kev van

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heavy duty gate post

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:49

Gid cheers, the gates i have are made from 4x1 and featherboard pretty light for large gates. i like your work on the FB page. i do hope these gate post last a long time so they gonna be a pain to get out

heavy duty gate post

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:42

cheers fairy girl. they are down 28-30 inch's cos the varying lenghts and 2 ft sqaure hole. each has 4 bags cement, 12 sand and 4bags 20mm gravel. im on holiday when they need to come out. the guy who picked up the cement mixer said they are firmly in there for sure. one sleeper went in friday the other sat so gonna put the gates up tomo as all that stops the idiots from getting in my garden and drive is a large tarp. gotta cut 2 sleepers to size but doing that for fun with a bow saw. 



heavy duty gate post

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 22:50

Sorry i know this is not the correct place but i have asked everywhere else i can think off.


I have some old heavy railway sleepers and I will be using them as driveway gate posts and they will hold a fair bit of weight. what cenment mix will be good? what size hole should i dig? i know im going down 2 feet and how long will the cement take to dry so can hang the gates back on and get the car in or out?

Im a idiot!

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:57

Verdun i agree with everything  paulah has said

Im a idiot!

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 11:10

SwissSue might only be a week old but they are defo use now. 


Verdun I have well and truly used them. Doesn't matter now i think as they have proved their worth and share some parts with the number 2's, the quality is still the same and they do the job. mine don't have the shock absorber and the micrometric adjustment thing. I was teh same as you Verdun i used to buy the cheapo's every summer but i think of the amount i have spent previously on secateurs.


BTW i even brought the Felco Holster F910 talk about it will withstand anything the  secateurs can chuck at them tho cos they are deeper  than the number 2's but that will mold in to shape over time

Im a idiot!

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:57

Felco's  are marked number 2,4,5,6,7 ect and i ordered felco number 4 instead of felcon number 2's. so brought one pair but got the wrong one

Im a idiot!

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:11

I brought a pair of felco secateurs last week and only just realised i brought #4 instead of #2. 1 i cant believe its taken me a week to realise and 2 what a idiot oh well back to thinking im a idiot

Compost or soil? What size container?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 22:55

Cheers guys. no idea how old it doesn't say a year or 2 id say.  well was gonna get a 30 cm butt i'll get the biggest at 45cm so its there for the long term and will be a stable pot. JI# 3 already made the frame out of some bamboo i cut last year.

as for training I'm gonna train one shoot either side then one straight  up i read that somewhere not sure where. tho might even do the standard 

Compost or soil? What size container?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 19:12


This allows me to garden with my bad body!

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:33

i know im late but.....

retirement checks really!!! cheque and we say pension

shropshire but from Kent?? 

x hose is all well and good but i had something much better a few years back 

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