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06-25-10, 04:54 PM
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The correct foam for siding is called fan fold...

The correct foam for siding is called fan fold insulation. It is styrofoam insulation and less then 1/4" thick. When using this, your new siding should come out correctly on your brick mold. It...
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First of all, you don't want a wind mill. They...

First of all, you don't want a wind mill. They are for water. What your looking for is a wind charger. Pretty expensive to build. To hook into your grid for your house, you will need to get...
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Your contractor is doing everything just right. ...

Your contractor is doing everything just right. Yes, by all means put the 2x6's 16" on center. They are plenty strong. At 4 feet, it might be kind of shakey. I would trade the 2x12's for lvl's. ...
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In 45 years of building, I have never seen any...

In 45 years of building, I have never seen any manufacturer say to put the nails in the valley. That leads to leaks.
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I have dug several shallow wells, which is what...

I have dug several shallow wells, which is what your going to have. I do admit that I have never done it like your neighbor did his. But, his seem to be successful so I would do it just like he...
06-04-10, 04:58 PM
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There are a couple of easy ways to get rid of...

There are a couple of easy ways to get rid of slugs. One of them is salt. You can sprinkle salt on the ground or in slug areas and goodby slug. This other way really works good. Take a plate and...
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You screw on the ridges, using corrugated metal...

You screw on the ridges, using corrugated metal screws with the rubber washers on them. Good Luck
05-30-10, 04:14 PM
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Yes it can be replaced from the inside, but only...

Yes it can be replaced from the inside, but only by someone with good carpenter experience. It is very tricky. good Luck
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Garage door openers are in a catagory of what are...

Garage door openers are in a catagory of what are called throw away items. Like coffee pots, toasters, etc. You are very lucky your has lasted that long. Openers are designed to open and close...
04-22-10, 01:31 PM
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I am not sure where you live or what your...

I am not sure where you live or what your building codes are, but the UFBC requires that outside sheathing cover both the top and bottom plate. Good Luck
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I switched to AVG two years ago after trying 3...

I switched to AVG two years ago after trying 3 other protectors. Virus's had gotten past them. I have not had any problems with AVG. It catches about 1 virus a month for me.
Good Luck
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I would buy computer #2 and also buy the extended...

I would buy computer #2 and also buy the extended warranty.
Good Luck
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I checked with my computer guru today for you. ...

I checked with my computer guru today for you. He says your old Office 2003 will work just fine.
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I would probably use large pea gravel on the...

I would probably use large pea gravel on the sides and bottom.
Jack
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The grade should be about 2%. figure about 1/2"...

The grade should be about 2%. figure about 1/2" per foot.
Good Luck
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My new laptop has windows 7 in it, as well as the...

My new laptop has windows 7 in it, as well as the new version of Microsoft Office. Good Luck
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Its not a real hard job. Just lots of shoveling....

Its not a real hard job. Just lots of shoveling. The mail thing is to get the correct drain pipe. Make sure you ask for leach line tile. Lots of holes in it. When you put the lengths together,...
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There are some very affordable lifts on the...

There are some very affordable lifts on the market. A web search will probably find you more then you wanted. I just got through putting one in a church basement. I don't recall the brand name. A...
03-26-10, 07:48 AM
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The vibrations from the traffic could have alot...

The vibrations from the traffic could have alot to do with it. I guess I would kind of experiment. Yes, get some hardi plank nails and put them along the bottom about 12" apart. Be very care to...
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Option 1 would be structurally more sound then...

Option 1 would be structurally more sound then Option 2 Good Luck
03-25-10, 03:26 PM
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You definetely need to screw it down. Use either...

You definetely need to screw it down. Use either a square for star screw. I would say a minimum of 2" screw, and put a screw down every 6" throughout the field. Make sure you offset the seams for...
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This is really not too bad a job. It is labor...

This is really not too bad a job. It is labor intensive, but material wise it is not bad. I am not sure I would bid this by the sq. ft, but I would probably bid it by the job. completely tear off...
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If you don't tear off the old roofing, and reroof...

If you don't tear off the old roofing, and reroof over it, your new roof will not lay flat. It may look good for year, but then it will get rolls or wrinkles in the roof. Without a tear off, you...
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My first guess would be that the blade is not...

My first guess would be that the blade is not seated correctly. Maybe the washers on the blade are worn, or the bolt is worn or that the blade is not tight enough. All of the symptons you described...
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They will have to tear off both layers. Usually...

They will have to tear off both layers. Usually they only charge about $20 to $25 a square for the second layer unless the lower layer is shakes or wood shingles. I would not lose any sleep over...
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