Politics aside how is everyone doing ?

pinkeye

Wonder woman
So.. finally today parts acquired and fitted. Smells a lot better, but once you smell that smell , it is hard to get it out of the olfactory part of the brain. Even though it smells much much better, that whiff remains.

BUT all in all .. a success.!

So, doing pretty good.
 

SethBullock

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I built my back yard fence 30 years ago. Time and weather has taken its toll, and I’m rebuilding it. I did a 4 ft section a couple days ago where there used to be a gate, and today I did an 8 ft section next to it.

The easy thing to do would be to simply replace the vertical cedar fence boards, but no. My back yard is on a slope, and I have decided to replace all the horizontal rails using treated wood. I’ve also decided to step the fence rather than to simply follow the slope. I’m installing a treated board at the bottom in between the posts, and I’m extending the posts height by attaching lengths of 2x4 to them so that each step has a level top. When the vertical cedar boards are installed, they cover up the posts and the extensions giving it a neat appearance.

Choosing to do it this way is time consuming and a lot more expensive. There’s a lot more measuring and cutting and fitting. Plus, I’m 65, not 35, and I work a lot slower. But the first two panels look good.

Damn I’m sore! I’m self medicating with a hot pad, a couple Advil, and some beer, and on my couch watching an old western on TV.

I’ll take some pictures tomorrow so all that makes more sense.

Seth
 

SethBullock

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So this one shows the stepped method I'm using, and you can see the old fence which just followed the slope.

Stepped fence 3.jpg


This shows the 2x4 extension to the post which makes stepping the fence possible without having to pull out all the old posts and install new ones. Those pressure treated posts I installed 30 years ago have held up remarkably well. You can also see the treated wood I installed at the bottom between the posts. None of the vertical fence boards will be touching the ground which is what causes them to rot from the ground up.


Stepped fence 2.jpg

Most of my old fence looks like this at the bottom.

fence 11.JPG

It's 100 feet of fence all together, and I've done 12 feet of it. I'm going to work on it one 8-ft panel at a time as time and weather permits.
 

johnsmith

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Looks good Seth. Well done

My neighbour had her fence on the other side done recently in colorbond. Like you she has a slight slope and the fencers did something similar to you except they used a treated pine sleeper that was rated to be buried underground across the bottom. As she had a planted garden bed along the fence, most of it is hidden behind plants and mulch except for a few high points. It looks great.
 
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HBS Guy

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Nice. In my George Town block I would have had to have the fence posts go 600mm/2' deep because the clay soil will slowly heave up shallower fence posts. This is happening to the fence of my neighbor 2 doors down. Fence is definitely leaning.
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
Thanks guys.

You know what's weird?

I have to disassemble the old fence as I go. 30 years ago, I installed every piece of wood, and I hammered in every nail.

I get a hard to define feeling as I pull nails out of the old fence and take it apart. Each piece of wood and each nail was effort I expended 30 years ago. I guess perhaps it's a recognition of the passage of time and that nothing lasts forever. When I drove in those nails, I was still young, and my children were 5 and 2.

My wife says I'm getting more emotional as I age ...
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
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I am looking at a block of land in Tassie. Not high enough to get snow, maybe the odd flurry, but I bet the odd winter night will get under 0°C! Cold enough for me! I remember snow from childhood in Holland—wet, cold, slippery stuff, good only on Christmass cards!
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
I am looking at a block of land in Tassie. Not high enough to get snow, maybe the odd flurry, but I bet the odd winter night will get under 0°C! Cold enough for me! I remember snow from childhood in Holland—wet, cold, slippery stuff, good only on Christmass cards!
I think it's beautiful.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
a is the larger quantity. If

= (a + b) / a = a / b the two numbers are in the Golden Ratio.

Has meaning in higher mathematics.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
No, (a + b)/a does not HAVE to equal a/b.

So....why draw the fucking diagram that way....demonstrably showing that 'a' is dominant? Fucking esoteric academic crap. Why the pretend......i.e. ~ why not say "Let's pretend, despite what your eyes tell you, that 'a' is not actually what it looks like?" No wonder my mind just went blank in Senior Maths. This crap really shits me.
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
No wonder why I became a Lawyer. Monk, anyone...what is this crap?

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it's just a formula like Pi......3.14 etc etc
the formula make spirals like sea shells and other shapes
so basically the formula is 1.62... (1.6180339887498948482 etc etc )

if A is 162 and B is 100

A + B is 262

262divided by 162 equals 1.62

now for the fun part

162 divided by 100 equals 1.62

so A is 1.62 times bigger than B
and A+B is 1.62 times bigger than A

hope that makes it clear as mud....
i knew 1.62 wasn't quite and had to look up the actual number.....
in binary it's very elegant

why they just didn't say that A has to be 1.62 times bigger than b I don't know.......
 
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