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  • Birthday 22/01/1966

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    Cuffley, South Herts
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    Interests include:

    Mainly pigeon decoying, some rough shooting, clays about once or twice a year socially to meet up with other members or if I'm threatened with physical violence.
    Hope to get into wildfowling this year now we have gained permisions surrounding many acres of reservoirs.

    Trying to train a dog who don't like being trained :)

    Working on my Landy

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    Does anyone spray paint?

    Forums are for posting questions, and this forum is particularly good at answering most. If you don't have anything decent to add, move on!!
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    Patio slabs

    Presumably sand and cement
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    Decking structure help

    The majority of my decking will be surrounded with brickwork; The little which isn't am planning to take precautions over this. WIth 5mm spacing on the deck I guess should keep rats out, and will be ensuring no gaps left around edges. Any other tips for keeping them out? Maybe making solid sides around the edges?
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    Decking structure help

    Not planning to put any timber in the ground. The MOT will be wacked down pretty hard, and planning to put down a bed of sand and cement mix with a concrete patio slab for each post to sit on; This way posts don't sit in the ground. All sawn edges will be treated.
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    Drillings can be good!

    Great bag and write up Wayne!!
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    Decking structure help

    the base is 5" type one MOT, note, there has been a change of plan and we was going to be laying slabs
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    Decking structure help

    Next project for the summer is the garden and the first part of the job will be a large decking area. In case it makes a difference, I'll be using composite decking boards which are 22.5mm thickness. Decking area will be around 85m/sq I don't mind going over board on the construction as I don't want to have problems later and I don't want any bounce whatsoever. Thinking to use 6"x2" treated timbers for framing, and spacing 350mm to centre's. Not decided yet, whether I should use screws or joist hangers. Not decided yet, spacing of the support posts. Not decided yet, what to use for the supports (decking will be raised approximately 15"), would 3" posts be OK? Any other considerations I need to be having? I'd appreciate any tips anyone has to offer.
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    Home Made Hide Net

    Excellent looking net PC!! very innovative.
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    Heads up

    I'm sure I can't be the only person who has never seen these Went to see a mate last night for a coffee and he say's "I've got you a present", and out come these protective glasses. I thought that's nice, but he insisted I try them on. These are protective glasses but they are bi-focal, so if like me your long distance eye sight is ok but can't read anything close up, these are excellent. Now whilst doing my diy I don't have to wear my reading glasses which I am constantly taking off and putting back on losing and damaging them. These must also be excellent for those in trade work where they need protective glasses. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EJY1GNW/ref=asc_df_B01EJY1GNW51779615/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B01EJY1GNW&linkCode=df0&hvadid=207956646229&hvpos=1o8&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7420362381767314542&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045983&hvtargid=pla-298139465425
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    magnet speed control

    I accept it could be the motor, but they are extremely reliable. I’ve had two cheap magnets with that motor for over 10 years and they are bullit proof.
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    magnet speed control

    Did any of the wires come out and you attached it to wrong terminal? there are usually two speeds on those. Or battery knackered. Quick wire to the cart battery to check.
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    Charger leads, plugs and thieving magpies

    This problem sounds too familiar! To try and tackle the problem I have fitted USB wall sockets next to their beds, and two downstairs for everyone to share. For myself I have a charger next to my bed, one in my study, one in the car and one at the office. When I'm at home, I have to regularly go and get the one out of the car, and on the odd occasion when I forget to put it back in the car, I'm left without one The kids swear they don't take them
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    Bags for life

    Out of interest, why does it matter what colour your bags are? It's a bit like buying camo cartridge bags, why??
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    Outbuilding flooring

    Depending what you're planning to do in there, Costco do like a few different types of plastic and rubber flooring which come on rolls or tiles which interlock. My mate has the interlocking in both a garage and a gym, and they are very hard wearing and look quite smart to; in your case, it would add another layer of insulation which be an added benefit. https://www.costco.co.uk/Hardware-DIY-Tyres/Garage/Garage-Flooring/G-Floor-75-x-17ft-23-x-52M-Floor-Protector/p/112281 I can't find the link for the interlocking tiles, but something along these lines except cheaper from what I remember https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004OW24CM/ref=asc_df_B004OW24CM51645041/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22110&creativeASIN=B004OW24CM&linkCode=df0&hvadid=222165639010&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=644201571228195302&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045944&hvtargid=pla-420762171569&th=1&psc=1
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    Outbuilding flooring

    There are some very good floor paints out there which garages use also. Hard wearing easy to sweep and washable.