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Internet cable protection

Hello all. I am hoping this post is in the correct sub, if not, mods, kindly move to the correct area.

i have concrete all around my house. The local cable company internet cable comes from the...
06-07-18, 11:39 AM
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Posted By xmfan

@PCBoss - I will take some pics tonight and post....

@PCBoss - I will take some pics tonight and post.

@Norm201 - yes, currently that is exactly what I am doing, however, leaving the extension cord poses and issue of tripping over. I also thought...
06-06-18, 01:59 PM
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Posted By xmfan

the area between the house and gazebo is concrete

the area between the house and gazebo is concrete
06-06-18, 11:02 AM
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Posted By xmfan

how to get electrical to gazebo

Greetings, all.

On my cemented backyard, I have a standalone 10 X 10 size gazebo. This gazebo is located just right outside of the sliding door of the house. The spacing between the house walls...
08-24-17, 03:19 PM
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Posted By xmfan

Thank you for your reply. Looking to do...

Thank you for your reply.

Looking to do this, mainly for looks. There is a 4ft retainer wall at the bottom of the slope. Next to the retainer wall is my backyard that is cemented. I have thought...
08-20-17, 11:19 AM
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Posted By xmfan

Raised Planters Solution - trying to get creative

Hey all,

I need some help/advice for a stalled project =)

I have a slope in my backyard that is around 85ft wide and goes up around 60ft at a 30 degree angle. The soil is very poor, tried...
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Posted By xmfan

First and foremost, thank you ALL for the great...

First and foremost, thank you ALL for the great feedback and the different perspectives. I'll try to provide feedback to the posts.

Why not a package that is already put together ? I suppose I...
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Posted By xmfan

DIY home security system

Hello All,
I am interested in installing my own home security. For the most part, I understand the basic concepts. I do not want a wireless system, nor do I want a pre-packaged system that comes...
04-26-17, 09:28 AM
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Posted By xmfan

Thank you for your reply. At present, due to...

Thank you for your reply. At present, due to recent heavy rains, the slope is full of weeds, at least 4ft tall. I took a picture yesterday but you cannot make out the ground due to the weeds. Is...
04-18-17, 12:10 PM
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Posted By xmfan

bottomless planter box

Hello All,

I have a large size slope in my backyard behind the retaining wall. The soil is very poor and it would take a lot to amend it. I am considering building some bottomless 2ft (LxWxH)...
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Posted By xmfan

Thank you so much for this feedback. Some...

Thank you so much for this feedback. Some thoughts back from me

yes, guy wire at the collar of the pole and stringing 4 plastic coated wire definiely makes sense.I will implement that.
Yes, made...
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Posted By xmfan

installation of antenna mast in the ground

Greetings all.

I have a need to put up a TV antenna on a mast that will be partially buried in the ground, Putting the antenna on a chimney or any part of the roof/house is not an option. I have a...
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Posted By xmfan

any possibility to post a picture so I have a...

any possibility to post a picture so I have a better idea how an ideal installation ought to look like ?

I was under the impression that i would simply tack the wires under the eaves and find a...
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Posted By xmfan

replying to the feedback from mossman..... ...

replying to the feedback from mossman.....

indeed you can....once you convert a DVD movie to a file (avi, .mp4, etc), you can certainly copy it to your tablet.

While apple tablets have fixed...
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Posted By xmfan

Good point. I didn't think of the fact that if...

Good point. I didn't think of the fact that if wires get moved, they will be unpainted areas under the eaves. Thanks !!
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Posted By xmfan

go to antennaweb.org the type in your address to...

go to antennaweb.org the type in your address to find out exactly how far are the transmitters from your address and get their recommendations of what type of antenna you need. You may have brought...
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Posted By xmfan

100% in agreement with both replies about using a...

100% in agreement with both replies about using a setup disc. The disney WoW is one of the best calibration discs out there for the non-techies. The results will surprise you.

Also, if you go to...
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Posted By xmfan

not all antennas are created equal. They can have...

not all antennas are created equal. They can have different gains over different frequencies. So, I'm not surprised at your results.

My advice: get ONE decent antenna (avoid spaghetti nest of...
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Posted By xmfan

Post IP camera wiring

I am considering installing the IP (POE) cameras.

I am planning on getting my house exterior painted.
Should I run all the ethernet wires, tack them down under the eaves BEFORE the painting...
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Posted By xmfan

I have attached a photo I took of the flue from...

I have attached a photo I took of the flue from the builders yard. These cost around $20/each.
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Posted By xmfan

Chandler, thanks for your input. The flues are...

Chandler,
thanks for your input. The flues are made of the typical grey concrete color. The ones made of terra cotta, are more than double in price of the ones made with concrete.

Oh, forgot to...
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Posted By xmfan

concrete chimney flues

Hey All,

I have a slope as a part of my backyard. In general measuring, it is at approx, 30 degree angle. The soil is very hard and not the easiest to work with. Trying to water the area is...
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Posted By xmfan

terracotta / clay chimney flue liners

Hey all,

I am in search for some chimney flue liners that are made with clay/terracotta.These could be a 'B' stock item as I plan to use these in a landscape project.

Does anyone to where in...
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Posted By xmfan

rollup shade for a gazebo

I am putting a 12 x 12 gazebo together from a kit purchased from costco. When done, it would be nice to have some sort of attached sunscreen to block the direct sun.

Where the gazebo will be...
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Posted By xmfan

Thank you for your replies. After additional...

Thank you for your replies. After additional research, I decided to use the flood UV5 cedar stain. I'm about 30% done with the staining process and like the results so far.

Regarding Thompson's...
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