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Allan Block Retaining Wall

I need to lengthen my driveway to increase parking spots. To do this I am adding an Allan Block type retaining wall in a hill side that is about 30 past the driveway.


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10-31-12, 05:21 AM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the reply. Your info has confirmed...

Thanks for the reply. Your info has confirmed what I have been able to find... well actually not find.

My wife has been looking for an excuse to upgrade... I guess now she has it :)
10-29-12, 07:30 PM
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Oven Timer Went Dark On Amana Range

We have an Amana free standing gas range Model No. AGS781WW purchased ~1995.

Just recently the clock, oven timer etc. went dark and non of the oven controls work. The burners and igniters on the...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the tips guys... I'll try it...

Thanks for the tips guys... I'll try it tomorrow.

I tried the sander idea... and didn't work. Needs a lot more vibration that what it put out.
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the reply... The method you...

Thanks for the reply...

The method you describe is the one I have used on this and previous projects.

The unique problem I have on this project is I have several areas that are about 32" x 60" ...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Compacting Pavers

After you finish laying the pavers on a bed of sand, you are supposed to run a compactor over them...

What do you do in the smaller areas where a compactor won't fit? Use a hand tamper?
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Yeah, on past smaller projects I have done the...

Yeah, on past smaller projects I have done the sand as you described... all at once and then covered with pavers the same day.

Thanks for the advice,

Steve
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Complete Pavers After Sand... Before it Rains?

I am doing a large paver patio project and there is no way that I will be able to lay all the pavers in one day. I am a little concerned about the rain possibly washing away some of the sand. My...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the advice... I finally got everything...

Thanks for the advice... I finally got everything excavated. Heat and inconvenient rain slowed me down. My walkway will be sheltered by an overhang from the house.... so unless it's one of those...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Max Slope For Paver Walkway?

What is the max slope you can run with a paver walkway?

I want to run a walkway along the back of my house, and would like the follow close to the existing grade. The biggest slope drops about 9"...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the info. I'll probably go ahead and...

Thanks for the info. I'll probably go ahead and use the revits.

One follow up question though... I looked at the existing gutter/downspouts on my house and there are no screws or revits where the...
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Ribit Downspout Flange and Gutter End Cap?

This might be a dumb question?

Do you ribit the downspot flange to the gutter? And do you ribit the gutter end cap to the gutter?

We just bought a ~50' piece of seamless gutter from a local...
03-15-11, 07:22 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

I guess we're starting to learn to live the...

I guess we're starting to learn to live the dimming switches. I think my family kind of likes the ability to dim at the switch. The problems we have now is with visiting kids that can't figure them...
02-21-11, 07:13 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

X10 Light Switches

I recently purchased some X10 light switches to replace old ones that quit working.

I ordered X10 Pro model 2031I and was shipped PLW01 by Smarthome... either by mistake, or possible 2031I is out...
01-24-11, 07:00 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

I just found out that Windows Media Player Ver....

I just found out that Windows Media Player Ver. 12 can play MOV files. I tested this on my Windows 7 computer and it works fine. Sadly, WMP v.12 doesn't appear to be available for Windows xP. So...
01-24-11, 06:40 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

I was kind of hoping to avoid QuickTime because I...

I was kind of hoping to avoid QuickTime because I have heard that it downloads a lot of unwanted backage along with the program. Is this true?
01-24-11, 05:58 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Converting Canon .MOV Video Files

I got a Canon Rebel T2i for Christmas... all is great with the camera, but I found that the video file format is .MOV which is apparently not easily compatible with Windows Media Player, etc.

Does...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

I was running ver 5.1 it on an XP machine. When...

I was running ver 5.1 it on an XP machine. When I downloaded version 2011 to my windows 7 machine... everything works fine now.

Now that I think about it... the posts that I saw in other forums...
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These are clips off my cam corder... They play...

These are clips off my cam corder... They play fine with windows media player... but for some reason won't import into Windows Movie Maker...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Importing MPEG files into Windows Movie Maker

I am trying to import some movie files (MPEG) into Windows Movie Maker and I get the error message:

"MPG cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your...
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Posted By DIY-Steve

I think a lot comes down to how you intend to use...

I think a lot comes down to how you intend to use it. If you plan to store a bunch of movies or video on it... go for the biggest.

Otherwise... you may be able to get by with a smaller one if...
11-20-10, 06:24 AM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the advice guys... I finished the job...

Thanks for the advice guys... I finished the job last weekend, and other than banging my head on the attic trusses a few times, it was a pretty easy job.

To answer my own questions.... the blower...
11-02-10, 05:58 PM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

Thanks for the reply guys... I've been...

Thanks for the reply guys...

I've been meaning to insulate these doors for several years and I am finally getting around to it. I was going to back the insulation board with strips of 1/4"...
10-31-10, 07:41 AM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

How to Insulate Interior Doors Used For Attic Access

My builder installed interior solid wood panel doors for access to "walk-in" attic closets. The air in these attic closets is not conditioned.

At the time, my builder compromised with me and...
10-31-10, 07:26 AM
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Posted By DIY-Steve

How much dust is generated by attic insulation blowers?

I am going to add a few inches of insulation to over top the exsiting in my attic.

How much dust is generated by the blower? I would like to keep it outside but...

It looks like the blowers...
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