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horsee1

Member since Nov 2011 • Last active Feb 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Word

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    I’ll buy the 70mm raceface stem if still available please.

    Will PM now.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not that you can see from these photos but; these run up because there’s a tall cupboard involved.
    But then the bench runs the other way as it’s long and thin.

    Your wide drawers will suit it better running horizontally, in my opinion.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I am not an expert but what I understand is; If you’re careful and don’t break it you should be able to take it down yourself? Paper suit and a good dust mask with appropriate filters would be good. Dispose of ppe as asbestos waste.

    The guidance on the service in London is that it needs wrapping in thick poly sheet and labelled as asbestos for them to then collect it.

    I also have a garage that is clad in cement board that I guess contains asbestos, also a bit wary of taking it down myself but got a company to come and take a sample for testing last week and the dude they sent just walked in with a hammer and started smashing at the wall.
    No PPE, no special extraction or anything. Also, I was standing right there. Not that cool but also it made me feel like if that’s how they go on I’d be up for carefully removing the material myself.

    I’ve not got the result yet but it cost £180 with the vat. I’m sure I could have found it cheaper (Quick google search reckons testing available from £90) but I was already on the phone to the company trying to get a price for them to collect it so...

    Though they’ve not given me a price yet, they said they’d charge the same to take down and dispose of as they would just to collect and dispose of. When they come back with a price I’ll let you know for reference.

    This is a long post already but thought I’d better say; I’m not looking to play down the dangers of asbestos or looking to encourage anyone into putting their health at risk with DIY asbestos removal. Just sharing my limited experience of it so far.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Your local council might provide a asbestos removal service if you pay council tax.
    City of London will collect 15m2 per household per 12 calendar months if paying council tax.

    No comment on you door.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Where they floating shelves?
    Fully painted?

    Depending on how many shelves you were quoted for; it sounds like a few days work and some materials. Expensive but perhaps not as outrageous as it sounds.

  • in Current Projects
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    Double rainbow

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    If it fixes the mismatched pace and makes other people smile when they see you then double win.

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    Nice! Glad to hear it.

    I like seeing other people on tandems but it’s not something I see myself getting on.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I have about 12m of bubble wrap in SW16 if anybody wants it.

    Some of it’s a bit tatty but it’s clean and it’s free.

    May try to put it in the plastic bag recycling in Tesco if it’s still here in a week, thoughts on whether this is acceptable also welcome.

    PM or I may miss it. Cheers.

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