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Plastic shed footing problem

I'm not sure if "footing problem" correctly defines my need here so I'll explain: I have a small 7x7 Rubbermaid plastic shed that's done a great job for me for 20 yrs and continues to look good....
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New on the left, junk on the right!...
05-31-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

I got my RV PRV in the mail yesterday. Its a good...

I got my RV PRV in the mail yesterday. Its a good looking piece with a really nice oil filled gauge. So, went to remove the old leaky vacuum breaker, drilled out the set screw and took it off. Well,...
05-29-20, 07:12 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Wow, my garden tractor is closer to 900 lbs with...

Wow, my garden tractor is closer to 900 lbs with me on it. So 900 lbs and the foam core sch 40 4" buried prolly 4 inches underground?
05-29-20, 11:53 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

Looks like the local stores have the foam core...

Looks like the local stores have the foam core Sch 40, is that adequate for occasional vehicle traffic?
05-28-20, 04:56 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Looks like I'll be replacing the takeaway section...

Looks like I'll be replacing the takeaway section of the downspout/surface water collectors as the 110 ft section of strip drain I put in 10 yrs ago seems to be clogged. I'm thinking about running...
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Posted By gastorms1

I didn't mention it, but my soffit is vinyl as is...

I didn't mention it, but my soffit is vinyl as is the siding. I saw a video that said a soffit vent for a bath fan was not a good idea for ventilated soffit like I have because the moist air coming...
05-22-20, 06:43 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

Yes, I talked to them yrs ago, they came out and...

Yes, I talked to them yrs ago, they came out and checked it themselves. They were quite proud of the high pressure. I found a PRV with a gauge at an RV supplier that looks like it will do the job....
05-21-20, 09:12 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

I just found a PRV made for Rec vehicles that...

I just found a PRV made for Rec vehicles that should do the job. It screws into the hose bib and has a gauge to adjust the pressure to whatever I want. I'll set it on 80 like you suggest and give it...
05-21-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

The branch line for the front faucet does not...

The branch line for the front faucet does not have enough space for a PRV before disappearing into the wall on its way to the bib. The branch to the house has a PRV which I had to replace a few years...
05-21-20, 04:29 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

High Water Pressure

For years, I've had to replace hoses, hose carts, nozzles, sprinklers etc earlier than I would expect due to the high pressure at my front of house outdoor hose bib. This faucet is at line pressure...
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Posted By gastorms1

I've finally got a new fan ordered, getting a...

I've finally got a new fan ordered, getting a Nutone 110cfm unit for my 5x8 bath. It has a 4" exhaust and I currently have a 3" on my builder fan that looks like it goes nowhere. I say that because...
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Posted By gastorms1

Success! I figured the mechanism was all metal as...

Success! I figured the mechanism was all metal as old as it is and it was. There's a center pin with a drum around it that holds the end of the tape against the take up handle. A spring around the...
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Posted By gastorms1

Old Roe COMET 50ft Tape

I've got an old roll up tape measure that has recently become hard to wind up, especially when I get near the end. Is there a way to lubricate the tape or somehow else free it up? Its over 50yrs old...
04-24-20, 07:00 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Pulled up about 5 feet of the strip drain leaving...

Pulled up about 5 feet of the strip drain leaving the 2nd collector. As I thought, its blocked about 50% at the bottom.

Got my utilities marked today so plan is to pull up an additional 15-20 ft...
04-17-20, 04:33 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Since the system has been in the ground 6 yrs, I...

Since the system has been in the ground 6 yrs, I started some performance testing today. I had my roller full of water so I emptied it into the collector at the front downspout which is the "upper"...
04-17-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Yes, its downhill but the grade is minimal. I...

Yes, its downhill but the grade is minimal. I remember the advertising saying how this system was more of a displacement type drain making it better for poor grades than traditional round pipe. Maybe...
04-13-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Having a nice lawn is a journey not a race. It...

Having a nice lawn is a journey not a race. It will take time and perseverance to get the best results. walterreeves.com is a good resource for information. He's local to GA but the info may also...
04-13-20, 05:12 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

The strip drain is a sheet style drain about 1...

The strip drain is a sheet style drain about 1 inch thick and 6 inches wide. You can use a trencher to easily make the slot type 10 inch or so deep hole to install it. It was promoted to be just as...
04-13-20, 04:00 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Strip Drain Performance

I have 178 ft of the NDS 6" strip drain that Lowe's sells installed in my backyard mainly to carry roof runoff away from the backyard area where I was having ponding problems after heavy rains. I...
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Posted By gastorms1

Garage Lighting

Just finished assembling a wall hung storage system for my sister's garage. It has 2 30" base drawer units, the top of which is a good sized work area. I'm looking at lighting this area. I'm thinking...
03-08-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

I used my 10" x 10" tamper to try to bust up...

I used my 10" x 10" tamper to try to bust up remaining clumps some. Its drier now after a few hrs in sunlight but not dry enough. Picked up the tarp by all 4 corners and dragged it into the garage....
03-08-20, 02:55 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Damp Fertilizer

I left a bag of Scott's fertilizer in the bed of my truck and it got rained on. The bag was sealed but the material is damp and thus clingy and does not want to flow properly thru my spreader. I've...
03-04-20, 10:32 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

Finished my switch replacement today finally....

Finished my switch replacement today finally. Ended up ordering a Leviton switch online from HD as they do not carry in the store anymore. Was hoping it would be a "Made in USA" switch like the other...
02-22-20, 05:45 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Right, it has the bare copper wire to the green...

Right, it has the bare copper wire to the green lug. Its flickering again, I'll replace it. Thanks for the help.
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