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Water in well electric conduit

06-13-2013 04:12 AM by BrownsFan

I live in Indiana. We purchased a home last October.. it was built in 1995. ...

22 10-22-2016 01:39 PM
View gbarron1's profile

Treehouse / deck - right size posts and joists

03-29-2013 02:17 AM by gbarron1

I’m building a free standing treehouse out of mostly recycled lumber from a d...

627 10-22-2016 12:46 PM
View carolinamanore's profile

Need a Good Electrician

10-04-2013 07:34 AM by carolinamanore

I am in the process of purchasing a home and it will require a full rewire, w...

42 10-22-2016 11:08 AM
View newkid's profile

need overhang

12-28-2015 12:35 PM by newkid

I have moved my shop into the patio. Enclosed the patio, but now the problem...

25 10-20-2016 05:28 AM
View rcp612's profile

Insulating a SHED ???

03-12-2010 06:33 PM by rcp612

Do to my recent downsizing, I now have an 8’ X 12’ shed to transf...

68 10-19-2016 10:10 AM
View DavesYard's profile

Help! Need an idea for broken window crank/casing...

07-29-2012 04:05 PM by DavesYard

Hey guys, I have a crank-style window that is broken and was wondering if ...

40 10-19-2016 07:03 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Going to build a new garage/shop, a 14x18

11-01-2011 12:08 AM by Beginningwoodworker

I going to be going to be building 14×18 single car garage for my new wo...

11 10-18-2016 08:40 AM
View SteveKorz's profile

Shop Moisture Question

06-10-2010 06:46 PM by SteveKorz

Hey All!! About a week ago, I had a tree crash into my shop. It messed up...

7 10-15-2016 12:10 PM
View Furnitude's profile

Converting shed to living space

07-09-2015 05:27 PM by Furnitude

This is the pole barn/shed in my backyard. For historical preservation an...

9 10-15-2016 10:02 AM
View juicegoose's profile

Water meter box full of water. Anyone had this happen to them?

07-12-2011 04:47 PM by juicegoose

I’ve noticed that my water meter box is full of water. Down here in the...

8 10-14-2016 08:35 PM
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Shed roof

01-17-2011 10:19 PM by handystanley

I am planning on building a firewood storage shed. When I build it I want th...

71 10-10-2016 07:10 AM
View Truefire's profile

EZ Flow septic system drain pipes and Homeowner notification

10-30-2013 02:50 PM by Truefire

I understand that many of the newer septic system drainfields for residen...

20 10-06-2016 06:46 PM
View RJA's profile

Zip System Sheathing

07-17-2011 02:50 PM by RJA

I’m a DIY building a screen room on an existing deck. I’ll be pu...

3 10-03-2016 09:05 AM
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Home Improvement Loan Options

03-26-2014 08:08 AM by carolinamanore

I am planning to remodel my home and looking towards financing options. Can a...

5 10-03-2016 09:05 AM
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ICF vs Lumber House Construction

09-27-2010 04:23 AM by WoodyWoodWrecker

I’m going to be building a home within a couple of years and was lookin...

4 10-03-2016 09:04 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

exterior wall layers

05-25-2013 01:03 AM by BrownsFan

I’m doing a project on our house and noticed that our exterior walls co...

4 10-03-2016 09:04 AM
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DIY Concrete slab finishing

03-31-2011 04:57 PM by Dan Lyke

I’m trying to finish up my plans for my workshop (been doing that for a...

18 10-03-2016 09:04 AM
View ty204's profile

Shed Truss 12:12 Pitch

02-24-2015 03:34 PM by ty204

I am building a small shed 8’X12’ but I want to use the top f...

7 10-03-2016 09:03 AM
View JMG's profile

Expert opinion wanted on 20'x14' deck

07-03-2009 11:59 PM by JMG

I am building a 20’x14’ deck on the back of a house. The deck wi...

6 10-03-2016 09:03 AM
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Close in a car port to make "MAN CAVE"

05-18-2012 05:22 PM by BigBrownLog

I want to close in a carport that I have. It’s 21’ x 33’ wi...

26 10-03-2016 09:02 AM

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