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  Topic: Learning to weld
JB

Replies: 19
Views: 30064
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 18 10:14 pm   Subject: Learning to weld
The sorts of projects I have in mind are just constructing frameworks for things like shelving in my storage areas. Constructing / repairing the big open BBQs we use for the scouts. Supports framework ...
  Topic: Learning to weld
JB

Replies: 19
Views: 30064
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 18 1:20 pm   Subject: Learning to weld
Simple question ... what is the best way for someone who has never tried welding to learn to weld?

A quick look at learn to weld courses locally suggested they were all coming up as very expensive. ...
  Topic: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
JB

Replies: 9
Views: 32922
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 3:33 pm   Subject: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
OK it wont start. A squirt of lighter fuel in the cylinder gets it to fire sdo I obviously have, spark and compression. SO what's next to try?
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 16 2:44 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Give me a clue what area you are in as I have a friend who wants to loose some rubble/stone and so you could probably be selective, by taking some and if you have a long enough trench all of the hardc ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 11:23 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Ta!

In this case down the slope is better. It will then join to the existing french drain further down. By that point hopefully enough has soaked away to not puddle. If it does then I just repeat t ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 10:44 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
OK - a few buildery questions about french drains.

20mm or 40mm aggregate to fill it?

DPM (impermeable keeps the drain clear) or woven geotex (permeable so helps drainage but will it let silt an ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 8:12 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
In my case I am planning on building a long french drain. So instead of a cube it will be a trench and allow it to flow down the length of the garden. It is on clay so may well not soak away but if it ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 3:32 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
I'll probably dig out the trench and replace the french drain. I'll still put in the new rodding point but I want to make it so that its cover is not water tight. Then if it blocks again it will overf ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 2:24 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
well done for getting the first one,it might be another plastic/ceramic junction you need to find at the site of the blockage or the "soakaway" might just be a pipe end in the natural.

the garden w ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 12:44 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Fairly sure the pipe carries on down the garden because that would end it only about 10m from the house and it could run for another 30m but mostly because there's a section where the garden drops a f ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 12:31 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
After a lot of digging on a hot day (and the loss of 3 kilos in sweat) I have found a joint between a plastic pipe and a clay pipe. That joint was split and letting roots in, that was problem number o ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 16 10:25 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
This may sound a bit far fetched, but it may be worth your while seeing if you can divine water...

Ooh, it's been a long while since we had a good row about divining, and suchlike...

...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 16 5:23 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
... relaying is a fairly straightforward job but requires precision and following all the correct procedures to work well,last a long time and pass building regs inspection. ...

How much will buil ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 16 3:53 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Oh well I'll just reroute the pipe and hope that as I do I can find where the soakaway runs and reconnect it after the patio.
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 101092
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 16 2:10 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Not for the moment. My last attempt to unblock it has left it underwater for the moment. But yes I can probably do that once it's drained.
 
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