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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Dingo
How to test submersible Sump Pump

Hi,

I'm trying to test my sump pump. (Stevens Pump Co Model S5710.) Unfortunately, every time I load the pit (crock/well/etc.) with water, the level drops right back to where it started from. (I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 10-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Dingo
Black Locust

I had two black locust trees removed. I now have sprouts popping up all over my yard (and my neighbors). I was warned this "might" happen by the tree removal company. However, after researching...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Dingo
Concrete surprise in backyard

While digging up roots from vines, I hit concrete. What I hit is only a few inches down. It sits in front of a 3 foot tall retaining wall which is made of block and mortar. (The while runs about 35...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dingo
Hi Neal, You are correct. I took another...

Hi Neal,

You are correct. I took another look, after viewing the link you attached. They "blocks" are actually part of the side. However, the little slivers of wood, on underneath the treads and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-17-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dingo
Creaky Stairs

Hi, I'm hoping someone familiar with carpentry can give me few tips on this one....

Obviously, our stairs are creaky. The problem, we have a new baby coming shortly. The two don't necessary go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dingo
Yes. I'm going to replace the existing retaining...

Yes. I'm going to replace the existing retaining wall out front with a stone wall. The step will be part of the wall.

One question, what doest 3/4 minus refer to?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-26-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dingo
Photo

As recommended, attached is a photo of the section of the of the sidewalk mentioned in the original post.

Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-17-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By Dingo
If you're in Buffalo, the frost line might be...

If you're in Buffalo, the frost line might be lower than three feet. My understanding is that you want to ensure that your post footings are below the frost line so they do not rise and sink over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dingo
Removing Sidewalk

Planning to remove my front sidewalk (the portion leading from the house to the public sidewalk). The sidewalk is at grade level up near the house. However, it descends down to approximately 8...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-16-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,865
Posted By Dingo
Would it be worth trying to design a french-drain...

Would it be worth trying to design a french-drain system in front of the retaining wall? I have a similar issue with a wall I intend to replace. My intentions are to put a shallow level of soil...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-16-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,813
Posted By Dingo
Removing Stucco from Concrete Block

Background:
We have stucco on the our first floor exterior, which is concrete block construction. We initially planned to remove the stucco, replacing it with siding. (While I realize we can...
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