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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Where are you off to?
    Sydney... I'm meant to be landing now... Lol. Quite a few on this flight with international connections... worse for them.

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    Yeh we had that a few years back in Europe.
    Everyone had boarded and we sat there for almost 2 hours before they established that we all had to get off as there was a problem......with something......forget what now
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Well if I want sitting on the tarmac in a broken-down plane I'd drop past for a sample!
    Oh I see, you are in Sydney now ... always welcome, but leave the plane on the tarmac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post


    Got myself a new gadget for the kitchen
    As much as I like coffee, I'm happy to let my nespresso give me a reasonably good result.
    I won one the below machines, valued at $3400, took it out of the box, put it on the kitchen bench, then looked at all the stuff that needed doing to make a coffee, and keep clean, put it back in the box and sold it on ebay.

    BTW Marc, Nice Machine, oh and Nice frilly curtains in the background, did you make them yourself ?
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    I'm with Metrix on this one.

    If you have the time and space and can be bothered to operate it, one of those big machines are probably great.
    We've been using the Senseo pod machine for years.
    Love it.

    If I want a "fancy" coffee I go to a coffee shop.

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    Yay, we made it... even had cabin pressure the whole flight!

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    Cabin pressure is as necessary as good coffee
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    Cabin pressure is as necessary as good coffee
    Yes... coffee is next on the list when I get out of here!

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    Never understood the need for coffee. Don't mind it, just rarely have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    As much as I like coffee, I'm happy to let my nespresso give me a reasonably good result.
    I won one the below machines, valued at $3400, took it out of the box, put it on the kitchen bench, then looked at all the stuff that needed doing to make a coffee, and keep clean, put it back in the box and sold it on ebay.

    BTW Marc, Nice Machine, oh and Nice frilly curtains in the background, did you make them yourself ?
    I would never own an automatic machine regardless of price. I enjoy the process of hand making a good cuppa.
    Big machine is a bit of a necessity. Was struggling before with the Sunbeam EM7000 and the EM500 grinder that goes with it. That is my holiday house and we get on occasions 20 or more guest and all want a coffee. The grinder is in fact more important than the machine. Precision grinding and a doser are key to make good coffee and fast.

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    Yep, it's all about the process. My favourite past machine was a Gaggia lever machine. I sold it because I wasn't getting the time to use it... but I should've tucked it away in a cupboard.


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    Lever makes the best coffee. I almost bought a double lever before this one, but I did not because they tend to be slow, unless you go for one of these

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    As the weather warms up a bit down here in VIC I have changed my morning coffee from maccas to an Iced coffee frappe. Ooooooh yeahhhh, Good times

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    You should try a Vietnamese ice coffee
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Yep, it's all about the process. My favourite past machine was a Gaggia lever machine. I sold it because I wasn't getting the time to use it... but I should've tucked it away in a cupboard.


    I like the look of that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDOG View Post
    As the weather warms up a bit down here in VIC I have changed my morning coffee from maccas to an Iced coffee frappe. Ooooooh yeahhhh, Good times
    Huge calorie count though, with a surprisingly high sugar content, I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joynz View Post
    Huge calorie count though, with a surprisingly high sugar content, I've heard.
    Probably ok if you are on the tools... not a pen pushing desk jockey like some of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    I like the look of that one

    Yes, it looks like the tin man in the wizard of OZ

    How about this one? More of a Navy look

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    ^ yep, basically the same as mine but more expensive.

    These are really sensitive to grind though... a bit of work to use. I love the big old ones too.

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    Wondering about forum members that are quite active and then just disappear. Happens everywhere and is the nature of these places I guess. Where's Oldsaltoz got to for example ... perhaps a well deserved holiday.

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    Old Gaggia lever 50 something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    Never understood the need for coffee. Don't mind it, just rarely have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Old Gaggia lever 50 something.
    Love those splayed legs at the front ... presumably to stop you pulling it over on top of yourself!

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    Getting rid of these today, new stairs are in and functional good rid-dens, to these ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    1-3-7 trimethylxanthine is an acquired taste

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    Removing concrete for a waste pipe trench. So far I'm through the 2nd layer on a 6m stretch of the trench, and there's still at least another one to go. At least each layer is only 70mm thick. Not looking forward to one section - I've been told they stuck a heap of car and bike wheel rims in when they poured it!

    On a side note, my Full Boar demo hammer from Bunnings is still going strong. Not bad for $300.

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    What....what is it?
    how many layers of concrete?
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    It's along the side of my shed. Not sure why they concreted there, but I'm finally through. There were 3 layers in all. Seems the original layer was too low so they stuck another layer on. Then they concreted the shed floor (levelled with a rake only!), so the outside was too low again, so on goes another layer.

    I'm lucky they did such a cr@p job of concreting around the shed. The middle layer was very soft and sandy so broke up very easy. Makes it relatively easy to rip it up.

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    I see.

    When we pulled down the old 3x3 shed here, the "slab" (term used very loosely) was actually a layer of bricks, thinly coated in concrete.

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    Ahh, bricks. Every hole I've dug around the block here - for fence posts, trenches, anything! - I have found at least one old red brick. I think they've used them as fill. Even found quite a few bigger bricks from the old smelter stack that used to be just out of town. I've since dug up enough to build a very solid fireplace in my shed.

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    Same around here, lots of buried stuff found whenever digging a hole.



    As for that "slab".....my beloved who's not worried about getting dirt under her fingernails thought she'd have a go at breaking it up.







    I said "Bugger that!"






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    We have just returned home after taking a weeks holiday. Bit of a road trip, Beechworth first night then to Canberra - fell in love with Parliament House, first timer. Next day to Ulladulla for 3 nights on the beach in a cabin at Lake Tabourie. Next night to ' The Gong ' to visit an old school mate and finally the long drive home down the Hume.
    Not something we usually do, but now the kids are of our hands, life has got somewhat easier.

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    Mooching around.....rather slack day today.

    Just finished loading the ute for markets tomorrow
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    Straightening up a stud wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post

    As for that "slab".....my beloved who's not worried about getting dirt under her fingernails thought she'd have a go at breaking it up.


    Couldn't you have got her a decent hammer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bros View Post
    Couldn't you have got her a decent hammer?

    At least she's not choking it

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    Relaxing now, after a full day of grinding, and cutting, was a real bugger to get out, but was surprised how long a 9"cutting wheel will last (good quality Australian made one) all up it took the following to get it out, everything was 6mm steel plate.

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    2 x 100mm metal cutting wheels
    Ran down a 6A battery on the cipro, put in a 4A and finished everything off
    The thing that I was most impressed with was the Bahco cipro blade, it cut a LOT of steel, and was still in good nick.

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    Ouch... you couldn't get the spiral out to sell? They tend to be popular for some reason.

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    Where do you get rid of the steel?
    PG might be at your place tomorrow

    No that's right, he's got a market day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Ouch... you couldn't get the spiral out to sell? They tend to be popular for some reason.
    Your kidding, it must have weighed 600Kg, and was huge, and I don't fancy my house and driveway getting destroyed trying to get it out, to me it was worth more cutting it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    Where do you get rid of the steel?
    PG might be at your place tomorrow
    If anyone want is your welcome, or else it's off to the scrap yard monday.

    Also if anyone can use the treads, these are solid timber 40mm thick, let me know, the landing will be cut up for a study nook in the main bedroom, it's nice timber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    Your kidding, it must have weighed 600Kg, and was huge, and I don't fancy my house and driveway getting destroyed trying to get it out, to me it was worth more cutting it up.
    Fair enough... I've previously sold two but yours sounds quite hefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    or else it's off to the scrap yard monday.
    Asquith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Fair enough... I've previously sold two but yours sounds quite hefty.
    How much did you get for them ?

    This one was a dodgy home made one and was very wide, and no way it would have gone out the front door without damage, plus I was not going to break my back getting it out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    Asquith?
    Hornsby.

    Does Asquith pay for steel ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    How much did you get for them ?

    This one was a dodgy home made one and was very wide, and no way it would have gone out the front door without damage, plus I was not going to break my back getting it out there.
    One was a few hundred (more that someone took it away) the other was home made by someone but quite good... that was closer to a grand I think. The guy drove all the way from Sydney in his truck to get the latter one! That's the issue with spirals, they have to fit the space and that the right orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    Hornsby.

    Does Asquith pay for steel ??
    Actually I call it Asquith but I'd say it's Hornsby, be nice if it was copper then you get some good money. It's getting harder and harder to scavenge there now.

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    Steel is $45 tonne right now
    It's nothing really but better than paying
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Same around here, lots of buried stuff found whenever digging a hole.



    As for that "slab".....my beloved who's not worried about getting dirt under her fingernails thought she'd have a go at breaking it up.







    I said "Bugger that!"






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