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2cents here: Is it possible that your...

2cents here:

Is it possible that your discharge pipe from the sump pump is not dumping the collected water far enough away from the foundation ? So that when your pump IS continuously cycling on,...
02-27-14, 03:44 AM
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Posted By fairplay

Run a garden hose into that downspout for a few...

Run a garden hose into that downspout for a few minutes and see if the water backs up. Then at least you will know if you have a clog in the underground portion of the pipe.
01-08-14, 11:58 AM
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or if you are in a pinch and are expecting...

or if you are in a pinch and are expecting extreme temps again, I suggest opening the tap for a pencil thin trickle. Moving water does not freeze
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Darn it ! the dishwasher leaks

The sisters, who were supposed to be cleaning the kitchen, were fooling around and being too silly. One fell onto the open door of the Kenmore. At first I thought it was just the door spring that got...
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Posted By fairplay

Builders calculate the needed size of a septic...

Builders calculate the needed size of a septic according to how many bedrooms the home has.
750 gal being the starting point for a 2 bd home and adding 250 for each additional bedroom.

I think...
11-08-13, 02:41 AM
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Posted By fairplay

Don't bother buying those pellets online...just...

Don't bother buying those pellets online...just go to the store and buy them there:p

And while you are there, buy a box for each of your neighbours
11-05-13, 06:28 AM
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Posted By fairplay

Here is a handy little map that shows provinces...

Here is a handy little map that shows provinces and states that are already infested

Emerald Ash Borer (http://www.plantsolutionsnj.com/tag/emerald-ash-borer/)
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Posted By fairplay

Another vote for ..you're going to have to tear...

Another vote for ..you're going to have to tear all the flooring out. Then after a thorough cleaning, prime the whole thing.

There is no other hope for it. You could mask it at first, but the...
10-24-13, 01:19 PM
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Posted By fairplay

NEVER SURRENDER !! Dave from environment...

NEVER SURRENDER !!

Dave from environment Canada is calling for warmer then usual Nov temps. And don't forget Indian summer.

Do you really want the sloppy mess hanging around your neck like an...
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Posted By fairplay

I've always shocked the well a couple of times a...

I've always shocked the well a couple of times a year regardless of depth. But especially if it was shallow. Off with the lid and down the bleach goes.

Not to confuse the point, and I could be...
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Posted By fairplay

Thanks for the link Gary. But I have no way to...

Thanks for the link Gary. But I have no way to tell if the builder installed a vapour barrier before pouring the basement floor.
By all appearances though the floor seems as bone dry as a cement...
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Posted By fairplay

Water will not freeze if it is flowing. Even the...

Water will not freeze if it is flowing. Even the slightest slope will keep in flowing. So make it a down grade and you will be fine
08-25-13, 05:41 AM
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Posted By fairplay

By the way the bees are an essential creature to...

By the way the bees are an essential creature to our very survival. Left on their own, they just want to gather nectar and move on with their day. Leave them alone and they in turn will leave you...
08-25-13, 05:38 AM
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Posted By fairplay

I agree that you may want to reconsider any vine...

I agree that you may want to reconsider any vine that has its sticky feet actually attach itself to your siding. I live in the Great Lakes Region. I often see clematis used as a nice climber but they...
08-22-13, 05:03 PM
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Posted By fairplay

You need to vacuum directly to waste. Those...

You need to vacuum directly to waste. Those little particles just keep circulating back into the pool.

Also, make sure you run the backwash for a few minutes until the brown water runs clear and...
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Posted By fairplay

Stinky Basemant Blues

Please forgive my lack of sketching skills in the attached drawing, but at least you don't have to just imagine. The previous owner of this home had zero maintenance skills.

Problem : Annoying...
01-28-13, 03:12 AM
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Posted By fairplay

That way would work, but being the impatient type...

That way would work, but being the impatient type when I faced the same situation, I just dumped a lot more topsoil on top of the grass and reseeded. It only takes a couple of weeks in the spring to...
09-13-12, 03:41 AM
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Posted By fairplay

You haven't lived until you've eaten a juicy...

You haven't lived until you've eaten a juicy Niagara peach. Or a central Ontario strawberry for that matter.

One of the only things we don't grow up here is citrus:)
08-10-11, 02:04 PM
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Posted By fairplay

In theory a good idea, but then we are back to...

In theory a good idea, but then we are back to ripping out the undamaged portion of hardwood to install laminate, which imo has an even greater potential for major damage vs hardwood in a kitchen...
08-10-11, 08:14 AM
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Posted By fairplay

Well thanks for going to so much trouble for me....

Well thanks for going to so much trouble for me. It sounds like it just squeaks under the wire. Do you think this means its a crap shoot whether it will fail or not?
08-09-11, 02:14 PM
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Posted By fairplay

:eek::eek::eek: Adding a wall to the bsmt rm is...

:eek::eek::eek: Adding a wall to the bsmt rm is out all together, and I assume sistering the joists means doubling up each one. That is out of the question also because there is just too much other...
08-09-11, 01:06 PM
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Posted By fairplay

Sorry to be a pest. One more point. I measured...

Sorry to be a pest. One more point. I measured the span of the joints from the basement. The span of the actual porcelian will be at most 9ft. Does this make a diff.
08-09-11, 01:00 PM
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Posted By fairplay

Thanks Guys! Is hardiboard aka wonderboard...

Thanks Guys!

Is hardiboard aka wonderboard aka cementboard? So adjoining rms are 5/8 osb and then 3/4 hardwood. If I installed 5/8 plywood and then either cementboard or ditra I'm all set? ;)
08-09-11, 08:50 AM
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Posted By fairplay

hahaha Its been awhile now and I'm gaining...

hahaha

Its been awhile now and I'm gaining some confidence, so this scared newbie is goona actually give it a try. Also, I can't bring myself to rip up the existing and undamaged portion of the...
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Posted By fairplay

I have that exact problem. I know its because the...

I have that exact problem. I know its because the detergents no longer have phosphates. I went to a couple of mom and pop variety stores and bought up all their overpriced old stock. Clean dishes...
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