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  • Posted in thread: Made in U.S.A. on 08-25-2015 at 04:25 PM
    "Made in the USA" does not really carry much weight. A product made from imported components,
    but assembled in the U.S.A. can carry that label. The same goes for Mexico.Where it comes from
    depends on ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 08-11-2015 at 02:48 PM
    In MSP/MN, it is a boring low/middle 80's during the day, low 60's in the morning and no rain.
    - Low humidity.Everyone would like to see some showers/rain.Dick

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 08-01-2015 at 12:28 PM
    Nothing dramtic.62F at 7:00 AM today86F at 1:20 PMShould have a high of 88F - All with no
    clouds low humidity and a light breeze.Thunderstorms after 8:00 PMSlightly cooler tomorrow and
    for a couple of...

  • Posted in thread: Which brand of pavers on 07-27-2015 at 11:24 AM
    I made a calculating error in my previews post. The most common paver thickness is 80 mm (about
    3-1/8"). The 60 mm pavers are about 2-3/8" thick. The 80 mm are used for much heavier loads
    because the ...

  • Posted in thread: Which brand of pavers on 07-25-2015 at 07:43 PM
    slowndsteady -What kind of pavers? - concrete, ceramic/tile?What is the thickness and the
    horizontal dimensions? - There are many different combinations.Generally, for real concrete
    pavers (roughly br...

  • Posted in thread: Bigger fish store on 07-06-2015 at 08:33 PM
    That is a real beauty -I had one on that was only about 4' long, but unfortunately, I was
    fishing from shore. Once it realized it was hooked, it took a short run and made nice jump and
    took off for th...

  • Posted in thread: Cement or concrete patio question on 06-05-2015 at 11:44 AM
    I would not call a "cement" producer about a patio, but would call a concrete producer.For a
    small job like yours, you can do it with ready-mix delivered, concrete mixed on site or with
    bagged pre-pro...

  • Posted in thread: attaching steel post to block column on 05-29-2015 at 03:32 PM
    Those are not brick in column.They are concrete slump blocks and have a face shell thickness of
    1-1/2" to 2", so you need to be deeper than that to drill into the reinforced grouted core with
    rebar. Y...

  • Posted in thread: Need help with foundation and waterproofing on 05-02-2015 at 09:21 AM
    You have uncontrolled drainage ans no downspouts. Judging by the first photo, almost all water
    from about the center of the driveway runs toward the house. I assume the "cinder" block are
    just sitting...

  • Posted in thread: Windows not blocking traffic sound on 04-06-2015 at 04:57 PM
    A single panr is worthless for sound or insulation.Some of you noise could be from the
    vibrations of the house. This is common if you are close to the airport, especially if you are
    sensing it on lowe...


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