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    Mysteriously a used wheelbarrow with spare wheel was left in our garden outside our back garden gate last night. A gift? Dumped?
    It's saleable.

    We already have a good one.

    Planted winter flowering pansies along the main road this sunny morning for the local community to enjoy this coming season.

    Hardly any rain for a fortnight here, so I, an aquarius, did the job. Gallon by gallon for hundreds of yards!

    A wheelbarrow easily fits four full watering cans and at least five gallons loose. We are talking hundreds of metres! Guerilla gardening knocks the laziness outta ya. Who needs a gym?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    Mysteriously a used wheelbarrow with spare wheel was left in our garden outside our back garden gate last night. A gift? Dumped?
    It's saleable.

    We already have a good one.

    Planted winter flowering pansies along the main road this sunny morning for the local community to enjoy this coming season.

    Hardly any rain for a fortnight here, so I, an anquarius, did the job. Gallon by gallon for hundreds of yards!

    A wheelbarrow easily fits four full watering cans and at least five gallons loose. We are talking hundreds of metres! Guerilla gardening knocks the laziness outta ya. Who needs a gym?
    Excellent! I remember a wedding celebration many years back that a guest got well and truly pissed and lost his way ,he was found by local youths who placed him in a wheel barrow and knocked on every door asking??? " missus do you own him"? poor chap was never let live it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richie268 View Post
    Excellent! I remember a wedding celebration many years back that a guest got well and truly pissed and lost his way ,he was found by local youths who placed him in a wheel barrow and knocked on every door asking??? " missus do you own him"? poor chap was never let live it down.
    Thanks richie268,

    Wheelbarrows are very useful for gathering fallen leaves, they can be compressed and then used as a mulch to cover compost heaps, and smother weeds. We get about 20 barrow loads every year before the county council truck sucks them up.

    Derry Jim a selftaught bricklayer I knew in the Salford UK 1974 could move sixthy bricks in a wheelbarrow.... yes all at once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    Mysteriously a used wheelbarrow with spare wheel was left in our garden outside our back garden gate last night. A gift? Guerilla gardening knocks the laziness outta ya. Who needs a gym?
    Its not a gift, think of it as a motivational tool I expect you to keep Glasnevin free from the deluge of leaves that are about to fall and clog the drains.
    Mammy, get the hammer there's a fly on daddy's head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furze View Post
    Its not a gift, think of it as a motivational tool I expect you to keep Glasnevin free from the deluge of leaves that are about to fall and clog the drains.

    Furze.
    Don't for one minute think I couldn't clear Glasnevin of a few leaves. For a self motivated ex Hod Carrier, it would be dead easy!

    Will you supply the tea, Bacon and egg sammies? Then the Guinness at the end of the short day when I finish the job?

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    God - you got a free barrow, time on your hands, experience of physical hardship,don't have to run (and pay) like an idiot on Ben Dunnes threadmill. Think of the Glassy auld ones you could chat up recanting days of yore but no you want to be breakfeast roll man, adjust the trousers now and again and slurp on the Devil's brew at days end.
    Ahh - God be with the days! as an Aer Lingus carpainter in NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    Mysteriously a used wheelbarrow with spare wheel was left in our garden outside our back garden gate last night. A gift? Dumped?
    It's saleable.

    We already have a good one.

    Planted winter flowering pansies along the main road this sunny morning for the local community to enjoy this coming season.

    Hardly any rain for a fortnight here, so I, an aquarius, did the job. Gallon by gallon for hundreds of yards!

    A wheelbarrow easily fits four full watering cans and at least five gallons loose. We are talking hundreds of metres! Guerilla gardening knocks the laziness outta ya. Who needs a gym?
    Well, if it's salable, it's usable, so it was a gift.

    Though if you don't want it, send it here. My barrow got busted.
    On second thoughts, keep it as a spare. I made up a twin wheeled barrow with some timber, ply and some old mountain bike wheels. Much easier to move on rough ground. And I can hook it up to my bike as a trailer.
    It's better balanced than any ready-made barrow I've used, about 4-5lbs weight at the handles, loaded or empty.

    Cost me about 2 for bolts, the rest was scavanged or I had it laying around. A saw, drill, screwdriver, spanner/wrench, some glue and paint. Bingo, a wheelbarrow.
    The enemy of my enemy is the enemy of my enemy. EU Army coming to be, the feckin' conspiracy nuts on Lisbon were right on this one.

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    Furze. I'm only 32 inch waist..working for 30.

    myksav, Counter weights sound good.. thanks.
    A spare wheelbarrow at my age would be optimism gone mad.
    But! May I announce the doubledecker leaf gathering wheelbarrow has arrived.
    No dashing off to the Dragons Den now!

    Men accustomed to wheeling Blocks, bricks, bags of cement, and wet concrete (often up planks) know their wheelbarrow. We worked them to rust.

    Height Extensions for wheelbarrows are long overdue... go make yourselves a business. I'll be watching out in Woodies.

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    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelbarrow"]Wheelbarrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:2008-07-15_Construction_wheelbarrow_at_Duke.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/2008-07-15_Construction_wheelbarrow_at_Duke.jpg/220px-2008-07-15_Construction_wheelbarrow_at_Duke.jpg"@@AMEPARAM @@commons/thumb/1/1f/2008-07-15_Construction_wheelbarrow_at_Duke.jpg/220px-2008-07-15_Construction_wheelbarrow_at_Duke.jpg[/ame] has quite an interesting history.

    Modern wheelbarrows need no pushing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    Furze. I'm only 32 inch waist..working for 30.

    myksav, Counter weights sound good.. thanks.
    A spare wheelbarrow at my age would be optimism gone mad.
    But! May I announce the doubledecker leaf gathering wheelbarrow has arrived.
    No dashing off to the Dragons Den now!

    Men accustomed to wheeling Blocks, bricks, bags of cement, and wet concrete (often up planks) know their wheelbarrow. We worked them to rust.

    Height Extensions for wheelbarrows are long overdue... go make yourselves a business. I'll be watching out in Woodies.
    There's no counter-weights involved, I just made it balanced so the weight at the grips is about 4lbs. Counter-weights are just extra weight you have to push, all the time.

    If I got a hsuky or two, I could use it as a dog-cart.
    The enemy of my enemy is the enemy of my enemy. EU Army coming to be, the feckin' conspiracy nuts on Lisbon were right on this one.

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