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07-12-11, 10:47 AM
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Posted By rockford33

He said they would be using "lifetime" caulk,...

He said they would be using "lifetime" caulk, lol. I haven't seen such a thing, but I guess no matter how the trim is repaired (either vinyl wrapped or replaced with rot-free material), I will...
07-12-11, 10:26 AM
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Posted By rockford33

The wood isn't rotting anywhere I can see, but I...

The wood isn't rotting anywhere I can see, but I have no roof access to rally poke around all of the trim. Just looked like in one place the paint was peeled and the corner of the trim slightly...
07-12-11, 09:53 AM
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Views: 25,247
Posted By rockford33

Vinyl cladding over existing wood trim?

So, the company that installed my new windows a coulpe of years ago called to see if I needed and siding or other work done. As it happens, I do.

I live in a 4-story townhouse, with a large...
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Posted By rockford33

Well, I tried to feed the hose up the downspout...

Well, I tried to feed the hose up the downspout this weekend. Coldn't get it more than about 10 feet up the downspout. It seemed the hose end kept getting caught where the next section slipped into...
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Posted By rockford33

I'll give it a shot, if it ever stops raining...

I'll give it a shot, if it ever stops raining :wall:

Should I have the hose running while I am feeding it up the downspout, or feed it up until I hit resistance (presumably the clog) and then turn...
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Posted By rockford33

Mitch, I can get to the downspout outfall at...

Mitch,
I can get to the downspout outfall at the bottom. i can try the garden hose, but I am not sure how much pressure I will still have while having fed 30' of hose straight up and if it will be...
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Posted By rockford33

How to clean clogged downspout - at third story!

With all of the rain we have been having lately, I have noticed that the gutter on the front of my townhouse is clogged. It is a 4 story townhouse, with the 4th floorin the roof trusses and a large...
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Posted By rockford33

Bud, Thanks for the reply. I actually have...

Bud,
Thanks for the reply. I actually have that document downloaded both at work and at home and have reviewed it several times. I used it to point out some areas of concern when they came and...
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Views: 1,835
Posted By rockford33

Would partial air sealing cause a larger problem?

So, I had a home energy audit done the other week and got the results. I live in a 4 story interior townhouse, no attic (4th floor bedroom is in the trusses, only drywall, roof truss, and then...
03-20-11, 11:34 AM
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Views: 1,166
Posted By rockford33

Jim, I was avoiding anything ivy-like, and...

Jim,
I was avoiding anything ivy-like, and trying to stay with something more grass-like. Per the HOA, we should maintain 50% grass cover in the yard. Just tired of th grass...

No trellis to...
03-20-11, 08:54 AM
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Views: 7,009
Posted By rockford33

Will adding compost raise level of lawn?

So, I finally had my clay soil tested yesterday (for pH). Fairly neutral, but even the guy at the nursery noted that I was pretty much all clay with little to no topsoil based on the 3 samples I had...
03-14-11, 08:09 AM
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Views: 1,166
Posted By rockford33

Groundcover lawn substitute for Maryland Area

Looking for a lawn substitute for my small (townhouse) front lawn area. I live in the Baltimore, MD area (Zone 7), clay soil, morning sun (area is on northeast side of house). It is a fairly small...
02-21-11, 10:07 AM
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Views: 1,083
Posted By rockford33

Forgot to add that the rear of my house faces...

Forgot to add that the rear of my house faces south to southeast, so I get sun, but I also have a 6-foot tall fence which provides shade on the yard. No trees to speak of on my little 16'x16' rear...
02-21-11, 10:03 AM
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Views: 1,083
Posted By rockford33

Dwarf fescue?

Just curious if anyone here has ever planted (successfully ;)) dwarf fescue. I was looking at it for re-seeding/over-seeding my small backyard. It appears that it grows slow (less mowing) and...
09-23-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

Alright guys, you have been a great help. Couple...

Alright guys, you have been a great help. Couple more questions since I now have most of the wood and primer. I ended up going with western red cedar since my other choices were red oak, poplar, or...
09-20-10, 02:23 PM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

ok, last question for now. Caulking the...

ok, last question for now.

Caulking the inside corner joints is easy, but what about outside corner and butt joints? I have some outside corner (45 degree) joints between trim pieces, as well...
09-20-10, 10:08 AM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

ok, at the risk of soundng dumb, just want to...

ok, at the risk of soundng dumb, just want to make sure I have a few things straight before tackling this project.

Assuming I have my choice of good wood for the replacement trim (cedar), and I...
09-20-10, 08:35 AM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

X, I did some googling too and did not find...

X,
I did some googling too and did not find anything positive about poplar for exterior trim. Hopefully I can take the few cut pieces I have back to HD, or I'm out $30 (or maybe I just created...
09-19-10, 07:10 PM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll see if I can...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll see if I can return the poplar (even though it was cut...).

I just checked and I actually bought the GE Silicone II. It says it is 100% silicone, but I don't see...
09-19-10, 06:44 PM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

X, Yes, it would be the exterior wood trim. ...

X,
Yes, it would be the exterior wood trim.

I saw the southern yellow pine at HD. Is the poplar really that bad a choice? I already got a couple of pieces of the measurements that I knew...
09-19-10, 06:05 PM
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Views: 78,655
Posted By rockford33

replacing wood trim - wood choice ? and priming ?

I am going to be replacing the wood trim that is rotting on my bay window and had a couple of questions.

After talking to a neighbor, he suggested not replacing with the same cheap pine board, but...
07-09-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By rockford33

Bud, Thanks for the reply. I hope you don't...

Bud,
Thanks for the reply. I hope you don't mind, but I posted the question and your answer in a new thread for all to see.

I do have some more to add based on your reply. As far as I know...
07-09-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By rockford33

Vertical chases

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Bud,
I was reading through the forums and saw a post by you recommending to seal up a vertical cavity, particularly if it went from the basement to the...
07-09-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By rockford33

The only supplies I can see are two coming...

The only supplies I can see are two coming directly off the air handler/furnace. One is completely inaccessible as it is in the back of the closet, with framing, duct work, sprinkler piping, etc....
07-07-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By rockford33

portable a/c or furnace fan on 24/7

Just curious as to which might be more energy/cost efficient. I live in a 4 story townhouse and the central a/c is not the best. With the t-stat set at 80, the 1st floor is about 72 degrees, and...
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