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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Lucas

    First of the 3 Re purposed water tank beds almost done

    Nice job Lucas you will have veggies in abundance in no time at all. Dave
    Nice job Lucas you will have veggies in abundance in no time at all. Dave
    Nice job Lucas you will have veggies in abundance in no time at all. Dave
    Nice job Lucas you will have veggies in abundance in no time at all. Dave

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  7. Vivienneleroux
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    Fence out of pallets

    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times...
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times so I'm wondering if there isn't a bee colony back there already.
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times so I'm wondering if there isn't a bee colony back...
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times...

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  8. 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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  9. Ray Speed
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    Facebook Marketplace

    Mate, I have been watching a few youtube vids about these so stop tempting me ahahah
    Mate, I have been watching a few youtube vids about these so stop tempting me ahahah
    Mate, I have been watching a few youtube vids about these so stop tempting me ahahah
    Mate, I have been watching a few youtube vids about these so stop tempting me ahahah
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  10. Director

    Electric chainsaw sharpeners.

    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.

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  11. Mark

    Dog proof fence for free-range chicken/poultry paddock

    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for...
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for materials etc. Here's the video - it's a bit long... :)
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for materials etc. Here's the video - it's a bit...
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for...

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  12. Burga
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    DIY'ish Worm Farm

    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!

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  13. V8srfun

    DIY wood raised beds

    Non treated spf lumber. It is either spruce pine or fur they are all sold as the same here. I would have loved to use rough cut hard wood but I do not have a affordable source for it
    Non treated spf lumber. It is either spruce pine or fur they are all sold as the same here. I would have loved to use rough cut hard wood but I do not have a affordable source for it
    Non treated spf lumber. It is either spruce pine or fur they are all sold as the same here. I would have loved to use rough cut hard wood but I do not have a affordable source for it
    Non treated spf lumber. It is either spruce pine or fur they are all sold as the same here. I would have loved to use rough cut hard wood but I do not have a affordable source for it

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  14. Ray Speed

    Deutscher 280 and 360 Ride on RACES!!!!!!!!

    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
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  15. Perry

    Question Dam Water Filter

    It's usually best to only filter to the level required to protect your pump on the inlet. Too much inlet restriction can result in cavitation and reduce pump life. You can put the filter at...
    It's usually best to only filter to the level required to protect your pump on the inlet. Too much inlet restriction can result in cavitation and reduce pump life. You can put the filter at either end but my preference would be close to the pump. It protects the transmission line too, even if...
    It's usually best to only filter to the level required to protect your pump on the inlet. Too much inlet restriction can result in cavitation and reduce pump life. You can put the filter at either end but my preference would be close to the...
    It's usually best to only filter to the level required to protect your pump on the inlet. Too much inlet restriction can result in cavitation and reduce pump life. You can put the filter at...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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