I've just had a very satisfactory afternoon hauling ivy off flint
walls. I find demolition the most enjoyable part of DIY. Licensed nay
creative vandalism. And its not exactly complicated. So long as I
remember not to do my back in or pull the wall down, then I can't go
For several years I have been doing Decorative and Conservation Lime
Plasterwork and no DIY at all. Suddenly I remember what DIY is like.
Always the novice at doing a job. And when I've finished I look at my
work and think that I will make a much better job of it next time.
I've not done a garden shed roof before and the instructions say "Put
a thin strip of roofing felt along the ridge" Anna thinks "No I can
have a full width piece of roofing felt going right over. And its just
lifted off which I suspect is Bernoulli effect and a thin rdge strip
would do better.
Yesterday was plumbing which I've done before. Replacing Kitchen Taps.
I still cursed at the cramped conditions and wished I could get right
in the cupboard and look at the tap at the same time.
~~ Anna Kettle, Suffolk, England
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