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  • Posted in thread: backyard improvements on 05-21-2013 at 09:40 AM
    Hi all I got an email from one of the hosts of this site asking what I've been up to. Well here
    it is!!! I started with the original shot of the house I took in 2006. I'm a craigslist free
    junkie. Mos...

  • Posted in thread: Re-planting Bamboo on 03-11-2012 at 09:40 AM
    Hi I put in bamboo as a privacy screen. I did a lot of prep to contain it and the bamboo has
    behaved for the most part. I have a retaining wall behind it and bought a heavy plastic barrier
    from a bamb...

  • Posted in thread: applying stucco to sheet metal on 05-16-2011 at 05:29 AM
    Have you considered using canvas or heavy cloth?

  • Posted in thread: Staining cinderblock sides of raised concrete slab patio on 09-06-2010 at 11:22 AM
    Hi the quikwall is from home depot. It is designed to adhere directly on block. It's made to be
    the only support for wall, you just drystack the block and apply this over the top. But it will
    work for...

  • Posted in thread: Plastic End "Caps" for 2x4s? on 09-05-2010 at 07:04 PM
    Hi How about just folding some thick plastic around the bottoms and tacking it in place. What
    comes to mind is old milk crates.

  • Posted in thread: Block foundation holes on 09-05-2010 at 06:59 PM
    Hi If you just make holes for duct work I wouldn't think it would be a problem. The advice I
    would give is not to cut any joists or the sill plate. The wood will spread out the load. I am
    an amateur s...

  • Posted in thread: how do I stagger blocks? on 09-05-2010 at 04:25 PM
    Hi I am building a block storage area under where I am putting deck. My question is how do I
    stagger the blocks at a T-point where one wall buts into another at a right angle? This is a
    drawing of an ...

  • Posted in thread: Staining cinderblock sides of raised concrete slab patio on 09-05-2010 at 04:02 PM
    Hi I am just an amateur( so take my advice with a grain) but I feel if you just stain the block
    you will still see the grid pattern of the blocks. I put up a retaining wall and slapped a
    product calle...

  • Posted in thread: Need advice on flooding backyard on 02-02-2010 at 09:35 PM
    Hi again If you have the same clay soil that I have the dry well would not very well. I'd try
    at least talking to the neighbors and see if they are interested in doing a ditch project. With
    that hill ...

  • Posted in thread: Need advice on flooding backyard on 01-31-2010 at 09:18 PM
    Hi I am in Nashville how about you. My advice is to follow the stream and find what it drains
    into. Then check the elevation difference between your yard and drain. You will probably need
    to talk to y...

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