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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-15-2006, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Gary
I appreciate any help keeping the moles @ bay. I...

I appreciate any help keeping the moles @ bay. I spent allot of time landscaping last fall, walkways, retaining walls, etc. I'm declaring war on the little critters this year. I've been told the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-24-2006, 06:44 AM
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Views: 8,957
Posted By Gary
You beat me to it Square Eye. :)

You beat me to it Square Eye. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-24-2006, 06:41 AM
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Views: 8,957
Posted By Gary
Not impossible I suppose, but highly improbible....

Not impossible I suppose, but highly improbible. Then there is (should be) a ground fault circuit to cut the power if there's a problem.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 12-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By Gary
Happy New Year.

Happy New Year.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-31-2005, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By Gary
In our area (I suppose we're not alone) building...

In our area (I suppose we're not alone) building code requires the electrical box(fan mounting box) be secured to a 2''x4'' spanning 2 ceiling joists to hold the wieght of the fan.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-26-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Gary
Looks fine to me. :)

Looks fine to me. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,778
Posted By Gary
I would trace the wiring starting at the last...

I would trace the wiring starting at the last known source of power and work my way down the circuit. Start at the breaker panel to make sure it has power. Check the out terminal of the ground fault...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,496
Posted By Gary
We have gutters (Didn't have them right away tho)...

We have gutters (Didn't have them right away tho) ground slops away. Foundation was waterproofed before the backfill.Crawl space is dirt with about 4" of pea gravel. Crawl space has 2 metal slide...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-17-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,496
Posted By Gary
InspectorD: I noticed you mention...

InspectorD:
I noticed you mention "efflorecense". I built an addition about 5 years ago. In the crawl space along the outside wall I noticed this "efflorecense". The crawl space isn't used for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-12-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,350
Posted By Gary
Our PT deck is around 20 yrs. old now. In the...

Our PT deck is around 20 yrs. old now. In the Spring we pressure wash it, let it dry & and seal it. There are a few weather cracks here and there, nothing major however. We removed the pool a couple...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,897
Posted By Gary
If it's a standard issue barn, that is originally...

If it's a standard issue barn, that is originally used for livestock and hay, it should be more than stong enough to hold a second floor remodel. I grew up on a farm, Those first forks of bales would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-09-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 28,395
Posted By Gary
We have a 28'x24' garage with an 18'x45' shop...

We have a 28'x24' garage with an 18'x45' shop next to that. No expansion joints. There are a couple small cracks to the drain, but I put an epoxy paint on the floor that filled them in and they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-09-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,957
Posted By Gary
Ours is a Jacuzzi brand. It's about 5 years...

Ours is a Jacuzzi brand. It's about 5 years old. We don't really use it that much but haven't had any problems with it. When we got it, one of the heater element flanges was cracked. They sent us a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-08-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,151
Posted By Gary
Did our kitchen about 20 yrs. ago. It's soon...

Did our kitchen about 20 yrs. ago. It's soon going to get a freshening up.
(Plz excuse the mess, Daughter making Christmas Cookies)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-08-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gary
It's great heat, if you have a fireplace that's...

It's great heat, if you have a fireplace that's efficient. We're glad we put hardwood floors in the living room/dining room. Makes cleanup very easy.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,021
Posted By Gary
I'd have to move if ordinances were that...

I'd have to move if ordinances were that restrictive. I run a business out of my house. There are some restrictions, but as long as i keep the place neat and don't bother the niegbors with noise I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Gary
I would check with your local ordinances before...

I would check with your local ordinances before building just to be sure about codes. Years ago I built a 12'x12' shed. I didn't need a permit or anything.
Few years later I added on to the shed. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2005, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,624
Posted By Gary
You need to dig out the sod and backfill the area...

You need to dig out the sod and backfill the area with Gravel (I use c-6 or road mix) that packs very well. Make sure it's level and pack it down well. Best way is to rent a packer to get a good firm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By Gary
Moles

Does anyone have a sure fired way to get rid of moles? I've tried just about everything I can think of and they are still here. I think they are just playing with me. I just finished landscaping and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-20-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,375
Posted By Gary
South of Chicago, 250K house $5,000+ yr.

South of Chicago, 250K house $5,000+ yr.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-03-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Gary
Ours might be a hienz 57 ?? The original home...

Ours might be a hienz 57 ?? The original home is 100+ years old and has been added onto 4 times as near as I can tell. All but the shell of some of the outside walls remain of the original, it's a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-03-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,738
Posted By Gary
Illinois :)

Illinois :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-03-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,760
Posted By Gary
Hi I just joined. My wife and 2 kids have owned...

Hi
I just joined. My wife and 2 kids have owned this house for almost 20 years now. About 5 or 6 years ago we added on and remodeled. I'm working on outside landscaping now and plan to do some...
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