Last Activity:09-16-2014 11:33 AM
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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
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
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