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Postby Erin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:12 pm

Nice work Glass and Huss families! I tried to contribute to the window well while Chris went to pick up the parts. When I was cleaning out the bottom Fran decided to run across the street to say hi to our neighbor who doesn't speak much English (luckily he's a dog lover and said "puppy!" with a smile as he pointed at her). I was on dog duty the rest of the day.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:44 pm

Erin wrote:Source of the post When I was cleaning out the bottom Fran decided to run across the street

Wireless fence time!
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Postby TheJose1972 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:38 am

Tyler wrote:
Erin wrote:Source of the post When I was cleaning out the bottom Fran decided to run across the street

Wireless fence time!
Do those wireless fences actually work?

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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:45 am

TheJose1972 wrote:Source of the post Do those wireless fences actually work?

I have this system and it has been amazing.
https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Wireless ... B0001ZWZ8O

Our dog use to run away whenever someone was walking through the front door. He was incredibly hard to catch. We got this system and it has completely changed his behavior. If the door is left open he will go outside and sit on the front step. It's so nice not having to hook him up to a chain or worry about him darting off. He is much more mellow now.

The nice thing about this system is it doesn't require any wires to be buried. You plug it in and dial in the size. It blasts a radius around your house and that's the safe zone for him. The down side would be if you had an irregular shaped yard. Our dog can only access about 1/3 of the back yard because of the place I mounted it and the power setting I picked.

Training was pretty easy too. You set up flags for a week and show your dog to step back when he hears the beeping on his collar. They figure it out real fast. Worth mentioning that the shock doesn't hurt. We have it on the lowest setting and I have been shocked by it plenty of times when testing things out. It's alarming, but not painful.
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Postby TheJose1972 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:05 am

My kids dog is huge. Wonder if it would keep her in

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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:16 am

TheJose1972 wrote:Source of the post My kids dog is huge. Wonder if it would keep her in

Our neighbors have a golden retriever (60+ lbs) and the same system. It works for them.
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Postby TheJose1972 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:16 am

Oh good. Thats about how much she weighs.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:36 am

TheJose1972 wrote:Source of the post Oh good. Thats about how much she weighs.

Do some reading and watch some Youtube. I got a refurb unit directly from PetSafe and it was $160 after applying a coupon code. Might be worth buying from Amazon though so you can return it easily if it doesn't work out.
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:19 pm

The radius on these things is so small though :/
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 pm

Corey wrote:At least someone got a new jack!


haha great eye! it's now kept in that truck
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:48 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Huss buss has been wanting to come do landscaping for me. I allowed him to do it this weekend. Such a nice guy!


We had to go back and get a few more blocks. Should be wrapping up soon.
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also great help by Kevin and Ben! glass did all the heavy lifting for us
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:49 pm

Corey wrote:Source of the post Where's the landscaping after photos?! Do we all get turns with Kyle?!


sure can! not sure if can fit in this year though!
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:51 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Looks nice! So does the accent wall.

My weekend warrior project was much less fun. The window well on the basement bedroom was built up (poorly) with landscaping timbers. Pretty much every board was extremely rotted and it was caving in, not to mention that the highest board was still about 6 inches below the grade of the yard. I took out the rotten boards and dug out the window well to the right size. I went with a galvanized area wall so I hopefully won't have to worry about replacing it. Only thing left is to anchor it to the foundation (I bought the wrong size bolts yesterday) and then backfill it. It was hard work but it went surprisingly well.


nice, ya landscaping timbers suck
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:52 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post
Corey wrote:Source of the post Have fun drilling into your foundation! When I did mine I wish I had a hammer drill.

Yeah, it's gonna be a bitch. I already started and didn't even fully get one pilot hole drilled. I may need to find a more powerful drill.


get all the holes drilled? Ben has a pretty good size hammer drill

Milwaukee it is..
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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:06 pm

CrckrJack wrote:The radius on these things is so small though :/
Up to half a football field. 180 feet across
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:04 pm

You can fly to Maine and do our yard Kyle. I have a massive project in our back yard I want to do but will never get to

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Postby wags83 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:54 pm

I didn't get a before pic but here are a couple progress pics.

Got the wall anchored to the foundation. Borrowed a hammer drill from a guy at work. Man, that thing is slick for drilling into concrete, would have taken 5x as long without it. Started back filling it but then it got mosquito-y outside so I quit for the night. Overall, it was much less of a pain in the ass than I thought it would be.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:55 pm

Also, the big craters on either side of the window is where the stupid bushes were that I had to take out.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:18 am

That's a nice hole! Was the drill corded or cordless? Going to invest in one?
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Postby wags83 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:59 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post That's a nice hole! Was the drill corded or cordless? Going to invest in one?

Corded. I don't think I will, I don't really know what I would use it for after this project.

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