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Message 1939980 - Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 20:50:50 UTC

+1 Wiggo, Grant Nelson was a top bloke, will miss chatting with him (R.I.P. mate )
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Message 1939983 - Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 21:13:30 UTC - in response to Message 1939980.  

+1 Wiggo, Grant Nelson was a top bloke, will miss chatting with him (R.I.P. mate )


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Message 1939986 - Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 21:47:46 UTC - in response to Message 1939983.  

+1 Wiggo, Grant Nelson was a top bloke, will miss chatting with him (R.I.P. mate )


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Message 1940039 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 6:19:53 UTC - in response to Message 1939986.  

+1 Wiggo, Grant Nelson was a top bloke, will miss chatting with him (R.I.P. mate )


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Message 1940046 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 7:56:12 UTC - in response to Message 1940039.  

+1 Wiggo, Grant Nelson was a top bloke, will miss chatting with him (R.I.P. mate )


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Message 1940097 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 20:13:41 UTC

*Donates 1.75L Bottle of Grangestone Bourbon Cask*

For everyone in this Thread - To Grant!

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Message 1940140 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 21:50:21 UTC

G'morning everyone, from a very foggy & frosty start in the highlands down under.

I know that Grant and I use to joke about leaving our beer outside during our winters, well last night I did and restocked the fridge this morning with some nicely chilled beer., :-D

Well unless we get a bit of good sunshine here soon so that the ceiling fan downstairs can warm the lower shed up I won't be doing too much again today except to hoist a few more beer to Grant in around 4hrs time.

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Message 1940518 - Posted: 20 Jun 2018, 22:01:42 UTC

G'morning everyone, from a cool start in the highlands down under.

I got supplies to do another lager brew on Tuesday, seeing as I almost had enough empty bottles to do it (I have enough now), and wait for a cold morning to do it when the extra heat would be useful, but so far I havn't had a cold enough morning since (even though they've been in the forecast). Oh well, maybe we'll get that expected -4C here tomorrow morning.

Yesterday the lower shed finally got up to a working temp so that I could finally reassemble that backpack brush cutter that was spread out all over 2 of my workbenches. What took so long on finishing that job (other than the temp) was waiting for the owner to turn up so I could show him how the straight shaft section had seized up and what to do to prevent it happening again (a little bit of regular maintenance goes a long way).

Now that those 2 workbenches are clear again I guess that I'd better have a look around to see what's next to occupy them, but that can wait until after office hours by which time downstairs should be up to 18-20C (currently it's just 10C down there, but the sun and ceiling fan are working on it now) and a few people have been onto me to clear the area around the fireplace so that they can light it.

Anyhow, time to open the doors and see what's in store for today.

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Message 1941360 - Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 23:02:10 UTC

G'morning everyone, from a cool and overcast day in the highlands down under.

Well I've had some busy days here lately, mostly clearing/cleaning the lower part of my shed, then yesterday a mate of mine turned up out of the blue and started checking out some unfinished projects of mine around here (Grant would've loved to hear that as usually mates disappear when there's some work to be done). When he finished his check we sat down for a few beers with another mate and during the session he gave me a small list of things to get on Friday and told me it'd take him an easy 2 days (with time to have a few beers each day) to have them all completed before he heads off north in 2 weeks for a while where it's warmer.

It doesn't look like I get anything done downstairs today (and maybe not for several days) as there's no sunshine around for the ceiling fan to pull heat off the steel roof and warm it up (the last week here has been very sunny and while we we're getting 15C (felt like 11-12C) days downstairs was getting up to 25-27C), but with rain threatening (and expected though the weekend) and only a 13C expected max (if we can get there) there'll be no warmth for me down there.

I may finally get to put that brew down soon too (seeing that several overcast and wet days are expected now) so that I can make needed use of the warmth from that process instead of having to get rid of it.

Anyhow I better finish this coffee break and go and gather up yesterday's beer bottles/glasses from downstairs to rinse/wash before I decide what else that I'm going to do today.

Have a good day.

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Message 1941369 - Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 23:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 1941360.  

steel roof

A couple houses in my neighborhood have steel roofs. I got a new roof a couple years ago and went with traditional asphalt shingles, but the metal roof makes sense to me. I guess it never wears out - it's just more expensive to put on, and isn't it noisy when it rains/hails?
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Message 1941370 - Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 23:56:23 UTC
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It's the rain and hail that I like to hear on tin roofs, especially here in Australia :)
Sometimes we get seagulls plodding about also sounds like their wearing steal cap boots..
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Message 1941373 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 0:06:53 UTC - in response to Message 1941370.  

I like the look of copper roofs as they get a green patina with age.
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Message 1941377 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 0:30:38 UTC
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Long sheets of overlapping corrugated iron (galvanized or colourbond) take next to no time to screw on a roof Gordon (you're probably thinking of that stuff that must be roll joined/crimped together) and with good fiberglass insulation you hardly hear the rain, but it is nice to hear it downstairs, though it can be deafening with a lot of hail falling (but you have to experience it sometime). There are also roofs here that are over 100yrs old, but they are getting closer to replacement time, though a replacement can usually be done in a day.

We also collect our drinking water here off our roofs so it's not good to have stuff growing in them either.

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Message 1941383 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 0:41:18 UTC - in response to Message 1941377.  
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Message 1941393 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 0:58:40 UTC - in response to Message 1941377.  

The metal roofs on the houses near me look like expensive jobs. I never really seriously considered getting an estimate on one for my house as I just thought it was probably way out of my price range.

I can see collecting the rainwater for your yard and cooking/beer-making, but general drinking water, too?
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Message 1941400 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 1:25:01 UTC

Our town water system here is classed as grey water and is pumped up from the local river Gordon, it's fine for washing, flushing toilets, watering gardens and that, but not really fit for human consumption hence we all have rainwater tanks here and those tanks only run water to the cold water taps at our kitchen sinks (or brewroom sinks).

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Message 1941409 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 1:56:30 UTC

Rain water tanks these days have good filters and quality tends to be better than what comes out of the reservoirs..
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Message 1941413 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 2:26:15 UTC

There are places in this world where rainwater is mandatory for use because of the lack of enough fresh drinking water.

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Message 1941418 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 2:58:21 UTC

I am grateful that I have an excellent aquifer in this part of the upper left coast. What comes out of my water tap is better than bottled water.
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Message 1941420 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 3:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 1941418.  

I agree, betreger. The tap water here in Louisville is excellent. I never buy bottled water. Just bottled beer.
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