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  • Posted in thread: regrading/drainage on 09-13-2014 at 05:40 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 10:41 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 03:55 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....

  • Posted in thread: Who could have predicted this? on 08-21-2014 at 04:14 PM
    I am just lazy -I bought some adhesive boat licensing numbers from the hardware store and put
    on only the numbers and not the street name. - Available in rectangular or cut out symbols in
    rdifferent s...

  • Posted in thread: Basement drywall cracking rapidly - cosmetic or structural issue? on 08-16-2014 at 02:17 PM
    You are just renting, so tell the owner about your observations. He may appreciate a
    comment.Actually, a basement wall carries very little vertical load (even when fully occupied
    with a few feet of sn...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 08-02-2014 at 08:40 AM
    Not enough fishing.Too much good water in town or within 40 miles, but access is a problem
    unless you drag a boat (hole in the water) behind you or a kayak/canoe with a depth finder.My
    favorite for wa...

  • Posted in thread: What's your Temp? on 08-01-2014 at 08:35 PM
    Decent day today - AM low of about 63F and a high of about 85F (decent humidity). Clear skies,
    but some smoke haze from the Canadian fires (several) about 500 or 1000 miles away. Another
    week or so of...

  • Posted in thread: Possible water coming through siding on 06-29-2014 at 02:21 PM
    It is not leaking through the window trim and aluminum, but behind them. there should be
    flashing under the primary moisture barrier, so the water is directed down until there is a
    barrier of some sor...

  • Posted in thread: Possible water coming through siding on 06-28-2014 at 08:39 PM
    Looks like a combination of a poor installation of the window and the flashing. The flashing,
    if any, not being under the primary moisture barrier (if any) over the sheathing and water
    getting behind ...

  • Posted in thread: crack in lintel/brick discolouration on 06-15-2014 at 09:50 PM
    In the photo, the concrete below the upper window is NOT a lintel, but sill of concrete use for
    appearance. The surface light color is probably due to moisture with contaminents in it drying
    and leavi...