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  • Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-26-2015 at 01:17 AM
    Again, many thanks for the interesting responses. I will get down there this weekend, tinker a
    little, and see what more I can find out.Speedbump, thank you again for the Water Softener
    system you sol...

  • Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-24-2015 at 02:16 AM
    Interesting comments! Thanks!It could be an interesting source of water for gardening, though I
    don't see any electricity running to it. Also a good idea about the root cellar, previous
    residents used...

  • Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-22-2015 at 11:42 PM
    I have a large (6'x6'), mostly underground concrete enclosure in my backyard. Inside it is some
    piping and some machinery as the photo shows. I am told it is the original well head for the
    120 year ol...

  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 01:00 PM
    Neal, Just to clarify, the dividing wall between the two properties was built when the garage
    was. The second dividing wall between the neighbor's two units was built later.Bud,The garage
    now has less...

  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 10:56 AM
    Bud,Thanks for the great write up and assessment of the situation. Yes, the garage was built
    with frugality in mind, as some of the joists and other wood has concrete on it from being used
    as forms. A...

  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 12:13 AM
    I have an garage built postwar in the late 1940s that I share with the neighbor since it sits
    on the property line. There is a 2x4 framed stud wall that acts as the dividing wall for the
    two propertie...

  • Posted in thread: Driveway Drainage Before Garage on 06-18-2014 at 11:46 PM
    @ OldDog,Yes, there is a gutter that runs along the eve and drains on the sides. Now that you
    mention it, the gutter has a screen on it that keeps out the leaves and seeds from the trees in
    back. I wo...

  • Posted in thread: Driveway Drainage Before Garage on 06-17-2014 at 11:30 PM
    Not sure where to put this, but since it deals with concrete and asphalt, this might be the
    best place.My neighbor and I share a garage that straddles the property line. It's because her
    house was the...

  • Posted in thread: Samples of Drawings to Submit to Zoning? on 05-27-2014 at 08:17 AM
    Thanks, Neal. That's kind of what I was wondering, just how much info and detail do they
    usually want. I'm wary of either giving them too much info and having them get confused, or not
    enough and havi...

  • Posted in thread: Samples of Drawings to Submit to Zoning? on 05-26-2014 at 12:30 AM
    As I'm taking the rebuilding of my porch stairs to the next step (no pun intended), I'm trying
    to find sample images of what the drawings I submit to the code/zoning people to get approval
    should look...

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