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New challenge. More fun and will do whacks for...

New challenge. More fun and will do whacks for me. July 4th weekend. Holiday. You may be missing something.

DEWALT 1/4 in. Diamond Drill Bit-DW5572 - The Home Depot...
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I don't have skid loader..I have GMC pickup truck.

I don't have skid loader..I have GMC pickup truck.
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Really? Tapcons cannot be in Belgian blocks?? If...

Really? Tapcons cannot be in Belgian blocks?? If not, I learn the hard way.
There is an error on my part. Belgian blocks are granite, not concrete. Big difference. Looks like I cannot use tapcons.
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Your lucky. Unfortunately, I am not. I have to...

Your lucky. Unfortunately, I am not. I have to rely more on machinery.
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MS International Belgium Block 4 in. x 8 in....

MS International Belgium Block 4 in. x 8 in. Tumbled Granite Cobbles-LHDCOBGBELBLO48 - The Home Depot...
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I cannot deny vacuum is cleaner. I appreciate...

I cannot deny vacuum is cleaner. I appreciate your explanation is good for big projects. Mine is small, but pain in the rear. You may wonder what I am up to with tapcons. I had tried pick axe and...
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I like Squirt bottle! I may drink it with water...

I like Squirt bottle! I may drink it with water on hot day. Thank PJMax.
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I am aware of the need to blow out of the hole. I...

I am aware of the need to blow out of the hole. I have no air compressor, but a small brush. I think I can blow it out with water hose and wait until dried.
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Thank, Pete. Another thing pops up after the...

Thank, Pete.

Another thing pops up after the posting. Are they tapcons really anchor screws? Typical anchors' legs flare up when tightened. These tapcons look normal; threads may have longer outer...
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Posted By Alan Bloom

Tapcon concrete anchors for concrete

I purchased 1/4" x 1 3/4" tapcons. The label underlying on the box says I need 3/16" x 3 1/2" masonry or Tapcon bit.

The width is correct that needs to be smaller than anchor width. But it says...
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Posted By Alan Bloom

After ten days, I learned what was best. Your...

After ten days, I learned what was best. Your correct about putting spikes back into same holes ..unscrewed cuz holes are bad worn out..dowels just,make it more difficult..more work from the position...
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Informational about the significance of gutters....

Informational about the significance of gutters. I recall small leaks in basement.
It indicates that foundation and basement are vulnerable to thick walls ..maybe 5 foot thick.
What can I do?
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You are correct. I guess I start with 1 1/2 "...

You are correct. I guess I start with 1 1/2 " long and see how far it can go. If too long, I can cut the remaining. If too short, then 2"
I had purchased 3 foot long dowel so I will cut up a few 1...
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I have not started yet...raining today..I now...

I have not started yet...raining today..I now have "baby" dowels 1/4" Dia and 1/2" long that I will put in the same old worn out holes in rafters. I will use Elmer glue first.
And put old gutter...
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This I think called spike. It's one of many on...

This I think called spike. It's one of many on right! Picture foggy,but yet clear.
It appears it's impossible to drill it back to the same hole. Holes are all worn out.
Looks like I have to make...
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Why pavers? I am trying to remove Belgian blocks...

Why pavers? I am trying to remove Belgian blocks first on the curb and cut/chisel to ground level.
Belgian blocks are different from pavers. Pavers are the driveway. I am saying about the curb...
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This late afternoon I took back 8 foot to Home...

This late afternoon I took back 8 foot to Home Depot for 10 foot step ladder for 80 more dollars. It is now worth more for the buck; legs more sturdy and aluminum foldings to spread the legs now...
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I just bought Werner 8 foot ladder. No podium. ...

I just bought Werner 8 foot ladder. No podium. Your correct 10 foot ladder is better, but I will place wood planks several inches higher. I took 8 instead of 10 cuz the label says 250 lbs while the...
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I will take a look at it. I have a pickup truck...

I will take a look at it. I have a pickup truck that I may drive to where the gutter is. And put my old 6 foot stepladder on the top of the back of the truck. I think it's safe. Maybe I will take...
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Posted By Alan Bloom

Good picture! Excellent what I thought so.

Good picture! Excellent what I thought so.
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Posted By Alan Bloom

I think I need a 8 foot step ladder. I think this...

I think I need a 8 foot step ladder. I think this is the kind of ladder that can stand alone ...not the ladder I have that has to lean on.
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I will see what I can do. I might look at some...

I will see what I can do. I might look at some YouTube videos on gutter repairs. I don't have the slightest idea of how it had been installed with nails, etc.

For now, I might put a plastic...
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I happen to have 10 foot ladder with bottom pads....

I happen to have 10 foot ladder with bottom pads. I will put plywood squares underneath. I just leaned it on gutter finding its unstable cuz the gutter is loose. It looks like I have to place ladder...
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Posted By Alan Bloom

Repairing a loose gutter

how bad is it? I did not know until I saw it this morning. It must have been there for months. Does rain goes through between walls below?

What am I supposed to do? Do myself with long ladder or...
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