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Walking stones path in backyard

Guys - what is the best way to replicate these walking paths which are supposed to be good for your health in Taipei in my backyard? I have a 15 x 3 feet section that I can devote for this purpose
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01-24-19, 05:28 PM
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Posted By lagetk

Learning a lot here - thanks! One more...

Learning a lot here - thanks!

One more question specific to my allergies - my basement unit has a return in the basement but does not have a return on the 1st floor. The last hvac company created...
01-24-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By lagetk

will basement humidifer have some effect on 2nd...

will basement humidifer have some effect on 2nd floor too


thx
01-21-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By lagetk

Humidifier or tighten the home

guys - we live in a 100 year 2000 sq foot old leaky home in a new york city borough. While it has 6-inch fiberglass insulation on the attic (average job and we may do blown-in insulation soon as...
01-12-19, 08:24 AM
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Posted By lagetk

Ideally I'd want everything super clean in my...

Ideally I'd want everything super clean in my house, even the attic but trying to understand cost/benefit - costs not just in terms of dollars but time usage, getting kids out of the home for the...
01-11-19, 05:16 PM
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Posted By lagetk

With your post Iím beginning to consider whether...

With your post Iím beginning to consider whether this cleanip
and re-insulation is even worth it. Is there any harm to leaving the dust and debris there forever, will it possibly cause mold or...
01-11-19, 01:01 PM
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Posted By lagetk

attic insulation & cleanup

guys i live in the northeast in a 100 year home with a crawl space attic which also houses my combo heating/cooling central AC unit. 6 months ago we got the roof replaced and the installer never...
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Posted By lagetk

What brands would you recommend? I know one -...

What brands would you recommend? I know one - benjamin moore - grand entrance paint. Any else?
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Posted By lagetk

Prepping and painting exterior door

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Folks

My exterior door used to be all white and along with a handyman, I'm completing this project. The door gets hit with direct sun about 5-6 hours a day and there is no storm door. I'm...
09-25-15, 03:19 PM
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Posted By lagetk

Intake in basement

folks

Just bought a home and I have a 4 ton combo heating/cooling unit in the basement in the boiler room and its only intake is the furnace itself which obviously takes air in from the boiler...
08-17-15, 06:18 PM
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Posted By lagetk

I may be using wrong terms but we plan on a drip...

I may be using wrong terms but we plan on a drip or a soaker hose system. We'll disconnect whatever components that need to be disconnected before winter. This system is not going to be in place till...
08-17-15, 09:27 AM
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Posted By lagetk

New irrigation system

Folks

This is for our frontyard in NYC where we have no water connection today. We want to plant a variety of flowers, some blueberry trees, a little lawn and think of doing an irrigation system...
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Posted By lagetk

With alarm relay, what's the cost when using...

With alarm relay, what's the cost when using internet or cellular?
08-04-15, 06:47 AM
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Posted By lagetk

is there a smoke alarm that provides an audible...

is there a smoke alarm that provides an audible alarm but also notifies the alarm panel at home so that the central monitoring station gets alerted?

thx
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Posted By lagetk

Best monitoring under 10 a month

Folks

I'm based in NYC and looking for a company that has been in business a few years and offers under 10 a month monitoring and also allows you to buy sensors etc by yourself in the future and...
07-30-15, 07:33 AM
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Posted By lagetk

Best smoke detector

guys

new homeowner and I eventually plan to install some sort of home automation. What's the recommended brand of smoke/carbon detector that I should buy which are popular for integration into...
07-29-15, 02:20 PM
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Posted By lagetk

Fix ping pong table

folks

i have a hinge at the back of my foldable ping pong table and some of the small screws, maybe 1/4 inch are going in but they keep rolling which tells me the thread is no longer good. Is...
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Posted By lagetk

outdoor cameras - dome or no dome?

outdoor cameras - dome or no dome?
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Posted By lagetk

Outdoor camera and DVR system

folks

This is for my new home. I would like to build out an outdoor camera & DVR solution but still see a use case with cloud upload. Is it possible to have a hybrid where everything records to a...
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Posted By lagetk

Flush mounts 60W limitation

folks

why do most flush mounts have this 60W limitations? i'm trying to find a sub-$50 flush mount that isn't too large and takes (2) 100W (incandescent rating) light bulbs and just can't find...
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Posted By lagetk

One more question. Haven't moved in yet but...

One more question. Haven't moved in yet but looking from my 2nd floor room, there may be a use case around having control of these outdoor lights and being able to turn them on from the 2nd floor. Is...
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Posted By lagetk

so in terms of positioning, it seems you guys...

so in terms of positioning, it seems you guys agree that i can keep the camera and outdoor solar light adjacent to each other (maybe 2 feet apart) and both will be angled towards the scene. Sounds...
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Posted By lagetk

Cameras and outdoor flood lights

Guys

I'm in the process of buying security cameras and outdoor solar lights. The house has a driveway and a detached garage at the end of it about 20 feet from the home. I'm thinking of Sharx...
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Posted By lagetk

Camera facing home

folks

mine is a standard single family house (50x100 lot) with about 20ft of front yard space. I plan to put cameras on the left and right side of the structure so that i can get a view on the...
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Posted By lagetk

PoE motion sensor lights

guys

i've been able to find a bunch of different cameras to suit my need and will be plugging in everything using cat 6 cable

However, even though I know it exists, I've not been able to find...
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