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JAN 2013

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Right Nash Deck Coatings waited two weeks for the mercury to drop but the heat wave persisted. With time running out, the crew had no option but to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. The Nash crew power washed, ground off the old topcoat, and caulked the cracks and gaps. stiflinG Hot According to Nash, during the late summer and early fall of 2012 there were many days where temperatures soared to above 100°F (37.78°C) in southern Orange County, California, which is quite an unusual occurrence. The heat wave brought unseasonably high temperatures for weeks on end. For a number of reasons, including the working conditions for his crew and the effect that high temperatures may have on the coatings to be applied, Nash spoke with the client about the possibility of postponing the project until the end of the heat wave. "It was 109°F (42.78°C) outside, and the temperature would be even higher on the roof deck," says Nash. "It was ridiculously hot." It was decided that postponing the job might be the best option. One week went by and then two, with no break in the abnormally high temperatures. By the end of the two-week period, Nash and his crew were eager to get started on the job, not to mention eager for the weather in Southern California to return to normal. With no end to the heat wave in sight, Nash had to pull the trigger. "We had to go in on the third week regardless of the heat wave," Nash says. "The job had to get done!" After making the decision to go ahead with the job, Nash and his five-man crew began the surface preparation. The entire roof deck area and all access ramps were power-washed using a 3,500 psi (24.1MPa) Landa-brand power washer. 2 13 Wishes for a healthy and prosperous new year! CHLOR RID International Write in Reader Inquiry #142 42 CoatingsPro g January 2013

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