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  1. Jimmac

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    I've got a few of those old books in the shed. jim
     
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    I made a concrete curb around my flower bed, I forgot to put break joints, but I read Itl still crack in a few places and be done.

    it took like 6 hours by hand, went through 12 bags of concrete 60lb ones. It isn’t perfect but I think it looks good enough for me. I was so tired of mulch etc flying out.

    did this by hand with a little stamp sand castle looking thing lol. I burnt my hands up, ate my skin: didn’t know concrete was acidic, the gloves I used and mixing my hand I was in so much pain. They are healing now

    also got a little soaper thing for my Ryobi tool.
     

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    That curbing is very popular in Florida.
     
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    I know it isn't the most pleasing aesthetic thing, but I dont think it looks bad, I can always remove it, was just a ball breaker to install. I think the added height will be awesome for keeping all my rubber mulch in place. before it would blow everywhere, and in heat, it would expand out, and be out over sidewalk, and shrink in winter and pull the stakes out. I previously had this. , it was awful in use for me, didn't work well.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vigoro-Heavy-Duty-100-ft-No-Dig-Edging-3101-100HD/302766758
     
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    Yes, curing (wet) concrete is alkaline and burns skin... Heavy rubber gloves are your friends if you have touch it.
    Tough lesson to learn. :(

    What you did with the curb looks nice! :D

    The "No-Dig" edging is a bit cheaper and easier to install but it just doesn't work as well or look as nice as the commercial grade stuff professional landscapers use.

    For edging... Use the really heavy stuff, dig it in with a flat nose shovel and spike it in place.
    I had great luck with it at my previous house. It never had to be touched in the 10 years I lived there.
    It's tough enough that line trimmers won't hurt it.

    This is the stuff I used.
    Vigoro Heavy-Duty 50 ft. Landscape Edging-1009-50HD - The Home Depot
    Valley View Industries Royal Diamond 60 ft. x 1 in. Black Plastic Lawn Edging Coiled and Pack in a Half Box-RD-60H - The Home Depot
     
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    Still hard to find around here. 6 boxes of .22Lr

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    Picked up a 2005 vette for the 70000 mile LS2. I'm planning on putting it in the 79 ws6 trans am. 20210609_090124.jpg 20210609_090115.jpg 20210609_090106.jpg 20210609_090057.jpg 20210609_090046.jpg 20210608_191613.jpg 20210608_191522.jpg 20210608_191518.jpg 20210522_142306.jpg 20210522_142239.jpg
     
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    Nice job on the curb! Looks great and professionally done. Yeah, as you learned rubber gloves are a given when working with cement. IIRC it’s actually alkaline not acidic but still causes the same thing to your hand just high pH not low.
     
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    I think the windows were down for a while.
    It runs and drives. All Guages work. Has 40 psi oil pressure.
     

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