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Posted By RoseRx

Thanks for the reply. He did frame a ramp,...

Thanks for the reply.

He did frame a ramp, but I did not think about an expansion joint between the slab and the ramp, which I will specify.
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Posted By RoseRx

I am having the same water problem w/ a 10 x 10'...

I am having the same water problem w/ a 10 x 10' concrete slab base for a vinyl shed, plus there is 7" grade drop off from one side to the other. The concrete guy is recommending a 10 x 12" footer...
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Posted By RoseRx

Thanks for the reply. I went to Tim Carter,...

Thanks for the reply.

I went to Tim Carter, Ask the Builder's site and he advocates either a Silane or a Siloxane penetrant. According to Tim, they both have Very Good water repellant properties...
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Posted By RoseRx

Brick on Mailbox is Flaking Off

What can I do to arrest the slivers of brick that are peeling off the brick mailbox?
03-21-10, 07:49 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

This door is recessed pretty far in, plus it's...

This door is recessed pretty far in, plus it's protected by a large porch overhang.

My parents' have a fiberglass door which is factory wood-finished, far less protected and is 5 or 6 yrs old...
03-21-10, 03:31 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Gunguy, Thanks for the reply. Are the...

Gunguy,

Thanks for the reply.

Are the factory finishes anymore durable than one I would apply? I have noticed that Feather River, Jenn Weld offer a pre-stained door in the model I am...
03-21-10, 01:59 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Fiberglass Door Staining/Finishing

Do some fiberglass doors come with the wood-like stain imbedded in the fiberglass or is it applied topically at the factory or by the homeowner? I would prefer the most durable finish requiring the...
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Posted By RoseRx

P, It sounds like you know concrete. ...

P,

It sounds like you know concrete.

So, you think turnig down the concrete is overkill, but the steel reinforcing with the fiber mix is worthwhile?

The old 25 y/o driveway had expansion...
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Posted By RoseRx

Correct Concrete Driveway Construction

My driveway is 16' wide and 50' long and I am having a spirited debate w/ the concrete contractor over these items.

1. Turning down the concrete at the perimeter and whether rebar is needed

2....
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Posted By RoseRx

cpm, I thought of your idea too, as it would...

cpm,

I thought of your idea too, as it would be tough to work with wet concrete, placing a mold to create the void for the numbers and making sure everything was straight and aligned. I'd planned...
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Posted By RoseRx

Ray and fxpose, All very clever ideas, which...

Ray and fxpose,

All very clever ideas, which I will present to the concrete contractor/brick mason, which is why 3 heads are better than 1.

Thanks again for your input!

RoseRx
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Posted By RoseRx

Jeff, You have summarized the dilemma. ...

Jeff,

You have summarized the dilemma.

I thought that a mold would have to be made in the shape of the numbers, so that there is a void is the shape of the numeral and later the brick...
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Posted By RoseRx

Embedding Bricks in Concrete

I am having a new driveway poured and I would like to replicate my house number "3585" into the lower portion of the slab, using brick fragments and mortat to make up the 2' high numerals. How...
01-12-09, 08:32 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Thanks for the tip. I contacted the mfr and NAPA...

Thanks for the tip. I contacted the mfr and NAPA has them.
12-28-08, 07:23 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

Plastic Dbl Sided Organizer

I P/U a Smith & Harris plastic dbl sided organizer from Sears last yr, but apparently they are no longer available. Homak makes one that looks similar #HA01423075, but what merchants e.g., Target,...
01-09-08, 09:13 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Kitchen Cabinets Staining, Dark vs Med

My current kitchen cabinets are stained dark walnut, which I want to replace. I am undecided about the color of the stain.

Any suggestions or is it personal taste?
11-23-07, 05:26 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

I e-mailed him and he has agreed to $2K up front,...

I e-mailed him and he has agreed to $2K up front, which I can live with.

I also called 3 of his references and they were very positive.

So, I plan to meet w/ him tomorrow to start the process...
11-23-07, 05:31 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

My problem is that he's estimating 4 days work...

My problem is that he's estimating 4 days work and only charging $1,100 for labor, so he is front-loading the bid w/ materials. I would rather have an accurate and realistic estimate, since I am...
11-22-07, 05:05 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Mitch, Thanks for the reply. I agree,...

Mitch,

Thanks for the reply.

I agree, that it's not unreasonable for me to foot the material cost, but when I priced the granite on my own elsewhere, it was $1,700, not $3,400, although I did...
11-22-07, 06:12 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

Up Front Funds

I am planning to have a 22" x 60" granite vanity and 18" granite tile tub surround installed. The contractor wants $3,400 of the $4,500 total, for materials in advance. The material costs seems...
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Posted By RoseRx

I'd be leary of Sam's batteries. I went thru 4...

I'd be leary of Sam's batteries. I went thru 4 Optima red tops in as many mos. A coworker also had problem w/ their batteries.
11-02-07, 07:26 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

12, I read your quote in the articles. It...

12,

I read your quote in the articles. It sounds like the way subterranean termites are handled. You prophylax following treatment, since the home is at greater risk for a reinfestation.
11-01-07, 10:23 PM
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Posted By RoseRx

Newt, Thanks for the reply. I live in NW FL...

Newt,

Thanks for the reply. I live in NW FL and the house has been treated for subterranean termites and I have an annual contract inspection. The house is 26 y/o and is brick veneer frame...
11-01-07, 05:32 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

Dry Wood Termites

Florida Pest Control wants $300 to pre-treat my exposed wood and attic wood w/ a boric acid product for dry wood termites, but yet no damage protection policy. I still have a separate subterranean...
10-29-07, 06:34 AM
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Posted By RoseRx

That sounds like a good idea. I'll unhinge one...

That sounds like a good idea. I'll unhinge one of the cabinet doors and take it in, although can they predict how a stain will look on wood vs the example photo on the can?
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