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07-04-15, 12:53 PM
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I did purchase some poison peanuts and rat trap....

I did purchase some poison peanuts and rat trap. I put peanuts into the holes they have created under my slab. Not sure if they are eating them or not. The rat trap was totally destroyed this...
06-30-15, 03:05 PM
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Posted By blake616

Can you give me a little more information on the...

Can you give me a little more information on the poison peanuts you use and also what kind of traps do you use?

Thanks......
06-29-15, 05:48 PM
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Posted By blake616

Digging under barn floor

I have either gophers or chipmunks digging under my storage barn concrete slab. Over the weekend I noticed pea gravel along the outside of the slab... about 3' worth along one side. Tonight I noticed...
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Posted By blake616

I'll see if i can get a picture from my son. It...

I'll see if i can get a picture from my son. It is located in a tight crawl space. From what he's told me, the foundation above loose chunk is still in tact and supporting the sill plate.
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Posted By blake616

Repairing foundation

My son's house has a combination stone/concrete foundation that is in need of repair. The sewer line, made out of clay tiles, collapsed and washed away some of the dirt that supported some of the...
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Views: 2,270
Posted By blake616

The part is $175 and it looks like the entire top...

The part is $175 and it looks like the entire top of the snowblower needs to be disassembled to replace.
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Views: 2,270
Posted By blake616

Toro 826 snowblower crack in housing

While preparing my snowblower for winter yesterday, I noticed 3 cracks in the plastic housing below the actual chute. There are no holes in the housing, just cracks. The plastic seems to be intact at...
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Views: 706
Posted By blake616

Driveway monitor

I have a 500' driveway with many trees that line it. Looks to install some type of monitor at the end of the drive to alert me if a vehicle or person enters the drive. Trees have grown to the point...
11-02-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By blake616

I know this depends on my water test.... but any...

I know this depends on my water test.... but any recommendations on what type of filters I may need?
11-02-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By blake616

I have well water. I have a bladder tank with a...

I have well water. I have a bladder tank with a pressure switch before the water softener.
11-02-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By blake616

Whole house water filter

I lived in my house for 17 years. Had a new water heater installed 2 years ago. The over pressure valve started to leak 2 weeks ago. Plumber stated I had a lot of rust/iron deposits causing it to...
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Views: 1,209
Posted By blake616

I think it's OSB. I'll have to get up in the...

I think it's OSB. I'll have to get up in the attic to confirm
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Views: 1,209
Posted By blake616

Answers to Bud9051 questions. I have no...

Answers to Bud9051 questions.

I have no idea what type of metal roof to consider...hence my post to this forum.

I think the slope of my roof is 6-12 or 7-12.

I plan to have the existing...
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Views: 1,209
Posted By blake616

Metal vs shingle roof

Getting ready to replace the roof on my house of 17 years. Builder obviously used cheap shingles and marginal installation techniques. I live in Northern IN. No shade on the roof and on top of a hill...
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Views: 14,513
Posted By blake616

Just an update on this situation. The Chevy...

Just an update on this situation. The Chevy dealer advised that the head gasket is leaking. Cost to repair - $1900. They are going to pressure test the cylinder heads as well and if either or both of...
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Views: 14,513
Posted By blake616

2005 Impala overheating

My daughter's 2005 Impala had the temp gauge rise to the point where the indicator light came on today. She indicated she was stopped in a construction zone, but when she started moving again the...
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Views: 2,058
Posted By blake616

Garage door bottom seal

Something has been chewing the corners of my garage seal. Whatever animal this is has chewed each corner back about 2". Any ideas if I can make a temporary fix until spring, when I plan to replace...
11-08-11, 04:50 PM
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Views: 1,654
Posted By blake616

Adding bracing to roof trusses

While cleaning my gutters this weekend, I noticed a small portion of my roof was slightly bowed in. I traced this to 2 trusses in the attic. They appear to be structurally intact, but I want to add a...
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Views: 1,071
Posted By blake616

Staining

Ok..thanks for the advice. I am only staining the interior of 2 new andersen frenchwood patio doors - no exterior staining. The only reason I purchased the gel stain is the colors available most...
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Views: 1,071
Posted By blake616

Stain question

I am about to stain an new patio door. The inside of the door is unfinished pine. The question I have is regarding the use of pre-stain wood conditioner. The stain I am using is Minwax gel stain....
08-14-10, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,978
Posted By blake616

Just an update on this situation. After several...

Just an update on this situation. After several conversations with Andersen Customer service, they have characterized the shattered glass as "spontaneous glass breakage". I asked several questions...
08-08-10, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,978
Posted By blake616

Anderson patio door glass

Has anyone ever had glass replaced in an Anderson Frenchwood patio door? Someone tried to break into my house Friday and smashed the outer pane of glass. This door has inner and outer panes of glass....
09-21-09, 07:34 PM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By blake616

Regarding the condensate, I would empty it about...

Regarding the condensate, I would empty it about every 3 days.
09-21-09, 07:31 PM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By blake616

yes.. I agree... I think I will install a...

yes.. I agree... I think I will install a submersible pump to keep the water out of the sewage pit.
Regarding the defective humidifier, I have no idea how much area it was designed to cover, but I...
09-21-09, 05:37 PM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By blake616

Dehumidifier for basement

I have a 30' x 60' basement with poured concrete walls. I have been running a dehumidifer in the basement for the last 9 years. Recently my wife found some older furniture with some mold on it. It...
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