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Old 04-01-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
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I know pricing isn't something we talk about here, but a gentleman with a log home had me come out to do a test blast on his home.

The test blast produced excellent results with both products.

I gave him 2 prices per square foot, one was with recycled glass and the other was with walnut shells.

I've done two smaller log homes, but this one is much larger and I was wondering what others charge around the country to do the same type of home and again I'm looking for square foot prices?

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Dale, how are you getting walnut shell to flow in your wet Farrow pot?

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Can you post before and after pic's?
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Dale, how are you getting walnut shell to flow in your wet Farrow pot?
Hi Bob, The walnut shell media I'm testing with didn't cut like I had wished. On dirty wood it made it look freshly milled, but on coated wood it was like beating your Di@# on it... if you what I mean.

I still have some experimenting to do with the walnut shells... when they're flowing they work great, but I'm having problems with the walnut shells clumping up and clogging the bottom of the pot... when that happens they just let water through... and yes walnuts do sink when you place them in water.

The problem with this log home is someone painted the logs with wood colored paint and the new owner wants it all removed.

The New Age fine recycled glass worked great on the painted wood and didn't hog out the wood like medium recycled glass might have.
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Can you post before and after pic's?
It was snowing and raining today when I did the test blast and I wasn't in the mood to take pictures after words. (I was cold and wet)

The client was very pleased with the area we test blasted and wants it done this month, only problem is I'm swamped with work and can't touch it until the end of May.

I have to work up a price and don't want to undercut anyone, I'm trying to get an idea what's everyone charging to blast log homes by the square foot?

This house has an exterior area of about 5000 square feet.

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Walnut shell would be useless in a wet blaster it is a soft media wetting it would make it unable to cut.
Dry blasting walnut works very well.
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Walnut shell would be useless in a wet blaster it is a soft media wetting it would make it unable to cut.
Dry blasting walnut works very well.
Actually the walnut sells cut fine wet as long as they're flowing.

The problem is at the bottom of the pot they act somewhat like a sponge and will bind up at the exit hole only allowing water through..... and no media.

I've had walnuts in water up to 24 hours that still performed well.

The clogging is the issue.
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use the glass, ive done numerous homes with it and it works far better in the scope of the job than walnut. We never charge by the square. We take into efffect all windows gutters, neighboring homes, lawn work, accesibility etc etc etc and just come up with a bid off of that. Prep is everything, make sure windows are covers well and gutters too. We did a home a few years ago that was about 15k. It was a larger home that took 3 of my guys 4 or 5 days to complete and that was alot of prep and blasting.
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use the glass, ive done numerous homes with it and it works far better in the scope of the job than walnut. We never charge by the square. We take into efffect all windows gutters, neighboring homes, lawn work, accesibility etc etc etc and just come up with a bid off of that. Prep is everything, make sure windows are covers well and gutters too. We did a home a few years ago that was about 15k. It was a larger home that took 3 of my guys 4 or 5 days to complete and that was alot of prep and blasting.
Thanks BLASTPRO, I thinking 4 to 5 days as well.

This log home is a rancher thats on a hill... so the back and sides of the homes are going to need to be scaffolded.

The front of the house is ground level but the back has a walk out basement and is up one level (second floor)

Total surface area of around 5000 square feet.

The logs are painted and the seams are sealed with calk.

If looks like it's going to be a fun job.
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