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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 14:05 
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Actually as serious question, if I wanted to get a "Starter kit" is there a particular one people would recommend? Purely hobby / DIY so it doesn't need to be super-tough top-of-the-line shit.

Even the workzone or whatever stuff from Aldi will generally do a job just won't take being hammered day after day by someone using it for work.

I've heard decent things about the Parkside range from Lidl. And there's a fuck ton of stuff that uses the same battery


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Squirt wrote:
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Actually as serious question, if I wanted to get a "Starter kit" is there a particular one people would recommend? Purely hobby / DIY so it doesn't need to be super-tough top-of-the-line shit.

Even the workzone or whatever stuff from Aldi will generally do a job just won't take being hammered day after day by someone using it for work.

I've heard decent things about the Parkside range from Lidl. And there's a fuck ton of stuff that uses the same battery


If they're good enough for Arnie, they're good enough for me!


Parkside belongs to Einhell. Einhell are a pretty decent German tool manufacturer, but I wouldn't go assuming Parkside is made in Germany, it's more likely to be made in China. Their batteries are not interchangeable.

The thing is with buying any tool, be realistic about how much you're going to use it. Unless you do it for a living or you're a very keen and competent DIY'er, don't go spending £150+ on a cordless 18v drill if all you're going to be doing is bunging a few pictures up once a year, hanging the occasional blind or curtain rail and assembling some Ikea furniture once every two years. Buy a much smaller cordless drill, 10 or 12V for assembly and screw driving, and buy a cheap corded hammer drill from Makita or DeWalt for £40-50. That will drill into most walls more effectively than a £150 18V cordless hammer drill.

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Yeah the corded Black and Decker hammer drill I bought 22 years ago is still absolutely fine. Cordless ones were hopeless back then but I don't think even new ones will be lasting that long.


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We are buying a negative-chimney!

So far the upstairs is negative, as are the bedroom, wardrobe and airing cupboard walls that were attached. Tomorrow should see the kitchen and dining room become much more of a single open space.

Bonus "how the fuck do you get 2 chocolate blocks behind one plug socket?!" How the previous owners didn't burn this place to the ground I have no idea - that is an excellent visual but nowhere near the worst of the horrors we've found over the last 6 years.

I really wish I'd taken a photo of the *metal* biscuit tin lid that had been used to blank off a different socket... I think the builders are enjoying this process of discovery too much to be honest, there was a definite air of joviality and disbelief when they came in waving that around.

I haven't added the shots of the extremely mummified mouse we found underneath the wine rack when we dismantled it. Yet.

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Negative chimneys, chocolate blocks? You want to pull hot smoke in to melt them?

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It's all fun and games until the Big Electricity Cable is uncovered and oh shit, is that all the brown bit that's supposed to be safely on the inside, but mice have chewed and chewed and chewed on a large section of it?

I mean, it stopped be fun and games when they said "fire risk" this morning and then again later on when it turned out the cut cable being waved around about to be removed was live.

But this might be Actually Serious.


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We have now bought negative-ceiling for the kitchen!

I don't understand why people don't pay lots of money to have strangers come into their homes and smash bits out and throw them away more often!

It is genuinely exciting and often hilarious though.

(The photo album is being updated as we go - does now include mummy-mouse, for anyone sensitive to that kind of thing)


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 Post subject: Re: What have you bought?
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Zardoz wrote:
Negative chimneys, chocolate blocks? You want to pull hot smoke in to melt them?

We are trying very hard to reduce the chances of smoke and melting :)

So far only one person has nearly electrocuted themselves on that bare-copper trunk cable.


Album updated frequently.

Stage 1 is very nearly done! Plaster(board)ing done, plumbing and electrical first fixes done - some holes in the floor need concreting, some radiators and lights need to go in, and some skirting boards and re-hanging a door in the bedroom!

Then we join the back of the queue and start planning the new kitchen layout.


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Corner unit and bookcase. £1.98 the pair. Boom.


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I might go back into the furniture business.

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I might go back into the furniture business.


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I might go back into the furniture business.


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I might go back into the furniture business.


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An anti-bought for me - I told Helen I want buy a vacuum and she told me I'm not allowed.

Madness.


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The second one I've bought. What a pain in the arse they are to fit.

And so much for a '10 year life.'


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Some decent modelling files.


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A spade.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you bought?
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An entire new ceiling for the living room. Can't show you it as it is now covered in plaster.

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An entire new ceiling for the living room. Can't show you it as it is now covered in plaster.


Surely, ceilings are usually covered in plaster, until they're painted or papered over.


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Do they work? Sounds like a good idea. Ironing has always felt like such a waste of existence.

They're great for scanning bar codes as well.


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This off-brand lego set (work in progress).

It’s really well made, and the instructions are clear. The ‘steps’ involved in the instructions are larger than those I’ve seen in most actual Lego sets, but then I’ve only ever seen small sets. The pieces are super high quality, but the bricks are only about half the size of a standard Lego set, so the pieces aren’t compatible, and it’s probably fiddly for some people. They aren’t those tiny ‘micro’ blocks, but somewhere in between. I think it’s going to be lovely when finished. It’s both musical and has mechanical movement.



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An entire new ceiling for the living room. Can't show you it as it is now covered in plaster.


Surely, ceilings are usually covered in plaster, until they're painted or papered over.

You always plaster the board, even if you're going to paint and/or paper. Otherwise you can't ever strip it back properly and have to replace it all when you have to fix eg just the ceiling, because you can't tape the seams.

There is no "simple" job in our house because of this.

We have bought An Tap!

Just the windowsills, shelves and brackets to sort before we're ready for the builders arriving late May to rip everything below the ceiling out!


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Looks like it either gives you indigestion or the shits.

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Behringer use those terrible photos on all their product blurbs, that “Paul Rudd” above is good, but the best is “Ron Perlman”.


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How much are they?

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How much are they?


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...the TD-3-AM lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease...

Except for the bassoon, but they're working on that one.


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Which is absolute bollocks anyway as it’s famously a distinctively sounding one trick pony :nerd:

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New running shoes.


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...the TD-3-AM lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease...

Which is absolute bollocks anyway as it’s famously a distinctively sounding one trick pony :nerd:



"Virtually," eh?


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New running shoes.


Those are nice..

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New running shoes.


Those are nice..


... if you're 5 years old.


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New running shoes.


Those are nice..


... if you're 5 years old.

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A Rhubarb and custard, surely.

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New running shoes.


I weighed my new running shoes and they were considerably more than the claimed ten ounces, coming in at a whopping thirteen and a half stone.

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