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Thanks for the input. I'm originially from up...

Thanks for the input. I'm originially from up north and I when I moved here I couldn't believe how much the ground moves in the wet/dry seasons. I've seen some of the newer homes with the cable...
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Yes, that is my understanding of how the slabs...

Yes, that is my understanding of how the slabs are often repaired in our area. The original foundation is just slab. The foundation repair people recommend putting in piers in the areas that are...
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Foundation moving in Texas

I have a question regarding timing of foundation repair. We live in Houston, TX, where we're been having a bad drought and lots of ground movement (clay soil). Our house is a mid 1960s house on a...
07-12-10, 07:28 PM
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Great. Thanks for the help.

Great. Thanks for the help.
07-11-10, 07:53 PM
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tile backsplash over drywall

Hi all,

I am a tile novice and looking for a way to tile a backsplash behind a laminate countertop. There is currently regular painted drywall behind the counter. I thought you could only tile on...
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Thanks for the input. I didn't think about the...

Thanks for the input. I didn't think about the spring. The door just slams down and is not able to hold itself up at all. I looked at the spring and it is physically intact, but I don't know much...
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garage door opener slipping

Hi everyone,

My garage door just started having a slipping problem and it appears pretty dangerous. The motor of the opener appears to work and the chain moves forward and back like it is supposed...
10-20-08, 08:17 AM
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So i tried to replace the GFCI, but it didn't...

So i tried to replace the GFCI, but it didn't work. I just noticed I think all the bathroom outlets are connected to the same GFCI (They all have a GFCI sticker on them, but they don't have the...
10-12-08, 06:36 PM
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GFCI not working

I have two GFCI outlets in our bathroom but they are connected to the same trip switch in the next room. We were using a vacuum cleaner and it tripped, but now the outlets don't work even after...
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Thanks for the input. From what i hear you...

Thanks for the input.

From what i hear you saying, if I choose a clear coat, it should be water based, not oil based poly.

The paint sheen is satin.

Also, do you usually sand between...
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Do I need a clearcoat over paint?

I just finished building a toddler bed for my little girl out of MDF. I've already applied a coat of tinted primer, and I'm planning on two coats of latex paint and then applying some wall applique...
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Recycle battery?

One of my batteries to my drill won't take a charge anymore. I'm assuming it's dead. Are there ways to "revive" it? If not, what is the best way to recycle it?

Thanks.
06-28-07, 04:33 PM
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What's the best way to preserve Basil?

Hi all,

My basil is doing really well this year, but there is way more than I can use right now. What is the best way to preserve it? I'm going to be away for a while, and I don't want it to...
06-04-07, 05:24 PM
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help my fig tree

i planted a fig tree this spring, and it was doing real well until last week. I live in Houston, and it's been a real wet spring. The tree was doing real well and has grown a significant amount since...
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child safe finish

I am making some furniture for my infant (10months) who likes to put everything in her mouth. I am also thinking about making some wooden toys/blocks. What kind of finish is safe for a kid to put in...
04-01-07, 12:52 PM
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that's probably my problem. it's so warm here...

that's probably my problem. it's so warm here they leaves stay green and keep on growing all year. I kept on watering them all year round.

Thanks!
03-26-07, 06:41 PM
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amarylis not blooming

Hi all,

I discovered a few amarylis' in my flower garden when i moved into our house. I have one in particular that blooms every year, but I have several others that never bloom. Are they just...
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oil questions

Hi all, me again,

So i went out and got the Echo which is great, but i have a question about the oil additive. I already have a gas weed trimmer that uses "2 cycle 40:1" oil, but the blower comes...
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Thanks for the input! Now I can't wait to go out...

Thanks for the input! Now I can't wait to go out and get a blower and start working in the yard.
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Thanks, How about the vacuum/mulch function? I...

Thanks, How about the vacuum/mulch function? I sounds really convenient, but i've heard reviews that it's not very useful and doesn't work well. It's a difference of about $50 to have the...
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Recommedation on leaf blowers

Hi all,

I am finally getting tired of raking and sweeping and going to invest in a leaf blower. My yard isn't that big (1/4 acre) but i have several big oaks and the leaves are about to fall (in...
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No gutters and I know the grading takes the water...

No gutters and I know the grading takes the water right into the garage. Since we have a detached garage, the water runs away from the house (thankfully) but some of it goes into the garage.

I'm...
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Cracks in garage floor/foundation

Hi all, I need some help with my garage. I have a detached garage, and there are some cracks in our floor/foundation of the garage. We get some heavy rains here in Houston and I get some water...
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Enough HP for router table

On that note, i'm also considering making my own router table. I'm hoping to be able to use some panel raising bits. My current router is 1 3/4 HP porter cable. Is that going to be enough HP to run...
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Do I need to put finish coat on inside of project?

I've just finished buidling a night stand with some drawers. I'm planning on staining it and then adding a few coats of wipe on polyurethane. Do i need to put any type of finish coat on any of the...
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