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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm55 View Post
    To keep these animals from burrowing, would it be feasible to dig a two inch wide trench, that's maybe 2-3 feet deep, around the foundation and insert something strong like chain link fence in the trench? A day laborer wouldn't cost much, nor the material.
    Funny you should mention something like that. As we've been lifting and filling, Ive been installing something similar to what you're describing. Its trade name is "Geo Mat". Its usually used for erosion issues but comes in handy for other applications like "deadmen" ot "ties" for abutments and retaining walls. Its a recycled polyethylene heavy gauge synthetic sheet matrix material built for long duration soil contact and its fantastic. Putting it around my house is a bit more arduous then just digging a 2 foot deep trench. The rodents are digging under the footers, which are 4 feet below grade, by 2-4 feet totaling around 8 feet +/-. Little deeper than 2-3 feet. Between that and the linear footage of the parimeter of my house, Its a lot more than a few days with a shovel. BUT, its an excellent idea you had and its right in-line with what I'm already doing/ having done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn View Post
    Funny you should mention something like that. As we've been lifting and filling, Ive been installing something similar to what you're describing. Its trade name is "Geo Mat". Its usually used for erosion issues but comes in handy for other applications like "deadmen" ot "ties" for abutments and retaining walls. Its a recycled polyethylene heavy gauge synthetic sheet matrix material built for long duration soil contact and its fantastic. Putting it around my house is a bit more arduous then just digging a 2 foot deep trench. The rodents are digging under the footers, which are 4 feet below grade, by 2-4 feet totaling around 8 feet +/-. Little deeper than 2-3 feet. Between that and the linear footage of the parimeter of my house, Its a lot more than a few days with a shovel. BUT, its an excellent idea you had and its right in-line with what I'm already doing/ having done.
    I think you're an engineer so this might not be to far of a stretch. I have a low voltage shock mat to keep stray cats from jumping onto my second story balcony (house roof line is near a 6' common wall, and they jump from there to the only place my house is one story). It is plastic, 2 feet wide, 8' long and runs off a couple of batteries. If I accidentally put my hand on it, you definitely feel it, and move hand away rather quickly. No ones going to die if they touch it. How about yours being 3-4' wide around the entire perimeter. Only activate it at night, when the kids are in, and the burrowing takes place?
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    Picked up some Danner boots about 4 months ago, and wow, what amazing footwear. They were comfortable straight out of the box; warm enough in 5 degree weather; made in the US (not China) and are completely rebuildable. If you're looking for work boots that will last a lifetime, I can't think of anything better.

    Danner - Danner® USMC RAT Temperate Military Boots - Boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm55 View Post
    I think you're an engineer so this might not be to far of a stretch. I have a low voltage shock mat to keep stray cats from jumping onto my second story balcony (house roof line is near a 6' common wall, and they jump from there to the only place my house is one story). It is plastic, 2 feet wide, 8' long and runs off a couple of batteries. If I accidentally put my hand on it, you definitely feel it, and move hand away rather quickly. No ones going to die if they touch it. How about yours being 3-4' wide around the entire perimeter. Only activate it at night, when the kids are in, and the burrowing takes place?
    Wow, lots of work and material for small gain. Something like that would have a small margin for error. Lots of things could go wrong. Grounding, stray currents, current drops...you name it. The stray current potential alone would be so high it would probably kill off any plants around it. Probably smoke my electric bill also. Straight guesstimate would be I would need somewhere around 1100 linear feet of that material to cover the perimeter of my house (3900 sf under cover). That would be a BOATLOAD of conductive material needed at 3'-4' wide X 1100' lol.

    The gun seems to be working pretty well so far.

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    Can't beat a good shave. This is my regimen:





    I stocked up on about 20 bars of this about 10 years ago. My best investment to date.






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    that pre-shave oil is the tits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post


    my current vanity shelf
    What kind of soap is in that mug? BTW, I went to target and got a soup mug, then melted my soap to match the shape. Best shaving mug I've had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salami View Post
    Can't beat a good shave. This is my regimen:



    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    that pre-shave oil is the tits.
    What is it? A pre-shave lube, moisturizer or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn View Post
    What is it? A pre-shave lube, moisturizer or both?
    It's a pre-shave treatment. You apply it before you apply your soap/cream and it allows the blade to glide over the skin more easily without irritation. It's $25 a bottle but you use only a few drops each time. The bottle I've got is 3 months old and half full still.
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    Oh, in response to a previous post in this thread, I forgot most of the Art of Shaving stores offer barber service.

    There are a number of locations in and around LA.

    The Art Of Shaving - Store Locations | Purchase Shaving Products

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