Shed Addition

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  1. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Had a bit of action the last few months at home. Had some drainage issues from the front yard to the back fixed up, and around the shed. With all the rain we had over summer there was a few heavy downpours that I was worried about water getting into the shed.

    So we made a plan to fix the drainage and make some improvements to the shed area, including a 9 x 3 carport and a 15 x 8 section for the kids to ride bikes etc (and for a half court, and nice area for rc drifting), and a drain between the new slab and the shed.

    Stage 1 was completed before Xmas, which involved re-cutting a v drain to take water from the front yard around the back along the fence, a small retaining wall, a slab, a tank and some more drainage/river rock behind the shed.

    We then got some solid rain and the result was not as planned. Well it worked well in the front yard, but without stage 2 done, we still had our other pool next to the shed, however run off was improved.

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    As you can see, the high point is in front of the 3rd roller door.

    Stage 2 was supposed to be finished in March, but a few more rain periods and needing to get the zeds in and out for zedfest pushed us back to now, with stage 2 pretty much finished.

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    I need to finish backfilling the slab, get the carport up, and paint the court, but I did get the hoop up on the weekend.

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    Still waiting for the area of the slab that never sees sunlight (closest the shed) to finish curing, so can't get Cara's zed out, and don't have access to the hoist (my zed is parked down the far end so I can still drive it), but I have a few parts piling up that will need to be installed once I can get back up on the hoist!
     
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  2. kr4usy

    kr4usy Active Member

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    Nice work Mike! Hope all your drainage issues will be left a thing of the past!
     
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  3. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Hopefully! Now we wait!
     
  4. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

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    fantastic sized shed Mike, concrete (& drainage) should hopefully make life easier from now on! Do you have a driveway around to the front of the house or just over the grass from the new pad?
     
  5. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Thanks mate! Shed is 21 x 6, 2 bays are mancave and 5 bays of actual shed. Somehow still not enough! Main reason for the carport is to park the box trailer and ride on etc OUT of the shed but still under cover. Nothing worse than grass all through the shed.

    The driveway from the front gate only goes as far as the back end of the house. As much as I would like to do the whole lot, it is just too many $$$. The driveway is just small river rocks (probably 30m long) and then another 30m at a guess to continue to the new slab at the roller doors. As nice as it would be, the number of times the zeds come out of the shed, we can deal with driving on the grass :D
     
  6. MikeZ32

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    amazeballs, tis a dream of mine to have my own basketball court but alas aint gonna happen. does all the new parking space = more cars? ;)
     
  7. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Haha Mike, certainly no more cars... hopefully move on what's left of the red shell in the coming weeks. That'll give me a bay back ;)

    Always wanted a decent court (or half court). Glad we could make it happen, semi under the guise of keeping me active. Cant wait for it all to be finished and painted up etc.
     
  8. ugame

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    Very nicely done.

    We're all that age now I see where we get excited by a fresh slab :D

    Love your "stables" mate. Very jelly.
     
  9. loud'n'proud

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    What do you mean "at that age"

    Don't give up on the dream mannnnn stay true to yourself mannnn
     
  10. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Good to see you are still alive Josh :D
     
  11. loud'n'proud

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    Alive 'ish' I'm on the graveyard picket on HMAS Canberra in the middle of but fuck nowhere and i'm pretty sure ive looked at all the internet the navy lets me until I made my way back here lol...

    I feel like the site has slowed down a bit since I was last around.

    Glad to see some familiar names around but..... and that its been 8 years and I still have more posts than most :p
     
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    Mate where the fk were you when I needed you man? We had a swam of bees camping out on our property for about a week.
     
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  13. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Nearly finished the area now. 9m x 3m carport-y thing is up, and hoop is up. Concrete that is against the shed it taking ages to fully cure (can see the dark grey areas). But it's hard enough to drive on again now.

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    Back in its home, the world is complete again.


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  14. Sanouske

    Sanouske Retired Moderator

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    I don't see fresh shedskid marks?

    Whats happening Mikey! Soft.
     
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  15. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Just be something else I have to scrub off before we paint the court!
     
  16. loud'n'proud

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    Did you use the bat signal like I told you?
     
  17. IB

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    Looking very good Mike.
     

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