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Just about finished with the back yard

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Sum1BTRthnU, May 27, 2014.

  1. Sum1BTRthnU

    Sum1BTRthnU Well-Known Member

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    A few before and afters...

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  2. Selassie I

    Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Looks great... and I love teak furniture.

    Were you able to get that outside electrical plug installed yet ?
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    -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Nyshe. Fire up that fire pit yet?
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    PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    you got electric in that garage.. Get an old reciever, mount some outdoor speakers to the side of the garage.
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    PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    I must be blind.. I dont see any fire pit.
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    -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    My bad. That's what the first picture looked like it contained.
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    PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    That is there to take a whiz.
  8. Sum1BTRthnU

    Sum1BTRthnU Well-Known Member

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    I put the receiver in the basement and found a way to run the speaker wire from there.

    I did replace the ceiling fan on the deck with an outlet that is connected to the light switch...the only thing plugged into it is the string lights.

    There isn't power in the garage, the lights are plugged in at the other end near the house.

    No fire pit yet, thats a drain that is connected to the rest of the plumbing in the house...pretty sure it's main purpose is ventilation of some sort. I will be adding a firepit to cover that drain though.
  9. Dieter the Brock

    Dieter the Brock ZOD runs the 47 Gap

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    nice job! i am finishing my garden and it's hella lot of work
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    Dang! Well done! Finished off with sod... Nice!
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    RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Nice. Now for the Kegerator in the corner. Great job man.
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    Dieter the Brock ZOD runs the 47 Gap

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    there is some druid concrete circle thing in the middle that does look like a fire pit.....but it's not!


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    how deep did you go with the gravel?

    Gettin prices on a patio now, but one guy told me I should go down at least 10" below thickness of pavers, and another told me just 6". It's a difference of about $1600 .

    Was thinking about doing it myself, but to be honest, the last thing I want to do I weekends is dig and move stones around after building decks all day. Would rather pay someone to do it right, and take weekends off to enjoy it TBH
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    Dieter the Brock ZOD runs the 47 Gap

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    Hey RhodyRams
    I hope you don't mind if I try and answer this - but for what it is worth (hopefully less than $1600) when I had to do my wife's rose garden I went less than 6" with sand and just placed the bricks in the herringone pattern - it has held together nicely and with the more rain and sun we get better it gets
    It looks like Sum went 12" - eager to hear what he has to say

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    Thanks, that looks real nice also. But not sure where you live, or Sum either, but don't suppose you have to worry about frost heaves too much?
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    Dieter the Brock ZOD runs the 47 Gap

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    no i'm in Central Texas and we don't get much frost.
  17. Sum1BTRthnU

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    Yikes, 10"?!

    Dug out about 6" of dirt, laid 3" of gravel, 1" of sand, and the pavers were about 2".

    I think I've got one spot that the gravel ended up a little thin that I may have to fix later on but so far it seems pretty level and tight. We're in St.Louis so the weather here is all over the place. I watched a few youtube videos and checked out a few more how-to and DIY websites to get multiple opinions...6" seemed to be the most consistent answer.
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    Very nice.
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