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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello I’m currently in a rental house and wanted to set up an area in the backyard where we can enjoy with some patio chairs, etc. So, I was thinking of placing some concrete slabs on the ground. I was able to find a few of them for free (24 x30) and I do have the landlord permission. I know I...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all. I've decide to install a backyard playground set and want some information about the play surface. I plan to use rubber mulch as the play surface filler but can't really find any good DIY videos on how to get this done. In my mind, it seems easiest enough but.... Does anyone have any...
  3. Plumbing
    Greetings, I am installing a sump basin and pump in the back corner of my back yard. The whole lot is graded down away from the street unfortunately. As a result the back yard gets majorly flooded in heavy rains. Most of the neighbor's run off ends up in my back yard. I have my plan mostly...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi All. I've been searching for a while with little luck. I'm looking to build a grilling shelter with roof in our back yard to allow for more enjoyable year-round grilling in the Seattle rain. I've found some beautiful pictures as inspiration, but little in the way of plans or technical...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi. I'm having a strange issue with my gas line in the backyard. I have a 2 inch line from the meter that runs about 150feet to the heater. In between I have a gas grill which works fine. About a month ago my pool heater stopped working. My repair guy said it's not the heater and appears...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. I'm a first time poster that just found this website when I was searching for information. My wife and I are planning on purchasing a Steel Pergola with canopy from home depot that we want to put in the backyard. Our yard is not too big and the plan is not to stay in this house for...
  7. Carpentry
    I want to build a 4'X8' shed with a on the garden roof. I will have a 4'X8' box 10 or 12 inches deep on the roof full of earth. I was told that each square foot would weight 100lb when the earth is wet. I live in Montreal so I must also consider 3 feet of snow/ice in winter that will accumulate...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My wife and I live in a small suburb of Chicago with a 3 city lot property. We recently had some tree's removed due to a carpenter ant problem and are working with a clean slate in terms of the yard space and looking for ideas on how to setup the area / landscape it. I did purchase on an end of...
  9. Carpentry
    Hello, first time poster here, I searched for this topic and nothing came up. First off, I have very little carpentry experience but am excited about this project!! I just built a propane fire pit pictured below and it works great. Before putting the pavers down I had an idea of building a...
  10. Plumbing
    :(Hi, Today I went to my backyard through my basement door doing some grill and saw fresh water coming out of a drain pipe that's mostly buried underground. It's sunny and hot outside. Though very odd, I sensed a pipe leak somewhere that happens to be close to the drain pipe, which is likely...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I think this drainage question has been asked many times, but my friend suggested me an interesting solution, I want to get some opinions. Problem: Basically whenever it rains, there is a pond near the edge of the fence at the back of my backyard, I think all the water from my own house and my...
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