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    Re: How to KILL moles

    The trick is to get rid what the moles are eating. Around my place they eat grubs. Lime kills grubs. Try going to a farm supply store to get the best deal.
  2. Thread: Moles

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    Re: Moles

    Around my parts moles like grubs. Get rid of the grubs the moles will leave. If your neighbor has mole so will you. If you have a farm supply store go their and tell them of the critter your...
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    Re: Home Improvement New Year's Resolutions

    I poured our basement floor, replumbed basement with pex, painted 4 rooms. Moved in on new years into a house that was abandoned. Tigtened every recep in house, jacked up a floor, replaced hwh, 2...
  4. Re: Have you ever had a bout with Wrap Rage?

    B&D cordless scissors work great on every thing when I keep the battery charged.

    My wife does the wrapping
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    Re: Anode Rod

    For some reason my anode rod was buried under a plastic cap under the cap was the foam insulation. Then their was the anode. I actually called the store and the display had the nut on the top.
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    Re: Electrical question

    Is the bulb getting burned out or are they getting ratttled around and the filiamnet breaking?
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    Re: Anode Rod

    The anode rod needs to come out because I have a water softener. It has just taken awhile for the smell to come throught. I had a million other things breaking at the same time the water heater...
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    Re: Anode Rod

    It is only a couple of months old. I had a million other things on my mind so I didn't think of looking for it and it probably didn't cross my mind because I didn't see the anode nut on top. Now we...
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    Anode Rod

    I have a Richmond 50 gallon water heater. I need to remove the anode rod. I don't see a nut on the top of the water heater.

    Does any one know where it is located on this style?
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    Insulate a living room floor

    I am thinking of insulating my living room floor. My house is 140 years old on a rock foundation. This room has exterior walls on the south east and west sides. Their is one register in the north...
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    Re: Mortor to field stone

    The origional part of the house only has sand.

    That mixture is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks
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    DeWalt store

    Does any one know where a DeWalt refubed store is located at in the MI area?

    I have heard rumors that one is in Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, but I have had no luck looking one up ******.

    I am...
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    Mortor to field stone

    I have a 140yoh. It has a fieldstone on all but one wall, this is cinder block. The field stone is in really good shape.

    It is amazing what people could do with a pile of rocks and sand to...
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    Re: Plumbing vent leaks in heavy rain

    If it is a heavy rain the water could come in the top of the vent and you could have a leaky joint. These are theoretically possible, but unlikely. I would agree that it has something to do with...
  15. Re: Is my 130 year old row home still "stable"?

    Houses built in these eras were built like old ships. Barns were built in the same fashion. They like to be used and lived in. The old hay barns which are probably built much like your house were...
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    Re: Recirculating Pump & Cold Water

    What would be the best way for me to do a similar hot water recurculating system? The bathroom sink takes forever to get hot water to it.

    I have just replumbed my basement using PEX. I have...
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    Re: replace dormer shower

    In my opinion isulation is cheap and will quickly pay for itself so add as much as allowable. If your going to add it to the roof line you still need to let you roof breath. If you insulate it you...
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    Re: slow it down and add costs

    I am a weekened warrior that have had contractors compliment me on my work while they cringe at the tasks I take on. I try to soak up every little "trick" that each contractor is doing. This has...
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    Re: Rain Barrels

    I read in a magazine where they made a platform for 2 plastic trash cans to sit on. The down spout went into one, both had lids. They were plumbed with PVC to flow from one to the other. In the...
  20. Re: How do electrical fires start in the home?

    If ur to use a turkey fryer make sure the bird is still wet.

    Now in all seriousness it is good to know how things can happen so you can make sure to prevent them. Granted quality workmaship is...
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    Re: Cedar shakes to vinyl siding

    Cedar shakes are installed in the same concept on a roof or the side of the house. What you will need is a flat bar and lots of patience and time, possible a short handled shingle removel shovel. I...
  22. Thread: No vents

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    Re: No vents

    The washing machine is the biggest issue. It gurgles and burps into the kitchen sink when it drains. This made me notice that none of the others were vented either. The tub is close to the main's...
  23. Re: Roofing tar on concrete floor - tiling over tar

    I have used a product called "Kroil". It is an oil based penetrating oil unlike W-40 which is a water based lubricant. I have cleaned many many tools covered in tar and oil while working...
  24. Re: Need advice on heating a 500 Sq Ft space

    I have heard good things about radiant floor heat. You could use electric with a thermostat in that room. This would keep your feet nice and toasty.
  25. Thread: No vents

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    Re: No vents

    1- What type of construction is your home? Wood framing? Slab? Pier and beam? One or more stories? Basement? Attic?
    It is wood framing with basement that we just poured cement in. 2 stories, all...
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