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> Heat will be the problem. Look back a few weeks for posts on heating
> garages, but don't attempt the start-your-car-let-it-heat-the-garage plan.
> If I were to be in your situation, I think I would build a temporary
> 'tent' over the kayak during the epoxy-ing stage and heat it with a small
> space heater. I'd use 4 or 6-mil polyethylene sheets that can be found at
> most home-improvement warehouses.
Thanks. If I did my building in my house, the kayak would have to double as a table and maybe even the bed.
As far as heating the garage, the epoxy book sort of hints at the only real problem is the time it would take to set. In my case, that wouldn't be a problem - a few days would be no big deal. Am I way off here? What happens to epoy below the freezing point of water (not that I would actually be WORKING when it was that cold, but it could drop below at night while the epoxy was trying to set. I realize that the epoxy needs to be warm when working with it, that would be no problem - I would just keep it and mix it in the house.
Next question is moisture. I am lucky enought to live right on a river (there have been times I didn't feel it was so lucky, but usually I do). It is DAMP here - will that pose any problems? I wonder about the steel wire that pygmy supplies.
Or am I just paranoid?
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