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7 minutes ago, Ratman said:


What type of wood do you use for those gates? How have you fastened them to the galv rails?

Treated pine fixed with six counter sunk self drilling screws per pale

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1 hour ago, westphalian said:

I’ve just branched our in to fencing and after first customer wish I hadn’t.
Brief was quickly replace a section of fire damaged fence with “natural “ looking timber and be at least 6ft for privacy.
Bloke is now refusing to pay

Feel for you- I could fill a thread with reasons why I don’t do residential/domestic fencing but basically find it far too finicky, there’s allways problems to contend with- utilities,neighbour disputes, concrete, tree roots- just all sorts of urban crap I can’t be arsed with- even down to getting a trailer in on a tight street, finding somewhere to park, handballing everything into a back garden, nowhere to go for a pee. literally nothing about it appeals at all!

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1 hour ago, Matthew Storrs said:

Feel for you- I could fill a thread with reasons why I don’t do residential/domestic fencing but basically find it far too finicky, there’s allways problems to contend with- utilities,neighbour disputes, concrete, tree roots- just all sorts of urban crap I can’t be arsed with- even down to getting a trailer in on a tight street, finding somewhere to park, handballing everything into a back garden, nowhere to go for a pee. literally nothing about it appeals at all!

Amen brother!

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Just a quick update. Bought the Makita breaker. It's a beast.

 

Also bought the clay shovel attachment but it's the wrong size. It fits my crappy titan breaker though and this is actually an unexpected benefit as for cutting roots you want a smaller breaker that is more manipulatable in the hole. Put an edge on it last night knowing I'd need to cut some roots today and it works and treat. You have to go with the grain initially to split the root into smaller strand and then cut against the grain once it's diced up. Took about 5 mins to get through a 4 inch root today. 

 

The makita took about 20 mins to break out a concrete wall foundation. 

 

Finished a day job by 2pm this afternoon and it was down to these to peices of kit which arrived yesterday. Very happy. 

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On 14/02/2019 at 18:51, forestboy1978 said:

I go through around 1.5 titan breakers per year. You can pay £700 for a breaker that is half the weight but it'll also be a little less powerful than the titan.

Yep, I had one the same before it had a Titan label,  £90....did a hell of a lot of work before I let a mate use it...he got it wet and it vaporised the brush holders... min order 1000 pairs on Alibaba.

 

stripped it completely.... zero signs of wear....pity you just can't get parts

 

Replaced it for similar off ebay 

 

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