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    Got crafty today, built a new ferret enclosure 2'x2'x7.5'

    Also built a birdhouse condo (about 18" tall) - all old barn wood and shingles, shingles even have actual lichen on them....

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    Just finished my garage. Pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    Got crafty today, built a new ferret enclosure 2'x2'x7.5'

    Also built a birdhouse condo (about 18" tall) - all old barn wood and shingles, shingles even have actual lichen on them....

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    I like 'em. Way more interesting then using new wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R!zz0 View Post
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    Just finished my garage. Pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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    Got a thread on the build? Looks like a nice tall ceiling.

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    @R!zz0 I like that garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekliptix View Post
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    Got a thread on the build? Looks like a nice tall ceiling.
    I don't sorry. Yeah the ceiling is pretty tall, it was a pain painting it.

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    @R!zz0 I like that garage.
    Thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekliptix View Post
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    - Installed 1km of wire for an electric dog fence. 9 acres total. Training is going well. Assholes can't run away now. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    - Dump run, felt good to get rid of crap.
    - RoundUp weed sprayed everything.
    - Treated the water softener with IronOut to clean the resin.
    - Had the septic tank pumped. Added treatment to the septic tank, more bio.
    Curious as to how much the septic pump out cost you? We are having this done tomorrow as our septic tank is near full, we were quoted 30 cents per liter, seems like a lot, but I've never had it done before. What sort of treatment did you add to it? We have older style toilets, they use 13.25L per flush, works out to almost $4 per flush at our quoted pump out rate. Looks like I'll be upgrading to low flow toilets immediately.

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    You have no field for liquids to disperse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    You have no field for liquids to disperse?
    We have a field, but we also have two small kids that flush the toilet a lot (also lots of laundry, wasting lots of water brushing teeth etc) and we've also had a lot of visitors the last couple of months. I'd say our usage is very high right now. After some research, I would suspect that our soil might be an issue as well, we have highly compacted, clay soil, which is not compatible with efficient field absorption. I haven't had the field inspected, so I am hoping there are no issues with it. This is my first septic system, so I have a lot to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtasy View Post
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    Curious as to how much the septic pump out cost you? We are having this done tomorrow as our septic tank is near full, we were quoted 30 cents per liter, seems like a lot, but I've never had it done before. What sort of treatment did you add to it? We have older style toilets, they use 13.25L per flush, works out to almost $4 per flush at our quoted pump out rate. Looks like I'll be upgrading to low flow toilets immediately.
    Ours is about $300 but it’s not based on volume. Basically just a flat rate for pump and disposal based on our location.

    And when you say your tank is full, what do you mean? There’s usually always a fair bit of water in the tank. When you get it pumped, you’re getting out the sludge that is building up. Pumping intervals are based on your use and tank size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtasy View Post
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    We have a field, but we also have two small kids that flush the toilet a lot (also lots of laundry, wasting lots of water brushing teeth etc) and we've also had a lot of visitors the last couple of months. I'd say our usage is very high right now. After some research, I would suspect that our soil might be an issue as well, we have highly compacted, clay soil, which is not compatible with efficient field absorption. I haven't had the field inspected, so I am hoping there are no issues with it. This is my first septic system, so I have a lot to learn.
    is your field super soggy or even mushy? Spetic fields can fail over time, but in general the usage you described shouldn't be difficult for an average field to perk. I wouldn't really be worried. 30 cents a liter is a little high, but normally you should be able to work out a flat rate deal and schedule a yearly clean out.
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    Update on the septic tank, long story short, the wife is the one that was quoted the price per liter. Fortunately, she "misheard" and it ended up being 30 cents per gallon. Pretty big difference haha, we have an 800 gallon tank, only cost us $240, more than reasonable. Still going to upgrade toilets as the new ones use about 1/3 of the water. I'm going to pay closer attention to the tank level to try and see how effective our field is.

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    Easiest and cheapest way to reduce water use is to institute a "if it's yellow let it mellow" rule for all family members and guests. Post a sign.

    But yeah, your tank is going to get pretty full of liquid no matter what, and that shouldn't be a problem if the field is working. Then once every year or two you suck out the solids from the tank.

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    Itís a sad day when I have to leave to lake and go back to work....

    I had half a day off so I build ( with spare pallets ) a new bbq stand for the guys at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Easiest and cheapest way to reduce water use is to institute a "if it's yellow let it mellow" rule for all family members and guests. Post a sign.

    But yeah, your tank is going to get pretty full of liquid no matter what, and that shouldn't be a problem if the field is working. Then once every year or two you suck out the solids from the tank.
    In the words of my grandfather... “we installed septic for a reason, flush the god damn toilet”

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    anyone else having issues seeing pictures posted on this thread?
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    Replaced both front struts on my wife's edge yesterday, strut mounts were shot on both front. Ordered full strut replacements and replaced everything since they had to be pulled out for the mounts anyways. Dealership quoted over $1100 I believe for parts and labor. Ordered parts from rock auto for $380 including the extra shipping cost, definitely with doing myself.

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    Rented a lot splitter, and split another 1/3 of my logs. I've seriously got enough wood to make me a Pfizer Rep.

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    Built @baygirl a catio that she wanted for the cats for her birthday. The one cat loves it, the other won't go near it lol

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    Catio's have got to be the ghetto-est thing you can do to a house?

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