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Thanks for all the replies! We're in Dallas,...

Thanks for all the replies!

We're in Dallas, TX. Slab foundation without a basement. We've got high % clay soil so my limited understanding tells me a dry well wouldn't work too well.

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Routing downspouts to an outdoor sump

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I've got two downspouts that are tied together underground. The downspouts are on a wall that has the in-ground pool 5-8 feet away from the house, that spans 40 feet or so, necessitating the...
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It's a done deal- no cladded posts :) I think...

It's a done deal- no cladded posts :) I think I'll be going for 6 posts (A-F, and B, E, and two more equally-spaced between B and E but back against the fence as much as possible). It will either...
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Bridge- great information, thank you. Just...

Bridge- great information, thank you. Just measure the fence, and it's only 8'. Aesthetically, would it look bad to make the pergola 9' or 10', or should it really be kept fence-high (or possibly a...
06-19-14, 08:08 PM
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PJ- that is fantastic information- appreciate it!

PJ- that is fantastic information- appreciate it!
06-19-14, 12:51 PM
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Converting outdoor switches to indoor/outdoor 3-way

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I've got two switches on the outside of the house (housed in outdoor-rated boxes mounted on the wall and fed by wall-mounted conduit)- one controls pool lights (2x500W), other controls a...
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Bridge- thanks. Think it's going to be roughly...

Bridge- thanks. Think it's going to be roughly the height of the fence, which I'm guessing is in the 9' - 10' range. Structurally, then, is there any reason not to go with stronger wood posts with...
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Appreciate the tip. How much of a concrete...

Appreciate the tip.

How much of a concrete footer would you recommend? This is Dallas, 5" frost line, soil is primarily clay, in a yard area with poor drainage (and mild shifting). Maybe 24"...
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Thanks! I'm not exactly sure how I was going to...

Thanks! I'm not exactly sure how I was going to cover to B and E :) Extending the slats way out past the rafters might be a way. Distance from A to F is 139" (so under 12').

I like that curved...
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Help with rough design for pergola

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We've got a corner section of yard that I'd like to build a pergola over. I've built a simple 4-post 10x10 in the past, and, lesson learned, I wanted to have a plan in place for this one...
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All- Thank you so much for all the...

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Thank you so much for all the thought-out replies. Going to take some time to ponder (and see if I can track down some quotes) :)
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Leaning brick column... what to do?

Hey all. Our built-in-78 home in Dallas, TX has got a leaning brick column. In the 2 years we've lived here, during the summers, it's leaned over a bit more (without actually measuring, the top has...
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