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07-31-20, 05:22 PM
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The best way to keep the basement dry is to keep...

The best way to keep the basement dry is to keep water away from the walls on the outside with gutters, downspout extensions and grading.
07-31-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
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As stated, best process is to keep water away...

As stated, best process is to keep water away from the foundation in the first place with gutters, downspout extensions and grading.
07-31-20, 05:17 PM
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Views: 179
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Crabgrass dies and has to renew from seed each...

Crabgrass dies and has to renew from seed each year so the best process is a pre-emergent herbicide in the spring.
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Any picture of how things were hooked up before...

Any picture of how things were hooked up before you removed the fixture? How have you determined you have a switch loop?
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Tape would be my plan as well.

Tape would be my plan as well.
07-24-20, 02:18 PM
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Views: 127
Posted By stickshift

It is a code violation, if that concerns you.

It is a code violation, if that concerns you.
07-24-20, 02:13 PM
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I'm not sure you have enough structure - is this...

I'm not sure you have enough structure - is this going to be ceramic/porcelain tile or a natural stone?
07-24-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
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2% is about the high end of normal. If you go too...

2% is about the high end of normal. If you go too high, it burns the spot where it gets into the plant and then goes no further.
07-23-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
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A lot of weeds which are grasses are tough to...

A lot of weeds which are grasses are tough to kill because anything that harms them likely also harms the grass you want to keep. In my neighborhood, we pour roundup into a cup and then use a small...
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Posted By stickshift

Why build a ground level deck which will rot when...

Why build a ground level deck which will rot when you can pour a patio?
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Views: 176
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Without knowing why/what the spots are, my...

Without knowing why/what the spots are, my solution would be an oil based sealing primer and then another coat of paint - thinking along the lines of something bleeding through the paint.
07-21-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By stickshift

Buy what you want to live with - buying for...

Buy what you want to live with - buying for potential owners is too much of a crapshoot if you're not putting it up for sale tomorrow.
07-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
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I'd be looking at the humidity in the crawlspace....

I'd be looking at the humidity in the crawlspace. Is there a vapor barrier on the ground?
07-21-20, 12:05 PM
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Vinyl is a chemical compound. Air movement is...

Vinyl is a chemical compound. Air movement is going to be your best friend in removing the odor as quickly as possible.
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Views: 166
Posted By stickshift

Igor - the real solution is what you propose but...

Igor - the real solution is what you propose but it's not the lights that have failed, there is a known defect in these panels and it's the wiring within it which has failed. Replacement part is $594...
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Views: 166
Posted By stickshift

Need very small LED

Not sure where to put this but since it's going in a car, I'm starting here. Just bought a 2008 Chrysler Sebring from a neighbor for the daughter to drive. One of the flaws in the vehicle is the...
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I would call a tire store and ask - there are...

I would call a tire store and ask - there are charts which list what width tire can go on a certain rim. Keep in mind, you will need to significantly increase the sidewall percentage in the narrower...
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Views: 136
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Around here, these rooms often have doors to seal...

Around here, these rooms often have doors to seal them from the rest of the house so they can be left unheated or uncooled during extreme weather without a major effect on the rest of the house -...
07-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By stickshift

Yes. While you didn't ask, keep in mind most...

Yes.

While you didn't ask, keep in mind most paints will make defects in your repair more obvious, not less so. It can help to assess the look with just primer on the spot to determine if more...
07-12-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By stickshift

I like tightcoat's idea of poking a hole and...

I like tightcoat's idea of poking a hole and running a camera.

How do you know the wall in the shower on the other side is watertight?
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Views: 229
Posted By stickshift

Best practice is to solicit bids from three or...

Best practice is to solicit bids from three or more local contractors so you can compare and ask questions.
07-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
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What's on the other side of the wall as well as...

What's on the other side of the wall as well as above it?
Replies: 8
Views: 181
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I hear you - in the last week, my screen saver...

I hear you - in the last week, my screen saver won't stay enabled; I'm having to turn it back on multiple times a day.

I was a fan (and apparently the only one) of Windows 8 and 8.1 and, while I...
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Views: 188
Posted By stickshift

I'd be getting out the drill like Dane's 1st...

I'd be getting out the drill like Dane's 1st suggestion.
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By stickshift

Might need some wood bleach on the stained areas....

Might need some wood bleach on the stained areas.

Yes, raw wood is a disaster waiting to happen; it does need to be sealed,
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