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Help finding/ removing a septic lid

Trying to locate a replacement lid as seen in the attached photo. Has a zabel label on it which looks like a poly lock brand but I don't see a lid like those from them or any other brand out there. ...
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Not sure I follow? Standard drainage rock tubing...

Not sure I follow? Standard drainage rock tubing etc then backfill
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Do wood posts for a retaining wall need concrete?

I am putting in a couple short retaining walls(1-2 feet in height), they will be 4x4 posts every 4 to 5 feet with 2x8's for the actual walls attached horizontally. I am in the upper midwest so we...
06-24-17, 07:25 PM
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New Drywall and stud spacing question

I have a small 45 degree section I need to drywall between the walls and the ceiling to hide a central vac pipe. Studs are 16" on center and the piece will only be about 15" tall max. Do I need to...
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Flash under exisiting patio door

I removed a small cantilevered deck from out second story house. I am just patching the siding where it use to be. How can I waterproof under the existing patio door?

Can i use a flexible...
07-27-16, 10:51 AM
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deck is coming off completley due to the rot. ...

deck is coming off completley due to the rot. We'll just end up doing a railing in front of the patio door so we dont loose the airflow.

So at this point I just plan to replace the 1x4's around...
07-25-16, 08:58 AM
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Need some help replacing section of t1-11 in middle of wall

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Sorry for the angled picture. Not sure why that happened.
So i am removing a small cantillevered deck due to a few of the joists rotting. I will need to patch the siding there and there...
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Thanks for the information so far. I would like...

Thanks for the information so far. I would like to use a product similar to the two part epoxy garage floor systems, I guess I am looking for that nice finished shine. I have used them in the past...
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Painting over old basement paint?

Have a basement that the paint on the floor is showing some age. Can I just go over it with another coat and call it a day? Or do I need to etch it or sand it somehow to take. I would like to do a...
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Looking for Very Rough Cost on Central air and heat retrofit in house.

Looking at a house next week and right now it only has a wood burning stove for heat and it was only built in 88, why I have no idea. But it is a 1 1/2 story house with finished basement. Looking...
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well i got it cleared. I used a spade bit, and...

well i got it cleared. I used a spade bit, and worked it back and forth slowly by hand it finally went.

Whats the tip on these things? Feed very slow and keep it rotating to work anything clear?...
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Can't clear main sewer line with power auger

We have been having issues with clogs in our main line. Water will back up in the basement floor drain. The basement bathroom does not affect this so it must be between main line cleanout and where...
01-06-15, 03:55 PM
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Oh ya - why do you suggest not using a 100ft 1/2...

Oh ya - why do you suggest not using a 100ft 1/2 line? Machine seams like it could handle alot more.
01-06-15, 03:52 PM
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It is a residental house in the city. Im only...

It is a residental house in the city. Im only about 65 feet from the clean out in the basement to the steet as the crow fly's but I even tried my 75footer with a home made extension which probably...
01-05-15, 06:04 PM
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(How) to extend drain auger line on rigid k 400

So just bought a rigid k-400 drain auger to fix my slow main line. I'm going from the basement clean out and still not reaching the clog using 75ft of 1/2" cable. Can I buy an extension to add on or...
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1/4" raise in kitchen subfloor vs living room - what to do

Ok so getting ready to put down "luxury vinyl planks" using the glue down method ontop of the subfloor throughout the upstairs. For some reason in the kitchen they used about a 1/4" thicker subfloor...
10-03-12, 06:53 AM
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Yes they are both 2 - stage Load rating...

Yes they are both 2 - stage

Load rating calculated came to 42047 btu.

I check on different sizes of the furnaces they priced and it looks like its either 50k or 70k, that seems like a big jump...
10-02-12, 06:08 PM
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New gas furnace quotes - size/btu differences

Been getting quotes for a new gas furnace and im getting different btu sizes from each installer. Who do I trust?

Heres some info on the house - 1974 split level, attached 2 car garage, full...
03-04-12, 04:24 PM
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What flooring options for basement without subloor?

Getting ready to finish a basement and trying to figure out what flooring would be good. An interior perimeter drain will be installed so water wont be a problem anymore, but main concern is ceiling...
03-03-12, 09:43 AM
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According to the quote here is exactly what it...

According to the quote here is exactly what it says - Discharge has to be bored to sewer at owners expense.
The salesman says Ames, the city I am in is the only one in Iowa to require this. For a...
03-02-12, 09:33 AM
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Well I ment it only takes the pros 1 day to do it...

Well I ment it only takes the pros 1 day to do it with their "crew." I know it would take me and some friends alot longer, but not worried about that.

And the town I am in - we have to dump all...
03-02-12, 09:09 AM
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If i could find a quote around that price I would...

If i could find a quote around that price I would probably jump on it! Ive gotten 3 and they were all in the 6,000 range(seems like to much for one days work for a couple guys!)

My questions with...
03-01-12, 02:51 PM
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Can an interior perimeter drain be a DIY project?

Heres what I got -
Partially finished basement that gets some small amounts of water trickiling in during heavy times of rain. Right now floor is unfinished, i would like to add a real floor and...
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