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Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by underwurlde, 7 Jan 2010.

  1. underwurlde

    underwurlde

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    Ha, dropped my precious Makita cordless power drill down the cavity wall of my 2 storey house. I knocked it with my elbow and down it fell, all the way down the 3 inch cavity from the top of the house all the to way to the bottom. I could just about see it with my torch shining down there....


    ....managed to fish it back out with a piece of string with a loop tied in the end! :LOL: GOD KNOWS HOW, but I got it back with all those butterflies in the way!!!!

    Andy
     
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  3. roughcaster

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    Lucky man,,,,,, patience is a virtue,, good on ya. ;)

    Roughcaster.
     
  4. regsmyth

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    What - no cavity wall insulation?
     
  5. underwurlde

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    nope. Don't want my house to look like it's been machine-gunned by the Germans...
     
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    can't you fill it from the top if you can see down the cavity?
     
  7. tufty

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    What....instead of having been built by jerries you mean :p

    Sorry,couldnt resist it !
     
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    Curious as to why/how he could see down the cavity! :eek:
     
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    decent overhang in the loft?

    fitting a new window cill?
     
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    I managed to drop a makita cordless off one of the towers of Cardiff castle, never did find all the pieces :( :oops:
     
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    You were there! when it was being built :eek: :LOL:
     
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    I remember when all this were green fields!
    :D :D
     
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    I had the job of installing a fire alarm system, but they gave me the wrong sort of ladder, my shoulder was dislocated and my hand crushed, I got £7500.......and I did not even have to go to court.

    What a load of codswhallop, if he knew it was the wrong sort of ladder why did he put himself at risk, anything above 6 foot off the ground warrants a work tower.
     
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    i dropped on of my dewalt drills off the top of a bridgewater carnival float a couple of years ago - a good 20ft drop

    its still going stong today....
     
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    I dont really trust wooden ladders specially the older ones.

    The state of the one he was using i would not climb up that thing at all.

    Why didn't he use a abru instead, one that extends .
     
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