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Old 03-03-2006, 05:04 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Cute n' Fuzzy Bunny
Plus if you attach it to the roof edge, you're asking for a leak.* But then theres all those holes in the roof from that solar mounting that you'll already be patching periodically
I hear ya, although the pergola-roof holes would theoretically be drilled through the bottom course or two of composite shingles, and our roof has a three-foot overhang beyond the walls.

No roof leaks at all in the last three weeks' rain. Short of a hurricane I don't think we're going to have any leaks in the next decade.

I like your plan. I think we're planning concrete to eliminate more yardwork, but I bet an innovative combination of mulch & ground cover could also do the trick. Our community association rules require a design permit to pour more concrete so I'd have to sneak around with a wheelbarrow on weekends anyway instead of getting a big honkin' grout-pump truck. Luckily none of this can be seen from the street and we have no neighbor on that side, so arguably we could have the truck pump in the concrete to fix the back steps and then "spill" a little on the way out...

Originally Posted by Cute n' Fuzzy Bunny
In this frost-free neck of the woods, you only need to go down 2'; an 8' post driven 2' deep with a full bag of concrete usually does the trick for a six foot fence. I usually take a 12' pressure treated post and put it in 4' anyhow.
In Hawaii we only go down 18" or until you hit the layer of blue rock, and then you use rebar through the posts into the earth around the hole to reinforce the concrete in the hole.

And then you replace it after the hurricane.

You raise a good point, though-- as I'm gazing out my back lanai window upon today's half-inch rainfall, it occurs to me that I could dig all of those holes in about 10 minutes with my shopvac...


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Re: Jarhead's daughters, chores, and pergolas
Old 03-03-2006, 06:04 PM   #22
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Re: Jarhead's daughters, chores, and pergolas

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The daughters need to marry a couple of Canadians.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:47 PM   #23
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Re: Jarhead's daughters, chores, and pergolas

I'd rather dig around here when its swampy. In the summer you need a pickaxe and perhaps dynamite.


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