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  1. Ray Speed

    3 small paddocks coming up

    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge pile of leaves and junk they love playing in there...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
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  2. Rickyelwey

    A lot of questions about mulch

    I agree Vicky. I had a small mulcher, still pretty good, but stuff used to get caught and I had to get it out. We saved and then my wife said I could buy a Hansa for my birthday. I reckon it is...
    I agree Vicky. I had a small mulcher, still pretty good, but stuff used to get caught and I had to get it out. We saved and then my wife said I could buy a Hansa for my birthday. I reckon it is great and I am finding all sorts of stuff to mulch. Great investment!
    I agree Vicky. I had a small mulcher, still pretty good, but stuff used to get caught and I had to get it out. We saved and then my wife said I could buy a Hansa for my birthday. I reckon it is great and I am finding all sorts of stuff to...
    I agree Vicky. I had a small mulcher, still pretty good, but stuff used to get caught and I had to get it out. We saved and then my wife said I could buy a Hansa for my birthday. I reckon it is...
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  3. 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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  4. Director

    Another Hoselink sale

    Yep, once you've purchased from them, they've got you with their email list for posting deals such as this one.
    Yep, once you've purchased from them, they've got you with their email list for posting deals such as this one.
    Yep, once you've purchased from them, they've got you with their email list for posting deals such as this one.
    Yep, once you've purchased from them, they've got you with their email list for posting deals such as this one.
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  5. Mark

    Any Good? GenTrax 4.4kVA Generator PureSine Inverter Portable Petrol

    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the controller. Like some fridge thermos, they have a cut-in and a cut-out. As long as you get it right, you can...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the controller. Like some fridge thermos, they have a cut-in...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the...
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  6. 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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  7. Mark

    Question Any suggestions or recommendations for a good cordless drill?

    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
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  8. 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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  9. Cathy

    Bamboo trellis and grow bags

    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag then leave for a couple weeks to see absolutely...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...

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  10. stevo
    Like x 10

    Battery Chainsaw

    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell of a lot accomplished efficiently and quietly....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell...
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....

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  11. Tim C

    Boys Toys

    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and marginalised (like myself) through the parasitic conniving of administrative scum. I can not rely on...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and marginalised (like myself) through the parasitic...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and...

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  12. CraftyTera

    Cattle Panel Hoop House

    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
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  13. Scott Mac

    Chainsaw carpentry

    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly cut this up and transported via a 1927 Chevy truck...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...

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  14. Director

    Chainsaw problems....

    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But yeah it was usually the jets that became clogged with dirt. Going offroad usually meant that the fuel...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But yeah it was usually the jets that became clogged...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But...
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  15. Director

    Tip Cheap cord forever?

    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
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  16. Ray Speed

    Cheap irrigation system

    Nicely done. I am planning to add a rainwater irrigation system to my garden very soon as well. Ill have two 275 gallon tanks, a pump scavenged from a hot tub or pool, and buried lines to the...
    Nicely done. I am planning to add a rainwater irrigation system to my garden very soon as well. Ill have two 275 gallon tanks, a pump scavenged from a hot tub or pool, and buried lines to the raised beds.
    Nicely done. I am planning to add a rainwater irrigation system to my garden very soon as well. Ill have two 275 gallon tanks, a pump scavenged from a hot tub or pool, and buried lines to the raised beds.
    Nicely done. I am planning to add a rainwater irrigation system to my garden very soon as well. Ill have two 275 gallon tanks, a pump scavenged from a hot tub or pool, and buried lines to the...
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  17. Becca

    Chez Omelette (chook trailer)

    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D

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  19. Mark

    Chicken pen built into natural landscape

    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut just on dusk so the chickens (and ducks) can let themselves out to free-range and put themselves to bed...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut just on dusk so the chickens (and ducks) can let...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut...
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  20. Steve

    Chook House Build

    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive...
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive grannies, but worth it for the fun!
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive grannies, but worth it for the fun!
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive...

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  21. ClissAT
    Like x 3

    Compost bin/Worm farm in a bath tub.

    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas

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  22. Perry

    Question Compost Tumbler

    G'day, Thank you for your reply. I have decided to go ahead and purchase the Tumbler as I think it will serve it's purpose. Cheers Perry
    G'day, Thank you for your reply. I have decided to go ahead and purchase the Tumbler as I think it will serve it's purpose. Cheers Perry
    G'day, Thank you for your reply. I have decided to go ahead and purchase the Tumbler as I think it will serve it's purpose. Cheers Perry
    G'day, Thank you for your reply. I have decided to go ahead and purchase the Tumbler as I think it will serve it's purpose. Cheers Perry

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  23. ClissAT

    compost worm farm system.

    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
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  24. reeeen4

    Creating a Green/Glasshouse from Old Windows

    Thanks everyone for the links, sadly haven't made much progress yet because of Covid haven't had the chance to get timber to make the frame yet.
    Thanks everyone for the links, sadly haven't made much progress yet because of Covid haven't had the chance to get timber to make the frame yet.
    Thanks everyone for the links, sadly haven't made much progress yet because of Covid haven't had the chance to get timber to make the frame yet.
    Thanks everyone for the links, sadly haven't made much progress yet because of Covid haven't had the chance to get timber to make the frame yet.
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  25. Lucas
    Like x 17

    Creating raised beds for stuff off the side of the road

    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result

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