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What "man jobs" have you done today?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by jaybee, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    1st fix the sun tunnel, will do the tunnel and the ceiling bit tomorrow

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  2. Kimi

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,543

    Sun tunnels are awesome.
     
  3. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Brackets fitted for the juliette, not bad levelling considering it was mostly levelled with a tape measure as my level isn't long enough.

    Threaded bar through both skins and hilti two pack resin, which was a proper pain to get in, when you passed the bar through the resin got dragged out and in the threads. Pita but done.

    5mm each side for the glass to go in :cool:

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  4. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Few more, That's going to look really good, perfect for sipping my espresso looking out with my dressing gown flapping in the wind

    It's 2450mm wide. Going to take four of us to lift the glass :p

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  5. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 706

    Location: Nr Watford

    Laid 20 patio slabs to square off the paving outside the kitchen door, covering a weird square of grass on its own. Clearly on of those new build 'extras' that whoever spec'd the house didn't want to pay for
     
  6. NickK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2003

    Posts: 17,816

    Laid a 3x3 panel mosiac tiles with fast set adhesive. I’m too tired to swear.

    Tomorrow sees the easier larger tiles.
     
  7. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Fitted the inward opening patio door and small window.

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    Bathroom window next

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    Look at that roof, look at it

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  8. SLIPdiggers

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 11, 2008

    Posts: 100

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Fitted a new waste to the sink, but thats kind of overshadowed by ^ this guys manliness.. ^ haha :D
     
  9. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,442

    Replaced the flush on the upstairs bog. For some reason this caused the cistern to leak Not just from the water inlet but between the cistern and the bottom half.

    Then came 3 hours of swearing, dismantling the toilet piece by piece trying to work out why and then giving up and covering every single rubber seal with gold seal pond sealer.

    Doesnt leak now but no doubt will need replacing all together next time as that stuff is impossible to remove
     
  10. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,799

    Location: Hampshire

    Ive been building myself a new TV unit from 40mm walnut worktop and I really enjoyed it.

    Started off with delivery, 3m x 960 worktop ripped down the middle.
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    Then I made a dowel guide for the uprights and shelf.
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    I glued and clamped it all up, left overnight in very crowded garage :D

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    Next was the speaker stands

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    Ready for finishing using rustins plastic coating.
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    Pretty much done bar some cable tidying
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  11. novaenough

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 18, 2014

    Posts: 686

    Location: Aberdeen

    That looks fantastic, well done!
     
  12. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,442

    your picture is off centre
     
  13. Mark M

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2006

    Posts: 2,965

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Almost a shame to cover it up!
     
  14. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,799

    Location: Hampshire

    Must be a trick of the image, I just got the tape measure out to be sure its definitely centred :D
     
  15. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 610

    Location: Near Brummie land


    That is bloody good work there well done ;)
     
  16. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 25, 2008

    Posts: 727

    Location: Norwich

    Fitted an outside 2 gang BG socket with RCD. Drilled at a slight angle to hopefully stop water tracking back now need to get some ducting for the power cable to make it a bit neater and safer
     
  17. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 18,570

    Swore at my young Acer tree.

    Planted it 3 years ago, it’s survived 2 winters fine and last year grew a lot and was lovely and healthy in Autumn.

    It’s dead now. Furious and a little upset tbh.
     
  18. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Lifted the glass onto the juliette brackets. Glad I went for the frameless.
    Made a osb door to keep the dust out.
    Connected the sun tunnel, it's wicked :cool:

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  19. alexakasloth

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 13, 2004

    Posts: 7,263

    Location: Sussex

    Wow, that sun tunnel works well.

    Today has been some prep to lay down flooring (laminate) tomorrow, sanded/painted skirting and screwed down loose boards. Last minute decision that worked out well as we found a style that we liked on sale.
     
  20. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Before the scaffold is removed this week fixed two bird boxes high up.

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    It's a hip on a hip

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