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  • in reply to: New Deck: Cedar or Trex? #692828

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    Villagegreen,

    While I personally prefer real wood as opposed to fake wood, perhaps this link will help you make a decision.

    http://www.gardenstructure.com/composite_decking

    in reply to: RANT: Off leash ticketing #692670

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    sandybeach,

    Noticed the signs missing as well, how interesting this happened right after 2-3 people (who feel they are above the law) were ticketed for having dogs in the school yard. If I were with the City I’d look to the ticketed folks as the culprits!

    in reply to: Fifth anniversary- recommendation- for "WOOD" gift #692728

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    Sam-c,

    Bosch, DeWalt and Porter-Cable are all good brands. Try contacting a sales person at Rockler Woodworking 3823 Stone Way North, Seattle – (206) 634-3222 for help with your questions.

    Happy 5th!

    in reply to: racoons and distemper #692717

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    Thanks hammerhead,

    I’ve always thought raccoons were primarily nocturnal but lately have seen a large male walking through our front yard (drinking from fountain) during the day and wondered if perhaps he was ill (looked healthy to me). We feed our dogs inside and scoop the poop religiously but have a neighbor that throws stale bread out on their back porch daily bringing in all sorts of birds and unwanted critters (raccoons, rats, squirrels …). I wish people who live in the city would become more aware that they are not just feeding the birds when they throw out crumbs or don’t clean up under their bird feeders – better to develop your yard as a wild life habitat with natural sources of food and water, put the stale bread in the yardwaste…

    in reply to: RANT: Off leash ticketing #692641

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    JimmyG

    Couldn’t phrase it better. We take our 2 dogs to off leash parks when we can and when we can’t , gee, we walk them on leashes, because it’s the law! I can’t count the number of times I’ve run into ignorant/arrogant (the law doesn’t apply to me and my dog(s)) people on walks in the Genesee area with dogs off leash – even have tendon damage in my hand due to an off leash dog charging my on leash dogs and pulling me over. Lindsayp you’re not going to get much support here! Be a responsible owner and leash up in city limits, don’t take your dogs in areas posted with NO DOGS and do go to off leash parks. A lot of us do it.

    in reply to: Need machine shop recommendation for simple job #691452

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    Try contacting local auto repair companies to see who they would recommend.

    in reply to: Rant. Lazy People in the Jeep at 3817 Admiral Way #691564

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    Carson’s owner,

    Maybe Carson could leave them a “doggie note” near the Jeep – tit for tat. You care enough to continue ranting but how does that solve anything (other than keeping a few of us amused)? By your own admission, they don’t always block the sidewalk so maybe you just lucked out today – don’t assume they got a ticket, you know what they say about assuming………

    in reply to: Rant. Lazy People in the Jeep at 3817 Admiral Way #691560

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    Carson (or Carson’s owner),

    If you tally up all the time you have spent on this forum ranting about the Jeep you could have hauled your lazy butt over there and addressed the problem. Has SPD even ticketed them yet? I know from personal experience that calling in (no matter how often) does not equate to a rapid SPD parking violation response. Just saying, you keep commenting so it is obviously an issue with you, be proactive rather than reactive and you might be pleasantly surprised.

    in reply to: Free (old) Lavendar Plants #691364

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    Wood hyacinths (grape hyacinths) – we’ve tried to get rid of them for 25 years (with extensive garden remodeling) and they still survive from the original plantings – we’ve just learned to live with them…….

    in reply to: Unofficial Dog Park on Genesee – Police Watching #691000

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    k,

    A hard one to enforce but I found some well placed tabasco or cayenne pepper in the areas the cats frequent quickly put an end to my neighbor’s cat using our garden as a litter box.

    in reply to: Rant: Garlic Jim's #690101

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    The name has always been a turn-off for me (does Jim have garlic breath, will he deliver my pizza???). Anyhoo pizza dough is easy to make and I prefer to cook my own from scratch -did a lovely roasted garlic, roasted wild mushroom, truffle cheese with olive oil, parmesan and mozzarella the other night – yum…

    in reply to: The infamous "hum" last night? #688830

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    westseattledood,

    I didn’t know what this was about until a few months ago when I heard the “hum” at our house (above Alki) in the early morning hours – sounds a little like a passenger ferry on steroids – but doesn’t move (like a ferry sound does). We hear a lot of ferry/train/industrial sounds during the night but if you hear the hum it is distinctive…


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    Install bird netting over your vent access – this should do the trick and prevent repeat offenders. There are a number of websites with info on this – just google bird/pest control…

    in reply to: landscape recommendation #688984

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    Diana,

    Thank you! Too often it is the people who don’t operate legally or who do not have the experience to take on a project that give all contractors in general a bad name. Your website is lovely!

    in reply to: landscape recommendation #688981

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    Krizten,

    We’re a small general contractor and have been in business since 1990, our accounts are not large (nor are our bank accounts – especially in this economy) but we still play by the rules and are licensed, bonded and insured. If we hire any subs who are not licensed, bonded or insured then we become liable and can be fined if anything goes wrong or someone reports the sub, so yes I guess we would be wary of you!

    in reply to: landscape recommendation #688978

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    Krizten,

    According to L&I you are a specialty contractor (landscaper) and are required to hold a $6000 bond and insurance. What does following the rules and being a licensed, bonded and insured contractor have to do with the ability/inability to get work through word of mouth or do a good job? It’s the uninsured contractors that I’d be wary of regardless of the job.

    in reply to: Need Vet advice today please…. #689324

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    Lien and Elliott Bay Animal Hospital are tops on our list (we’ve used both in the past 25 years of dogs). If you find yourself in need of emergency or critical care (and hopefully you won’t) ACCES in Lake City is wonderful – they were great with our critically ill 6 yr old lab and gave us an extra few months with her that were precious indeed.

    in reply to: Outdoor concrete work #687208

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    Tish,

    I’m assuming you’ve verified that all contractors you are considering are licensed , bonded and insured (legit contractors and not fly-by-nights). That said, some contractors will bid on jobs that are not their area of expertise and that could explain some of the discrepancies. With respect to removal of existing slab, there are man hours/equipment rentals (sometimes) associated with breaking it up, hauling it away and disposal fees. I think there are only one or two places that concrete can be disposed of in Seattle. I’d ask your contractors what they are charging per hour for labor rates if this is not readily apparent in the bids. Also you may want to consider having the broken up concrete used for your retaining walls saving some expense there.

    in reply to: Outdoor concrete work #687205

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    Tish,

    Did you/your contractors specify the thickness of the pour? A driveway that size will use between 20 – 30 cu. yds of concrete at 4 to 6 inch thickness, plus there is the cost of forming, rebar, pouring ( may need a pump truck for your site) and finishing/sealing plus demo/hauling/removal and retaining walls…the lowest bid is not always the best.

    in reply to: landscape recommendation #688973

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    Francis57,

    Make sure the person Home Depot recommended is licensed, insured and bonded – you can check this out with WA State L&I. Have had personal knowledge of Home Depot using subcontractors who are not licensed, insured or bonded, so buyer beware!

    in reply to: Recommendation for interior door work #688690

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    HelperMonkey,

    While I agree, not all small local businesses can afford the advertising costs in this economy. I see no problem with posting on the forums as long as there is full disclosure per the rules!

    in reply to: Recommendation for interior door work #688687

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    MissMandy,

    Per the rules, you need to identify the fact that you are affiliated with J&M when posting.

    in reply to: Tax Advisor? #632113

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    Stacey at Courtesy Accounting is great – and very reasonable rates unlike some CPAs who bill like lawyers!

    in reply to: landscape recommendation #688969

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    Are you looking for a landscape architect/ designer, a design/build contractor or someone to do yard maintenance/clean-up?


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    In glancing at my water bills from July/August when we used lots of irrigation CCF in did not = CCF out but it wasn’t capped at 10 CCF. Our bill from Oct/Nov was 17 CCF in 13.5 CCF sewer. Our last bill, in which we had a broken water main that went undiscovered for some time was 34 CCF in and 34 CCF out – and we’re still waiting to hear about leak rebate program…….

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