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Posted By BCinAustin

Going to go with flagstones

Thanks all, decided to go with a concrete platform covered with mortared flagstones
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Posted By BCinAustin

Thanks. I'm not sure what was originally between...

Thanks. I'm not sure what was originally between the coping and patio when it was poured (12+ years ago). Whatever it is/was, it's covered with some kind of mastic now.
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Posted By BCinAustin

Thanks. I'm considering going with a different...

Thanks. I'm considering going with a different color of concrete too (just embracing that it's different.) I do worry that pavers would be a pain inside of a shape like that. Wouldn't I end up with a...
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Posted By BCinAustin

Filling in Concrete planter next to Pool

Wed like to fill in this 4 by 9 planter/opening that sits between our colored concrete patio and the shell/coping of our pool so that its flush. Im wondering whether I need to leave a gap all...
05-12-16, 06:44 AM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Found the issue

I had recently dug up a shrub near the house. I decide to go back and gently excavate that area and sure enough I found two red wires with about a 6 inch gap between them. When I bridged that with...
05-10-16, 06:00 AM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Thanks. Buried Valves?

Thanks for the help guys. I've walked the yard multiple times and I can only find one valve box (zone 4). Would it be unusual for the rest of my valves to be buried? Wondering if there was an issue...
05-08-16, 07:48 PM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Sprinklers not coming on, need help troubleshooting

I discovered tonight that my sprinkler system is no longer watering. I checked the controller (Hunter Pro-C) with a voltmeter and there is definitely ~26 volts flowing for each zone. I tried to fire...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-14-14, 09:45 AM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Furd, thanks for this detailed explanation! This...

Furd, thanks for this detailed explanation! This makes alot of sense. My current heaters are in pans with drains (a recent, comforting discovery). It also looks like my units came with a 6 yr...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-12-14, 01:11 PM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Thanks Mitch. Would appreciate any thoughts you...

Thanks Mitch. Would appreciate any thoughts you might have on what to look for in a tank heater. Pretty sure I'm not going tankless.
Forum: Water Heaters
11-12-14, 12:35 PM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Thanks!

Thanks Furd. If I do decide to replace, any suggestions on what to consider? It does make me nervous having so much water in the attic, especially in a container that naturally degrades over time. I...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-12-14, 07:53 AM
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Posted By BCinAustin

Is this "percolating", and if so, what are my options?

40 gallon, gas water heater, installed in attic in 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5GASwgKgEo

Moved into this house in July. Have been noticing this awful noise after every shower. Have...
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