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« on: Sun 28 September, 2008 - 09:24 pm »

here we go.....
leveling out the back lawn and putting in a new fence...




crappy old back garden with the (semi) dog resistent remains of a fence 




the crappy old shed in the corner, with the plastic greenhouse.






it starts!!





the posts for the new fence and the retaining wall.




the retaining blocks in place, the fence is next then the new shed can go up!
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« Reply #1 on: Sun 28 September, 2008 - 09:40 pm »

omg Jj and ya did that all by your lelf?


no wonder you got sick


 

what a lot of work 
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« Reply #2 on: Sun 28 September, 2008 - 09:55 pm »

most of it, super pinky has helped though.
last week was digging out to get the level, then doing the posts and 3 rows of blocks on the "left" side plus the base row on the right.
today was finishing the leveling so the curve could be done and the three layers on that, and pinky helped dig and fill behind the blocks, and she put the top row on the blocks on the "left side (steps to go in the middle) . so this week i can start on the fence then level the "top" side, put up the new shed and move all the crap into that, then demolish the old shed and greenhouse, then level the lower lawn and finish the wall...

 eek   what have i started??!!  i feel so tired now  

 

gonna look soooooooooo good ( i hope)

and i wore a dust mask today so i didn't agrevate my snotty head
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« Reply #3 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 12:01 pm »

what a great team    

are the boys too busy to lend a hand 
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« Reply #4 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 12:53 pm »

  awesome, JJ & Pinky!


that 'greenhouse' - how well did it work? I need one here and checking out all kinds, which aren't expensive  eek
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« Reply #5 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 01:31 pm »

oooh! the new mouse den! Good on ya mousy!! 
Hey can you come over later and do some stuff around my place? Need some help with some jobs! Will pay you with dinner and cake  - maybe give you some wino too!! Huh?
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« Reply #6 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 04:33 pm »

awesome, JJ & Pinky!


that 'greenhouse' - how well did it work? I need one here and checking out all kinds, which aren't expensive  eek

worked very well, used to do tomatos mostly, and peppers.
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« Reply #7 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 04:34 pm »

oooh! the new mouse den! Good on ya mousy!! 
Hey can you come over later and do some stuff around my place? Need some help with some jobs! Will pay you with dinner and cake  - maybe give you some wino too!! Huh?
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sure thing, this has been needed doing for about three years... so ...you wanna be put on the waiting list? 
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« Reply #8 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 04:37 pm »

that 'greenhouse' - how well did it work? I need one here and checking out all kinds, which aren't expensive  eek

worked very well, used to do tomatos mostly, and peppers.

so its just a wood frame with clearlite type stuff over it?
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« Reply #9 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 04:53 pm »

Thats going to look Awesome JJ.


Are you getting Ideal Garages to put up your new shed?   
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« Reply #10 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:04 pm »

that 'greenhouse' - how well did it work? I need one here and checking out all kinds, which aren't expensive  eek

worked very well, used to do tomatos mostly, and peppers.

so its just a wood frame with clearlite type stuff over it?

yep, you wanna take it off my hands
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« Reply #11 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:06 pm »

Thats going to look Awesome JJ.


Are you getting Ideal Garages to put up your new shed?   

our garage is

the shed is a DIY you can see it on the pallet in the last pic 
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« Reply #12 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:34 pm »

 

go jj and pinky


oooo you'll feel great when it's finished

mr and i spent yesterday chopping trees and bamboo down
to make way for a bigger garden


the bubbles afterwards were well deserved
 
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« Reply #13 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:39 pm »

 

snap!!

us too

 
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« Reply #14 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:42 pm »

 


always tastes better
after a hard days work huh?
  
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« Reply #15 on: Mon 29 September, 2008 - 08:45 pm »

 
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« Reply #16 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 08:59 am »

yep, you wanna take it off my hands

  
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« Reply #17 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 09:33 am »

   good score WR 



Hey JJ... When your done with yours, you wanna come do some fencing at mine too? 
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« Reply #18 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 09:36 am »

will it flat-pack, JJ? 
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« Reply #19 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 09:48 am »

i guess so, so where are you anyway?
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« Reply #20 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 10:05 am »

oh and by the way....

its only got plastic on two sides.. the other sides are against the fence and the shed   
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« Reply #21 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 10:05 am »

chatham islands  eek





nah, gorrrrrrrrrrre.  might be a tad far?   
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« Reply #22 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 07:37 pm »

so far so good...


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« Reply #25 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 07:39 pm »

looks good JJ
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« Reply #26 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 07:50 pm »

nice, did you check out the posts for the rails JJ?
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« Reply #27 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 08:01 pm »

not a hope, it's a miricle that it actually looks like a fence without trying to be too fancy!!!

angle nailed and gang nail plates and inside corner plates. if thats not gonna hold then, meh!
i'll fix it up in the years to come 
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« Reply #28 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 08:11 pm »

what the hell kind of soil do you call that?!

It looks like sand.



oh and yeah nice fence, what are you planning on keeping behind it?
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« Reply #29 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 08:11 pm »

should be sweet as. it's a weird one with rails, you either build it for strength or build to prevent warping.

i built a fence once that had over 400 posts, 3mts at it's highest point eek  man, it was a mission, took me about 3 weeks and i had to post hole bore all the holes myself. infact i pretty much built the whole thing myself. that had rails and trellis with 20x20 surrounds.
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« Reply #30 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 08:12 pm »

what the hell kind of soil do you call that?!

It looks like sand.


it's CHCH, so it's prolly a peat/bog combo 
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« Reply #31 on: Sat 11 October, 2008 - 09:39 pm »

what the hell kind of soil do you call that?!

It looks like sand.



oh and yeah nice fence, what are you planning on keeping behind it?

it is sand!!

dogs!
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« Reply #32 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 12:18 am »

that will explain why it looked suspisiously like sand then 

what a nightmare to grow anything in, need good taranaki loam - the best there is 
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« Reply #33 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 12:34 am »

....apart from southland soil 
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« Reply #34 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 01:42 am »

 


nooooooo, Taranaki loam - the BEST there is.


 
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« Reply #35 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 11:16 am »

   what a clever mouse!
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« Reply #36 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 11:34 am »

what the hell kind of soil do you call that?!

It looks like sand.



oh and yeah nice fence, what are you planning on keeping behind it?

it is sand!!

dogs!

doyou have dogs jj?
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« Reply #37 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 08:23 pm »

yes we have two.

finished the fence today, made gate that is 99% square, opens and closes, got a bolt so it locks.
pretty f**king amazing realy that i made it and it looks like a fence and isn't falling over .....yet!!   
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« Reply #38 on: Sun 12 October, 2008 - 09:43 pm »

yes we have two.

finished the fence today, made gate that is 99% square, opens and closes, got a bolt so it locks.
pretty f**king amazing realy that i made it and it looks like a fence and isn't falling over .....yet!!   

oh yea - i think i seen their pics once.

Well done jJ!
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« Reply #39 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:21 pm »

Jj & pinky... that's incredible!! 

What a huge job to get stuck into!


It looks fantastic, thanks for the piccys JJ..I love seeing what everyone is up to in their back yards!






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« Reply #40 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:25 pm »

you wanna see what's going on behind the fence ?  
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« Reply #41 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:28 pm »

not particularly thanks.
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« Reply #43 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:43 pm »

it's got a gate now   
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« Reply #44 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:46 pm »

  Gates are GOOD!     
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« Reply #45 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:47 pm »

Is it mouse proof?  eek
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« Reply #47 on: Thu 16 October, 2008 - 02:11 am »

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« Reply #48 on: Thu 16 October, 2008 - 09:22 am »

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