The Home Improvements Thread (2)

Steamy Tom

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Will cost a fortune, I need to fill up 7 running metres..and alteast 1.2m high.

Im trying to avoid putting cupboard or something similar because of cost.....I'll do like a fake tree of something in the corner.
it will cost a bit of money as well, but a planter could also work...
 

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Hang those curtain fairy lights down behind the couch. Not too pricey and doesn’t look too bad, also won’t create an illusion of making the spacer smaller
 

xrapidx

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Any ideas of what I can do to fill up the area behind the couches to make it look fuller?

I've thought of buying shutterply sheets and fitting it between the poles. But seems like a waste of money.
Pallets as shelves

Or just clad the walls with pallet planks.
 

xrapidx

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Does anyone have a RGBW flood light? I'm thinking of adding one to a small 3x3m area where I have a firepit and occasionally braai.
 

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Does anyone have a RGBW flood light? I'm thinking of adding one to a small 3x3m area where I have a firepit and occasionally braai.
I have a rbg remote controlled one, been in the box going on 3 years now lol
One day I will install it in my garden :)
 

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Pallets as shelves

Or just clad the walls with pallet planks.
I actually have like 10 pallets that used to be the couch in that space. They not very nice pallets though which is the problem, but worth checking out.

I wouldnt mind building a glass case around there and putting all my lego and model cars in it. Maybe one day if the wife allows.
 

rodga

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Anyone diy'd a pool cover?
Saw this video, doesnt seem to be difficult to diy.


My pool is small - 3x4m, but with a toddler around it needs to be closed up when not in use.

If you had one installed, who did you use?
 

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Anyone diy'd a pool cover?
Saw this video, doesnt seem to be difficult to diy.


My pool is small - 3x4m, but with a toddler around it needs to be closed up when not in use.

If you had one installed, who did you use?
I've used power plastics twice, solid cover with the poles across.
Both pools about 6 x 3m and I think both come to around R8k iirc.
 

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Anyone diy'd a pool cover?
Saw this video, doesnt seem to be difficult to diy.


My pool is small - 3x4m, but with a toddler around it needs to be closed up when not in use.

If you had one installed, who did you use?
I used DPS Plastics , was 16k for a 11mx6m pool , which was also a bit thicker vinyl

This year they charged 3k to repair a section and split it into two for me, it not optimal, but my pool shape is not square or rectangle.

I love the solid cover for the hassle it removes from pool maintenance and chemicals. The only thing I have ever thrown in it is HTH chlorine and never had to go green and water saving

What I absolutely hate is the weight of it, and hassle to take it off to check pool or use it. I now only open cover every 3 weeks to throw in some chlorine. When my little one is 4, the cover is being thrown out to be replaced by a leave net cover. By then it should be at the end of its life in any case
 

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Damn just noticed a crack developm on my pizza oven.

What would be the best way to repair?

On another notes. Pizza and ribs on the menu tonight


 

rodga

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Maybe got too hot. But now needs a repair.

Would some kind of high heat high strength putty work?

Or perhaps anchor Crete cement
I was just commenting from a pizza making perspective. How old is the oven?

But the high heat possibly could cause it to crack.
 

alqassam

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I would tend towards heat resistant concrete.... Chip out the crack a bit and fill it....
 

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Yeah something like that....
 

xrapidx

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Anyone used Hydrofire before?

Thinking of using them - just undecided on what to get...

Bar is officially gone, looks like it was never there, now to earn the house.
 
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