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  1. ClissAT

    Zip Tie Domes

    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you put over them has to allow enough headroom for 2yrs...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
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  2. stevo

    Workshop & Storage Shed

    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)

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  3. Shereeka

    Winter Cover

    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply with a link to an online image, say on google...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
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  4. stevo

    Wick Bed project

    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.

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  5. Mark

    Whipper snipper cord thread

    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys, please continue the discussion on whipper snipper...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys,...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...

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  6. Wedgetail
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    Wheelie bin composting toilet

    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.

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  7. Mark

    What wood chipper mulcher should I buy?

    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in loose stuff like leaves and small twigs.
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...

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  8. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    Before I got out I built up my collection of FREDs . I have them in caravan, house, shed and so on. ET is another favourite.
    Before I got out I built up my collection of FREDs . I have them in caravan, house, shed and so on. ET is another favourite.
    Before I got out I built up my collection of FREDs . I have them in caravan, house, shed and so on. ET is another favourite.
    Before I got out I built up my collection of FREDs . I have them in caravan, house, shed and so on. ET is another favourite.

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  9. ClissAT

    Weather Station

    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely very useful.
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...

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  10. JEREMIE

    Waterspike

    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon

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  11. Flatland

    water tanks becoming polluted

    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes, vermin and debris. A 6-5/8"x 3" rectangular outlet...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes,...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
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  12. stevo

    Wakeskate Build

    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...

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  13. Lee-Mika

    Tropical green house for seedlings..

    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came with because on a hot day the sun would shrivel the seedlings and I live in the sub-tropics. I...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came with because on a hot day the sun would shrivel the...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came...

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  14. Perry

    Question Tractor Slasher

    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
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  15. Scott Mac

    Timber milling

    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee...
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee country is small, but some incredible grain. Bull-oak is on the soaks, and some of the Sheoak is...
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee country is small, but some incredible grain....
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee...

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  16. Mark

    Tillers or Rotary Hoes

    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D

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  17. Mark

    Sustainable Kit home good idea?

    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We stopped off at the container shopper village in...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
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  18. Marisa
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    Strange garden tool

    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
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  19. Jessica A

    Steel Kit homes

    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
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  20. glen

    solar/generator combo and grey water recycling

    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but...
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but only about 90-120 watts if it's a compressor-type. Yeah, you could just run both the 12 and 240 volt...
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but only about 90-120 watts if it's a compressor-type....
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but...
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  21. Tim C

    Solar-powered dehydrator

    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
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  22. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    I saw an ad on tv a few days ago where Hoselock were advertising their hoses and new garden tools including solar powered garden lights. I thought I might message them and ask why theirs are so...
    I saw an ad on tv a few days ago where Hoselock were advertising their hoses and new garden tools including solar powered garden lights. I thought I might message them and ask why theirs are so much better than anything else on the market.
    I saw an ad on tv a few days ago where Hoselock were advertising their hoses and new garden tools including solar powered garden lights. I thought I might message them and ask why theirs are so much better than anything else on the market.
    I saw an ad on tv a few days ago where Hoselock were advertising their hoses and new garden tools including solar powered garden lights. I thought I might message them and ask why theirs are so...

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  23. stevo

    Solar Dehydrator

    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
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  24. stevo

    Solar Cookers

    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb...
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb the reflected heat.
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb the reflected heat.
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb...
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  25. Mortein

    Small Timber Mills

    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.....
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.. They were 900 long, 350 wide and about 45mm thick.
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.. They were 900 long, 350 wide and about 45mm thick.
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.....
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