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    Banging Gate

    Thank you. They're not too gig, 5 foot and not solid so that slam proof looks like it will work just great, thank you.
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    Banging Gate

    The local carpenters just installed 3 gates at my fathers house. The problem is witht he wind they bang closed all the time. They have a latch. Is there anything that could be added tot he gates to stop them banging closed? They cannot always close it behind them because of the wheelchair etc...
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    SDS Bits

    Gone for a Makita. I will use it and have some garden work to do over summer with sleepers so it will come in very handy. Also, bought a SDS head to normal drill head so I can use both. Think it will come in handy. Thanks everyone. greatly appreciated
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    SDS Bits

    Thank you. So I will therefore have to buy a SDS drill, oh whoa. First world problems, eh? Now I have an excuse....thanks chaps.
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    SDS Bits

    I've been given some new SDS drill bits but have no SDS drill. Is there an adapter so I can use these drill bits in my normal combi drill? Thank you as always
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    Painting Cast Alloy

    Thanks so much for the detailed reply. I need to get some etching primer, will tape pff the letters once primed and spray the black on, then get some gold enamel gold paint. Thanks for the help
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    Painting Cast Alloy

    Indoors, thank you.
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    Painting Cast Alloy

    Is this ok? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001W03PT0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 Can anyone recommend any enamel paint please?
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    Painting Cast Alloy

    I have an old cast alloy sign I want to paint. I've sanded it and cleaned it thoroughly. I intend on painting it with Hammerite in dark green and gold. Do I need any king of undercoat or are there better metal paints I could use? Thanks li
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    Angle Grinder

    Thanks so much, your advice is greatly appreciated. I think I am going to buy the Hikoki, a single one. It seems like it has good reviews and it is fairly cheap. Thanks again, much obliged to you all. Stay safe
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    Angle Grinder

    I will be cutting metal, polishing old spades and garden tools that are rusty general garden tools that need debris removing etc. What discs would you recommend? I'd like half decent ones. Thanks a million, guys. I need to do some jobs to keep myself sane. Read more...
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    Angle Grinder

    I think I will stick to just the one. I don't have the need for two and won't me doing that much on it. I want corded. How do I change the cord? Also, I will be cutting metal, polishing old spades and garden tools that are rusty general garden tools that need debris removing etc etc etc. What...
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    Angle Grinder

    4 1/2 would suit me. The 9" is way too big for what I need. I will have a look at the links. Much thanks
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    Angle Grinder

    I have a £120 budget and am looking for a good quality angle grinder. I'd really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you
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    Is anybody choosing to self isolate -or know a family member that is?

    In Preston. Yes, thanks. Had R-Chop, R-CVP, then radio, then R-ICE and then B-EAM which depletes the bone marrow. Finally got a stem cell transplant at year 10. I am self-isolating.
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    Is anybody choosing to self isolate -or know a family member that is?

    I am self-isolating. 10 years of Chemo and Radio and a bone marrow transplant. I may be in the vulnerable category at 48. Thing is if my wife goes out, or the kids go to school as they plan on doing I may catch it anyway. If I become a statistic, does anyone fancy finishing my kitchen off and...
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    Paint falling off

    I will do that, then repaint it. Thanks for the help. When it is less windy NB I will try to get up the ladders to inspect the external window seal. Thanks again. It is greatly appreciated
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    Paint falling off

    Ahh, could be silicone. I remember when decorating having a terrible time trying to silicone and it could have been painted over. I will take photos of all the windows. There is evidence of damp on some and as you say, perhaps silicone on others. How do I get rid of the silicone? Really...
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    Desk width

    My sons asked me to make a desk for his bedroom. All he needs are legs at either end and a worktop as he needs to move across the desk to get to the Mac at one end and the DJ gear at the other, and so he thought the worktop idea was best as he can slide across to where he needs to be on his...
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    Paint falling off

    Sure, Ken, I will get them tomorrow. It seems to be both back windows in both bedrooms that are like this. Even one of the front ones is the same. I will take photos. Thanks, Ken
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