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  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a maximum R value for insulating on 11-04-2014 at 03:56 PM
    Just personal opinions based of fictitious "R-value" numbers. Codes are just minimums that can
    be written for simplistic enforcement. The only people happy are the "pink panther" and similar

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 10-29-2014 at 06:54 AM
    6:50 AM - Vadnais Heights, MN35.8F now and about 50F coming up. Cooler in the week.About
    average and near the end of a nice warm spell. No hard freeze yet, but some scattered frost.
    Leaves are about d...

  • Posted in thread: What are you listening to right now.... on 10-27-2014 at 10:16 PM
    I immediately turn off/switch anything that has a political ad associated with it.Dick

  • Posted in thread: What should i do about the walls? on 10-18-2014 at 03:00 PM
    What is the wall made out of? If you do not know what the construction and materials are you
    cannot even begin to plan.It certainly does not look like the traditional woof frame or
    concrete masonry.Di...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 10-04-2014 at 09:27 PM
    It is now (9:23 PM - CST) and the temp is 39.0F (40F at one of the official local stations)
    after a nice clear, cool day (north wind) and might get a little lower, but not a frost
    tomorrow morning.The...

  • Posted in thread: regrading/drainage on 09-13-2014 at 06:40 PM
    If you get the water into the French drain, do you wave a place to direct it to?If not you will
    just end up with drain full of water in a clay area. If the area is clay, very little will be
    absorbed b...

  • Posted in thread: My wife and I watch a lot of movies on 09-08-2014 at 11:41 AM
    I watch a lot of movies - Usually at home.My #1 favorite is Ghandi. It is only about 3 1/2
    hours long. After renting it about 5 times, my wife bought a copy to make it easier for me in
    the future. I h...

  • Posted in thread: Long distance landline phone services? on 08-30-2014 at 04:55 PM
    I have not had a land line in at least 15 years. Before that, I was stubborn and wasted money
    on a cell phone AND line line until I finally learned.I carry it with me always and my wife
    does the same....


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