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What "man jobs" have you done today?

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

  1. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 13,874

    Location: Manchestah

    Where's the best place to get fence materials from? Everything on B&Q has bad reviews. I need to do about 10m of fence that's been pulled down by ivy. Got a quote for £1500 but tbh I'd rather spend that on the M535i.
     
  2. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 8,172

    Location: Hampshire

    Local builders merchant or fencing supplier. The big DIY places are mostly crap.
     
  3. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,853

    Definitely your local wood yard, wherever your builder would buy his construction timber from. The big DIY sheds should always be avoided really unless you need a small emergency item, leave places like B&Q for when your wife needs a patio cushion:p
     
  4. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

    Posts: 9,026

    Location: East Midlands

    I got some cheap panels from wickes and they aren't bad. Better than the b&q junk anyway.
     
  5. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,226

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Wood prices are insane at the moment. Selco was the best when i did mine, just need to know a trademan to get a customer number

    Although they are probably double the normal price right now, wood mills make more selling as wood pellet to power stations than for fences.
     
  6. Molep

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2016

    Posts: 181

    Location: Devon

    my local saw mill was £240 inc free delivery as opposed to b&q or wickes £540ish for the size I wanted which was x40 4.8m 75mm x 22mm Sawn treated
     
  7. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 13,874

    Location: Manchestah

    Thanks chaps. Everything is expensive right now. Postcrete isn't looking great. Still, the fence is literally collapsing into my neighbours garden and they're just too polite to complain.
     
  8. zuludawn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,200

    So it been hot, well after ripping all the copper out and helping the plumber set new out, it was positively cool coming out the loft. Tuesday was a killer :)

    All ready for the monster boiler, all 55kg of it.


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  9. miller745

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 578

    Location: Darlington

    Spent a week or 3 modifying the sofa. it's a perfect fit width wise for the room, but the armrest came out so far it stopped the door opening fully. Only had the sofa for 5 years so now is the time to change it...

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    The row of staples from the factory which missed the piece of wood they were meant to be in
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    Surprised how cheap the construction was under the fabric
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    And the end result, it made sense to keep the end at 90 degrees so the fabric was a good fit still. Pleased with how it turned out.
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  10. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,964

    I doff my hat to you, brave guy but I guess a sofa of that age may be due for replacement anyway.
     
  11. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 6,380

    Location: Location: Location:

    Great job :D
     
  12. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,218

    pressure washed patios and paths last night, even though they looked fairly clean to start with the difference seems massive
     
  13. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,273

    Location: Eastbourne

    Not actually a job but first time since we moved in did I open fully the bi fold doors. Cleaned and silicone greased up the hinges and runners.

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  14. Welshman

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2020

    Posts: 124

    You just need to sort that sterile garden now then……..
     
  15. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,273

    Location: Eastbourne

    Bit rude :cool:

    We have solar lights for the evenings and there's several pots with plants in but they've all been fried in the sun of recent so we moved em to more shady areas.
     
  16. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,070

    Having paid for assembly, only to be told on delivery that they don’t assemble these items, I obtained a refund and then assembled a triple wardrobe, a double wardrobe and some drawers. A fun Sunday.
     
  17. Welshman

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2020

    Posts: 124

    Just being honest….
     
  18. R-evans

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,997

    Starting to build my wife's bike back up now that its back from the carbon specialists with no issues. I wasn't expecting it this soon so didn't order all the parts in time for her race this weekend, so she'll have to make do with the temporary bike for now.

    As well as just putting everything I took off back on (had to be stripped for carbon inspection) the replacement items going on are; Handlebars, bottom bracket, rear derailleur hanger, shifter hoods and cables/cable housing.

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    Waiting on some cables before I start to tackle the inner frame cable routing, then I can add the crankset and handlebar tape and it's pretty much done. Wheels, brakes and seat then can be swapped from the temp bike.

    Temp bike cleaned too.

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  19. DXP55

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 5,008

    Location: Shropshire

    There has to be people on here who like me put off cuts of timber away in the dry for a rainy day.
    This is part of a 10 year savings plan - Cut the whole lot up for starting sticks - Sods law means I will want it next week for a job SWMBO has come up with.
    Saw dust everywhere. Just got to split it now.

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  20. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 22,970

    Location: Llaneirwg

    This from last week needs tackling


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