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Question Trying to get rough estimate of energy consumption for irrigation well pump

Disregard the initial cost of the the well, pump etc for the moment. Im trying to get a rough idea of what just the electric bill would be to pump aprox 8000 gallons of water per month from a well,...
07-17-10, 05:09 AM
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Question Garden calendar for planting & harvest times?

Im planning a new, larger garden (N. Texas) and want to get things a bit organized before I start. Im trying to list out the things to plant and things that should be ready to harvest for each...
06-11-10, 08:39 PM
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Reverse Osmosis system for Refridgerator and sink?

My kitchen layout has the fridge across the floor from the sink. I was going to install an RO filter system under the sink, but I also want my drinking water from the fridge to be run through RO as...
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Red face 3 ft "hair monster" pulled from shower drain!

Holy cow! I thought I seen some hair in the shower drain, but I had no idea of the monster I would pull up when I got hold of it! Hope you havent eaten yet!
:eek:

starting its way out......
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Getting frustrated with shower with tile

My new house is now almost 2 years old and already the tile in the shower is showing signs of the grout and sealer cracking. What is a good way to prolong the cleaning of the grout? I clean the...
04-10-10, 06:56 PM
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Question retaining wall project - stone selection and cutting questions

Im thinking of using flag stone for a small retaining wall in my flower beds at the front of the house. I like the rustic look. Ive found a few good sample photos by searching. Does anyone have...
04-10-10, 01:28 PM
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Thanks wirepuller. Just laid out some soaker...

Thanks wirepuller. Just laid out some soaker hoses. Will give the garden a good soaking 2/week now instead of watering by hand 1/week. Got okra, tomatoes and onions planted.
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04-10-10, 06:22 AM
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North Texas. Looks like location is no longer...

North Texas. Looks like location is no longer editable in my profile. As for the temperature, its been getting down into the low 50's at night.
04-09-10, 07:43 PM
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tomatoe plants set out a few days are going "limp"

Its been kind of cool the last week or so, could that be it? They should have enough water. Maybe I need to water more than 1/week.
03-09-10, 08:13 AM
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Question door sweeps and weather stripping

Two things ive noticed.

(1) One door leading to the garage, I can see daylight around the edge but only for a length of about 4 inches at the bottom side. Whats a good approach to fix this? Cut...
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I think I ran across a website a few days ago...

I think I ran across a website a few days ago that featured several different inserts, but the thing that got my attention was the mention of ducting the hot air into other rooms. Is anyone familiar...
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Can a single fireplace insert or stove heat a single family house?

I live in a rural area and heat with propane. In the winter, my propane bills can reach $300/month. I have access to all the firewood I can use. I have a wood burning fireplace, but it doesnt give...
01-10-10, 01:57 PM
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Cool All brick on all sides. Im going to try piling...

All brick on all sides. Im going to try piling some hay up next to the slab tonight. Last night I didnt leave the shower running however.
01-10-10, 07:41 AM
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Bud, thank you! I think you may be correct. ...

Bud, thank you! I think you may be correct. Yesterday when the line finally started to sputter and then flow again, I thought it was due to me just letting the water dribble until it broke loose. ...
01-10-10, 06:21 AM
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Damn, froze again this morning! All other...

Damn, froze again this morning! All other interior faucets, drains etc no problem, just this one shower and only the supply line.

Im on a slab. Im pretty sure the supply line somehow goes back...
01-09-10, 11:33 AM
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Well, after a bit, the water started flowing...

Well, after a bit, the water started flowing again. I opened the shower door with the idea of letting more air into the shower area to possibly heat up the shower wall. Yes, the shower is tiled. ...
01-09-10, 10:44 AM
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Question Frozen shower supply line - but all other lines ok

Got ready to get in the show this morning and only a trickle of water was coming out. Damn, probably frozen supply line! All other plumbing in the house seems to work ok, so why this line? Other...
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Deck to interface slab - is this an invitation to termites?

Im looking to have someone build a deck on the back of my house. Ive got a design in mind, but some of the ones ive looked at have the deck bumping up to the slab. This puts the wood of the deck,...
10-03-09, 04:02 PM
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keep bermuda out of flower beds

Ive got bermuda grass and it will simply not stay out of my flower beds. Ive tried trenching, but the shoots that have already come up, keep coming up after I pull them. A year ago, I dug out the...
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Thanks, and thats kind of what I was thinking. ...

Thanks, and thats kind of what I was thinking. As for getting a well myself, what kind of electricity consumption would I be looking at to pump 50K gallons of water per month, if Im paying...
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Question Put in a water well to share with neighbors strictly for irrigation?

Myself and my nearest neighbor are getting "sticker shock" from looking at our latest water bill. We are in a rural area and on co-op water. We have discussed going in half/half on a water well to...
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Yes, I believe they are the same model. Ive...

Yes, I believe they are the same model. Ive taken to using a 5 gallon bucket of warm water every 2 weeks or so and doing a "large flush" to keep the pipes clear. That seems to work for a while,...
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Stained concrete vs laminate for office?

Im considering two options for the office area of my house - laminate or just simply ripping up the carpet and applying some kind of treatment to the concrete and then simply putting pre-painted...
06-01-09, 12:44 PM
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How to test indoor air quality

I think my indoor air is becoming very dry. Myself and one of my kids is congested on a regular basis. I think the dry air in our house might be from having several computers constantly running. ...
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Insert for fireplace - stove?

I have a brick fireplace and Im considering using the same area for a wood burning stove. What are my options for using a model that will work with a fireplace? I dont want it to stick out too far....
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