re: What grass to plant - LSUtigerME on 9/12/19 at 12:59 pm
Do you have to cut the rye grass over the winter or will it not grow much? I’m in a similar situation as OP. Had dirtwork done and would like to put something down in the mean time. Was considering hydroseeding but feel it might be too late in season....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Owner Builder help. - LSUtigerME on 9/11/19 at 6:19 pm
[quote]OneAyedJack[/quote] Shoot me an email and I’ll send you the info for the people I used in North Walker. Let me know what all you’re looking for/interested in and I’ll share what i have. Pricing/subs/vendors/etc. Username @ Gmail...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: New construction Wall Insulation: Blown Rock Wool, Blown Fiberglass, Open Cell Foam - LSUtigerME on 9/11/19 at 6:12 pm
I couldn’t find anyone to do the blown cellulose. I went with open cell foam and have been very happy with it. Rock Wool is very good and would be my first choice. Rock Wool > Foam > Fiberglass...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Bricklayer/Mason....and other trades - LSUtigerME on 9/4/19 at 9:34 pm
[quote]maneframe150[/quote] Look man, if you know it all and are ready to go...you came to the wrong place. If you legitimately want advice and to gain some knowledge, we’re here to help. The way you’re approaching this...best of luck. I’m in Walker, and built less than a year ago, along wi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Bricklayer/Mason....and other trades - LSUtigerME on 9/4/19 at 8:26 am
[quote]Just got our preliminary plans back from our draftsman. Hoping to break ground on our house next month. I'm going to contract the house myself. [/quote] Preliminary plans and breaking ground in a month? [quote]Specifically, I've had trouble finding bricklayers/masons. I did have one per...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: What type of molding do you have in your house? - LSUtigerME on 8/28/19 at 9:46 am
[quote]The ceilings are 8ft. I am considering 5-1/4" base, 4-1/4" crown, and 3-1/4" casings. Also need to decide if I should buy MDF or spend more on the solid wood. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?[/quote] Sizing seems about right. I have various ceiling heights. 12 ft - 9” base, 7” ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Can someone dumb down and explain TRSL and Louisiana employee's retirement options? - LSUtigerME on 8/24/19 at 10:44 pm
[quote]Your wife contributes 8% salary into her TSRL account every year. This money is hers no matter what. If she leaves the system, they pay her this money. [/quote] If she leaves prior to becoming eligible for retirement, say 15 years, does this money earn any interest? Or do they just pay b...
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re: LED lights for a garage - LSUtigerME on 8/24/19 at 9:49 am
I’d personally just replace the entire fixtures. It’s not that much more expensive and you get a simple integrated unit. Only problem is you may not have a box in the ceiling and the electrical/mounting can get more complicated. I’d definitely bypass the ballasts if you get bulbs. The ballasts...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: How much did you pay for your car and what is kbb value now? - LSUtigerME on 8/16/19 at 1:37 pm
$33k MSRP in 2014. Paid around $29k Just traded it in for $9k. KBB was anywhere from $8-10k....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Backyard Lawn Renovation and Hydroseeding Results (Pic Heavy) - LSUtigerME on 8/15/19 at 12:32 pm
Dude that looks awesome and prob just sold me on the hydroseed in the back. I have a little larger area in the back I’m trying to establish. Looks like you managed it with hoses, which I was concerned about. What other Bermuda were you considering? My hydroseeder recommended Dune....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: This Weekend's Project (TWP) Week 4 - LSUtigerME on 8/12/19 at 7:56 am
Cut the sod, then bush hogged most of the rest. Had 20 stumps ground (was planning to rent and DIY but got a guy to do it for $100 more than the rental). Then backfilled all the holes with dirt. Spent most of Saturday unsuccessfully negotiating on a truck, and now have a hell of a sunburn from the w...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Selling house before 2 years - LSUtigerME on 8/11/19 at 9:16 pm
It will be treated as long term capital gains, so 0/15/20% tax (based on income, presumably 15%) on the profit, which can include deductions for the cost of improvements. ...
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re: Louisiana Concealed Carry requirements (former military) - LSUtigerME on 8/11/19 at 9:12 pm
From LA State Police Website: [quote]Original/First-Time Applicants: In addition to meeting the qualifications in R.S. 40:1379.3(C), an applicant must demonstrate competence with a handgun by completion of an approved firearms safety or training course taught by an NRA or P.O.S.T. certified instr...
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re: Sheetrock or Hardibacker board behind tiled walk-in shower? - LSUtigerME on 8/9/19 at 7:07 pm
Hardboard. I bought purple rock and had my guy hang it, only for my tile guy to rip it out and replace with hardiboard. Kerdi system was used and he said he’d never use it on Sheetrock. He’s torn out enough to never do it....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: What’s the going rate to build a house these days? - LSUtigerME on 8/9/19 at 1:44 pm
[quote]80 to 400 a foot[/quote] Accurate. Need way more details. But to your actual question, “should you subcontract yourself?” It’s even more complicated. There’s been a few threads regarding it recently....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
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