what did you fix today

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  1. Wildbill

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    done this one last year cant find the old on but her it go's
    I fixed my starter motor replacing bushings and brushes.
     
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    I fixed it for her indoors ...let her do the paper hanging (y)
     
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  3. Hollyberry

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    Tried to fix the hall light by tracking down right light bulb to fit. But no, that didn't fix it so now have to look at the dimmer switch and possibly/ probably replace that. Another trip to B&Q.

    But I made 5 fairy doors---they're very pretty!
     
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    I finally fitted the frost alarm thingee/ min/max temp/clock, that I bought ages ago, that's been sitting in the glove box
     
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    What's a fairy door, please?
     
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    I fixed it so that my secretary never , ever , ever again gets permission to have a day off on my first day back from holiday :mad:
     
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    Trying to fix my reversing light/indicator unit to avoid paying silly money for a new one. Currently replacing a well-rusted terminal with a strip of metal snipped from (of all things) an empty Polaroid film pack.
     
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    I fixed the motorhome door handle and saved £78 for a new one, fix the hole in my tum by baking some pikelets, hee hee
     
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    Sanded all the woodwork in the spare bedroom and under coated ,ready for glossing tomorrow ,knackered now time for a glass of grape juice me thinks hic
    hic (y);):LOL: .
     
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    I'm attempting to dye the original curtains ....first batch of dye changed from green to blue ...im hoping this second batch will give me the grey I want lol

    So currently not fixed but hopefully will be :)
     
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    ::bigsmile:I fixed 2 boilers and 1 hot water zone valve. But then that's my job
     
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    just fixed the front door lock,,,pins in barrel fell out......off to scotland on wednesday so needed doing asap....all secure again.......(y)
     
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    Changed one of my roof vents to a mini heki .....got another to do tommorrow

    What a difference they make

    I'd like to source a full size one and make the front vent bigger but im reluctant to pay £350-£400 for one do will keep am eye on the breakers yard
     
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    I replaced the 3 lever lock on the back door to a 5 lever lock. (Insurance demands it)

    Did it just slot in when the old one came out? Of course not!

    Lots of chiseling and drilling later it looks better fitted than the original and that was done by a tradesman.


    :cooler:
     
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    Managed to make one good Hayter mower out of two old ones. Trip to the dump now to dispose of the old bits.
     
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    A while ago I bought a grass sweeper/collector secondhand, being sold as it was breaking the drive gears and replacement wheels cost £77 plus postage each. I stripped it and replaced a number of bearings then turned my attention to the gears, they are plastic and cast as part of the wheel so I resolved to improve the design and make a replacement gear out of aluminium. After preparing the blank I mounted it in a dividing head on the vertical mill. (yup those who have seem my man cave often wonder if I actually use any of it).
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    With a little nifty maths the correct involute cutter was determined to be 10DP and 56 teeth needed cutting
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    Eventually a gear was produced and fitted. Tried in place and it runs perfectly. Magic. I may as well make one for the other end as well to halve the wear, should last me a few years.
    Finally fitted in place
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  17. Wildbill

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    look's like a nice job roger
     
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    Fairy doors --- little wooden doors, 10 cms high, painted and decorated with moss, buttons, flowers, jewels. Place in your house or garden to let the fairies in!
     
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    I think I need more than a few fairies here :)
     
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    Today I "fixed" a wicker garden set, bought at auction couple of months ago.
    Chairs were grubby grey, table was olive green with glass top thickly painted in olive green paint.

    It's now all matching Paris Grey with fabric under the now clear glass. Looks a lot better.
     
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