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    Advice on repairing rotten door jambs

    I have a can of ronseal clear preservative. Its quite pricy compared to the stuff that you paint thefence with. but it is real preservative. Its clear, thin, ans soaks right in. It goes on before any fillers. to be honest its belt and braces. If you dont bother I doubt it will matter too...
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    Land rover

    Classic! From buying a Landy to Silvia Syms in a nurses outfit via a variety of classic cars, moggies and Lada's dressed up as tanks!
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    Land rover

    Jebus! :eek: Wild horses would not get me on a autobahn in that!
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    Damp in garage wall

    Ex-bloomin-actly!!
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    Land rover

    I unreservedly apologise to land rover then! (I'm sure something was hand cranked backwards up a sand dune in some film - That's going to be bugging me for the rest of the day now!)
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    Land rover

    Ah yes, wasn't that the one where they had to hand crank the wretched thing up the sand dune backwards with the starter handle?
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    Fitted desk top advice please

    Excellent advice (as always) from Ian (Cabinetman).
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    Fitted desk top advice please

    Thats 50 or 60kg of desk. I don‘t think its going to deflect even a mm over 1.3 m.! You could have movement at both ends, the right pulling away and the left pushing in. I’m not sure it will be too bad, but an upstand or length of moulding would be the normal way. on 40mm oak I dont think it...
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    Project climbing wall

    Ok,i think I'm getting there. its probably easier make your triangle out of a short (2.4m) length of 150x50 ‘treated‘ wood. make a right angle triangle ‘cos thats easier. Screw these in place from the back using exterior garden screws. Pickup a sheet of WBP ply, or OSB3 if you can handle a...
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    Damp in garage wall

    Bet you‘re sorry you asked now Marineboy! :) Stick of dynamite mate. No more slab, no wall. Ergo no more damp problem, and definitely no more termites!
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    Project climbing wall

    Hi, and welcome. TBH im not quite sure what you are asking. Probably if i knew anything about climbing walls it would be obvious, but i’m afraid i dont! so, how much space do you need between the top and the roof? How big does the roof need to be, and how permanent? Is it to Protect from a...
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    Air dried oak for outdoor chairs?

    Yeah, its just a guide isn’t it. I've got windows in my house that are clearly some kind of Meranti and were fitted back in 1982, 4 owners ago. Apart from me fixing a bit of softness around one or two hinges they are absolutely fine. I guess the message is that in similar circumstances a more...
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    Air dried oak for outdoor chairs?

    this is one of my favourite ever charts. Massive credit and thanks to the wilddeckcompany.co.uk for putting it up on their website. Hope they don't mind me putting it here
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    Air dried oak for outdoor chairs?

    I've just finished repairing a old bench seat with some air dried oak that I felled and planked about 3 years ago. So yes, air dried is fine - as long as it really is dried. Get it from a reputable source. the wood will move a little as the seasons change, but most designs allow for that...
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    Another MAKEADA? No! But if you have Makita Bttys, then ...

    I didn't spot the edge folding bit! Worryingly, the list of things "customers also purchased" had, in first place a ... 1200W 6 Gears Electric Sheep Shear Kit Goat Wool Shearing Shaving Trimmer Cutter - EU Plug ... So having molested your goat with an edge folding wireless router you can then...
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    Another MAKEADA? No! But if you have Makita Bttys, then ...

    An all copper motor in a waterproof case eh? Hmmmm!
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    Tightly fitting joints -- how tight is tight?

    Gentle persuasion for me but it does depend a little bit on what you are joining and the glue used. I use a lot of PU, which foams and doesn't gap fill that well. The old favourite Cascamite (AKA Extramite or whatever it's called now) will gap fill a bit. And there is always epoxy if you...
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    Land rover

    Lordy, how could I have forgotten about the brakes! I never had to bleed them, but for some weird reason the front left brake shoe adjuster on my mini kept slackening right off (It was probably obvious why, but not to an inexperienced me at the time). The effect was somewhat alarming...
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    Land rover

    This thread should be a sticky, just for the entertainment value. Thanks you Artie, for inadvertently starting it.
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    Land rover

    Blimey, that's a question. 1. Rust, pre 1976'ish (my estimate, no data to confirm it up) most cars would be showing some kind of rust by their third year. The weekly wash and dash round with the rust killer and touchup paint was a ritual. 2. Tyres, at least one puncture a year. Everyone...
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