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gillies

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Oct 2020

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    i've got some rigid flat rectangular ducting that provides ventilation for my bathroom. It runs through the bathroom ceiling and into the adjacent room down the wall and into the floor and onwards.

    I want to cut a hole in the section of ducting in the adjacent wall and fit a vent grille over it so that the room gets better moisture extraction - as it is where I often dry my clothes.

    What's the best way to do this cleanly and without cracking the plastic - dremel rotary tool then velcro patches for the grille over the hole?

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    got a new 4k monitor. Calibrated it two days ago but today turned my pc on and it has reverted. Anyone experienced this before?

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    i actually seen you and your partner walk by my flat the other day admiring/grimacing at my garden

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    top job, it looks very smart. I'm thinking about bamboo as it is nice and light with some nice grain too

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    Really nice job Soul, that's not far off at all what I'd envisioned for mine. What wood did you use for the top? I think I got my wife that same monitor arm too for her work area, pretty good for the £30 i paid

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    what KB i end up getting it'll be one of those nifty device switching ones so I can move between work laptop and home PC with the flick of a switch. Doesn't necessarily have to be mechanical - i've never used one before so i don't really know that I'm missing out or anything. We'll see.

    Good point about the noggins.

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    You can get mechanical wireless ones right? I don't FPS anymore so not that fussed about latency tbh.

    Anyway, @Soul - got pics?

    @Acliff that's the idea behind the pegboard, hides cables, and creates 'off desk' storage too. Need to figure out if I want pegboard thick enough to support the monitor mount or whether I want the monitor arm to slot through the board somehow.

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    So, cable management.

    I'll be using a wireless kb and mouse which helps, but given that i'll be using a slab of wood for the desk, i figure there might be some clever solutions I could use for keeping things tidy without stashing everything away in a way that makes it a nightmare to change any wiring etc. Building it in from the start rather than retrofitting seems a better way to do it.

    I also have freedom to decide where to place my sockets in the wall.

    Has anyone build any cable management solutions into a desk before?

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    Pics aren't working for me but that sounds like an excellent trip

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