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    Re: septic back-up into shower

    If you have a septic tank have it inspected. If the pipes are clogged or collapsed in route to the tank you will have back up. You can check the flow by running your tub fully open and open the top...
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    Re: Question about cutting backerboard

    I used a caribided tipped knife which worked quickly without any mess. It is sold in the tile section of most hardwear stores and is inexpensive
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    Re: blending patch in drywall

    Thanks it is probably from a roller I believe the ceiling has been repainted several times
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    blending patch in drywall

    installed a new light/fan in bathroom ceiling. patched the drywall and sanded. How do I blend the patch, which is smooth, to the existing drywall, which has a slight texture?
  5. Thread: Bike Storage

    by baumie
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    Re: Bike Storage

    If you don't want the bike visible and depending on how much you use it you could always simply remove the wheels to compact the bike and put it in a closet or under a bed.
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    Re: Air Quality of Forced Air Heating

    The return may be located at the furnace. If it wasn't installed by a professional they may have not run the ducts properly. I would have the ducts cleaned if you see a black residue by the vents....
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    Re: Magnolia tree ripped up by falling tree

    You should be able to prune the damaged limbs and save the tree Magnolias are pretty hardy trees. If the main trunck is split you can still attempt to save the tree using screw rods. They are long...
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    Re: can I plant over construction aggregate?

    I would remove the aggregate. grass may grow in four inches of top soil but it might be patchy and will most likley be a different color then the rest of your grass because of drainage issues. I have...
  9. Thread: Zoysia Grass???

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    Re: Zoysia Grass???

    It is very coarse and ugly. I think astroturf looks better then Zoysia
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    Re: Removal of flux odor in new pipes

    after installing new pipes you should always run the water for several minutes to clean out the system. This will also get rid of the odor
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    Re: Adding new HVAC vents to basement

    Install zone dampers after the main duct. You would also need to install a thermostat this way you make the room a different zone from the rest of the house and can easily control the temperature
  12. Thread: front entry

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    Re: front entry

    I personally would go with a stone. You can adhear it to the existing concrete steps. This would look more natural with the landscape then decking
  13. Thread: Seeding

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    Re: Seeding

    yes,use starter fertilizer or seed that already contains the fertilizer
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