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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    If you'd gone to lectures those days, you would be more scientifically minded today!::);D

    This is also architecture and engineering:) -just not done in a modern,urbanised way!8-)
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    Ahh! the mis-spent days of some of the youth!:p

    Sounds a bit like you were lost and confused and wandering and pondering?:-X....you should'a rather gone to your lectures, boet!;D

    Seriously,...
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    But you said before you could, Prof!-?::);D
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    Designed by an architect friend -I helped build it a few years ago.

    It did cost somewhere 400-500k I think, all in -including septic tank, all fittings, etc.

    This is Phase 1 of a larger house...
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    "@PatrikL
    Iíll build that for R100 000
    Rules & codes kills the cost "
    -Prof. 2021;D

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/342111-Smart-wooden-cabin-what-would-you-pay?highlight=
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    Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Maybe careful application of heat/steam?

    -or a fine chisel, and a spot of nail varnish!>:D;D

    Good luck!8-)
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    Re: Alternative cooking methods

    Done it!8-) Mazda Manifold Meatloaf!;D

    Me and my dogs enjoyed the hot padkos dinner:p-at our service station overnight rest stop.

    On a non-stop ( few hours sleep at petrol station parking)...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Loud clanking soumd when car moves

    Not something as simple as a loose brake caliper/ plate cover on underbody????

    Wheelnut story sounds -nuts!::)

    Good luck!
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    Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    Friend of a friend with a roots problem in drains was told, by a drains inspection co. guy, to gooi a 5l poolacid down the drain, wait a few minutes, follow with a 100l bucket or two of water to fill...
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    Sticky: Re: DANGER! energy absorbed on snatching!

    A reminder that any towing/snatching can be very dangerous.:o



    Hope this guy recovers well and gets to cast a fishing line again.8-)
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    Yachties! Welcome to SA!

    Well done to the 3 sailors who pursued this 8-) Smooth sailing!


    Excellent initiative, and although a small industry, combined with CT's latest economic drive for the development of the...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    You'll be wanting to watch this , then.8-)

    Frances McDormand is a fantastic actress, and should bring a really genuine interpretation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomadland_(film)

    Just won...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Mazda Drifter 2.5TD (WL) Engine Rebuild?

    Hi there, not too sure if this is right way but I'm trying to obtain a workshop manual for 2.5 diesel 4x4 Mazda, I've tried looking on the forum but don't seam to be looking in right area, perhaps...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Some footage from students on the day of the fire -will open some eyes to the actual scene and conditions

    Looks like they tried to do what they could -probably saved some bits at least.8-)

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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    We pay for CoCT civil structures cleanup/repair via our taxes/rates- directly or indirectly -perhaps CoCT insure against this?

    -Public Works , I understand, 'self-insure' all national public...
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    All I can suggest is to look up your ward councilor's details , call him/her with your ref. # received from the reporting call centre,

    ..... and 'encourage' >:Daction by reminding them that you...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-04-20-calculating-the-losses-of-cape-towns-three-days-of-hell/

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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    - some focus will be brought to SANPARKS through this fire
    -good thing too, by the sounds of it
    -almost getting the feeling that SANPARKS ( read 'ANC deployees therin') is 'sabotaging' tourism in...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Excellent idea!

    They could move the bored shark-spotters::) who seem to have no customers these days!>:D

    Certainly looked like an uncontrollable situation on Sunday -I watched it progress from...
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    Here's what someone had to do to get plans passed a while back!::);D

    I believe they don't like campers, and sorted him out in a few hours!8-)
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    They are all long, frustrating and complicated stories::)

    I went through this a few years ago -

    when I had no luck after dozens of calls/visits to CoCT over about a year, I finally called the...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Rust

    Exactly like someone else told me -small rust spots appeared at rim of windscreen glass- dealers blamed stone chips -not a single other 'stonechip' anywhere else to be found on front -sounds like...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Hmmm ... yes,::) ...if you're REALLY grasping for a silver lining!>:D

    Sadly lots of wildlife suffering death and horrific injury.:(
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Not sure if the helicopters have been grounded now

    -visibility at fire area looks like 0% from this vantage point

    -not hearing them as before- or fire has moved considerably South-?
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    This fire is proving devastating!:o

    Sadly Mostert's Mill has burnt down -built 1796
    -residential areas nearby being evacuated now, several houses burnt

    - impossible to see anything at all...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Very bad indeed !:o

    Wind is picking up, three buildings on fire at UCT -

    Fire Department gratefully accepting donations of bottled water, Energade type drinks( not fizzy drinks)snack/health...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    UCT middle campus trees burning:o -and some buildings , by reports.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    I understand from local social media reports that UCT is evacuating.

    Please tell any staff you may know who have interests there
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Pic from earlier article, and from about an hour ago, and normal view from our walk!


    https://www.capetownetc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/0-1024x768.jpg
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    Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Big fire in heavily wooded areas from Groote Schuur all the way across to Newlands Forset and around UCT:o

    Rhodes Memorial restaurant exploded and burnt down -hope this does not get into UCT

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    Re: Leg Of Lamb On An Open Braai

    I did also braai the bone seperately once deboned -the marrow is delicious:p, and it might even be worth a try to incorporate it in the final baste next time.

    Otherwise -give a dog a bone!;D
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    Re: Leg Of Lamb On An Open Braai

    Are you allowed tin foil, though?::) -on your tyre-rim fire of pallet wood?

    That's like a Parkie's Weber, inn'it?>:D

    Also great for protective hats when out in the bush with all the Starlinks...
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    Re: Leg Of Lamb On An Open Braai

    I've not tried this, but I'm sure a Weberati star braaier >:D could do it? -but probably only very slowly::), and with thermometer aid????
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    Re: Leg Of Lamb On An Open Braai

    Did this just the other day- fantastic!

    Debone leg and slit thicker thigh to fold open -ensure approximately even thickness.

    Make up generous marinade of olive oil, pepper, origanum, thyme,...
  35. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    If it has a deksel, think you may be onto something .....>:D;D

    https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Boca-Chica-Starhopper-progress-032819-NASASpaceflight-bocachicagal-1-c.jpg
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