The Official Man Cave Thread

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  1. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    By the time it's completely dug out. I'll have approx 50 rubble sacks of earth to dispose of. I'm thinking of making a pair of "The Great Escape" trousers.
    Then standing around on neighbours gardens whilst I engage them in conversation & deposit the unwanted soil etc :cool:

    B#llocks to trying to dispose of or move 100 times as much for an inspection pit! o_O
     
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  2. MadMrB

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    You could keep going an have an El Chapo style escape tunnel...

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  3. Dozers Dad

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    Only if you're handy with a spade & free for the next 6 months MrB?
    By this time tomorrow, I reckon I'll have had my fill of digging holes mate! :kissing:
    I was never a fan & today has done nothing to change that! :confused:
     
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  4. joe mc donald

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    Dozers Dad.
    Swore I saw an Aussie flag there.
    Regards
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  5. Dozers Dad

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    I had a chat with @Ron Ashurst last night Joe.
    He said I might find a Viking skull, Roman gold or an unexploded WW2 bomb? Sadly no gold but thankfully no bombs either mate :)

    That original floor has been down for 35yrs. Even though it's ridiculously thin on one edge. It's been fine for everything that was parked on it. But it was wholly unsuitable for what I now require it to support.
     
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  6. joe mc donald

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    Will be happier now.
    Regards
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  7. Notso

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    Did I miss the bit where Dozers Dad said why he is digging a hole in his garage floor?!o_O just checked my post history to make sure I haven't offended him, think I am safe!
     
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  8. Dozers Dad

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    Could you remind me of the length of your torso & legs please mate?

    I'd be happy to wait & see what needs to be cut down on the day. But my mate Fred West is a real stickler for detail.
    He's brilliant with concrete though :cool: :p
     
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  9. Notso

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    Well, in between hiding from Dozers Dad I have been knocking up this tool board out of a leftover piece of skirting and MDF, couldn't resist getting a pic of a bike on it! With only a little shed I need to be organised, put it up this morning and started loading it up;

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  10. Dozers Dad

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    Just in case any of you lot didn't get your yearly fix of hole photos yesterday?..
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    As holes go, I've seen better. But I've also seen a lot worse.
    Before anyone starts to suffer from hole envy. I won't post anymore photos until it's full of concrete. And therefore no longer a hole.

    If reading that took you 15 secs & looking at the photo took 5 secs? That's 20 secs of your life you will never get back! :cool: :p

    BTW... Fred is still insisting on knowing your vital statistics @Notso :neutral:
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    That's a great hole. You should be proud of it. Personally I think I would have done the lot as it still looks a little thin in places. Also are you going to put a time capsule in there for posterity. Perhaps something like one of every present bank not and coin. Perhaps a gold chain.
    Regards
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  12. Dozers Dad

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    #172 Dozers Dad, Nov 3, 2019
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    Cheers Joe,
    As you're an Irishman, your opinion on my hole means a lot Sir! (Oi, no sniggering at the back boys!)
    The average Irishman knows a thing or two about what constitutes a good quality hole! :blush:

    As for doing the "lot" the concrete block that will inhabit that hole. Will weigh approx 1.6-1.8tons Joe. I appreciate there's nothing in the photo to give you any idea of scale. But the base of the lift post on that side will only occupy less than 1/6th of the surface area mate.
     
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  13. joe mc donald

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    Sure does look like an Irish mans type hole. But I am still confused these days. Long time ago my employer gave me two shovels and said joe take your pick. I looked at him very strangely and thought the ejit doesn't have a clue there's no bloody pick there. I am still thinking about it.
    Regards
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  14. MrOrange

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    Should have said mate, I'm a dab hand at digging holes :cool:


    ;)
     
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  15. Dozers Dad

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    So I heard MrO.
    Aren't yours normally dug on moon-less nights & in remote moorland locations?
    It would have a real treat for you to dig in a nice warm garage with the lights on :)

    I did hear that you're going soft in your old age though. Rumour has is that after your daughters boyfriend crashed into your car. You buried him alive but with an air pipe to the surface. And you only left him there for 2 weeks before digging him up? :cool: :p
     
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  16. Cyborgbot

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    Surely you mean the ‘other’ Ron?!? I thought he had the potential son-in-law problems...
     
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  17. Sandi T.

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    I vote for Joe's time capsule idea, DD! :)
     
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  18. Dozers Dad

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    I vote for you popping round to move 50 x 25kg bags of soil/rubble. Then mixing up 20-25 cement mixer loads of concrete.
    If you do that, I'll throw some rubbish in the bottom of the hole in an old thermos flask :grinning:
     
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  19. Sandi T.

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    I contritely withdraw my silly vote, DD. :pensive:
     
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  20. Dozers Dad

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    Think of it is as a cardiovascular workout with no gym membership fees. I'll even make you a cuppa between moving the bags & mixing the concrete.
    If you do a good job? I might even include a couple of biscuits at halftime? :)

    We could put your broken fingernails in Joes silly time capsule? :cool:
     
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