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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi, Wondering if anyone has experience doing something we're about to do and has any suggestions on big gotcha's. We have a nice lot overlooking a lake in Spicewood Texas, outside of Austin. We want to build a 32x24' steal structure on a pad with 32 x 12 foot stick built mini-house inside...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Kinda a DIY but not really. We're trying to build an airbnb/future retirement place in Spicewood Texas (outside of Austin). We have a 1ac slopped lot overlooking Lake Travis. Beautiful 180 degree view from the lot. What we have in mind is hybrid steel/ stick home. I'll post in the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Good Morning! I'm a retired general contractor having spent over 40 years in the business of construction. And I am still trying to learn the business! We are a third-party contractor specializing in turnkey multifamily project development. As a cub I was an apprentice carpenter then a...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi guys, I want to install roof for my house. Pls suggest best roofing contractor in Texas who will charge reasonable.
  5. Plumbing
    is this kitchen pipe up to code? My plumber said is not. he has to reconfigure the plumbing for the new kitchen sink and he says he cannot cut it because of the patchwork that was previously done by other owners. he wants to open up the wall and replace that pipe.
  6. Electrical
    I have a electrical box (inside) on outside wall of house containing two switches, one switch controls outside light, the second switch control dining room light. However there are six wires in the box and only one is LIVE. Two of the other wires control a room next to dining room. the last wire...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey there! We are looking to purchase a house in Lubbock, TX, and we noticed some cracks on a lot of houses... Is the expansive soils an issue in Lubbock, TX? Thank you!
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I am a homeowner & DIYer in Dallas who enjoys working on my 1960, slab, single level home. I grew up in a family who worked professionally in roofing & home remodeling. I have gathered enough knowledge along the way to be a danger to me & my home- just joking. My main reason for...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I live in what I consider the worst house on a bad street for foundation shifting, in Texas northwest of Houston . It's a slab home, 1978, and extensive foundation work with concrete piers was done about 15 years ago. I am renovating the master bath (1977 folks, so that's a 6x10 bathroom!) and...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Fall and Spring Lawn maintenance Q's Newer homeowner in Dallas, Tx. and I am curious as to how high I should cut the lawn in November for the final cut of the season and also how high to cut it in march for the 1st cut of the season? Should I cut it super low. My lawn is normally cut to 3"...
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