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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 20 4:36 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Still haven't found a post with a meaningful relationship with the ground. There is barbed wire on the remaining posts.
Still no concrete in evid ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 20 12:23 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Through to the edge joist. Seeing some evidence of efforts to retain the bank. I may spike in some sleepers just beyond that point. I think it is be ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 20 2:15 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Think I need a clearing up phase as we are reaching avalanche potential. Some solid bits have somewhat slowed progress.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 20 3:23 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
These are the ones I have taken 2 large sheds down with

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-s922hf-reciprocating-saw-blades-wood-metal-150mm-5-pack/97679

Have ordered some so called demolition bla ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 20 7:52 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
good call on a demolition saw, with the proper blades they do not mind eating wood with nails etc

I can recommend the BOSCH demolition blades they cut through anything and are totally flexible and ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 20 12:54 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Getting there, decided a reciprocating saw will be a bit safer than the chainsaw.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 20 5:36 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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An upstairs, downstairs view.
I am now in amongst the decking where slicing and dicing can ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 20 5:13 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Another view, the final step is a bit lower than in the last one. Important to correct mistakes as even 4cm or so, ends up being a whole lot of ripp ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 20 1:43 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Under engineered but I think sufficient.
But now we meet the descending corner. For the longest tim ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 20 8:59 am   Subject: Landscaping project
My further thoughts on retention are as follows, this is near a sheer edge and there is a history of subsidence.
As such a bricks/concrete approach to retention would need to be very deep and strong ...
  Topic: Bent tool
jema

Replies: 13
Views: 535
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 20 7:08 am   Subject: Bent tool
The deck in Swindon was pinned to engineering brick and that was a killer job, Simon who did it with me, still complains.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 8:02 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
Another thought is that whilst the deck is an eyesore it is a harmless one.

The slope and terracing though is not harmless. That slope will be a channel for erosion.

The summer is finite, so pro ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 7:20 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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So the mystery of what the deck anchored to, turns out to be a concrete lintel inline with the rectangle of the deck, but as you can see from the b ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 1:25 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Have got a chainsaw ordered as I think that will make demolition go a lot faster. Meanwhile a fair bit more terraced.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 337
Views: 39663
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 20 4:31 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Massive fence panel removed, sleepers bounced below and a little more forward.
 
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