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In the US, flood zone regulations are typically established at the local government level under the National Flood Insurance Program [essentially, they completely bypass state government], so you'll need to check with your local government to determine which if any regulatory requirements apply. That said, understand that purpose of flood vents is to keep ...


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As long as you don't block off the vent at all, you should be fine. I'd get a picture if I could, but I had one customer who had a very similar problem to yours, and because the raised bed was higher than the top of the vents, he built a slanted box, about 55 degrees, from the bottom of the vent up over the soil line. It was basically a 2x4 box covered in ...


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Use a level, and compact the base to the correct level so that when bricks are placed on it the resulting surface will be level. Choice of levels ranges from surveyor's total station on down to water in a clear hose. The aim is the same in all cases. Note that the patio may not really be "level" - it should have a very slight slope away from the house to aid ...


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There are so many manufactured options for channel shaped surface drainage equipment that you should not have to create one from scratch. Search the internet. If you must create your own, your method with the slab and brick should work, or make some wood forms and make it entirely out of concrete. Make sure the surrounding soil is firm and compacted to ...


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Ventless gas fireplaces are a suspected health hazard, and may dealers won't sell them. I strongly suggested a vented model, which will have two pipes: one for fresh air, one for exhaust. The new cap will likely solve your dripping problem: If you have doubts about where the leak comes from, get a hose. Wet the chimney 1 meter above the ground and wait ...


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you did not mention the location of the leak. The most common leak area is where the roof meets the side of the chimney. Go on the roof and take a look at the nature of the protection at that point. Normally, metal flashing and a waterproof material bridge from the roof to the chimney UNDER the finished roofing material (shingles, tiles, etc.), so a ...



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