Bloody weather

Gentlemen,
All these wet weekends are starting to get to me, clearing two tree\ bushes
is now a joke as a chainsaw is not my idea of fun in the wet. I have managed
to make a couple of split steel bushes for a young lad today. One of my
colleagues at work, his partners son is restoring a Park ride on mower and
two bushes were worn so a couple of months ago I said I would make him new
ones, finally the wet weather got me inside the garage so today I made them,
expensive though, I managed to wreck my star tool for changing tips and also
broke a brazed tip of a boring tool.
All fun.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
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All I have to do now is make a jig for manufacturing PTFE washers consistently and while typing this I have just worked a way out, Eureka is the word I think I'm looking for.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Ah! I wondered if they would get a mention! :-))
After getting the roof trusses up on Friday, I#ve spent most of the weekend sorting out the hot water and central heating tanks, and have finally got it all running.
Still pretty 'Brass Monkey' in all but the newer part of the house, the one radiator in the downstairs kitchen cannot cope with a total-loss air-conditioned house!
Gable ends up this week, then the ceiling, then we have heat!
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Peter A Forbes
Soft southerners :-) We ran our central heating today for the first time this winter, mainly to make sure it still works.
John
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John
another week before my wife is allowed to turn ours on, plenty of jumpers is the answer :-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Soft Southerners the lot of ya.
Out heating has been working fairly hard for the last week and has been on at least first thing in the morning and for the evening boost to 20C for the last month or more.
It did get up to 2C today but last night was -5C to -4C. Tonight has got down to -5.5C so far.
Dave. At 1400' on the North Pennines.
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Dave Liquorice
At bugger all above sea level here in Bedfordshire on the edge of the Fens it been 0C most of the day, its warmer where you are cos you've got your head in the clouds :-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Not today, not a cloud in the sky apart from contrails, beautiful, bright, crisp and clear sunny day. Not the same down in the Eden Valley though, -2C and freezing fog. I do like temperature inversions. B-)
Now -6.3C and still clear. No moon, I might wrap up well and go looking at the Milky Way and stars.
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Dave Liquorice
Not wishing to look like wimps :-))
We have no ceiling on the first floor, so all the rooms including bedrooms, bathroom etc are open to the skies, except for a layer of roofing felt, and any heat just goes straight up in the air.
That will stay for a few days while the front and rear gables are built up, then we will get the tiles on... Ceiling is way down the list!
Peter Peter -- Peter A Forbes Prepair Ltd, Rushden, UK snipped-for-privacy@prepair.co.uk
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Ceiling is way down the list!
Pneumonia is next on your list :-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
The G-Clamp is your friend :-))
Just nicked one of the workshop radiant heaters, rigged it up on the new ceiling joists with said G-Clamp, put a power socket OUTSIDE the bathroom and away we go. The new ceiling joists are a couple of feet above the chopped off internal walls, so the heater is far enough away not to be too hot, but warm enough to be comfortable.
In case you think we are joking, there is nothing above the bathroom for 7 feet, and that is the roofing felt on the new trusses. The roof is not yet enclosed, so a fair bit of wind whistles through the cavity and the rooms below.
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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You'll really feel the benefit when you do get the tiles on and ceilings in with insulation. Hope you haven't had the 6cm of cold powder snow that we have this morning.
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Dave Liquorice
OK, it has to be asked. Why plan this work at this time of year?
John
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John
John,
That's the daftest question I have ever seen asked, nobody in his right mind would have arranged it at this time of year..:-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
It was originally planned for the Spring. Then the credit crunch arrived, and our builders (we know the family, their son and ours went to school together) found that their backlog or order book of work suddenly vapourised, so we took a look at what was likely to be the downside, and decided to go for it immediately.
Yes, it is bl**dy cold in the old house top floor, and there is muck and bullets everywhere as builders and tidyness are not two words you see in the same sentence that often, but, we do have almost all the rear gable blocked up tonight, so if they get the blockwork finished tomorrow, then the draughts will reduce a heck of a lot as that is the end that gets the prevailing wind.
The radiant heater works a treat, almost warm enough to sit and read SEM in the morning! :-))
Picked up a couple of Fowlers for David McCreath on the way back from Stockton tonight, and dropped a radiator for a CE Lister into another engine friend at Newark, just to keep this a bit on-topic.
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Peter,
I can sympathise as for the last two and a half weeks I have been working inside a new building installing Wash machines etc with no doors or windows in place and eight to ten hours a day of that is bad enough without having to sleep in it as well.
Martin P
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campingstoveman

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