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  1. gpseymour

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    I'm not caught up yet on this thread, so the Hobbit might have answered this already.

    Painting isn't an option - simply too much water coming in (up to 10-20 gallons a day). There's standing water within minutes. The immediate answer is trenching and sump well/pump in the slab on that part of the foundation. The suspicion is that there's a small spring back there - it is highly unlikely the current flow is still from the rains nearly 2 weeks ago. The area we are in is full of small springs, and they think the added water pressure just overcame the sealing that was done (something like Drylok). Eventually, I'll probably want to try do do something on that side of the house on the outside, but we'd be talking about excavating many feet deep (the seepage is about 11 feet below grade), so a major expenditure that's not possible right now.

    So, hoping the sump pump can handle things, as that's only $1,500.
     
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    Dry suits and heated garments allow for quite comfortable diving in Antarctica.
    And sharks are sharks, no matter where you are or what the water temp. In other words, they're not particularly interested in us.
     
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  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    My parents had a strange water issue in the (new) house the got when I was going to high school. I stepped out into the back yard and went through the crust, that was actually the ground, and found myself up to my knee in water. They discovered that there was a stream there before the contractor built the house and all he did was fill it in and then build the house. The contractor had to come back and put in proper drainage. Luckily for them it cost them nothing.

    Good luck, water issues can be a real pain
     
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    Lucky it wasn't a lake...
     
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    Sharks are smart. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt. I would even go so far as to blame all shark attacks on humans on lack of bacon available to the shark community.
     
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    My teammate, who is also fighting a spring under his floor, and I are considering just giving in to nature, punching a hole in the floor (or in the wall), and having an indoor fountain.
     
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  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Sharks HATE bacon.....but they know most humans love it....BEWARE!!!!
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    You know, I was going to post something in another thread as it applies to using force...and then all sorts of alarms went off in my head and I decided it was not worth the potential hassle add to that I did not want type a copious amount a pages to explain....so I'll post it here and forget it....meet force with just enough force....then you are in control
     
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  9. jks9199

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    I know a building that has a lovely fountain in front...

    Those of us in the area long before there was a building there remember when it was a pasture, filled with cows. And a pond...
     
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    I don't need to go to where sharks are in order to be in the water. I can just go to my basement. :p
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Well...if you see bacon...or kitkats floating around.......I highly recommend you stay out of the water in the basement.
     
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    Have some confidence. I DO know how to use a sword and I have a MEAN rib kick - which I can successfully land on a shark's snout.

    Jokes aside - this is funny - I have osteoma in both hips. So....this means my hips lock up VERY painfully in all the directions normal people use them in. BUT the very same defect makes it possible for me to have an AMAZING rib kick in our style, where you pull up your knee and have to cock your hip INWARD (@gpseymour , am I explaining it right).
     
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    Disadvantage of being a Hobbit - very short arms. When you bring up to armfuls of firewood, it sounds like a lot, but it's actually not a very impressive amount.
     
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    That's why there's a cart. Silly hobbitses.
     
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    Cart is heavy. Hobbitses not like.
     
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    Cart is only as heavy as how much wood you pile in it, silly hobbit.
     
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    Why don't you gather your woodworking books and build me a firewood lift?
     
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    Out of woodworking books? It'd fall apart the first time it got rained on.

    Such ideas you have.
     
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    shoddy craftsman, eh?

    It can be done, you know....they make stuff for outside in wood!
     

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