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    using landscaping fabric in beds?

    I've been trying to find some information on what to do if you don't use landscaping fabric. I've always used it, but now that we're starting from scratch (just built a new house) I wondered if it's...
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    Ammendments for clay soil?

    We are building a house and getting ready to start on the yard work. All the dozer work is complete and we are left with a lot of clay. I thought about working compost in all around the house where...
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    1/2" or 3/4" solid hardwood?

    We are going to purchase about 1700 sq ft of hardwood for our new house. We found some bamboo that we really like, but it's 1/2" X 3 1/2".

    Is there a big difference in the quality of 1/2 vs...
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    16" or 24" ceiling joists?

    We are building a new house and our contractor typically does the ceiling joists 24" on center. My husband is afraid over time the sheetrock will sag (because we have a spot in our current house...
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    Re: A/Cunit freezes up

    Ours has done this many times. My husband is in the HVAC business. It's always low on gas and the coil needs to be cleaned. I would just have someone come and do service on it. You should do this...
  6. Thread: Compost?

    by morcolt
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    Re: Compost?

    Thanks for the info guys.

    Bean, how big around did you make it? How do you layer it? I've read that you should put layers of wet then layers of dry, but how thick are the layers? Do you ever...
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    Re: Front yard landscaping

    I've always used landscaping fabric and I think it works very well. I've never had any problems with bugs and it's there to keep the weeds out so I don't know what your friend is referring to.

    I...
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    Re: E-mail notification

    I've had the same problem. I noticed it a week ago. I'm wondering if it doesn't have something to do with the number of subscriptions you have. There may be a limit and if you go over it locks...
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    collecting rain from downspout?

    I saw RC install a rain barrel on one episode. I wondered if any of you have tried this and how efficient it is. I found some whiskey barrels that have the downspout attachment and the spigot at...
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    Re-seeding lawn?

    We are in the process of selling our house. We are having an open house a week from Sunday so we need to get it looking good with at least some straw on it. Our lawn is on a hill and very shaded...
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    starting a vegetable garden

    We live in zone 6. We want to start our first vegetable garden. We're not sure how to get started after we get the ground broke up. I know some things can't be planted beside others, some need...
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    Planting Strawberries?

    We live in zone 6. My husbands grandmother just gave us 24 strawberry plants. We planted them Sunday and mulched around them. She told us to pull off the blooms this year so we can have better...
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    Re: cellulose R values

    We are building a new house and my husband (who's in the heating and cooling business) won't let us put anything but celulose (NuWool http://www.nuwool.com/) in our house. He's seen it many times on...
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    Lighting for Vaulted Ceilings

    We are going to begin building a new home in a few weeks (around March 20th--yeah!!:D ). The center of our home is vaulted and all open and includes kitchen/dining on one half and living room on the...
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    Re: How do you soundproof your walls?

    Thanks DB
    The room is an 8X12. It will have one door. The problem is it's next to the den. We just want to make sure we can still hear the tv while he plays his drums.

    I'll talk to our...
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    How do you soundproof your walls?

    We are building a house and we want to soundproof our son's music room (7 year old with a drum set). I've seen several options, including QuietRock board. Has anyone used this, and if so, does it...
  17. Thread: Compost?

    by morcolt
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    Compost?

    I want to start a compost bin, but not exactly sure on what is the right way to go about it. I've searched the web and still haven't found anything with simple instructions that take you through the...
  18. Thread: Drip in tub

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    Drip in tub

    :confused: Our tub has a constant drip. My husband was going to take the cold handle off, but the screw won't come out easily and he is afraid he will break it. We don't know what is causing it. ...
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    Clearing Underbrush

    :confused: We just bought three acres in Kentucky to build a house on. We've cleared what we want for our yard, but left some woods surrounding on three sides. The woods are covered with saw briers...
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    Superior Walls ?

    We are going to begin construction on a new home mid-March and are trying to decide if we should use poured walls or Superior Walls (panels used on Cambridge project) for our basement. I was...
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