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Just a lawn enthusiast that has been researching and implementing organic lawn and garden techniques for a few years.


May
30
comment What's the recommended drainage groove on stone counter top in kitchen?
quartz counters are an engineered product bound by polymer resins not a natural stone slab.
May
30
accepted How to increase height of existing concrete slab?
May
27
comment What is causing the last two heads in a sprinkler/irrigation system to have no water pressure?
I should have left an answer and not a comment as my first response. Had to skip over some details to fit. For the driveway head if you ever want to replace the riser with Swing Joint/Funny pipe type deal it will minimize the chances of that happening again. Sprinklers near driveways tend to get driven on and walked on a lot. The flexible pipe in the swing joint won't crack like a riser will.
May
26
comment What is causing the last two heads in a sprinkler/irrigation system to have no water pressure?
In most cases you don't need to buy caps. With spray nozzles and I believe gear rotors you can turn the screw on the top all the way clockwise to shut off the flow. Impact sprinklers I don't think can be shut off this way. Your answer is written in the third person. What did you actually do to solve the problem and where did you find the leak?
May
22
comment How can I stop my shower doors from hitting one another and making an awful noise?
@Michael do a search on the websites for retailers near your area and see what they offer. Kohler makes a few under different names.
May
17
comment What would cause the mortar to crack across a number of bricks?
I see what looks like 2, maybe 3 different color mortar in the joints in the close up photo when enlarged. Does that change your opinion on how soon one should act?
May
13
comment How to increase height of existing concrete slab?
@DMoore the flagstones are slate and they were installed from the beginning (maybe 30+ years ago) to create a more decorative surface instead of plain concrete. It wasn't a temporary solution.
May
13
answered How to increase height of existing concrete slab?
May
12
asked How to increase height of existing concrete slab?
May
12
answered How to drill a minute hole on a wooden pendant without a drill?
May
12
comment All kitchen water supplies have low pressure
I think your water pressure should be the same. Your flow rate would be less. Could that be what you're seeing? Also if your previous sink was very old it might not have had the water saving features newer fixtures have.
May
12
comment What is causing the last two heads in a sprinkler/irrigation system to have no water pressure?
If you have a leak, you will find it in the last spot you dig. Seriously though... one thing I might try is turn off the other sprinklers in the zone except for the two that don't work and see if they now work with the others off. That could indicate loss of pressure/flow in the system that might not always mean a leak. Water Co might have changed something. or could mean leak is anywhere on that zone. If still no water then keep digging past the last working one. Likely a break. If pipe is deep may not see the leak above ground.
May
10
comment How do I patch an in-ground ceramic drain pipe?
@Trevor an epoxy resin should work but you really just need something that keeps the pvc cover in place while you backfill. It's not like the drain pipe will have a large flow and pressure. If you don't mind digging some more you can just cut out the section of pipe and insert a PVC pipe using those rubber couplers. See youtube.com/watch?v=h0CjCHPkTp0 for instructions.
May
10
answered How do I patch an in-ground ceramic drain pipe?
May
10
answered Changing straight staircase to a turned stair with half landing, is this the Only solution to stairs cutting loft in half?
May
9
answered Oven Door allows too much heat to escape?
May
9
answered Blinds vs Curtains
May
9
comment How would I replace 4 posts and beam holding my covered patio with 2 posts?
At some point you're going to have to get a structural engineer put his stamp on the plans. Might as well go to one now and discuss your options and budget. You could possibly get away with no vertical supports if you were willing to spend enough money by rebuilding a large portion of your home. It's not possible to give you an exact solution without a lot more info.
May
9
comment One plank of my PVC privacy fence came loose at the top.
Post pic of the problem. Too many different types of fences and meanings of what a "plank" might mean.
May
9
comment Fixing a hole in the wall
Little tip. cut the patch, put the patch on the wall, trace the outline, then cut the rectangle. You should get a tighter fit that way.