Politics aside how is everyone doing ?

SethBullock

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@pinkeye My fence is about one foot inside my property line. Still, I talked to my neighbor first. He was cool. Told me I could go into his yard to do stuff, and I could make it look any way I pleased.
 

HBS Guy

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Mum used to say: You can do anything you like as long as you let people know. I found that pretty reliable in business.
 

johnsmith

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I would not pay. I would not ask payment for the fence I intended to put up. History now. If the block I mentioned to you becomes mine I would fence a big backyard for any dog I would have—can’t let dogs roam in farm country.

If a smaller block, would proceed as for George Town if needed, low fence to north and west.

actually these days you don't need a fence

https://www.u-buy.com.au/catalog/pr...tems?msclkid=f246472813da1ee06dba27566da332ce

The latest models don't even need wire buried around your block. You can set the distance from the transmitter the dog may travel and then forget. The dog gets a warning beep about 1 meter from the limit, then a zap from the dollar if he continues. Usually after one or two zaps that beep is enough, and after a while you don't even need that anymore, they just know not to go beyond a certain distance.


this is just one example ... i'm sure you can find cheaper. It might also be cheaper to buy the collar and tranmitter seperate. Besides, fencing a large block isn't cheap.
 

johnsmith

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That is interesting!

a local radio host (Ben Hannant ..former NRL player) was last week telling how he got one. Set it to 30m as he lives 6 acres. Thought he'd try it out to see if it worked so he put it around his neck and walked about 29m from the base where it beeped at him. Then all of a sudden it started zapping and wouldn't stop ... he couldn't work out why. Turned out his 12 yr old son had gone in and changed the range to 3 meters:ROFL1:ROFL1
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I am not in favour of that sort of treatment for dogs. Anti-bark collars and the like are cruel, IMHO. If you can't keep a dog safely , don't get one.

Besides, fences are not just about dogs. They define your land and provide protection from marauding wild dogs, pigs, humans etc.

There are packs of escapee domesticated dogs, who combined with local dingoes and were running riot in the local rural community, lately.

Also help to keep kangaroos and wallabies away from your gardens... just for a start.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Need a strong fence to keep pigs out.
Helps to have a dog to scare them off too.

I was looking down towards the creek one day, when I saw what appeared to be two strange looking dogs hanging around the old shed, below my house fence. Below the fence my land is a riparian corridor.

They weren't dogs, they were half grown piglets, a black, and a black and white.
Once they realized we were watching, they ran off. I see Roo's down by the Dam, and the occasional wallaby.. but it is so restricted now... their natural habitat is full of housing.... which is why I keep this place as pristine as possible. BUT, since breaking my left arm, and then later falling on my head I've had a yr and a half recovering.. and NOW.. crikey..the weeds are winning big time. The recent rains have meant a huge burst of life ... weeds and every thing.

I need a plan. But too much to do. So do sfa.

sigh. I am still improving .... altho as the brain injury ( I have no doubt I had a brain injury from that fall) improves... I am once again becoming more emotional.... altho now when I walk the dog I don't feel my brain and skull absorbing the impact of each footfall. That's good.
 

HBS Guy

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Sitting in the enclosed veranda of Skillogalee winery, sipping a wonderful shiraz snd awaiting the first course of lunch. Feeling no pain.
 
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johnsmith

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Anti-bark collars and the like are cruel, IMHO. If you can't keep a dog safely , don't get one.
no they're not. It doesn't inflict any real pain or cause any damage, it's just enough to grab their attention and most dogs learn really quickly
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
my neighbour is getting one for his dog.. a blue heeler. Apparently it has a night-bark patrol from around 1.00 am.
Too far away for me to hear but

Non-stop around each sector.. doing a job.. poor thing never leaves the property... so no wonder.
 

Squire

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Working on finishing off the fence with a cedar 1X4 across the top and bottom.

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A backyard prairie is born.

I would never entertain large plots of land again after disposing of my last two in 2005, a 1000+ square metre residential property and a 770 square metre commercial property.

The size of the commercial property was justified because it contained 17 car parking spaces plus a two story 600+ square metre floor area building.
 

SethBullock

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This was my project today.

I have a detached garage, but it is sort of our multi-purpose room. It's finished, insulated, has a lot of cabinetry, and heating and A/C. It has a nice cable TV flat screen, and my wife uses it for her sewing room. My wife and daughter have all their exercise equipment out there.

So there is this Mitsubishi heater/air conditioner on the outside. The first winter after it was installed, we had a bunch of freezing rain, and it got into the exterior grate, and I could hear the fan grating against the ice. Fearing this might put it under a load that could damage it, I whipped up a cover to redirect the rain away from the intake grate and fan. I didn't put much thought or extra effort into it, admittedly. It worked. It got the job done. But after a few years it was looking pretty dismal - kind of an eyesore against the house in our back yard, and I got to thinking about building a new one. I did that today.

Old cover ...

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New cover ....


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Aussie

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This was my project today.

I have a detached garage, but it is sort of our multi-purpose room. It's finished, insulated, has a lot of cabinetry, and heating and A/C. It has a nice cable TV flat screen, and my wife uses it for her sewing room. My wife and daughter have all their exercise equipment out there.

So there is this Mitsubishi heater/air conditioner on the outside. The first winter after it was installed, we had a bunch of freezing rain, and it got into the exterior grate, and I could hear the fan grating against the ice. Fearing this might put it under a load that could damage it, I whipped up a cover to redirect the rain away from the intake grate and fan. I didn't put much thought or extra effort into it, admittedly. It worked. It got the job done. But after a few years it was looking pretty dismal - kind of an eyesore against the house in our back yard, and I got to thinking about building a new one. I did that today.

Old cover ...

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New cover ....


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Should keep you in the big bed for at least a couple of nights!
 

SethBullock

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good job seth ... looks much better than the old one
Thanks. Like the fence, it was something I had thought about for a couple of years before actually doing it. It just sort of bugged me more and more that the old one was sort of an eyesore, and today I decided to do something about it.
 
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