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  1. Thread: What Happened?

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    the spam is getting ridiculous. I don't see this...

    the spam is getting ridiculous. I don't see this on other sites. I've reported a number of them but they're still on here. And the site requires that you wait 60 secs before reporting another one...
  2. From the looks of your pix, I'm not surprised...

    From the looks of your pix, I'm not surprised you've got problems. You're creating it by giving debris a spot to catch on, i.e. the "cages". Get rid of them and put a couple of hot wires in the area...
  3. Thread: Grrr irs

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    irs new home credit 2008

    Wow, can't dispute that. It's in black and white. Good post Jim. Sounds like Xavier (and many other new home buyers in 2008) didn't read the fine print. If it was me, I just would have skipped...
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    New addition to family

    Well, it's been 3 yrs since we had to put down our last dog. Been fine without one, not having to look out for "land mines" when cutting the grass (At least from our own dog, neighbor's dog leaves a...
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    See attached. That's how I did one that was...

    See attached. That's how I did one that was fairly close to my house. Equipment: TALL ladder, ropes, handsaw. Leaning out on a ladder with the tree swaying and holding a chainsaw at an arms length...
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    Not to be a smart-aleck, but if you're asking...

    Not to be a smart-aleck, but if you're asking online how to cut a tall pine tree that's close to houses, I think you're in over your head. Colbe makes it sound easy, but there's a little more to it...
  7. Thread: Ponds

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    go over to pondboss.com and you'll get a lot of...

    go over to pondboss.com and you'll get a lot of good info. Also, check out tractorbynet.com for a history of one guy building a pond. It is NOT a weekend chore and can be expensive if you have...
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    Define "small piece". 4ft? 8ft? You can buy...

    Define "small piece". 4ft? 8ft? You can buy chainlink fence at Home Depot or other big box stores. You'll need to dig a hole(s) with a posthole digger,set the post(s) in readymix concrete (plumb)....
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    IMO, Country: Minimum lot size of 4-5 acres or...

    IMO, Country: Minimum lot size of 4-5 acres or more, septic systems, well water, dirt roads, low population densities, ability to shoot a gun on your OWN property without violating some law. I can...
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    neighbors

    Just like anywhere else. Knock on their door and introduce yourselves. That's IF you want to get to know them. Many people prefer to be left alone, regardless of whether they live in the country or...
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    I can't imagine a vegetable garden on that much...

    I can't imagine a vegetable garden on that much of a slope. Maintaining it would be tough. I HAVE seen people cut terraces in slopes to plant stuff. Also, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some...
  12. Thread: Tree stumps

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    Dantheman, Just last weekend, I pulled the stump...

    Dantheman,
    Just last weekend, I pulled the stump out from a pine tree that was blown over a little over a year ago. It was about 12 inches diameter at the base and sticking up about 6" where I had...
  13. Thread: Hard wood floor

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    I put in hardwood floors by myself in my kitchen...

    I put in hardwood floors by myself in my kitchen and nook a few years back. Took me 2 days (1 weekend) for a couple hundred sq ft, as I recall. It helps to have 2 people do it. That way, one person...
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    Profit worth it? To the owner of the timber, yeah...

    Profit worth it? To the owner of the timber, yeah probably. LOL. Our township was considering a "Clear cutting" ordinance because some landowner had cut and sold the timber on his property....
  15. Thread: Scrapbooking?

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    To each their own. Friend's wife is REALLY into...

    To each their own. Friend's wife is REALLY into it. (Conventions, weekends away at B & B's doing it, etc). I asked if he could bring one in so I could look at it. I don't think she's finished one...
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    If you think you're "working your tail off" now,...

    If you think you're "working your tail off" now, think about building your own place without electricity and growing food without pesticides, herbicides. Hunting rabbits, deer, etc. as a necessity...
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    I agree with jimbrown. Evidently you're not...

    I agree with jimbrown. Evidently you're not giving your dog the message that his behavior is not ok. I'm not a professional dog trainer but in the 35 yrs I've owned dogs, I've been able to ensure...
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    Like the others, I remember it as a kid. But...

    Like the others, I remember it as a kid. But then, my mom and grandmothers were "stay-at-home" with more time than money. Nowadays, our lives are ruled by efficiencies of time rather than...
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    Another option is to look into local horse...

    Another option is to look into local horse stables and see what they do with their manure. The barn where we stable our horse has over 50 horses boarded there and the manure pile is as big as a house...
  20. Thread: Snakes

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    Here in Michigan, we've only got one dangerous...

    Here in Michigan, we've only got one dangerous snake (small rattler) and I've never even seen one. I kind of suspect that NY is the same. I have seen an increase in the typical harmless garter snake...
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    well, you really need to give some more...

    well, you really need to give some more information. Why is it "constantly under water"? Is it in a flood plain? If so, you may not be legally able to fill it in. Can you put in in some drainage...
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    My brother & SIL did it for a few years for their...

    My brother & SIL did it for a few years for their kids. Can't say that it worked any better than a traditional school setting. States and collleges have testing and can deal with evaluation of a home...
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    I went right out of High School, as did my wife...

    I went right out of High School, as did my wife (who has a BS-RN) and 3 daughters. Only negative comment I have about "going back to school" would be to consider the "return on investment". My wife...
  24. Jim, yeah, this will be my only clutch job. As...

    Jim,
    yeah, this will be my only clutch job. As you said, laying on your back under a vehicle, wrestling with a 100 lbs of metal is not exactly fun. And also as you indicated, out of all the things I...
  25. Replacing a clutch - pride in workmanship - rant

    Clutch on my 02 p/u was starting to slip at 100k miles. It's an extra vehicle and after hearing that it would be several grand to do at a dealership and somewhat less at a shop, I decided to do it...
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