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    Post what did you do around the house today?

    We have enough people around here - who spend weekends puttering around the house... and its way more motivating than looking at what sneakers have been bought

    So what home improvement projects did y'all do this weekend?

    I decided my back gate needed re-working... problem is - were planning to rebuild the whole fence next year, and still arguing on style... so had to make this one kinda fit the existing, and able to be reworked next year (OK likely 2014 - since were probably going with cedar)

    Almost done, just needed to recruit help to move it:


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    Yep, 8' wide, 40" tall... its a monster! Now I can get the tractor back there to mow

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    That looks like it weighs a ton! Looks great!
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    Weight should be 96lbs, not including fasteners... easy to open and close, takes a bit to git'r moving I might have to keep my eyes open for an old gate opener so I can be lazy on mowing/garbage days...

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    This morning I installed 36ft of chainlink fence. It wasn't so bad once I got the hang of installing the wires to the top rail and posts correctly. I dug and set the posts last weekend. All this work with a new build. This summer is the backyard once we can get a stretch of nice weather. I developed the front last year.

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    That gate has got to sag no? Those types of gates usually have a wheel at the bottom to roll along the grass and hold it in place


    Anyways, had a big patch of dead grass and the old flower bed. Removed all that today in the raid (easy since its wet) and resodded. Hope it all grows nicely now.

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    Originally posted by eblend
    That gate has got to sag no? Those types of gates usually have a wheel at the bottom to roll along the grass and hold it in place
    Those hinges are rated at 500lbs each... Built in a π configuration... With the double sided cross braces - We'll see how it does, the post on the other (latch) side either isn't cemented in - or has broken free, so with only one post to work from; Like I said, reworking the fence scenario in the next year or two, so working with what's there for now... A castor wouldn't work - yards got more curves than a SI swimsuit edition

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    dam that smoker looks good, let us know how it turns out

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    I went to the dump?
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    Went out to my backyard to murder Dandelions, all their kids and familys
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    I cut a freakin jungle in the back.. I wish it would stop raining LOL!!

    This summer is the summer I make my backyard super dope.. Just need ideas LOL!
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    I sprayed my entire lawn with that hose version of weed b gone - It worked well - all the dandelions went black on saturday/sunday.

    Hopefully it works for the whole summer because the 1L bottle cost about $60.

    Also used scotts turf builder on my lawn, and I thought I had swept the granules off the pavement / driveway but when I came out of my house after the rain on saturday it is all rust colored so I guess that will be another job for me.

    Other jobs I want to get done are to figure out the sprinkler system however may not be needed if this rain keeps up, figure out how to get the humidifier running, build some plywood dividers for my chest freezer. Somehow dog proof the 3 styles of fence that encompass my new house's yard.

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    Well
    I guess I better report in:

    Helped the inlaws do a granite tile kitchen counter on Saturday.
    That ate up my whole day.

    Sunday I took a load to the dump, then drywalled my kitchen ceiling.

    Kitchen is one more step closer to completion!
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    Pulled out a bush that was taking over the garden. I hate doing garden work.

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    It was a busy weekend for me.

    Finished painting the benches I built to surround the new fire pit I have out back. I just have to design & build the slightly raised corner armrests to complete it.

    Of course, the concrete pad I am using for the firepit is surrounded in crappy old fill, so I have been handbombing out a couple inches of soil to recover with fresh top soil.

    Opened up the work shop and cleaned it right out. Going to build a work bench in there so I have a place to play outdoors when it's crappy outside. It's wired in there, so really endless possibilities.

    Mowed the lawn with my 1970 Lawn Boy 5239 that I found for sale in Victoria a few weeks ago. Thing works awesome. Needs a bit of tinkering with the carb, but I finally have the old school mower I've always wanted.

    Installed my new dishwasher too... thing is awesome!

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    Trying to organize basement. Build some racking for crap that doesn't get used and will probably be thrown away anyways.


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    Originally posted by masoncgy

    Mowed the lawn with my 1970 Lawn Boy 5239 that I found for sale in Victoria a few weeks ago. Thing works awesome. Needs a bit of tinkering with the carb, but I finally have the old school mower I've always wanted.
    Have the same mower! Bought it used when I was 8 to cut lawns for money! Runs better than my brand new Stihl whipper snipper. I need a new bag though my zipper is screwed!

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    Right on, I am going to order the whole side bag kit for my Lawn Boy, you can still find them on eBay and Amazon. Mine just has the mulching cover.

    I bought the machine more for nostalgic purposes, but it has become a staple around the yard. Nothing else cuts like it. Nothing else sounds like it. Nothing else smells like it. All of this takes me right back to being a young child when everyone on the block had a Lawn Boy and I thought they were the coolest things on the planet.

    I had to get a new set of wheels for it and re-spray the handle, but other than that, just needs the carb cleaned and a good wipe down. Hardly can tell it's 42 years old!

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