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Mixing fast and regular quikrete

I am setting a basketball hoop at my house. I picked up 11 80lb bags of quikrete for the job and inadvertently got 2 bags of fast setting. Is it ok to the 2 bags of fast set with the 9 of regular?
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Posted By jreed

I used type S at the recommendation of many sites...

I used type S at the recommendation of many sites that I read. By regular mortar I guess Im comparing the regular mortar vs the polymer modified mortar intended for veneer.
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Posted By jreed

Metal lath and scratch coat question

General question about lath and scratch. I am working on a hearth and will be installing natural stone veneer. I installed metal lath then did a scratch coat. When using lath and a scratch coat,...
08-11-15, 08:59 AM
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Posted By jreed

I had major drainage issues in my front yard and...

I had major drainage issues in my front yard and my sidewalk shifted this past winter. I have fixed the drainage and will now be fixing my sidewalk.

The quarry that I got my stone from last time...
08-10-15, 12:25 PM
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Posted By jreed

Not sure if the gravel would compact much.

Not sure if the gravel would compact much.
08-10-15, 10:21 AM
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Posted By jreed

Paver sidewalk question

I am replacing my sidewalk soon and have a question. I know it is important to use a gravel base with sand on top. My question concerns the size of the gravel in the gravel base. I have a few tons...
01-03-13, 01:15 PM
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Posted By jreed

Culligan Super S not using bleach

I placed a new bottle of bleach on my Culligan Super S and it is still full over a week later. This is obviously an issue. Before I call my Culligan dealer, id like to see if there is anything i...
06-04-12, 09:43 AM
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Posted By jreed

Both of these units are from around 2004.

Both of these units are from around 2004.
05-29-12, 07:22 AM
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Posted By jreed

rebedding a culligan softener and super s filter

I have both a culligan super s in addition to a medallist softener. Id like to rebed these myself instead of calling the culligan man. Do these get done in the same way as all other...
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Posted By jreed

No, my laterals are not like that diagram. They...

No, my laterals are not like that diagram. They are an S shape....from what i can tell there would be no d box.
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Posted By jreed

My tank is full and I have liquid built in the...

My tank is full and I have liquid built in the observation pipes at both ends. There have been a few instances where Ive had backup into my house and also have water flowing out of the end of the...
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Posted By jreed

Drain field failure and wastewater treament systems - 2 part question

OK, I have some issues at my home with my septic system. It appears as though my drain field has failed and that run off is getting into my system. Will installing a curtain drain to divert the...
10-07-10, 12:00 PM
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Posted By jreed

Thanks for the help folks. I think I am going to...

Thanks for the help folks. I think I am going to exchange them for 2X4s. It's probably best in the long run.
10-07-10, 11:11 AM
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Posted By jreed

I am going to have 2X4's underneath as supports...

I am going to have 2X4's underneath as supports at about 2 foot spacing. The ramp will likely be 8 ft' wide but am considering going down to 6 ft.

I didnt realize that the 1X4 and 2X4's were...
10-07-10, 11:03 AM
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Posted By jreed

PT 1X4X8 ok for shed ramp?

I am building a shed ramp and purchased pressure treated 1X4X8's for the decking. After thinking about it, Im not sure that was a good move. Will 1X4's be able to carry enought weight for a ramp? I...
01-14-10, 02:43 PM
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Posted By jreed

You had to ask....ya just never know :) I...

You had to ask....ya just never know :)

I like the idea of not have the 1" gap on these certain walls because that is where my doors and windows are. It would make it easier for me, a novice, to...
01-14-10, 01:01 PM
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Posted By jreed

Above grade framing and a few framing question

I am getting ready to frame the outside walls of my walkout basement. On one side of the basement the walls are above grade. Is it ok to butt the 2X4's up againts the walls in these sections? I am...
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Posted By jreed

Thanks for the info. Ive looked at the wood...

Thanks for the info. Ive looked at the wood furnaces. They are intriguing for sure but I dont have ductwork and dont really have the money to install it either.
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Posted By jreed

Help with heating solution

Here's my delima...which Ive posted other places as well. Still not sure what direction to go in.

I am in the process of re-evaluating my heating method. I am in a 1500 sq. ft ranch home with an...
01-12-10, 11:16 AM
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Posted By jreed

Hmmm...never thought about peach. Thanks for that...

Hmmm...never thought about peach. Thanks for that idea! Ill have to go get some swatches.
01-12-10, 09:51 AM
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Posted By jreed

My daugher is 2 1/2. In her room right now I have...

My daugher is 2 1/2. In her room right now I have a crib, dresser, and chest of drawers. They are all similarly colored wood, very close to the trim stain I showed in my original post. The dresser...
01-12-10, 08:28 AM
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Posted By jreed

Color to compliments stained trim

I am getting ready to re-do my daughters bedroom. Im going to install chair railing and want to paint it two colors; one above and one below the chair rail. Im having problems deciding on colors to...
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Posted By jreed

Paint color to compliment stained trim

I am getting ready to re-do my daughters bedroom. Im going to install chair railing and want to paint it two colors; one above and one below the chair rail. Im having problems deciding on colors to...
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Posted By jreed

OK, heres a question...maybe a stupid one at...

OK, heres a question...maybe a stupid one at that. I have an unfinished basement that is in no way energy efficient. If I choose to insulate the basement, the cost of the insulation is obviously...
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Posted By jreed

One additional question here. I went up to...

One additional question here. I went up to remove the water and the flexible duct tore. Luckily I was ready for such an occurance. Now I am left with a flexible duct that is slightly too short to...
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