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Old 01-04-2019, 08:09 AM   #31
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I rather like the looks of the walls that shumakerscott put into his German house rebuild. (Pages 166-168 and 176-178)
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:05 AM   #32
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A framing nail gun, won't have any impact on the posts, if nailing.

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I do have a small pancake compressor that's 150 PSI but only trim tools for it. I wonder if I can use a framing nailer with it. The ones I'm looking at say minimum 70 PSI. I'm going to stop after work and pick up more lumber for the weekend. I'll have to check them out.

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I do have a small pancake compressor that's 150 PSI but only trim tools for it. I wonder if I can use a framing nailer with it. The ones I'm looking at say minimum 70 PSI.
Yep, mine works fine on a pancake compressor, remember to regulate the pressure, to less than MAX, you don't want to break it.


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So I got the wall up and part way through spreading gravel and now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have that much gravel right up against the wall. I'm afraid of the weight of the gravel after it's down pushing the posts even though they are in deep. I'm not sure what to do now though. Would just plain dirt fill be easier on the wall until I get about 6 inches from the top then I can top it off with a good layer of gravel? Two pics to show what I got. Using 2"x10"s so I got about 20" to fill and I'm thinking it shouldn't be solid gravel.

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The gravel will be less weight than solid dirt, due to the small pockets left between them, even if vibrated packed.

So use either one, and if using a power tamper, do be gentle around the edges.

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Old 04-03-2019, 03:31 PM   #36
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Cheapest long lasting retaining wall is one constructed using railroad ties. Only drawback is their weight of over 100 lbs per tie.


http://www.akrailroad.com/products/landscape-ties


An alternative solution for a retaining wall is to buy wire gabion cages which are then filled with rocks. Very different look at very stable but I would want to have a tractor access at the very least and not be hauling the rocks in a wheelbarrow (unless I rented a power wheelbarrow).



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