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Installing Ivy On A Building – Steps 3 through 7

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Step 3:  Once the matured ivy mat is at or near the site, roll the mat out (green side down) onto the adjacent paving. Measure and trim to match the height and width of the face of the building. You can do this with a wooden yardstick and some Fiskar scissors.

Step 4:  Measure and mark all door and window openings with chalk on the inside (brown) face of the mat and cut the openings as in Step 3. Make sure that the bottom of the mat is properly anchored with either surface or embedded arbor synchs, and give the mat a light spray of potable water.

Step 5:  Mask all doors, windows and openings, including vents (on the outside of the building, not the inside as shown). Connect the high-pressure hose to the gallon drums of water and Elmer’s that you mixed and prepared in Step 2. Spray it liberally over the face of the building, from the top down. Wait 10 minutes or so for the mixture to set, then roll the mat up the face of the building and tack it on. (Note that the mat is somewhat elastic, so you can stretch it to meet the corners and edges of the  sills, jambs and headers where you need to.)

Step 6:  Once the mat is in place and anchored, trim the openings as in Step 3, and provide a light mist of potable water for 24 hours minimum. Remove the masking.

Step 7: After eight weeks it’s safe to remove the scaffolding.

[Found here.]

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The Incredible FungiMan Releases Spores While Eating Your Lunch

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


[Found here.]

What Quotas?

Monday, 13 January 2014

Revenuer's Quota Met

Next question: What’s with the brown snow?

[Found here.]

Cthulu Lighthouse

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Cthulu Lighthouse

Somewhere on Lake Michigan, there be rime.

[Found here.]

Halloween Sunset

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Sunset Eclipse

Hey, kids. Don’t want to spook you, but something’s going down tonight…

[Found in here. Related posts here.]

Giant Florida Sea Sucker

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sea Sucker

Proof of Apologetic Gargle Warping. It’s a watersuck, and I’m truly sorry. I promise I won’t do it again. [Found here.]

Zen Roadtrip

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Roadtrip Uncut

That’s not a spliced photo.

[Found here, no source given.]

Update: Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Source – Getty Images.

Waterfowl Lake Canada

Hover Like Nobody’s Watching

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


[Found in here.]

Coldest Gas Station In The World

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Coldest Gas Station In The World

[Found here.]

Slow Commute 1978

Monday, 11 February 2013

Slow Commute 1978 MA

1978 blizzard, south of Boston, Massachusetts.

The February blizzard was the second one to hit that year, the first being The Great Blizzard of January. I remember that one – whiteout and windchill of -60F. Assuming your car could even start there was nowhere to drive, and my 5 minute walk to get bread and bologna was brutal.

[Found in here.]


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