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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Jul 2020

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    No problem!

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    Which model? I have spares for my Axminster powered respirator which I believe is a jsp clone. Happy to send you a pair if you're in need?

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    Any recommendations for a company to replace our knackered aluminium double glazing in SE London? Preferably with both Aluminium and PVC offerings.

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Yep - Even loose fitting, it was pretty effective - the PIR is so light it all gets sucked in.

    I wish I could go back in time and do it again

    How long do you reckon is long enough?

    Mine is 700 mm. Occasionally I stand under it and wish it was a tad longer but I think it's a good compromise. I did originally have it down to be 500 mm but when I put the first roof joist down and looked at it from the underside it just felt a little short.

    I'm surprised you can get away with roof joists of 2x5s, your span is 3.5 m?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ugh, I'm getting tired of the constant stream of live / dead / semi dead animals one of our cats is bringing in. On average it is one a day at the moment. Had a miserable time trying to catch a broken legged mouse, accidentally dismembering it after I tried to pull it out / poke it out from its hiding place under the sliding doors.

    I would ask how do I make this stop, but I know I can't. Fucking bell does nothing.

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    It's safe to say that cutting 100mm PIR can get in the sea

    Ugh, the thought of it sends shivers down my spine. Nice idea with the tracksaw. With a dust extractor connected too? If I ever have to do that kind of thing again I'll give this a go. I found cutting to exact size too time consuming so I ended up deliberately undersized by 10mm and then expanding foamed around all the edges later.

    Re the overhang, I'd consider making it a little longer if you don't have a compelling reason not too, it will really help keep the front of the building dry. With 365mm I think you'll get splashback from rain hitting the floor, and direct rain in mild wind.

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  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    How long of an overhang will you have at the front out of interest?

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Somehow missed this thread. Watching with interest!

    How many skips you go through? I think I ended on 3, and then 6 skip bags that I'm still holding on to... Gonna have raised planters everywhere!

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    I'll try and get an update/final post in next weekend. Need to convince @HoKe to pop over and take some photos first.

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