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  • Posted in thread: What should i do about the walls? on 10-18-2014 at 02:00 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 08:27 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 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...