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#41 Lurch ™

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:13 PM

Thanks Dimitri, I'll let you know if I need some more 'Vitamin D' generators...

I had a mate who likes the Erb, ask me today when I'll be harvesting the crop :-\

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:48 PM

Doing good mate, after 15 years of having a shed I still don't have power. Too easy to drag the lead up to the shed or too lazy to dig the hole I'm not sure what excuse to use. Playing with the Z is better than digging trenches anyway. ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 11:49 PM

Looking good mate.  ;) nice to see it coming together as you hoped

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:00 AM

Awesome dude.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:13 AM

Playing with the Z is better than digging trenches anyway. ;D ;D ;D ;D


Peter,

cutting out your eyes with a spoon is more fun than digging a ditch!!!

Looking good Lurchos

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:42 PM

hehe smaaaartarse Lurch...somehow missed that post of yours  :P
just about finished my toolshed today...its only 4m x 4m....
mate no1 owns a truss factory so rather than stuff about got frames & trusses made
mate no 2 is a sparkie
scored the custom orb at trade price
another mates one of Canberra biggest painters, so he advised on slab coating (bit overkill  ::))
scored some lockwood mortise locks from our last job
got the concrete on the work account....gotta be happy
I was stoked until I walked out there today and found 4 big plastic tubs full of toys & barbies !!!

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:15 PM

hello buddy, cool cave. I remeber doing the design for mine, thinking it would be BIG enuf, I now wish I had gone a couple metres wider and four metres longer, ( just to fit more crap in!)

Yes we all need somewhere to tuck ourselves into, away from the nopics, and PLAY !!!

Mines getting a work out, the 2000 has the motor out 8 bent valves), the Z has to get the box out, synchros cried ENUF at Morgan Park, and the Y is getting final prep for WRC Coffs.

My hoist came from Clive Broad at Yarrambat, he advertises in Australian Classic car mag, still works good, but the wire runs over non bearing sheaves, and one ram has a very slight weep, but for an up and a down once a week it's good.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

The completion of this shed will be a momentous occasion, can't wait!  ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

Why don't we start a thread where we can all post pics of our sheds just for a laugh? ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:42 PM

We might get a bit of "Shed envy"

#51 Lurch ™

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

So I finally got around to painting the floor this weekend in SikaFloor "Stone Grey". Two coats were applied - one on Sat. & one on Sun.
The result came up 'OK', but If I was to do it again I'd be a little more carefull with the application process...

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For whose who may do this in the future, this is what I did:
The concrete was troweld off smooth (but not too smooth) when it was laid down.
6 weeks later (giving it time to cure) I had it ground to take the high spots off & to open the pours of the concrete up more.
A week later I acid eched the concrete with a 4:1 mix of Water & Hydrocloric Acid, then blasting it off with a pressure cleaner to nutrilize the acid.*
I then repeated this step twice more giving a solid week of drying time between etchings.
The paint was then laid down over the weekend with a lambswool rollar.
*(interestingly the first time I did this a LOT of brown 'muck' was ejected from the concrete, but decreased over the last two etchings...)

Two final jobs to do are finish hooking up the guttering downpipes & pumping expanding foam in-between the slab & the wall sheeting to stop the ingress of pests (like Salty).

And that is the end of this story!
I hope everyone gets a few ideas from my build - so any questions & comments are welcome :)

Cheers!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:00 PM

What does the sikafloor paint actually do Locky?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:03 PM

Excellent,
            Even got room for a small dust free engine build booth. I bet it won't take long to fill it up. Well done. :)
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:12 PM

nice work there mate  ;D heaps of room you could swing heaps of cats in there ::)

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:21 PM

Excellent work Buddy

So can I tell the shipping company to divert the motor to you ?, I will have the shell and steel for the chassis sent down by flat tray.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

What does the sikafloor paint actually do Locky?

It stops Oil & other fluids staining the concrete mate. It also makes it easier to clean ;)

Excellent,
            Even got room for a small dust free engine build booth. I bet it won't take long to fill it up. Well done. :)
David

Thanks David, but it's not QUITE that big :(

Excellent work Buddy

So can I tell the shipping company to divert the motor to you ?, I will have the shell and steel for the chassis sent down by flat tray.

OH CRAP! :o

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:52 PM

OH CRAP! :o


Well its either that or you haul your ass down to my place in a few weeks time to weld up the new bolt in chassis? LMAo

Im off to see my engineer Paul tomorrow, all going well he will OK what I have come up with.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

Where's the mattress and bar fridge mate???

Fantastic shed too Lurch, well done. You're going to have the time of your life in there, and produce some very nice things.

Cheers

Adam

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:54 PM

Good timing with the floor painting..just about to move into the new place (hopefully this Thursday!) and wanting to paint the floor in the garage. Another good reason to paint the floor is to stop the concrete dust going everywhere! Very nice there Locky.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:01 PM

Dust prevention would be an excelllent reason to do my floor too.




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