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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Aug 2019

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    Ridiculous.

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    I've been getting lazier and lazier since I got the roof up with regards to packing up and locking away my tools at the end of the day. A couple of days ago I left my fancy festool dust extractor out overnight.

    Mistake. Some foxes decided they really liked its rubber coated power cable. The fuckers chewed right through it in at least 5 different spots. It's a really nice flexible cable that coils up inside the extractor so I don't really want to replace it with some normal cable, and the direct replacement costs 65 quid.

    Annoying.

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    Would be nice to use stainless screws yeah rather than nails, in case I need to make some adjustments, will probably do that cheers.

    Does anyone know what my options are in terms of being able to control wall and downlights on the exterior of the building but from the house? I'd like to avoid running cable into the house and a switch, was thinking it would be nice if there was some kind of smart system I could switch them on and off with a remote, or my phone? It's about 25m from the house.

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    This happened to us a couple of years ago, every night our bathroom would stink up of weed because of the renters below. I politely told them that we could smell their weed, and that my wife was pregnant and not happy about it. The place never smelt of weed again.

    She was neither my wife nor pregnant at the time, but she is both those things now so I guess the lesson is, if you're going to lie to get what you want, be ready to live that lie.

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    Awesome, thanks for the comprehensive info. I'll remember to get stainless fixings. Do you have an pictures?

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    Thanks. Yeah I emailed the technical people at the roofing store I got it from and they said it looked fine and that the air bubbles would probably dissipate on their own with time.

    The water but is going to be in the deepest darkest depths of behind the building so I'll probably just get a cheap plastic one tbh. I've heard they can freeze over and crack over winter so need to think about that. I haven't ruled out running a drainage pipe and digging a soakaway in the garden.

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    Looks great, smart idea with the OSB and the string.

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