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  1. Tools
    I have a shovel that is probably 40 years old and has worked wonders. I can tell though that it's about to retire. Any suggestions for a really good shovel that can take a beating and last years?
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    hi there I'm new to this forum and would like some help with building a sitting bench out of cylinder blocks, this is where it gets tricky, I'm trying to do this right in front of an existing cylinder block wall thats about 7 feet high and only has 12inches of a Footing. So do I dig below the...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Could anyone help me identify what is happening in my lawn. It is in the shade most of the time (you'll notice a lot of moss in there). Just thought I'd mention. In the summer at night, slugs are a common sight. Lawn is all lumpy. Looks like little piles of poop, but I'm pretty sure it's made...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I need some advice on how to add a few inches of head room to my basement. We have a 100 year old, brick, 2 flat. Currently the basement is unfinished. Before we start the remodeling of the basement we would like to add just a few inches of headroom possibly by taking out the concrete...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi All: My family is rebuilding after our house was destroyed in a fire. We are building a bigger house and trying to stretch the insurance money as far as we can go, so we are doing a lot of the work ourselves and contracting out what we can't or don't want to do. The new house will have a...
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