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velohobbit

Member since Feb 2015 • Last active Oct 2021

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  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Gravel trap along all edges, with a fall running away from the house to be sure I'm not causing any issues to the house. I've seen some places recommend a 2 way fall, I was just going to go in one direction?

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    Thanks! yes looking at a million YT videos it looks like get the fall on the sub base right, then just start with the top slap and make sure the rest follow your line.

    Thanks, from a lockdown impulse purchase of a DNA test apparently she's mainly Am Staff/Mastiff and 100% lazy.

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    Thanks for your replies! Check out some hire and I'm going to save my upper body and hire a whacker plate.

    @Silly_Savage those calculators are dead useful, trying to work out my sand/cement amounts and it's still not quite clicking.

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Patio/paving questions:

    Planning on getting everything that is there up and paving the section at about 3.6m to 4.6m.

    Type 1 sub base compacted down (I was going to buy a manual tamper unless its much better to hire a plate compactor?)

    I was going to use premix slab base given the enclosed nature I'm not sure how I'd be able to lay it and then lay the slabs without walking all over it (see here

    ) so I'm leaning towards this

    method .

    Anyone have any pearls of wisdom on this or gotcahs to watch for?

    My current headache is working out how to implement the fall needed for drainage. I know the fall amount, do I make sure the sub-base of type 1 is level with the fall, or when the digging is done do I need to get the fall right there, and then ensure the sub base and slabs follow it? Any resources to help on that part would be massively appreciated!

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    Long time no update: current garden status:

    Fences: probably a third of the way through painting.

    Deck: being laid by a joiners I met at the rugby club. I had a freelance job come in that paid for the labour and meant I wouldn't be free to help.

    Patio: to the right of the conservatory more or less up to the green painted section. Will be a section of gravel between the patio and the deck as there is a sight elevation change so putting a step in there to take that into account.

    Advice needed in following post:

  • in COVID-19
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    Can anyone recommend a lap/lighting for behind monitors? My office gets the sun in the morning but in the afternoon, it't not dark enough to have the full light on, but enough to strain my eyes relative to the monitors. @Soul you look to have one on his set up (which is ridiculously nice all round)?

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    Looking for any advice on moving a socket to the opposite side of a wall (i..e. wall is between two rooms, I want to move the socket from one room to another, and just put a blank pate where the socket previously was.

    Can anyone suggest a resource on how to do this? I have a rough idea but I'd rather not break anything or myself!

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    Odd combination, not for the same build.

    Brake levers for v brakes. The plastic ones that have been abused since the early 90s are unusable. Something functional and ratty ideally silver please. And that you'd be happy to post this week. Parts bin special! Flat bar, diameter to fit old mtb flat bars but I can always shim.

    Likewise for the SSD. 2.5" 1TB or 2TB. I'll probably just get a new one but in case someone has a spare and I can reuse someone elses instead of replacing!

    Thanks in advance!

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