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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 16 7:06 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

So stone is out and wood is in. It sounds an awful lot of fiddling around when you could just cook the stuff over a wood fire outside. I agree with you Dpack; if you use wood as a reflector it can be used up for kindling. Don't think I would fancy reusing a bit of charred wood used to cook fish.

At least forewarned if anyone asks for a plank of wood to use for grilling, and I wouldn't be surprised if they do, and want to know how to treat the wood first. Sigh.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 16 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

"what is that unusual marinade? "

"cuprinol 5 star and creosote "


Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 16 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well they do say in the article posted to be sure that the wood isn't treated.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 16 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay Nick you win, I have figured out that I can usefully add 50cm maybe up to 100cm to the patio.
That will also fix one of the things that has been bugging me a bit about the space. I like spaces to be flexible in how they might be used, and whilst I am planning a gazebo construct and have even got some of the oak already cut and painted, it had occurred to me that the hexagon shape would fall a little short on fitting a 3m popup gazebo which is a pretty standard size
Stretching the hexagon along a dimension will solve that as well.

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 16 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think you'll get the most out of the whole thing when you have more people round; you simply won't light it for the two of you. And when you've got half a dozen people, all with cold beer, a great steak and thin and crispy pizzas and, as chef, you've got somewhere to leave your beer when you make the Nutella pizzas for dessert, you'll thank me.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 16 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have to confess at this point, that we have a bleeding massive deck and a rather large BBQ
So this whole exercise of making a chunky patio and brick built stuff is all a bit gratuitous. But it's very good fun and I have a lot more muscle than a year ago

You'll have to pop in when you’re down Southampton way!

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 16 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I have to confess at this point, that we have a bleeding massive deck and a rather large BBQ
So this whole exercise of making a chunky patio and brick built stuff is all a bit gratuitous. But it's very good fun and I have a lot more muscle than a year ago

You'll have to pop in when you’re down Southampton way!


I 'popped' to Waterlooville yesterday, briefly.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 16 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



The idea now is to extend rightwards, the BBQ stuff will be built behind where the two tiers of sleepers are at the moment.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Didn't know you were so close Jema, only that you had escaped from Swindon, although where I didn't know. Although I live quite close I haven't 'popped' to Waterlooville, except the new supermarket for ages Nick.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of those sensible until you see the location after you've paid ebay moments.

Seven hour round trip.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That was some journey. Must have added to the price rather a lot.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
That was some journey. Must have added to the price rather a lot.


Let's not have that discussion.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Martin, hold your shovels. I've worked out how to get what you want in a small space.

https://www.facebook.com/GulfNews.UAE/videos/1240194732713449/

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 16 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lol, not sure that will impress the neighbours!

Shovels are a time away, last week leaves were starting to make a mess of my none to accurately levelled sand, so I figured since there was no major rush I'd pretty much throw the bricks down and correct later, there is a fair bit of correction under way now but I am actually glad I took this approach as it is easy to fix just a little at a time.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 16 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brilliant video Nick.

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