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The Pub / Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Last post by Mr Larrington on Today at 11:15:47 am »
That’s got to be up there with Mohammed A. Salameh trotting off to Ryder to ask for his rental van deposit back after the World Trade Centre bombing.
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The Pub / Re: The price of timber - what is it in other countries?
« Last post by robgul on Today at 11:13:31 am »
Plastic fence posts are pretty good.

A lot of fencing in australia has switched to using plastic pipe. This is high-density stuff, walls about 10mm thick. Very easy to install (hammer into ground). Easy to drill fencing wire holes. Easy to cut to length (usually with a chainsaw). Insulated, so electric wires don't need additional fittings. Doesn't rot, doesn't get eaten by termites.

Downside is the eventual breakdown from UV exposure. That is measured in many years though.

I see an increased market for woven hurdle fence panels.

I've seen such a product at a Lowes or Home Depot in the US about 15 years ago - but they were moulded in one piece rather than woven - looked awful.
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The Pub / Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Last post by Cudzoziemiec on Today at 10:18:01 am »
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The Pub / Re: The price of timber - what is it in other countries?
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 10:04:33 am »
Plastic fence posts are pretty good.

A lot of fencing in australia has switched to using plastic pipe. This is high-density stuff, walls about 10mm thick. Very easy to install (hammer into ground). Easy to drill fencing wire holes. Easy to cut to length (usually with a chainsaw). Insulated, so electric wires don't need additional fittings. Doesn't rot, doesn't get eaten by termites.

Downside is the eventual breakdown from UV exposure. That is measured in many years though.

I see an increased market for woven hurdle fence panels.
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Guy on Today at 09:58:48 am »
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
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The Pub / Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Last post by Tim Hall on Today at 09:16:09 am »
Yes, this one is slightly more serious than the majority of stuff in this thread. Potential terrorist takes laptop to shop for mending

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The jury was told he was reluctant to leave his laptop to be repaired and had asked the owner to "promise not to look at the data on the computer"
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Health & Fitness / Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Last post by De Sisti on Today at 08:18:56 am »
Up to 904k. I may just get the 1m before the end of the year.
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Mobbsy on Today at 08:17:21 am »
Another Girl Another Planet - The Only Ones
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Health & Fitness / Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Last post by fboab on Today at 08:09:50 am »
Thanks. I'm pretty chuffed with myself- though it hasn't been too much of a struggle, except the inevitable blisters.

I have a cunning plan involving a pair of socks and a sewing machine. Watch this space.
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The Pub / Re: The price of timber - what is it in other countries?
« Last post by fboab on Today at 08:08:05 am »
I wonder if it's a delayed reaction to the lumber crisis we had here (Canada/US). Prior to covid, several saw mills burned down and as covid hit, the industry thought it would lead to a massive downturn and laid off tons of staff  (when the opposite turned out to be true). Within 6 months, a 2x4" went from $3.50 to $12+. Supply has been back to normal for 6 months or so now and prices are now almost back to normal.

It's certainly a global problem, not a local one. All those coastal forest fires can't help. Your wood is going to China, and so is 'ours'.
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