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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-01-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Con65
You could probably grow a two foot high hedge in...

You could probably grow a two foot high hedge in the one foot of space around your shed, but I think it would look sort of funny. From your pictures you seem to have enough space to expand the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-25-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By Con65
My wife and I have bought and sold more than 20...

My wife and I have bought and sold more than 20 houses in the past 40+ years we've been married. I haven't sold a house for the past three years, but I've given purchasing advice to three members of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-15-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Con65
There are a lot of opinions about that question,...

There are a lot of opinions about that question, but here is what I do in a climate roughly like yours and a lawn that gets sun 50 to 90% of the time:
1) From first cut to the end of May I cut it to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-14-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,751
Posted By Con65
Sure. Cedar planks make a good looking edging....

Sure. Cedar planks make a good looking edging. The only problem you'll have is providing for curves. I've handled this by making cuts on-half way through the boards one quarter of an inch apart....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-14-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Con65
As I remember, Oakville is between Toronto and...

As I remember, Oakville is between Toronto and Buffalo. I'm certain that you don't have warm season grass. Probably a comdination of bluegrass, fescue and perennial rye.

You can cut the grass...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Con65
There isn't any one way. There's only a...

There isn't any one way. There's only a combination of things that you can do to change the environment that encourages moss to grow.

Here a list of the "biggies":
1) Too much shade. You already...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-22-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Con65
You could try a pump/filter unit for an above...

You could try a pump/filter unit for an above ground swimmning pool that has a similar volume. I've seen those for a few hundred dollars.

Basically you have a situation (smelly pool) where you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By Con65
The important peice of information required is...

The important peice of information required is what is underneath the deck supporting the plywood. Depending on the size of the deck, there should be 2x8 or 2x10 or 2x12 beams holding up the plywood....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-08-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By Con65
You can always offer less. If the...

You can always offer less.

If the contingency is that the other party has to sell their house, the seller might accept just to get the sales over with. I suggest you go in low but high enough to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-01-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,425
Posted By Con65
Yes, the DAP product works well if you apply it...

Yes, the DAP product works well if you apply it as the directions indicate.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-01-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,974
Posted By Con65
Its a 50's look, but probably goes well in a farm...

Its a 50's look, but probably goes well in a farm environment. If you want to keep the country look, you could refinish the cabinets and upgrade the hardware. I'd also upgrade the floor to tile. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 02-25-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By Con65
I have used an 18V Black & Decker cordless...

I have used an 18V Black & Decker cordless trimmer for two lawn seasons and I'm very satisfied. This unit wouldnt be OK for everyone, so here's some things I like/dislike about it:

Like: It's very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-23-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By Con65
This is a matter of personal taste, what the...

This is a matter of personal taste, what the remainder of the house looks like, the area the house is located in and what your grandparents want to do with the house.

Knotty pine cabinets are not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-22-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,278
Posted By Con65
Message from my wife: "YOU GO...

Message from my wife:

"YOU GO GIRL!"
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-21-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Con65
Its hard to say if the repair would look all...

Its hard to say if the repair would look all right. I'd probably give it a try before I went for a complete rebuild.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-21-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,278
Posted By Con65
Hi TrueSouthernPeach: I've never flipped a...

Hi TrueSouthernPeach:

I've never flipped a house to try to make money, but my wife and I have moved around a lot. In the 45 years we've been married, we've bought and fixed up more than 20 houses...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-20-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,858
Posted By Con65
Hi Superfloor: In case resale factors into...

Hi Superfloor:

In case resale factors into your decision, my wife and I have moved our family more than 20 times over the past 50 years and we firmly believe that a house with hardwood floors is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-15-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,875
Posted By Con65
It's always a question of personal taste. ...

It's always a question of personal taste.

Why don't you try staining one or two of the doors and see how it looks? You can always paint over the stained door if you don't like it. Wait a week or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-14-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Con65
Hi JayN: It isn't a good idea to try to...

Hi JayN:

It isn't a good idea to try to start a lawn in waterlogged soil. The seeds will usually just rot. Once your soil drys out, you'll have much better results.

As to what you need to do,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,959
Posted By Con65
Hi Tophersgirl: It sounds as if you have...

Hi Tophersgirl:

It sounds as if you have never done anything like this before. Thats OK. Everyone had to start at some point. What you need to do is to get advice from someone who can see the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-03-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,284
Posted By Con65
I've had similar problems where I was unable to...

I've had similar problems where I was unable to get rid of the water by draining onto my neighbor's property and there were no storm sewers I could use for a drain. Actually many locations will not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-03-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By Con65
Hi Superpack: Why do you have a leak? You...

Hi Superpack:

Why do you have a leak? You need to find the source and location of the leak. Once you have done that, someone on the board can tell you how to fix it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 01-29-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,412
Posted By Con65
It would help to know what kind of tree you have,...

It would help to know what kind of tree you have, but more inportant is: (1) the diameter of the trunk; (2) how much is it leaning and (3) how far the "drip line" (the edge of the average branch) is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,475
Posted By Con65
A lot depends on what is wrong with it. The...

A lot depends on what is wrong with it.

The 'best way' is to sand off the old finish and apply a complete new finish.

But you have other alternatives depending on the condition of the floor....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-20-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,118
Posted By Con65
I don't believe that anyone can tell you if it is...

I don't believe that anyone can tell you if it is necessary without being on site to evaluate the problem.

Why would you trust the opinions of people you don't know on an internet forum who have...
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