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  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

fredhargis Wrote: (04-25-2024, 04:40 AM) -- I'd bet that cellulose would blow around more than (or at least as much as) straw. I think using straw, and maybve covering it with some bird netting in th...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 15 1,085 04-25-2024, 11:25 AM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

Willyou Wrote: (04-24-2024, 03:34 PM) -- Hydro seeding is an option. I don't know what the cost comparison might be, but the hydro seeding includes seed, mulch, and application all at once. Could be ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 15 1,085 04-24-2024, 03:43 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

That's the city boy in me using the two terms interchangeably:laugh: Yes, I would use "straw", not hay. At any rate, I'm wondering what alternatives there might be. I've always had low success with ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 15 1,085 04-24-2024, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: mulch options for grass seed

What are some more 'affordable' options for mulching new grass seed besides hay? There's peat moss, but that stuff would be expensive.  Would cellulose insulation work, or is the fire retardant added...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 15 1,085 04-24-2024, 01:33 PM
  0 Thread: Squeaky Leeson Motor - UPDATED
Post: Squeaky Leeson Motor - UPDATED

I thought I would post an update to this thread (op message below the update). I took apart the motor as best as I know how and gave it a good cleaning with compressed air. It was caked with dust at ...
DogwoodTales Woodworking Power Tools 2 541 02-07-2024, 09:03 PM
  0 Thread: A Clock of my own design
Post: RE: A Clock of my own design

holy freakin' clock, batman. that's really kewl! Nicely done.
DogwoodTales Woodworking 16 1,608 01-19-2024, 11:58 AM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

The bed rail hardware I’ve used is linked below. I’ve made two bunk beds for rambunctious kids and 15 years later the beds are still solid with no racking. In the picture the bracket on the rail is j...
DogwoodTales Woodworking 21 3,165 12-28-2023, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen
Post: RE: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen

Idk where you are but in the Cincinnati area quartz was considerably more $ back in 2018, but yeah it does have some advantages. I think the concerns with granite are overblown and wiping on some sea...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 50 3,963 12-25-2023, 11:12 AM
  0 Thread: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen
Post: RE: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen

Idk if this was mentioned yet, but one issue I had with my under-mounted sink to a granite countertop was that a little careless handling of heavy pots (by loml or others, not me) caused nicks in the ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 50 3,963 12-24-2023, 06:29 PM
  0 Thread: Sediment Filter Problems
Post: RE: Sediment Filter Problems

On a side note, if feasible and affordable, maybe bypass the filter for your garden hoses. Some shark bites and Pex would make the task fairly easy and spare your filter from filtering water just for ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 20 1,523 12-23-2023, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: Log splitter- gas vs electric
Post: RE: Log splitter- gas vs electric

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (12-10-2023, 11:00 PM) -- Fellas ………..a motor is a motor.  ac, gasoline, dc, diesel, solar powered, wind or water powered - it either has enough horsepower AMD torque for the...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 10 1,291 12-11-2023, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Log splitter- gas vs electric
Post: RE: Log splitter- gas vs electric

Good suggestions.thanks to all I forgot to mention that the firewood I get is already split, but most of it still needs to be split some more for my uses. I have a small wood stove for our small spac...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 10 1,291 12-10-2023, 02:43 PM
  0 Thread: Log splitter- gas vs electric
Post: Log splitter- gas vs electric

From what I’ve found so far electric is quieter and less cost, but do they really last? Sure a gas powered unit isn’t limited to the availability of electric power, but that’s not a concern for my u...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 10 1,291 12-09-2023, 10:50 PM
  0 Thread: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?
Post: RE: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?

vernonator Wrote: (11-02-2023, 08:59 AM) -- Do you need so much that the price difference is impactful? Shouldn't you be "better safe than sorry" for a Ten spot more for the right product? -- It's ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 9 1,444 11-02-2023, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?
Post: RE: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (10-30-2023, 10:52 AM) -- I always have a can of this stuff on my foam trigger gun.  https://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STUFF-PRO-24-oz-Gaps-and-Cracks-Insulating-Spray-Foam-Seal...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 9 1,444 10-30-2023, 01:12 PM
  0 Thread: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?
Post: RE: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?

jteneyck Wrote: (10-30-2023, 08:46 AM) -- I'm pretty sure fire block foam leaves a char behind to stop flame spread, whereas regular foam will burn and leave a gap for flame to penetrate through.  Bu...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 9 1,444 10-30-2023, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?
Post: Fireblock foam worth the $$$?

So regular spray foam is rated for 240 degrees and costs $6 while fire block or high heat spray foam is rated for 240 degrees and costs $10-15. Why pay more for the same heat rating? I'm looking f...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 9 1,444 10-30-2023, 08:08 AM
  0 Thread: Attic over porch air barrier?
Post: Attic over porch air barrier?

My attic extends over my front porch. There was some type of foil faced paper that was installed between the attic over the conditioned space and the porch attic. It was partly falling down and old an...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 2 581 10-06-2023, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: How to remove vinyl mastic from concrete?
Post: RE: How to remove vinyl mastic from concrete?

I had the same issue on my basement floor. Previous owner had glued sheet vinyl to the concrete floor. I resorted to using coarse grit sanding discs on my angle grinder. It worked well, but was very ...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 20 2,353 09-29-2023, 09:06 AM
  0 Thread: ever had new lawn hydroseeded?
Post: RE: ever had new lawn hydroseeded?

I should clarify that I'm not doing this myself. I'm fishing for others' experience in how thick was their resulting mulch from a professional job. I'm questioning if the contractor I used was skim...
DogwoodTales Home Improvement 9 1,030 09-22-2023, 08:50 AM

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