Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Walker, LA
Biography:LSU Mechanical Engineer Graduate
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Occupation:Mechanical Engineer
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Registered on:10/6/2012
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re: What grass to plant - LSUtigerME
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....
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re: Owner Builder help. - LSUtigerME
[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...
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re: New construction Wall Insulation: Blown Rock Wool, Blown Fiberglass, Open Cell Foam - LSUtigerME
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...
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re: Bricklayer/Mason....and other trades - LSUtigerME
[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...
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re: Bricklayer/Mason....and other trades - LSUtigerME
[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...
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re: What type of molding do you have in your house? - LSUtigerME
[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” ...
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re: Can someone dumb down and explain TRSL and Louisiana employee's retirement options? - LSUtigerME
[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: 8x12 shed slab - concrete ideas - LSUtigerME
Rent a mixer, get a buddy, and some 80 lb bags....
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re: LED lights for a garage - LSUtigerME
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...
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re: Air inside house is supposedly 77% humidity... is that extremely terrible? - LSUtigerME
Is that from an Ecobee thermostat? 77% is high, but I know ecobees are not all that accurate....
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re: How much did you pay for your car and what is kbb value now? - LSUtigerME
$33k MSRP in 2014. Paid around $29k Just traded it in for $9k. KBB was anywhere from $8-10k....
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re: Backyard Lawn Renovation and Hydroseeding Results (Pic Heavy) - LSUtigerME
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....
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re: Fellow car baws - help me make a decision - LSUtigerME
Keep the bigger, classier TL....
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re: This Weekend's Project (TWP) Week 4 - LSUtigerME
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...
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re: Selling house before 2 years - LSUtigerME
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
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: Best time to buy a new mower - LSUtigerME
Gautreaux’s told me their best deals are in March. So I decided to hold off until then....
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re: Sheetrock or Hardibacker board behind tiled walk-in shower? - LSUtigerME
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....
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re: What’s the going rate to build a house these days? - LSUtigerME
[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....
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re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers? - LSUtigerME
+/- 10% 25 mph zone = max speed 27-28 mph 55 mph zone = max speed 60-61 mph 70 mph zone = max speed 77 mph...
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