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Ben last won the day on May 2 2021

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  1. This is pretty strange even for here - most people go for steel framed sheds, but they need consent from the council. Pole sheds don't I'm essentially exploiting a loophole. Pole sheds are normally open, gravel floor & store hay or farm machinery in them, hence why council CBF'd with consenting them. I'm enclosing mine & putting a concrete floor down Plus it fits the rural setting a lot better than a steel framed jobbie
  2. Figured I'd do an update on this seeing as though I've got builders cracking into the shed out my window right now Got confirmation in writing from the council that we didn't have to go through the building consent process, has made it way easier A builder/project mgr mate has come to the rescue and allowed me to buy a kitset on his account & he's got himself plus two of his guys doing it over the past few weeks. The proposed site was about 300mm sloped from back to front, meaning pad would have been 400mm higher than the driveway & not low car friendly. Pushed it back 3m and it'll be muuuuch easier to smooth out the entrance. 4 loads of fill later and the pad's level, boxed & compacted ready for waterproofing layer & steel mesh, then concrete next week Pictures tell the story better
  3. In September NZ changed the rules on what sheds/garages don't need council consent, and single story lean-to pole sheds in rural areas are included. Soooooooo 4m - 3.4m stud, 6m span, 3x bays at 3.6m per bay. Fully enclosed with 3x roller doors Getting it priced up at the mo. I've gone ham on Sketchup tho
  4. Ben

    What's happening?

    Homeless, but........... Bought an inflatable canvas tent to celebrate Living with the inlaws is amazing. Dinner made for us, washing done, in-house babysitters. I don't really want to move out tbh
  5. Ben

    What's happening?

    We're almost the complete opposite - mrs had to be induced. Alice was a good 3.6kg / 8lb and has been packing on the beef. We've got a good routine in the evening - wife feeds her up and she sleeps on my chest while i Netflix/YT for 3-4hrs once my boy & wife go to bed ~7pm. Then the pass off at 11pm for a night of feed & snooze in a recliner in our room. Gives my wife a solid chunk of rest before the night feeding starts. Wifey pops Alice in a wrap / front pack for her day naps at the moment, seems to be working well so far
  6. Ben

    What's happening?

    Bro, was about to post almost the same thing. Mrs had our second (a girl) on the 16th and I'm back to work today. Birth was much easier this time around but had a little difficulty latching. Got her checked for a tongue & lip tie and sure enough she had them, so 3hr round trip to get it lasered and she's chuffing the booby juice now. My son (4yo) is having a tricky time adjusting, but he's getting there. He had an undiagnosed lip & tongue tie for 11mths, we weren't going through that again. On top of that we went unconditional on our house sale & house purchase last Wednesday and we settle in a month, so packing is the new family game lol
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    Push Bikes

    On the topic of gumbyness.... In my defence it was my first time on this trail. Confidence grew until it quickly exceeded talent. 27.5 front sus GT. That thing was a heavy pig but it took a beating Pics of the replacement previously mentioned. Male model is more proud of it than i am
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    Radiator Air Guides

    V1 from ~10 years ago. Made cardboard templates then transferred to alloy sheet. Protruded out into the front bumper Made a decent difference. Dropping open road cruising temp ~5deg and slowed them increasing on track V2 after V1 copped a few hits, with extended side panels
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    Sealed with all the cranking amps. They last ~4 years. Couldn't find one in Aus but this is where i get mine in NZ https://trundlesautomotive.co.nz/products/vision-hp12-116w-battery They also fit in 50mm ammo boxes
  10. Ben

    What's happening?

    Spent the arvo fitting genuine Monkey Magic sideskirts to a mates Cefiro who happens to own a distillery Safe to say I'm fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked up (best to be on here than shopping online rn)
  11. Good to know. Bushes have come up in my research but have a lead on getting them done. Didn't know about the brake line & rust issues in the tailgate, cheers! Seems like the electronics aren't up to much either? Seen a few things pop up online about windows & central locking issues. I can deal with electrical with my background so aren't fussed Sounds bad when you list it all like that but these things can be had for 5-8k with 150-200kms on them, and when I've got a way of sorting the bushes easily I can't ignore them
  12. Yeah i know they're old tech, but getting one sort of makes sense in my situation - Working from home 4/5 days a week - 60km each way to work, mostly open road - New place is rural so playing farmer - Need to tow 4-5 times a year - Diesel SUV's/wagons are spency or have gone to the moon & back - Petrol SUV's are cheap, been babied by townies and have low kms From what i can see the 6 speed comes factory with a trans cooler, and appears to be light years ahead of the 4 speed Wiki & google says the front ball joints are a problem. Anything else to know?
  13. Cheers dude Looks like broadband will be an issue. Will have to go wireless 4G or maybe even 3G Anyone in the know on antennas?
  14. Cheers, yeah we have wind ratings. This place is in a high wind area but most of the country is. 90% of sheds on the market account for that already It's the "extra high wind" areas that you have to look out for
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