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Exterior painting in cold weather

I just read the instructions on my oil-based primer that say dries in 5-9 hrs at 70F. I would like to use it to prime some exterior metal. The temps will soon be below freezing and snow is possible ...
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WR GFCI or WR outlet for outside use ( for US)

I want to replace the outside receptacles around my house. These outlets are originally Weather Resistant with a cover ( Not GFCI). In the upstream of this circuit, there is a GFCI outlet, which is ...
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Forms on a Slope—Contractor wants more money to reinforce them after a rainy week

We are having a patio poured on a slope. The forms are complete and have been sitting for two weeks. Over the time period, it has rained here just under an inch. We are in the Texas Hill Country, so ...
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Exterior Door Weather Stripping

So kind of a two fold question. We rent in a duplex, built in the 60s and never really updated. We have a front door with a gap on the bottom big enough to let light in and the weather stripping on ...
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Outdoor primer unpainted weather exposure

I would like to prime a part of my house now but wait a couple of weeks before painting. If I am using outdoor-rated primer, is it OK to leave those surfaces with just primer exposed to weather, ...
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What happens to alkyd enamel paint below 5 degrees C?

I'm impatient to paint a fiberglass boat I'm restoring and I'm using an alkyd enamel paint which states it's okay down to 5 degrees C. Although daytime temperature is 10 degrees C and more, night time ...
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