Epoxy definitely better then etch, also with etch the residual acid has been known to cause some seam sealers to fail
The carb cleaner will evaporate quickly and unlike with water and detergent you won't have to touch the filter
It would become soggy and possibly fall apart due to it being paper
Protecting steel until ready to paint, most primer is porous so no good without a top coat, epoxy primer however will do the job but is more...
If it's got oil on it water won't touch it, my mower has a foam filter from new so just cut some foam to shape
Cut it out and weld in a captive nut
There are plenty of semi skilled people working in garages, Halfords for example will give you a work trial and if you can do the job ok they will...
The left hand side arm has been made DIY, poorly as the shape is all over the place, so it may not even be as original
The idea of the floor and drain is to capture all the waste water, as water Ingress causes problems to buildings including as said stagnant water...
If you've no damp proofing anywhere the last thing you want to do is pour water into the soil
Doesnt look a great deal of penetration there and the edges should have been cleaned and chamfered, the welds or some of them look to be just sat...
Regarding your boiler just fit a cupboard around it like you would if it was in a kitchen, welding won't affect it but sparks could mark it, don't...
Epoxy prime then top coat of choice
You have your work cut out there, get multiple mixers and willing helpers to load them
That is a likely cause as the only way in is the oil filler right next to number 1 plug
Strange, bad seal ? Condensation forming over a long period
Oooo in this day and age, not a pc thread this one :laughing:
The joint up there will be surrounded by oil, have you power washed the engine recently, drove through deep water
You also want your water separator around 18 feet away from the compressor as the hot air will eventually warm it up and it will stop working
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