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Discussion in 'General' started by CrapBag, 21 Apr 2021.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm not sure why you didn't fill in that dead corner with shelf.
     
  2. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Just fitted a new roof and painted my wife's chicken coop and also repaired the floor in the slide out tray.

    I didn't have a big enough piece of thick ply to do it one go and I wasn't about to purchase an 8x4 sheet of 19mm ply just to do a small job. The patchwork job is fine as its got a structure underneath it that holds it all up.

    I plan to cover it over with something, I have a large sheet of 3mm ply but I'm reluctant to cut it into plus I'm brainstorming as to what else I could use that was more resilient. Rubber, plastic ect ect, anyone got any suggestions?
     
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  3. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Does it need to be absorbent, wipe-clean or anything else? If it's just to keep clean, what about sticky-back plastic sheet stuff?

    You've also just reminded me that I ned to order some chicken wire to stop whatever it is that's pooing in my veg planters. Chicken wire or a remote sentry.
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Dude, you could just ask, i'm very approachable
     
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  5. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    I've lost your number, man. I do need to talk to you about your diet though.
     
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  6. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Water proof (well resilient) really so it doesn't let anything soak into the wood and can be cleaned easily.
     
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  7. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    What about sticky-back plastic with mastik round the edges to prevent soak?

    And keep @adidan away from it.
     
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  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Can't wait till we move again to somewhere with enough room for a coup.

    Our neighbours in NZ had one and there's nothing like freshly fresh freshity eggs in the morning.
     
  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    A couple of coats of paint would go a long way, when we had guinea pigs I had a plywood run for them and a bit of varnish kept it in good nick for years.
     
  10. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    I would love to get on board with the whole home subsistence thing, but I cannot shake a story a colleague once told me. She was cooking breakfast one Sunday to assuage the double hangovers of herself and her other half, but upon cracking a farm-fresh egg into the frying pan, a chick fell out. She screamed and legged it to get her fella to handle the cleanup, but by the time they'd both staggered back into the kitchen, the chick was neatly frying in the pan where it had been left.

    Since hearing that, eggs have firmly always come from Tesco, not chickens or farms. I'm such a wuss.
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Scrambled. Just eat scrambled.
     
  12. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Just about finished this garden log burner; I'd previously made one for myself, which my mother in law was quite taken by. She does tonnes of free childcare for us so when she asked me to make her one I couldn't say no. I ground this one all the way back to bare metal and then treated it with high temperature paint, no idea if it will last but it's worth a shot.
     
  13. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Gross, dude. The chick would still be in there!
    That's rather generous and will also still look rather cool with weathering/heat wear. She'll be chuffed, man.
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Largely because I can't reach back there.Where the speaker stands is about the limit of average mid-thirties human reach IME.

    There's going to be something on the other side to swallow the rest of the DVD's and some of those, so in theory BR's can take the space instead. First I need to finish my desk, though.
     
  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    In a triumph of winging it and hoping for the best, as of today I'm 14-for-14 in cutting 8" holes in ceilings semi-blind and entirely avoiding joists, pipes, cables and everything else that I wanted to avoid.
     
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