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    Re: Spring vegetable planting

    We try to get as much out of our space as we can, but we have all manner of utilities running just under the ground in our back yard. We have a 15X15 ft space that is utility free, and it is our...
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    Re: Here I am again with the sewer gas dilemma.

    You're absolutely right, Keith! The toilet does have the correct and required pipe over to the stack, but someone also has what looks exactly like a laundry stand pipe running off of a p trap down...
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    Re: Here I am again with the sewer gas dilemma.

    Well, it will be a relief IF it is actually the source. Having a plumber come take a look tomorrow just to be sure. I'm 98% sure, and the replies from the others make my 98% feel pretty much like...
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    Re: Here I am again with the sewer gas dilemma.

    Thanks guys!!
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    Here I am again with the sewer gas dilemma.

    Lots of you have read my previous posts over the last few years about the sewer gas smell we occasionally have in our home. Many have suggested things, we've tried those things, and many others, to...
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    Re: Window Wells As Water Features?????

    von_steuben, thanks for your reply. I'll be sure to google this, and I thank you for that suggestion and the others. Window wells do seem to be a pain in the nether regions!

    AND, for the...
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    Re: Window Wells As Water Features?????

    ed21, thanks for your response. As far as I know, there is no sump pump connected to the window wells. I'll have to dig down and see about what type of drainage (if any) was installed when the...
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    Window Wells As Water Features?????

    My mother in law's home was built in 1950, has a full basement with window wells. When the Spring rains come, these wells are filling up, and looking out one of her basement windows is like looking...
  9. Thread: What To Use?

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    Re: What To Use?

    Thanks, A. Spruce!!!
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    What To Use?

    We recently re-tiled the bathtub/shower surround. We used bright white porcelain tile with white grout that I sealed with a silicone sealant. Was wondering what product is going to be best to clean...
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    Re: Source of Sewer Gas Solved?

    Thanks for all the replies. I never have had this smell in the bathroom in question. It is always in the closet behind the bathroom, and migrates up into the house. When the bathroom was finished,...
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    Re: Proper Installation of Hardie Backer Board

    Thanks guys! Still conflicting opinions, but I appreciate your help.
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    Proper Installation of Hardie Backer Board

    Getting ready to install new backer board around the tub and hang new tile. We have seen conflicting opinions on how to properly install the backer board. Some say rest it on the lip of the tub,...
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    Re: Source of Sewer Gas Solved?

    Thanks for the replies guys!!
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    Source of Sewer Gas Solved?

    I've posted a couple of different times about sewer gas in the house, and have gotten some great advice from many of you. Unfortunately, none of the suggestions solved my problem. I did, however,...
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    Re: Connecting rain barrels together...how?

    The link below has a great tutorial on making and connecting rain barrels. Hope it's helpful.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-Free-Water%3F--Build-a-Rain-Barrel/
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    Re: Tics in the Grass

    The Eucalyptus recommended by A. Spruce works well for fleas AND ticks. If you're unable to find it (and I'm sure you can find it ****** somewhere) and you HAVE to resort to chemicals, find a lawn...
  18. Thread: Moles

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    Re: Moles

    Thanks everyone for all your replies. I actually saw a couple of things I haven't tried yet...
  19. Thread: Now What?

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    Re: Now What?

    Thanks Jack! I hadn't thought about the camera. What a fabulous idea! No worries on me sticking with it. I'm not one to let her butt be kicked by something like this. Like havanagranite said: ...
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    Re: Now What?

    Thanks havanagranite. I don't usually let folks like that bother me, but I'm so darned frustrated over this issue to start with, the last thing I needed was someone giving me grief. I appreciate...
  21. Thread: Now What?

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    Re: Now What?

    I completely appreciate your efforts, and your eloquent way of pointing out the fact that I'm not a plumber. BECAUSE I'm not a plumber, I come here looking for advice/help in an effort to do things...
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    Re: Now What?

    No septic system. We're on city sewer. I've often wondered if our being next to last on the city sewer line may have anything to do with it.
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    Re: Now What?

    I don't think so. We get this whether windows are opened or closed. It DOES seem to only happen when it is a bit too warm or humid in the house, i.e. windows haven't been opened yet or air hasn't...
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    Re: Help finding replacement Drawer Slide hardware

    http://www.rockler.com/search_results.cfm?filter=nylon+glides&ne_ppc_id=776&ne_key_id=3420388&gclid=CPbNjuDZ-5wCFREhDQodwlDFbA

    Maybe with a piece of wood doweling to form the "neck" like the one...
  25. Thread: Now What?

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    Now What?

    We've put water down the vent stack and it goes all the way through, we've smoke tested and smoke comes out the vent, we replaced an "s" with a p-trap on the laundry. We have no dry traps. What we...
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