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What "man jobs" have you done today?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by jaybee, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,853

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    Grabbed 6 bags of top soil to level out a couple of dips in the lawn and added some more grass seed to thicken it up.

    I have been using a box with more ryegrass previously so I am trying to add some fescue as the lawn is part sun trap/ part shaded.

    It's quite relaxing doing this type of work.
     
  2. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,230

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Think I need to do that, but going to be ripping half of the garden up anyway so may just go to town on it all and rip it up and level under it
     
  3. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,853

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    I think with my lawn rotovating it at the start helped to loosen it up, get air and water to it, and mixing in good top soil. It was also more noticeable where the large stones and rocks were so I could clear them out.

    If it's not too bad perhaps just aeration followed by topsoil or feeding would work?

    Edit: I am by no means an expert at this, but this is what I have found helped.
     
  4. plasmahal

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2006

    Posts: 4,201

    Replaced a bottom fed inlet valve on the toilet cistern.
     
  5. 200sols

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 7,480

    Location: Hampshire

    Installing a wall hung toilet and the casting is crap, the holes don't line up so you can't tighten up the grub screw :o
     
  6. watercooledman

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 887

    Chopped a tree down and now lit the bbq
     
  7. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,230

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Tbh it's doing better than the neighbours.

    Used some weedol and it seems to have leached out beyond what I actually sprayed it on so got a few dead patches which is the most annoying thing.
     
  8. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,438

    I did bbq yesterday, my Mrs washing the windows with her window vac Christmas present. Not sure if that makes it a man job for her:p. I 3d printed some tv remote holders too.
     
  9. lookitsjonno

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: Midlands

    Started studding out my detached garage

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  10. MarkA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,130

    Location: Caerphilly

    Nice, future man cave?
     
  11. lookitsjonno

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: Midlands

    Part of it will be, the rest a play/family room. The home office / man cave will eventually ajoin a bbq shack / outdoor kitchen hut, which is the next project :D
     
  12. Derek W

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,586

    Location: Glebe Park

    Beginning to see light and the end of the fence painting tunnel! Got the first coat on most of the slats now but I know I've got to put a second coat on as well. Three on some slats where the paint got sucked right into the wood. Looks like I've got a couple of areas to touch up as well where the weather's got at it as well.
     
  13. MarkA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,130

    Location: Caerphilly

    Awesome, how long do you think it's gonna take you to complete? Are you insulating?
     
  14. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,230

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    I'm definitely buying a spray gun next time
     
  15. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,853

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    That's what I loved about oiling our fence, slap it on with a wide brush!
     
  16. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 May 2007

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    Location: Location: Location:

    Moved our fridge as the roof is coming off the other end of the kicthen later in the week :D
     
  17. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 4,840

    Location: Shropshire

    Be careful about thinking you can see light at the end of the tunnel- It could be some bugger with a torch bringing you more jobs.

    To be honest I don't think there ever is a light at end of a tunnel. It just goes on and on and on.:)
     
  18. mysticsniper

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 9,895

    I've been quite busy in my garden recently.

    Had to smash up a pathway of thick concrete, dig a substantial hole and place in my new Gnarl Olive tree.

    Very satisfying in the end, especially when you've got no one else to help. :)

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  19. bJN

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    Posts: 3,529

    Location: Norwich

    Lovely tree, bet that wasn't cheap!
     
  20. mysticsniper

    Sgarrista

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    Thanks, I think it was around £650, well worth it imo.