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  0 Thread: Alternative to pressure treated
Post: RE: Alternative to pressure treated

Thanks for the tips!!
Maddog Home Improvement 11 764 04-15-2022, 12:37 PM
  0 Thread: Alternative to pressure treated
Post: Alternative to pressure treated

So I want to build a garden enclosure. Bambi and all his relatives think they own the place and whatever is planted we did it for them. Anyway my initial idea was 4 x 4 treated posts and hog wire....
Maddog Home Improvement 11 764 04-15-2022, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: Adding Soffit plugs
Post: Adding Soffit plugs

Asking for opinions on using metal soffit plugs to keep birds from perching on the edge of the holes and pooping all over the siding. There's screening on the inside and wondering if by inserting th...
Maddog Home Improvement 0 300 02-14-2022, 06:31 PM
  0 Thread: Clearing drain pipes in pond
Post: RE: Clearing drain pipes in pond

Sorry for my delayed response. Well the 2-6 inch drains have been adequate in the past. But here in the Seattle Puget Sound Area we had a record setting amount of rainfall in December coupled with 6-8...
Maddog Home Improvement 19 1,943 02-01-2022, 11:31 AM
  0 Thread: Clearing drain pipes in pond
Post: RE: Clearing drain pipes in pond

Interesting Tim. My clog is at least 16 feet in from the end as I’ve probed the pipes with an extension rod and can’t feel anything. Seems like this jet rod you mention might also cut through corr...
Maddog Home Improvement 19 1,943 01-18-2022, 11:39 AM
  0 Thread: Clearing drain pipes in pond
Post: RE: Clearing drain pipes in pond

Thanks for all the suggestions! I was also wondering if I could snake something through with a hook like thing on the end and then pull it through. No way for any big equipment as it’s very sensit...
Maddog Home Improvement 19 1,943 01-17-2022, 10:15 AM
  0 Thread: Clearing drain pipes in pond
Post: Clearing drain pipes in pond

So we have a pond on our property that can be a source of pleasure because of the wildlife it attracts but can also be a pita and potentially destructive when the overflow drains aren’t working right ...
Maddog Home Improvement 19 1,943 01-16-2022, 01:12 PM
  0 Thread: First Alert detectors
Post: RE: First Alert detectors

Good suggestion on checking codes. I did and it states houses built in 1980 or later are to be hard wired.
Maddog Home Improvement 7 718 11-04-2021, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: First Alert detectors
Post: RE: First Alert detectors

Thanks for that advice! Very valuable and appreciated!
Maddog Home Improvement 7 718 11-04-2021, 09:08 AM
  0 Thread: First Alert detectors
Post: RE: First Alert detectors

Second part of this question is any recommended hard wired detectors? We have a small house and don't feel the need to redo wiring to interconnect. We are for sure going to awaken if either of the 2...
Maddog Home Improvement 7 718 11-03-2021, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: First Alert detectors
Post: First Alert detectors

We have 2 first alert combo smoke /co2 detectors. These are the kind that have a theoretical 10 year battery Put them in about 5 years ago although since we can't seem to find any documentation rega...
Maddog Home Improvement 7 718 11-03-2021, 05:55 PM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

Thanks. Understand "free advice" Still appreciate all of it! Aluminum 2 inches wide.
Maddog Home Improvement 12 1,408 06-15-2021, 02:39 PM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: Garage door seal

I need to replace my 16 foot wide seal.  I'd like to think that it's a simple matter of sliding out the old and sliding in the new.  I am a realist however and based on the little I've read I think ...
Maddog Home Improvement 12 1,408 06-15-2021, 01:28 PM
  0 Thread: Honda EU6500is Generator
Post: RE: Honda EU6500is Generator

I think I have that same model and because you mentioned that you needed a new battery have you by any chance taken the battery cover off and left it off?  I did that with mine thinking no big deal b...
Maddog Home Improvement 14 2,699 05-27-2021, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: Proper paint cement/concrete statue art
Post: Proper paint cement/concrete statue art

We have a fairly small statue that we want to paint a satin black. Not sure precisely what it's made of but looks like concrete or cement.  I went to the local hardware store and in looking at many d...
Maddog Finishing 0 500 05-27-2021, 04:49 PM
  0 Thread: Need lawn mover recommendations
Post: RE: Need lawn mover recommendations

Have a Husqvarna rider for the majority of lawn and a cheap "Lawn Chief" for around the house.   In my opinion as someone else stated using non e gas with a stabilizer is the key.  Once I started th...
Maddog Home Improvement 32 8,594 03-05-2021, 11:34 AM
  0 Thread: Mice in crawl
Post: Mice in crawl

Was looking at another recent thread regarding whether those ultra sonic devices worked. I came to the conclusion long ago they didn't. Anyway my focus is keeping them out. I'm still catching them ...
Maddog Home Improvement 3 652 03-03-2021, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: Sealing toilet on concrete floor
Post: RE: Sealing toilet on concrete floor

Thanks so much everyone for the very helpful input! I love woodnet! Not using the toilet until I resolve this and in the next week or two I'm going to pull it again and really take a careful look at...
Maddog Home Improvement 8 1,293 02-21-2021, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: Sealing toilet on concrete floor
Post: Sealing toilet on concrete floor

Have had a chronic problem in our garage with keeping a toilet sealed on the concrete floor.  It's a PITA! I get tired of pulling that toilet and reseating it because it's leaking  at the base.   I...
Maddog Home Improvement 8 1,293 02-19-2021, 07:04 PM
  0 Thread: WiFi extenders
Post: RE: WiFi extenders

harderhandyman Wrote: (11-28-2020, 01:11 AM) -- I put one of these in the ship about 250' away, amazing that it pulls a signal that far away.  Only $18 on amazon.  I've even used a weak signal from i...
Maddog Home Improvement 20 3,764 12-06-2020, 01:43 PM

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