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DarthKermit

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  #1184559 28-Nov-2014 01:09
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richms: Ive got the same savebarn trailer. Does yours bounce heaps when you drive with it empty?


It's not actually mine. It belongs to my bro in law. I'll ask him if it bounces when I see him next.

Our car doesn't have a tow bar.




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  #1184561 28-Nov-2014 01:18
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Jase2985: good luck pulling it back out :)


No luck was required as I have one of these puppies:
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This is an actuator with 10,000 Newtons of pushing and pulling power. I simply hooked it up to some lengths of chains, rammed a pipe in the ground as an anchor and pulled the 2 inch pipe back out again.

The actuator only has a stroke length of 200 mm, so I had to keep shortening the chain after each pull.

I've threaded my conduit through the bore hole. Luckily the hole came out at the other end in the almost perfect spot!

More photos to follow...



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  #1185194 28-Nov-2014 23:03
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My excavated bore hole with conduit threaded though it:
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Still have about 2.5 metres of trench to dig, then whack the steel pipe under this path:
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Weather permitting, I'll get back into it on Sat.




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  #1186614 1-Dec-2014 20:25
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I dug the last 2.5 metres of the trench, up to the path edge over the weekend.

Now I just have about 1.5 metres of whacking that pipe under the path with my ten pound sledge hammer.

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  #1186659 1-Dec-2014 21:57
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workshop bench!


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  #1188245 3-Dec-2014 20:30
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Conduit all installed now:
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And the conduit coming up thru the path:
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I cut a slot out of the concrete plug that I had removed by a concrete cutting guy a few years ago:
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It fits back in nearly perfectly.

Now I just have to shovel all the dirt back into the trench, compact it down and put the sods of grass back on top. smile




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  #1188264 3-Dec-2014 21:07
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DarthKermit: Conduit all installed now:



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Now I just have to shovel all the dirt back into the trench, compact it down and put the sods of grass back on top. smile


Did you put in a "Draw wire"?  It's easy to rod, but easier if a draw wire is installed the same time as the duct.




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overkill: Did you put in a "Draw wire"?  It's easy to rod, but easier if a draw wire is installed the same time as the duct.


Sure did, I put in a length of old nylon rope that I had lying around.

Yesterday, I accidentally pulled on the rope a bit too hard and it dropped below the last sweep bend by the path! Arrrrg! What to do?

I remembered reading on GZ that you could do this: get a length of light string and tie a scrunched up piece of paper to it. Drop it into the conduit and at the other end, attach your vacuum cleaner to the conduit. If all goes well, it sucks the paper and string through the conduit.

Thankfully this trick worked and I tied the nylon rope onto the string and pulled it back through. Yay!

I've capped off the conduit and will leave it there undisturbed until we eventually get UFB one day.




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  #1188292 3-Dec-2014 21:57
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Yeah. Just watch if the conduit is full of water and you don't use a wet vac when doing that ;)




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  #1194971 10-Dec-2014 15:41
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It's funny that you should say that. I was just showing a mate of mine my conduit installation job and I noticed that out at the road, it's full of water (at the down hill end).

I had a devil of a job solvent bonding my conduit to the two sweep bends (due to very limited space to work in) so obviously water has got in where it didn't bond properly.

Will water penetration matter if a fibre cable is run though the conduit?




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  #1195048 10-Dec-2014 17:00
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DarthKermit: It's funny that you should say that. I was just showing a mate of mine my conduit installation job and I noticed that out at the road, it's full of water (at the down hill end).

I had a devil of a job solvent bonding my conduit to the two sweep bends (due to very limited space to work in) so obviously water has got in where it didn't bond properly.

Will water penetration matter if a fibre cable is run though the conduit?

 

 

nope 80% of comms service conduits have water in them - all external comms cables are water proof except if they have a hole in them

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  #1195053 10-Dec-2014 17:09
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InstallerUFB:
DarthKermit: It's funny that you should say that. I was just showing a mate of mine my conduit installation job and I noticed that out at the road, it's full of water (at the down hill end).

I had a devil of a job solvent bonding my conduit to the two sweep bends (due to very limited space to work in) so obviously water has got in where it didn't bond properly.

Will water penetration matter if a fibre cable is run though the conduit?
nope 80% of comms service conduits have water in them - all external comms cables are water proof except if they have a hole in them


Thanks very much for letting me know that. I like to take pride in my DIY jobs, but I make mistakes at times like anyone.

(It has been pissing down with rain all day in Palmerston North, so this was a good test for the waterproofness of my recent conduit install.)


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  #1205620 29-Dec-2014 16:29
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I got around to making a peg board to hold my commonly used tools. pallet boards and nails with some primer shapes to help get the tools back in the right spots
Laying it out  I will end up with a screwdriver/chisel holder in the centre when I've build it
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  #1205678 29-Dec-2014 19:03
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That looks good. I need to arrange my tools a lot better. I have them all over the place in my shed.

Another project for me:
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This was our laundry after I had a wall mounted loo installed in the bathroom. Originally, the laundry tub was in the middle and the washing machine on the right side.

The new loo required a large pipe sticking out the back. It could not be pushed further back as directly underneath this floor is 130 mm of concrete, there to support the old copper boiler.

I thought it was better to swap the tub and washing machine positions around, so that the loo pipe could be enclosed inside the new tub cabinet.

I've finally started building said tub cabinet (it's only taken me two years!!):

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This is the partial cabinet roughed in. It'll need a bit of tweaking to make everything fit, as nothing is level or square in this room.

The piece of wood sitting on top of the washing machine is a piece of rimu that I'm using to mount the tub tap on.

The original laundry cabinet was rusty and all the plastic parts were cracked and faded by the sun. I decided that I would keep the stainless steel bowl and custom make my own cabinet to fit around all the awkward pipes under there.

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Down at floor level. I made the cabinet side so that it wouldn't actually touch the floor. Why? So that any dampness in the concrete wouldn't transfer up into the plywood. I drilled holes into the concrete floor and inserted 8 mm stainless steel rods into the concrete and up into the plywood. That was fun getting them all aligned up.

More to come as I get this project completed. I haven't decided on all the design details yet. Whether I have a hinged door or a sliding drawer or two.

Anyone else got any good projects they'd like to share in the thread?




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(Mrs Darth here - again)

What I have to endure LOL.  In all seriousness. I love this guy's go get 'em attitude when it comes to DIY.  He has done some fantastic things around the house, even though at the initial stage he drove me crazy with some of his projects.  I haven't left him......yet ;)




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