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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By floatr
First off the flooding is NOT as extreme as your...

First off the flooding is NOT as extreme as your speaking.im redirecting the water that flows toward the home more than trying to stop a flood.Land is fairly flat.Second-the path is in to the back...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By floatr
i already have many of what helps it from the...

i already have many of what helps it from the composts to the pine needles to the rock to the lime to the sand to- u name it..peat too even gypsum i want to use what i already have to help whats...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By floatr
ill probbly end up doing a dry well since the...

ill probbly end up doing a dry well since the yard slope doesnt allow for a good downhill.
I want all the soil around it also well reconditioned for draining also as i till it and add different...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By floatr
regrading/drainage

I have a large area in yard that has water build up in rains and flows toward home.I plan to do a french drain an want ed to amend the soils all around the sides and the area in general.
What would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By floatr
I will try the perk test .Should i do it at the...

I will try the perk test .Should i do it at the area closest to home ,or in both locations - including at what will be outer edge of deck?
thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By floatr
deck drainage/soil

I am replacing a old deck and have had issues with the water not draining out from under it well after a rain Its clay type soil..It is 15 inches above ground and facing a direction where the corner...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By floatr
3way wiring

Has there ever been a instance where on a 3 way switch -next to it the regular single light switch has been wired like a 3 way?
I have a typical set of 3 ways for a light and have not seen a regular...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 11-10-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By floatr
what else deters these critters?

what else deters these critters?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 11-10-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By floatr
They hate orange peel and any citrus scent and...

They hate orange peel and any citrus scent and moth ball smell too..i kept some away with em ..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By floatr
thanks. I used the already mixed stuff and it...

thanks.
I used the already mixed stuff and it worked pretty good but nothing exact.
what technique is best for painting .i have a lot of space to cover.
would a split roller work ok ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-26-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By floatr
Thanks,will that allow me to use the piece that...

Thanks,will that allow me to use the piece that holds fixture to box,with the holes for fixture to hang on..can u send a pic
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-26-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By floatr
ceiling paint

I have a area on my popcorn ceiling I had to replace and was wondering if the spray on application in can holdup very well.its only a 3 by 2 area.
Any other info is appreciated.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By floatr
max wires/box

Is there any way to use a square junction box for a light in ceiling since it holds more wiring than the octagon one.maybe a piece that adapts it?
I have more wiring than what the current...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-26-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By floatr
junction/outlet

I am installing a outside gfci outlet on its own 20 amp,12/2 .I did have a large wire on a now not connected circuit,to go to shed,an would like to cap that off on both ends where its available...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By floatr
Let me check..the disposal is a 1/3 HP..what...

Let me check..the disposal is a 1/3 HP..what would that pull?
I'll check dishwasher tommorow to see if its 50% of circuit ,combined w amps off disposal.
Isn't there a way to set it up where only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By floatr
Thanks ,I got the outlet moved so as to be close...

Thanks ,I got the outlet moved so as to be close enough to both .since I wanted to use a wall switch for the plug in disposal will i need to break the tab on the hot side of outlet, disposal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,494
Posted By floatr
This isnt as major but still a factor ,id Set up...

This isnt as major but still a factor ,id Set up some security cameras in open obvious spots...or at least dummy cameras,signs,etc you'd be surprised how it hold back attempts if one feels they are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By floatr
air circulation/not

Was wanting to know if in the spring summer months ,Tennessee humidity,if i should be opening my vents for air circulation to crawlspace.
I had moisture issue under home,no ac operating either,and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By floatr
Thanks,if the distance for the plug is 4 ft and a...

Thanks,if the distance for the plug is 4 ft and a few inches from disposal will i have to move recepticle closer ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By floatr
dishwasher/disposal

I currently have a dishwasher that has a dedicates 20 amp circuit and is a plug in and wanted to know if I can also set up disposal,1/3 HP plug in,w reset, to the other side of dedicated duplex...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 08-02-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By floatr
termites

I noticed this wood at the entrance of my crawlspace.is this a sign of termites ?
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