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Posted By markever

ooh that's nice! thanks for sharing. i like the...

ooh that's nice! thanks for sharing. i like the idea of vine growing on the roof as well. i love the use of plants as natural barriers or shelters. keep up the good work!
so the materials you used...
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Posted By markever

yes srercrcr that is a very very nice deck. i am...

yes srercrcr that is a very very nice deck. i am also insterested in knowing what the railing made out of. i am researching materials for a deck that i am planning to build. i have heard good things...
05-20-09, 09:59 PM
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Posted By markever

Hey Dr. Spa ...

I guess I am just a total fool for not wanting to spend countless hours surrounded by PVC being cooking in the hot California Sun.

I am also making sure my tub does not contain PVC, thanks for the...
05-19-09, 10:56 AM
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Posted By markever

Thanks for the input GunGuy !!

I called LifeTime Lumber and asked about exactly what is in it and they sent me this link.


Basically, it is Fly Ash and Polyurethane. The CAS number is what is Proprietary

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Posted By markever

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soap is cheap enough, but I don't want my dog licking up the soapy water.

The vinegar idea is GREAT, so I will try that.

I am also going to build a planter for the little guy so he has some...
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Posted By markever

Power Strips with switches

If I use a power strip with an ON/OFF switch, does it us ANY power when it is in the OFF position?
05-14-09, 01:57 PM
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Posted By markever

Azek contains PVC - PVC is Toxic

I am not using Azek because it contains PVC

Here is a great site about the dangers of PVC

PVC: The Poison Plastic (http://www.pvcfree.org/)
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Posted By markever

All purpose cleaner that is mostly water ??

My dog goes to the balcony to take care of business. I hose it down about once a day, but wanted to use a cheap non toxic solution to clean the floor with. I have been using warm water with a bit...
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Posted By markever

Greening your computer ...

I use a computer for several hours every day, so here is my advice to people who really want to use the least power... Buy a Laptop instead of a Desktop. They use much less power. For people who...
05-06-09, 01:25 PM
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Posted By markever

Talked with my builder and ...

He said to stay away from Trex, since they have had some warranty issues.

I want a material that looks like wood so he recommended TimberTech Earthwood

TimberTech - Earthwood...
04-28-09, 12:26 PM
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Posted By markever

I have samples of LifeTime Lumber, TimberTech and...

I have samples of LifeTime Lumber, TimberTech and Azek and am going to show these to my deck builder. I will let you know how this goes. Can we post pictures on this forum, or just link to pics??
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Posted By markever

I am looking at deck material now...

From my research so far, LifeTime Lumber 2 x 6 can span a 24 inch distance between joist centers. In this case, you would not have to add joists, which I think would be a great deal of work.
04-22-09, 11:05 AM
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Posted By markever

Pressure Treated requires regular maintenence.

I am still doing research on this and have not bought anything yet, but I want a material that will not deteriorate in water regardless of exposure. I don't have kids, but my friends and I are going...
04-21-09, 03:30 PM
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Posted By markever

A Device that waters my plants for me (besides sprinkler)

I know this is lame, but I have killed more plants that a Brontosaurus.
04-21-09, 03:20 PM
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Posted By markever

What is the best wood to use for a deck around the hot tub?

I am just starting to research this subject and have had some people tell me about composite lumber, but I don't know if that will really hold up that much better then wood. If I do use wood, is...
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