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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Rajesh Koothrappali, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at Intergrain products.

    I used their two stage process on our outdoor table over 11 years ago and it is still pretty good. I've also just used it on the inside of an indoor planter box that we are putting into commission for what looks like the first time in 35 years.

    The first step is an anti fungal treatment that soaks into and helps protect the timber while the second stage is a sealant. They aren't particularly cheap.....from memory it was around $20 for a 1 litre tin 11 years ago.....but it goes a long way and you don't have to reapply for a long time.

    I'll see if I can get a happy snap of the tins and table tonight and post it.
     
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  2. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Here's the DWD product I mentioned earlier

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    The table after 11 years (undercover generally) outdoors

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    and a couple of quick ones of part of our back garden, pretty much as we bought it a few months ago with some minor additions.

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    Trading a Victa for some wizz bang battery powered thing :( much disappoint.
     
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    Went up on the roof and did my gutters tonight. Is it un-neighbourly to throw the leaves from their trees back over the fence into their garden? :p
     
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    Depends if they notice or not haha
     
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    Epoxy sanded and prepped right will go over pretty much anything, I'd stick with what you have though. Once you go adding lots of gloss to wood it no longer looks like wood anymore, the finish you have on it right now looks great.

    -Yeah double post, deal with it
     
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    I'm sorry but I just can't let this pass. All outdoor power equipment must be petrol-powered if at all possible, just because. :p

    I picked up one of these for a line trimmer. It's not massively powerful but it does the job a whole lot better than our old Ryobi petrol one. It has a split shaft so I also run it with a hedge trimmer attachment, and it's got enough grunt to use a brush cutter blade to cut down the 6-month old grass in the reserve. It'll run all day every day, I fill it up and run WOT until it's dry, then top it up and do it all over again.

    Couldn't quite justify moving into the Stihl/Husqvarna range, we'll save that for the chainsaw.
     
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    have to agree... ive tried a Ryobi battery skill saw... I rekon I could have chewed thru it faster...

    Yip I have a Stihl mini boss chainsaw.. it's the goods alright.. No primer, so a real chainsaw ;)
     
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    when I brought my house, it was calf **** yellow.. so went to Bunnings and within a week it was matt black ;)

    This is the front deck I built earlier in the year (well half of it) it is just over 6m long... Also put in the French door in the front (use to be a ranch slider) and the bi-fold doors you can see in the side (looking thru the French doors)... the other ranch slider to the right, I have also swapped out with a French door as well..

    Deck has since been stained.. and I ripped off the entire outside fibrolite and replaced with shadow clad..

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    and put a bi fold window into the kitchen (look at the above pic you can see the old ali window) .... Just need to put in a entertainment area in now.. decking or paving, haven't worked out which I want yet..

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    I like this thread!!!
     
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    I took some before pics on my yard. It's fkn horrible so when it's finished and I'm not ashamed I'll post them up here. The main goal is to get the major concreting job done before Christmas and then work on the rest over the holidays. I need to build a sleeper retaining wall, back fill it and then level out a section and move my garden shed. Then there will be a general tidy up and then get some native plants in the beds.
     
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    Well I finally got to trimming the rest of the border trees - pittosporums - down the utility side and back of the house. Problem is our green bin isn't big enough so will have to do the tops and bottoms next weekend.

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    And here's a tip for anyone using electric garden tools, in my case the hedge trimmer...

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    Hedge looks great.

    I have always done the knot with the electric tools however a few years ago I spent 3 months labouring on a building site and had strips torn off me for doing it because it was considered a safety issue if a tool had to be disconnected quickly in an emergency.
     
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    Im actually extremely dissapointed. I bought a Conifer from the shops probably a month ago to replace a dead plant in a ceramic pot - and it doenst look to be enjoying it at all.
     

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    All tools these days that use electricity have a "dead man switch" so that's not as much of an issue these days hopefully.
     
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    First mow on the highest setting after using the new Ryobi One+ whipper snipper to do the edges. Impressed with it TBH. Battery out of the box indicated 75% charge. After doing the whole yard it indicated 50%. So a full charge will easily do front + back.

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    Tie the extention cord this way. To much stress on the plug ends otherwise.
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    Lawn looks amazing.
     
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    I prefer to use these

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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    But that involves spending money. Who does that these days.

    Seriously thinking of going full electric mower/whipper snipper soon. Looks like they might finally have the guts to do a real lawn.
     
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    My old Home sold this in March. before/after.
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