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Any ideas how to move or hide this eyesore?


 
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Bambidub
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:13 am    Post subject: Any ideas how to move or hide this eyesore? Reply with quote

Hi I'm interested to know if I can successfully move this oil burner to a different location in the garden or if not, any ideas how I would hide it and make it safe around children? Thanks Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to see how this area relates to your whole garden from just this photo, but fencing off both the burner and the tank with a gate for access would give you a handy area in the middle for wheelie bins and other stuff you don't want to be looking at all the time. It could end up looking well-planned, rather than random as it does at present. Some planting /containers would then distract the eye and the whole thing could look OK.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed an unfortunate location for the boiler and a careless one without any future thought by the builders. Fencing would be the solution as Sive says with a bit of imagination you could make something of it. But it would take up a lot of your garden looking at the gap between the two items. First I would ask a plumber for a quote to move the burner to a more suitable location and if it is not exorbitant, follow that route. The tank, being in a corner, is fine, fence it off. If you really want to go all the way you can bury an oil tank underground and attach a pump to draw the oil to the burner. The tank you have is not suitable for burying. The important aspect about covering the burner to remember is that whatever you put on it will need to be removable for servicing purposes, it needs air to work efficiently and the fumes need to be able to exhaust without hindrance. Also parts of the burner will get quite hot so nothing burnable should be within say 200mm of the burner.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Sive's idea myself, fence it off and make an area for wheelie bins, etc., Your idea is good Tagwex but could turn out very expensive.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi thanks very much for your replies. The garden is not that big so for me to do as Sive has suggested would take a huge chunk of the garden away. I will price around to see how much it will cost to move. I wasn't sure if I could move it, but if it can be done I would rather do that. The garden is a work in progress. I've to lay lawn etc. but wanted to move the burner first.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gemini wrote:
Your idea is good Tagwex but could turn out very expensive.

I doubt very much if it would cost more than 150. No more than 2 or 3 hours work in it. Once moved it would open up the garden.
How is your lacy cabbage doing Gemini?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a photo of the whole garden Bambidub ? That would make things a lot clearere.
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