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  0 Thread: Insane Drain Idea?
Post: RE: Insane Drain Idea?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (08-15-2022, 11:28 AM) -- 2" pipe for foundation drainage is LUNACY :no: ... -- I was thinking he'd make a great civil engineer in Las Vegas - seeing how well they designed s...
JosephP Home Improvement 8 480 08-15-2022, 09:56 PM
  0 Thread: PVA primer advice
Post: RE: PVA primer advice

JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: (07-29-2022, 08:21 PM) -- I am a big fan of Benjamin Moore paints and am going through the process of redoing all the rooms which includes new sheetrock in a few and this is wher...
JosephP Home Improvement 11 558 07-31-2022, 08:43 AM
  0 Thread: How about a new garage?
Post: RE: How about a new garage?

Curious how much of that is: Site work/grading Bathroom (what would dropping all plumbing save?) Insulation Heater guessing those combine for something between $40-$60K? Could you do the gar...
JosephP Home Improvement 8 473 07-23-2022, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Bath fitters
Post: RE: Bath fitters

fixtureman Wrote: (07-22-2022, 02:18 PM) -- I am looking at refinishing the tub now.  The surround is a nuteral color and very good condition no loose tiles and no mold.  The tub is also in very good...
JosephP Home Improvement 8 508 07-22-2022, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: gutter recommendations?
Post: RE: gutter recommendations?

Much of the gutter/no gutter argument probably lies largely with average annual rainfall, soil conditions, and slope of the yard...
JosephP Home Improvement 11 778 06-30-2022, 01:17 PM
  0 Thread: Dryer repair
Post: RE: Dryer repair

brianwelch Wrote: (06-28-2022, 10:05 AM) -- Oh great... wouldn't you know I just got a call from my wife telling me that our dryer is starting to make odd noises... One of these days I might actuall...
JosephP Home Improvement 13 743 06-28-2022, 09:59 PM
  0 Thread: Dryer repair
Post: RE: Dryer repair

msweig Wrote: (06-27-2022, 09:51 AM) -- ...I'll probably use one of the brushes as opposed to the leaf blower though :) -- Chicken! :laugh: Agreed on the other comments about replacing rollers, ...
JosephP Home Improvement 13 743 06-27-2022, 08:30 PM
  0 Thread: dryer ducts
Post: RE: dryer ducts

The Stihl backpack blower does 677 CFM at 238 mph. They don't even publish psi for blowers.  I'd guess less than  10-15? The big 185CFM compressor is 100-125 psi.  For comparison, a 220V 60 gall...
JosephP Home Improvement 11 635 06-26-2022, 09:12 PM
  0 Thread: dryer ducts
Post: RE: dryer ducts

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (06-26-2022, 08:12 AM) -- Did you know there are many manuf. of commercial grade leaf blowers that run on battery power.   I’ll bet your battery drill manuf. has one.   I’m a...
JosephP Home Improvement 11 635 06-26-2022, 12:34 PM
  0 Thread: dryer ducts
Post: RE: dryer ducts

A great plan, I had: I stand outside with a Stihl BR 600 backpack blower.  Wife holds shopping bag over the vent inside. The execution:  she doesn't hold the bag.  I'm in trouble for covering he...
JosephP Home Improvement 11 635 06-24-2022, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup
Post: RE: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup

It would help spread it on the leaf better. I use commercial surfactants...
JosephP Home Improvement 12 682 06-21-2022, 09:14 PM
  0 Thread: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?
Post: RE: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?

Are you treating the shrubs, etc with the cedar oil to encourage them to spend their daytime elsewhere?
JosephP Home Improvement 10 538 06-17-2022, 06:37 AM
  0 Thread: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup
Post: RE: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup

Very familiar with Crossbow. It is triclopyr and 2,4-D. Garlon is just triclopyr. More $...
JosephP Home Improvement 12 682 06-16-2022, 08:19 PM
  0 Thread: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup
Post: RE: Roundup may not be a good choice

vernonator Wrote: (06-15-2022, 10:37 AM) -- Roundup does not kill everything in its normal concentrate, woody vines, shrubs, trees, etc are not affected. For brush I used a product called Crossbow to...
JosephP Home Improvement 12 682 06-16-2022, 01:03 AM
  0 Thread: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?
Post: RE: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?

EatenByLimestone Wrote: (06-14-2022, 02:36 PM) -- Many of the best mosquito traps use a species specific pheromone as bait.  If you don’t have that species in the area, you can often still buy the tr...
JosephP Home Improvement 10 538 06-14-2022, 08:58 PM
  0 Thread: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?
Post: RE: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?

I don't doubt you'll catch bugs. But does it reduce the population of mosquitos in your 1/4 acre? I don't know. Just looked up a few reviews. They all compare it to a light trap. Those are well...
JosephP Home Improvement 10 538 06-12-2022, 02:46 PM
  0 Thread: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup
Post: RE: Porcelain Berry Vines and Roundup

There are very few plants that have developed resistance to RoundUp.  Otherwise, it is very effective when used appropriately. Use at labeled rate.  Get good coverage on as many of the leaves as po...
JosephP Home Improvement 12 682 06-11-2022, 01:01 PM
  0 Thread: Trouble Shooting an Electrical Circuit
Post: RE: Trouble Shooting an Electrical Circuit

Could it be wind instead of rain tripping it?
JosephP Home Improvement 12 922 05-27-2022, 07:12 PM
  0 Thread: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...
Post: RE: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...

Chuck in NC Wrote: (05-12-2022, 08:35 AM) -- The contractor that provided quote 3 (Goodman 3.5 ton) stated that he performed a load calculation to ensure the system is properly sized.  He walked thro...
JosephP Home Improvement 20 1,145 05-12-2022, 08:59 PM
  0 Thread: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...
Post: RE: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...

Did anyone do heat loss calculation? Why did #3 go to 4 ton? If 3.5 is the right size, stick with that...but if it is too small, yes, get the higher capacity unit. Ask for more details on #1... ...
JosephP Home Improvement 20 1,145 05-10-2022, 08:08 AM

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