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This holly stump is pissing me off. 
 

So is trying to mark out a rectangle. 

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Pick, trowel, loppers, get as much root out as possible.

17 minutes ago, daiking said:

So is trying to mark out a rectangle. 

Just make sure the diagonals are equal, 👍

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23 minutes ago, joe90 said:

Just make sure the diagonals are equal, 👍


Of course that’s the geometric proof but I just couldn’t get them equal. 

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The holly was a really straggly, odd looking   4m tall tree so the stump is very firmly in the ground shall we say. 

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21 minutes ago, daiking said:


Of course that’s the geometric proof but I just couldn’t get them equal. 

If you want a handy way to square up a corner use the very simple 3-4-5 rule. So simple.

You pull your first line, go to the corner point measure 3 ft back from the corner on the line. Pull your line for the next wall and mark 4 ft on it and rotate the line until the distance between the 2 marks are 5 ft and then you know it will be perfectly square. You can use feet , inches meters, centimets any unit of measurement once you use increments of  3-4-5 

 

P.s if I made a hash of explaining it try googling it but it's very simple and I've set pout corners of very large apartment blocks using it whilst waiting for my engineers to get their fancy GPS machines to work.

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When doing work like that I make a large set square from 3 lengths of roofing batten (that are straight!!!!) using the 3,4,5 rule.

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3 hours ago, Ronan 1 said:

If you want a handy way to square up a corner use the very simple 3-4-5 rule. So simple.

You pull your first line, go to the corner point measure 3 ft back from the corner on the line. Pull your line for the next wall and mark 4 ft on it and rotate the line until the distance between the 2 marks are 5 ft and then you know it will be perfectly square. You can use feet , inches meters, centimets any unit of measurement once you use increments of  3-4-5 

 

P.s if I made a hash of explaining it try googling it but it's very simple and I've set pout corners of very large apartment blocks using it whilst waiting for my engineers to get their fancy GPS machines to work.

 

3 hours ago, joe90 said:

When doing work like that I make a large set square from 3 lengths of roofing batten (that are straight!!!!) using the 3,4,5 rule.


I know but I’ve only got a framing square lying around and one pair of hands at the moment so it’s tricky. 5355 vs 5310 was the best I got it but I’m going to move it once I can get rid of the holly stump.

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For future reference 

never cut a tree that close to the ground, cut it off at 6 feet high so you would’ve had some leverage. 

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14 hours ago, Russell griffiths said:

For future reference 

never cut a tree that close to the ground, cut it off at 6 feet high so you would’ve had some leverage. 


It wasn’t me...

 

It’s absolutely rock solid and At least 6 inches below ground level will need to go as this is the future access route past the cabin.

 

I’ll have to poison it as well as I expect it to continue to send out shoots in the future .

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On 02/01/2021 at 20:59, daiking said:

 

 

But I wouldn’t want it to literally float if there was a flood 😆

 

 


Cheers Storm Christoph, do your worst.


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On 19/01/2021 at 10:35, daiking said:


Cheers Storm Christoph, do your worst.


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It’s been snowing for 2 hours as well, wtf.

 

cabin position is not yet under water but it is dark out there. I think we’re getting to the stage where the upstream culvert is limiting the flow past us.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Dave Jones said:


 

I watched that when you posted it yesterday. 
 

I’m probably going to go for simple footing and a slab on the basis of showing people how wrong they are who say laying 30 blocks level is quite simple.

 

 

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On 11/01/2021 at 11:33, daiking said:

This holly stump is pissing me off. 
 

So is trying to mark out a rectangle. 

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How it started ^
 

How it finished

 

 

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Floodwatch peaked at about a sphincter clapping 1.28m.

which meant it wasn’t quite lapping at the base of the fence. I have a few cm to play with height wise so will prob have my base a little bit above ground level.

 

(log cabin is a flat roof variant 2240mm high)

 

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