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    Re: pouring basement concrete floor

    As dj states 14' X 15' is not a large slab, do it in one pour!

    Forget about the hassle of mixing a large # of bags of cement or 2X4 separators, etc.; call a ready-mix truck & have them pour 3 yds...
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    Re: blown in insulation problem

    I would get 2nd & 3rd opinions from other insulation contractors before deciding on doing it from the inside of the house. I had a similar exterior on my house done some years back and the...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Liner or Aluminum

    My family was involved several years ago in a situation where we converted from oil to gas heat with a 20 y.o. brick chimney---the heating contractor doing the job advised me that the chimney...
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    Re: Are we crazy?

    This is a great thread!--------it gets to the heart of the matter regarding the responsibilities and cautions about buying, selling and owning property; I suppose most of us wouldn't even visit a...
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    Re: My house is cracked

    Sky:

    Well, this is obviously no laughing matter!

    Over the years I've heard of so many people who are victimized by shoddy, sloppy workmanship, and it's the homeowner who pays the price; it's...
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    Re: How do you determine age of house?

    Dendrochronology is the accurate science of taking timber core samples of the number of annual growth rings; originally used to measure the age of live trees, it is now widely used to accurately...
  7. Re: Finishing 100 yr old basement with minor hydrostatic water issues

    After visiting and reviewing your homepage I have to congratulate you on the hard work and excellent results you have achieved so far!

    I didn't notice any mention of a low-cost sump pump---to be...
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    Re: Fuse keeps blowing

    I agree with keith---there are just too many unknown variables in this situation to suggest a solution.

    Who owns the ACs?? What were the terms of the lease/rental agreement?? Do the occupants...
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    Re: Attaching baseboard to concrete wall

    Steve,

    Yes, I've used the method you describe when attaching baseboard to concrete cellar walls; this is especially effective if you don't have a lot of baseboard to "hang"; you will have to use...
  10. Re: Approximate cost for footers, slab and 1st course for 2-car garage?

    I would agree with dj; especially about the part concerning a "buildable lot"----if you already have a Building Permit to build on the site, ignore this post; however, if you have yet to apply for a...
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    Re: Replacing a cast iron radiator

    Kari,

    Yes, John makes some good & important points about the size of the original radiator & the amount of heat it put out, which would be considerably more than 2 or 3 feet of baseboard, which...
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    Re: Help: Cave underneath concrete steps

    Dan,

    Would you consider changing your personal account panel so you could receive personal messages (PM) or email messages; doing so should get you considerably more member feedback on your...
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    Re: Steam Radiator Supply Pipe Leaking

    C'mon, John; to insinuate that CaptTCB hasn't done any steam work can only be taken as an insult; the Capt. has been contributing to these boards for many years & he is obviously knowledgeable, and...
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    Re: Concrete Finishing 101

    I agree it's a funny video---but should it be offered as an affront to Canadians?----I don't think so!

    Our Canadian friends have contributed wisdom & insight to these boards over the years and...
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    Re: Hot water in yard

    Hey, c'mon guys, we gophers have a life too!

    Winters in Forth Worth get real cold underground so we put in hot water radiant!

    The family loves it, and the missis is expecting...
  16. Re: How to UPGRADE old heating system with modern technology

    Get these mutts away from me!

    Why, oh why is hvhehcca so soft in the middle. He needs a photo opportunity.

    every post he attempts is another case of him clacking away alone in the dark, and...
  17. Re: Water temperature requirement for hot water baseboard?

    That's good, what von steuben, brewster and the others said---what they said.

    For leslie:

    Leslie says "why am I so soft in the middle"
    "Why am I so damn soft in the middle"-----

    My life is...
  18. Thread: Cat Casket

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    Re: Cat Casket

    Nice job guppster....

    Here in Maine me and the missus always use an old tool box....kinda ties in with the DIY theme, ya know what I mean???

    Besides they have a nice carrying handle, and the...
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