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Bobbo

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Aug 2020

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    They're highly illegal now on account of their tendancy to release noxious gasses and cause it to rain molten plastic in a house fire.

    Back in the day they were seen as an easy way to insulate rooms.

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    There are few things more cruel to inflict on a period house.

    Fibreglass stone effect cladding?

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    If it's pretty "clean" soil, i.e no chance of hitting tree roots or rubble, then they can be pretty good but will still be prone to grabbing and either hurting you or dragging you round in circles. If they soil isn't clean forget it you will be quicker without it.

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    That's the COSHH disposal system (we put it in a portaloo branded bucket so no one is temped to drink it when they are having a particularly bad day).

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    I stopped worrying about the silica content of wood ages ago. It's the clients call what wood I use on their projects I can try and guide them to a more sensible/cost effective product but at the end of the day once they get an idea in their head..........

    Besides all that the silica content of proper timber makes little difference to modern tct blades (old school hss blades are a different story) and even something like ebony or iron wood that has a massive silica content is not as damaging as MDF or particle board.

    I didn't know that about larch trees being used as a firebreak that's pretty interesting and also surprising. I've used green larch for a couple of jobs recently and when it's green there is so much resin in it that it feels damp and sticky to the touch so I would have thought that it would go up pretty aggressively.

    Anyways was a partial success today cut one sill about 10mm long which threw things out slightly but overall I'm pretty happy with the dry fit. Wall plate sitting on top of the sill for a length comparison.

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    Your poor saw blades

    It's not too bad if you soak them in blade cleaner overnight when you've been cutting larch. I use a couple of drops of persil in a litre or two of water.

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    Not really DIY but a nerve-wracking day in progress cutting, fitting and draw-boring mitres for a timber frame building. I'm terrified of cutting them too short as each sill is joinery grade larch that costs ~ £250 with a 3 week lead time. Bedding onto the stem walls (hopefully) tomorrow.

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    Yeah but I'll bet he now has a crack team of Paul Burrell clones that have been genetically engineered to by even more sycophantic following him around dabbing the sweat from his perma-damp brow and armpits.

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    Coopers?

    Boags ftw!

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