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Old 04-14-2018, 03:42 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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The back yard with the moss issue. back of the house faces East and gets no sun. Needs lots of lime to fix the soil, after the moss is dealt with.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:46 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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It doesn't look like a pro installation, but he said that he plans to get rid of the paver patio...3.2 acres and that is all he can have for a back yard. Diana, where does the chicken coop go? LOL.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:53 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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Biggest part of the yard is here. You saw the back yard. Either side is 20-30ft. Rest of the 3.2 acres is rocks, slope, brush, trees. The sanitary line exits the house under the front door so the septic I imagine is in the front. Well is in the woods to the back left. So if he wants to plant some tomatoes, the small area to the right of the house would work. Or for the chicken coop.....

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Old 04-14-2018, 04:05 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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Washer door can't open but for 6 inches. Hits the toilet. You have to climb over the toilet to load/unload the washer. Wife thinks maybe a raised platform. Might work. Machine hinges on the left and is not convertible. Not an ergonomic setup at all. Me, I think I'd rip open the walls and move the washer hookup to the left wall, so the hinges aren't in the center but on the outside, AND build the platform. Washer on the left, dryer on the right. Doors open away from each other. Ergonomic. I have tools....So many tools that I think I can set him up with a spare circular saw, hammer, rakes, etc.


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Old 04-14-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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The back yard with the moss issue. back of the house faces East and gets no sun. Needs lots of lime to fix the soil, after the moss is dealt with.
East gets sun as does south and west. North does not. That's where moss grows around here - north. (unless you have a lot of tree cover)

The east side of my house is darker once the sun moves around as it's closer to the neighbors, but no moss there. Only on the north side.


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Washer door can't open but for 6 inches. Hits the toilet. You have to climb over the toilet to load/unload the washer. Wife thinks maybe a raised platform. Might work. Machine hinges on the left and is not convertible. Not an ergonomic setup at all. Me, I think I'd rip open the walls and move the washer hookup to the left wall, so the hinges aren't in the center but on the outside, AND build the platform. Washer on the left, dryer on the right. Doors open away from each other. Ergonomic. I have tools....So many tools that I think I can set him up with a spare circular saw, hammer, rakes, etc.
I really think a top loader would be much easier than destroying walls and changing hookups.

If they just bought the washer, they can return it.

If it came with the house, sell it and buy another one.

Or just put them in the basement? Much less damage potential if it floods.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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The back yard with the moss issue. back of the house faces East and gets no sun. Needs lots of lime to fix the soil, after the moss is dealt with.
He can save himself a LOT of needless work by just leaving the moss alone. It's green and attractive and requires no maintenance or mowing at all. What a waste of time and money to remove it.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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3.2 acres and that is all he can have for a back yard
It's lovely! And I would definitely leave the moss. Don't fight nature when you can win by embracing it!


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Diana, where does the chicken coop go? LOL.
Anywhere!
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I really think a top loader would be much easier than destroying walls and changing hookups.
Yes.... definitely!
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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East gets sun as does south and west. North does not. That's where moss grows around here - north. (unless you have a lot of tree cover)

The east side of my house is darker once the sun moves around as it's closer to the neighbors, but no moss there. Only on the north side.


Usually east gets the morning sun. Look again at the picture of the back yard. East exposure backs up to a treed slope and gets no sun

I really think a top loader would be much easier than destroying walls and changing hookups.

If they just bought the washer, they can return it.

If it came with the house, sell it and buy another one.

Or just put them in the basement? Much less damage potential if it floods.
they bought the washer/dryer used off of craigslist. they have to live with it
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:06 PM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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Yes.... definitely!
I agree but too late now
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