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A glass of ouzo always goes down well bios , from the greek for "life" , ran away to live in Greece, no regrets

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  • Shade Sails , howto alter,make and install

    Hello Taleya ,If you are buying ready mades , or making your own with the tape in the hem , you wont get much stretch maybe 5 centimetres max ,the tape stops stretch , but over a long distance like 6 metres thats probably the safe maximum to go, think about subdividing the area, but its best to hang your sails and leave them for a few days for the sun to soften them , you can always err on the smaller side, and use a bigger turnbuckle.I live on a very windy island , where the wind springs up in a moment , so I have to wind up the turnbuckles with a screwdriver , and the canopy then is drum tight.I found too that the smaller sizes of turnbuckle would tend to undo , if the canopy has the least bit of free movement, the wind shocks the fitting , so next year I will get some locknuts to loc...

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    Hello Taleya ,If you are buying ready mades , or making your own with the tape in the hem , you wont get much stretch maybe 5 centimetres max ,the tape stops stretch , but over a long distance like 6 metres thats probably the safe maximum to go, think about subdividing the area, but its best to hang your sails and leave them for a few days for the sun to soften them , you can always err on the smaller side, and use a bigger turnbuckle.I live on a very windy island , where the wind springs up in a moment , so I have to wind up the turnbuckles with a screwdriver , and the canopy then is drum tight.I found too that the smaller sizes of turnbuckle would tend to undo , if the canopy has the least bit of free movement, the wind shocks the fitting , so next year I will get some locknuts to lock up the buckle , so it cannot get loose.That way the sails then stay up from spring until the fall

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  • Chipper/Shredder/superfine Mulcher

    Tried towing the Titan on the back of my Jeep on a rough stone road, was very top heavy....needed a second person to stand at the back and ride shotgun...the wheel base needs widening , (which I made adjustable ,using a tube within a tube for the axle).Have not yet tried to tow mine to friends,as I am getting attached to it ,lots of garden to mulch up !!

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  • philip.ryan.948 commented on jessyratfink's forum topic Call for contest judges11 months ago

    Tech,outdoor,and workshop are all my favs

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