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  1. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    Wow you have done well with the old solar lights. Like you we have had some solar ones in the past that work well to start with but then only last 6mths. We are starting to look into 12v ones for...
    Wow you have done well with the old solar lights. Like you we have had some solar ones in the past that work well to start with but then only last 6mths. We are starting to look into 12v ones for our front garden. I'll be interested if anyone does have good solar light too.
    Wow you have done well with the old solar lights. Like you we have had some solar ones in the past that work well to start with but then only last 6mths. We are starting to look into 12v ones for our front garden. I'll be interested if anyone...
    Wow you have done well with the old solar lights. Like you we have had some solar ones in the past that work well to start with but then only last 6mths. We are starting to look into 12v ones for...

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  2. AndrewB

    Question Greenhouses

    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to the pavers or fence. These would work well for that. I found a supplier of cheap steel patio tube...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to the pavers or fence. These would work well for...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to...

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  3. ClissAT

    Weather Station

    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely very useful.
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...

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  4. ClissAT
    Like x 4

    Small 3 Tier garden bed

    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)

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  5. Helen Auriga

    Question Greenhouse floor

    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
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  6. ClissAT

    Zip Tie Domes

    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you put over them has to allow enough headroom for 2yrs...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
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  7. JEREMIE

    Waterspike

    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon

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  8. Perry

    Question Massey FergusonTractor Model

    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!

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  9. Perry

    Question Tractor Slasher

    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
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  10. Steve

    Chook House Build

    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan

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  11. ClissAT

    Compost bin/Worm farm in a bath tub.

    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around the fruit trees & it occasionally gets saw flies in it too. I used the same worms & they are...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around the fruit trees & it occasionally gets saw flies...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around...

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  12. ClissAT

    Kitchen water recycle system

    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!

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  13. ClissAT

    Air Crete Dome House

    I think I could even build this little beauty using this process. I have seen this house on TV & on youtube previously but didn't know of the aircrete recipe process. Their ingenuity of using...
    I think I could even build this little beauty using this process. I have seen this house on TV & on youtube previously but didn't know of the aircrete recipe process. Their ingenuity of using the simple electric drill for both the bending of the steel & the aeration is simple logic at work.
    I think I could even build this little beauty using this process. I have seen this house on TV & on youtube previously but didn't know of the aircrete recipe process. Their ingenuity of using the simple electric drill for both the bending of...
    I think I could even build this little beauty using this process. I have seen this house on TV & on youtube previously but didn't know of the aircrete recipe process. Their ingenuity of using...
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  14. ClissAT

    My 'New' Property Maintenance Shed

    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.

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  15. Flatland

    Atom tiller

    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
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  16. Ash

    Tip Ryobi Silent Electric Shredder/Chipper 2400W

    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I might just mow over the small branches and be done with it...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I might just mow over the small branches and be done...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I...
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  17. Flatland

    water tanks becoming polluted

    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes, vermin and debris. A 6-5/8"x 3" rectangular outlet...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes,...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
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  18. Flatland

    Mulcher

    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What if you soaked it in water for a few days before you liquified it? It seems that a bit of patience...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What if you soaked it in water for a few days before...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What...
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  19. Marisa
    Like x 3

    Strange garden tool

    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
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  20. stevo

    Puzzle Table! - Build

    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can think up new patterns i'll make some extra pieces to suit if needed. You can put the blocks on their...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can think up new patterns i'll make some extra pieces to...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can...

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  21. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease my 48 year old body down to a bending position...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...

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  22. stevo

    Half Size Ukulele - build

    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)

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  23. Steve

    Question Any recommendations for a Box Trailer?

    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't feel they looked too small in the...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...

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  24. Mark

    Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper or Brush Cutter

    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol driven machinery than a manual tool. I would bet my Toro with me sitting on it cold drink in the...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol driven machinery than a manual tool. I would bet...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol...
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  25. Mark

    Whipper snipper cord thread

    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys, please continue the discussion on whipper snipper...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys,...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...

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