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re: DIY HVAC Coil Cleaning - CrawDude
[quote]I’ve talked with quite a few HVAC people who say that those specific cleaning products have their place but should not be overused[/quote] Good info, thank for sharing. Reason I use only the hose, figuring use of a solvent might be better left to a professional, just in case. Seems counter ...
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - CrawDude
Thanks for that info - very helpful. Prob also means your ducts are also well sealed in addition to well insulated. My ducts are also rigid metal, and I think well insulated, but I’ll have them checked for potential leakage before replacing my unit given they’re 25 years old. :cheers:...
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re: Youngest age your lime/lemon/orange tree started producing fruit? - CrawDude
[quote]How big was your tree the first year you had it? [/quote] I’d say the both the key lime and Meyer lemons were between 3 and 4 feet tall when purchased. I’m growing them in 15 gallon poly nursery containers. I also use Osmocote, supplemented with soluble “Miracle Grow” type fertilizer...
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re: ATV preferred hauling method - CrawDude
Quad Cab Tundra (pretty much the equivalent of a 3/4 ton) and I haul my ATV in the bed. But I have a Yamaha 250 model that fits in the bed without rear wheels needing to rest on the tail gate. Hauling an ATV in the bed was a consideration when I bought the truck. Never considered putting in or tak...
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re: Weed/Grass Killer that's safe around Live Oaks - CrawDude
I’d avoid Atrazine, but pretty much any other non-selective herbicide like glyphosate would be fine. If it was mine, I’d use glyphosate (generic “Roundup”). ...
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - CrawDude
[quote]blown in. I did not build it, it was a builder spec..[/quote] Thanks and no problems (condensation, etc) associated with ductwork to date? I ask b/c I’ll replace my 14 year old HVAC in the next year or 2 and I also have traditional blown in insulation in attic. I have quotes sitting on m...
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re: Youngest age your lime/lemon/orange tree started producing fruit? - CrawDude
Key Kime, in container, flowered and produced well its first year. As did 2 Meyer lemons (in containers). Citrus flower and can bear at an early age, although they may abort much of the fruit at a young age - that’s normal. Keep it well watered and fertilized. Also keep it in full sun. I’ve done ...
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re: Indoor plant recommendations? - CrawDude
Though I don’t have any, I understand that ZZ plants are great, particularly in low light situations. I do have peace lily (Spathiphyllum) which does well in low light. Needs to be watered no more than once a week, probably more like 10-14 days. ...
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - CrawDude
[quote]I have the 18 SEER Trane with variable speed air handler. Super efficient and very quiet. Can't even hear it when its running. I'd definitely recommend it. I have had the same, 5 years old this summer.[/quote] Curious, do you have open cell foam insulation in your attic or traditional blow...
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re: How to kill Bermudagrass growing in a centipede lawn? - CrawDude
[quote]Vantage grass killer is what I use.[/quote] Yes - Vantage grass killer is also sethoxydim. ...
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re: How to kill Bermudagrass growing in a centipede lawn? - CrawDude
[quote]Is it safe for St. Aug too?[/quote] Sethoxydim is [b]not safe[/b] on St Aug Metsulfuron methyl (MSM Turf) is safe on St Aug, Centipede and Bermudagrass. ...
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re: Transplanting sapling Persimmon trees? - CrawDude
[quote]I would dig some up and either repot or place them in an area of your yard where you can easily tend to them this year and then relocate them in late Oct/November.[/quote] This is what I would suggest, primarily b/c persimmons have a tap root and I would think it would be better to remove ...
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re: How to kill Bermudagrass growing in a centipede lawn? - CrawDude
[quote]I had it done a couple of years ago, but I'd like to spray it myself this year. They sprayed something that just killed the Bermudagrass and not the centipede or st. augustine.[/quote] Yes what Lion said, sethoxydim. Also sold as Fertilome Over The Top 11 if you have trouble finding the Hi...
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re: How to kill Bermudagrass growing in a centipede lawn? - CrawDude
[quote]eliminate Bahiagrass in a Bermuda lawn[/quote] I used MSM Turf (metsulfuron methyl) to control bahiagrass in my lawn (area used to be an old dairy pasture so bahiagrass was prevalent). Read the label and use the high recommended rate. Labeled for use in Bermudagrass. Repeat application i...
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - CrawDude
[quote]I talked to my A/C yesterday and he said go with the Trane because of the TAM9 air handler. [/quote] FWIW, my first unit when my house was built in 93 was a Trane, lasted 13 years and not once in those 13 years did I require a single service or repair call. Was replaced with a Tappan (Nordyn...
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re: I have one extra raised garden bed. What should I put in it? - CrawDude
[quote]Planted 4[/quote] Thanks, I planted 16, thornless, erect varieties last year and this year in 4 raised beds. Started getting a little harvest on last year’s berries now. Apache, Arapaho, Natchez, Ouachita and PrimeArk Freedom. If I manage them correctly, I guess I can look to some pretty su...
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re: I have one extra raised garden bed. What should I put in it? - CrawDude
[quote]blackberries get some of the domestic plants.I have a 4x12 bed[/quote] How many blackberry plants did you plant in that 4 x 12 bed? ...
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re: How to prune Savannah holly to standard form and tall - CrawDude
What Zappas said, so yes taller and wider, in a pyramidal form. ...
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re: DIY HVAC Coil Cleaning - CrawDude
I’ve just used water sprayed with the garden hose on the outdoor condensing unit. When I’ve had HVAC techs come to service the the unit, check refrigerant pressures, amperage on motors, etc. they’ve done the same - water from the hose. Not sure what they use on the indoor evaporator coil. Have a HV...
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