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    Sticky: Re: Current Jobs List

    A bloke in baulkham hills needs mowing done. He said he has rung a heap of blokes and none can do it. He had an accident at work and hiw work will pay for thr mowing. I have no idea if its a good job...
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    Re: Good quality sprinkler?

    If you haven't already done this, we only use MP Rotators these days and don't use sprays. They are awesome. You can have a lot more MP Rotators on each zone compared to sprays, they put the water...
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    Re: Rotary hoe capabilities

    Ive got the Huski Rotary Hoe. It's good on soil that isn't too hard, but useless on hard compacted clay. If you are using it on garden beds that have had good soil added before or re-turfing...
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    Re: camper trailers

    Our camper trailer takes 2 of us about an hour or so to set up. It took longer the first few times but takes less and less each time as we get used to it. The annex takes about another half an hour...
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    Re: Off, Off and Away

    Nice one Garry.
    Enjoy the weekend away. You work your arse off so you deserve to kick back and enjoy life a bit more, and that's not a bad way to do it.
  6. Re: New Multi Tool required - Shindaiwa OR Husqvarna

    I had nothing but trouble with my Husky combi tool about 7-8 years ago. It just wouldn't start even when brand new, and once it did start it would stop after 2 minutes. I gave it away in the end. I'm...
  7. Thread: Turf Question

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    Re: Turf Question

    Sapphire has a finer leaf than the rest of the buffalos. I laid it a job that cops a fair bit of wear and it is holding up pretty well.

    I'm about to lay Matilda buffalo at my place. It's a dwarf...
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    Re: High End Roller contractor Rip Offs

    Leaves nothing to put away for a rainy/boiling hot day, public holiday, annual leave, Super.

    $25 is ridiculous. I stopped mowing 4 years ago and was charging minimum $40. It's alright to do the...
  9. Thread: Stolen Tools

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    Re: Stolen Tools

    My plumber neighbour had 30k of tools stolen a few weeks ago in Baulkham Hills. It happened during a night when it rained very heavy. The Police said they target nights like that because the noise of...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    That's **** Matt. Sorry to hear you're another victim of scum.

    I'm still pissed off about my stuff being stolen a few years ago.
  11. Thread: Soreness

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    Re: Soreness

    Definitely give Magnesium a try. I used to be sore all the time but magnesium has helped and now I can have a massive day and not feel too bad. Still a bit sore but nothing like I used to be. ...
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    Re: Teenage Suicide

    Sorry for your loss mate. That's an awful thing to have to go through.
    All the best to your family.
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    Re: Suthern Highlands

    haha. We finished that job about a year ago now. I don't mind Bowral and the Southern Highlands when it's not windy in Winter. BBBBBBRRRRRRRRRrrrrr
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    Re: comfortable 3 seater utes

    I've got the VW Transporter and love it. Dual cab with full size tray (2.0 x 2.2m and 400mm high sides). I've already done 75k in just over two years. It is so much more comfortable than my Hilux,...
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    Re: Restoring white pebble topping

    Try mixing some liquid chlorine into a spray bottle and spray it on, then hose off after 10 minutes or whatever it takes to clean them.
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    Re: View Billgoat machine in NSW for me

    Spewing! I was working in Wahroonga last week, but working local this week. I may be up that way later next week if no one else has been.
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    Re: Solar Panels

    We had a few companies come out a few months back. Big difference in what they were saying. The first company basically said install as many as possible to make more money back. it was going to cost...
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    Re: Wireless weather sensor?

    Unfortunately you have to have a hard wired sensor if using a Node (battery operated solenoid valve).
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    Re: need solutions for late payment

    Will definitely be engaging creditor watch. It may help in some instances at least.

    I have now lost 43k in a 25 month period from 3 companies going broke. Only this time this prick has tried to...
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    Re: need solutions for late payment

    be very careful out there. there is so much scum waiting to bend another contractor over and not pay them. Doing work for a home owner will not be as hard to get money out of them, but doing it for...
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    Re: Which Ute to buy

    i have a VW transporter ute. It costs around $400 for a service from my local mechanic, but the service intervals are 15,000k's too and not 10000.
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    Woah. take it easy out there mate, and everyone else in the heat.
    No point overdoing it and just about killing yourself to keep some customer happy. they couldnt care less how you feel at the end...
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    Re: Time to move on

    All the best mate.
  24. Thread: ute trays

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    Re: ute trays

    Check out the VW Transporter cab chassis Garry. Heaps more room than the Hilux both inside and out, but only about 400mm longer in length than the Hilux. Twin turbo diesel which is awesome on fuel....
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Just doing a little search to see where my website is ranking and I stumbled across a new company with many paragraphs basically copy and pasted from my website's pages.

    What to do...Hmmm.
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