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fishgitr wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:39 pm Ahh onto the foundation, when they went to pour the foundation, I didn't see any rebar. They said oh code doesn't require it. I was oh well code at my house it does. Lol so I chose to go 4' grid pattern with 5/8 rebar..
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Yep, you will never regret the rebar. Here in the mountains where it can get cold, I went with a 12" grid of 3/8" bar centered in the concrete. they come in panels of 4x8'. For the outside patio we added fiberglass fibers to the concrete mix. No cracks after 32 years. Tom
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Great Job!!!! I have been in the home building business for 49 years including building my own home at age 21......and I'll say again...Great Job!!

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A cylinder of Vicane and a tent wrap will eliminate any cooties once you complete the build.
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Thank you for the compliments!

AA is this something I can buy over the counter?

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fishgitr wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:21 pm Thank you for the compliments!

AA is this something I can buy over the counter?
Probably not, you’ll have to hire a professional. If you have a buddy in pest control he can hook you up.
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Ok, I'll check it out

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Totally agree with Richard and was going to post the same. Tent it and fumigate before you put anything in it. May set you back a bit, but the best way to make sure you get good penetration inside and out. Termador is a great treatment for carpenter ants and termites but won't get any beetles if they're in the wood.
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Ok guys sounds good. I'll definitely do that then.

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Tenting and gas is mostly used for dry wood termites , it,s a one time shot with no future protection , and costly . Taurus is a generic Termidor for termites and beetles , $100 of chemical to treat the house for termites , $100 bucks of boric acid product such as boracare or timbor to spray the wood for beetles , Google and shop . Just make sure there is no dye in the boric acid product you use , they put dye in most so you can see that you didn't miss a spot .

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