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Replacing galvanized water pipe under house on piers - swampdawg
I am in BR and would like to replace one of the galvanized pipes under my house. They are the original pipes from 1941 I assume and water pressure is low in one of the longer lines. What material is best for replacing exposed water lines like this? PVC? PEX? Thanks...
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Plastic bumper cover reattachment - swampdawg
The plastic that covers the rear bumper of my truck is a little loose. This is the kind that sits on top of the metal and has plastic pieces that go through holes in the metal to clip it on. Some of the pices that clip it on have broken off, causing the looseness. Anyone have good ways to fix this b...
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Rayne man escapes with six sacks of stolen crawfish in trunk of Camaro - swampdawg
Brilliant story title here [link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/11956982-123/rayne-man-escapes-with-six)]http://theadvocate.com/news/11956982-123/rayne-man-escapes-with-six[/link]...
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toilet leaking around the floor - swampdawg
My toilet has been leaking a small amount of water to the rear of it on the bathroom floor. I replaced the wax ring and it seems like there is still water getting back there. Ideas on what to check/replace next to get this fixed? ...
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quick last minute weekend trips from BR? - swampdawg
Thinking about heading out of town for a quick weekend trip either Friday or Saturday - Monday. I don't want to spend more than $500 or so if possible for accommodations. It's a little late to be trying to plan something like this since it is Easter weekend and all, but I thought some folks here mig...
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What are the best deals currently on full size pickups? - swampdawg
I don't really have biases against any of the companies so I am open to pretty much all options. My truck is pretty much dead so I need to look into a new (or used) one. I don't need anything too fancy, but it needs to have a V8 and at least an extended cab. Are any of the companies offering particu...
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Is this year's Strawberry Festival poster racist? - swampdawg
Apparently many believe it is. [link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/11891434-123/strawberry-festival-poster-described-as)]http://theadvocate.com/news/11891434-123/strawberry-festival-poster-described-as[/link] [img]http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?ST...
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Joseph Branch - 7.5 years - swampdawg
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/ascension/11878236-64/baton-rouge-man-sentenced-to)]http://theadvocate.com/news/ascension/11878236-64/baton-rouge-man-sentenced-to[/link] I am not sure if the charge was negligent homicide or something else...
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replacing glass window pane in truck - swampdawg
Where are some decent places for auto glass replacement in BR? I have an old Tacoma and I broke one of the window panes in the back glass. There is a sliding window in the back so it is one of the small panes adjacent to the sliding windows. ...
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How important is it to keep your knees out when squatting? - swampdawg
My legs have a natural tendency to want to move inward on the way up when I start adding weight. How much of a negative is this for squatting? If it is negative, are there solid ways to correct this beyond just concentrating on pushing them out?...
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Sealing bare wood walls in a bathroom - swampdawg
I am redoing my walls halfway up in the bathroom with recycled pallet wood. I have stained the boards before installing. I plan to start putting the wood up tomorrow. What would folks recommend as a sealant for such a wall?...
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Baton Rouge General to close ER in 2 months (Mid City) - swampdawg
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/11503914-123/baton-rouge-general-to-close)]http://theadvocate.com/news/11503914-123/baton-rouge-general-to-close[/link] Gonna be a lot of folks with no place to go. Tough situation. ...
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best place to find distressed/reclaimed wood around BR? - swampdawg
I am redoing a bathroom and I am thinking about making a portion of the walls wood. I was hoping to find some old/distressed wood to give it a "rustic" feel. Does anyone know where some sources for this type of wood might be around BR? I know there is some available on CL, but most of that is cypres...
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Question about installing shower tiles - swampdawg
I have most of the tiles up now and am ready to begin grouting and caulking around the tub. In spaces where the tile abuts a window or wall, would you fill the gap with grout or silicone caulk? I was planning on using caulk around the tub and in the corners where the tiles meet, but am unsure about ...
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MD councilman doesn't want his name used in the press without his authorization - swampdawg
This is absolutely hilarious. Apologies if it has been posted. I searched and did not see anything. [link=(http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/delauter-to-the-news-post-don-t-use-my-name/article_e965025f-6c48-5a02-b162-600dfd2b5495.html)]Original story[/link] [link=(...
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Better not to vote for certain ballot items if you are ignorant? - swampdawg
I am referring to judicial candidates here. I don't have a great feel for the differences between them....
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laying gravel without excavating - swampdawg
I have a very muddy and rooty area in front of my house where I sometimes park and I would like to put some gravel in. I have tried digging some of it out but there are 3 trees that are along the length I want to put gravel and the roots are ridiculous. Can I just go ahead and put the gravel over th...
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found German Shepherd in BR - swampdawg
A really friendly German Shepherd followed me home this morning while I was walking my dog. This was on Capital Heights. He has a collar but no tags. Let me know if you or anyone might be looking for this dog. It seems like someone would be. He seems really sweet. ...
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RV parks in Baton Rouge area? - swampdawg
My folks are coming down this fall and were planning to bring their RV. What are some decent places within a 30-60 minute drive of Baton Rouge? I have found some places on Google, just hoping that some might have first-hand experiences. ...
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Brunswick stew - swampdawg
How long do you normally cook Brunswick stew? I have a pork butt on the smoker and will add some when it is completed but that will be about 5 hours. Is it ok the go ahead and start cooking the chicken/broth and let it simmer all day?...
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