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Old Jan 26th 2021, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
My best, probably my only significant, DIY achievement was, many years ago, when the front part of the drum parted company with the main body (weld failed). Couldn't afford a new one but I managed to disassemble the machine, drill right around both parts of the drum and then pop rivet the two parts back together - it worked, and ran at 1000 rpm without any vibration (miracle!). Yes, a few cuts & bruises along the way!

Maybe you should pop round to Eric's.
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 2:08 pm
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How long have you got before someone needs to do laundry?
What's in the laundry-basket could probably be worn at least once more before turning inside out for another couple of goes.
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 2:22 pm
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My best, probably my only significant, DIY achievement
I try to avoid DIY.
  • I put an MFI desk together and after I'd glued it in place I discovered the drawer was facing the back of the desk
  • I have punctured a water pipe hammering nails into floorboards
  • I was painting my living room ceiling and dropped a pot of paint on the floor. (Luckily it was after removing a carpet and before putting the laminate flooring down - which I did successfully after my brother got the difficult parts out of the way - after sawing through the edge of a coffee table)
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 2:29 pm
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I try to avoid DIY.
  • I put an MFI desk together and after I'd glued it in place I discovered the drawer was facing the back of the desk
  • I have punctured a water pipe hammering nails into floorboards
  • I was painting my living room ceiling and dropped a pot of paint on the floor. (Luckily it was after removing a carpet and before putting the laminate flooring down - which I did successfully after my brother got the difficult parts out of the way - after sawing through the edge of a coffee table)

You probably should not pop round to Eric's.

Or anywhere else really. In fact, if I were you I would stay well away from anything that looks at all like a toolbox.
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 2:49 pm
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In fact, if I were you I would stay well away from anything that looks at all like a toolbox.
Sage advice and followed to the letter for all my time in Canada - although I did paint the kitchen wall and stain the deck a few times. I should add that staining the deck was deliberate




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Old Jan 26th 2021, 3:08 pm
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In fact, if I were you I would stay well away from anything that looks at all like a toolbox.
This is really the sort of public service info that should be printed everywhere, just in case one is in danger of missing it in the obvious places.

I remember when I first started noticing the advice "Keep away from children" on boxes of matches, bottles of bleach etc. Such a sensible maxim and yet so often carelessly overlooked.
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 3:37 pm
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I try to avoid DIY.
  • I put an MFI desk together and after I'd glued it in place I discovered the drawer was facing the back of the desk
  • I have punctured a water pipe hammering nails into floorboards
  • I was painting my living room ceiling and dropped a pot of paint on the floor. (Luckily it was after removing a carpet and before putting the laminate flooring down - which I did successfully after my brother got the difficult parts out of the way - after sawing through the edge of a coffee table)
I once assembled a bookcase, 2 halves, top & bottom (rather than left & right) and put the top half at the bottom & vice versa!
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 3:54 pm
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This is really the sort of public service info that should be printed everywhere, just in case one is in danger of missing it in the obvious places.

I remember when I first started noticing the advice "Keep away from children" on boxes of matches, bottles of bleach etc. Such a sensible maxim and yet so often carelessly overlooked.

Yes, they've got much better at that now, too. More detail is provided so that you know what to look out for.


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Old Jan 26th 2021, 4:06 pm
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Yes, they've got much better at that now, too. More detail is provided so that you know what to look out for.
You mean like the notices on packets of peanuts -

"WARNING - CONTAINS NUTS"
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 4:09 pm
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You mean like the notices on packets of peanuts -

"WARNING - CONTAINS NUTS"
On the box of sleeping tablets I got from my doctor - WARNING may cause drowsiness
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Old Jan 26th 2021, 4:15 pm
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Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.
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On the box of sleeping tablets I got from my doctor - WARNING may cause drowsiness
The coffee house coffee cup - "HOT"
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On the box of sleeping tablets I got from my doctor - WARNING may cause drowsiness
Only "may"?

You should get your money back.
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Only "may"?

You should get your money back.
Damn right! But they were a freebie from my doctor about 6 months ago and the one I had worked very well, the rest are still in the box because I'm very addiction adverse these days. Besides I sleep like a log, just at weird times
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Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.
Where's your sense of adventure?
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