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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 04-02-2013, 01:35 PM
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Posted By try2diy
Advice w/ bad fence installation

I had a fence installed by what I believed to have been a reputable company. The allowable heights are pretty standard in this region, and he put it in so tall that my neighbor had a fit.

He...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-02-2008, 08:38 AM
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Views: 1,308
Posted By try2diy
Wrought Iron repair?

I have an iron support that holds up one side of a porch overhang. It has two 1" square rods, connected with "S" shaped curly pieces of flat iron, typical of w/i fences.

Where one of the 1" rods...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-20-2007, 02:43 PM
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Posted By try2diy
Sinking Sprinkler heads - HELP!

I have an inground sprinkler system. over the past few years it has come to pass that the heads are getting lower and lower in the ground, and keeping them clear getting to be more work.

anyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-20-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,376
Posted By try2diy
Mosquitos can be effectivly dealt with in the...

Mosquitos can be effectivly dealt with in the following ways:

get rid of any stnding water. even a cup can be home to hundres. if you have small areas of water, mosquito dunks work very well. They...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 05-04-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,973
Posted By try2diy
Illegal to capture your own rainwater? I can see...

Illegal to capture your own rainwater? I can see needing a permit to dig a well, but that takes the cake. I guess I'll stay here in the east where we can do what we want - they just tax the heck...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-04-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,303
Posted By try2diy
For anyone browsing this thread that is a bit...

For anyone browsing this thread that is a bit old...
You should understand that catfish in general are opportunistic scavengers, and plecos are specialized grazers of wood and plant/algae matter....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 05-04-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,973
Posted By try2diy
This thread is quite old, but I am in the process...

This thread is quite old, but I am in the process of installing some rain barrels. so i hope to get some answers...

What do you do i the winter when the water woulkd be freezing? Ie how does the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By try2diy
Ok, so I will get some low expansion foam, fill...

Ok, so I will get some low expansion foam, fill in he void, then put in putty and finally seal the whole shebang.

I saw my neighbor sealing the driveway, but using a paint roller rather than a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-04-2007, 10:10 AM
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Views: 1,656
Posted By try2diy
RFI Repair of asphalt driveway

I have an asphalt driveway, and have a few cracks in it.

I have used the liquid latex crack sealer, but in a few areas the cracks are ~ 1/4" wide, and what is worse - the latex just seems to pour...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-17-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,670
Posted By try2diy
Mudjacking. sounds like a plan, if not a funny...

Mudjacking. sounds like a plan, if not a funny term. Roughly - any idea what such a job would run +/-?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-17-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By try2diy
It appears that the air comes in from around the...

It appears that the air comes in from around the window, especially by the sill
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-17-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,670
Posted By try2diy
Patio Leveling?

The patio in my back yard is made of two large concrete slabs. They have settled and now are lower towards the house. Water collects when it rains, and I do not want water draining towards my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-17-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By try2diy
Drafty Windows

My home had dbl pane vinyl replacement windows installed some time before I purchased it. trouble is, some of them have significant air leaking around them. The window in the master bath is so drafty...
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