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Ben

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. Ben

    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
  7. Ben

    batteries

    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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. Our offer got accepted so I'm looking hard at this now Considering going timber framed as heard a lot of the steel kitset jobbies like to flex around a bit. Also heard Placemakers (NZ version of Bunnings but more tradie focused) do kitset wooden framed sheds so have requested a quote. Really want to go bigger but will need it to be secondhand to fit in budget, and they're hard to find, and even harder with plans (to get it council approved). Can get an engineer inspection but then it ends up being almost as much as a freshie Am hearing tonnes of horror stories from the kitset sheds missing shit and being flimsy. Apparently the neighbour at the new joint is a builder so will see if i can convince him the best thing he can do with his spare time is build me a shed Fair whack of land though
  14. Good to hear that. I was planning on going to town on the LED strip lighting & taking a leaf out of @Miller 's book with the skylights
  15. For sure. Future proofing it will be a big thing. I want the power to be capable of running a decent hoist & welder so the old extension cable aint gonna cut it Would run water pipe x2, as with a water tank there we may look to add sterilization & pipe this to the house if need be
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