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  • Posted in thread: Stone front porch on 05-05-2007 at 09:38 AM
    Argh. The stinkin county won't allow the FPSF! They have code amendments that address it, but
    for a heated space. So, I asked the engineer if I ran PEX (radiant heat) in the porch floor if
    that would ...

  • Posted in thread: Dandelions on 04-19-2007 at 11:06 AM
    You'll waste money and pollute your local water by using herbicides against them. Are they
    really that ugly? I suggest giving it up, and learn to love the pretty flowers. Their deep tap
    roots will kee...

  • Posted in thread: Question on basement floor prep on 04-19-2007 at 10:12 AM
    Adhesive remover and a scrub brush. Oh, and a 20 yr olds back ;)Some folks prep concrete floors
    with muriatic acid as a wash, but read your label and use caution.

  • Posted in thread: UGL - Drylock on 04-19-2007 at 10:09 AM
    You don't want to just stop the water 'long enough', you want to stop the water,
    PERIOD!Re-route storm water runoff away from your foundation, and put a dehumidifier in the
    basement. Then wait!

  • Posted in thread: Near flat roof leaking should I shingle over? on 04-19-2007 at 10:03 AM
    There are many benefits to metal roofing:energy savings$500 tax creditestimated 75% recoup at
    resalehomeowners insurance discountsoh, and that nice pitter patter :)more info here:

  • Posted in thread: flourescent static electricity on 04-19-2007 at 09:54 AM
    You can actually fire up a fluorescent light with static electricity (careful!), so I don't
    think that's slowing it down. If you flip the switch and leave it on, does it eventually come
    on? If so, the...

  • Posted in thread: Two ideas - how would they affect my resale? on 04-19-2007 at 09:39 AM
    If that tree is on the south side of your home, you may want to consider keeping it. The summer
    sun packs quite the punch, and that tree is a free and a most attractive defense against it...I
    say, tri...

  • Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 04-03-2007 at 07:27 AM
    Another con,A friend of mine is building for himself in a very small town in Eastern MD. When
    he got permitting for his tankless they were very apprehensive toward the 'new'
    technology--they went as f...

  • Posted in thread: Online Paint Prices on 04-03-2007 at 07:21 AM
    When all I need is cheap paint in basic colors I go to the 'oops' dept of the local hardware
    store. We also have building 're-use' centers nearby, where they sell recouped paint. Maybe you
    have source...

  • Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 03-31-2007 at 11:07 AM
    Some highlights copied from: is higher than most tank type water heaters because standby
    losses are virtually eliminated. In addition, sealed combustion gas units have a higher
    fuel-burning efficien...