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    Daaaaaaamn thats nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    If you have any of the severe poisons that have likely been banned now, I've got an expert technique. We used a fairly concentrated Diazinon liquid but Malithion would likely work, too. Anything that smells so incredibly bad that you're certain it's damaging you for every instant you're smelling it is what you want.
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    Damn thing is too high for me to reach. Unfortunately no nest visible on the exterior of the home, they are building a mansion inside the damn soffit. I've called Orkin, 1 week wait. RIP. There is more activity everyday. I'm angry

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    Built a 8x6 platform for the power rack I am getting delivered in 2 weeks:

    Attachment 93157

    3x 5/8 subfloor mdf sheets (2 layers)
    PL400, some screws
    2x 6x4 rubber mats screwed on top
    Full rubber matts? Any reason why you didn't do a center plywood platform?
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    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilDrunkenSmurf View Post
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    Full rubber matts? Any reason why you didn't do a center plywood platform?
    I considered that, but decided against it to avoid having to stain & seal the center plywood. Also wasn't so sure about how the grip would be with sealed plywood... figured rubber would be pretty grippy with any type of shoes. Either way I didn't glue the rubber mats (only glued the two layers of plywood together), so at least i can pull them up and switch to a plywood center later on if I really want to.

    I ended up going with these mats:
    https://www.fitnessdepot.ca/P11UTD89...tdr724838.html

    Pretty expensive and not that thick (only 3/8"), but the best part is that they don't smell at all. I actually went in planning to get the thick horse stall mats, but the sales guy at Fitness Depot convinced me not to get them cuz he has had a lot of people come back disappointed with the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    I considered that, but decided against it to avoid having to stain & seal the center plywood. Also wasn't so sure about how the grip would be with sealed plywood... figured rubber would be pretty grippy with any type of shoes. Either way I didn't glue the rubber mats (only glued the two layers of plywood together), so at least i can pull them up and switch to a plywood center later on if I really want to.

    I ended up going with these mats:
    https://www.fitnessdepot.ca/P11UTD89...tdr724838.html

    Pretty expensive and not that thick (only 3/8"), but the best part is that they don't smell at all. I actually went in planning to get the thick horse stall mats, but the sales guy at Fitness Depot convinced me not to get them cuz he has had a lot of people come back disappointed with the smell.
    I have awesome grip on mine. Two tricks I heard: sprinkle sand into the polyeurathane, or do a second coat while the first one is degassing (which is what I did), that way it's nice and grippy.
    I just wonder how sturdy it is for heavy squats/deadlifts/oly lifts.

    Either way, it's great. I only made a 4x8 as a separate platform, and I'm considering making a second one, pushing them together, and putting my rack on top.
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    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.

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    OK. mostly done so I figured id group the whole damn Covid/funemployment project into one post. I had no master plan. it just evolved as I went.

    I started out with a blank yard last summer full of weeds. Contracted someone to come in a plant some trees and lay some.



    This was the deck I built last august. No steps, no lighting.



    Decided the build some garden boxes in the spring as we had a slight uncomfortable feeling about food security so we figured we may as well start learning how to veggie garden. 2 boxes turned into 7. Also ended up building some for some neighbors. took 4 yards of garden mix to fill up.





    As spring dragged on and the parks were closed we decided to build a multi use arbor that could be used as a hammock stand and I could also attach a kiddo swing to it. I also liked the elevation it added to the yard. The two man auger was a bitch to dig up the wet clay.



    Chanced upon a lady ripping up her old flagstone patio. Negotiated a stellar price. Took several days in the rain to move it all, as my Rav could only hold so much, and one load with my neighbour for the pieces that were 250 lbs+ in his F150. 12 loads in all.





    Then started to excavate the patio. Moved all of the old wash rock over under the columnar aspens.



    Needed a break from moving rock so I decided to move a boulder! Installed this neat little basalt gurgler. The birds love it. Has a light at the top the illuminate the water coming out at night time.



    Then we decided we wanted to cover our deck. Found a good deal on the yardistry gazebo that fit our deck, 11' x 13' from Homedepot. We didnt like the colour of the stain when I got it home so I spent a week sanding every single piece and then another week staining every single piece. All the brackets were beige, so I sanded those all down too a rattle canned them flat black to match the hardware on the arbor.

    All inventoried:



    Staining:



    Started building the steps to my deck. Note to self, NEVER BUY HOMEDEPOT PREMADE RISERS. They are hot garbage.



    After excavating the patio, we decided to also do a pathway to the side yard. 4" of compacted road crush and then 2" of sand. Time to start laying stone.



    I still need to put rock screenings in the gaps and stain the deck but Im really happy with how its turned out.











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    Well done!
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    Agreed, that's a lot of work to do in a year. Good job.

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