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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Craig, please do a thread about your build, would love to check it out.
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    While I had the chance, decided to fill the gaps between the lintols where the oven will be.
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    No builders holliday this side Plunger, we'll start this afternoon with the sand dome, concrete layers will be done and finished tomorrow.

    I have seen vermiculite used but it is expensive. The...
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    Re: Landscapes and things

    It seems a lovely place to explore Etienne. I have found immediately after lots of rain that the light has a clarity to it which makes a photo really "pop" as they say.

    Some advice if you don't...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    I had planned to cook in it tomorrow so yes, it would have been nice to use it a bit. Ah well.

    We'll just statafresh, as the local Zulu slang goes.
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    Re: "Crawl Mode" when stuck in sand

    Buy him a shovel for krismis. Moving hot sand by manual means quickly changes one's opinion of deflating..
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    Re: "Crawl Mode" when stuck in sand

    Reminds me of the Port Durnford ramp ( near Mtunzini) during the time we still drove on the beach. It was one of those "spils" beach exits as my dad used to call them and after many attempts by a...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Last night's swearing was due to one of the cross poles that broke when we were lifting the oven onto the table. It fell and took a hard knock and tonight when I wanted to lift it a tad to place the...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    As I suspected it might happen- my levels are not so lekker on the dome's base- I knew that the structure will probably have to be sealed with some more cement.

    Which will be done tomorrow eve....
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Karlien's Oven was vloeked into place, with help from the nefie. As it was constructed on sand in the garden and having had scary amounts of rain the last few days, there is quite a bit of moisture...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    I was concerned that the oven is going to be heavy, but being a Fris Kris I thought me and my Fris Kris junior will manage but it is just too heavy for us two. So I have asked The Blonde's nephew to...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    With some respite from ths rain, we had a chance to pack the table.
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Lovely paint job on that Paj ;D
  14. Thread: Poncho

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    Re: Poncho

    I have a few of those in the back door of the Pajero, came in handy last year at our wedding when it started raining on the beach. Won't want to wear them permanently though.
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    Re: Poncho

    Thanks Raider, overkill for my needs it is. It is very humid here and I battle with my normal raincoats when I have to wear them so just looking for something to drape over the shoulders under my hat.
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    Re: Poncho

    I was going to go to Sad Sacks ( have never been there) but calling them this morning the lady told me they have nothing in stock.



    I tried Johnsons they make rain suits only. Outdoor Warehouse...
  17. Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    https://www.leisurewheels.co.za/roadtests-vehicle-guide/off-road-test-brv-s89-m3-sport/

    Tested by Leisurewheels in July.
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    Re: Poncho

    ;D
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    Re: Poncho

    The TWK here doesn't know what a poncho is, the other Farmer's Co Op doesn't stock them, made some calls yesterday.
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    Re: Poncho

    There is an idea, as I might get to Debben soon I must go have a look at the military surplus store there.
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    Re: Poncho

    You have a well sorted bag of tricks Estee:)
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    Poncho

    If you own and use a poncho as a rain jacket, which one do you use?
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    Re: Defender rebuild recommendations?

    Ricky Sparks in Empangeni I would start with and talk to for advice, from what I hear he is the local Landy Ninja. I will ask around about trustworthy panelbeaters and let you know.
  24. Re: Mtunzini/Richards Bay 4x4 route/trial

    Fosho.
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    Piet, I got my places wrong - we were at Nyala Game Ranch around the corner on their track and not on the track you describe.

    I got married to my first wife at Mfuli Game Ranch by the way, it used...
  26. Re: Mtunzini/Richards Bay 4x4 route/trial

    Nope, it died long ago as far as I'm aware.

    I almost drowned my Lada Niva on that track, wish I actually did as I would have been rid of it earlier.
  27. Re: Mtunzini/Richards Bay 4x4 route/trial

    Mtunzini beach unfortunately can't be accessed, unless towing a boat. Richards Bay has some spots in the harbour that has a small bit of sand to drive but nothing hectic. The mining area ( where...
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    Re: How Many KM's has your 3.2 DID done?

    Had to put the cars to bed and remembered this thread. Triton on 310K, Gen4 Paj on 295K.
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    Re: Gen4 break help needed

    Maybe someone knows, I don't unfortunately.
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    Re: Gen4 break help needed

    Perhaps you are looking for answers to questions that don't exist? If all seems normal and the car stops as it should I wouldn't worry too much. In any case, the ABS system should know if it doesn't...
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    Re: Gen4 break help needed

    Does the car brake as per normal when in use in the road?
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    Re: When you really miss camping

    Thank you all again for the well wishes and kind words, it is appreciated more than can be imagined.
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    ;D
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Now to cure a day or two.
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    After much consideration as to where Karlien's oven will stand, the base was packed and my laaitie, under guidance did the mortar mix and placed the lintols.
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