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Ok I've updated my design from the first attempt....

Ok I've updated my design from the first attempt.

Using 6x6 posts, 2x8s for the runners that sit in the 6x6 notches, 2x6s for the joists 24" O.C., and then bracing is either 6x6 (in the middle)...
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Shoot. I knew it was too good to be true. Good...

Shoot. I knew it was too good to be true. Good call on the ice dam all down by the vent. Last season I used a large commercial floor door mat thrown over the windshield. It worked ok but was...
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Question Gutter/ice dam heat rope idea

So I know this post is kinda off-topic but I figure this would be the best place to see if anyone has input on these gutter heat ropes...

Winter is coming and I don't have a garage. I was going to...
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Dick, 1. I don't have a problem switching to...

Dick,

1. I don't have a problem switching to 6x6 posts, in fact, I read somewhere that 6x6 look better anyway, otherwise they look like toothpicks holding up a platform.

2. Where would I add...
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Bud, Thanks for the reply on the local code...

Bud,
Thanks for the reply on the local code topic. I know that, especially something like this that's clearly visible and will be included in aerial photographs, I can't "hide" it, but I figured...
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Oh, also, I found some maps online that stated my...

Oh, also, I found some maps online that stated my ground coverage of snow was like, 20 psf, and I found documents stating to multiply that by 0.7, so about 14 psf for "static" load even though it's...
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Also, forgot to ask, is this way overkill for...

Also, forgot to ask, is this way overkill for what I wanted? I got a quote for a no-frills 2 car carport that's aluminum from some online company for like $1,500. I don't know what the cost here will...
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Posted By Mike7143

"Lean-To" Car Port Design Help

Looking to add a car port to my property since I don't have a garage. I don't plan to live in this house for a long time either so I don't want to spend more than I need to; all I'm looking for is a...
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Posted By Mike7143

Well, I have an end for the story... at least for...

Well, I have an end for the story... at least for now!

Started with a large backhoe this morning. They started digging down over the tile just South of the tank outlet and found a D-box about 3ft...
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That's $1,400 here in the States. He told me...

That's $1,400 here in the States. He told me $1,500, I'm guessing maybe $1700, $2,000 worst case.
Fingers crossed this fixes my issue.

That's what my tile kind of looks like. It's bone dry but...
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Had a septic repair company out today. Between...

Had a septic repair company out today. Between now and my last post, the house is on water lockdown as the septic tank is about to overflow again.

- First they did a "camera inspection" for $250...
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Well, called a company for a quote, clearly...

Well, called a company for a quote, clearly explained I've got an 80ft straight section of tile that is available at both ends. He said he didn't need a permit for the work and that while it's dry,...
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Thanks for replies. Nearest well is my own, to...

Thanks for replies. Nearest well is my own, to the right of the house at the top of the driveway. These companies need permits to cut roots out? I thought for cleaning they'd be fine; repairs are a...
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Another update.... this is getting old haha. ...

Another update.... this is getting old haha.
Probed about 8ft out from the "main" tile in the areas that the "witching sticks" crossed and wasn't sure if I was hitting tree roots or what, but it...
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Ok so I did some more work today. My 45ft...

Ok so I did some more work today. My 45ft waterproof camera came. I taped it to a big tape measure since the wire isn't stiff enough to use by itself. I had a really hard time getting it into the...
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I talked with another guy down the street, he...

I talked with another guy down the street, he said that on one house when he was digging he put an outrigger down and ended up crushing a D-box lid. So, and I know this is a guess, but hopefully...
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zoesdad: I was wondering if that was what I had...

zoesdad: I was wondering if that was what I had too, but I have not found any concrete, no lids or tanks. Also, the tile I found 80ft from the septic wasn't "entering" any kind of tank. It appears to...
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The mushy area was just around the septic tank...

The mushy area was just around the septic tank lid and is gone now. It was caused by the tank overflowing and the effluent not being able to drain out to the field. Last night I had the cover off...
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Ok I couldn't wait for a snake cam to arrive....

Ok I couldn't wait for a snake cam to arrive. Thank goodness for old smartphones! Taped an old phone to a bar and into the tank it went. Phone is in tank with "top" of view towards the South where...
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Thanks for the reply zoesdad. I think I'm...

Thanks for the reply zoesdad.

I think I'm gonna have to pry back the 200lb main cover lid again and use a camera on a stick to peek back behind the exit baffle. In my video, it's the 2nd half of...
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Posted By Mike7143

Perhaps with the loss of that hanging baffle...

Perhaps with the loss of that hanging baffle that's now in the bottom, would it be prudent to add an "elbow" onto the end if the inlet pipe like your diagram shows? I think that means getting IN the...
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Vermont: I've seen that picture and many like it...

Vermont: I've seen that picture and many like it while doing some research. I can assure you that's not what my tank looks like. I suppose I could be wrong, but based on what I saw when I stuck my...
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Posted By Mike7143

I know this is long, but please please please...

I know this is long, but please please please help me out by reading what all I've got done. I don't know what my best move is from here.

Ok so I did some digging around my tank. I can't find an...
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zoesdad: I'm pretty sure the guy who pumped...

zoesdad:
I'm pretty sure the guy who pumped tank empty didn't check the output. I watched him do the entire thing and I don't know how he would have checked it because you can't visually see it...
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Posted By Mike7143

PJ: Nah, they're not tired. The sticky in this...

PJ: Nah, they're not tired. The sticky in this section states the more info the better!!

Joe:
I don't know how it works either. That's one of my fears, is that to replace a pipe I'd have to get...
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