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  1. slownsteady

    Grading a lawn

    I guess a lot would depend on the size of the rocks. And also on what you have to pass over on the way to the area. Probably don't want to cross your septic field if you have one. Small rocks can get buried as long as it's deep enough.
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    Too much time on hands!

    Any thing left of the old boat?............................. :dance chik:
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    Too much time on hands!

    Been reading along on this. Years ago when the canoe bug was hard upon me, I almost bought a new 147. That's about as light as a good canoe gets. Other things took priority and I never got my canoe, but as I'm reading about your mods I keep thinking on how the wood seats are going to add weight...
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    Improper plumbing & trying to remodel bathroom/laundry

    I'm not so sure that getting the depth perception is all that important for the room sketch. And not all graphics tools are built with that in mind. You may be able to find stock images that you can import, and perhaps edit the face to look the way you want it to.
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    What's your Temp?

    Interesting weather week. How we all doing out there? It got up near 40• today, but we're expecting 8" of snow on Thursday.
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    Is this a good price for having a floor installed?

    Good point. Laminate or vinyl can be installed right over the existing floor....unless it is not level and even. Much cheaper to install, and a clean job. But the OP seemed to have a preference for hardwood.
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    Is this a good price for having a floor installed?

    So in the first quote you are buying new wood floor, 3/4" prefinished hickory. Floor gets installed in a day (maybe two). In the second quote, you are buying a few boards and the rest of the money is for the labor to take sawdust and glue and trowel that into the gaps. Hopefully, sanding and...
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    Is this a good price for having a floor installed?

    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Did you go with the quote? I don't think it's out of bounds, but there are still variables.
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    8x8 CEDAR POST SPLIT

    Please explain "melding"
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    8x8 CEDAR POST SPLIT

    You could replace it yourself. Jack up the corner, cut out the old post and put in a new one.
  11. slownsteady

    8x8 CEDAR POST SPLIT

    Wanna give us a close-up pic of the top? I'm not seeing the bolts that you mention.
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    Considerations when painting joists & bottom of underlayment in unfinished ceilings

    The way I see it; the sprayer is a time and effort saver. There are lots of nooks and crannies in your project. However, if you have the time and enjoy the craft.....
  13. slownsteady

    8x8 CEDAR POST SPLIT

    Can you see light through the crack? I might try pre-drilling and setting in a couple of bolts. Go all the way through and put washers on both sides. You could countersink them for a more "finished" look. Do both posts to make it look planned.
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    Considerations when painting joists & bottom of underlayment in unfinished ceilings

    The Wagner is not appropriate for house paint. (according to web page)
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    What's your Temp?

    Well I'm glad it finally got chilly around here. I was worried that I would have to cut the grass again.
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    Health Risks of Exterior Paint in Kitchen

    So the next question, which we have guessed at earlier, is whether it is safe after it has off-gassed and how long would that take?
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    Grading the yard and installing French Drain. DIY?

    Both answers above are really good advice. If you were to do this yourself, you would either need to devote lots of time and muscle or you would have to take a crash course in heavy machine operation (Not impossible BTW. Bobcats and small excavators are available for rent). But before anything...
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    No corona virus thread???

    If it slows down the spread of the cloud that comes out of a person's mouth, it is helping. If it keeps you from forgetting that you need to be an active participant in stopping this thing, then it is helping.
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    No corona virus thread???

    Problem with the media.... ALL media..... is that they have to make noise all the time (fill the airwaves), so they take whatever bit of info they can find and they shout repeatedly until the next bit of info surfaces. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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    No corona virus thread???

    Well thought out Flyover, and you may have hit the nail on the head (appropriate for houserepairtalk). It explains how a person (even a scientist) can say one thing in February based on what is known, and then have to change course in April when additional facts show themselves. We are all...
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