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This isn't an answer to the OP's question but I can't add a comment to either of the answers above (so, please don't down vote me!) Regarding cockroaches: "The large, outdoor cockroaches breed prolifically in pine straw mulch and poorly in gravel or on bare soil." Although the tree above is not a pine, I would still take care not to leave excessive ...


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By looking at some mobile home anchoring systems you might be able to adapt something to a smaller scale. They appear similar to the screw in the earth anchors used for dog run tie outs albeit on a larger scale. I would screw in three dog anchors on each side and use a ratcheting cargo strap (available at any auto parts store) to cinch it down. It may take ...


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Maybe I can post some pictures later but I have 3 very large oaks next to my house - one is absolutely huge and 10 feet away. There are tons of limbs directly over my roof. Do I care? Not really. I asked my insurance company and they don't care nor do they offer discounts for trimming them back. Pros: Tons of shade when you are out Definitely lower ...


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Does the tree spread over the house? It's impossible to say that the tree will or won't cause problems - it might, or it might not. Many problems can be mitigated if you like having a tree in your yard - no point in mitigating them if you don't. For instance, if it does spread over the house, you can trim it so it does not. It can also cause benefits, such ...


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CFM: Cubic Feet per Minute. It is the same unit for both. Note that computer fans are not rated or listed for such use or permanent installation and might not like getting wet. I don't doubt that such a setup would work but I would test it first with some power adapters (12VDC, common for 120mm fans) before looking at solar panels. As the exact power ...


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That is an expansion joint you are seeing. The material is 1/2" thick and something close to old style Celotex or beaverboard really soaked in asphalt or tar. It isn't much of a thermal break, but it is better than the masonry surfaces touching. Although it is available wider, it is usually only 4" tall. Either a bearing surface or gravel is below the 4" ...


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Although I agree with Johnnyz that it seems harmless. I would fill it with outdoor caulking. I'm not sure what your climate is but if water gets in and freezes then you have a bigger crack.


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The location of the drywall cracks would be important relative to the removed wall and the foundation cracking. Structural walls are often removed in remodels but with a load bearing beam of some type spanning the new open space and transferring the load to either side. That is one good reason to look at permits with the county or city to see if there was a ...



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