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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
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
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
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...