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    Digital Water Tester

    Can anyone suggest a good digital water tester? Looking for one for use with my hot tub.
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    Elite Spas - Do you own one?

    Anyone own an Elite Spa? I'm looking at one of these and curious about any one who may own one. Elite Spas
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Spa Cover Recommendations

    Anyone have any recommendations for spa covers. Good or bad experiences with specific models I should be aware of.
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    How do you confirm someone is Licensed?

    How do you confirm someone is licensed electrician for your state? Additionally, what does it mean when they are "bonded"?
  6. Concrete Cure Time - before placing a hot tub on it

    I have a new concrete back patio. At some point we would like to place a hot tub on it. How long should we wait before doing something like that. The concrete pad is 4" thick, 3000 psi with rebar....
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    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma
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    He will be using new sand and then rebar, but no...

    He will be using new sand and then rebar, but no gravel. How thick should the sand be for a 4" slab?
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    Concrete Patio Prep

    I'm having my concrete patio replaced. The contractor has torn it all out and dug the area out as needed. Looks like the previous base was some sort of sand. They will place rebar in it before...
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    I'm not a concrete person, but have spent a lot...

    I'm not a concrete person, but have spent a lot of time on it due to my own issues with a patio. I've heard the fibermesh is not a big deal and the rebar would be better off the 2' centers. Ground...
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    Mesh or Rebar in Concrete - Which is better

    At somepoint I am going to have to replace my concrete patio (long story!). Concrete contractors have proposed 6/6/10/10 welded wire reinforcement and 1/2 inch rebar. Each suggests one is better...
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    Would it be better to get a structural engineer...

    Would it be better to get a structural engineer to look at this or would a normal home inspector be able to review and provide the feedback I need to get a good second opinion on this. I will also...
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    I just reread some of the old posts. 21boat said...

    I just reread some of the old posts. 21boat said at one point "There is also a possibility that the floor was poured at 4" thick and it was dug out in the columns areas deeper and poured as a...
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    21 boat.. (or anyone else) the builder feels the...

    21 boat.. (or anyone else) the builder feels the crack is due to expansive soils and not the brick columns. I was told the footers were placed after the columns were put up and that is OK. I am...
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    Here's a pic of the corner. I don't think I have...

    Here's a pic of the corner. I don't think I have a footer at all. I can slide the shovel under the center of the column under the concrete. Not a lot, but just does not seem one is present.
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    21 boat / zippit.. good advice. The patio is 12...

    21 boat / zippit.. good advice. The patio is 12 x 26 and being that big I expected some sort of cut or expansion joint, but they did not do that. I have the big crack (as shown) hairline from...
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    It is a new house.. working with builder on it. ...

    It is a new house.. working with builder on it. Quick inspection thought it has a footer, but I think perhaps concrete outside the footings may have been what was hit. Builder has been very good to...
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    21boat and zippit.. thanks for the quick...

    21boat and zippit.. thanks for the quick feedback.. here is the crack.. concrete poured in late April 08.. crack current pic last month
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    I'm in Oklahoma.. it freezes here for sure :)

    I'm in Oklahoma.. it freezes here for sure :)
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    I know that last pic is bad.. these are zoomed in...

    I know that last pic is bad.. these are zoomed in pics, but you can clearly see where the middle column would have been as opposed to the corner one. So it sounds like if I did down 6" (patio is...
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    The columns are for sure on top of the concrete. ...

    The columns are for sure on top of the concrete. I know I saw them placed after the concrete was poured. I did not see anything else done when they poured it besides place the 4" boards around it. ...
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    The columns support the covered patio. They...

    The columns support the covered patio. They normally are just wood, but we opted for brick. Attached is a pic
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    The columns are brick and on top of the concrete...

    The columns are brick and on top of the concrete patio. I have cracks in the patio and we think we have footings, but not sure. The concrete is 4" think so would a footing be under that?
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    Concrete Footings - how can I tell if I have them

    How can I tell if I really have footings under columns on a concrete front porch I have? The Columns are on top of the concrete so the footings should be under the concrete normal pad, right?
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    Thanks for the feedack.

    Thanks for the feedack.
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    Concrete Crack Filler / Menders

    Any suggestions on products to use to fill a crack that has shown up on our concrete patio. The crack is about 1/8 to 1/4 wide with some spots bigger. Looking for something that I can also paint as...
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    When to buy a hot tub for best deals

    Hot Tub places in my area (Oklahoma) always have sales, however, is there really a good time to buy them. When do the new models come out or is it best to buy one in the summer heat as opposed to...
  28. Tile to Trim. Best/correct way to finish it off

    This may be a matter of opinion, but what is the best/correct way to finish off your tile to the baseboard trim. Shoud this be grout or perhaps caulk?
  29. I think the d/s is a 5 ton and upstairs is a 2.5...

    I think the d/s is a 5 ton and upstairs is a 2.5 ton.. So you suggest keeping the upstairs running more to equalize or let the cooler air fall?
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    50% seems like a steep claim. I moved from a 10...

    50% seems like a steep claim. I moved from a 10 seer to a 13 seer and did not see at big savings. This was also on a 1300 sq ft house and I live in Oklahoma. We can get hot weather, but not as...
  31. Keeping upstairs cool more cost effective than not?

    We have a 14 seer downstairs (d/s) unit and a 13 seer up stairs (u/s) unit on our house. The d/s is where we live as the u/s we only use for the game room and extra room as an office. So we "live"...
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    I know these will grow very tall and thought...

    I know these will grow very tall and thought perhaps the 4' centers (to make sure I'm saying the right thing that is them being side by side) will control the height as they will be closer together. ...
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    Planting Thuja Green Giants

    I'm planting 5 gallon (they are about 3' ~ 4' from the bucket up) Thuja Green Giant next to my fence for privacy. Any suggestions on how close to plant them to the fence. I plan to space them 4'...
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    I had discussed the cost with my builder, but...

    I had discussed the cost with my builder, but they told me it would not matter what I did "concrete will crack" so it was not work the investment of other items. I live in the midwest with moderate...
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    My patio is 10x25 and is about 10 months old (so...

    My patio is 10x25 and is about 10 months old (so is the house). The water I've noticed is only from poor grading of the lot and have some ideas to fix it. I am not sure what the builder will do...
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    Can you lay concrete over concrete safely

    My pack patio has some cracks in it. A couple of them are hairline and one is about an 1/8 of an inch and it appears to go all the way through. I was curious if a good fix might be for a concrete...
  37. Question: Attic Insulation

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    Oh yeah.. I live in Oklahoma... to give you an...

    Oh yeah.. I live in Oklahoma... to give you an idea of the climate where the house is
  38. Question: Attic Insulation

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    Attic Insulation

    I have a walk out attic over my garage. I was able to install myself r13 batts of over the 3rd car garage area as the studs fit the insulation perfect for what I installed in the walls of the...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will not floor that...

    Thanks for the feedback. I will not floor that section of the attic.
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    Sorry.. for some reason that didn't work either. ...

    Sorry.. for some reason that didn't work either. I will try some other things and just use Firefox as needed.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I downloaded and...

    Thanks for the feedback. I downloaded and installed it and it still does not work. :( . This just seems really odd to me.
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    Adobe Flash 9 Not Working on Some Sites

    I have Windows Vista Premium and I run on IE7. I have some web sites that use Adobe Flash 9 I surf on, but when I go to some they don't work. I go to the flash page and download it and it shows it...
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    Power Strip / Power Director

    Looking for a powerstrip or power director that I can place my monitoir on that has power buttons for my printer, monitor, computer, router, etc.. Any suggestions?
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    Blown Insulation and Attic Flooring

    Does the R value of blown insulation reduce if the insulation is compressed. The reason I ask is I have a section in my attic which is over a room and therefore has blown in insulation. If I place...
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    Backend Issue with my Lab - Worms?

    I noticed today my 7 year old lab has his tail curled to cover his rear end. He also tries not to sit on it and can tell something it wrong with it. I have tried to look, but not had any luck with...
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    Radiant Roof Decking - Should I upgrade to it

    Anyone have experience with Radiant Roof Decking. Looking to upgrade on new construction in Oklahoma and wondering if worth the investment. Research appears to be a wise investment for the future,...
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    Insulation Between Bathroom and Bedroom

    I'm building a house and the master bathroom's shower and bath back up to another bedroom on the first floor. I was wondering what sort of extra insulation might I look into to try and reduce the...
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    Carrier Air Cleaners

    Does anyone have experience with any of these air cleaners:

    Air Cleaners - Carrier

    I'm interested in looking into them for a new house and also wondering if these can easily added to an...
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    Rechargeable Battery Sugestions

    I need to get some rechargeable batteries as my kids toys seem to eat them. In general, I think they are a good investment as I had them as a kids for my r/c stuff and they lasted forever. I...
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    [QUOTE=hvac1000]Tell the HVAC / builder that you...

    Sadly enough a personal friend has a really nice house that they just bought have run into this. It was a nice house and only 3 years old, but they have to rework the ducts upstairs as the are too...
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