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Old 08-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #31
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This is the most interesting thread going----Keep up the great ideas.---Mike---

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #32
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$99.00 that's not so expensive though, well I must consult it with rest of my family members and then surely will place it

About the bucket what you did to recycle the water? I mean you surely recycle it right?
Our deck has lots of potted flowers and hanging baskets of flowers,
The excess water in the bucket is dumped into the flower pots.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #33
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This is the most interesting thread going----Keep up the great ideas.---Mike---

Mike, I'm afraid I may disappoint from here on...what is better
than a deck fridge filled with beer?

oh, I guess two fridges filled with beer! The head knot currently
has a keg of beer in the other fridge.

Do you want to see the new stairs and rail we built for safety reasons?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #34
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Absolutely----My folks had a great garden with a pond---this thread is inspiring----makes a person want to pour a tall cold one and relax--Mike--
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #35
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ok, we did these new stairs two years ago, We originally had three
steps with no rail. It wasn't a problem bouncing up and down those
steep stairs years ago. So, the head knot made four steps.
I also requested a rail because he always wears croc's and said they are slippery when wet,
so. I said well then, you better make a rail.
What kind of a rail? he said...I said, "a plain and fancy one!"

This is what he came up with...

The rail is only on the right side.

I'll go look for a pic of the rail stained.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:53 PM   #36
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This year we stained the deck with a semi-transparent stain.
We always used a transparent stain. We couldn't get the color
we wanted so we bought two different colors and mixed our own.
We're very happy with the color.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #37
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Just for fun, another garden decoration...
We took up making stained glass windows in 1995

Then I came up with making a beagle weather vain.
We made it in 1995,(this pic is from 1995)
put it on a weather vain -- that we got in an
antique store and put it up on the second floor.

It's unreal, that this survived so many storms, even Sandy!
You can't tell from this photo, but the beagle has a red tounge.




This was our inspiration, our beloved hound CJ.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #38
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I'm enjoying this---the little scroll work on the hand rail is an artistic touch.

My dad liked to tinker---and rigged up a drip irrigation system to water all the hanging baskets----that made the watering a simple matter--His timer? A Manhattan--turn on the spigot---mix up a Manhattan--sip it slowly--when it was gone---the spigot was turned off---
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I'm enjoying this---the little scroll work on the hand rail is an artistic touch.

My dad liked to tinker---and rigged up a drip irrigation system to water all the hanging baskets----that made the watering a simple matter--His timer? A Manhattan--turn on the spigot---mix up a Manhattan--sip it slowly--when it was gone---the spigot was turned off---
That is adorable, Sorta sounds like the head knot around here
a cold beer is the timer for a lot of stuff around here.
Everyday he adds fresh water to
the pond, and a beer is the timer to shut the water off...only thing is a few years
ago he installed a timer on the hose so that it automatically shuts off.
He still uses the 'ol beer trick ' tho....just as a fail safe.

Funny about your Dad's irrigation system, The head knot rigged on up
here many years ago. He purchased all the stuff at an aquarium store --
tubing and valves. (this was before they had irrigation kits)
He rigged it to go on with one of the sprinkler zones. After several
years the valves rusted and he took it down.
After we added the 'deck sink' we really didn't need the system anymore.
We both enjoy watering the potted plants and baskets. We use a gallon milk
container to water on the deck.
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This is the most interesting thread going----Keep up the great ideas.---Mike---
Thanks, I am glad that you're liking the ideas, and if you have something to share with us kindly post it here so that we can have some of your ideas.
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Our deck has lots of potted flowers and hanging baskets of flowers,
The excess water in the bucket is dumped into the flower pots.
Okay that's amazing that you don't waste the water, but you think recycling the water will be more great for me if I do it?
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Do you want to see the new stairs and rail we built for safety reasons?

I just simply loved the stairs, how much this complete deck cost you?
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I'm enjoying this---the little scroll work on the hand rail is an artistic touch.

My dad liked to tinker---and rigged up a drip irrigation system to water all the hanging baskets----that made the watering a simple matter--His timer? A Manhattan--turn on the spigot---mix up a Manhattan--sip it slowly--when it was gone---the spigot was turned off---

That's a nice and funny way of watering the plants. I must choose any of the watering plants system like the one you said mike, or I would simply save some water *being economical*
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It's always always a good idea to recycle the water.
Although The drip system for the pots is not recycling.
Makes no difference if it drips from a hose, or a tube or a watering can.

As for the cost of our deck, it's redwood, we built it in 1972.
The last few years we shored up the underneath part with
pressure treated wood. I can't imagine what this would cost in today's
dollars; that's is if redwood is even available these days, and if it was
available it probably would be prohibitive.
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It's always always a good idea to recycle the water.
Although The drip system for the pots is not recycling.
Makes no difference if it drips from a hose, or a tube or a watering can.

As for the cost of our deck, it's redwood, we built it in 1972.
The last few years we shored up the underneath part with
pressure treated wood. I can't imagine what this would cost in today's
dollars; that's is if redwood is even available these days, and if it was
available it probably would be prohibitive.

This means that I can go for recycling the water. yayy!

About the deck work "My Bad" but if you have some time to suggest me some great material which you think is available these days or some sorta sources you can provide me from where I can take ideas by myself? I guess I am irritating you a lot.

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