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    Quote Originally Posted by Stock View Post
    Nahh Druid don't do trolling plenty of slagging and an odd point stick if a row is going on but I'm not a troll..............................least I don't think I am.....................
    'xactly what I thought Boyo .... and thanks again for the kind words .... as I've said, .... often ... " each to their own "
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Got these up Friday








    clinging to a ladder ....wet and wild .... but wanted to get 'em up and the wiring finished in't shed ....


    damn me ..... had to dive back into the ducting this morning after 'the boss' decided it'd be good to be able to isolate the far end one, rather than having them both on the one switch .... job done and SWMBO placated ..... she's gonna need to grow a bit though, to reach the pull cord for the far end light, above the doors .... they'm 7 ft tall
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    so much for the forecast dry, 10C day here ..... 4C is closer to the mark and wet, on/off ......
    put me meter over me tails at the house end of the python this morning, looking for earth leaks .. none found, so 'hot wired' the tails with the Safe Bloc and gave it some juice from a 13A socket source ....
    No blown fuses .... went and turned the consumer unit's main isolator on ..... all good ..... then the interior light MCB .... still good .... and hey presto ..... we had light, at the flick of a switch





    awaiting the arrival of some cable clips for yon python and another 20mm cable duct, so's I can fix 'em to the wall and up into their final destination under the eaves, for a dive through the wall into the attic space above the house's consumer unit, for a couple up.
    Local leccy place didn't have any clips ......





    unbelievable !!!!
    so usual source for odds and sods
    just looked at the tracking on 'em and despaired to find they're in Yodel's (in)capable hands
    they're absolutely bloody hopeless .... can't understand how, or why anyone uses them


    the 'boss' has conceded that the cables, clipped to the wall, is probably going to look fine ... better than trunked up the wall
    ..... yon armoured python isn't shiny and new, having spent decades in the roof of my workshop, before it got removed and relocated to my cable stock pile, when I cleared it out .... barely noticeable in fact


    ..... she's not noticed the shiny, new, 20mm duct that's going to have to run alongside the cable yet
    hopefully Yodel will turn up tomorrow and I can spend a couple of hours grovelling in the attic space
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    replaced the flexy conduit, the control cable was routed through today ...
    piece I'd used wasn't really long enough to get it all the way to where i wanted it without a joint and wasn't happy trying to create a waterproof joint in this stuff
    so having acquired a new 25m length, I cut the necessary amount, pulled the other one out and stuck the new in, once i'd persuaded the cable through it


    then got it all back in and sanded up, marked and topped off with some more sand then some reasonably matching gravel to fill the top up











    May well replace the gravel when it gets warmer, with some of that cold lay tarmac ....
    the stuff I've used in some potholes in the drive is still down three years on, so this lil' strip should be no problem


    might try and route them behind a down pipe, which'll camouflage them a tad
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    'xactly what I thought Boyo .... and thanks again for the kind words ....
    Forums are famous for wrong interpretations ... nout a few words wont sort out usually ! .. Ive made a good few posts meself Ive looked at the next day and thought .. aye.. you could read that a few ways ? .. and others , I've thought .. WTF was I on about there ?
    Please don't PM me for plant advice.. thanks .. Post in the forum where I will gladly help, as will many of our contributors.. as the info and responses will help everyone else, which is why we exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Forums are famous for wrong interpretations ... nout a few words wont sort out usually ! .. Ive made a good few posts meself Ive looked at the next day and thought .. aye.. you could read that a few ways ? .. and others , I've thought .. WTF was I on about there ?
    aye, ditto Muz ...... 'swhy I like to have the edit facility .... can read it through as much as you like before posting .. come back and think ........ nooooo that's not what I meant to convey
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    was gonna be glad to get the other end of the cabling all routed and connected up .....
    been waiting on me cable clips to arrive ... hopefully today, but had a funeral to attend at 1.30, yesterday so the day was shot


    ex colleague of my father's, who I have/had known a long time A real nice bloke, but not been well for some time and we all have to go eventually


    My dad would've been 92 at the beginning of this month, so Bob must've been in his late seventies






    Bob on the left, who's funeral it was yesterday ... my dad on the right ..... BIG John Williams in the middle .... there were a few John Williams,s on traffic ..... '79 ... opening of the new forensic science laboratories unit in Chepstow ... which got shut several years ago
    was nice to see a lot of familiar faces ..... even if they had all aged, even more than mine
    Bob was an atheist so was a 'different' sort of service today ..... but I have to say ... it was a fine send off for him, with a moving eulogy from his youngest son
    and a packed crem. chapel / gathering hall

    well Yodel's tracking said still in Nantgarew this morning ..... so got the Solvol out and a sili gun and set to SWMBO's swallows ..








    ...... just getting the last one applied and clamped, when Yodel's driver turned up with me cable clamps


    I'd used all me light clamps, so t'other gate was gonna have to wait anyway, 'til the first one was dry .. so cable time


    Boss was happy with 'em not going behind the down pipe ... said it'd look odd ... so they went here .....





    bit of a struggle, getting the clamps nicely spaced, due to the nature of the masonry and having sufficiently large enough lumps to fix to ..... the best possible from a difficult scenario ..


    having gotten to the top, there was sod all in the way of solid enough masonry, to contain yon python in its preferred route, so it had to be attached to the soffit and purlins above





    boss is happy with it and realised (for once), it was not an easy job ..... even managed to get it all through an opening in the wall and into the attic space ...... with a struggle





    if I get sick of looking at it on the soffit, I can always box it with a suitably cut/rebated timber strip and give it some Sadolin to camouflage it


    had to venture into the spider's lair, in the attic space, to make sure the cable ends I'd persuaded in there, weren't 'shaking hands' with anything they shouldn't be ... they weren't .....
    next up is sorting all the various junctions and connections required ..... and coercing some 10mm tails down into the consumer, (which is a 'pig's guts - would like to meet whoever wired it ), to feed everything, once I've wrestled it all into place .....
    I still have to maintain my current catenary supply to me boxes, 'til it's all ready to be disconnected, prior to a move and I don't have a lot of space, or juggle room, for all the tails, where they all appear in there


    A couple of boards required for a bit of comfort .... trying to balance on 4 x 2,s, with limited headroom, is a recipe for disaster ...... I do not need to be repairing a ceiling as well .....
    so first job in the morning is find some suitable bits of ply ..... that'll fit through what is not the greatest of loft access holes, into what is not the biggest of attic spaces .....
    good progress though .. on the home straight....... for this bit anyway




    The time all these fiddly, pissy about bits take is unbelievable though


    been a lovely day here .... and we had one of our sunsets tonight





    followed by a BIG moon rising .....





    ..... from the east


    hopefully another nice day in the morning ..... not as I'll see a lot of it ... stuck in an attic space for a while
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    a different start to the day, this morning ...... "Gra, summat just went rattling up the hoover pipe !! .... might've been an ear ring "





    so having turned the hoover bag inside out ......





    it wasn't .... dunno WTF it was, but 'tain't attached to what it was supposed to be .... any more ... think it's one of Clara's 'trinkets'





    Another dry morning, which meant another assault on a certain job for SWMBO





    clamp forest ......











    and some of yesterday's efforts too ..... gonna need a crow bar to shift them off of there .........





    and 'fore anyone says bottom left is cock eyed .... 'swhere I was told it had to go


    Boss - well happy ......... me - can't believe the time it took, to get today's batch cleaned and stuck in place


    07:45 kick off with the little 'un tomorrow, so might get a few hours in the roof space, once she's been delivered to nursery at 09:00

    Need to create some bum parking space first ...... just about killed my knees up there the other day on the 4 x 2,s ... and as said previously ... do not want to be repairing ceilings!!!!!




    Message from the guy who bought the 1520 Hydrema yesterday ..... did I have any issues getting spare keys cut for mine ..... Hydrema want 50 odd quid for spares !!


    so he sent me a pic of his to see if they were similar .....





    this is mine .......





    What are the chances, eh ????????
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Well my Ford 4000, and Ford 4600, and the ignition of my JCB803, and my Thwaites 2 ton dumper all take the same key !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewMawson View Post
    Well my Ford 4000, and Ford 4600, and the ignition of my JCB803, and my Thwaites 2 ton dumper all take the same key !
    as in the same as each other Andrew? ....... or that very same key?

    would appear that that key is a 'Lucas type' looky-likey universal sort of key ..... one of the guys on CEF, Alex (cyberprog) sent me a link this morning .... https://www.lsengineers.co.uk/14603-...-skytrack.html ...... for the very same, real cheap - like 1.50 each .... cost me 4 quid each in Timpsons to get cut



    an interesting link and source for keys BTLs
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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