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Everything posted by Erby

  1. Haven't ever seen the squirrel doing it, but have found a lot of gnawed lead flashings.
  2. Remember on the C3 that you have to use the camera settings to delete old images. Won't delete (though it appears it does) from your computer.
  3. How about a picture to help us out. Is it possible to add a berm to the high side of the driveway and direct the water to the street before it even gets to the driveway?
  4. Oh yeah, I'm still around. Not nearly so naive as I was then, but still around. Thanks for resurfacing this thread. I got one hell of a chuckle reading it through again. I was so naive. And it turned into such a humorous thread! Yes, you're wrong. Google "How to measure rainfall". No one measures it over an acre.
  5. We'll be glad to have you, Chad. Looking forward to it.
  6. Turn up your faucet, Tom. The drip wasn't quite enough for some of us to catch it.
  7. It's OK. There are 57 states and Washington captured all the airports.
  8. I've seen several like that. Some disabled folks are only able to raise their feet so far. Need low rise stairs. Maybe they're for a relative who visits. I'd want the guards and rails but don't see an issue with the stairs themselves.
  9. Well, Tammie, I'm glad your back to enough health to come here on your research path.
  10. Hmm, someone dropping key words. Guess he forgot the link or an admin already took care of it.
  11. Don't forget justifying their own jobs, Marc.
  12. I wonder if that's what they call a foundation in Louisiana?
  13. I've done a few over the years. Do what I can and write a report. What else could you do?
  14. 1400 foot! That's an area about 10x140 or 20x70. That's a LOT of tile. What kind of building is it installed in?
  15. Gotta love the ability to search and refresh your memory from the older posts when you need it. This helped me a bit tonight!
  16. I finally replaced my Rheem last year, at 26 years of age. It was still working but I felt it was a good time for an energy efficiency upgrade.
  17. You really have to WANT to make something of it when you go so far as to stand on your head to look at it to see if it makes sense that way.
  18. Look closer. The new LEDs just have a flat disc with little yellow squares up in them. No light socket like you and I are used to seeing. Took me a while the first time I saw them. I was bamboozled for several minutes when I didn't see the typical socket. And of course they had a daylight sensor. I had to flip the switch and cover the sensor to get them to come on.
  19. I look at something like that in a house and think "kind of ugly". I look at your picture and think "hey, neat art". Just can't see it for myself.
  20. They're usually marked for open and closed positions, at least around here.
  21. So, Les, tell us why Concetta wants to see you in an insane asylum?
  22. And right next to a big opening where the combustion gases can sink into the living area, though I'd bet they rise a bit until they cool off.
  23. It's about more than a few dollars saved. When I'm gone that long, I don't just turn off the water heater, I also turn off the main water supply. A few years ago, one of my customers from California move here, bought a nice house on a three foot deep crawl space, moved in, and went on a cruise a few days later. Nobody in the neighborhood knew who she was or how to get a hold of her. A few days later, one of the neighbors noticed water coming out of her crawl space vents. Knowing nothing else to do, he shut the water off at the meter. Turns out the washing machine hose burst, flooded the whole first floor ruining the wood floors, seeped into the crawl space, eventually filling it up and pushing water out through the vents. Cost her insurance company about $50,000 to repair the damage and make the place livable again. Not to mention the inconvenience of finding temporary living quarters while the damage was repaired.
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