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About walleyeseeker

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  1. For sale is my one year old 8" Ion auger. This thing cuts great and is everything they advertise. I used it for one trip last year and cut about 20 holes. Unfortunately time and work won't allow for any use this year so it's time to let it go. Asking $400.00. Contact Scott at
  2. Did you know it is against the law to sell a used mattress? Good luck.
  3. Garage Door Adjusting

    I've had this problem with doors in the past. What I found was the track was to close to the wall. Loosen the side brackets and move the track away from the wall at the top. Check that both sides are the same distance away. A quarter of an inch can make a huge difference.
  4. direct vent heaters

    Don't know what brand it is, but I have two buddies that bought theirs from the big M and have had great luck with them. I have an Empire and have good luck but it's a pain to get going when I go out. I started lighting the pilot light before going to the lake and that has helped.
  5. Hail Damaged House

    If insurance is paying, why are you wasting everyone's time with bids? You can only collect the amount billed less your deductible. As a contractor having dealt with storm damage the last four years, nothing is more annoying than doing unnecessary estimates for people thinking they can screw the system to pocket some extra money. If you're just looking for the lowest price, good for you. Try to remember that after a big storm that the local contractors with a good reputation are booked first. Also be very careful with out of town storm chasers looking for work. Most that will approach you are only salesmen and do not do any of the work. Also, most will close their company after completing a years worth of work to avoid having to do any call back work.
  6. Heating a foundation over the winter???

    I am a contractor and have built houses in the winter before. We have always been required by the building inspector to keep the basement heated all winter. If the foundation were left to freeze, he said it would need to be replaced.
  7. Adding a sill plate to a pole building

    At the rate you are saying this building is coming up, the problems are going to start growing exponentially. Your best solution would be to dig around one of the poles and see if it is sitting on a concrete pad. Also, you can see how deep they are buried. If you find it is actually lifting, then you would be best finding a good pole shed builder to advise or help you get it under control. If you cut the poles off, your building will fail in a big wind. It is not designed to stand that way. Good luck and be safe.
  8. I would say that unless this was a local contractor, push all the way to have them pay for this. We had a storm go through on July 1 in my town and now we are overrun with out of town scam artists posing as contractors. These smooth talkers go door to door and baffle the people with b.s. to get the jobs. Then they bring in their crew of illegal aliens to do the job. If this is the same kind of contractor that visited you, make them pay. Once they have everyone's money, they are gone. All of the money they make leaves your community. Make sure they have to leave a little behind for your inconvience and your dog's pain.
  9. State shutdown

    You or they could go online yet and get a license. This would avoid any problems.
  10. Stain new cedar fence?

    Steve, I would have to disagree with staining right away. Cedar should be left to weather for a minimum of six months before finishing. Cedar has natural oil in the wood that repels finishes. Letting it weather helps these oils disapate. The finish will last much longer if you let it weather, clean it, then finish it.
  11. Stain new cedar fence?

    Thompsons is the last product you want to use on good cedar wood. Like was said earlier, let it weather for six months to a year, then treat it with something. It must be cleaned first, but will look good for many years.
  12. Landmark shingles blowing off roof

    Hanson, I agree there was a problem with Certainteed a few years ago. They were sued, lost, and had to pay. What you aren't mentioning is your other choice, GAF, also had a class action suit against them for shingle problems. They also lost and had to pay. Both products are good products today. The main difference is the length of time since each lawsuit.
  13. Ice Castle Axle Won't Crank Down

    I had the same problem with mine. There wasn't enough grease around the pivot points. Mine was bad enough that I had to take it apart and hone everything down. Now with enough grease, it works better than new.
  14. Fish Finder Question Humminbird vs Lowrance vs Garmin

    That's like the Ford/Chevy/Dodge debate. Everyone has a favorite and an arguement to back it up. I have had Lowrance for years and love them. Their customer service has had some problems, but the products I have purchased didn't cause me any issues, so I didn't need to call them. I think all three companies have some good products, but my money goes to Lowrance.
  15. Electric outlet question

    If this is considered commercial property, you can NOT wire anything yourself. ALL commercial wiring must be done by a licensed electrician. Also, if it is commercial, all wire must be run in conduit. You can no longer use Romex style wire.