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  1. Ray Speed

    Knocking up a few new coops

    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Tim C

    Solar-powered dehydrator

    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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. Kasalia

    Sharpening Hand Tools

    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like...
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like working with them newly sharpened - so much better :)
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like working with them newly sharpened - so much better :)
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like...
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  11. Jessica A

    Steel Kit homes

    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
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  12. Tim C

    Fridge fiddling - Replace or adjust thermostat

    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked...
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked like a beaut- the froth was 3 inches deep on top while it's been brewing.:cheers:
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked like a beaut- the froth was 3 inches deep on top...
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked...
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  13. Mark

    How to change a tubeless front tyre on a Toro mower if the bead is broken

    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers have moved on to tubeless tyres and sing their praise but a tube is something I'm a lot more...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers have moved on to tubeless tyres and sing their praise...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers...

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  14. 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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  15. stevo

    Solar Dehydrator

    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Graham

    Farm bike 200cc Honda

    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock in unforgiving terrain. Gearing and power come into account, but so do suspension,weight and seat...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock in unforgiving terrain. Gearing and power come...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock...

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  21. Nevw

    Handyman tools: DG-10 air blower assembly

    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun working! And that old watering gun.
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...

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  22. Pauljm
    Like x 3

    Organic snail repellent

    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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