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    Backfilling a french drain behind a retaining wall

    Thanks lostinthelight - tried it today with a couple of 4 x 2 stacked on top of one another (didn't have a scaffold board handy) and it worked far better than my previous attempts. Still a bit of a scramble, but obviously it should get easier as the filling continues upwards and the angle decreases.
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    Backfilling a french drain behind a retaining wall

    Hello - I've just built a retaining wall in my sloping back garden which will be backfilled to create a level platform for a summerhouse, and am now installing a french drain along the back of the wall. The wall is about 1m high and the subsoil grades back from the footing of the inside of the...
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    Yes, another question about garden retaining walls....

    Hi Cian, Still on with the project, been held up due to an endless set of very cold nights. I think we've had frost nearly every morning here all this month, so I've been holding off doing any cement-based work till it gets a bit warmer. Just poured some footings today, but I think it's going to...
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    Yes, another question about garden retaining walls....

    Thanks 5steves, all ordered and underway from week after next.....
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    Yes, another question about garden retaining walls....

    Cheers Woody, I'll put some DPM on the shopping list....
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    Yes, another question about garden retaining walls....

    Sorry if this one has been asked elsewhere, but I haven't been able to find a clear answer. I'm building a garden retaining wall across a sloping plot, about 1m high, about 7m long, and with a 2m length return back into the slope. I'm planning to use concrete blocks laid on side with expanded...
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    Veritas R8Plus - disabling power cut chime

    Thanks Secureiam, I feared that might be the case. The power cuts are out of our control, it seems Northern Powergrid are having some problems over the last few months. I might get an upgrade priced up and then make a decision. Appreciate you taking the time to reply, thanks again, Mike.
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    Veritas R8Plus - disabling power cut chime

    I'm hoping someone can tell me a way to prevent the system chiming every 30 seconds (or maybe 60 seconds) every time we have a power cut. The alarm system is at my mother's house, and she no longer has the mental faculties required to reset the alarm (or use the telephone to ask me to go over to...
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