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  1. Ouch77

    diamond core drill best practices

    @johnny2007 - my Bosch has a clutch, so no worries there. I guess the issue is what speed is considered slow. My drill has a 2 speed gearbox, as well as the trigger speed controller, so I usually run it on the lower speed (1450rpm) but usually flat out. @opps I tend to pre-drill, my set comes...
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    Anyone used a dust shroud for their grinder?

    I bought a cheap one from ebay on a recommendation. It's a proper faff to set up, and doesn't quite fit on my old draper grinder unless I leave one of the securing screws off, however combined with my trusty and abused Henry vacuum, it makes a notable difference that is worth the grief. The...
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    diamond core drill best practices

    Hi all, Any tips and advice for diamond core drilling? I'm in the process of putting a series of holes in the walls of my house for pipework for my extension, I'm using an Erbauer core drill set, with the 52mm size, and a Bosch PBH3000 sds drill (obviously not in hammer mode) with a max speed...
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    high access from low level...

    that's okay, the lights are still up :LOL:
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    TV aerial bracket by Flue outlet.

    Hi all, I'm looking to get my boiler moved up into the loft of a new extension, on the gable wall. Also on the gable wall I want to install a tv aerial - it'll be high as the aerial will need to 'look' over the apex. I'd prefer to get the tv aerial up into the apex too, and my OCD will want...
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    high access from low level...

    that might be worth a shout, especailly if it's more rigid that drain rods, which I experimented unsucessfully with this afternoon..
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    high access from low level...

    Access from upstairs windows is limited, desks and such in the way, windows don't open that far and there's still reach issues. I tried earlier with some drain rod, which I can get into position on the lower sections, but fine control is next-to-impossible, and it's very challenging to get near...
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    Coil spring compressors.

    Interesting my original clamps have quite a coarse a square thread, but the new ones I got from screwfix are a regular metric 60degree thread. it will be interesting to see how long they last. I've also got a bearing sleeve and compression set with M8 M10 and M12 threaded pullers - all are...
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    Coil spring compressors.

    Thanks all - I got a set from screwfix in the end, they don't offer much more offset that my current set, but having a second set mean I can reposition one clamp if needed without things getting all bendy-weird.
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    high access from low level...

    Houses this time of year are a spectacle of lights and decoration. Mine isn't. It was but then the rope-light I'd carefully installed last year has started blowing fuses, so I suspect it's past it's best. It's hung from the soffit of my front facing gable wall on hooks. It's quite high 7m ish...
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    What's this black stuff?

    I'm not sure if you've mentioned the materials the house is made from, of if there's evidence of recent(ish) work - particularly drilling or cutting the fabric of the building. In my own experience, black dust can be from the block/bricks in the wall, my old place was terrible for it as the...
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    Coil spring compressors.

    I'm looking for a new/different set of spring compressors - mine are fine, most the time, but the 'hook' is quite close to the threaded stud(about 25mm from centre of stud to centre of spring hook), which mean that the thread frequently binds on the spring cups. Any recommendations for a...
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    Supply Issues and Shortages In The Construction Industry

    All but the most short sighted would have realized that when you make it difficult for certain people to work here, there's going to be a gap in the labour pool. I guess nobody did their homework to identify the areas where staff will be short and put in place mechanisms to fill that gap ahead...
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    Supply Issues and Shortages In The Construction Industry

    We've just told our builder to defer until next spring. We were looking to demolish/extend the rear of our house this summer, he had delays on other jobs that knocked us back a bit, which we took on the chin, but this last delay was pushing things too close to a winter with no roof. I only...
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    Transplant established rose bush

    FYI This is the state it's in as of yesterday..
  16. Fragrant rose, but in the wrong place

    Fragrant rose, but in the wrong place

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    Transplant established rose bush

    How big a planter would I need? What would a hard pruning consist of? - my gardening abilities so far consist of trimming a hedge and mowing a lawn -this is kinda new to me.
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    Transplant established rose bush

    It's had multiple prunings in the past, and seems none the worse for it.
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    Transplant established rose bush

    Hi all, We have some impending building work and there's a well established rose in exactly the wrong place. Photo here is from last year, ros is now near top of trellis: As far as I can tell (google streetview is brill) the rose has been in this location for at least 15 years, and has...
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    Hissing/white noise through water pipes

    Hi all, Bit of a speculative ramble, keen for opinions and experiences. Moved into house a couple of years ago with intention to extend and renovate. house is old and bodged. The plumbing is very noisy when running- what i'd call 'white noise' This isn't the thunk of pipe-hammer, this is a...
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