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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi..I am reading all about the bad results of working with concrete in freezing weather and wonder if anyone can explain this. I had footing for pool coping installed in the winter. They were 12" wide by 7.5 inches deep. It was always cold during the day,and as I recall not that much over 40...
  2. Plumbing
    So I have these plans to build a sump pit drain field, about 30' long. I'm in Manitoba, though, and have freezing concerns. I know my septic field is shallow in the 3' deep area. Manitoba government says septic drain fields are to be 3.25' max depth. However, there won't be any septic bacteria...
  3. Plumbing
    My house was built sometime around 1920. I have a basement so i can see most of the plumbing lines. I have 1 outside faucet. I've followed that to a spot that has a 90 degree angle with two shut offs. But, when i turn either one of them, it seems to do the same thing, which is turning off...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am exploring using Travertine Pavers on a raised deck. They will be sitting on a grate that is attached to deck joists, so trapped moisture and upheaval will not be a problem. I will have landscaping fabric directly under the travertine to catch sand/polymer/stone dust or what ever I use...
  5. Appliances
    I have a GE side by side (GSS20GEW) and I am having the ice machine freeze and build up at the top where the water inlet tube is, above the freeze tray, and then leaking into the back of the freezer interfering with the fan, it seems to be putting out too much water, on outside of the ice...
  6. HVAC
    Just had a new Munchkin T50M installed. My only concern is with protecting the utility room from freezing pipes. Living in Alaska it gets pretty cold and the room that the boiler and my older (separate) gas water heater live in is an outside access utility room, about 5 ft x 3 ft, and I know...
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