty well. If I did it again though, I would either clear it or go with another product. Floors are definetly something that youi don't want to have to do again in a few years.

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