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Forum: Biofuels 10-17-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,202
Posted By RichInIL
I call it redneck psychotherapy and do a little...

I call it redneck psychotherapy and do a little by hand with various axes, mauls and wedges each weekend.

In the winter the wood warms you twice (once splitting, once burning.)
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-16-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,094
Posted By RichInIL
Do you have efflorescence on any of your walls?...

Do you have efflorescence on any of your walls? What is the texture of your soils? (i.e. clay or sand) If your soils are clay I suspect that you have a seasonally high water table which is pretty...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-15-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,094
Posted By RichInIL
Hauling lots of rock into a basement isn't much...

Hauling lots of rock into a basement isn't much fun. You probably do not need to remove the whole floor. I would recommend narrow tile trenches connected to your sump under the floor near any wet...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-14-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By RichInIL
I'd use the power chisel to break out one brick....

I'd use the power chisel to break out one brick. Then, if a pry bar won't crack the rest of the floor and rim wall you can move a little dirt from behind or under the floor/wall to make a void to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-10-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,959
Posted By RichInIL
Is the bath at a higher elevation than the...

Is the bath at a higher elevation than the plants?

If so, all you need a length of tubing/hose that stretches all the way to the plants to siphon the water out of the tub. If you aren't tolerant...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-16-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 33,550
Posted By RichInIL
"So, in some cases, tiling means pipes made of...

"So, in some cases, tiling means pipes made of tiles..?"

Traditionally they were clay tiles that interlocked. Modern drain tile typically is perforated plastic piping (usually black pvc in my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-08-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 103,149
Posted By RichInIL
I'd tell you where to get more info and where I...

I'd tell you where to get more info and where I get equipment, but I don't have enough posts, sorry.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-29-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 103,149
Posted By RichInIL
Bolders are always a problem. Cable tools are the...

Bolders are always a problem. Cable tools are the grandaddy of the downhole hammer, so I'm guessing that they work fine if you are patient. How did you get the rock chips out of the boring?
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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-27-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 103,149
Posted By RichInIL
Depends on what state/county/city they are in and...

Depends on what state/county/city they are in and whether they are on their own property. It is not uncommon for people in rural areas to pound in sandpoint wells for watering their livestock. ...
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