Posts Tagged with "lead"

A Lesson in Government Math

Friday, August 6, 2010

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Ok, back to the other issue at hand in the household…the lead and the work on the house. Today’s lesson is on the Davis-Bacon Act. Short version is this: it was a Republican-sponsored bill in 1931 that requires paying “prevailing wages” on public works or other federally-funded projects over $2000. Sounds as decent as most […]

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Latest Update on the Lead Issue

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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JoAnn and I got out lead levels tested yesterday..and got the results back later in the day. We are fine. So the plan is that they will be leaving Friday while I tape off the house and finish the flooring–with respirator this time. Then will have to clean up really well before they can come […]

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The Lead Update: Definitely Hate This House

Friday, June 11, 2010

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So here’s where we are with the house…the fuller rundown: New flooring at about 75%. Stopped when, as another part of this summer’s projects, JoAnn was prepping some of the trimwork for repainting and tested positive for lead Subsequent testing of the kiddos found that Maddie has elevated levels, somewhat dangerously. (Current limit is 10 […]

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Solution to the Lead Issue!

Friday, June 11, 2010

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A couple of days ago I posted about our wonderful lead problem. Turns out, it may not be a problem–for me at least. See, the radiological exposure I received back in the Navy (oddly enough, working with nuclear power) could actually neutralize any lead abundance in my system. Or turn it to gold, if the […]

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Lead It Be, Lead It Be…

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Lead it be, lead it be… Whisper words of wisdom, lead it be. My utmost apologies to The Beatles and their fans. The previous flooring (and painting) jobs in the house had been put on hold when JoAnn tested for and found lead in some of the previous layers of paint, despite getting negative results […]

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