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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Sep 2020

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    I'm using Healthy Pets, which I chose as they were a fair bit cheaper than pet plan. Claimed once after Lola needed eye surgery, which was fuss free and full (sans excess). I upgraded from their bronze to silver level since as Lola is rather fighty.

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    OOfff, it's a good thing you didn't use an Auger bit!

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    A track saw (aka plunge saw) make this kind of work easy and accurate.

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    Literally just came to the same conclusion as you for the same reasons. Think we'll just get our windows done and forget about the green homes deal.

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    I had that evolution saw. Was fine for rough work but I sold it when I started requiring precision. Mine had a pretty pronounced blade wobble which would was a recipe for chip out.

    Good for the price though as long as you recognise its limitations.

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    6mm steel sheet will probably be enough with suitably sized timber header. Could work out nicely if you're finshed timbers are 45mm wide, one steel layer would bring it to 96mm so more or less flush with the 95mm depth framing.

    If you need help framing your walls/roof I could spare a few days to help you if you like.

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    How you getting on with the build?

    I have lesson learned from mine that's giving me headaches now that I thought I'd share. My header beam for the bifold door has sagged ever so slightly which is making the doors more effort to operate. Correcting it now is difficult.

    My header (for 3m bifold) is two 2x8s glued together with 2x4 under and above to effectively make 4x12. I suspect it has sagged as it has dried out over the year it's kept dry.

    If i were to do it again, I'd layer in a steel box section.

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    Can you not take 3mm off the end of a board. That would be amazing if you had just the right amount of material to within 3mm :)

    Well you say that... 4m long boards, variance of 2mm between them, I'll be trimming a maximum of 2mm...

    I paid a fortune for them, I'm using them all! Just also a little paranoid.

    The rip is 3m long so not insignificant. But you're right it's more than 3mm so I'll do a test or two.

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    Both actually, cross cut of them all to length, and one scribing to a door threshold.

    @TW thanks, I have a few too actually, bit small though so not sure how I'll be able to test on them.

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    Track saw on composite decking board. It has adjustable speed. Any recommendations? I have one shot and want to get best possible result

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