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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:26 AM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    I saw the Bat signal , what's up citizens ?
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    PT slabs on houses. Why? I've done hundreds of PT slabs and understand the engineering behind it. Why would a house need a PT slab? I am surmising earth quake zones and not soil types. Figured you would be the one to ask.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:29 AM
    OZ-T

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    Never heard of it being done here , maybe it is a soil condition issue , basically utilizing it as a raft slab
     
  4. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:39 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    Rob kind of had me wondering the same thing now since my house is on a PT slab (along with all the houses in our neighborhood). Never gave it much thought before last night. Suppose I just thought it was the norm. We do live in an earthquake zone but we also just basically live in what used to be a cow pasture. We are not in a floodplain and the soil seems to be mostly hard packed... well... soil? I'm no soil expert so I really don't know?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Great, the last hope has failed us. Thanks for the input though.
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    I may go out west through there in August. I'll hit you up if we do. If nothing else just to meet up & shoot the shit for a bit. ;)
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    Sounds like he's a bad ass, wonder where he gets it from?

    My MIL lives just north of KC. I like that area. KC is a fun town.
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    Deal, and if I can’t be there - and even if I can - I’ll shoot you the code to use the shop if you need to tend to anything. Quite a few friends use my address as a mid country way point. Members of TW are welcome to do so as well.
     
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  9. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    My son is getting excited too.
     
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    Arizona now!!!
    Humming birds eat mosquito's, their acrobatics are fun to watch. bats I'd rather not have around me since they can get rabies but so long as they stay away from my house Im ok. Tree swallows also put a hurting on mosquito's and other flying bugs.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    We didn't really have anywhere to put a feeder before i built the deck. Just ordered a new feeder for them.

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    We have a bunch of the swallows arround. The good is they eat lots of bugs. Especially when i'm mowing. It looks like they are dive bombing me, but they are just eating the bugs. The bad is they always try to build a nest in my front porch area and shit everywhere.
     
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    Pretty sure OZ is on the right track, I think sometimes it is due to soil type. I had friends in Pflugerville back in TX, and much of that area is prone to foundation issues due to the soil type -- and much of it was cow pasture previously. They would do some special foundation magic to avoid foundation issues, sounded like whatever you guys were talking about.
     
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    I agree with the soil type theory, what is throwing a hitch in my giddy up is sandjunkie. I KNOW his soil type and it does not need a PT slab. Oh well, I'll figure it out one day.
     
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    My favorite video for March.

     
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    The house I was renting in CA before the move here to VA was a PT slab. Probably one of the building codes for it there
     
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    And why not bring back on of my favorite songs from the 80's. There are a lot of good memories associated with this song. I was 17 and had just found my first true love so to speak. It was just a really cool time in my life. We lasted about a year before we broke up but I suppose you always remember your first love (as immature as that sounds).

    This song will stand the test of time for me

     
  20. Mar 8, 2018 at 5:49 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    Def Leppard and Journey are coming this summer. I'm still undecided if I want to go. Joe Elliott's voice isn't what it used to be and Journey doesn't have Steve Perry so I dunno. It would just be a trip down memory lane more than anything.

    I saw Def Leppard so many times in the 80's. My favorite concert was the Hysteria album as they were in the round and Tesla opened for them. Awesome show.
     
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