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07-07-07, 07:17 AM
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I had the same problem in my home. My home was...

I had the same problem in my home. My home was built in 1925 and completely rebuilt from the studs in 2003. They did not leave an attic access. I decided to cut a hole in a wall and found steps...
07-07-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By Stavs

Mold In Basement-How to Proceed

Hi. My basement is ground level and I am getting some mold in one of the rooms. The way my basement area setup is its essentially three sections each with a concrete wall seperating it. I had a...
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Views: 1,719
Posted By Stavs

Which is Better-Snapper or LawnBoy?

I am in the market for a new mulching push mower and have settled on the higher end LawnBoy or the Higher End Snapper. Both seem to be reliable good mowers...I just cant decide. I am leaning towards...
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Views: 1,608
Posted By Stavs

Just out of curiousity, who did you use? I live...

Just out of curiousity, who did you use? I live in Allentown and have used Jet Black, they were ok. I may give your guy a try.
10-05-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,002
Posted By Stavs

My estimate was good almost a year later with the...

My estimate was good almost a year later with the local guy. Also, I asked him about lifetime warranty, and he kind of laughed. I asked why he was laughing. He said, well, its my own business, so as...
10-03-06, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,002
Posted By Stavs

You definitely want to do what Dick said first. I...

You definitely want to do what Dick said first. I did all those and still had problems...it was frustrating & time consuming, but had the potential to save me money. My problem is a high water table...
10-03-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,002
Posted By Stavs

I had water through the floor and it solved it. I...

I had water through the floor and it solved it. I would recommend you have a local come out and look. Ask around, get references. Doesnt cost a dime to have them look and talk to you. Definitely want...
10-03-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,002
Posted By Stavs

Mid came in and took a look. They were the first...

Mid came in and took a look. They were the first ones I called, they had the biggest ad. The guy comes in, starts looking outiside the house and notices the corner of the house is broken up. He...
10-02-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,002
Posted By Stavs

I had them come out for an estimate...they wanted...

I had them come out for an estimate...they wanted $18,000 to waterproof my house. I had a local waterproofer do it for $3,000 and I have no more water problems.
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Forum: Water Heaters
07-17-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Stavs

I just had a plumber come out to fix that...

I just had a plumber come out to fix that problem. He cut the pipe coming out of the heater and when we looked inside it was full of black sludge. He said it was most likely sediment in the water....
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Views: 1,259
Posted By Stavs

Thanks! I'll give that a shot.

Thanks! I'll give that a shot.
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Views: 1,259
Posted By Stavs

Who DO I call to install a drywell?

I know I can dig a drywell myself, but I'd much rather prefer a pro to come do it. My deck guy broke three post hole diggers trying to dig in my yard and I dont want to bust my back doing this. Would...
05-28-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By Stavs

Low water pressure

We moved into our house about 2 years. It was built in 1925, but it was completely remodeled top to bottom 3 years ago. All systems in the house are brand new, including all the plumbing. All our...
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Views: 1,211
Posted By Stavs

bump Anyone have any ideas?

bump

Anyone have any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stavs

Maybe I'm wrong, but I would think putting in a...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I would think putting in a sump would be easier than that. Get a sump basin, place it upside down on the floor and trace around it. Then, either with a jackhammer, or a drill in...
04-16-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,473
Posted By Stavs

Thats great! Practice makes perfect holds thrue...

Thats great! Practice makes perfect holds thrue when it comes to these things.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By Stavs

Great tip there! If you dont follow the...

Great tip there! If you dont follow the manufacturers instructions, you risk voiding your warranty.
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Views: 1,683
Posted By Stavs

I can't help you on the construction tips, but I...

I can't help you on the construction tips, but I can give you some feedback on decking material I used. I went with a composite on my deck which is still being built (you can see photos at...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By Stavs

I've never had a Kohler, but I did install a Toto...

I've never had a Kohler, but I did install a Toto about 2 years ago in my home. When I moved in there was a Gerber which was horrible. The Toto seems much more "powerfui" if thats even possible. The...
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Views: 40,764
Posted By Stavs

I had a perimeter drain installed last summer in...

I had a perimeter drain installed last summer in my home. My linear footage installed was about the same as yours. My waterproofer charged me $2,000 to install my system (I already had a brand new...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stavs

I'm not an expert, nor do I claim to be, but I'll...

I'm not an expert, nor do I claim to be, but I'll throw my two cents into the mix. You obviously want to find the root cause of the problem. This could be improper grading around the house or...
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Views: 1,211
Posted By Stavs

What to do with sump runoff?

I posted this before in the wrong forum, so here goes again. I had a perimiter drain installed inside my house due to water problems. All my problems in the house are now gone and I am water free....
04-14-06, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,473
Posted By Stavs

Glad to hear it worked out for you! Like you...

Glad to hear it worked out for you! Like you said, its a good "I'm bored" project. I actually have my fiance doing them too!

Stavs
04-11-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,578
Posted By Stavs

Thumbs up I just had this done. I'm having a deck built and...

I just had this done. I'm having a deck built and I needed an exit to it. I purchased an Anderson Permashield slider and the guy building my deck installed. Xsleeper hit the nail on the head with...
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Views: 6,598
Posted By Stavs

I'm having a deck built and I'm going with rock...

I'm having a deck built and I'm going with rock for my groundcover. My deck builder is doing what was suggested above. He will ay fabric, then cover it with rocks. Beyong that I will add some edging...
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