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re: Long leaf Heart Pine Flooring Help - bluemoons
If you don’t like yellow, you may have picked the wrong floors. Pine yellows over time if left natural. Bona Traffic HD is a good clear finish and will improve the durability a bit. ...
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re: Friggin snakes - bluemoons
Not sure how much land you've got, but you could also look into Guineas. They are annoying but they absolutely hate snakes and are grade A snake assassins. ...
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re: Best ways to cook okra - bluemoons
Grilled okra is great. Lightly coat with EVOO and dust with salt and pepper. Grill raised direct at like 375-425 until it softens and crisps a bit. I also really enjoy it cut and cooked down with buttered corn. ...
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re: Pool Builder on Northshore - bluemoons
100%. Smoketree's prices is a better reflection on the demographic they cater to than the quality of work. Not that their work quality is inherently bad, but a lot of those companies - bigger and smaller - use the same subs. ...
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re: To late to sod? - bluemoons
I'm planning on laying for a new construction in about 3 weeks. Everyone I've talked to has told me you are pretty much good through the end of October, and even letter except that the seams may not fill in until spring. ...
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re: New construction costs going down? - bluemoons
I know that sounds wild, but IMO if you want to build the house you want (I.E. not be forced to cut a bunch of stuff out), and not stress about it, I would start with 15% cushion at least. ...
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re: Natural Gas vs Propane - bluemoons
That was ultimately the biggest sway in my decision. Based on my conversation with the propane supplier, I would be out of propane after a disaster in 6-7 days, assuming that I started with a full tank. So more realistically, 4-5 days. I live in an area with lots of private gas and people I know are...
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re: Book on Training Labs - bluemoons
10 Minute Retriever for baseline program Finished Dog by Charles Jurney for more technical stuff and troubleshooting Water Dog is great but a bit dated....
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re: New construction costs going down? - bluemoons
My advice would be to add 15-20% cushion to your budget....
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re: New construction costs going down? - bluemoons
[quote]I was quoted 250-280/sq ft for just construction.[/quote] High end custom home is about the same in the northshore (of NOLA) area....
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re: New construction costs going down? - bluemoons
[quote]Labor pay and finding actual dependable laborers is also still an issue.[/quote] Huge issue. Good subcontractors have also realized that they've got a good bit of leverage throughout this whole ordeal. I don't really see new construction costs going down any time soon - at least in a meani...
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re: Natural Gas vs Propane - bluemoons
[quote]The biggest plus to propane is nobody can cut you off in a disaster. You are not dependent on anyone else [b]when your tank is full.[/b] NG still requires your provider pumps are working. [/quote] That is a pretty big qualifier. A generator will run down 500 gallons of propane in days. ...
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re: LiteBoots Review - bluemoons
[quote]Summer +rubber boot = they hot[/quote] Fair, but I'm comparing them to woody sport Mucks or other neoprene/insulated boots. They mentioned in one if their videos that their material was the equivalent of like 800g thinsulate. That is not something I'm trying to wear during the summer or du...
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re: LiteBoots Review - bluemoons
I’ve been looking at these. Do they seem to be super hot? I’ve read some stuff online about the thickness being replacement for insulation and I was a little concerned they’d be hot. ...
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re: Natural Gas vs Propane - bluemoons
I just went through the same dilemma. I would (and did) go with natural gas. ...
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re: Countertop Ice Machines - bluemoons
[quote]yea they dont make those. but the counter top ones that come in 50 different brands do make good ice. I have one at my office [/quote] Yes they do. My folks have a GE profile that makes nugget ice. They've had it for several years without issue. ...
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re: Concrete (Patio) work in Mandeville - bluemoons
[quote]Be careful hunting the low bid. Concrete is something that must be done right the first time. Get references. [/quote] Absolutely this. I got burned on a low bid at my previous house and I regretted it every day. I would call Brian Sharp with Sharp Concrete Finishing. (985) 237-0104. ...
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re: What is your philosophy on taking short term gains on stocks? - bluemoons
[quote]long-term hold[/quote] =/= [quote]take a quick profit[/quote]...
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re: Question about open cell foam + radiant barrier - bluemoons
Thanks for that post. Based on that study, it seems that a rafter mounted radiant barrier is the way to go. Does $7,000.00 installed for a 4000sqft under roof seem reasonable to y'all? I expected it would be a bit cheaper than that....
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re: Question about open cell foam + radiant barrier - bluemoons
[quote]but OP, foam only works if you are willing to get rid of all attic openings. so no ridge cap, no whirly birds etc and you need to have the whole house sealed.[/quote] My understanding from speaking with both their a/c company and the insulator is that this only applies to closed cell foam,...
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