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    Preventing rot in fence posts

    I'm installing a fence and arbor in my front yard. I'll be using pressure treated 4x4 posts, but have read many different ways people are treating the posts to prevent rot. I'm even considering...
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    Exterior door jamb

    I'm going to replace an exterior door and hoped to buy a prehung steel door at my local home center. Only issue is jamb size - the home center only has doors on hand with 4-9/16'' jams. My jam size...
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    Removing Tree Root

    In digging fence post holes in my yard I discovered there is a large tree root, approximately 3'' in diameter, right where I need a post. The hole is about 15' away from the trunk of the tree. Is...
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    Re: Shed foundation options

    I appreciate the feedback. After considering the options, I'll probably get some Dek-Blok from Home Depot that I can put pressure treated 4x4 skids onto. I have a flat yard for it, so drainage and...
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    Shed foundation options

    I need to tear down my old shed which was built on bare soil and is rotting away. I have a 12x8 plan and layup that I like but can't decide whether to build on skids or pour concrete footings. Seems...
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    New look for concrete steps

    I have an ugly set of concrete steps leading up to my front entry door. I'm replacing the entry door with a new one, which will give the front of the house a better look from the curb. However, the...
  7. Thread: Deck gate

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    Deck gate

    I'm seeking advice on how to install a gate on one end of my deck. Only issue is that while there is a post to use on one side, the opposite end is the corner of the house which is covered in...
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    Best bartop finish?

    Just finished building a bar in my basement and came out great. Bartop is 3/4 inch Oak ply - I'm looking for advice on the best way to finish it. Obviously I will be staining it, but from there I'm...
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    Re: House not wired with ground

    The main panel does not have a ground. In re-wiring the house, what kind of cash am I looking at for a 4 bedroom cape??
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    House not wired with ground

    I bought a house built in 1950's and am doing some updating throughout. The wiring in the house does not include any ground. If I am replacing 2 prong outlets and going to 3 prong, can I use a...
  11. What to do with drywall that was wallpapered over

    I recently pealed old wallpaper from our dining room only to find that the wallpaper was placed directly over the drywall paper. I'm trying to find out the best way to prepare the drywall for some...
  12. Re: Indirect-fired water heater v tankless coil in boiler

    Appreciate the advice. I was leaning the way of indirect but figured I would ask. Thanks again
  13. Indirect-fired water heater v tankless coil in boiler

    I'm seeking advice on which system to install inside my house utilizing oil fired system
    1) Purepro Trio boiler w/ Amtrol indirect hot water heater
    2) Weil-McLain using tankless coil.

    Time to...
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    Re: Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables

    I want to ground the outlets, but want do this the most practical way. I am trying to avoid having to run wires from the main box to each outlet.
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    Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables

    I just bought a house which was built in 1952 that has since been updated with grounded outlets. However, the outlets contain ungrounded cables. Whats the best/easiest way to fix this?
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