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Question Please help, what is this deck made of? How do I repair it?

We bought our house in the fall, and have noticed all winter there's a spot on our front deck where water pools and the paint is bubbled and cracked and there is a *very slow* leak in the carport...
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Thank you for the advice on refilling the hole!...

Thank you for the advice on refilling the hole! we dug it all out and there was a LOT of decaying cedar pieces in there, I have a feeling that a surface stump was ground very close to where we are...
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Decomposing roots under paver patio and retaining wall

We are building a 3 1/2 foot retaining wall and a paver patio, and found that at one portion of the area we are building there are decomposing roots deep underground that cause the ground to be...
05-09-13, 02:40 PM
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Wow thanks for all the great replies. Busy...

Wow thanks for all the great replies. Busy working in the yard the last few days so just got on to check. Just to mention, part of our future landscape plans likely include getting rid of that...
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Well they're definitely up under the wood siding....

Well they're definitely up under the wood siding. The house was built in 1983
05-06-13, 02:15 PM
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It is a shame. I think it likely it wasn't built...

It is a shame. I think it likely it wasn't built with proper permits. I'm guessing my choices are leave it and just try to shore up the eroding hill behind and/or tear it down at some point? I...
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I guess I can't be certain of that but there is 2...

I guess I can't be certain of that but there is 2 floors above where I took that picture that were definitely always there. The portion just above it is considered a "finished basement" on the...
05-06-13, 12:56 PM
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Shed not built on proper foundation

The previous owner of our house built this beautiful shed/playhouse combination with his own hands, and for some reason decided it would be a good idea not to put it on a good foundation. The entire...
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Wood in concrete foundation - what is this?!

Our new home is built on a concrete foundation. Nowhere around the property except in the back corner do I see wood in the foundation. There are 4 (4X4?) wood beams equally spaced IN the...
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I do actually use low VOC when I paint - in fact...

I do actually use low VOC when I paint - in fact I use Olympic "zero" VOC- this was done to prepare the house for selling (by the bank that owned it). The entire house was painted and then left for...
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Unhappy Paint smell

Our whole house was painted prior to us moving in, and they didn't open the windows! When we first checked out the house, everything was closed up and the smell was unbearable. Well, it seems to me...
05-08-12, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Phaia

As it stands, the connection to the box (the hole...

As it stands, the connection to the box (the hole in the faceplate) will be below the cabinet, so we will likely be cutting that 9 X 9 hole recommended in the instructions.
05-08-12, 04:42 PM
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I guess all I can say at this point is thank you...

I guess all I can say at this point is thank you for all your help. Will likely have to have someone install it - hopefully correctly. Too many things we're not sure of to do ourselves apparently....
05-08-12, 04:34 PM
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Aye - well, the instructions do say to make it...

Aye - well, the instructions do say to make it underneath and 3 inches to the left of the left side of the cabinet, which I'm not entirely sure why, seeing that the cable coming out of the oven is...
05-08-12, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Phaia

The oven is being installed under counter (in the...

The oven is being installed under counter (in the same way it would be if there was a separate cooktop installed above it). There are instructions for this in the manual and it does not say the box...
05-08-12, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Phaia

They are not - he was made aware that my husband...

They are not - he was made aware that my husband would be making the connection and this is the information he gave me. He looked at the oven to be installed and the installation instructions. ...
05-08-12, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Phaia

Hmm - I'm not sure what that is. He claimed we...

Hmm - I'm not sure what that is. He claimed we just needed aluminum to copper wirenuts.
05-08-12, 03:04 PM
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Well - fast forward. I contacted an electrician...

Well - fast forward. I contacted an electrician to do the work. They came very highly recommended on Angie's list, but I am sincerely wondering if they sent someone who didn't quite know what he...
05-02-12, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Phaia

The existing range outlet is on a 50 amp breaker...

The existing range outlet is on a 50 amp breaker - The oven we are installing takes a minimum of 20 amps and 208/240.
Kenmore -30" Electric Self-Clean Single Wall Oven 4883...
05-02-12, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Phaia

Existing 3 prong oven outlet converted to hardwire for wall oven?

We are installing an under counter wall oven in the place where the range was previously. The wall oven needs to be hardwired, and there is an existing 50 amp 3 prong 220/240 range outlet in place. ...
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