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Carved Totem Stump

Posted 06-28-2014 at 05:21 PM by Totem

I have a 20 ft high Yellow Poplar stump in my yard that I have had chainsaw carved into a totem pole. The stump was debarked marked off and then carved. It is a standing stump and I would like to retard rotting as long as possible. I coated it with spar varnish and that worked for a while,but now I'm seeing signs of rot near the base. The carving is pretty amazing and actually made the local newspaper and was fairly expensive to do so I would like to preserve it for as long as possible. Any Ideas...
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building materials

Posted 06-11-2014 at 03:46 AM by borox

we are planning to finish the second floor back in the philippines sometime next year...im a handy man abroad ..left phils in 2000 not familiar with material and terms used in building products in the phils...what are the common wall finishings now adays ..ive heard of cement boards what is the common size of cement board in the philippines...i know its possible to use it indoor but how about the studs to nail or screw it ..wood studs i know will do but to prevent termites what can we use metal...
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Welcome

Posted 03-30-2014 at 07:22 PM by BigJim

FROM THE DIY STAFF WELCOME!!!
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Test Switch in Electric Panel Does Not Work. Why?

Posted 03-17-2014 at 05:13 PM by electricalnovic

we have a breaker labeled 'Test Switch' at the bottom left of our electrical box. It contols outlets on the back porch and two bathrooms. Somtimes a heavy rain will cause an outlet on the back porch to get wet and the power goes out. When that happers, the 'Test Switch' becomes 'tripped'. After a day or so, I can switch it back, and everything is fine. Three days ago it rained, the power to those areas went off, but when I checked, the Test Switch had NOT
been tripped. I turned it off, and...
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Removing a wall

Posted 03-16-2014 at 11:52 AM by MelissaFail

Help!
We are currently removing a non load bearing wall, and want to get rid of 1 of the registers (for heating and cooling) from that wall (there are 3). Is this a safe thing to do? Do we really need to put all 3 in the ceiling? They are all only about 4 feet apart. We would like to only have 2 relocated, and just get rid of the third. Any suggestions would be great.
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