Following I'm a real man's man - be in awe of my manly achievements Page 10

  • Trafford 20 Jan 2021 17:13:32 9,201 posts
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    Does it really smell funny? Or did "somebody" get caught?
  • RichDC 20 Jan 2021 17:13:46 9,078 posts
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    Can't comment on the sizes, but they are very easy to switch over. Literally just unscrew, swap and rescrew. Not sure why you can't just clean it though.
  • Razz 20 Jan 2021 17:14:08 978 posts
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    Tried bleach, rubbing alcohol, drain blocker. It just smells like a toilet now, real nast drain smell
  • RichDC 20 Jan 2021 17:14:44 9,078 posts
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    Wait, was this meant for the old 'things you've stuck your cock in' thread?
  • Razz 20 Jan 2021 17:36:21 978 posts
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    :p might just take it off and sushi it in bleach and soap powder overnight
  • Grumpyoldman72 20 Jan 2021 17:38:11 32 posts
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    Had the pleasure of erecting a suspended scaffolding over the side of a 12 storey block of flats today, effectively building from the top downwards two floors, a 6m drop from the roof on what can only be described in non scaffolding terms as a trapeze, very twitchy arsehole when sliding down the tubes considering its a bit on the windy side today.

    Been scaffolding since day dot so to speak, but stuff like this can go wrong quickly even with all the fall protection in place and well, used I might add.
  • fontgeeksogood 20 Jan 2021 17:38:26 12,913 posts
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    Bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar
  • Razz 20 Jan 2021 17:47:02 978 posts
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    Cheers
  • fontgeeksogood 20 Jan 2021 17:48:25 12,913 posts
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    Also stop pissing in the sink
  • Razz 20 Jan 2021 18:25:30 978 posts
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    Hehe
  • Immaterial 20 Jan 2021 18:33:12 2,562 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Also stop getting caught pissing in the sink
  • Nitrous 25 Jan 2021 11:51:10 2,259 posts
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    Washing machine has been showing an error code on the last couple of washes so the wife told me to sort it! I did the geek bit and it was either low water pressure (it isn't) or a blockage in the filter. Towels out, removed filter, cleaned it and I find 20p.

    I can't claim that 20p becuase it's hers! A problem she caused that I had to fix. I'm currently watching it but it's not as interesting when you are an adult. No leaks and it's almost done so safe to say it's sorted.
  • mrpon 25 Jan 2021 11:54:10 37,154 posts
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    Pfft, schoolboy error not checking pockets first before loading.

    Two words. Kids. Tissues.

    Steady on!
  • anephric 25 Jan 2021 12:59:53 4,983 posts
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    Car accident in the snow near my house yesterday on a bridge.

    Owner was in tears and basically fucked off, leaving the car blocking one lane on a narrow bridge on a tight corner, bad visibility and cars were already on a magic carpet ride.

    Swiped some roadworks signage from nearby, put them out in front and behind the abandoned car. Rang the police and told them, as the owner hadn't bothered. Stood in my high viz and directed traffic through for a while, til I got bored.

    Owner came back today and towed vehicle, couldn't even be bothered to move the signage I'd put out protecting her vehicle off the road. Lazy cunt.
  • Kronos 30 Jan 2021 12:19:43 790 posts
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    I replaced the strap on my G-Shock watch, took best part of an hour, cause of the fiddly spring pin and not having the necessary tool. The strap completely covers pin and access is only available through a tiny slot at the rear of strap. I think the swearing helped.
  • Dougs 7 Mar 2021 21:34:04 99,017 posts
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    I moved the first of 2 bulk bags of pebbles into the garden today, wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow. Not necessarily a huge achievement, but I was delighted to be able to finish the bag by dragging it down the side of my house, a la World's Strongest Man (I'm sure the reality was somewhat different...). Am going to ache in muscles I forgot I had tomorrow.
  • elstoof 7 Mar 2021 22:06:31 27,123 posts
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    Hah, I did similar when I had a massive compost delivery to the kerb last spring, one of those metre cube bags. I took it through bucket by bucket until I thought it was empty enough, then tried lifting it in - it wasn’t quite light enough but I’d already started fucking about moving it so I couldn’t lose face in case the neighbours were watching me. Absolutely ruined myself
  • Dirt3 7 Mar 2021 22:24:48 1,613 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Hah, I did similar when I had a massive compost delivery to the kerb last spring, one of those metre cube bags. I took it through bucket by bucket until I thought it was empty enough, then tried lifting it in - it wasn’t quite light enough but I’d already started fucking about moving it so I couldn’t lose face in case the neighbours were watching me. Absolutely ruined myself
    Top tip, when lifting something heavy in view of the general public, face towards them. If you end up crapping yourself then it won't be visible.
  • anephric 7 Mar 2021 22:40:58 4,983 posts
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    They're called tonne bags for a reason.
  • ibenam 7 Mar 2021 23:08:40 3,405 posts
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    I danish oiled all the wooden apparatus in the garden today.
  • Dougs 8 Mar 2021 06:47:41 99,017 posts
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    I don't feel too bad this morning. But we all know DOMS is worse on day 2.
  • LegendaryApe 8 Mar 2021 07:12:17 2,414 posts
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    @Dougs

    I ways found doms are easier to take if you establish a safe word beforehand
  • elstoof 8 Mar 2021 08:30:24 27,123 posts
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    You should do it again today Dougs, capitalise on those gainz
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    Edited by OldDirty at 19:39:04 13-03-2021
  • Dougs 13 Mar 2021 21:43:19 99,017 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    You should do it again today Dougs, capitalise on those gainz
    I did it today instead. Feel the burn etc.
  • robc84 16 Mar 2021 10:58:11 15,278 posts
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    Hey all you awesome people.

    Just wondering if we have anyone who has built decking before? We are looking to deck out the area at the back of the garden as its the only shaded area. We used to have a shed but it was all rotted so we pulled it down. Ideally I'd like to do it myself and I've flattened out the area in preparation.

    However, it's got a long curved wall which I think will make things challenging (imagine quarter circle - similar shape to that). It looks quite straight forward to build a square, but looking online the curves could be quite challenging so I'm wondering whether I'd be better to call in a pro. It's not a massive area so probably wouldn't be too expensive.

    Anyone attempted something similar?
  • Nexus_6 16 Mar 2021 11:14:16 5,989 posts
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    Make the frame underneath that will hold it all up out of straight bits - 2 or 3 straight runs from post to post.
    Then when you put the decking on it can cantilever slightly and the cut it on the curve.
    Obviously more to it than that of course.
  • robc84 16 Mar 2021 12:54:31 15,278 posts
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    Ok I think I see what you mean. So create the base in an irregular quadrilateral as close as possible to the shape and let the decking overlap slightly at the edges for the curved section? I think the places where it would overlap the most (still not a lot) would be places where we wouldn't be standing or putting any weight on anyway.
  • Nexus_6 16 Mar 2021 13:44:00 5,989 posts
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    @robc84 Exactly.

    I don't know, haven't thought how you are doing the rest of it but here is a sketch of a 5m diameter curve

    https://imgur.com/gallery/S060lwM

    and how the decking itself would only go out 50mm from support.

    Edited by Nexus_6 at 13:46:11 16-03-2021

    Edited by Nexus_6 at 13:46:59 16-03-2021

    Edited by Nexus_6 at 13:47:17 16-03-2021
  • robc84 16 Mar 2021 14:34:29 15,278 posts
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    Ok that makes sense, thanks. Might not be as difficult as I first feared.

    Although I do have to also navigate around a small tree on the curve too...
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