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    Re: The Jack Hammer Won

    So, the morals of the story are:

    Know your tools and how to use them before you start.

    Never trust your spouse to do this.

    And there is no more important safety feature than these (points...
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    The Jack Hammer Won

    I'm not really entering the contest, I just feel like telling my story.

    When we bought this house we had a stoop and small concrete pad out the back door. We debated whether to put in a patio or...
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    Re: Concrete Driveway Rebar placement?

    But - and I'm not arguing just trying to relieve the poster's anxiety; all of that isn't always necessary in every pour.

    Rebar alone should be ok for this application if they didn't do more that...
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    Re: Concrete Driveway Rebar placement?

    I know I'm a day late and a dollar short, but here's what I see from the pictures:

    The rebar is elevated on the forms. It's laying on the ground towards the middle because it's just the layout in...
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    Re: Chips in new driveway

    What Canuck says is true, because it's not cost effective to order a truck and crew for one residential driveway if you're doing a bigger job. That's why they can give a price break, it's a good deal...
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    Re: Chips in new driveway

    It is from weather. Pockets under the surface popped with weather variations. If the pockets could have been avoided is another question, but it's a very subjective one and hard to prove because it's...
  7. Re: Drainage and grading dirt at low foundation

    No one else has answered so I hope no one minds if I comment

    Yes, those wicks need to be exposed - they wick the moisture from behind the brick that's between it and your structure. If they don't...
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    Re: Design Software Recommendations

    AutoDesk has 3D and camera capabilites. Have you worked with that at all? You can do your geography/landscape details with it too.

    It's much easier to work with for that kind of application than...
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    Re: Way too many categories

    So if I'm getting the jist of this after reading a bit, I'm not seeing discussion so much as questions and answers. Seems like most people only pop in to ask their specific question and go. Are they...
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    Re: Patching Parquet Floor

    An accent ring...I hadn't thought of that. That's not half bad. I could make a contrast frame out from each entry and use the pieces I take out to fill. I'd have a nice framed transistion. Like a...
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    Re: Patching Parquet Floor

    I've got two areas where the parquet tiles are gone.

    One we left a steam cleaner sitting and didn't realize it was leaking. The parquet tiles buckled. It was under wall to wall at the time so we...
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    Re: What are these doors for?

    We had one growing up.

    It was a chimneny cleanout on ours as we never had coal. Originally we had an oil furnace, when they converted to gas they put in a ceramic chimney pipe and the door became...
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    Patching Parquet Floor

    My house was built in the 60s. Under most of the carpeting I have parquet floors. I ripped the carpet up in the living/dining room. There are areas that need patching. I've looked around for matching...
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    Re: Posting Problem

    ***, that was quick! Thanks for noticing, and for answering.

    Yeah, it is a pain. On another forum I try to remember to copy before I hit send. It's only ever happened to me there and here.
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    Posting Problem

    I'm having a problem posting. I thought it was me, but for once it might not be not.

    I sign in, type a reply, hit send and I go back to a sign in screen and lose what I've written.
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    Re: wet basement

    Water doesn't have to be a major project either but you have to take it in steps. Start at the top of your house and work your way down to what's happening on the ground, then drainage system, then...
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    Re: wet basement

    That's better than if it were seeping through the concrete itself. It would take a lot of water being there a long time for it to be saturated enough to seep unless it were a bad mix or a bad pour. ...
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    Re: Tortoise Burrow

    I'm not from Florida, not sure what you do down there, but here we'd call it mud jacking - mud is sort of a dirt/concrete grout - can be made of different things to adapt to local needs - I'd guess...
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    Re: wet basement

    I'll take a stab - before you do anything like that I'd find out why you have water under the floor. You'd only be putting a band aid on a bigger problem, keeping the water from getting there in the...
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