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Auto Paint

I'm the sort of the same boat as the guy a few threads down.

My 2002 Chrysler Sebring is paid off and runs fine (well, for a Chrysler it runs fine.) Since I work from home most of the time, the...
05-09-07, 09:53 PM
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Posted By sashacat

If they give you any grief, remind them that...

If they give you any grief, remind them that standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and most cities have some kind of requirements to control the spread of West Nile.
05-09-07, 09:50 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Everything you could ever want or need to know is...

Everything you could ever want or need to know is in Jess Strykers Irrigation Tutorials.

http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/


Irrigation is very, very easy.
04-24-07, 10:11 AM
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Posted By sashacat

Greyhoundmom, the path has held up very well. ...

Greyhoundmom, the path has held up very well. The stones themselves are in great condition at one year old. I've had just a little bit of cracking of the mortar mix in the areas that I didn't do...
02-26-07, 09:54 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Bathroom Tile/Tub Replace Timeline?

My house was built in 1939 and has had one (badly done) remodel of the bath. The size is 5'x7'.

Without going to the expense of gutting the whole bathroom, I want to replace the floor tile,...
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Posted By sashacat

Well, I need to do something, either I fill the...

Well, I need to do something, either I fill the gap or I seal around the molding - Southern California sits on one large Argentinian ant hill and I'll have the nasty little suckers coming up from the...
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Posted By sashacat

Sealing hardwood floor edges

I am in the process of replacing all the molding in my 65 year old house, which still has its original hardwood floor. I have no idea how the floor is attached to the subfloor, I don't see any nails...
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Posted By sashacat

whole House Fan - tips to quiet?

I have purchased a 24" direct drive fan from Home Depot but have now been told that this is a very noisy fan (I realize most whole house fans are noisy) and when we looked at it, it seems to operate...
07-16-06, 10:37 AM
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Posted By sashacat

According to one of my gardening books, here are...

According to one of my gardening books, here are some options for zone 6:

Lemon Bottlebrush - Evergreen, 15' tall
Hopseed Bush - Evergreen, 14' tall
Escallonia - Evergreen, 8' tall
Brush...
06-30-06, 04:41 PM
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Posted By sashacat

I just went through the same thing with Hong Kong...

I just went through the same thing with Hong Kong Orchid Tree that I planted in late April. I overwatered it in the first two weeks and all the leaves turned brown and dropped. Once I realized what...
06-30-06, 04:36 PM
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Posted By sashacat

I also believe Pampas is a fairly prolific...

I also believe Pampas is a fairly prolific reseeder, making it an invasive nightmare (albeit a lovely one.) I have red Oleander in my back yard to screen off the view of my neighbors' failure to...
06-28-06, 05:21 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Newt, we rebuilt a failed dry well for the exact...

Newt, we rebuilt a failed dry well for the exact same reason, it was done incorrectly and filled in over time. We found directions (somewhere) that described putting a couple sheets of roofing tar...
06-27-06, 05:31 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Funnily enough, I happened to be waiting at the...

Funnily enough, I happened to be waiting at the desk at Home Depot today and spied a gardening magazine with instructions for building 4 kinds of paths. For a gravel path the recommendation was to...
06-25-06, 09:00 AM
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Posted By sashacat

I just did something similar. I would def...

I just did something similar. I would def recommend either a weed barrier fabric or the Geotextile fabric made for going underneath brick or paver patios. Those will help keep things stable.

If...
06-07-06, 09:35 AM
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Posted By sashacat

Thanks Joe :) I had already dismissed the...

Thanks Joe :) I had already dismissed the planned suburbs as being inappropriate for this type of structure, if for no other reason than I want more land than is typically parceled out for housing...
06-05-06, 06:08 PM
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Posted By sashacat

I just had the same thing happen with a Hong Kong...

I just had the same thing happen with a Hong Kong Orchid tree that I planted in late April (24" box.) The leaves all turned yellow and every single one dropped, but it kept blooming. I have a...
05-26-06, 09:21 AM
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Posted By sashacat

Can you tell us more about the stones? Are they...

Can you tell us more about the stones? Are they actual stone or one of those plastic products that look like stone? What size are they?

I did a small raised bed border using the created stones...
05-25-06, 10:52 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Awww. TY :)

Awww. TY :)
05-24-06, 10:40 PM
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Posted By sashacat

This was a great resource for learning about...

This was a great resource for learning about finishing:

http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=17448

There are lots of different things you can do with your finish texture,...
05-24-06, 10:40 AM
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Posted By sashacat

DSW - 1) I chose to go with the gravel and...

DSW -

1) I chose to go with the gravel and sand because that is the normal base when putting in pavers (which is really what you are doing), so we followed all the instructions for laying a paver...
05-22-06, 05:32 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Just to follow up -- they gave us a controller...

Just to follow up -- they gave us a controller from Aqua Conserve.

http://www.aquaconserve.com/products.php#residential

I haven't installed it yet, but so far it has been easy to program and...
05-22-06, 05:15 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Adding a picture of the next phase of this...

Adding a picture of the next phase of this project, which was a path across the (newly landscaped) front yard.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/SFstuff/frontPath.jpg

We found it easier...
05-22-06, 04:57 PM
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Posted By sashacat

See my lengthy series of posts here: ...

See my lengthy series of posts here:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=251404


To bottom line it - put down weed barrier or geotextile fabric to provide a good base and keep things...
05-19-06, 08:51 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Here is a similar house to what I want to build. ...

Here is a similar house to what I want to build.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/SFstuff/exterior_2.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/SFstuff/exterior_1.jpg

This one is in...
05-19-06, 08:37 PM
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Posted By sashacat

Personally, I'd replace with new PVC. If you can...

Personally, I'd replace with new PVC. If you can see things falling apart from rust and degradation, it can't be good. Think of the water you will end up wasting on the places that you aren't able to...
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