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Workshop door has always had a dodgey door handle. Over the past decade is been "fixed" in various ways. Today required a boot to the door to get in so I had to splash out.  I went to my local fittings supplier (next door handily).

I opted for a more classic style.  

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2 more grins,  got the 2nd small patch finally lobbed in the disco. Fast and dirty as the floors pretty crispy.

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Also spoke to some nice people at kielder today and they have offered to take a look at this hateful peice of shit.  I hope it comes back sorted as I love my little impact gun from them.

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Been carefully* cementing round the edge of my council lock-up as it's been leaking water from the garage next door for years. Got into the other one at the same time, and concreted along the edge of that. Result, it's worked.

 

Today I did the other side of the leaking garage and the back edge to try and stop it resembling a paddling pool, then carried on using the left over cement to do the little sort of 'step' outside the lock-up to make it easier to push cars in when required. It looked pretty shit, but I got the 'ramp' quite smooth so stood back to admire my handiwork, before ten minutes later parking the car outside, forgetting about the concrete and getting a lovely Vauxhall Astra tyre mark straight through said concrete.

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9 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

Been carefully* cementing round the edge of my council lock-up as it's been leaking water from the garage next door for years. Got into the other one at the same time, and concreted along the edge of that. Result, it's worked.

 

Today I did the other side of the leaking garage and the back edge to try and stop it resembling a paddling pool, then carried on using the left over cement to do the little sort of 'step' outside the lock-up to make it easier to push cars in when required. It looked pretty shit, but I got the 'ramp' quite smooth so stood back to admire my handiwork, before ten minutes later parking the car outside, forgetting about the concrete and getting a lovely Vauxhall Astra tyre mark straight through said concrete.

Typical Vauxhall’s trick of marking its territory, makes a change for the usual oil drop.

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On way home tonight, like a good boy I turned engine off waiting at level crossing, only to be thanked by a flat battery when train was passing. The grin? Some decent fella thumped on back window and started pushing - I got out and helped and then got back in and bumped it. Should really have stopped to thank him properly but didn't want to risk stalling it...

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3 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

Been carefully* cementing round the edge of my council lock-up as it's been leaking water from the garage next door for years. Got into the other one at the same time, and concreted along the edge of that. Result, it's worked.

 

Today I did the other side of the leaking garage and the back edge to try and stop it resembling a paddling pool, then carried on using the left over cement to do the little sort of 'step' outside the lock-up to make it easier to push cars in when required. It looked pretty shit, but I got the 'ramp' quite smooth so stood back to admire my handiwork, before ten minutes later parking the car outside, forgetting about the concrete and getting a lovely Vauxhall Astra tyre mark straight through said concrete.

My grandad built a water feature in their garden in about 1993. To this day there's a handprint in one corner where 6 year old me shoved my hand into it! 

They tell me occasionally* still

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Very lucky day today. 

Went to pick up snow tyres for my daily and a friend offered (as I sorely hoped he would) to give me a lift back...

Introducing his latest limited edition Mustang Bullitt with a mere 480bhp and less than a couple of weeks old. 

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Amazing ride with scary out of the box power. Great lines too.

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And that sound! Happy days. :)

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5 hours ago, Roobarb said:

Very lucky day today. 

Went to pick up snow tyres for my daily and a friend offered (as I sorely hoped he would) to give me a lift back...

Introducing his latest limited edition Mustang Bullitt with a mere 480bhp and less than a couple of weeks old. 

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Amazing ride with scary out of the box power. Great lines too.

Makes other muscle cars look like toys...A4CB06A4-C1C5-446D-96FD-A669063E5951.thumb.jpeg.799f917530444381a9547c98cc3f96fa.jpeg

And that sound! Happy days. :)

I like the bright green one.  The other is erm...too much like a jag.....Kind of.

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Just took Miss_155's Peugeot 307 for a Mot,it failed on a leaking rear shock.Not bad considering it's been off the road for nearly 3 years as she doesn't really drive anymore & I've always got a couple of other cars.

It felt like driving round in a wardrobe after my Puma & ZR though 😂

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Well, that's it, there's 80 in the front room now, that will be enough. Don't fancy hitting 100 enough to unbox them and get them down, so I won't!

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If they phone and cancel in the next hour I'm going to be very cross! Had planned to fix the dining table this weekend too, if I get them all away today I might be able to. Tent needs to come into the house too.

Not all pictured is mine, all the refurbs I currently have are coming along for the ride! From my collection though is this:

AEG Deluxe Electronic 608
Benchy The Bench Vac
Black & Decker Super Spillbuster
Black & Decker Carvac Super
Dirt Devil Titan
Dirt Devil Broom Vac
Dyson DC46 Allergy Parquet
Dyson V11 Absolute
Dyson DC01 Breakthrough
Dyson DA001
Dyson DC18
Dyson DC07 Clic
Electrolux Dolphin
Electrolux 2000
Electrolux Dolphin Electronic 1200
Electrolux Slimline Electronic 185
Electrolux Slimline 156
Electrolux Automatic
Electrolux Dolphin 1000
Electrolux The Boss Cyclonic lite
Electrolux Contour Supreme
Electrolux Workzone
Electrolux 2060 Electronic
Goblin Handy
Goblin Laser
Goblin Rio 800
Goblin Rio 1000
Hilka RAC 12v Car Vacuum
Hoover Dustette
Hoover Sensotronic Total System 40
Hoover Turbopower Junior
Hoover Turbopower Freedom
Hoover Junior
Hoover Concept One
Hoover Turbopower 1000
Hoover 875
Hoover 825
Hoover Turbolite
Hoover Turbopower
Hoover Turbomaster
Hoover Turbopower
Hoover Sonix
Hooverette 2944
iRobot Roomba
Kirby Heritage 2
Kirby Legend 2
Leifheit Regulus
Lux Lux 1 Royal
Miele Revolution 5000
Miele Electronic Air Clean
Miele S7 Cat & Dog
Miele Esprit
Miele Complete C3 Extreme Powerline
Moulinex Vacuum Cleaner No1
Newmaid Newmaid
Nilfisk GM-80
Numatic NV-200
Parnall TenTen
Sebo Automatic X
Spinney U62
Tineco PURE ONE
Vax 121
Vax 6130SX
Vax Supabroom
Vorwerk Vk135
Vorwerk VK120-3

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21 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Rip off, it's my random Mercedes ex commercial bench vac, and one of my fans printed me some stickers for it! 

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Here he is vacuuming all the rust out of Mr @Wingz123 's old aquavac 620. Only the Irish could make a wet and dry vacuum that isn't rust resistant...

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23 minutes ago, myglaren said:

Vorwerk! 

I didn't imagine they would still exist.

My parents bought a Vorwerk Vactrik in the mid sixties.  The epitome of vacuum cleaner shite.

 

 

 

Still very much going. Their latest "home cleaning system" costs nearly 3 grand... I wait until their 10 years old and fucked and buy the whole shebang for £20...

Matey came! 

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And now he's gone. I'm going to have a beer and a fag, then maybe another beer and start putting it all away again! 

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