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Posted in thread: Paver patio/walk & water on 09-19-2012 at 06:46 PM
We have a new paver patio with a walk over to our deck. When we get heavy rain a portion of the
walk is under an inch or two of water while it's raining. Will this eventually cause issues
with the int...
Posted in thread: Replacing Heat Pump on 11-30-2005 at 05:08 PM
What's the reason for the huge increase? I was given a ballpark of around $7k which I thought
was high for a 1,900 sqf. house.
Posted in thread: Cheap Apartment Stuff on 11-22-2005 at 05:58 PM
I like some of the things IKEA sells. The designs are smart and functional and generally
inexpensive because it's knock-down, meaning you need to assemble it yourself. Some of the
furniture is pine so...
Posted in thread: Hard water? on 11-22-2005 at 05:54 PM
We have very hard (calcium mostly) water in our area. I know it caused issues with my recently
replaced hot water heater, but besides the buildup I see on faucets am I doing more serious
damage by not...
Posted in thread: nice, small flowering tree for garden area? on 11-22-2005 at 05:50 PM
I don't have any recommendations for you but I would suggest avoiding the flowering plum. It's
an attractive tree in my opinion with it's dark red leaves but once established it grows too
Posted in thread: Natural pond on 11-22-2005 at 05:45 PM
Keep the water moving. Mosquitos don't like moving water. If your pond is small enough the
movement produced by your circulating pump may be enough. There are also products called dunks
that you put i...
Posted in thread: installing a pond - tips please on 11-22-2005 at 05:40 PM
There are helpful people on the rec.ponds newsgroup. It's worth it to lurk there and/or get
your newbe questions answered.You can find a FAQ at this url: It hasn't been updated in quite
a while but ...
Posted in thread: Replacing Heat Pump on 11-20-2005 at 04:03 PM
Our heat pump is about 15 years old. The last couple of years it seems that the auxiliary heat
comes on quite often so I think it's getting close to replacement time. Our house is approx.
2,000 s.f. T...
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