Last Activity:04-28-2015 9:17 AM
Posted in thread: Pour patio slab, footer and short wall at same time? on 04-28-2015 at 08:17 AM
Darn it. Now you're making me question my plan.I was thinking of floating the entire structure.
And because I want to cover the slab with tile I couldn't figure out how crack lines would work
Posted in thread: Pour patio slab, footer and short wall at same time? on 04-28-2015 at 06:22 AM
I just started drafting the idea in sketchup and realized that, despite the potential for a
"pure" one piece pour that I could brag about it just makes sense to use blocks for the walls.
I'm not good ...
Posted in thread: Pour patio slab, footer and short wall at same time? on 04-27-2015 at 02:15 PM
Hello,I'm planning to build a 14' x 14' patio in front of the barn using 4,000 PSI concrete. My
plan is to include short (2 ft high?) x 10" or so walls around the perimeter and one or two
steps (this ...
Posted in thread: Bees drilling holes and making themselves at home. on 07-06-2010 at 08:26 PM
4 conversations starting late last summer about the bees. Yep ... we'll take care of them. This
spring: they're here! Please come! Ok .. we took care of them. CHECK. The next day: ARG!
Posted in thread: Bees drilling holes and making themselves at home. on 07-06-2010 at 07:36 PM
I could go on and on about the bees and Terminix' unwillingness to treat for them on our barn
(despite their unsupervised claims to have been!).In the end, the woodpeckers came in and in
one week's ti...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 05-06-2010 at 01:30 PM
Nestor ... I love your answers! Very informative!
Posted in thread: Strong Ants, can't get rid of. on 05-03-2010 at 12:39 PM
make sure you don't have carpenter ants! We discovered a huge infestation that had apparently
gone untreated for too long (before us). After trying to get rid of them myself I gave up and
called in a ...
Posted in thread: I want to be a House Flipper. on 05-03-2010 at 12:29 PM
My wife and I have been in a new old home now for a little over a year now. There are stretches
where we are working from the crack of dawn, till past dark. Exhaustion. Soreness. Lack of a
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 05-03-2010 at 12:25 PM
I just (FINALLY!) finished a three week porch painting project. The weather dragged the project
out.Lots of scraping.Caulked the bottom joints on the railings to prevent water from getting
Posted in thread: Help with sistering/blocking floor joists on 01-26-2010 at 04:36 PM
Obviously, this is a really old thread, but I'll give it a try...I have a single perpendicular
beam on posts as an experiment in one room. I really like it for eliminating the bounce so far,
but a nei...