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What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Gramaisc

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    I do have a sink to fit in the garage at some point - the water supply reaches the adjacent greenhouse, currently.

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    Did you have sun today ?
     
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    All the daylight hours.


    The automatic windows on the greenhouses were open from about 11am to 2pm.
     
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    What's the Sun ?? :eek:
     
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    A newspaper that no one from Liverpool reads.
     
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    Interesting insomuch as I haven't bought or even looked at a Newspaper since 1982. I arrived home after a trip down to the Falklands on a chemical tanker (carrying fresh water would you believe !!!) to be presented with a copy of the Sun by my Old Man. I can assure you my Old Man was not a Sun reader, in fact he made Karl Marx look like a right winger !!! But he'd bought a copy of the paper with the famous headline 'Gotcha' following the sinking of the Belgrano. It was my coming home present !! :teef:

    I'm not arguing about the incident with the Belgrano, it was a warship in a warzone and as such a target. But gloating about it .. ??

    So long before Hillsborough I not only kicked the Sun into touch (I wouldn't insult my backside by using it as toilet paper) but all other newspapers too … call it fallout. :raise:
     
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    A few years ago, said paper printed a not so very nice report on Mental Health. Many discussions were held on the wards about it, and it was deemed to be lower than dog muck on yr wellies. I haven't seen a copy of said rag at work since.
     
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    It's like looking at a once loved pet in the throws of its dotage.
     
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    What I WILL be doing this weekend ..

    But won't shock you with my actual pictures ;)

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    Another full day of bright Sun and a steady, if chilly, breeze left the grass in a bone dry condition - so it's had a (potententialy) final cut and the mower is away in the Storage Shed for the winter, allowing a bit more space in the Work Shed.

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    Make the most of that dry weather and sunshine @Gramaisc
    Stuck in the pub here :pint:as it's pissing down again .
     
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    Make the most of that dry weather and sunshine @Gramaisc
    Stuck in the pub here :pint:as it's pissing down again .
     
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    Ooops..seeing double :D
     
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    You trying do a @littleme ??
     
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    Errrr I haven't been the pub since @Gramaisc 's infamous birthday!
     
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    I think that's the one I missed when I was abroad a few years ago? (well....would have missed anyway as I didn't know about it til reading about it afterwards..)

    Hope I haven't missed out on any celebrations since , was gutted not meeting you all in the suprise bday celebrations :o

    Started this weekend off good,making it worth the while :pint: nearly drowning myself with jugs of water over the sink, trying to get the shampoo out of my long hair ..
     
  18. Gramaisc

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    Are you still barred?
     
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  20. Gramaisc

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    Yesterday, I 'fixed' a storage heater. I didn't post it yesterday, as I wasn't fully sure it would actually work when the Economy 7 turned on, and being a three-element device, it would be a bit iffy to test it via a temporary plug arrangement.

    Anyway, it did heat up overnight, so we can rest for a while.

    It has two thermal fuses, to protect against overheating, but they are made from materials that aren't really up to it and they have degraded over the years.

    The two things at the front here.

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    This isn't the actual device from yesterday, but it is pretty much what I found. after discovering that the elements all worked and then tracing back the fault to the left-hand 'fuse' at the front.

    It's all a little bit Heath Robinson and they will, in fact, no longer sell you the actual replacement parts, but a completely different, and fairly expensive, alternative set-up, though it may be a bit more long-lived. The new arrangement seems to use ceramic* insulators where Bakelite-type stuff has been used here.

    Fitting the new arrangement would entail some further dismantling, with its associated risks of creating further damage - so, we'll see what happens first, I think.

    I made a few little modifications which seemed to make the cut-out stay closed reliably. The left one was where the real issue was.

    Fingers crossed.

    Having seen how "ambitious" the general design is, I did make a point of double-checking that the earth connection was fully viable!

    * as used on the temperature/output control at the back.
     
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