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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 12:08 pm

[quote="Liz Cordysmum"]Greetings from the Old Grey Mare (and apologies to Niece Mare!)

Oz-posts caught my eye, Jewel et. al. Interesting devices. I suppose they're based on Australian-style fencing? I must ask my Oz Unc Churlish.

Hey, Tante, call me dumb as a post, but aren't you Old Grey Moose? LOL My fave fencing is zigzag, too, and have six feet of it to support the cukes. Well, it's a facsimile zigzag makeshift and one shouldn't perch one's butt on it.

MareE/Niece;o} wishing K would sell me her zigzag fence as she isn't using it for gourd and squash growing—laffs
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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 12:11 pm

Nope...can't have....mine all mine....
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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 12:22 pm

Kelly wrote:Nope...can't have....mine all mine....


Curses! Couldn't we do a tradesy, K? Certainly you'll be mesmerized by my dumpster-dived chicken wire frames for Pea growing!

Ooops. I see I parroted the Tante. Best edit that out post haste. laffs

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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 12:27 pm

Nope...I happen to have plenty of green chainlink for peaing....

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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 12:47 pm

Ummmmm. s'kay, K. I realize you've experienced plumbing probs of late.

MareE;o} suggesting delicately it's Depends time? LOL
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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 1:32 pm

funny....

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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 2:17 pm

You're such a good sport, K!

What do you think of using these Oz-posts for your deck posts? From what Denise reports, they sure sound tenacious. Or are you considering the sonar tube route or a floating deck? As you're not a petit female or nerdy guy, to laffingly paraphrase Lee, bet you could sledge hammer them in, no sweat. I mean glow. (Thinking of old saw that horses sweat, gentlemen perspire and ladies glow, natch.)

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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 2:57 pm

Certainly easier and cheaper than sonotube and ceement....But then when it comes to deck building there are (of course) building codes involved there too, so I will reserve judgement until after I check that stuff out...which, of course, will be after my ship comes in....
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Postby Paul zone5 » May 09, 2008 10:12 pm

This type of post is easy to install. As mentioned the staility will depend on the type of soil.
Another thing to consider is the effect of frost in the spring. Unless a post is deeper than the frost line, it will get pushed up. THis might not be a problem, since it probably would be easy to pound it back down again.
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Postby MareE » May 10, 2008 6:28 am

Interestinger, Jewel. (Are you a poster from the "past"? laffs) Rethinking deck building project, Paul. Was my belief that frost had a lot to do with plunking in posts. Don't think sledgehammering Oz-posts whenever they erupt would work after all.

Talking my backburner project, not anyone else's.

Back to old school with Liz. LOL

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