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What Projects Do You Have Going? Are you making something yourself ?Let us see what you've got going on.

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  2. catztail
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    free plans!

    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
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  4. hedgefog

    Recommendation for metal shed?

    I know what you mean, Ricky, but a long long friend of mine who is a skilled DIY man and has done some cracking carpentry work bought a large wooden shed from the local DIY Store as he thought the...
    I know what you mean, Ricky, but a long long friend of mine who is a skilled DIY man and has done some cracking carpentry work bought a large wooden shed from the local DIY Store as he thought the same thing. When guys delivered it they also put it together and on inspection friend found it...
    I know what you mean, Ricky, but a long long friend of mine who is a skilled DIY man and has done some cracking carpentry work bought a large wooden shed from the local DIY Store as he thought the same thing. When guys delivered it they also...
    I know what you mean, Ricky, but a long long friend of mine who is a skilled DIY man and has done some cracking carpentry work bought a large wooden shed from the local DIY Store as he thought the...
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  5. Quentin Jackson

    Solar lights any good?

    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this isssue with a piece of multi-strand copper wire...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
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  6. clanless
    Like x 3

    Goodbye lawn hello plan 1,2 or 3?

    Well, here's the first bit of fencing - posts installed last week - cross bars and uprights just now :thumbsup:. A pain to get it to look OK - notice that the lawn slopes towards the bungalow and that the...
    Well, here's the first bit of fencing - posts installed last week - cross bars and uprights just now :thumbsup:. A pain to get it to look OK - notice that the lawn slopes towards the bungalow and that the pickets on each side are of a different length.
    Well, here's the first bit of fencing - posts installed last week - cross bars and uprights just now :thumbsup:. A pain to get it to look OK - notice that the lawn slopes towards the bungalow and that the pickets on each side are of a different length.
    Well, here's the first bit of fencing - posts installed last week - cross bars and uprights just now :thumbsup:. A pain to get it to look OK - notice that the lawn slopes towards the bungalow and that the...
    Back garden rest area.gif Back garden.jpg Back garden 2.jpg Back garden 3.jpg IMG_0169.JPG IMG_0168.JPG
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  7. DaiWig
    Like x 7

    Project X

    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
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  8. ARMANDII
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    CONCRETE, COBBLES AND COMPOST

    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover pond liner underlay to prevent seepage of the...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
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  9. Sheal
    Like x 12

    One year on....

    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I...
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I don't understand how it could work from a map though !
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I don't understand how it could work from a map though !
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I...
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  10. 2nd_bassoon
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    Bench restoration

    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
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  11. hedgefog

    Upgrading old wooden shed

    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3 fence posts,used as joists,bought some decking,used as floor boards.Had an osb board handy so used it...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3 fence posts,used as joists,bought some decking,used...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3...
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  12. Nick_MSM
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    Garden project/overhaul journal..

    Looking for some ideas please. I want to add some spring/summer colour around the bay trees in the front garden. Needs to look formal so ideally something structured/architectural. We have quite a...
    Looking for some ideas please. I want to add some spring/summer colour around the bay trees in the front garden. Needs to look formal so ideally something structured/architectural. We have quite a lot of lavender so would like something else ideally. Thinking along the purple theme as to keep...
    Looking for some ideas please. I want to add some spring/summer colour around the bay trees in the front garden. Needs to look formal so ideally something structured/architectural. We have quite a lot of lavender so would like something else...
    Looking for some ideas please. I want to add some spring/summer colour around the bay trees in the front garden. Needs to look formal so ideally something structured/architectural. We have quite a...
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  13. hedgefog

    Wood burning stove in wooden garden shed?

    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
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  14. Shaun

    Landscaper or Builder?

    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
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  15. Hercule69

    Overgrown.... help!

    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again checking for every piece of white bindweed root. You will find long strands of it so gently pull it as...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again checking for every piece of white bindweed root. You...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again...
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  16. John Dalrymple

    Looking for winter-protect covers for two 1.2m square raised beds

    Cheers, that looks a handy site. Bookmarked.
    Cheers, that looks a handy site. Bookmarked.
    Cheers, that looks a handy site. Bookmarked.
    Cheers, that looks a handy site. Bookmarked.
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  17. Carllennon

    old cracked concrete

    I would love the grid stuff, but its so expensive, it is the same cost as block paving in total, so unless you specifically want the grids and gravel, then I would personally rather have block paving.
    I would love the grid stuff, but its so expensive, it is the same cost as block paving in total, so unless you specifically want the grids and gravel, then I would personally rather have block paving.
    I would love the grid stuff, but its so expensive, it is the same cost as block paving in total, so unless you specifically want the grids and gravel, then I would personally rather have block paving.
    I would love the grid stuff, but its so expensive, it is the same cost as block paving in total, so unless you specifically want the grids and gravel, then I would personally rather have block paving.
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  18. Clare G

    an inspiring new town garden (I think!)

    With walls like those you can hardly go wrong. What wonderful backdrops to the planting. With so many evergreens it will look good in winter too.
    With walls like those you can hardly go wrong. What wonderful backdrops to the planting. With so many evergreens it will look good in winter too.
    With walls like those you can hardly go wrong. What wonderful backdrops to the planting. With so many evergreens it will look good in winter too.
    With walls like those you can hardly go wrong. What wonderful backdrops to the planting. With so many evergreens it will look good in winter too.
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  19. Jack Sparrow

    Guttering

    That is one straight run? Wow.Sounds like you either have to borrow a bigger vehicle, get it delivered or cut it down.
    That is one straight run? Wow.Sounds like you either have to borrow a bigger vehicle, get it delivered or cut it down.
    That is one straight run? Wow.Sounds like you either have to borrow a bigger vehicle, get it delivered or cut it down.
    That is one straight run? Wow.Sounds like you either have to borrow a bigger vehicle, get it delivered or cut it down.
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  20. TimC

    Making the right choice

    I think it looks very impressive and can’t wait for next year now to see your rose and all the other plants I think it will look a real picture by what you say the plants are and so what if there...
    I think it looks very impressive and can’t wait for next year now to see your rose and all the other plants I think it will look a real picture by what you say the plants are and so what if there are a few you had forgotten.. I love imperfections here and there to tickle your fancy or make you...
    I think it looks very impressive and can’t wait for next year now to see your rose and all the other plants I think it will look a real picture by what you say the plants are and so what if there are a few you had forgotten.. I love...
    I think it looks very impressive and can’t wait for next year now to see your rose and all the other plants I think it will look a real picture by what you say the plants are and so what if there...
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  21. diymechanicalguy

    Valves for Automatic Irrigation System

    Hi,It really depends on your application and circuit design.For lowish water volumes then solenoid valves are usually the cheapest option plus you can buy low voltage ones quiet cheaply,...
    Hi,It really depends on your application and circuit design.For lowish water volumes then solenoid valves are usually the cheapest option plus you can buy low voltage ones quiet cheaply, typically around £4 on ebay.Using higher flow ball valves like those used on central heating should...
    Hi,It really depends on your application and circuit design.For lowish water volumes then solenoid valves are usually the cheapest option plus you can buy low voltage ones quiet cheaply, typically around £4 on ebay.Using higher flow ball...
    Hi,It really depends on your application and circuit design.For lowish water volumes then solenoid valves are usually the cheapest option plus you can buy low voltage ones quiet cheaply,...
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  22. clanless

    Is this OK?

    I've just applied the last coat of masonry paint - the timber is rough sawn so hopefully the masonry paint will stay put.This is what it looks like: I'm quite pleased with it :biggrin: - free pallets...
    I've just applied the last coat of masonry paint - the timber is rough sawn so hopefully the masonry paint will stay put.This is what it looks like: I'm quite pleased with it :biggrin: - free pallets and used up bits of leftover paint which was destined for the bin. When it's ready to be planted...
    I've just applied the last coat of masonry paint - the timber is rough sawn so hopefully the masonry paint will stay put.This is what it looks like: I'm quite pleased with it :biggrin: - free pallets and used up bits of leftover paint which was...
    I've just applied the last coat of masonry paint - the timber is rough sawn so hopefully the masonry paint will stay put.This is what it looks like: I'm quite pleased with it :biggrin: - free pallets...
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  23. enginestar

    Need advice laying down membrane

    I'm assuming a min of 150mm laps and and 150mm turn under/down at perimeters:This would require 3 × (0.15 +4.9+0.15) 5.2m lengths = 15.6m of 2m wide membrane, with the 750mm difference between...
    I'm assuming a min of 150mm laps and and 150mm turn under/down at perimeters:This would require 3 × (0.15 +4.9+0.15) 5.2m lengths = 15.6m of 2m wide membrane, with the 750mm difference between 6m and 5.25m used for 2 internal overlaps and 2 perimeter turn unders/downstands, with the...
    I'm assuming a min of 150mm laps and and 150mm turn under/down at perimeters:This would require 3 × (0.15 +4.9+0.15) 5.2m lengths = 15.6m of 2m wide membrane, with the 750mm difference between 6m and 5.25m used for 2 internal overlaps and 2...
    I'm assuming a min of 150mm laps and and 150mm turn under/down at perimeters:This would require 3 × (0.15 +4.9+0.15) 5.2m lengths = 15.6m of 2m wide membrane, with the 750mm difference between...
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    10
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    247

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