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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #175 on: September 06, 2020, 12:14:55 PM »
Cheers mate,
Yeah, took Fysh a few hours, a couple of days actually:).

Your project is looking awesome mate.
You must be stoked.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #176 on: September 06, 2020, 01:35:03 PM »
Your project is looking awesome mate.
You must be stoked.

Once I put up a hammock and get foxtel, i'll probably never come inside  ;D
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #177 on: September 06, 2020, 03:58:07 PM »
Once I put up a hammock and get foxtel, i'll probably never come inside  ;D
Couldn't blame you either.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #178 on: September 06, 2020, 05:58:39 PM »
No rest for some fathers on Father’s Day....

But we made some good progress this weekend, we should be ready for the fencing and roofing to be delivered in the next couple of days.






So I knocked the old men off early and now it’s time for meat, fire and beers.... ;D


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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2020, 06:31:18 AM »
Looking good Pete, nice work. Whats the plan for the un-decked edge? plants?

Meat, fire, beer - nice trifecta  8)
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 07, 2020, 07:25:39 AM »
Looking good Pete, nice work. Whats the plan for the un-decked edge? plants?
Hopefully more decking when the budget allows.

But at this stage we’re debating between plants or weed matting and river rocks.
The wife votes plants, so I guess I already know what we’ll be doing in there.... ;)

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2020, 07:48:18 AM »
But at this stage we’re debating between plants or weed matting and river rocks.
The wife votes plants, so I guess I already know what we’ll be doing in there.... ;)
Always going to be pulling leaves & rubbish out of the pool then :'(
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 07, 2020, 07:57:52 AM »
Always going to be pulling leaves & rubbish out of the pool then :'(
Nah, has to be low growing soft leaved shrubs. Safety fencing rules with no climb zones and all that stuff dictate that.

It will be something like Philodendrons or low growing hydrangeas.

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #183 on: September 09, 2020, 05:15:37 PM »
Pizza oven arrived today  ;D  Some assembly required
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #184 on: September 09, 2020, 05:31:35 PM »
Jeezz, you must have a good postie... :P

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 09, 2020, 05:53:33 PM »
Cement FONDU  ?
Sure it's what ya ordered ;)


Awesome stuff.
Can you make a slideshow/vid of how it all goes together?
That would be excellent, cheers.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 09, 2020, 05:56:04 PM »
Jeezz, you must have a good postie... :P

I just happen to know a bloke  ;D
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #187 on: September 09, 2020, 06:07:55 PM »
Cement FONDU  ?
Sure it's what ya ordered ;)
Awesome stuff.
Can you make a slideshow/vid of how it all goes together?
That would be excellent, cheers.

There's 3 different flavours of cement in the kit Hairs...... think I might need to read the instructions properly.

I wont be starting my build till after the school holidays, but I'll do some progress reports along the way. Here's a time lapse of the kit that's the next size up from mine (same-same, but 100mm bigger diam).  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thpb9GUA4m0
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #188 on: September 10, 2020, 07:02:05 AM »
I've never really checked them out, but I always thought the fire was like a barbie - under the cooking area ???

Obviously not!
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #189 on: September 10, 2020, 09:33:35 AM »
I've never really checked them out, but I always thought the fire was like a barbie - under the cooking area ???

Obviously not!

Yeah, I've been schoolin up a bit on this lately. 3 types of heating come into play - direct heat from the fire, radiant heat from the brick, and convection heat from hot air. The size of the fire and where you place it in the chamber and has different effects on the 3 types of heat, as does the chamber design and where you place the food. I'll have a lot to learn through trial and error with the different types of cooking- either hot and fast, or long and slow. The model we're building is about a 2 hour fire to get from cold to Pizza hot (about 350-400), but on the way up to that temp you can cook your nibbles like chicken wings or flat breads and then do the pizza's once at full temp. Its what happens after that that I'm looking forward to. The model we're building is supposed to take 60 hours to get back down to 70deg (with the door closed). It'll drop to 230 in the first 12 hours, and then takes another 48 to slowly lose the rest of the heat. It should be good for frying bacon & eggs the next morning, and then doing a roast for the next nights dinner without having to relight the fire. You can also do a smallish fire to get some initial heat in, throw some moist wood chips onto the coals, use the door to choke the flame and do a long and slow smoking. If you're at all interested (and have an hour to kill) they've done a pretty good demo video of the different cooking methods here- https://www.youtube.com/embed/n9vBQIFOEEQ?wmode=opaque&enablejsapi=1
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #190 on: September 10, 2020, 10:31:37 AM »
How about this in ya neighbours front yard.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #191 on: September 10, 2020, 12:45:11 PM »
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #192 on: September 11, 2020, 07:16:51 AM »
That's great ;D, but I think Council may have something to say about it ???
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #193 on: September 12, 2020, 05:28:32 PM »
There's 3 different flavours of cement in the kit Hairs...... think I might need to read the instructions properly.

I wont be starting my build till after the school holidays, but I'll do some progress reports along the way. Here's a time lapse of the kit that's the next size up from mine (same-same, but 100mm bigger diam).  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thpb9GUA4m0
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #194 on: September 12, 2020, 05:32:43 PM »
Veranda area is the next on the hit list.
An outside Bar area starting to take shap.
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The 25x25 stakes will be removed, the post and rails will be paint a Flat Black.

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