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Old Oct 31st 2017, 8:37 pm   #31
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Go for it Bristol, if you've still got the figure for it.
I'd be more like Billy Dainty as a panto dame!!
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Old Nov 2nd 2017, 11:56 pm   #32
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Too bad I am not a build it type, I don't have the tools either so not possible either way, but looking on youtube the stands people make for their aquariums, so much cheaper, and likely stronger then the store bought stands made in china from particle board...

One guy made a stand for a 200 gallon tank for like $50 CAD, store bought would be several hundred dollars...

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One guy made a stand for a 200 gallon tank for like $50 CAD, store bought would be several hundred dollars...

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No carpenters/handymen desperate for jobs advertising? Try advertising yourself...see if anyone offers.
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Fireworks. Yup, that week (or is it month). It's ok if you're out at a bonfire, but hearing various neighbours' poxy fireworks every half hour is annoying as puck.
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Fireworks. Yup, that week (or is it month). It's ok if you're out at a bonfire, but hearing various neighbours' poxy fireworks every half hour is annoying as puck.
But didn't you have the same fun when you were younger?

Bangers in milk bottles, down drains and, best of all, in freshly laid cowpats. But stand well back.

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No carpenters/handymen desperate for jobs advertising? Try advertising yourself...see if anyone offers.
Probably not much cost savings once paid labor is also involved.
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Probably not much cost savings once paid labor is also involved.
If you get a busy carpenter charging the going rate, maybe not, but you might find someone who can do it and is looking for spare cash (supplementing income) rather than a profit for their business.
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The problem is that there isn't any sort of incentive for Government workers to do well...if they work hard and do a stonkingly good job, it nets them exactly the same as doing a piss poor job - it's just harder, so why bother? Certainly this attitude of let's do the utter minimum seems, in my part of Canada, to be prevalent...they all talk about how hard they are working and how utterly Awsome they are being, but it's aspiration not perspiration...why do something well if just about OK is acceptable.
Excellent summary of many in local government here in Ottawa. In my job I have to deal with local government staff all the time and there is a lot of malaise there. Individually they are OK (although few if any would be on my desert island list) but the system and the bureaucracy grinds them down.

Working hard doesn't get you far in local government as for many the union ensures that those who have put in the years (but not necessarily been stellar employees) keep their plum jobs and those with drive, incentive and who are engaged workers often get disillusioned and look elsewhere in their job search.
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