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What "man jobs" have you done today?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by jaybee, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 16,443

    Location: Higher Walton

    *Looks down at masking tape.....Nope
     
  2. BadMojo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,462

    Filled boot. Went to tip. Had to book a slot yesterday. Worrying moments as guy on gate checked his clipboard.
     
  3. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,447

    I'm trying to chop stuff up to fit in my bin so I can avoid this:p.
     
  4. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,639

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    We have to go on a day our number plate matches even number even date ect.
    Go to tip at Tintagel or Newquay so always an excuse for a nice mooch afterwards
    Edit /as for jobs, moved an unknown tree bought for a fiver at nursery (staff had no idea), into greenhouse, see what happens)
     
  5. AyeAyeAhoy!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,149

    Aye, ours is the same, although when I went there at the weekend there was a sign up saying that any numberplates are fine at the min
     
  6. the-evaluator

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    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,647

    The mostly manly job I've done today is move the cars off the drive so that the contractors could widen our dropped kerb. We're almost tripling the dropped length so it'll be a hell of a lot easier to get both cars on the drive.
     
  7. DanTheMan

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,434

    Location: Manchester, UK

    I painted a loft.
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    It looked like this before:
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    And this 2 weeks ago:
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    (Somebody else fitted the carpet)
     
  8. Schizophonic

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Dec 2006

    Posts: 2,580

    Location: Northampton

    Very clean, how do you easily got up there now?
     
  9. DanTheMan

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,434

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Thanks. Its still a loft hatch to get into it as we've got a hipped roof and there was no obvious place to put stairs without either losing a bedroom or having to change the roof to a gable roof.

    It's only ever going to be an office / chill out room so the thought of spending £30k+ vs £5k was a no brainer.
     
  10. dLockers

    Suspended

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 4,748

    Stair gates :rolleyes:

    £20 for two on FB Marketplace. DIY-gods forgive me for I have sinned a couple of times fitting these...

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    ^ This one needed a noggin on the wall to get it low enough that it would work.

    I live in a house that has been owned by around 6 FTB/new baby couples in the last 15 years or so; so the wall/banister has about 50 holes from the various gates that have been fitted. Sods law none of them lined up to the one I have :rolleyes::p Definitely on the list to pull the rawlplugs out :)rolleyes:) and fill properly before a proper coat of paint.
     
  11. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,247

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    I hope to god you let it dry more than that before painting it :p
     
  12. DanTheMan

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,434

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Ha yes, I gave it a week.
     
  13. Ninco!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2014

    Posts: 1,373

    Location: Surrey

    This was me yesterday, booked a slot, registered the plate. Only my car does not fit much stuff in, so roped my Dad to come over and we went over.

    Back to the recyclers, pulling up and the guy checking his clipboard against a different car - you could see it on the guy's face (was waiting for the hounds). They take it seriously to be fair. I had a chat to explain and they were fine. :)

    Back to topic, clearing my garage was satisfying. Now its lovely and tidy. Moved in Nov 2019 and ended up dumping all sorts of stuff in the garage. Massive clear out and I can now fit my car in!
     
  14. BadMojo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,462

    I love the ever so brief feeling of a tidy shed. I've been off this week and it was on my list of 'To Do's', but I haven't got around to it. I did clear a little space in the entrance thanks to my tip run the other day, so at least it makes it easier for my son to get his bike out in the morning.

    Yesterday I finally got around to splitting quite a lot of wood, mostly old fence panels (from my neighbour) that have been just laying around for months and placing it in my wood shed. The amount of space that freed up was impressive and the dog did comment so. :)

    It's now Friday and I'm thinking back to Monday when I thought, 'Bet this week goes quick...' :( Why do work-weeks never go so quickly?
     
  15. lookitsjonno

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    Joined: 10 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,383

    Location: Midlands

    Bought a DeWalt hammer drill and impact driver (the ones on offer at Screwfix), some proper tools at last. No more manlier feeling than having new tools to play with :D
     
  16. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,447

    I'm going to have to bow out, I paid a workman to fit some fascias and lights:cry:. Those led striplights are awesome though, 3 of them make the garage look like daylight.
     
  17. Shaz]sigh[

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,382

    Location: Outside

    Extended my ACO drains, got to bring out the big boy toys (grinder+SDS drill to chisel) - done over a week as once dug out the water found its way in and was way too wet to concrete.

    Just need to grout and then sort out the surface rusting which is causing the brown tinge!

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  18. {SAS}TB

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    Painted (or started to before hail stopped play) the new lean to greenhouse before we out it together / up.

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    Also cleared the old utility room which, over the last 18 months has become a dumping ground for anything which doesn't have a home .... Needs clearing as the brickwork starts on the kitchen extension next week and they will be breaking though at some point.
     
  19. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,247

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Painted some more of the fence, will post when it's all done.

    Also overseeded some areas of the lawn and built them up a bit....and remove several full sized rocks from the lawn i.e. brick sized stones.
     
  20. father-ted

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Aug 2008

    Posts: 716

    Location: York, UK

    lawns cut, weeds pulled, bushes trimmed.....all in time for a beer and the match :)