How to get rid of grey wood

How to get rid of grey wood

In this DIY article I am going to discuss how to remove grey wood which is found on exterior wood surfaces such as fences, deck, trim and even picnic tables when they haven’t been stained for some time. I am going use pictures from a fence we painted in 2010 as an example. First before you begin you are going to need some items that can be picked up at Rona, Home Depot, Canadian Tire or Lowes. 1) A plastic gardeners sprayer. These run about $25 and are a manual hand pumped sprayer. They are very light and made of plastic. You will use this to apply wood brighter. 2) Wood brighter. Canadian Tire has 4 litre jugs for about $15 and is found in the paint department 3) Plastic or drop sheets to protect trees, shrubs and other items while you are brightening. 4) Plastic or latex gloves. Brighter is a chemical so always protect yourself. 5) A pressue washer (with low to medium pressure) or a hose that has Jet setting. Ok, now we can get started. First if your fence is really diry from grass, mud or spider webs, give it a quick wash with the house or pressure washer on low and let it dry. Next, protect areas and yourself from the chemical and following the directions for mixing water and concentration (if required), mix the brighter and fill the garden sprayer up to the Max line. Once this is done, following the instructions on the type of garden sprayer you have purchased, pump the handle until the required pressure has been obtained. Usually about 20 pumps. Now...
Shaw Cable SMTP not working

Shaw Cable SMTP not working

Shaw cable. They are one of our ISP’s that provide cable internet access. I have used them for about 10 years and they are pretty good, BUT they seem to have a problem with updating customers and letting them know when changes have been made to their system, which is the case I was faced with yesterday when I could not send any private domain mail from my desktop mail client, being Office Outlook. I also tried using Mozilla Thunderbird with the same issue. An error was returning that an internal server error had occurred. Now, for this error, when I write private domains, they are domains I own that I have set up a pop email account for. This did not however affect my shaw email account. So to clarify. me@paintcalgary.com was not sending, where me@shaw.ca was. So I suspected initially, Ensim on my server was misbehaving. First thing I did was restart the bind and ensim services on the server, which didn’t correct the problem, then I tried updating the server software, still, no fix. Finally, I tried setting SMTP to a different port because Shaw uses port 110 for receiving mail, blocking port 25. So what I did is add port 26 to my SMTP configeration on the server, and change my SMTP settings in Outlook to the same port and ran a test email. It worked! Therefore, effective March 16, 2011, Shaw Cable is no longer allowing SMTP connections for private domains on port 25. Unless you are a system admin, familar with adding ports for SMTP, open a support ticket with your host and explain that your ISP...

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