Some DIY took place here today, but not done by me. New kitchen being
installed, so the lads were here today, including Roy, who does a good
We got a new washing machine put in today, too (nothing to do with the
kitchen business). But it did mean Roy was here with his angle grinder
to slice a chunk of metal off the stacking kit that fixes under the
tumble dryer, so it can stack on top of the new washing machine.
This needed the front flange slicing off because the controls are
higher up at the front on the new washer. Roy did this with aplomb,
approaching my leg (which was bracing the frame) a bit like that
chopper chasing Mr Bond, the one with the rotating blades for doing
Elfin Safety would have had a fit.
"Hard" and "Soft" Brexit are code words for Leaving or Staying in the EU,
rather than for the terms of our departure.
[Most definitely on topic]
I think a letter to your MP would suffice, probably not a conservative
or DUP one though.
What about a DIY Conservative politians kit
Suspenders, stockings and bin bag kits could be sold at Wickes and due
to its perishable nature, a voucher could be included to get the
satsuma at Waitrose.
The lawn mower thread suggests that the ones with the higher voltage
batteries, 30V to 50V, probably work just as well as their mains power
My experience with cheaper machines and lower voltage batteries is that
they are OK for fairly light usage and/or small gardens where the grass
is always kept relatively short.
To be fair, the politics is pretty easy to identify and ignore. There's
still a lot of good DIY stuff IMHO.
I used to follow a US group that had some very competent postings
particularly on metalwork, but it degenerated into ridiculous right wing
and gun nut stuff.
Whilst I'm guilty of being suckered into the Brexit circus chat, I'm
with TMH and don't believe most of it belongs here in the first place.
If there was some new EU or UK proposal to limit the rpm of
angle-grinders then that might be ... but not really any of the
politics behind it.
But there are some here who feel this is just their 'anything goes'
blog or twitter feed with little of it ever relating to d-i-y even
But then I'm not politically motivated and therefore not a fanatic
either so it's unlikely I would (under a no-politics rule) start a
political thread, even if there was something 'going on'.
So, IMHO, I can accept that we may have now moved on from 'strict'
d-i-y (wallpapering, putting up shelves) to anything we are loosely
doing-ourselves but it should still exclude chat about becoming an MP
(or priest etc). ;-)
Cheers, T i m
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