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Thanks, that's what I assumed, but wanted to be...

Thanks, that's what I assumed, but wanted to be sure.
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Thank you all for the assistance/education! So if...

Thank you all for the assistance/education! So if I want to set the top of the pavers at 3/8 or 1/2" above the desired finished height, am I to do so with extra screenings (more than an inch here) or...
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Campaction of screenings-paver patio

How much compaction can I expect from my screenings when setting Cambridge Ledgestone XL pavers? The pavers are large and heavy (25lbs+ per sq ft) so I expect it will be much different than laying...
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Thanks Reisen. Its probably just me being a bit...

Thanks Reisen. Its probably just me being a bit neurotic after spending all of the money I did on the patio and not wanting to mess it up. Your response does give me some peace of mind that just...
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Built-in bench over patio--brick veneer on house

Hello All,
I'm planning to build a built-in U-shaped bench for a dining/conversation area over a new paver patio. I've attached an image below of a rough sketch of the layout. The 164" side and 42"...
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Thanks again for all the help, Mark!

Thanks again for all the help, Mark!
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A couple more (and hopefully final) questions: ...

A couple more (and hopefully final) questions:

1. When you say wait until the paint is really dry, etc. is that as in 1 coat every 24 hours? More than that?

2. Here's my plan of attack: ...
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Thanks, Mark & Mitch, will do!

Thanks, Mark & Mitch, will do!
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Thanks Rickaroonie! I'm assuming no sanding after...

Thanks Rickaroonie! I'm assuming no sanding after the final coat, right? Also, a friend recommended Flood Penetrol which eliminates brush strokes by leveling the paint. Any thoughts on it?
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Paint type: home bar armrest rail

Hello All,
I'm building a home bar and want to paint, rather than stain, the arm rest rail. The rail is oak, but due to using other wood species on the bar top and surround, I just want a black...
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also, nice work, Tolyn. and another...

also, nice work, Tolyn.

and another question: did you lay your first course on the native soil like Dane mentioned or did you dig a trench and fill with tamped stone for a base?
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Thanks, guys. I don't live in a dry area, so I'll...

Thanks, guys. I don't live in a dry area, so I'll be sure to use fabric.

Tolyn, if you don't mind me asking, could you give me an approximate range of what your project cost was (not counting any...
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Gun, Thanks for the reply/input. It's further...

Gun,
Thanks for the reply/input. It's further in line with what I was hoping. Simplicity. I figured pouring and tamping stone in behind the wall would help act as a filter to let water pass but keep...
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Dane, Thanks for the response. What you said is...

Dane,
Thanks for the response. What you said is what I figured to be true. It's one thing for the earth to heave a bunch of 20lb concrete retaining wall blocks, its entirely different to heave a...
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Natural Boulder retaining walls

Does anyone have any experience with building natural boulder retaining walls? I've read a bunch about them and just wanted to get the thoughts of some people here. This wouldnt be a true DIY...
07-08-12, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, I'm familiar with 3-4-5 triangles, but take...

Yeah, I'm familiar with 3-4-5 triangles, but take a look at my extremely crude diagram. How would that help me get the two red lines parallel? The part of the house closest to where the retaining...
07-08-12, 03:06 PM
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How to "square" a retaining wall in relation to house

I'm going to be building tiered retaining walls (small ones for planting beds) on my property, but they will be away from my house (the house sits lower than the areas I'm going to be building up)....
07-01-12, 07:16 PM
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Pulpo, Thanks. I did try that with the shutoff...

Pulpo,
Thanks. I did try that with the shutoff valve. I ended up just leaving the valve on the bib open for a whole and it eventually drew the water out.
07-01-12, 05:15 PM
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Outdoor hose valve not working

All valves in the house are open and the hose valve has worked in the past. What could be the cause? Is there a possibility that there is an air bubble in the line preventing water from flowing? All...
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Yep. Sheds are either 5' or 10' for us, so I've...

Yep. Sheds are either 5' or 10' for us, so I've been told, which is what had me worried about a wall. Thanks again for the help!
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Thanks, Mitch. I just didn't want to go in...

Thanks, Mitch. I just didn't want to go in ignorant. If it was a "well-known" instance where you never go that close and I went in looking to go that close, I'd be in deep you-know-what with the...
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Retaining wall-how close to property line?

Is there any general rule of thumb with regard to placing a retaining wall in regards to a property line? I have a 12-15ft portion of yard that slopes and is actually outside of my backyard fence...
11-30-11, 02:59 PM
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Ray, Thanks. I never would've thought of that....

Ray,
Thanks. I never would've thought of that. So, ground to each recptacle and box?
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Thanks Bill. When I mentioned leaving them square...

Thanks Bill. When I mentioned leaving them square to the wife, she 86'd it anyway. I may still use the 2x material, but am also going to re-do my plans to allow for 5/4 material and then decide which...
11-30-11, 01:53 PM
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I was planning on using all PVC with plastic...

I was planning on using all PVC with plastic boxes. I'm spraying the walls, so it'll all blend in to the walls, save for the receptacles themselves. I didn't really consider the EMT, but will have to...
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