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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I just found this site searching around for info about an issue I have with drainage on the property. There is a cottage in the back with a dry well behind it for the purpose of draining water away from the cottage, 30' behind the cottage is the back of the lot. I am planning on building...
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    I am renovating an 88-year-old cottage that my wife and I bought in September. We have spent almost every weekend there working. It was. FIXER UPPER. It had been abandoned for about 30 years. It had no electricity, well, hot water heater, furnace that may work, and a hole through the kitchen...
  3. Carpentry
    My creaking body won't tolerate much more of hauling supplies from the boat dock to the cottage. I intend to lift groceries, diesel fuel, construction supplies, firewood, and other items, and also send things back down to the dock as well. (Something like a tram for freight) The vertical rise...
  4. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old (1844) saltbox cottage in massachusetts. The house has two bedrooms in the finished attic space. The floor is soft at the entrance of one of the bedrooms so I carefully cut a hole into the sheetrock ceiling in the living room below with a keyhole saw to find out why...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new here and impressed by the level of knowledge you all seem to have when it comes to DIY. I purchased my very first home, a lakeside cottage from 1920. The cottage is on jacks by a steep incline with no ability to move the house further out, as it is situated just along the edge of the...
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