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    Re: Water in ditch problem Who do I call?

    After reading bp21901's post I did some more searching and found that our county just created a storm water group under the planning and development last year. I'll try and get them involved. The...
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    Re: Water in ditch problem Who do I call?

    Marjorie, you got it about right but it's not only me but about 8 other neighbors. The subdivision was started back in the late 70s. I think the realitor that put it togeather had some ties on the...
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    Re: Water in ditch problem Who do I call?

    Really? No help? After all those episodes I watched where they talk about all these different contractors and what they specialize in no one has an idea on who to contact to help with this...
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    Water in ditch problem Who do I call?

    We live in a subdivision that was built back in the late 70s. The grading was very poorly done. When we built our house a few years ago we were aware of the issue but it never seemed to be a long...
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    Re: Pellet Stoves

    We are also looking into these Pellet stoves. Non of the big box stores have them here (mid west) nor have they heard about them but I've been told that a local farm store now has them so I'm going...
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    Re: Many Window questions.

    Well as far as storm windows they still do it in the further north so why not? Isn't your windows no matter how good they are your weakest point as far as heat lost? Just not sure you can do it on...
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    Re: Force air system carrying noise

    We are getting use to the "wind" noise instead of the pipe clanking noise. Just have to adjust the volume on the tv more often. :D But it's the noise that travels through the pipes when the system...
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    Re: Many Window questions.

    I have read many different articles on condensation on window and understand that it's always going to be there but never in my life have I seen it this bad. I installed double pain windows in my...
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    Many Window questions.

    Question 1: Our windows to the north are super cold and we have so much condensation on them that it will actually run onto the floor or actually freeze. They are new Quaker windows and we can't...
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    Force air system carrying noise

    Okay I have a silly question. I grew up and lived in houses my entire life that had base board radiant heat and the central AC was up in the attic. Now we built have have a Geo-Thermal system which...
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    I want to thank you canuk. Menards had a sale on this Platon stuff this past weekend and I made a special trip there to get some. Ten bucks off and deffinitly cheaper then that Drycore stuff but I...
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    Re: Quaker Windows Good Bad???

    Has anyone ever heard of Quaker windows?
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    I haven't decided on what to do on the ceiling yet. As of now I'm planing on leaving it wide open and see how things work out. I really hate closing them in because of what may need access to. My...
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    Great thanks I'll have to get some pricing. I wish I knew about that stuff when I built our house I would of used it on the outside of the basement for some added protection.
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    So how did you fix your hardwood? Ours also feels very cold especially on the north wall.
  16. Re: screwholes stripped out in outside door

    Just a thought but wouldn't epoxy work really well? I've used that stuff for a lot of things and it works great and is strong. Just buy the stuf that comes in a stick and cut off a little bit mix...
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    Quaker Windows Good Bad???

    Got some questions about our Quaker windows. Is Quaker a good brand of windows? Our builder thinks so and put them in but after two winters they have been so VERY cold and condensation would appear...
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    Holy cow I don't know if you can say cost on here but I started getting prices for that dricore sub floor and *** that's expensive!!! I could install some good carpet and rip it out every 5 years...
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    Re: Basement insulation

    The advantage of the house wrap is the same as it's used for your house. It's not to prevent heat loss. It will allow moisture to move away from the wall but not to them in the event they ever get...
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    I've been doing my homework and I think I found what I plan to do. Let me know what you think and if there should be any other ideas or things I've forgot.

    For the walls I believe I will do...
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    Re: Basement insulation

    I've been looking into this a lot lately. The best solution I've found is to have some one come in and blow foam instalation in then cover it with a house wrap like that tyvek stuff. You are...
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    Re: Finishing a new basement

    Some information that I left out. I'm in the midwest (St. Louis) area. The house is just over 1 year old now so I'm hoping things are dried out. We've ran a dehumidifier down there as soon as it...
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    Finishing a new basement

    I have a newly built house and want to finish off the basement my self. I know there is material out there for basements that can resist mold and mildew. I'm just wanting to know what other people...
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