I've got a flower bed which is edged with logs similar to those shown here
The logs are held together with two strands thick, stiff wire which are
beginning to rust through, causing the whole thing to fall apart. The wires
are attached to the backs of the logs with small 'U' shaped nails. They
are not hammered into the earth but laid on patio slabs.
Does anybody know where I can get similar wire to repair these logs or
maybe someone could suggest an alternative method of attaching them to each
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The wood will rot in time, believe me I know.
I have nothing but tat type of lawn edging for many years, and after
about 8/9 years there was serious signs of wood rot on some of the
edgings. I ended up pulling everyone out and replacing with something
else, not wood tho'.
On Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:22:23 -0700 (PDT), fred wrote:
I see where you are coming from but is strimmer line UV stable? I
certainly don't see/find bits of strimmer line around the garden,
even along the bases of drystone walls which strimming against
consumes considerably more line than pure vegitation.
Decnt quality galvanised fence wire should last a very long time, I'm
not convinced you'll get decent quality from a DIY shed though. Farm
supplies or commercial fencing place would be a better bet.
Try and get some scrap 4mm or 6mm red and black electricity cable. This
is multi-stranded and being copper it will last ages and also prevent
algae and wood-rot fungus eating away at the logs.
Or if money is no object, buy some new brown/blue equivalent.
Strip off the insulation with a stanley knife, carefully.
Usually a choice of high tensile or standard. Your fence may rely on
some rigidity obtained from stiff wire.
Farm supplies tend to come in 25kg coils. 10swg 3.15m this is 405m! Wait
until rain stops harvesting and then tap on the door of the nearest farm
keeping livestock and beg a few metres.
Or a firm doing fencing off the railway, I dispose of hundreds of kg
super 70 off cuts, the scrap metal merchants hate it as it winds
around the rotors of the pulveriser.
It's 3.55 mm, has a green tinge over the galvanising and a pig to work
26m Coil 4.00/3.00mm Green PVC Coated L/Wire Galvanized Core
half way down page
well i will let the OP decide on that as
the wire is fitted to the inside earth side so it will not be seen and it IS
galvanized the pvc just adds an extra layer of protection when fixing with
galvanized staples and IMHO 1.6mm is not thick enough
and you as always are talking bollocks
On Sunday, August 3, 2014 12:36:24 AM UTC+1, Mark wrote:
not thick enough for what? Its flower bed edging.
There are 2 ways this stuff is put together. If the wire alternates round both sides of the wood, anything above 1.6 will only make life hard for the OP. If it only runs along the back, thicker is fine.
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