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  1. Thread: PSF cost

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    Re: PSF cost

    I would estimate about $10 PSF pending type of siding, windows and doors selected. Probably around 10 yds of concrete pending you frost wall depth or footing.

    Carl
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    Re: How accurate is a line level?

    Danny,

    When I did my site I used a 16' 2x6 and a 24" level - it was within an 1" on the 24x36 area. I had one known high spot - ledge that I used a a reference point, then everything else needed...
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    Re: Looking for a used greenhouse

    A number of auctions have occured in the NE area selling the hoops for a 30x60 or whatever size you want a greenhouse for $300. Now you need to add the new poly underground water etc. There are...
  4. Thread: Martha Stewart

    by Carl
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    Re: Martha Stewart

    SHF,

    Martha's eggs are worth more is the simple math plus they probably come in designer colors.. TV Promo adverts $150,000, selling the eggs $50. ROI less than a day...
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    Re: stones in fill dirt

    Depends on the depth of the rough fill (2-6" stones) because as mentioned if it doesn't pack down, voids will develop in the fill causing settling in the future. I would think that 12" or less...
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    Re: Aerating the lawn with sprinkler system?

    I've have the Emglo portable commercial twin tanks 3 HP I think. Made for roofing and construction. What I need to do is get a larger tank for storage of the air since it's volume and pressure that I...
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    Re: Clothes Dryer Repair - Help!

    Maytag too in our house - replaced the belt 2X since 85 so about 17yrs old and still going.. I remove the face / front plate then the drum pulls out. The proper way is to take off the back of the...
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    Re: Handheld Power Planes

    Same technique I use with a Ryobi 3" power planer, but I clamp an 8' firring strip to the door/window extending beyond the ends eliminates the divots at the end point. Some tear out occurs if you try...
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    Re: Living, Dining, & Family Room makeover

    Yes an electrician is the first call for an estimate and advice. If you need to move closer to the incoming service maybe no new wiring is necessary just a move of the existing service.
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    Re: Aerating the lawn with sprinkler system?

    I do all the maintenance on the system except for blowing out the lines for the winter as it takes a big compressor. I understand how I can estimate where the lines are - thats a good idea to flag...
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    Re: Living, Dining, & Family Room makeover

    Also might have to have eletric, phone & cable service to house moved. Who do I call for this? Electric Utility or Electrician?

    Get an electrician first then call all the companies for a...
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    Re: Aerating the lawn with sprinkler system?

    Thanks for the info - sort of what I suspected 3" is the depth that is recommended in the writeup.

    I know where the main lines are (under pressure) but the distributed network of pipes for the...
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    Aerating the lawn with sprinkler system?

    We have a sprinkler system and some places due to rock and ledge the feed lines are close to the surface - maybe 2".

    I am looking (wife's suggestion) to aerate the lawn but concerned about...
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    Re: What should be our budget?

    As mentioned medical is light - probably will be at least $500, then another $50-70 for dental. The company you retire from may offer Cobra as an option but these plans are usually high cost. As you...
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    Re: Wood Stove Questions

    Hazmat,

    I have two of the Vermont castings stoves, one has a marble top holds the heat well..

    You will be very happy with your choice I am sure.

    Carl
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    Re: new tree winter protection

    Larry,

    They should be ok but if you want to protect them from the elements, put three stakes in a triangle and wrap burlap around the stakes. Further to this if you want fill the triangle 1/3 with...
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    Re: Caretakers For Remote Properties

    Harv,

    Read the replies to your post earlier and felt I had nothing to add other than the T&C concerns. I had a property in another state for several years on a similar setup rent/repair credits,...
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    Re: My German Shepard had a Seizure

    Steelfan,

    Can't say that I have experienced this with animals, though a girl I dated for several years had two seizures and was on medication. It is somewhat disconcerting when happening I must...
  19. Thread: MB Repair

    by Carl
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    Re: MB Repair

    Tenebrous & Karmakanic

    Thanks for the tips - the re-man alternator came last Friday and I installed it. The mounting is two 14mm bolts to the engine so no adjustment bracket since it is a...
  20. Thread: Fast Food

    by Carl
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    Re: Fast Food

    Paul,

    I was thinking about my garlic/oliveoil/anchovy pasta while reading this thread. I do the same thing but add a squirt of anchovy paste to the olive oil - just enough to get the flavor then...
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    Re: Hay - Grow or Buy?

    They used horse drawn rakes to make windrows then a loader of sorts pulled by a horse that elevated the hay to a wagon where it was piled on loose.

    I have a photo of my dad doing this on the farm,...
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    Re: Outside Chimney OK?

    Hazmat,

    When my wife starts talking about aesthetics I know it's going to cost some serious $ /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    So to enclose this pipe, insulate the space, maybe a real chimney is...
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    Re: Clearing a Fence Line

    There is a gallon size 50% concentrated Roundup on ebay for $56. Also commercial sites here's one that sells by the drum or 4 1 gal containers..

    Grass Killer
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    Re: Repairing old windows

    Andy,

    Try using a hair dryer or a heat gun to soften the putty. Also a rotozip or dremel handheld rotary cutter will work well for these jobs. Just get several different cutter heads to experiment...
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    Re: Wood Stove Questions

    Being the engineer that I am, I prefer the more efficient design of the stove


    Hazmat,

    Why not have both capabilties? Put a stove in the FP opening or alternately a fireplace insert but I...
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