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Apr
25
comment How do I work around a tree in my fence line?
If you own enough of the property behind it, add one more post behind it, then two fence panels to that so you end up with ____/\_____
Apr
24
comment Is it bad that my porcelain tiles were stored outside in the rain?
If there is mold on it, give the tiles a bath in a tub of water with a bit of bleach in it.
Apr
24
awarded  Excavator
Apr
24
revised What are the pros and cons of steel vs. aluminum metal roofing?
removed irrelevant info from title (suburban home)
Apr
24
comment What type of nail gun is recommended?
@Eric sorry, to clarify, the battery doesn't have to recharge between each shot, the flywheel (if the gun uses a flywheel) has to rev up between each shot. So you can't do the 'machine gun' firing that you get with an air compressor. I don't know if electric is any more or less powerful than the air cartridge models. Fine Homebuilding is a good resource for tool reviews: finehomebuilding.com/Tool-Guide/Product-Finder/Nailers/…
Apr
23
comment Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
A well laid paver driveway shouldn't have any issues regarding ice (or any more issues than concrete would have)
Apr
23
comment What type of nail gun is recommended?
re: cordless, the big benefit is you don't need to haul and charge the compressor. The big drawback is that you can't do continuing nailing (with the battery versions) as you have to let it charge between each firing.
Apr
23
comment How do I know if my power drill needs to rotate clockwise or counter clockwise to drill forward?
"Righty, tighty. Lefty, loosy"
Apr
23
comment Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
@MDMoore313 I suppose it depends on your concrete, but I imagine you'd need a high powered impact drill to make easy work of the concrete. The idea, however, is that it's easier to drill a bunch of holes than it is to spend a week with a sledgehammer.
Apr
23
comment Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
@MDMoore313 I'd say it was a 'small' driveway size. About 40' long x 10' wide. I should have noted that I hired out the removal of the old concrete part. If you DIY yourself, you'll want to break up the existing driveway by drilling holes and then filling with 'expansive mortar' to break it all up. Then rent some heavy equipment to do the actual hauling away of the concrete.
Apr
23
comment Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
Well, there's two questions here, really. One is removing an existing concrete driveway. The other is putting in a driveway. The former is tough DIY, smashing and hauling concrete is not a simple job. The latter can certainly be DIY, but we'd likely need to know what you are looking to replace it with. There's lots of options for driveways. Perhaps adding a few more details will help people answer the 'is it DIY' part.
Apr
23
comment Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
For the record, I have done this for a Patio--though I went with a wheelbarrow/shovel over the Skid Steer. Never again.
Apr
23
answered Is creating a concrete driveway a diy?
Apr
23
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Apr
23
comment Is it OK to have a GFCI downstream of a standard circuit?
My understanding is that GFCI's only protect downstream, not upstream.
Apr
23
answered What are the drawbacks of putting down pavers for an alley without a sub-surface?
Apr
23
answered How can I transition between these floors?
Apr
19
revised Is the lack of a vapor barrier in the attic causing my mold issue?
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Apr
18
comment Will rubber pavers hold up against Wisconsin winters?
Good point about shoveling...not just leaving marks, but I wonder if it's hard to shovel in general...would the rubber 'catch' the shovel blade more often? Can it stand up to 'chopping ice' tasks? Seems like the physical act of shoveling might be a bigger enemy to rubber pavers than the snow and ice.
Apr
18
comment Will rubber pavers hold up against Wisconsin winters?
Also, if safety is the main concern, I'd perhaps consider a more temporary solution for a few years...such as a pea gravel or wood bark path instead.