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    Re: Low area in front yard

    In the meantime, keep the weeds mowed so they don't seed. About a week before you order in some screened topsoil, apply Roundup or similar. Don't add dirt above the level of surrounding area to...
  2. Thread: What is this ??

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    Re: What is this ??

    Your photo isn't showing. Try posting it to photobucket or similar and post link here.
  3. Re: Insulating walls and ceiling 1795 New Hampshire Colonial

    to hold the insulation board while working, a dab or two of liquid nail works wonders. be sure to put small lines to mark studs on roof and floor so they can be easily and quickly located to nail...
  4. Thread: air flow problems

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    Re: air flow problems

    Since you are experimenting, don't make alterations until you know the effect. Use pieces of cardboard or duct tape on the back of vents to close them off for now.

    Hot second floors are...
  5. Thread: whats the problem

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    Re: whats the problem

    Age of the house will have a lot to do with the insulation, check that first. Meanwhile, ceiling fans or oscillators in the rooms will serve to move the air and help you feel cooler.
  6. Thread: Dripping pipe

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    Re: Dripping pipe

    Water has to be coming from somewhere. Two possibles, pipe connected to something or condensation. If condensation, fill with silicon caulk to prevent moist air from getting in. If connected...
  7. Thread: Hi Everyone

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    Re: Hi Everyone

    dimensions or current floor plan please. Most likely, plan on leaving the throne in current position for plumbing ease and working around that.
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    Re: How and When to Prune Crepe Myrtles

    Stake them for now, if small enough. Prune when dormant.
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    Re: Back Yard SHALE surfacing

    You don't say anything about the steepness of the grade, I am thinking any great degree would only wash off the soil again. In some instances, may consider a retaining wall. Pics would help.
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    Re: Does a digital TV set need an antenna?

    Don't get suckered by the "digital" splashed on ads or cartons, the old style antenna works just fine with digital TVs. The antenna only captures the signal and doesn't care if it is analog, ham,...
  11. Thread: Raised Garden Beds

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    Re: Raised Garden Beds

    As mentioned, water contact hastens rot in wood products. I suggest a heavy plastic liner anchored between the top two layers and running down the inside to keep the moist soil off the timber. If...
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    Re: Porch needs privacy

    I too would vote for the planter/lattice idea, you only have to go up high enough to block the view. So aid in not hearing the neighbors, might look to add a fountain or leave the radio playing. ...
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    Re: Outdoor Stairs on a Slope

    You have a 42" drop and 17' run meaning long levels between steps, but what I saw was "serves a purpose". Not knowing your yard, perhaps a deck or gazebo with stairs for the elevation change would...
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    Re: grass on rocky soil- how to water

    Unfortunately, digging it out is the only permanent solution. Until it cools off enough to do this, I suggest watering with a soaker hose in the early morning to lessen evaporation.
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    Re: Septic System & Dead Grass

    The purpose of the sheet would be to prevent washing down of soil into the leach material. I just wonder how deep it is and what type it is, as I suspect the grass roots are getting to it and...
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    Re: unknown fountain product - HELP!

    https://www.islandnet.com/~pondusa/heads.htm

    Another source. They represent several lines and may be able to identify your fountain head.
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    Re: where to get utility tub

    Tractor Supply
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    Re: Growing Toamtoes in pots

    In my Texas climate, I move potted tomatoes to the east side of the house in summer. Lots of sun, but not in the afternoon.
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    Re: Small Tree... Half is Wilted... ???

    Inspect closely for molds or bug eggs, particularly on the underside of the leaves. Is there a gas line nearby?
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    Re: Weeds coming up through deck

    Look for a liquid edging type product, some can last the whole growing season, or most of it where you are at. Round-up type products are only short-term.
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    Re: rugs in small apartment

    Color and light will affect the feeling of space far more than rugs. The perception of crowding will be increased by using larger rugs which will make the room seem smaller.
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    Re: Old Fire Extinguisher

    Is there any way to determine if it is still charged?

    No extinguisher "sucks" the air from a room, it discharges and replaces the air. If not charged, most likely no hazard. But don't...
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    Re: Generic 20kw whole house generator

    This is a code question, best contact a reputable electrician in your area. Might let the expert do the wire-in to the system as well for safety reasons.
  24. Thread: Mold around tub

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    Re: Mold around tub

    No sense fighting the mold on only one surface, it will just spread back. Get the mold fixed, it is a health hazard.
  25. Re: Could you give advice on a leaking lead pipe supply line?

    Mark, you don't say whether this is inside or outside, and where you live (climate). If the pipe is in an area not subject to freezing, replacing the section with pvc and compression sleeves...
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