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So got off to a flying start with the retic yesterday. Gutted the garden beds and got a 50mm sleeve under the driveway and under the path. So glad I paid a dude to come do that, what a carnt of a job! Took him a while and was a bit of a bumpy ride - took us a while and a rather deep trench to find it on the other side as it'd dropped on the way over...oh and then he put a shovel through my mains water line, so had to get a plumber mate of his to swing past on his way home to repair that. To be fair though, he was  good bloke and did the righty so I flung him a little extra cash and a beer for his time and effort. Plumber's here now to do the cut-in for the retic valve...and, as is always the way with the farking house, it's not simple :rant2:

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So, after many trials and tribulations...I finally have working retic!

Firstly, clearing the garden beds was super lame! The previous owners had just let it go nuts and dumped layers and layers of mulch on top of each other. Then the dude running the sleeve under my driveway had a carnt of a time, and managed to hit my water mains in the process. Also, in hindsight, I should have run a larger diameter sleeve...so we had a bit of a time running two lines through it, but managed to. The plumber also had a bit of a bad time, and ended up helping is run the line through the sleeve (as there wasn't going to be enough room to put the solenoids on the other side of the drive and then run two lines and the wiring through it).

Then to top it all off, the guy from the retic shop I originally went to buy all the gear from had a shocker hey, just absolutely farking cooked it! Gave me 20mm pvc, but all 25mm joiners, gave me the wrong risers, didn't give me the wiring connectors, didn't give me the solenoid boxes...Oh and managed to charge me for two cut-in valves instead of one. So yeah...all in all, what a head fark!

All in now and working now though, I just need to change one of the sprinkler heads to a less powerful one as it's hitting my bedroom window (the one that's had the moisture issues) and I can't adjust it any lower...then just bury some black poly in the garden beds and retic is done...then onto sorting out the garden beds!

Success in the end, though!

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that's rad nice work. where do I find motivation to work on my place?

 

On 31/10/2017 at 8:38 PM, MBAF said:

use the digger to bulldoze fence from neighbors yard. im sure they wont mind

funny you say this, since I last posted the house behind mums got demolished, so guess whos using there land for concrete truck access? hahahah winning

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Cheers. Should hopefully have some photos of the finished front garden beds by the end of this weekend. I did 1 last weekend, but was waiting on the bitumen membrane to dry on the other. So will have that sorted this weekend and hopefully get some pavers and stones in and the front will mostly be finished. Plan is to paint the exterior and put in some new lighting, but not this weekend haha.

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Managed to finish off and tidy things out the front on the weekend.

 

Here's what it was like when I moved in:

 

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I started from scratch with the garden beds, deleted a garden bed by the entrance and put the stepping stone pavers in to open that up a bit more. Will be nice once the plants grow a bit and my flowering ash tree grows a heap bigger.

 

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Cheers Freaky. It's getting there slowly.

 

Got a shed going in on Monday, so I'm looking forward to being able to tidy all my sh*t up and clean out the garage. Also then means I can put some lattice screening up and sort out the rear garden beds once the shed is in...so it's all starting to come together now. Then hopefully I can take a bit of a break from doing too much for a little while and just enjoy it all...and hope all the new plants don't die over summer haha.

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Decking done

 

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Dragon trees in pots

 

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Just need to do the pebbles around the pool and the pots.

 

Starting to look good now.

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18 hours ago, rednose said:

Decking done

 

Looking farking awesome mate! Random question but what colour is your Colorbond fencing? Is it Basalt?

 

10 hours ago, El Andrew said:

Bath room in progress. Old one was 46 years old! Tiling starts today..

 

Can't wait to see the end result, looking like it's going to be a pretty stark contrast!

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Yep! Asbestos walls with tiles and towel rails falling off isn't the ideal bathroom experience. Screeding done on the bathroom floor today to get all the falls right for drainage.

Current bathroom is actually pretty nice: 2bd9b2ff4f9a3e24b7039ac22122108c.jpg

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Fancy toilet,  u mite want to dig a hole or put a bucket under the seat :nyaah:

 

Do u own a marble? 

If so put it in each corner of the bathroom and see where it ends up.

that's how I test my screeds before tiling 

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Fancy toilet,  u mite want to dig a hole or put a bucket under the seat :nyaah:

 

Do u own a marble? 

If so put it in each corner of the bathroom and see where it ends up.

that's how I test my screeds before tiling 

Haha that's the shower.

 

Yeah I'll do that with the marble to make sure it is all good. Took your advice re the shower too - got hand shower plus rain shower. Found a swivelling arm for the rain shower too so the missus can push it across to one side if she wants.

 

Actual toilet:

 

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rednose backyard looks a millions bucks mate well done

 

el andrew your old bathroom is basically the same as mine hahah. 

 

look forward to the progress

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On 12/12/2017 at 5:52 PM, El Andrew said:

Haha that's the shower.

 

Yeah I'll do that with the marble to make sure it is all good. Took your advice re the shower too - got hand shower plus rain shower. Found a swivelling arm for the rain shower too so the missus can push it across to one side if she wants.

 

Actual toilet:

 

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Hows the bathroom going? Should be close to finshed tiling by now?

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Getting there! Tiler thought there weren't enough tiles and went home, but had miscounted. Builder came around and confirmed there were enough. Had mixed up floor and wall tiles.

Toilet is in which makes life easier! Emptied and cleaned the chemical toilet - think I've earned a beer tonight...

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21 minutes ago, El Andrew said:

Getting there! Tiler thought there weren't enough tiles and went home, but had miscounted. Builder came around and confirmed there were enough. Had mixed up floor and wall tiles.

Toilet is in which makes life easier! Emptied and cleaned the chemical toilet - think I've earned a beer tonight...

 

Yeah right :ermm: 

 

Definitely earnt a beer Kenny :roflmbo:

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