Making concrete panels??

Pennine Ploughing

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Mixed Farmer
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North Cumbria
If you were making them on site, and lifting them from the mould straight to fixing point, would it be possible to rough cast them in the mould when wet, so outside is more pleasing on the eye of a shed next to a house
 

Forkdriver

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Livestock Farmer
The National Rivers Authority used to have a depot in Essex to make concrete flood defence blocks. It kept a few people occupied when they had nothing else on but a review showed it was cheaper to buy them in.
 

Hampton

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Location
Shropshire
The National Rivers Authority used to have a depot in Essex to make concrete flood defence blocks. It kept a few people occupied when they had nothing else on but a review showed it was cheaper to buy them in.
Yes, trouble is a review also showed that it would be better to get rid of the National rivers authority and replace it with the EA. That went well!
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
where/howmuch do you buy yr concrete gateposts now or is it steel you use nowadys ?
tend to use telegraph poles, we can buy them, and straining posts, cheaper than anything else, steel posts, bought a job lot cheap, and do occasionally weld up some very heavy duty ones, for the yard.
The worst bit about concrete ones, if you hit them, wood and steel, bit more resilient.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
concre
tend to use telegraph poles, we can buy them, and straining posts, cheaper than anything else, steel posts, bought a job lot cheap, and do occasionally weld up some very heavy duty ones, for the yard.
The worst bit about concrete ones, if you hit them, wood and steel, bit more resilient.
concrete has relatively jigger all tensile strength its the steel in it that has that, calling concrete reinforced is wrong way around ir, should be called concrete clad steel . concrete just protects the steel from the elements and holds it all in place and is cheaper than steel for a mass or area coverage.

only one way to have a gate swinging reliably for years and yrs and that is welded hangings on a steel post galv. or painted with tar / bitumastic paint every few years (applied in in summer.)

i cant abide dragging in the ground gates droopy or twisting hinges , poor latching . and i wont tolerate people who fit them as ive had to sort out too many over the years even some ive done myself . Lol.:oops:
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
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concrete has relatively jigger all tensile strength its the steel in it that has that, calling concrete reinforced is wrong way around ir, should be called concrete clad steel . concrete just protects the steel from the elements and holds it all in place and is cheaper than steel for a mass or area coverage.

only one way to have a gate swinging reliably for years and yrs and that is welded hangings on a steel post galv. or painted with tar / bitumastic paint every few years (applied in in summer.)

i cant abide dragging in the ground gates droopy or twisting hinges , poor latching . and i wont tolerate people who fit them as ive had to sort out too many over the years even some ive done myself . Lol.:oops:
gateways can take some stick, once saw a chap take out hanging and falling post, going through a gate, 40 yrs on, still can't see how he managed it, but he did.
field concrete posts, are fine, until somebody hits them, and then its a new post, much prefer wooden posts away from the buildings, more flexible for adjustments.
love proper gates, but, every autumn we pinch field gates, for calf pens, and never seem to go back in the same place, so never quite right.
A lot of our 'internal' gate ways, are now electric spring coils, great, very little trouble. We only have 6 road/field gates.
 

Triangle

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dorset
Yess have made own pannles with leftover concrete from other jobs havent cracked one yet aquward sizes ect but if we have a shead to do dont bother but them right
 
Yes, trouble is a review also showed that it would be better to get rid of the National rivers authority and replace it with the EA. That went well!

Can you imagine the EA making their own concrete products today. Holy £*$%& in a handbasket. 17 of them would be in A and E within minutes with concrete burns on their hands and feet from mixing it by hand whilst not wearing gloves and walking around in it in their sandals.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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