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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 17:07 
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Well, the decomposing bodies underneath are clearly rotting.


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The unidentified nasty is probably the old glue or something nice and organic they used to stick the carpet down with.

The smell when we peeled our wallpaper in the living room was vile. Like rotten fish.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 17:13 
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May be of interest:

http://www.npower.com/web/diyloftinsulation/index.htm

Insulation £3 per roll, delivered, with a free power monitor thing to sweeten the deal.

Does make a big difference if you don't have much right now. Worth doing even if you're renting, I reckon.


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Don't reckon my neighboiurs would be too happy if I filled their flat with insulation (I want a house :()

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I'm most proud of changing the starter motor on the Ka, and replacing the filler-upper on the toilet.

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I just inspected the worktops we've had delivered only to discover a massive scratch on one of them. >:( Just as I was getting ready to phone the woodworkers for a whinge I realised that, as luck would have it, it is right where I'll be cutting out for the sink. :)


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replacing the filler-upper on the toilet.

I hope Mrs Z doesn't replace me, it's what I do best.

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I just inspected the worktops we've had delivered only to discover a massive scratch on one of them. >:( Just as I was getting ready to phone the woodworkers for a whinge I realised that, as luck would have it, it is right where I'll be cutting out for the sink. :)

Lucky, should phone them anyway and get some knocked off.

Not much more to do then eh if the tops are going on?

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And we're done:
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Fucking knackered now.


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Excellent job.

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See you tonight. What are you cooking?

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Gin and tonic.


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Great stuff.


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Looks really good! Makes me wish I had done a proper job on my kitchen now. :facepalm:


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Well if it helps by the third week I was wishing I'd decided to just make a gash job of it instead. It's satisfying now, though especially after the shithole of kitchen we put up with for the last eight years. Also it turns out that dishwashers are made of win.


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That looks brilliant, Mark.

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Thanks, man. It's been a lot of hard work but yeah, well pleased with how it's turned out. :)


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markg wrote:
Well if it helps by the third week I was wishing I'd decided to just make a gash job of it instead. It's satisfying now, though especially after the shithole of kitchen we put up with for the last eight years. Also it turns out that dishwashers are made of win.


I had a dishwasher free with my kitchen but I sold it because I didn't have the space... :facepalm:

But yeah, the kitchen was the first thing we did in this house so it had to be done quick. Since I've done more jobs in the house, I've taken my time and made sure they're right.


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The perils of second hand ownership. We got a very nice Dyson from a friend of my MIL and I was wondering why it didn't seem to defluffing the carpet that well. I flipped it over to check the gubbins and found the brush axle was completely encased in a twisted tube of hair. Nice.

It took me 20 minutes to cut it all away. Never had to give an appliance a haircut before. :spew:


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I'd like to say that last week I did a fine job of fixing up some knackered skirting boards, thereby proving my theory that there is nothing that No More Nails and liberal amounts of decorators caulk can't make better.


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I built a skirting board* out of polyfilla.

*filled a gap of about 3 inches


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Remember this?
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Well, it was fixed to this...
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And then this...
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...and is now awaiting a new grill. I like this DIY stuff.

And cheap cereal.


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Good work!


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L-LOL.


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I see hands are tricky even for experiences crayon jockeys :)


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I'm so glad.

My mind actually thought of spiders or tentacles emerging from that hole before it went to goatse.

I'm cured!

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Ha! With a quick glance on my phone I thought it was a spider. :D


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DavPaz wrote:
I see hands are tricky even for experiences crayon jockeys :)

It's 'experienced', and, it wasn't a paid job. :attitude: ;)

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I see typing is tricky even for experiences keyboard jockeys :)


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Speaking of Goatse, has everyone seen this new Audi advert?

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No. Do you have a link?

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Some good work here.

I'm still kicking myself that I didn't take any pictures of the garden here before I started landscaping it. It's now three times the usable size, and has many walls and steps and such. Work done includes building timber fences and two timber woodsheds from scratch (I love my woodsheds. I always start humming that divine comedy song when I go to get wood out of them), about 30 metres of breezeblock retaining walls (now painted white and covered with trellises and climbing plants, and looking surprisingly good) and 20 metres of drystone walling, stone steps and 15 or so metres of stock proof fencing, and laying a large patio. And rebuilding part of an exterior retaining wall integral to the kitchen wall. 100% all my own work, too - had to be after the price I was quoted just for the simple post and rail fencing. I did a boggly face.

Luckily my father in law and my dad know pretty much everything between them, so I've learnt a lot over the last three years.

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I built a stable over the weekend. Didn't take any pictures of that, either.

A handy hint for that (or building a big shed, or anything that involves laying large roof sections) - a farmer with a Matbro is your friend.

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I built a stable over the weekend. Didn't take any pictures of that, either.

A handy hint for that (or building a big shed, or anything that involves laying large roof sections) - a farmer with a Matbro is your friend.

Ha. Next time I'm doing something like that I could always get Uncle Wyn to drive his up from Somerset.

I'd have thought some sort of timber crane/hoist and pulley system would be a bit more manly though.

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The Matbro was mainly for me to stand on, to be honest.

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Grim... wrote:
The Matbro was mainly for me to stand on, to be honest.

Not as exciting as I was hoping.

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I'm going to be attempting to fit a new light in our kitchen tonight, as the old one is horrid, but it appears the hole for the cable is miles from any joists, so I'm trying to work out how to fix it correctly without having to rip up my bedroom floor to fix a noggin. Has anyone ever used any of those easi-driver plasterboard thingies on a ceiling?


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What, those things that spread out plastic arms behind the board? Yes, they work. Obviously you need to be careful not to crush or mangle the PB where you make the hole for the wire or it'll all go wrong. No swinging from the light fitting either.


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I pressure-washed 3 years of crap off my decking yesterday. Does that count as DIY?

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kalmar wrote:
...No swinging from the light fitting either.


Oh.

Stupid no-fun ceiling.

Thanks, I will take myself off to the local hardware store and grab me a bunch.


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...No swinging from the light fitting either.


Oh.

Stupid no-fun ceiling.

Thanks, I will take myself off to the local hardware store and grab me a bunch.

Ooooh, I'll stop you right there before you embarrass yourself. When you go to the hardware store you need to ask for a "skettle" of plasterboard rawlplugs. The collective noun is not a "bunch". You'll thank me when the man behind the counter gives you a "you're in our manly man club" nod when you ask for them.

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Get yourself a bunch of tartan paint whilst you're there.


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And some white LEDs.

DOH THEY ACTUALLY HAVE THOSE NOW.


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Ooh, get me a left handed screwdriver, would ya?


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I'm going to make all those things, make them really expensive and then sit back and watch the cash roll in as clueless Saturday boys get sent off for a joke and then buy 5 grand glass hammers on the company account.


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Was it someone on here who knew someone who once got sent on one of those missions on his first day, and just went home and came back in the next day telling them he'd spent hours wandering around hardware stores to no avail? :DD


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We knew when we bought this house that it needed some serious redecorating, a while back we finally tackled it head on and I decided to learn how to plaster. Started with the office/third bedroom as its smallest.

Before (but after wallpaper removal)
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After much destructioning
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Boarded!
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Not one but three layers of nasty lino!
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Man mess! :hat:
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Plastering time
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Painted
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Room still needs to be finished, but for now its being used as storage while we do the other rooms.

This weekend, the big living room!


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