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Expiration time for unpainted exterior primer

I sanded and primed my detached garage with the brand Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer(4 gallons) about a month ago and I had planned to follow up with the top coat right away but between rain and unusually...
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Posted By DaleRC

I have an asphalt plant about 10 miles from my...

I have an asphalt plant about 10 miles from my house, so I would buy a ton of hot asphalt mix direct and pick it up in my mason dump. I could shovel it right out of the back once I got set up. I...
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Posted By DaleRC

I think putting in a concrete curb would be more...

I think putting in a concrete curb would be more work and more costly then installing an asphalt hump. First of all, I would need at least six to eight inches of depth in concrete for a curb to be...
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Posted By DaleRC

I have decided to make a 4"asphalt hump along the...

I have decided to make a 4"asphalt hump along the edge of the existing pavement to divert the rainwater. My question now is, can I simply attach a hump of fresh asphalt to the existing pavement?...
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Posted By DaleRC

Driveway rainwater drainage

Hi, I own a large property with a sloped asphalt driveway. The rainwater run-off is causing structural damage to an old brick barn toward the bottom of the drive. There is about a six foot gap...
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Posted By DaleRC

New roof: best quality shingles ?

I am in the process of have a new roof installed. I was a quoted a terriffic price by a local reputable roofer, and he wants to install Tamko Heritage three dimensional fiberglass shingles. 30 yrs on...
07-24-16, 05:01 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Sealing rim and attic joists in balloon frame homes

I have not posted on this site for over a year but previously was discussing my balloon frame house and insulating the rim joists. I sealed my basement rim joists with rigid foam cut-outs. I can...
04-25-16, 06:27 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Well its interesting that you said water it...

Well its interesting that you said water it deeply, because that was my first thought also and I did initially water it until in about floated off my property, however I did some reading and many...
04-25-16, 06:08 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Made a mistake installing new sod

Hi,

A month ago, I installed 1000 sq ft of bluegrass sod in my backyard however I didn't consider doing one important thing and that was to rototill or Aerate my existing soil first. I rented a...
08-04-15, 09:36 AM
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Posted By DaleRC

You're right Dane, it would probably be easier to...

You're right Dane, it would probably be easier to attach the timer right where the hose is now, and then coil a small section of garden hose. This way, I could raise the timer slightly so that pointy...
08-03-15, 07:02 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Thanks for the reply Dane. I understand what...

Thanks for the reply Dane. I understand what youre saying about the narrow quarter inch passage in the Y, but I don't know any other way to do it because I need a garden hose attachment also. If I...
08-03-15, 12:24 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

DIY irrigation kit advice

I purchased a Rainbird lawn irrigation kit and I'm having trouble fitting the watering timer between the spigot and patio. The 1/2" irrigation tubing runs underneath my patio first to reach the lawn...
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Posted By DaleRC

Can I add material to a concrete sidewalk to level it?

I poured 16 feet of walkway last week using bags and a mixer, and I found I have a low area in one section. It's hardly noticeable unless it rains and then it puddles there. Is there a product that I...
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Posted By DaleRC

I put down 18x18 inch blue stone slate pieces as...

I put down 18x18 inch blue stone slate pieces as stepping stones last year after just cutting the lawn away. I thought they wouldn't settle crooked on my soil after I hard packed the areas with a...
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Posted By DaleRC

Here's a couple pics. Notice the plug prongs. ...

Here's a couple pics. Notice the plug prongs.

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Posted By DaleRC

Two Air compressor questions

Ok, I hope no one gets irritated for what might be a dumb question, but I was given a really old 20 Gal 150 PSI Sears Roebuck Air compressor but I need to know if this is 110V or 220V? Its a 2 HP...
02-16-15, 09:14 AM
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Posted By DaleRC

I dont know a lot about various window styles and...

I dont know a lot about various window styles and efficiency, but a stain glass window has all that metal frame running through it and thats where a lot of the draft is coming from, because I see no...
02-15-15, 04:11 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Stain glass window energy loss

I have a Stain glass Bay window in my family room that was added by the previous owners about 15 yrs ago when the family room addition was built. My wife and I love this window but it seems to be a...
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Posted By DaleRC

Trooper, I looked and found this boiler is a...

Trooper, I looked and found this boiler is a Slant/fin Liberty L30 installed in this house in April, 1992 long before I was here. The owner kept detailed paperwork for everything they purchased here....
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Posted By DaleRC

I know they offer a lot of incentives to new...

I know they offer a lot of incentives to new customers PJ. I wonder what they would they would do for me if I got a new gas furnace as far as hooking it up if these current gas pipes were not usablr...
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Posted By DaleRC

Im not sure what you mean by a thankless coil....

Im not sure what you mean by a thankless coil. You mean I dont have a tank inside the furnace? I dont know how it's set up, but I believe I have a small hot water tank in there. All I know is when I...
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Posted By DaleRC

PJ, you missed the part where I said the gas...

PJ, you missed the part where I said the gas furnace was installed as part of our AC air handler and we got a better deal on the whole unit instead of just the handler.We dont use the gas furnace...
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Posted By DaleRC

Is thermostat setback energy effecient ?

I live in a 75 yr old two story house with an oil fired boiler/furnace and cast iron rads. Its only about 1600 square living space so its not huge, but I was wondering if it would be more efficient...
01-30-15, 08:14 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Calvert and Bud, thanks again for your advice....

Calvert and Bud, thanks again for your advice. Calvert, I want to respond to your individual points.
"Are you sure that your existing material is fiberglass, the material in the walls seems like it...
01-30-15, 05:24 PM
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Posted By DaleRC

Attic insulation- Balloon frame cavity insulation

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I have a few questions that are related because I was talking to the moderator Bud about attic stair insulation in another thread and he got me thinking about additional...
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