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PostSubject: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Is it just me or are these things made heavier than they were 30 years ago? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 2:02 pm

possibly colin, i know they are sharper on the edges and corners, which cut your hands and make it harder to lay them ....heavy work the 3 x 2 `s colin especially on your own Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 2:09 pm

Doubt it mate Shocked … cheaper and nastier most likely lol Very Happy
maybe like me I tend to feel my age creeping up lol. Embarassed Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 3:22 pm

Will have to ask my son would not dream of going near one, were too heavy 60 years ago.


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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 4:54 pm

lol! I remember the council replacing them in our street for tarmac a few year ago now and me and the old man moonlighting a few for the garden lol! damn heavy then and damn heavy now pirat pirat
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 5:15 pm

No, I can confirm it's definitely an age thing. These weight just over 10st.
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 10:56 am

knew they were heavy colin, but not that heavy ...........My neigbour took some off his pickup a few weeks ago, some second hand ones he had given 3 x 2`s, he slid them off and carried them waist height on his own .

hes nearly 70 years old ...... affraid affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 11:47 am

He's doing ok there David! Fit lad.
I struggled to carry one under each arm yesterday Laughing Laughing Laughing

Of course now the sthil saw won't start. Time for a bacon roll.......
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 1:29 pm

clean yer plug, and put fresh petrol in colin .......... Razz Razz cheers lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 7:54 pm

The imperial 3x2 slabs where heavier than the metric ones today, plus the imperial ones where 2" thick not 35mm thick like today's ones

So no the old style was much heavier than the ones used today

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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 7:18 am

Definitely age yes haha
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 am

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Definitely age yes haha


youll be too old to scrape out and carry your basket soon ray ...........your knocking on a bit now Razz Razz lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 3' X 2' flagstones   3' X 2' flagstones EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 pm

A good pigeon fancier named Ernie did that job for the council straight after school and the war. He moved them around like playing cards - obviously got the use right. He says they get lighter and flimsier all the time after the mid 80's. A mate has a 'Reclaim' business. Old ones are sought after... not interested in the later ones.
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