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Old Mar 16th 2010, 3:30 am
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a puffin billy is an outside heater come wood/rubbish burner/come bbq hot plate..... He had a line going in Canberra. They are so useful and easy to make
Ah. Thanks. I can see their usefulness in Canberra in winter: Clear blue skies but too chilly to spend too long sitting outside.
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 3:45 am
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It's a seabird barry . . .
No. It's a famous early steam loco.

Now where did I put my anorak and bobble hat.
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 7:24 am
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My experience is that you will almost always do anything better than someone who you get in to do it - especially in Australia.

It will usually take longer though.
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 10:18 am
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by Wol View Post
My experience is that you will almost always do anything better than someone who you get in to do it - especially in Australia.

It will usually take longer though.
That maybe true in your little part of Australia, it's my experience that there are good & bad tradespeople worldwide.
Some of the finest trades I've seen are Aussies.
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 10:31 am
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OK Soapy - I am now actually missing having a house... my rental is very tatty and crap! Perhaps I can bespoke the to-be-bought campervan?! LOL!

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OK Soapy - I am now actually missing having a house... my rental is very tatty and crap! Perhaps I can bespoke the to-be-bought campervan?! LOL!

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oops sorry pal, it did take us four years to find the right house

this is my fave photo of my place. if you have a look you might see all the rubble on the ground lol
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errr.. I see a rug.. nice one (like the colouring) and a fabulous table? Is it one of those trick questions?

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errr.. I see a rug.. nice one (like the colouring) and a fabulous table? Is it one of those trick questions?

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haha! dizzy blonde moment! I was looking at the wrong photo!

Soapy - your place is flippin great! Kudos!

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errr.. I see a rug.. nice one (like the colouring) and a fabulous table? Is it one of those trick questions?

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oops look again
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Originally Posted by emelems View Post
haha! dizzy blonde moment! I was looking at the wrong photo!

Soapy - your place is flippin great! Kudos!

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i did post the wrong photo pal lol
im a numpty
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 10:39 am
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Your decking is bloody well done you know.. watched Viv's hubby put in decking and it was quite a thankless and relentless job! (of course, didnt just stand there for hours literally watching.. I mean, that would be odd) but it came along very slowly but surely!

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Old Mar 16th 2010, 10:42 am
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Your decking is bloody well done you know.. watched Viv's hubby put in decking and it was quite a thankless and relentless job! (of course, didnt just stand there for hours literally watching.. I mean, that would be odd) but it came along very slowly but surely!

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i nearly broke me doing it pal. i couldnt walk right for months after. did some damage i think, but like every great man i did some DIY on myself and ignored it lol
to be honest i've been lucky, my son who has never done anything like this has been the grafter and hes learned a lot from me ordering him about lol
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i nearly broke me doing it pal. i couldnt walk right for months after. did some damage i think, but like every great man i did some DIY on myself and ignored it lol
to be honest i've been lucky, my son who has never done anything like this has been the grafter and hes learned a lot from me ordering him about lol
ah... so there is a reason to have kids? Mine are teenagers.. I need some happy positive thoughts to prevent me from doing serious damage to them! haha!

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