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  • Recovering from 5 months of loss verification in Katrina country.


  • Posted in thread: From south Louisiana on 01-23-2015 at 10:00 PM
    Welcome from someone up the river a little further - Minnesota.I saw the real LA and met the
    real people in my 2 or 3 months immediately after Katrina. Unfortunately, my favorite places to
    eat were st...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 01-14-2015 at 07:31 AM
    At 7:21 on 1/14/2015, it is 17.6F outside and 70.3F inside.Don't buy a thermometer that
    measures to the tenth of a degree because you can get "lost in the woods" of accuracy. Much
    worse when it is an ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 01-08-2015 at 03:59 PM
    Curling is a great sport and far surpasses "paint drying".Here it is inside and temperatures
    are controlled and you can even get a drink at some rinks.The precision and skill is amazing. I
    discovered ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 01-04-2015 at 09:42 PM
    -5F at 9:30 tonight with about 4" of snow on the ground and none on the streets and highways.I
    just talked to a friend that took off this morning (-7F) and drove north to Duluth (about 150
    miles) and ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 12-30-2014 at 08:22 PM
    It is now 8:18 PM and the outside temp is -2.2F. High today was about 10F and low this morning
    was about -7F. Clear and sunny all day and the roads/streets were bare and the ice on the edges
    was disap...

  • Posted in thread: retaining wall question on 12-06-2014 at 06:11 AM
    bgaviator -Most people do not understand the difference between a "rigid" wall (wide footing
    and a slender reinforced vertical wall) and a "flexible" wall (small shallow footing) that is
    actually stru...

  • Posted in thread: retaining wall question on 12-05-2014 at 09:52 PM
    Do you have any ides of the foundation type and depth? A house can exert considerable laeral
    forces on any type wall, depending on the depth. If the foundation is deeper, the loads will be

  • Posted in thread: downspout drainage question on 11-28-2014 at 01:25 PM
    You can always run the cheap corrugated pipe using a perforated/slotted type once you are away
    from your house (a reverse french drain). In doing this, you are dissipating the water over
    large area sl...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 11-13-2014 at 08:42 PM
    18.5 F. at about 8:59 PM.We are now into our winter cycle with 11 days+ of predicted highs
    under 32F and possibly many more. Car wash tomorrow with no need for another for more than 2
    weeks.At least, ...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a maximum R value for insulating on 11-04-2014 at 06:10 PM
    Definition of a window -A glorified hole in a wall that will lose heat (no matter what kind of
    glass, gas or films are is used and probably have moisture and leakage problems because it has
    to be inst...


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