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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-23-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,614
Posted By TomS
I took a few photo of my drain tile install. I...

I took a few photo of my drain tile install. I extended the two existing lines. I added an additional line from the gutter down spouts. I used the yard drains under the down spouts to keep out leave...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,614
Posted By TomS
Thank you for the suggestions. I was planning to...

Thank you for the suggestions. I was planning to use the drains under the down spouts and think I will add one more as a clean out like you suggested. I never thought about using a solid pipe with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,614
Posted By TomS
By a solid pipe do you mean something like...

By a solid pipe do you mean something like standard 3” pvc pipe? Is the concern that the pipe could be crushed?

Also I am not sure what the yard drain would be? If you are referring to a dry...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By TomS
Wire under elevated screen porch

I want to run some electrical wire under our elevated screen porch to mount some flood lights for the back yard. Can I use a UF cable or does it need to be enclosed in conduit?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,614
Posted By TomS
Back yard drain tile project

I am planning to lay some corrugated flexible drain tile with the sock in the back yard to help with a wet back yard. There is currently some drain tile that I assume comes from the exterior of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-02-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By TomS
Thanks for the input and confirming my concerns....

Thanks for the input and confirming my concerns. Glad I did not pay yet so I am sure it won’t be a problem to get it corrected.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-01-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By TomS
Gutter install – Is this alright?

I know this is DIY, but I have too many project and hired someone to do the gutter install.

They did a great job, but I am concerned about one area in the photo below where a gutter comes down on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,320
Posted By TomS
Best way to cut through asphalt shingles on the roof?

I need to add a few vents on my roof and am wondering if there is a good method for cutting through the asphalt shingles. Last time I did this I use a standard utility knife, it worked but was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By TomS
I am not an expert and have never done a drain...

I am not an expert and have never done a drain tile project like this but I don’t think it should be too hard to figure out. If you talk to your local city building inspector they could probably...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By TomS
I replace the decking and posts (plus screen) for...

I replace the decking and posts (plus screen) for the screen porch on an exciting structure so I did not need to pour piers for the rest of the deck.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By TomS
The 6” Sonotube sound like the way to go. Now I...

The 6” Sonotube sound like the way to go. Now I need to find where to buy a 6” tube. I guess I could also go 8” too

Also can you please confirm my calculation?

I have found on line:
6"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By TomS
I am not sure I follow the 12” rebar at the...

I am not sure I follow the 12” rebar at the bottom? I thought the concrete would be firm enough and was not expecting a lot of flow coming up around the out side of the tube. I could let the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-26-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By TomS
Footing and piers for deck stairs?

I have finished rebuilding my deck and screen porch and now need to fix the stairs. I need to replace the stair treads and fix the settling that has occurred. Currently the base of the stairs sit on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,823
Posted By TomS
One of the things I am trying to avoid is a large...

One of the things I am trying to avoid is a large and costly project for something that will only get occasional use. One of the reasons I started to look for other options other than pavers is the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,823
Posted By TomS
Back yard fire pit ideas?

I am looking for fire pit ideas, or more specifically what to put on the ground around the fire pit ring. We have a low and damp back yard where the pit will go. We considered putting in a paver...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By TomS
Can you provide a name of what I would look for?...

Can you provide a name of what I would look for? I have done a few searches and can not find that type of product.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-07-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By TomS
The article is helpful. I think I am sold on...

The article is helpful. I think I am sold on getting the post off of the 5/4 decking. I will add additional support when needed for the decking.

My preference would be to use 4 x 4 cedar post but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-07-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By TomS
I think I am sold on putting the post on the...

I think I am sold on putting the post on the supporting joists and laying the 5/4 decking around it. I would like cedar posts but am concerned about rot. I could use green post and wrap in cedar as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-06-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By TomS
Cedar post supporting screen porch?

So here is my first question for the forum. Moved into an existing home this spring this spring and have been fixing all the stuff that the previous owners neglected (glad we got a great deal). I...
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