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What "man jobs" have you done today?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by jaybee, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. LoadsaMoney

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 24,904

    Location: In a house

    Yeah they're pressure treated, but will need painting, to fit in with the rest of the gdn.
     
  2. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Wigan

    Guidance online suggests that pressure treated wood isn't supposed to be painted for at least 6 months because, after pressure treating, it will still be wet.
     
  3. LoadsaMoney

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 24,904

    Location: In a house

    Didn't know that, thanks, just found a guide.

    EDIT:

    Spose i could just put em up for now then (if not dry), then paint em when dried, and do i really need a primer on first ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  4. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Wigan

    I'm no expert on fence painting, I've only ever used Ronseal One Coat Fence Life or Cuprinol Garden Shades. Never used a primer before.
     
  5. LoadsaMoney

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 24,904

    Location: In a house

    Yeah me neither, guides suggest a water test, to see if dry, if the water soaks in, then dry, if it beads, then still wet, so will have to wait until drys out, and also with it being a new fence, to put a primer on first.

    My new panels are coming tomorrow, so will see what they like.

    Got some of these :-

    https://www.diy.com/departments/gra...h-1-8m-pack-of-3/971436_BQ.prd?FPAN_C_PO_D_IL
     
  6. Marvt74

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,474

    Location: Chorley

    Don't think this warrants it's own thread.

    I need to lay some concrete on top of an existing concrete slab. At the moment there is one section and then a step down onto a lower section. I want to raise the lower section to equal the height of the higher section.

    I presume i need to stick some steel bars in place for reinforcement rather than just lay it over the top of the existing but i'm struggling to find any. I always thought it was called "rebar" but can't find anything under that name at either Travis Perkins, Jewsen etc and i want to buy it locally.

    The closest i can find is this Zinc plated steel threaded rod. Will this do the job?

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-bright-zinc-plated-steel-threaded-rods-m10-x-1000mm-5-pack/39347
     
  7. ZeeWrath

    Associate

    Joined: Sep 10, 2009

    Posts: 53

    I don't know much about it but if you search for stuff like "a252 mesh" it'll get you started. It probably is worth its own topic on a building forum as depending on the thickness it might not be needed or concrete might not even be appropriate.
     
  8. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 2,991

    Location: Shropshire

    Google "concrete reinforcing bar " Mesh or bar turns up.
     
  9. Uther

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,717

    Location: Nr Stratford Upon Avon

    As it was guaranteed not to rain here today on every weather site I checked I made a start on painting the fence...
    *******!!!
    :mad:
     
  10. LoadsaMoney

    Capodecina

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    Location: In a house

    Put me new fence panels up :D

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    Only took about 3 and half hrs, but im ******:p
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018 at 7:23 PM
  11. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2003

    Posts: 32,610

    Location: UK

    Looks good. I take it the posts are on the other side rather than doing them in between?
     
  12. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 27,410

    Location: Warwickshire

    It's probably the camera angle, but it looks like some of them bow in at the top :p. They look very smart though.
     
  13. Marvt74

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,474

    Location: Chorley

    Well yesterday I laid about 1.5m3 of concrete.

    Definitely underestimated how much effort it would be and only decided to go and rent a mixer after about 2 hours of mixing it by hand in a wheelbarrow!
     
  14. LoadsaMoney

    Capodecina

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    Location: In a house

    Its a long wall with lats along, that they're just screwed onto, if they last as long as the ones they replaced (which was over 30yrs), i'll be happy :D


    Thanks, and yeah it must be the angle, as they fine. :p

    I just need to get them painted when they're dry, which is what the gates need as well.
     
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  15. miller745

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 525

    Location: Darlington

    Turned these into this...ignore the artificial grass under it, had a load of offcuts to put somewhere, might leave it as is, may not.

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  16. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,463

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Today I added a vegetable patch to my garden. There was a stupid little piece of grass next to the path that was doing nothing so I dug it out and filled it with compost.

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    I also mounted a projector on the ceiling in my living room and a screen on the wall. I've now got my home cinema. 55" TV for scale by the way. The screen is about 2M x 1.2M. The TV I just have to move it off it's stand on the the floor when I want to watch a film.
    Please excuse the content. Son was watching The Magic Schoolbus. Projection screen has a few kinks in it. Need to wait for them to fall out hence the slightly wobbly image.

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  17. GinG

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 22, 2006

    Posts: 6,858

    @Rilot what projector is that please? Interesting that you can mount right in front of screen.
     
  18. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 27,410

    Location: Warwickshire

    Dug out a huge laurel stump with a fork, spade, and saw. Knackering.

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    Washed the car.

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  19. Kaka

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 11, 2004

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    Looks like a Hitachi CP-A220N.

    Ultra short throw projectors, which allows you to install them close to the wall.
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Correct. It was a cast off from work. I figured I'd give it home rather than see it go in the bin. It's got a new bulb too. Resolution isn't anything to write home about but it's good enough.