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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Bodd, 8 Aug 2021.

  1. opps

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    ^This^

    Where I am working in Barnes at the moment (long standing customers). I find myself frequently coming across eff ups made by their stupid builders. The customers aren't tight, they just don't pay sufficient attention to the work being done (or don't understand the difference).

    Fortunately, now I am charging them by the hour/task so I am no longer out of pocket but I have been there for 8 months since Nov 2020 and increasingly risk annoying my other customers by not being available.

    I hate seeing decent people being charged premium rates for substandard work. I hate seeing anyone receive poor quality but when the customer is a tight wad, I have less sympathy.
     
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  3. Totally agree. I think substandard work is on par with being burgled. All be it not all customers have bottomless pockets, they are their own worst enemy sometimes by picking the cheapest or buying crap on line.
     
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    Agreed. It is akin to theft in some (but not all cases- sometimes it is down to good ole fashioned stupidity). This week I had to move an amazon Ring doorbell by 8". It took the best part of half a day because their brickie ignored my request to leave the old intercom/door entry cables accessible when he fitted new bricks where the old entry box used to be (they ran back to the old transformer). Fortunately I got there before he he put the new bricks, he had cut the cables back 3" into the cavity. I extended the wires before the fitted the new bricks. Then I was presented with the current power supply fitted by his builders...


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    The (houseless) transformer was connected to the RCD which powers the exterior socket. It was connected to the supply side, rather than the load side. I went to the consumer unit and turned off all the 13amp MCBs. The RCD was still live. I decided to work on the live RCD and disconnect the transformer (rather than powering down the whole house (my customers are working from home). I then noticed that they hadn't bothered screwing the metal back box for the RCD to the wall.

    I would not expect my customer to understand how things should have been done but the people that did the work originally knew that what they did was not only wrong but dangerous.

    Now that I am aware of it, I will have to recommend that it is done properly. I hate being the person that has to criticise the work of others and then say "well it has to be dealt with at some point and you will effectively have to pay twice".
     
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    Is it really any good for anything than a quick hoover up after a job?

    I have the small Festool CT Sys vacuum. A great bit of kit (in principle) but it loses suction extremely quickly when connected to a sander (or sucking up dust). The surface area of the bag is just too small. It clogs too quickly.
     

  6. It's for cleaning and that's it... I have a heavy duty thing that I use for chasing walls.

    It's convenient rather than the Henry.
     
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  7. HERTS P&D

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    I bet the wifes nicks it for the lounge!

    Andy
     
  8. She wouldn't dare
    it's mine....
     
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    You need one of those cyclonic drum contraptions in the hose before the vacuum.
     
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    Kinda defeats the point of a "small" portable dust extractor though.

    During the first lock down I did look at "making" one. The main problem though is that they are only good at separating out large debris. Fine dust will be sucked in through the vortex and end up in the dust extractor bag.

    I looked at combining a cyclone with a water trap, then the pubs reopened and I got distracted.
     
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  12. Screenshot_20210925-133321_Gallery.jpg Bought this lot this morning. + another wet & dry vacuum and another battery. £300.. second hand but good nik and not used much
     
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    I have an M18FPD drill at work, the chuck wobbles a bit (about 2m) which when using a holesaw makes for a bigger hole than required.

    Is there a bearing at the front I can replace?
    Or is it just new drill time? (we have several of these in the workshop and a host of batteries so it will be an exact replacement).
     
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    It's a question of whether it is economically viable to waste time on it. What's your time worth? Could take you 2 - 3 hours plus parts.
     
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    Does it really take you 2-3 hours to change a bearing?

    Is there actually a bearing there?
     
  16. Got caught out last night so got this this morning. Screenshot_20211010-124251_Gallery.jpg

    As I get older I have to.make life easier
     
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    Right tool for the job always makes the job easier!.
     
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