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'DWV' PVC pipes ~ Is it ok to have an open inlet in the basement?

Our basement has a openings in the PVC drain-waste-vent (DWV) system, for a washer and water softener to drain. I just realized there's no check valve on this or anything to prevent a sewage backup (...
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River rock shower floor grout cracking

Have river rock shower floor in the master bath. About a year ago noticed some cracks in the grout around the rocks. I contacted the home manufacturer and they advised to regrout over the existing ...
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Can I use construction adhesive to put natural rock on a wall?

I want to put natural rock on a interior wall can I use Liquid Nails™ to glue them to wall?
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Drilling in bedrock [closed]

I need to drill five 2.5" holes 1 foot deep in bedrock to accept 2" pipe that will be used to anchor the footings for my deck on a steep hill. I have a Bosch SDS Max rotary hammer drill. I'm ...
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Need help finding Display stone to finish Off the French Drain

Where can I find stone like this to help finish off this French drain. Can I find this at a big box store, or do I need to go to "stone seller"? Also any other comments to make it look nicer....
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Recommended footings for deck built on rock with 5-10% grade?

I'm looking to install a 30' decking platform (for a yurt), 3' above grade, on a plot of land I own. The site has a mild grade (5-10%), made up of metasedimentary rock, with ~1" of organic matter ...
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How do you create a foundation for a rock garden? [closed]

I have been searching for the correct process for creating a "rock garden", but I have been finding mixed instructions. Some say to create a foundation of small gravel and then build on top ...
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What are some methods for running water lines above ground?

I decided to take on the very difficult task of building a house on top of a hill. The hill is mostly made up of limestone, and digging is incredibly difficult. We need to run a water line from the ...
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compacting sub-base for artificial grass installation

I am installing artificial grass in my backyard. 6 weeks ago, I filled the area with base rocks to form the sub-base (3" depth). Then vacation and work got in the way and I couldn't continue the ...
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Trying to make a cave wall in my bedroom, anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? [closed]

Good day to everyone. I've bought a new apartment - which is completely naked (only civil work done) I wanted to do something unique for my bedroom and found this idea. Would you please suggest me ...
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Can I set fence post concrete next to large rock?

I have holes dug for my fence posts about 3 feet deep, 12 inches wide for tubes and they will be about 6 feet high. 2 of the holes have a large rock in the way (partially). I can reach the depth for a ...
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Building patio using natural stone and mortar

I have a new house and there are rocks all over the place here. The sizes of these rocks range from 3x3x3 inches to 2x2x2 feet, all coming in irregular shapes. I have an area roughly 10x30 feet and I ...
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Materials for rock wall repair

I have a rock retaining wall that has seen better days. Some day we may replace it, but for now, I would rather try to do some patching to make it more water right and also to fasten the top stones ...
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Landscape + drainage along fence line

I am on a corner lot and my backyard receives water runoff from my neighbor behind me and my neighbor beside me. I have a french drain installed where the backyards come together and didn't have much ...
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Can I use construction adhesive on these fake rocks?

Our fireplace has fake rocks made of some kind of foam and mortar. We are installing a mantle, and want to use construction adhesive and bolts to anchor it. What are the “rocks” made of? Will the ...
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Crushed cinder block a substitute for crushed stone?

I have two projects and I'm hoping there's a synergy between them. The first project is the demolition of a small cinder block wall that has just been completed. The second project is building a ...
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Best way to fill gaps between lumber and masonry or rocks

We have built 4x4 retaining walls around existing rocks and concrete that we were unable to get rid of. The idea was - and is - use something fill the gaps between the lumber and the rocks / cements. ...
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How to place engineered hardwood against rough fireplace hearth? [duplicate]

We are going to replace the carpet in our living room with engineered hardwood flooring. We’ve installed the flooring elsewhere in our home so that part isn’t a problem. The problem is what do we do ...
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Driveway Erosion Problem

I live on a hillside and due to the road being narrow large trucks and school buses use an old driveway to turn around. My problem is that every time it rains it tends to wash the gravel away and ...
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What type of rotary hammer bit would work well to drill large holes in granite?

I plan to fence my property with driven metal T-posts (max cross section 1.45”). A section of it goes across a granite rock outcropping. This in the area near Stone Mountain in Georgia. I plan to buy ...
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How can I make use of bricks, rock and miscellaneous fill left in my yard?

I bought a house last fall and now that spring is here i am cleaning up the yard. I have been finding alot of bricks, brick sized rocks and brick sized miscellaneous fill (peices asphalt, rock ...
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Can I break up stones and overlay soil to grow lawn?

Ideally I would like to have this an all-grass yard. I am looking out a window of the house and can't add soil on top or the grade would point towards the foundation. All these rocks are 3-6 feet from ...
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How to make a cavity in a stone?

I'm installing a firewood rack outside, and want for one side of it to stand on a large stone we have there. The boulder is irregularly shaped and the metal legs of the rack may slip off -- so I'd ...
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Large rock obstructing addition

I potentially have the problem of building an addition to a house where the bedrock comes up alongside the house. So, basically there is a large rock formation obstructing the construction of the ...
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Prep for painting an old, interior, coquina rock fireplace wall?

I have an INTERIOR coquina rock fireplace wall that I hate, hate, hate. Background information: Coquina rock is a very porous rock made of lots of little seashells compressed together and is found in ...
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Retaining wall back fill/base rock and pool base rock

I am installing bevelled retaining wall blocks, 17 inched long, 6 inches high and 12 inches deep. Trying ti understand material to order.. can i use the same base rock that I use for the back fill? ...
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Mount TV in stone facade or drill through to chimney block?

I'm mounting a television above my fireplace mantle. I know about the heat and neck strain issues, and they are outside the scope of this question. I am looking for an answer as to whether the stone ...
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Reparing rock lath plaster around thermostat wires in wall...need troubleshooting advice!

I have been trying to find advice on how to do something similar to patch a rock lath plaster wall around my thermostat wires. It doesn't look like the original screws were screwed into anything ...
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How can I break up a small boulder without power tools?

I have a boulder/rock that is about 2 feet long and 1.5 feet in diameter. It is too heavy to lift and I would like to break it into smaller pieces. Without power tools, are there any good methods ...
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Is High Friction Aggregate a type of stone or treatment applied to a stone?

I am doing some research about decorative stones and came across high friction aggregate. I am a bit confused and here are my two questions: Is High Friction Aggregate a separate type of stone OR ...
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Do I need crushed rock under a rarely used rock paver walkway?

I am installing a rock paver walkway in my backyard. It won't be walked on frequently except by my dog. Approximate dimensions will be 9 x 4 feet. A base of about 4 inches of sand will be needed based ...
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How do I make a fake rock finish for a water feature?

I would like to create basin for a water feature. It would look really cool if it can have a fake rock finish. How would I go about creating it? What material would be recommended, I have seen a ...
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What is "3 inch minus"?

My heavy equipment guy said we should put "3 inch minus" down on a new driveway. What is it, and is it a good choice?
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Definitons of various sand, gravel, and rock products

There are various gravel and rock products for sale, but their names do not always mean what the layman thinks they do. For instance, I ordered three tons of gravel, expecting the 5–15 mm rocks that ...
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