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Old November 25, 2015   #16
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I was getting the Turkey brine ready today when I looked at the lines I had put in for the raised bed. It still looked wrong. I got my brother, son, and wife to look and they agreed. It turns out that my old line level is no longer accurate. I used a new line level, adjusted the string accordingly and ... It looks right now.

It actually feels good to know it was tool that was off and not all of us.
I bought two line levels from HD one of them is whacked.

Using the clear tubing with water in it is dead on accurate it is all I use now.

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Old November 25, 2015   #17
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I bought two line levels from HD one of them is whacked.

Using the clear tubing with water in it is dead on accurate it is all I use now.

Worth.
Back in the day when I was in the construction biz,those new fangled Lazer levels showed up and all the sub contractors started using them.I had always used a plumb-bob and water level and found some work of the Lazer level not to be true.If they are not calibrated(as it states in the product directions/maintenance/manuals)periodically they will go out of wack(dropping,jarring,lightbead lengths enlargement s etc.)I used to water level a snap line horizontally,and plumb bob a vertical line so when those Lazer levels came on the job they were tested by us.I sent a lot of those Lazer levels back to the shop.Even in multi story structures a true benchline and as a plumb bob we would transfer up a steel line hung at the top of structure(usually off of the stationary crane) with concrete blocks as a bottom weght.Gravity never lies.
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Old December 15, 2015   #18
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Started building it today. I got the basic structure up. It still needs 4x4 posts to tie it down and help straighten the 2x10s. Then the second coat of paint. Filling with soil and shredded oak leaves. And eventually before spring - put a picket fence looking front on it. Oh yeah, and I made it level. it would have looked awful out of level. The bricks under the low side are spaced to let flood water out when needed.
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Old December 15, 2015   #19
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Robert the raised beds look great. I hope you have a bountiful harvest.
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Old December 15, 2015   #20
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Fantastic looking.
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Old December 15, 2015   #21
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Thank you both
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Old December 16, 2015   #22
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Nice job Robert! Looks great
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Old December 16, 2015   #23
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Nicely done Salt. Looks fantastic.
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Old December 16, 2015   #24
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very nice. I can picture lots of green already.
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Old December 16, 2015   #25
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Looking good Robert, we're cabin bound here. A forecast of 2" snow became 12" yesterday and it's 15 degrees this morning.
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Beauteous !!
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Old December 16, 2015   #27
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Very attractive, Robert. That's going to be a lot of growing space!
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Thank you everyone. The back 3' area is for cherry tomatoes. It's strange to think I'll be starting seeds in a couple of weeks.
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Nice work salt
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Old December 25, 2015   #30
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I built this today, December 25, 2015. It is what the other raised bed started out to be in the first post on this thread. It's at the end of our house where our living room is with two windows looking out onto it (First picture). It's measures 15 x 12' overall. The two side beds are 5.5' wide and the back bed is 3' wide x 15' long. The keyhole path is 4' wide. It's sitting 31' from the other raised beds shown above.
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