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  # 2095131 23-Sep-2018 14:07
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Sorry, Rikkitic, but god's told me he has plans for your house during the next big earthquake and you ain't gonna like 'em.


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  # 2095149 23-Sep-2018 15:39
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If you put compost on a vege garden, the type that can be planted/sowed into, would a cat still use that as a toilet? Or do I need to net it?

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  # 2095237 23-Sep-2018 20:57
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Continuing the garage renovation. Have spent the last couple of weeks fixing up the central steel supporting trusses. Started off a mix of 70s yellow and rust. Stripped it right back with strip discs (then did it again when it took me a couple of months to get back to it), used the black rust converter stuff and now have painted it with a high build epoxy. Looks great IMHO:

 

 

Probably over did it, since next week it is getting clad in plywood anyway!


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  # 2095254 23-Sep-2018 21:21
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Nice work! You might not see it but one day someone will open the cladding and be glad you did such a nice job. Are you insulating the ceiling? I'm really glad I did. Makes a huge difference.

https://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/1-year-workshop-renovation/




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  # 2095259 23-Sep-2018 21:36
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Cheers @mcraenz! I've been thoroughly inspired by your garage blog previously!

 

I really hum-ed and hah-ed over the insulation. Overplanning is a problem for me at the best of times, with before I do X, I should really to Y. To do Y, it will be easier to take care of Z first. Which typically ends up with me on wikipedia researching the right ratios of copper to tin to properly cast bronze or some such.

 

Ultimately decided not to. The garage is if anything already too hot and it was going to be relatively spendy to do the whole thing properly. There was talk of having to cut back on the tool purchases for a while, which meant that there was only ever going to be outcome there. I did manage to hedge my bets (overplanning) by just screwing the ply up, so I tell myself I can retrofit it later if I really want it.


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  # 2095261 23-Sep-2018 21:42
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Cheers! Yeah if it's a metal roof I urge you to find a way to do it (or as you say come back and do it). It really transforms the space. Especially for summer because it blocks the heat and makes it comfortable even on stinking hot days.




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^^ I wholeheartedly agree with @mcraenz here. Our internal garage didn't have roof insulation and became ridiculously hot in summer, even though it's on the southeastern side of the house. Just putting a thin layer of insulation in the ceiling made an amazingly huge difference to the temperature inside the garage.

If you can stretch to getting it done before you seal the roof cavity, you'll definitely be happy that you did.

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  # 2097241 27-Sep-2018 09:58
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blakamin:

 

nunz:

 

2 - First blood to the roses - and second, third, fourth ... buy hey, pain is short, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever.!!

 

 

 

Just a hint for roses if there's a *next time*.... Welding gloves and the chainsaw. 

 

Our cottage has more thorns than roses.. That's what happens when you buy an old house in the country :D

 

 

 

 

You've inspired me - new life long dream - to prune roses with a gas welder. Thanks .The gardening gloves were too short on the arms





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  # 2097250 27-Sep-2018 10:01
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tdgeek:

 

Do we have many keen gardeners here?

 

If so, a Garden Thread would be good. It fits in DIY, but might be worthwhile for a specific thread if any interest

 

 

I'll be in and my wife might even join geekzone to watch a thread like that.

 

 

 

I help at a community centre, with community gardens, and am involved in pellet workshops (making gardens out of pallets)  , so would be at least a lurker if not a participant.

 

 





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  # 2097253 27-Sep-2018 10:02
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tdgeek: If you put compost on a vege garden, the type that can be planted/sowed into, would a cat still use that as a toilet? Or do I need to net it?

 

 

 

Compost dpoesn't stop cats. Netting does.





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  # 2097256 27-Sep-2018 10:04
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DarthKermit:

 

Sorry, Rikkitic, but god's told me he has plans for your house during the next big earthquake and you ain't gonna like 'em.

 

 

declare your house a cathedral, phone the wizard and a couple of councillors and tell them its heritage level building then watch them fight to make you take a tax payer funded rebuild.

 

However you will lose control of your own house.

 

 





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  # 2097262 27-Sep-2018 10:14
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nunz:

 

blakamin:

 

nunz:

 

2 - First blood to the roses - and second, third, fourth ... buy hey, pain is short, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever.!!

 

 

 

Just a hint for roses if there's a *next time*.... Welding gloves and the chainsaw. 

 

Our cottage has more thorns than roses.. That's what happens when you buy an old house in the country :D

 

 

 

 

You've inspired me - new life long dream - to prune roses with a gas welder. Thanks .The gardening gloves were too short on the arms

 

 

We have a rose bush, nit the standard variety, a bush variety. I used my hedgetrimmer (for OSH reasons) :-)  carefully tided up with secateurs later. Very carefully


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  # 2097263 27-Sep-2018 10:15
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nunz:

 

tdgeek: If you put compost on a vege garden, the type that can be planted/sowed into, would a cat still use that as a toilet? Or do I need to net it?

 

 

 

Compost dpoesn't stop cats. Netting does.

 

 

Thanks, netting it is


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  # 2097271 27-Sep-2018 10:16
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nunz:

 

tdgeek: If you put compost on a vege garden, the type that can be planted/sowed into, would a cat still use that as a toilet? Or do I need to net it?

 

Compost dpoesn't stop cats. Netting does.

 

 

There a few threads about repelling cats. Personally, I like bamboo skewers. Easy to do, low cost, and easy to remove again once you've broken the cat's habit.


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  # 2097277 27-Sep-2018 10:22
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mdf:

 

nunz:

 

tdgeek: If you put compost on a vege garden, the type that can be planted/sowed into, would a cat still use that as a toilet? Or do I need to net it?

 

Compost dpoesn't stop cats. Netting does.

 

 

There a few threads about repelling cats. Personally, I like bamboo skewers. Easy to do, low cost, and easy to remove again once you've broken the cat's habit.

 

 

Thanks will read that, and skewers do seem an easy solution


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