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by Powhatan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?

@cnet24 whoever replaces your attic vent fan, have them make sure there's power and the motor enage/disengage (sensor) mechanism works. ;) At my last house, the previous homeowner had an unlicensed DIY electrician tap into the attic fan power line and used it for another purpose.
by Powhatan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?

The piping shown on your roof is either plumbing or heat (stove, water heater) venting. The venting on the sides are bathroom humidity fan vents. Your drier vent is probably closer to the ground, unless your wash/dryer are upstairs. Kinda hard to tell from your pics, you might have a roof ridge vent...
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 230
Views: 14519

Re: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal

Grass and soil drying out fairly well. Those dark grass areas don't seem to be getting larger into something more disease active, but did notice in random areas some rust disease pustules forming. I'll give the grass a light feeding and broadcast 25# Nutrients Plus Screamin' Green 16-2-3 @ 1/2 bag r...
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?

@Powhatan passive ventilation meaning ridge venting? cnet24 mostly yes - ridge venting passive cooling, but there are also vent caps that are considered passive. My last older home pre-1995'ish roof was built with a single motor attic fan for cooling. When I replaced the roof singles, they cut out ...
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New Grass growth in Summer?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: New Grass growth in Summer?

Without pic(s), guessing it's nutsedge?
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: 4a Weed ID
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: 4a Weed ID

Does look like KY-31 Tall Fescue.
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Attic Fans-Are they worth it?

If your roof was not built with passive ventilation, then yes I'd replace the fan so hot air has a way to escape and cool your house.
by Powhatan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unidentified growth
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Unidentified growth

I think your right about the ant mound, might be a fire ants. Not sure what ant control products you have available to you. Maybe someone who lives in the UK will chime in with a suggestion.
by Powhatan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 230
Views: 14519

Re: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal

Lots of precipitation received this week and more forecasted with the daily afternoon thunderstorms. Noticed a couple of dark grass disease areas appearing again. I'll sharpen my mower blade, bag mow at lower HOC 3.25" to collect disease clippings and allow more airflow, and spot spray with neem oil...
by Powhatan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unidentified growth
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Unidentified growth

Looks like something was either dumped or dug up. I see some of the unknown material laying on top of grass blades. Can you move the material to see what's under it?
by Powhatan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90154

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Power is still out. 2 days now. Good news is that tomorrow is supposed to top out under 80F. That sux, at least it won't be too warm. There are some areas around us also still without power. We were lucky and only had a few power blips. I had the home builder put in a generator hook-up panel when t...
by Powhatan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 230
Views: 14519

Re: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal

Bagged mowed @ HOC 3.50" to catch potential disease blades and allow more airflow to dry out soil.

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Sorry about the pic quality, my phone zoom doesn't take a good color pic.

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by Powhatan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 230
Views: 14519

Re: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal

Mark B wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:55 pm
This is a cool journal, thanks for updating :thumbup:
Thanks for reading along. cheers :D
by Powhatan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 230
Views: 14519

Re: Powhatan's 2020 Lawn Journal

Hand-pulled several small annual sedges, then sprayed Ortho Nutsedge Killer for Lawns (R-T-S) in that area. Not too much damage from the tropical storm that went directly over the house. A few rain puddling low spots. One tree fell due to high winds. Looks like some roots were already dead. https://...
by Powhatan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SumBeach35's 2020 Lawn Journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1095

Re: SumBeach35's 2020 Lawn Journal

Looking very healthy :thumbup: