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Great video KeithL, thanks. I could have used...

Great video KeithL, thanks. I could have used some of the tips around wet tooling beforehand. I ended up using the Flex Paste, since I could get it in large volume & the space I needed to fill is...
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Leaning towards something like this: ...

Leaning towards something like this:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/flex-paste-flex-paste-black-1-lb/1001577638
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I've done a better job of sweeping and vacuuming...

I've done a better job of sweeping and vacuuming out the gap.

PJ you're right, the space is very irregular, so flexible seals will not work.

I think what I need is something liquid, but not...
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Thanks CT, I'll take a look at what I can find in...

Thanks CT, I'll take a look at what I can find in flexible seals.

PJ, fortunately the grading is good and water moves away from the house. The sand is between the old sealant and the house. Part...
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Gap between home & driveway; replacing seal

I'd like to replace the seal that fills a gap between my driveway and the exterior brick home.
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Thanks everyone for the useful advice. I...

Thanks everyone for the useful advice.

I don't have any blades that would cut flush to the concrete, so I decided to go with the grinder alone.

I couldn't get to some edges without taking away...
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I have both an angle grinder and recip saw ...

I have both an angle grinder and recip saw

Any reco which is best? or regarding blades or grinding discs?
06-08-22, 08:57 AM
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To use or to remove old gate post

There's a very old concrete filled post that sits within a fence line between my driveway and my neighbor's. It previously held a gate (30 years ago?) and there may have been a matching post on the...
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

What tool to "remove" metal post from concrete slab?

Hey all,

I have the remnants of 2 metal posts mounted in a concrete slab leaving a lip of ~ 1/8" - 1/2". The remaining lip of metal was hammered "in" to smooth out the edge.

It's a problem for...
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Refinish soffit and fascia

Hey All, Iíve removed some old & rusted through gutters and want to refinish and repaint the fascia and soffits before replacing. Some questions:

1. how to remove about 5-8 layers of ( 40y old )...
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Good eye XSleeper. The pics are a bit old,...

Good eye XSleeper.

The pics are a bit old, took a while to find the time to post again.

Once everything dried, I basically cut 4 straight lines, making 5 squares/rectangles. Hard to see with...
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Thumbs up Hey Marq. Wanted to catch you up on some...

Hey Marq.

Wanted to catch you up on some things!

I did decide to remove one of the slabs. If you've seen any of my other threads, I recently buried a downspout and fed it to a retaining wall....
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

FYI, in case anyone's interested. My fix for...

FYI, in case anyone's interested.

My fix for downspout redirection.
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Thumbs up Hey All, closing the loop on this for now. ...

Hey All, closing the loop on this for now.

Wanted to get something done regarding both the retaining wall and the downspout redirection...
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Hey all, reviving this thread with a question: ...

Hey all, reviving this thread with a question:

I'm about 30 mins north of Toronto, so comparable weather to Chicago or Northern NY state.

I had a contractor tell me:

If I bury the pipe less...
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Thanks Xsleeper, thats what I was thinking,...

Thanks Xsleeper, thats what I was thinking, especially after reading up on perforated and socking pipes. I will take your advice on tamping the soil. Based on the location, it will be very low...
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Redirecting/burying Downspout

Hey All,

I'm redirecting a downspout about 40ft from the rear of my house to the back of the lot. There is a drop of ~2ft at the back of the lot so pretty simple. I think it's called 'daylighting'...
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Hey Joe, I thought of this and unfortunately it's...

Hey Joe, I thought of this and unfortunately it's not a standard size. The garage is made of concrete blocks, but it may be possible to make the door taller by removing the step.

Bob, you're...
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This makes a lot of sense.. I couldn't think of...

This makes a lot of sense.. I couldn't think of any way to have wood below grade and not end up with rot.

I'm going to research some products available in canada and will post an update once I get...
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Rotten doorframe - below grade

Hey all,

I'm trying to decide how to deal with the rotten base of a doorframe to a concrete block garage.

I cleaned and painted the exterior of the garage, and went a few inches below grade,...
10-03-20, 09:44 AM
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

also one guy said he'd tape the lines shut.:Angry:

also one guy said he'd tape the lines shut.:Angry:
10-03-20, 09:39 AM
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

is there any way to tell the age of this unit or...

is there any way to tell the age of this unit or estimate the remaining lifetime on it?

This AC is noisy AF, so if it's simply a matter of updating 1-2y sooner, that's justifiable.

So far...
10-03-20, 06:03 AM
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Hey roughneck, Unfortunately it's sitting on...

Hey roughneck,

Unfortunately it's sitting on some sunken concrete thats against my house. I need to address the concrete before the spring thaw.

Circuit breaker, that's an interesting point....
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

That would make sense as I hear the old owners...

That would make sense as I hear the old owners worked for a major construction company thats contracted for a lot of roads in Toronto. The cylinders only support the 4' extension on the garage. The...
10-02-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By steeLBanJoes

Thanks both. Disposing for now (winter's...

Thanks both.

Disposing for now (winter's coming).

Plan to do some work outdoors and put something new in in the spring.

Helpful info all around.
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