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Doing it in the dark???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LondonLad21, 11 Jan 2020.

  1. LondonLad21

    LondonLad21

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    How do all,

    I am mid way through a rear extension presently, doing largely myself inspired by the £30k thread on here.

    It's ground to a halt in run up to xmas, need to start again.

    Anybody do stuff after work at night outside? Worth getting flood lights or a step too far and wait for spring.
     
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    Back in the 70s a guy I worked with used to work by car headlights to build his own house
     
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    Get yourself a quality head torch, I got one last year to work on a garden studio build. I found it fantastic - it creates a bright even cast of light wherever you are. And because its in front of you, its pretty much shadow free. I now use it for walking the dog at night, much better than a hand held torch.

    Dont get a £10 on, I paid about £40 takes 4 AA, but there are lots of rechargeable ones now.
     
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    Good shout, I never thought of that.
    Did you do much on your build at night then? Guess I am as much looking for a little motivation too.
     
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    I have a "snap-on" head torch and it's great.
    I also have an LED rechargeable flood from amazon (£25?) that's very good

    Being winter, outside work can be cold and slow so don't expect to do much
    Noise is also a bit of an issue but fewer windows open

    (A halogen light also gives off heat if you're in a closed off space)
     
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    Why would you? There are 8 hours of daylight even in Winter.
     
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    Probably because he works during the day?

    Regarding lights to work by I would also justify the head torch method. I now work in the forest and using a head torch enables the use of both hands, is (almost if you ignore tree branches), shadowless and keeps my woolly hat in place. LOL
     
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