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jackincaves

Member since Feb 2019 • Last active Jul 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How about Xam?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Engineered boards with a (very, very, very thin) "real wood" top layer. Had a fun few days of realising I messed up and ordered too little and that B&Q have since discontinued it. Managed to track down enough extra stock at various stores around the country and have basically bought all of it.

    Advice here has been helpful, thank you. I feel like I can probably manage with just a jigsaw or circ saw plus a multitool for fiddly bits. Will take longer than if I had a mitre saw, but I have no other need for one currently.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I was thinking a table saw would be the best single main tool, plus a jigsaw or multitool for cutting weird shapes. If buying several then a mitre saw for cross cuts plus table saw for rip cuts would probably be best, but trying to be as budget conscious as possible (hence doing it myself rather than must paying a professional).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Need a saw to install some flooring. Table saw would be best suited, but would I be better off with a similarly priced circular saw for my budget (£1-150)? IE - is the sort of table saw available for that price going to be shit?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I can't find anything online, but they did just show a clip on Eurosport/GCN. Basically he pulled alongside a rider from Bardiani who was trying to get in the breakaway once it was already established, and was apparently having 'a word' with him.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    To echo what others have said, while it may keep the rain off you, you're still gonna end up wet if you're going at any more than a walking pace. Probably the only time I've ever experienced sweaty arms.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The inside of my mudguards are covered in a film of Muc-Off sealant. Although it's quite satisfying to try and pick it all off, I was wondering if there was anything that might dissolve it all so I can get it off a bit quicker? They sell a 'glue & sealant remover' but is there anything more household that would work, without also trashing the finish on the mudguards?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks to all who weighed in. The guy's work looks great and he seems to know what he's talking about, pointing out things others haven't, so think we'll just go for it and accept it might take slightly longer than others, but will hopefully be very good.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No not really, just a window on one wall. Other than that it's just a box.

    Maybe I'm just being naïve but I thought it would be 2-3 days. Probably best for me to just get some others in to quote then I'll know if he was way off.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just had a tiling quote in for our very small bathroom (2m x 1.5m), and it seems high to me. It's 3m2 of flooring, with the floor tiles also on the bath panel. And then subway tiles on 4 walls totalling about 16m2. Any thoughts? I'm obviously not an expert, but it seems like a lot of time to do a very small room.

    Labour = 6 days

    1 day build bath panel and access hatch, fix boards and tile

    1 day floor (concrete sub base) + boxing, tiling in floor tile

    3 days wall tiling. Based on 200x100mm tile and non black grout

    1 day finish. Grout etc

    £200 per day x 6 days = £1200 + materials

    Timber, screws, ply, primer, adhesive, grout, trim for window = 2 lengths, miscellaneous
    = £215

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