Yard's Retreat Project

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Jul 9, 2017.


  1. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Looks like you have put that Orange Card to good use Yard Dart!
    Make an appointment to come up and see me some time. (to coin a phrase)
     
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Must hoard more advil!!!

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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Where is that @Ganado chick......

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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Heck of a job @Yard Dart ! It really looks great. Might wanna use some quality single malt to chase that advil..
     
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Rum right now sir!!!
     
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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    lots of helpers =)
     
  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    5 dogs and Mrs Dart and I.... yep...lot's of help!!!
     
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  9. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017
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  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Two weeks of 90 degree temps have slowed progress significantly. Coming home after work and then working in the sun for another few hours was not happening.

    Anyways, back at it with lower temps and a early AM start. Next weekend will be a lot of concrete block cutting to fill the holes. :eek:

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  11. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Either purchasing or renting a wet saw is well worth the investment. JMHO.
     
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Absolutely!! The only way I planned on cutting them. :)
     
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  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Those big Empire levels are great aren't they?!
    Looking really good Yard, momma's gotta be pleased-should be good for enough brownie points to cash in for at least one good Man item;)
     
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Thanks Tully!!!

    I love my big 6-foot level, it really helps with a project like this. The rock has an uneven surface and over a couple of feet, is hard to see if you are actually level across the entire span. I use a three foot level as I am laying the stone, and use the 6-foot to double check everything as I complete a section. It also helps to ensure your lines are straight and you are not getting a bulge anywhere that will be un-correctable later on.
     
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  15. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I've got their 2 footer, 4 footer and the 6 footer. They ain't cheap but well worth it. The smaller ones I used a lot for running pipe. They have really strong magnets so they won't fall off the pipe when you're 60 feet up in a man lift;)
     
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  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    My little one foot level is so magnetized....it keeps sucking up the sand/iron, so I had to stop using it.
     
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Dad....get ur ass up and get back to work!!!

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  18. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Rain comes soon - if you don't get it in gear you will be laying pavers in the cold wet when there are better alternatives indoors.
     
  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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    A nice Saturday night sitting on the patio.....close to finished, minor work left.
     
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  20. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    All the smoke must be gone up there from the forest fires. you must miss it! [LMAO] [campfire] [marshmallow]
     
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