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What's the best way to leave an air flow shaft in wood chips after removing a PVC pipe?

I'm going to be composting a lot of wood chips this winter, and only have one large PVC pipe. How can I remove the PVC pipe from the wood chips while leaving the air shaft in place?
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Is there a good way to make a composting watering tank that won't clog 1/16th inch holes?

I'm looking at building a hose attachment (chamber) that I can stuff with comfrey leaves, and some good compost to fertilize my garden some (force water through a pipe with small holes: https://www....
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What kind of filter do I need if I want to reuse the shower water?

I am helping a friend with renewing a bathroom. He is looking at the possibility of storing and reusing the shower water for the garden. What kind of filter do we need to install to make this ...
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Waterproof concrete bird bath basin

I want to pour a concrete basin for a bird bath. First I thought to use hydraulic cement so it is waterproof. But this stuff sets really fast and seems to be only for patching. So I bought a concrete ...
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Run water from under deck to backyard

I have an Outdoor Water Faucet right under the deck which is very hard to reach. So far I have connect a 50ft water hose there permanently but I always shut off from the faucet because it's leaking ...
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What type of trellis do I want to build for fruit bearing vines on the south side of the house?

I'm looking at holding up to a ton of vines on a 2 story trellis on including covering up the chimney on the side of the house, in order to keep a lot of summer heat off the house, and was wondering ...
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How can I prevent water buildup in a pit for a trampoline?

A friend of mine is looking in to purchasing a trampoline for her garden. So it doesn't change the look too much she wants it lowered in to the floor. I mentioned that it might collect water, ...
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Maneuverable Toilet spray pipes like kink free collapsing Garden hoses?

After my travels and stays across the Globe I have realized that a Toilet Spray followed by Toilet paper is more hygenic than only one of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidet_shower Are there ...
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need to dig in narrow rocky land

We have very rocky land and need to dig about 3 feet (by 2 feet) next to the garage/home wall. Is there a special equipment that will do the job without damaging the home's walls? Thanks
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Running PEX line through PVC then thread into end

I installed an irrigation system for my lawn with 1/2" PEX tubing. Most of it is buried, but at the start of the run I want to run it through some PVC to make it look cleaner where it is coming ...
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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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Slope has gobbled up the retaining walls

A few tiered retaining walls were built on a slope on my property about 70 years ago. By now they have been completely consumed by the slope as you can see on the picture below where, in the white ...
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Garden wall pointing / capping advice needed

I’m hoping to get some advice on a project I’m planning. I bought a house last year that has a 2 foot retaining wall between the decking and the lawn. It’s a red brick wall and looks to be in pretty ...
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Advice on making acrylic drop seeder

I would like to make a DIY drop seeder like the one shown here. I am just very inexperienced with acrylic/plexiglass as a material. What thickness would you consider, looking at the video/image below?...
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What is the proper anatomy of a mulched sitting area in which nothing will grow?

I have done mulched gardens before and am familiar with the steps involved in that. Now I have a slightly different project. I want to dig out an area of my yard that will have a bench and two ...
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How to make stair with grasses [closed]

I found this picture online and wonder what material being used as the retaining wall for the grasses? It looks like a long piece of metal horizontally. But it could also be pressure treated lumber. ...
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How do I make 10 gauge concrete mesh flat for trellises in a garden?

I'm going to be using concrete mesh for a trellis for my plants in the garden this year, and was wondering how I should make them flat, and bend them? I'll also be making tomato cages out of it, so I ...
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Prevent Rodent incursion along a retaining wall

I live in a first generation suburb. The retaining wall behind me is starting to crack, but it is not mine to permanently fix. After I concrete over any cracks in the retaining wall, I would like to ...
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Is adding a paver patio or flower garden near a home foundation a bad idea?

More specifically, should I be concerned about creating drainage issues? We already have some leaks in our basement. I'd like to avoid creating additional problems.
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is there a solar passive water condenser (from humid air) design anywhere? [closed]

i've looked around and i found only two related designs: active electric water condenser. solar passive water still (that distill dirty water) not quite what i was looking for...

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