DIY with function over finesse!!

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Re: DIY with function over finesse!!

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Please tell me you didn't attach something vibrating to it to bed the blocks in ? 8-[ :shock:

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someone has his thinking cap on

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I have just finished a lovely Indian Meal for Two and have cracked open our second bottle of bubbly as SWMBO's cousin, who is younger than our daughter, has given birth to a second daughter. SWMBO's oldest cousin is almost as old as her mum. If you have managed to follow that, then you will realise the problems I have with family reunions!
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A good few Toyota D4D's would have done an equally good job.
Can't wait to get shot of ours... :miserable:

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I won't bore you with the maths but this is a commercial concrete mould table vibration unit and, over the contact patch, it produces the same compaction force as a "Wacker". The wooden plate doesn't mark the blocks and it compacted sub base and blindings before the sand base dressing. Once wire brushed, it was used to vibrate in the kiln dried sand. And I still have all the bits to put it back to a lawn mower!
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The roller doesn't actually get used for anything other than pushing it away when I am finished. Now, time for me to hibernate again.

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I knew my list wouldn't stay blank for long, I got up this morning, after SWMBO had left to look after her Friday dementia sufferers, and so came down to an empty house and went to make some breakfast. The "list" hangs on the wall beneath the kitchen clock and I noticed a new entry had appeared- "Leak in bathroom behind toilet" My thoughts went black thinking it was the soil pipe leaking. I went to investigate and found a bowl placed behind the loo under the cistern. Relief flooded through me:
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Clearly she had placed a bowl to catch the drips which were coming from the cistern to pan joint. I duly turned off the water and emptied the cistern with a flush and a syphon for a closer look:
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I spy a previous attempt to cure the problem which actually produced a different problem. I stood back and looked at the waterline on the back of the cistern and sure enough it was not parallel to the top. Aha!! :idea: The "filler" had been put in unevenly causing the cistern to tilt which in turn had resulted in a leak on the upside of the tilt!!
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So I set to work removing all the filler and silicone and broken bits of rubber and then decided that the syphon was looking a little bent where the filler had forced it ovoid so I popped down to B&Q and bought a new one which is now installed and hopefully another Job Done and crossed off the list!! :-D
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And more Brownie points presumably.

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You toilet technicians may find this interesting
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