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03-01-21, 11:51 AM
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Posted By bob md

Thanks Pilot, much appreciated.

Thanks Pilot, much appreciated.
02-28-21, 11:04 AM
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Posted By bob md

Raised bed soil question

I have a small space on my lawn where I'm making a raised bed. It is 3' x 8' x 14" deep. I'm new to raised beds and am wondering what my soil composition should be. I think I have plenty of materials...
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Posted By bob md

Good stuff guys, I appreciate all input!

Good stuff guys, I appreciate all input!
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Views: 408
Posted By bob md

They are from HD - 4x11.75x6.75 Pavestone...

They are from HD - 4x11.75x6.75 Pavestone (#81100).
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Posted By bob md

Hey Pilot - thanks for the input. The trench is...

Hey Pilot - thanks for the input. The trench is 8", 3" of gravel so that's probably the issue. Somehow I thought I heard 3" was enough, apparently enough.
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Views: 408
Posted By bob md

Leveling a retaining wall

I spent a lot of time researching building retaining walls on my own. My wall is eventually going to be about 40 long and 24-30 high using concrete blocks. So I had a ton of gravel delivered,...
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Posted By bob md

Ah, I see. That certainly makes it easier! Thanks.

Ah, I see. That certainly makes it easier! Thanks.
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Views: 399
Posted By bob md

Thanks for the info on the pipe. So in my case my...

Thanks for the info on the pipe. So in my case my lowest point where the wall would be is somewhat in the middle of the wall - to either side it slopes up (the wall will be about 24" high). So I...
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Posted By bob md

Quarantine project - short retaining wall on a sloped garden

Good day - So we have this sloped garden that is difficult to maintain so we're going to rip much of it out and stary all over. One thing we want to do is to flatten the slope a bit so we're going to...
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Posted By bob md

XSleeper - regarding the perforated drainage pipe...

XSleeper - regarding the perforated drainage pipe behind the base of the wall - is that like a 3 or 4" pipe you drill holes in or are there pre-made pipes for this? And they just lay there covered...
04-12-19, 09:34 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By bob md

Thanks buddy, just what I needed!

Thanks buddy, just what I needed!
04-12-19, 08:56 AM
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Posted By bob md

Rough dimensions for slab door

Hi,
I am putting in a bathroom in a tight space in my basement, because of limited space, I need to use a slab that is not pre-hung. I want the door to be 24 but Im not sure about the rough...
03-23-19, 06:46 AM
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Views: 480
Posted By bob md

Thanks again for the input!

Thanks again for the input!
03-22-19, 06:45 AM
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Views: 480
Posted By bob md

The bottom of the picture is showing the concrete...

The bottom of the picture is showing the concrete slab (floor). It almost meets the wall but there is a gap of about ” before the wall (cinder block and the red which appears to be brick or...
03-21-19, 02:56 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By bob md

Basement drainage?

So I want to finish off our laundry room in the basement. A few times a year we get a bit of water in this room with a very heavy rain from an unusual direction so I've done some outside work and now...
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Posted By bob md

Firebox sealant?

Hi,
We have an 70 year old fireplace and the grout/sealant between the firebox and the surrounding flagstone is crumbling, leaving a gap of around 1/2". I've used a caulk like sealant in the past...
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Views: 693
Posted By bob md

Yes I did but like with all my other small...

Yes I did but like with all my other small engines, I put in some gas preserver. I'll attack the carb again and give it a good cleaning (and talking to).
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Posted By bob md

What's up with my Honda small engine?

Hi,
Last year I bought a power washer that is powered by a Honda GVC 160 (I believe). Used it a few times last year successfully but this year when I pulled it out of the shed it wouldn't start. I...
03-03-17, 07:04 AM
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Views: 945
Posted By bob md

Some great ideas, thanks all!

Some great ideas, thanks all!
03-03-17, 05:18 AM
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Views: 945
Posted By bob md

Thanks for all the input - I'll start to track my...

Thanks for all the input - I'll start to track my circuits down. What's the best method of doing this - I know there are tools out there to do this, what is the best recommendation for one?
03-02-17, 08:50 AM
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Views: 945
Posted By bob md

How to track a bad circuit

Hi,
I'm comfortable around electricity - I've done a bunch of re-wiring in my 1950's home over the years. Recently a circuit went bad - perhaps two. The problem with with some receptacles - during...
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Views: 503
Posted By bob md

Thanks guys! I'll hold off until I get several...

Thanks guys! I'll hold off until I get several 50+ degrees in a row...
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Views: 503
Posted By bob md

Too cold to paint?

Hi,
I'm building a shed, just put 3/4" exterior plywood down for the floor. In an ideal world, I'd love to paint the floor now before the walls go up but I'm not sure if it is too cold to do so. I...
10-23-16, 12:28 PM
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Views: 720
Posted By bob md

I wish! Might get a cat's whisker between the...

I wish! Might get a cat's whisker between the frame and the existing block.
10-23-16, 09:55 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By bob md

Attaching an exterior door into brick/concrete?

Hi,
Just removed an old exterior door - probably in in place since the 1950s. I was hoping to find a wood stud to nail the new jam, etc. into, but it's a combo of brick & concrete (see picture).
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