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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Damo: If it's not too late would you consider wrapping a DPC around those base timbers as the rainwater running down the sides wont be long about rotting it away.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
@ Damo: If it's not too late would you consider wrapping a DPC around those base timbers as the rainwater running down the sides wont be long about rotting it away.


Hmm. Just saw this post sorry. Way too late unfortunately but the timber is pressure treated, the guy who gave it to me said it would last for twenty years. Thoughts?

On the other hand I'm about to put down a raised bed made of untreated wood I bought. Does that need damp protection?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post no. 1000. Go me!

20 years my arse. 7 or 8 maybe.
Untreated 3 years tops.

What I meant about the dpc was to have it on top of the timber and wider so as the rainwater is deflected away from the wood. To wrap it up completely would not be good either as the wood couldn't breathe and hence will just rot.

With regard to raised beds, the best system I have seen are those concrete fence posts with slots on the side to take concrete gravel boards. A job for life.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've just spent the last day building my untreated raised bed so three years will have to do! I'm actually very proud, it's my first DIY wood project, if anyone shows the slightest interest I'll post a pic! Wink

The dpc would have been a good idea. The wood was free so seven years will do me as well. Thanks for the advice, I'll look into concrete for the next bed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Post no. 1000. Go me!


Oh, and congratulations!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why thank you kind sir.
Put up your photos as it gives us all an idea what is going on far better than the written word.
I will get a photo of the concrete raised bed during the week.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go Damo, a little later than promised. A raised bed for life.


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