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My garage lights have been stopping working for a long time. Need to fix them soon.

12/11/2019 11:01:52 AM

CalledToArms
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i need to install a light in my garage period.

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[Edited on December 11, 2019 at 11:37 AM. Reason : ]

12/11/2019 11:37:16 AM

afripino
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goddamn ChipDrop showed up unexpectedly and dumped a mountain of mulch on my driveway. on the bright side, it was free 99.

also, the fucking electrician for my screened porch has delayed the inspections / finishing, so I'm a week behind.
progress so far: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GUutxcCj65r9zKt28

hopefully he shows up today.

12/11/2019 12:06:35 PM

shoot
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Mine needs a porch too.

12/11/2019 12:53:47 PM

Jeepin4x4
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What would be a rough budget i could expect to have the landscaping around my house cleaned up and re-mulched? It's a small footprint (1400sqft) and all four sides have about a 2' mulch bed around it. I remulched last year but it was a pain in the butt. I'd like to hire a company to come clean it up, reestablish the slope away from the house where it's settled, and completely remulch. What should i expect to drop?

2/6/2020 2:31:48 PM

bcvaugha
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mulch is usually 50-70$/cub yd installed

https://www.landscapecalculator.com/calculators/mulch

2/8/2020 4:39:33 PM

JP
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While taking a stroll around the house checking things out, I noticed this area of my screened in porch that apparently has some rot to it. I've attached a few pics that show it around the bottom corner of what i assume to be a supporting post. It's quite spongy when pushing on the area in question along the exterior, and the board underneath is a little mushy too. I havent noticed it in any other spots, but this area tends to be exposed to the elements (corner faces north & east).

http://imgur.com/gallery/5ieWqBi

How much of a concern is this? I'm assuming this may be something I need to take care of quickly, but I want to be sure. We have some near future plans to completely window (and heat/cooling) the porch to add square footage to our house.

2/8/2020 6:17:37 PM

DonMega
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I would watch that corner during some decent rain to see if the gutter is leaking. I expect that is the cause more than just being exposed to the elements. You want to fix that along with replacing those boards. And definitely do that before windowing anything in.

2/9/2020 7:26:14 AM

theDuke866
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had a fucking nickel-sized hole open up in the ceiling of one of my bedrooms during the last big rainstorm...dumped a bunch of water into the middle of the room.

I had a leak there prob 6-8 years ago that was repaired under warranty by the manufacturer (D.R. Horton). The hole is right in the middle of the slightly discolored spot where the leak was...looks like they didn't really fix the leak properly, and over time, a drip eroded a spot in the ceiling, and during a heavy rain collected enough water to burst through and dump it all into the room.

2/9/2020 8:11:25 PM

Wraith
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Wife reported to me that the dryer was getting really really hot. Like uncomfortably hot to the point that she couldn't touch the clothes for a few mins after the cycle finished. Did some investigating on the exhaust duct. Found a fucking beehive with about 2 feet of compressed lint that had built up behind it. The bees were pissed off when I pushed their hive out and threw it in the woods.

6/4/2020 2:46:27 PM

shoot
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During this pandemic, many transform from renders to buyers

6/4/2020 6:11:46 PM

DonMega
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^^ wtf!!!

6/4/2020 8:34:20 PM

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holy fuck

6/5/2020 2:55:21 PM

Wraith
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Fortunately they were the big chonky kind of bee and it was a relatively small hive (looked more like a nest? I don't know what the correct terminology is. There were definitely larva in it though) so wasn't too troublesome. I was in the crawlspace and had used a duct cleaning tool to push the hive outside. I immediately plugged it on my end so they couldn't get to me but I could hear them going nuts. I just waited until after sunset when it was a little cooler outside and they had calmed down a bit then threw their hive in the woods.

Previous owners hadn't correctly installed the flapper thing at the end of the vent and there is about 30 feet of ducting under the house that the bees had full range of.

[Edited on June 9, 2020 at 2:22 PM. Reason : ]

6/9/2020 2:21:00 PM

darkone
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Let me just state that I hate fixing toilets and that all big box toilet repair parts are garbage.

6/9/2020 3:09:06 PM

David0603
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^^ I'm in a similar situation with birds in my attic. Anyone else have this problem?

6/9/2020 9:40:42 PM

Wraith
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^Best thing to do would be to try and find out how they are getting in and seal up the hole.

6/10/2020 12:50:54 PM

David0603
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It's a vent pretty high up. Guess I need to find someone with a long ladder.

6/14/2020 11:29:26 AM

David0603
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Should this be of a concern?
I filed a claim to get the siding and all the electronics replaced when lightning hit my house, but this was just discovered years later.



[Edited on June 17, 2020 at 3:57 PM. Reason : ]

6/17/2020 3:55:45 PM

darkone
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I'm having a little trouble figuring out what I'm looking at. Is that an roof truss?

If that's the only place like that, you're not in immanent danger, but you will want that fixed. The bottom of a truss like that is under tension so it's keeping the roof ridge from sagging and the walls from bowing out.

Yikes, BTW.

6/18/2020 10:04:34 AM

David0603
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Apologies, yeah, roof truss

6/18/2020 11:34:07 PM

AttackLax
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It might be worth reaching back out to the insurance company. Since they have it on file that the strike occurred, they may be willing to cover the newly found damage. There is no way you could have reasonably known about the damage at the time. Of course, this is just a common sense hunch, so they will do the opposite.

6/26/2020 4:12:17 PM

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