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Not Really Buried

So a "big" story on BBC news is about a buried Daimler found in Guernsey.

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Not exactly what I would call buried. More like someone covered it in a pile of rubble and called it a rockery.

Now my cousin digging in his flat garden hoping to plant potatoes stuck his fork in what he thought was a flat sheet of metal. After a lot of digging it turned out to be an old black Ford Popular. They always say potatoes need double digging. His went a bit deeper in the end.

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That made me smile, as just before we moved house my old Dad buried a metal bed frame in the back garden under about five inches of dirt!

Never heard anything about it afterwards as I remember. 

 

 

 

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Well, with all that rust, it's definitely british... Funny

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Nothing wrong with a bit of good old British rust Wink

 

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@Minivanman wrote:

...buried a metal bed frame in the back garden under about five inches of dirt!

 


A flower bed?  Cheesy

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@Minivanman wrote:

Nothing wrong with a bit of good old British rust Wink

 


 

Until the MOT tester puts his hand through it... Funny

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Of course back in the day a lot of heavy non combustible rubbish was hidden in the garden somehow.

Baths, sinks, engines, and paving slabs, usually ended up in "rockeries".

As for all the smaller broken hard core stuff that was where your lawn went.

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I had to fill in a "pond" (more like stagnant swamp oozing noxious gases) in the garden a few years back, it had ben lined with carpet and with all the dirt that soaked into it, I couldn't lift it out, so, er, I just folded it into the hole and buried it... Cool smiley

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I could never understand how folks could (and still do) just dump rubbish in their own back gardens or wherever. On more than a couple of houses bought I've finished up clearing up all sorts of........ stuff. 

Worst one belonged to an electrician and one who also used to collect old bottles so there was this horrible pile of broken glass, pottery, conduit and old switch gear/fuse boxes.

Talk about doing it on your own doorstep! 

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When laying a new concrete drive it was not uncommon for some folk to put old iron bedsteads or long peices of scrap iron down first, the theory being this would strengthen the drive.

I know metal rods are used in concrete buildings but not sure if the same theory applies to a concrete drive, no doubt someone on the forum with a background in building may know the answer.

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I could never understand how folks could (and still do) just dump rubbish in their own back gardens or wherever.

Answer : Because they are lazy (censored)

How hard is it to phone the council if for some reason you cannot take it to the local tip.

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One house I renovated I had quite a bit of scrap iron lengths taken from a steel framed patio I needed to take down and would you believe it, an old steel mesh bed frame. It was a dirt floor to start with and along with a load of rubble and some reinforcing mesh I put down those down. Concrete in and over the top followed by screed and voilà, one new floor. 

Now of course (but those days have gone) I'd use something like reinforcing fibres - just sprinkle into the mix and it works just as well apparently. My son used it on a place he renovated in France and swears by it.

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