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Paint Colors

by on Oct.20, 2014, under Trim & Paint

We did a little painting this past year, using the same colors that we had used on the house to paint the shed.  On this last trip, I ran across the paint cards that identify the colors. I thought I might post them here, so that we can look up what the colors were even if we end up losing the cards.

The Brown color is Behr 230F-6 (Earth Tone).

Brown Paint Color

Brown Paint Color

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Winterizing 2013

by on Oct.30, 2013, under porch, Security, Trim & Paint

Wow, time went fast this year.  We didn’t get up to the Ranch nearly as often as I would have liked.

With October coming to an end, it is past time to go up and winterize.  I got a late start on Saturday, and started work in earnest on Sunday.

To start off, I wanted to take take some readings on the batteries for the solar install.  Since the hydrometer that I bought on the last trip was broken when I opened it, I stopped by a Checker Auto and picked up another.  I let the batteries charge until they reached the float stage, then let them sit there in float for 1 hour.  Then I let the batteries rest for 1 hour with no charging and no load.  The hydrometer showed all cells (3 in each battery) fully charged.  So I have a good baseline reading.  IN the future, as I make the reads again, I will have something to compare against.

The hydrometer was kind of hard to read, but the line in the picture below was at 1.275 specific gravity, which represents 100% charged.  Specific gravity is reportedly the only way to be sure of the charge level of a battery.  Voltages can be deceiving.

Specific Gravity showing 1.275 = 100% charged, cell in good condition.

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Painting the LittleHouse

by on Apr.21, 2009, under Trim & Paint

So finally we got back up to the Ranch on mid April, 2009 to finish the painting of the LittleHouse.

Here is how it went…

LittleHouse Paint Job

LittleHouse Paint Job

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More Trim and Paint

by on Mar.24, 2009, under Trim & Paint

The masking operation took a long time, too. It took all day Wednesday to mask off the roof and all of the windows. It’s just a lot of detail to attend to.

Finally, on Thurday we were ready to start painting. The Wagner Sprayer was actually a higher end model than what we had been expecting. It the the Paint Crew Model, in which you can pour a couple of gallons into all at once.

Wagner PaintCrew

Wagner PaintCrew

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Trim and Paint for the LittleHouse

by on Mar.24, 2009, under Trim & Paint

The weather had been kind of rainy in the later part of the week we were to depart Mesa, so we put off out trip until Sunday, March 15th. By the time we arrived at the ranch, the roads were dry, if not smooth.

As we started to set up camp, we tried to hook up the water to the washhouse. Unfortunately, the level of the main water tank had been drawn down on my last trip to the point where it was lower than the pump in the washhouse. We tried for several minutes, but could not get the pump to suck up the water into the waterlines of the shed. So for this trip, we ended up filling the barrel outside the shed, and manually extracting buckets of water as needed. I need to call Al the Water Man!

Anyway, after setting up camp, our first real work came on Monday morning, when we started cutting the trim pieces to fit the West Gable End, and cover up the ugliness. It looks better now…

West Gable Trim finished

West Gable Trim finished

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