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Old 05-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #31
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I suppose this is a terrible tangent for a floor coverings thread... but that's how we roll here! To limit the rusting of infrequently used cast iron in Florida, I wonder whether it would be too much hassle to store the items in a sealed bag with a dessicant? Over on Vlad's build thread there was a compressed air dryer built with kitty litter as the dessicant; it could be dumped out and baked to drive off the moisture then re-used. Maybe litter in a paper lunch sack would make a cheap re-useable dessicant for cast iron cookware?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #32
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High humidity in FLA is a bear. It can be done, but you mustn't strip the seasoning off by using detergent. I ran into that some when I didn't have AC in southern FL.

Any chance you want to sell some cast iron HolyBus??

Family wagon- desiccant sounds like a decent idea. I'd want to check the litter ingredients, and likely wouldn't want to store it on the cooking surface, but I bet that would work! I have a long tent camping trip coming up where it almost always rains. I'll give it a try!
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #33
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Cast iron is the bomb. I have tons of cast iron cookware.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:51 PM   #34
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All my cast iron cookware rusted heavily when not used. I coated it multiple times with lard, oil, anything I could find. Heated it, cooled it. Still rusted to where I had to use steel wool each time before cooking and then use fat to bring out the rust and pour it off before I could use it. Some of these pieces were antique and some were new. All were heavy, real thing, not the cheap thin knock off. I really liked using it but too much time spent prepping it for each use.

Soaking in apple cider vinegar will remove the rust. Weird that it rusts with seasoning. If you strip it, I would try pam. I would coat the hell out of it. Bacon grease is my coating of choice of coating.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:44 AM   #35
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All cast iron and a few stainless steel pans here.

They all hang over my nice hot stove. No rust.

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Old 05-21-2015, 11:26 AM   #36
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Weird, I've had cast iron rust on me but only when I really didn't take care of it. If I'm going to store it awhile I may hit it with a quick coat of Pam like I would with a tool, but that's it. My favorite is a huge dutch oven we got as a gift one year. You can drop whatever you want in it and just set it right in the coals. It's heavy as all h*** though.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:46 PM   #37
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I have installed vinyl planks but not really happy about the seam that collects dirt and the seams separate even after following the directions. I have seen it in several peoples houses and it all separates and collects dirt. I like PVC rubber 1 piece flooring for my bus but I wouldn't install it in my house because it has a very commercial look to it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:35 PM   #38
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I have installed vinyl planks but not really happy about the seam that collects dirt and the seams separate even after following the directions. I have seen it in several peoples houses and it all separates and collects dirt. I like PVC rubber 1 piece flooring for my bus but I wouldn't install it in my house because it has a very commercial look to it.

You have the first generation cheap version with the glue strips.

The thick stuff that installs like laminate is far better product.

You also left it as a floating floor. That was the installers mistake for not gluing it to the sub floor.

All vinyl products must be glued to the sub floor.


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You have the first generation cheap version with the glue strips.

The thick stuff that installs like laminate is far better product.

You also left it as a floating floor. That was the installers mistake for not gluing it to the sub floor.

All vinyl products must be glued to the sub floor.


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love my planks in my house!
glued to concrete floor... No gaps.

The only thing I would use other than this material would be stamped & stained concrete. like this \/
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