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  1. #31
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    Get some vanilla extract and put it on a rag or something. Old painters trick.
    There is something in vanilla that seems to mitigate any paint/epoxy odor.

  2. #32
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    does it get rid of it or just block it out?
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

  3. #33
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    It lessens the odor. Supposedly cut up onions actually absorb the fumes.
    And I understand completely. Some of us are really sensitive to some fumes.

  4. #34
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    i've gotten the impression in the past that my sense of smell sucked. this is the first time i've ever been told otherwise.
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

  5. #35
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    so, after contacting the university, code enforcement, and the guy's boss i get

    I've been out of the office on business and have returned today. Can we
    >talk via phone or meet in your apartment today? I want to get your
    >issues resolved once and for all.
    >
    >If it means we offer you some free rent then so be it. We'd like to move
    >on and I'm sure so would you.
    >
    >I want to help you and will place everything in writing after we've
    >agreed on the terms.
    >
    >Let me know!
    >


    you think i was too coarse in writing?

    i find your attitude a farce (easily provable to others given the
    previous e-mails to and from you... notably the one where you attempted
    to make it more difficult for me to contact you after i noted i wanted
    all correspondence in writing via e-mail and you decided to take snail
    mail only in place of that. i see you have changed your mind) notably
    since i've been complaining for a while about this and until now you've
    done nothing but deny the issue. maybe your boss is more ethical than
    you are (i contacted him the other day).

    i will not sign anything you have for me other than a very simple thing
    that says you've refunded me such and such rent or and something that
    says i'm no longer responsible for the lease and that's that (i'm not
    moving out before the 14th of december unless i find another place to
    live. if i can i would very much like to move out).if this does go to
    court you will be able to point to that and say that you've done
    this... and from there make an argument equal to "why should i do
    more? haven't i done enough?"

    also, please leave the bathroom vent on (you turned it off today), and
    please leave the bathroom sealed as i had it. i sealed it up on october
    1st after you removed the blower. from the time you put the blower in
    there, the day after the 22 of september, to the sunday after the 22nd,
    i had that blower on 24/7. that sunday i started turning it off during
    the day and closing the door. i would turn the blower on at night while
    i was there.

    i actually prefer the bathroom sealed as opposed having the blower in
    there. if the fumes where as minuscule in volume and continued
    production as you and Stephanie have asserted then i do argue that that
    bathroom vent provides plenty of airflow to circulate the fumes out (as
    i opened it today to turn back on the vent i was greeted with VERY
    strong levels of fumes so i do believe your assertions false).

    since i have sealed the bathroom some of the excess joint pain i was
    getting has ceased (i do normally get some joint pain the day after
    exercising but i was getting it in odd places where i normally don't
    get much if any pain, my right knee for example). the relatively mild
    dizzy spells i would get in the morning and evening after taking a
    shower and dump in there have ceased although i have noticed myself to
    be more sensitive to the fumes from mineral spirits (i stopped using
    them today, and actually found using straight soap better at cleaning
    them, but normally i would use mineral spirits after painting as the
    first process in washing my brushes). they now cause me dizziness where
    as in the past the wouldn't. my throat is no longer as raspy as it was
    getting progressively over the 10 or 11 days i was exposed to those
    fumes from the tub resurfacing.

    i have been using a plastic bucket to whiz in. i have been using a
    plastic tub bath in. and i have been using a cardboard box with a trash
    bag in it to poop in (i toss the bag after using it). i find this
    better than breathing the fumes.

    i will not turn my a/c on as i don't have any use for it at the moment
    and i don't want the fumes from the bathroom backing up into my vents.
    it may be an excessive precaution but i find it reasonable enough in
    light of the alternative of breathing the fumes.

    please realize that i will be pressing any and all criminal charges
    against you and waterview that i can. i have reported this to code
    enforcement as well.

    i do expect my rent from the 22nd of September onward (through december
    14th when i move and and through to december 19th, the day before
    siddarth moves in) back. this will not absolve you of what i said in
    the previous paragraph. if i can i will still press criminal charges
    against you and waterview. the reason i demand such a large amount of
    rent back (note that i've prepaid through dec 19th... and the 14th when
    i'm leaving) is that you have rendered my apartment in part unusable.
    the sheet you gave me on polane b, the polyurethane based substance you
    used on my tub states that the stuff takes "several weeks to cure".
    that would be why it's still generating fumes. given how strong the
    smell still is i have no doubt that it won't be generating fumes for
    that "several weeks".

    as far as cleanliness goes, i will keep my apartment reasonably clean.
    please note that i will not be keeping it pristine as it is not my duty
    to. i will keep it clean enough that it will not attract roaches (since
    i have been living by myself i have not had a roach problem unless you
    consider one every month or two to be a problem. i do realize there are
    reasons for paranoia surround roach issues in these complexes as my
    past room mates wouldn't even bother to close pot lids on loads of left
    out food. i do not find a reason for any harassment from you over this
    issue.). also, i will be leaving some papers on the floor near my desk.
    it is easier for me to access them this way as i don't have a very
    large desk. the pile of stuff in the right corner of my living room
    will stay there and the tub that was holding it is now my bath tub.
    as far as the stove, i forget to wipe it off sometimes. i had been
    leaving the frying pan in the freezer (it's jsut easier to toss it in
    there. you're not supposed to get water on iron as it saps it of it's
    non stick properties. any mess on it usually just cooks off). i find it
    odd that it was out and do not trust that you didn't remove it from the
    freezer... but maybe i did just forget that too.

    the bathroom and the a/c vents will stay sealed as long as i'm here for
    the sake of my health.
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

  6. #36
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    You are honestly the most unlucky person on earth. You've had so much trouble with college housing, college funding, and now whatever this is. Think about the complaints against the world that the average user here has, then think about your number of complaints. Look at posting numbers of people here, then look at yours. Look at the substance of complaints of users here, then look at yours.

    I asked this site to get rid of you, but you don't violate any of the rules here. A few months back you were suing a landlord or something, now you're going to look into laws on venting a resurfacing and the structural integrity of your bike helmet???

    Why the hell are you the unluckiest person on earth????????? They want to spay your bike helmet?????? I honestly don't think I could find a doctor willing to remove the reproductive organs from my bike helmet, but, from your posts here, you have a "special" doctor.

    You couldn't sue the last time you asked advice, could you??? Does it ever get old for you, or do you just like seeing the post count adding up? Do any intelligent questions ever roll out of your keyboard?

    I visit this site very rarely, thanks to you. I used to love this site, but I don't like them telling me that they can't get rid of your idiocy. I check back from time to time to see if you're finally gone, but, as I see tonight, you're not gone, so I'm gone for a few more months. I don't care if they value your opinion more than mine, that's up to the mods. You're managing to dumb down every single one of them, just so they don't offend you.

    To save them the trouble of offending you, you're dumber than dirt, you don't know a damn thing about computers, you're here to cause trouble since you are so stupid, and I'm finally getting the boot from this stupid site that allows idiots from you.

    Hopefully, tomorrow morning, I won't be able to log in, but they'll still have your ultimate intelligence to keep everyone company.

    Love ya'all,
    Tim

  7. #37
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    oh, BTW mr. brains, the fumes were that big of a deal. after sic-ing the university on them they've decided to let me out of my lease, as soon as i can find a new place to live.

    the bathroom has been sealed up since oct 1st (i've improvised on the bathroom bit with some trash bags, a big container, and a couple small ones).
    been feeling a good bit better since i did that.

    i should also note that bell told me to replace my bycicle helmet. i thought my old one (2 months old that is) was lighter in color. and lo, when i compare it to the new one i bought, same model, it is lighter in color (the foam itself, not the color scheme).
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

  8. #38
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    People who play-by-play their daily lives on forums are annoying. You realize that? Life is full of problems. Make some decisions for yourself, solve problems as they come, and move on!

    I heart ignore, and will from here on out!

    Tim, just ignore him, and life should improve!

    Your shift key broken or something? Correspondence that has a professional appearance garners more respect.
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  9. #39
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    i find it amazing that you're so effected by my thread.

    like you said, if you don't like it, ignore it.
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

  10. #40
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    Quote Originally Posted by montanatim View Post
    You are honestly the most unlucky person on earth. You've had so much trouble with college housing, college funding, and now whatever this is. Think about the complaints against the world that the average user here has, then think about your number of complaints. Look at posting numbers of people here, then look at yours. Look at the substance of complaints of users here, then look at yours.

    I asked this site to get rid of you, but you don't violate any of the rules here. A few months back you were suing a landlord or something, now you're going to look into laws on venting a resurfacing and the structural integrity of your bike helmet???

    Why the hell are you the unluckiest person on earth????????? They want to spay your bike helmet?????? I honestly don't think I could find a doctor willing to remove the reproductive organs from my bike helmet, but, from your posts here, you have a "special" doctor.

    You couldn't sue the last time you asked advice, could you??? Does it ever get old for you, or do you just like seeing the post count adding up? Do any intelligent questions ever roll out of your keyboard?

    I visit this site very rarely, thanks to you. I used to love this site, but I don't like them telling me that they can't get rid of your idiocy. I check back from time to time to see if you're finally gone, but, as I see tonight, you're not gone, so I'm gone for a few more months. I don't care if they value your opinion more than mine, that's up to the mods. You're managing to dumb down every single one of them, just so they don't offend you.

    To save them the trouble of offending you, you're dumber than dirt, you don't know a damn thing about computers, you're here to cause trouble since you are so stupid, and I'm finally getting the boot from this stupid site that allows idiots from you.

    Hopefully, tomorrow morning, I won't be able to log in, but they'll still have your ultimate intelligence to keep everyone company.

    Love ya'all,
    Tim
    Tim, if you do not like a person here and cannot act in a courteous manner, then LEAVE, NOW. It is entirely unacceptable for you to attack another forum member here. If you aren't able to treat another member with a little respect, either use the ignore feature or stop coming here. It is not our fault that you dislike someone, and we will go after you if you violate forum rules. Regardless if someone is annoying, there is no excuse for personal attacks.

  11. #41
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    Before I moved into this apartment, the manager apparently had a company come in and resurface the tub. I moved in on the 1st of August and immediately noticed that horrible smell but figured it would go away after a few days. A few days later I noticed the bathtub was peeling and the smell hasn't gone anywhere. Everytime I shower, the smell seems to get stronger. It's now August 12th and it hasn't been fixed and I'm starting to get migraine headaches.. should I be concerned? I keep the bathroom door closed and the fan on. I also quit using the shower and have started washing up in the kitchen to the horror of my neighbors.
    Last edited by Mamakitty; 09-13-2019 at 12:41 AM.

  12. #42
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    Re: tub resurfacing fumes

    Holy weird old resurrected thread Batman! I'll give you the same advice I gave to old82 11 YEARS AGO!

    Go into the bathroom. Shut the door. Wait for at least 15 minutes while taking deep breaths. Come back and write about it.

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