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Posted By Gouie

Awesome guys, thank you. This has been a bit of...

Awesome guys, thank you. This has been a bit of an ordeal with the added pressure of a big snow fall last night. I need to get this taken care of.

I've zeroed in on a unit and what appears to be a...
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Posted By Gouie

Any recommendation on a cyclone separator? A...

Any recommendation on a cyclone separator? A quick google and I’m overwhelmed.

Going to have to “settle” for a smaller 110v unit. The big one first shown above sold on me. I’m thinking with an...
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Posted By Gouie

This is all great input guys, thank you. It...

This is all great input guys, thank you. It sounds like there will be upgrading to do regardless. Are the bags/filters universal? I think the unit is old enough that finding direct parts will be...
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Posted By Gouie

Interesting comment about the noise, I hadn't...

Interesting comment about the noise, I hadn't thought of that. A majority of the cutting that I'll be doing is sheets of MDF. That stuff produces such crazy fine dust it's incredible. Here are a...
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Posted By Gouie

Question about a dust collector

Hi everyone,

I'm preparing to be able to work on my basement during the winter. No problem with the workspace, I have a well insulated and heated double garage to work in. My concern is the amount...
07-31-17, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Gouie

You guys are great, thanks for the quick reply. I...

You guys are great, thanks for the quick reply. I have a digital multi meter, not sure if it's an auto whatchmacallit. I'll try to run through the recommendations and be sure to report back.
07-31-17, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Gouie

Good evening. Well, I thought the fridge was my...

Good evening. Well, I thought the fridge was my problem but turns out that is not the case. I plugged the fridge into a nearby, previously installed GFI and it hasn't tripped in days. This means it...
07-24-17, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Gouie

Thank you for the explanation. Fortunately the...

Thank you for the explanation. Fortunately the fridge is 2 weeks old and from Costco. Back it goes.
07-24-17, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Gouie

Refrigerator tripping GFCI

I have an interesting scenario that I can't get a solid answer for. I have an outdoor refrigerator that is tripping my GFCI. I have called the manufacturer and they tell me it must not be to a...
09-08-16, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Gouie

Thanks for that info. You wouldn't happen to live...

Thanks for that info. You wouldn't happen to live in central Alberta, have access to scaffolding and be looking for extra work by chance?
09-07-16, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Gouie

No noticeable difference since the work but man...

No noticeable difference since the work but man has it been a wet summer. I'm not sure what the total rainfall has been but I did hear 3 times the norm.

At this point I'm with you, not sure there...
08-25-16, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Gouie

I would agree. Knowing what I know now I'm sure...

I would agree. Knowing what I know now I'm sure we would have passed on the house. Not much we can do now other than attempt to deal with it. This has been no small endeavour and will end up costing...
08-25-16, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Gouie

A good question and you have me thinking, I'll...

A good question and you have me thinking, I'll have to measure. I do know they were made on site vs. the stuff you buy at the big box store if that means anything.

Some progress yesterday and...
08-23-16, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Gouie

I'm certainly no expert so your opinions are very...

I'm certainly no expert so your opinions are very much appreciated. I'm only relaying what I have been told. The obvious challenge that I have is that it is a walk out.

The downspouts off the...
08-23-16, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Gouie

1" per foot would be pretty extreme. The distance...

1" per foot would be pretty extreme. The distance from the house to the edge of the yard is 15 feet. The drop over that distance is now 6", it was roughly 2" before the re-grading. The pictures and...
08-22-16, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Gouie

Just a real poor explanation on my part. The...

Just a real poor explanation on my part. The French drain is an after the fact thing to assist with my problem. That it has done in that the lake is now gone. The weeping tile that is higher than the...
08-18-16, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Gouie

The color transition line is roughly 12" above...

The color transition line is roughly 12" above the slab. Tough to make out but that white water stain in the grey area is about where the slab is.

A moat, agreed. We have had serious rains the...
08-18-16, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Gouie

That was my thinking. There has been a lot...

That was my thinking.

There has been a lot of progress with the space, unfortunately I'm still stuck with wet stucco.

The mound of dirt was beginning to cause further water issues so I decided...
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Posted By Gouie

For sure. The current plan it to slope the 20...

For sure. The current plan it to slope the 20 feet to a perpendicular drainage pipe running the length of the deck. Not sure if that will be enough. Should I be adding additional drainage under the...
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Posted By Gouie

A good point about the moisture and a definite...

A good point about the moisture and a definite set back. I'm reading about pressure treated wood that is specifically designed to sit on the ground, same issue? I'm not sure what other approach would...
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Posted By Gouie

Questions about a ground level deck and build techniques as well as drainage

Good day everyone. I am embarking on a fairly ambitious project and have a million and one questions but will save you all the drawn out story and focus on the basics.

I originally went down the...
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Posted By Gouie

I wish I was comfortable enough to do the work...

I wish I was comfortable enough to do the work myself. There's very little I shy away from but that large a pad is more than I could manage. The wife and I are now re-thinking things. Not knowing if...
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Posted By Gouie

Makes sense, thanks for clarifying. I have to say...

Makes sense, thanks for clarifying. I have to say I'm a little discouraged having been through 4 potential contractors at this point. Each one of them had their own very strong opinions on how it...
07-09-16, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Gouie

Interior investigation is finally complete. I...

Interior investigation is finally complete. I removed a good chunk of the interior drywall right beside the window this morning and have mixed feelings about the results. The good news is the...
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Posted By Gouie

I will admit, this is the most uncertain piece of...

I will admit, this is the most uncertain piece of the entire puzzle the more that I research. The sub grade material is apparently a widely debated topic with no clear winner. I have heard that the...
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