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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2013, 04:35:41 PM »
Hairs. Might just be me, but the recycle bag might restrict some vision when looking for traffic from the left?
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Cheers for the heads ups, I'll hang it off the back, shouldn't have any worries then,
That suxs about No Man Cave this weekend.  :'(
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2013, 05:35:06 PM »
Behold! 20 meters of retractable air hose now available in my shed.    8)

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2013, 05:37:47 PM »
After 10yrs of ownership I figured it was time to set up the Staun's. Now to actually put them to use

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #128 on: April 20, 2013, 06:35:14 PM »
Finished off the roof racks for the jayco.

50x25x3mm Aluminium RHS (off cuts from work)
Gal angle and pipe for the brackets (scraps from the man cave)
White satin powder coat (tacked it onto a work order)
Nyloc nuts and washers (man cave stock)
Black end caps (man cave stock)
Gal roofing screws (man cave stock)
75mm M8 Gal bolts - $13

Total cost... $13 ;D



When I get a chance I'll change the bolts to 65mm stainless and get some white end caps.

Now to roof mount 2X 80w solar panels on quick release slides and work out what to use the roof racks for...

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2013, 07:14:42 PM »
I had a clean up which was prompted by a search for a dead rat  >:(
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #130 on: April 20, 2013, 07:58:37 PM »
I had a clean up which was prompted by a search for a dead rat  >:(

That is ironic; I cleaned up and found a dead rat.  All the bench tops were full of tools that had to be put away.  Big job but looks good.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #131 on: April 20, 2013, 09:11:42 PM »
Last weekend sorted out my fridge slide and some solar panel storage in the back of the patrol

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #132 on: April 21, 2013, 07:43:37 AM »
Nice work space Muzza.  I miss my old 20 x 40 workshop shed.  Now in suburban yard and no space.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2013, 08:12:42 AM »
No work in the shed, but got two bedrooms painted in the house. Apparently, 10 years between coats is too long.
Change of colour too, looks clean.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #134 on: April 22, 2013, 08:45:45 AM »
Nice work space Muzza.  I miss my old 20 x 40 workshop shed.  Now in suburban yard and no space.
I rebuilt an XW Fairmont 351 on the grass and under a tarp in a caravan park,  I had a 3x3 garden shed to strip the motor & gear down and rebuild them in.
Were there is a will, there is a way. Forgot how many times I pulled the diff in & out on the grass.
Then I woke up and hired a storage shed 6x3m, I was in heaven  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2013, 10:01:25 AM »
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

I still have the other half of the 9kg bottle if anyone wants it.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2013, 10:11:38 AM »
That is a clever idea; i haven't seen one of those before. good work.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2013, 10:33:31 AM »
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!


How many heat beads did you use to cook your roast? Do you reckon the mesh will last very long?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2013, 11:07:30 AM »
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

I still have the other half of the 9kg bottle if anyone wants it.

Could this be used in places that do not allow fires?? Obviously  not in total fire bans...
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2013, 11:39:56 AM »
Mick, a roast uses 28 heat beads, (14 on bottom, 14 on top gives 200c) as per this app  Dutch Oven Gourmet. Mesh I had lying around. Plenty more where that came from, but it should last a few years at the rate we use it.

MDSimpson, I'll let others get into the legalities but to me it's no different to using a normal gas cooker. The only actual flame involved is to get the heat beads going.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2013, 12:50:30 PM »
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

Hmm I like this, can you post a 'how-to' for making and cooking?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven

Well Done Mate.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #142 on: April 22, 2013, 02:16:03 PM »
OK. How to....

1. Chop your gas bottle in half. Usual warnings.. VENT then WASH OUT your bottle THOROUGHLY before cutting. I used a cut off wheel on my 4" angle grinder. Bloody steel is harder than it looks.. >:(
Then smooth off the cut edge (grinder and/or file)

2. Drill some breather holes in the bottom.

3. You will need 2 pieces of mesh, one slightly smaller than the other. The idea is one piece of mesh supports the trivett, which the heat beads rest on. The other piece sits above the heat beads and supports the camp oven. Don't want the oven sitting directly on the beads as it might become unstable as the beads burn away.

The photos should show what I mean...

That's it for building.

To use it 1st get some heat beads going I use a Heat Bead Chimney. A few fire lighters underneath does the trick.

The amount of beads you need depends on what you are cooking. This app Dutch Oven Gourmet is a quick and easy way to work it out.

When the beads have ashed over place the appropriate number on the trivett for the bottom and the rest go on the lid.

Load up your camp oven with whatever you want, sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy the smells   :cheers:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #143 on: April 22, 2013, 02:16:51 PM »
Last two photos..
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #144 on: April 22, 2013, 05:18:18 PM »
Soo much better with step by step pics and instructions.  Love it.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #145 on: April 22, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »
Well done john  :cup: :cheers:Troy
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2013, 07:53:14 PM »
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

Here for a good time, not a long time!

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #147 on: April 24, 2013, 07:59:34 PM »
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

Fat Red looks like he's happy with his new house........

He's not as fat as my old blue but............

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #148 on: April 25, 2013, 08:47:11 AM »
Hmmm Man Cave with a view , comes with a fully installed dog  :cup:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #149 on: April 25, 2013, 09:00:47 AM »
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

Nice work, is it an optical illusion or is the first step out the rear door a big one?
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