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Tom7227

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About Tom7227

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  • Birthday 10/20/1949

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    White Bear Lake
  1. Hardwood flooring installer

    Dave's Floor Sanding and Installing 763 784-3000 Did mine 3 years ago and I was very satisfied.
  2. Winterizing temporary well setup

    Del, glad you corrected me. I was wrong. The water is down as I suggested in the casing, not in the pipe from the pump up. Sorry for the misinformation Moon.
  3. Winterizing temporary well setup

    I agree that asking the well people is the best way to go. I would expect that it will have something to do with opening a valve at the surface to allow the water to drain back down. The actual water level is probably within 50 feet or so of the pump and so at least 100 feet below the surface. Typically that pipe would hold water as long as there was power to the pump. With the power off and a valve open you would allow air into the pipe and the water would drain. I am not sure what you should do with the tank. A friend had a shallow well at his cabin with a surface pump and an old fashioned galvanized tank in a shed. We would drain the tank and take off a fitting to drain the pump and that was it for the winter. If it is a modern tank with a bladder I'm not sure if you could get all the water out. But as long as the ice that will form isn't restricted it may not do any damage. Sure would hate to have to use something like heat tape to keep it ok.
  4. Shorter antenna

    Well you guys could have given me this info before.
  5. Shorter antenna

    Ordered a replacement on-line. Seems like it's a common thing. The cutting off and a wire nut may have worked and maybe I should have tried it. Live and learn. At least if the stubby doesn't work I can go back to the big one.
  6. Shoter antenna

    sorry about the bad title
  7. 2014 F 150 and I would like to get a shorter antenna to avoid the slapping on the garage door. I did the Googs and saw all sorts of them for under $20. I don't know anything about this stuff and wonder if the baby ones work. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks for your time. Tom
  8. 2014 F 150 and I would like to get a shorter antenna to avoid the slapping on the garage door. I did the Googs and saw all sorts of them for under $20. I don't know anything about this stuff and wonder if the baby ones work. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks for your time. Tom
  9. Probably 10 years ago I put some pavers on a deck that is also the roof of my garage. I put some of that sand that has some sort of binder in it that is supposed to keep the bricks and pavers in place. But whatever the chemical is has leached out and stained the aluminum flashing. Sort of looks like lime scale. It won't come off with the pressure washer. Does anyone know what that stuff is or how to take it off? Thanks for your help. Tom
  10. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Anyone have an idea of what's going on with Bobby? Been a long time.
  11. New grass

    If you go with the straw thing the idea is to spread it out very thin, not like a blanket. You should be able to see soil in a lot of the areas. Think of it as a light shade thing, not a roof over the seed.
  12. New grass

    I would give some thought to getting a starter fertilizer from a local feed mill. It has a bit of phosphorus in it and that helps that new grass put down some roots. I would also consider adding some oats to the seed. They grow fast and help stabilize the area and provide a bit of shade for the new grass. It is an annual and once you cut the grass the oats will go away. Finally I would ask the feed mill folks if they have some straw that you can light distribute over the area. That provides shade and helps keep the area from drying out. It isn't regular straw because that has too many weed seeds in it. I can't remember what they call it at my feed mill. This should get you going as long as you don't have a huge deluge of rain. If that happens you just have to start again in the areas that didn't make it.
  13. Bwca

    Anyone been up lately? How are the black flies and skeeter? Headed up in on the 22nd and wonder what things are like. Thanks for your time. Tom
  14. Vinyl siding repair

    If it's 10 years old I suspect that it will stick out like a sore thumb because of fading. Suggest that the buyer avert his gaze and knock a few bucks off the deal. Not sure that anything you do will be satisfactory.
  15. Fresh air intake

    Project is finished. I kept it.