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Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:22 pm

Pissing with rain all day Saturday so decided to make a log burner out of a propane tank.

Probably cost all up £16 - for stove paint, nuts and bolts, hinges. - could have saved on the bolts if my welding was any good.

1st burn below to get paint off - then sand, still have to paint it .......

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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Black » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:07 pm

Your bit at the top could be a large flat horizontal metal section commonly called a "hot plate" and then get cooking - mushrooms, veggies, eggs, bacon etc. Like the carburettor/spin wheel. I'm sure I've seen something similar recently.

Today I made a replacement extractor fan cover out of bits of waste wood to replace a plastic one that fell down from the bathroom ceiling and broke (bits got lost) - cost was mainly time, 2-3 hours (plus some wood glue and panel pins/paint). Sorry no pics. What's the alternative? Buy a complete new fan & cover to fuel the consumer society showing what a wealthy country we are by increasing the GDP? If it had been our own domestic use I probably wouldn't have bothered but its going in a public place and the public needs protecting from themselves!

I may take a pic when its in situ, if it looks ok!
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Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Nice one Black - post up the pics, I have two external plastic fan Xpelair jobs thatr were smashed with snowballs that need fixed -...

On the log burner front - I sat in front of it , realising the opportunity I'd missed putting the chimney out the top and not mounting a flat plate.

Only bonus on the cooking front is when the fire burns down, you can put griddle, pan etc into the stove - not ideal :roll:
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Postby Philshoz » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:30 am

Nice work J, just in time for sitting outside in the evenings after a good surf with a bottle of Rose.

On a bigger scale of DIY I have finally finished our shower room. A LOT of French houses don't have facilities upstairs FFS :shock: So this small box room was ripe for change to service the four bedrooms.

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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Black » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:48 am

^^^ Wow! To top that someone is going to have to build a house from scratch. :lol:
Well done, was wondering how you were getting along.
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Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:50 am

I prefer it the way it was :mrgreen: FFS , that's some serious finishing Phil dans le salle de bain, top work. Thought you would have fitted yourself some hand rails :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:15 am

Why I built the burner was to go outside this. Need to do the decking out front next. Also has my shitey self made goals in the shot...

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Unfortunately not a shaping bay - somewhere for Mrs. ATT to get away from all the males in the hoose
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Postby Philshoz » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:13 am

Thanks a lot, now Mrs Shoz wants one of those..
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Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:07 pm

Jimmy Blears tail , Adrian Phillips nose ................ soon had to turned into asym fliers :lol: :oops:

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Postby Black » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:59 pm

Here's my vent cover ready to go up. Painted matt black 8)
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Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:32 pm

Can't see the pic Black
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Philshoz » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:40 am

ATTMFKH wrote:Can't see the pic Black


He forgot to take the lens cap off…. :roll:
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Postby Black » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:15 am

Sorry, lenscap now removed! :roll:
It looks much better in real life than that pic, honestly.
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby danny1 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Fuckin hell you bastards I can't even up shelfs up
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Chris F » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:12 am

Construction of bouldering wall in garage about to commence - it's going to be big. Hope it doesn't bring the roof down :oops:
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Philshoz » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:30 am

Good luck with that Chris.

Talking of lenses (well caps) I'm tackling one of these at the weekend. http://paulov.com/2011/02/canon-99-erro ... ragm-unit/ :shock: :shock:

Got the lens as a freebie with a camera, 23€ for the part from China and could be worth 175€ when done.
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Postby Black » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:04 am

Philshoz wrote:Good luck with that Chris.

Talking of lenses (well caps) I'm tackling one of these at the weekend. http://paulov.com/2011/02/canon-99-erro ... ragm-unit/ :shock: :shock:

Got the lens as a freebie with a camera, 23€ for the part from China and could be worth 175€ when done.

That's what I was talking about what's wrong with mine, its fiddly but you just need to be brave! There's a youtube video you may want to watch too (just remembered that's for the older lens). This is definitely a design error which needs sorting (if they haven't already).
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Postby Chris F » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:28 pm

good luch with that. Need a steady hand.
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby JayP » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:47 pm

Philshoz wrote:Nice work J, just in time for sitting outside in the evenings after a good surf with a bottle of Rose.

On a bigger scale of DIY I have finally finished our shower room. A LOT of French houses don't have facilities upstairs FFS :shock: So this small box room was ripe for change to service the four bedrooms.

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Hats off to you Mr Philshoz - nice bit of tiling and clever design.
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby JayP » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:52 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Why I built the burner was to go outside this. Need to do the decking out front next. Also has my shitey self made goals in the shot...

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Unfortunately not a shaping bay - somewhere for Mrs. ATT to get away from all the males in the hoose


Did you build this ??? ….If so bloody cool!!!! - Now stop showing off! :lol:
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:27 am

Me & Harkii and 2 other mates - assembled it ! It came precut etc. we just did the meccano - piece of piss really. Harkii did the hard part putting the base in , whacking the road scalpings, whin dust screed then slabs.

p.s. me & the youngest cut a piece of mesh to fit in the stove - wait till fire settles down, put mesh in - square sausage for supper on Tuesday night, last night we only had 2 pieces of bacon to cook but I swear it was the best tasting bacon ever :lol:

added bonus of stove is the ring I cut off (handle of propane tank) that I used on the top of the chimney pipe to stop water going down, acts as a smoke diffuser and keeps those bastard midges away :twisted:
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Chris F » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:41 pm

Philshoz wrote:Good luck with that Chris.



Off to a bad start, cracked window in van trying to fit 3 x 3.6 m wooden beams. £70 down for replacement already :cry:
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:34 pm

Chris F wrote:Construction of bouldering wall in garage about to commence - it's going to be big. Hope it doesn't bring the roof down :oops:

built a little overhang to roof section in a barn at my old house, never got any pictures though, but damn did I get good at hanging from my fingertips :lol:
made me think I should probably build another this summer
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Chris F wrote:
Philshoz wrote:Good luck with that Chris.



Off to a bad start, cracked window in van trying to fit 3 x 3.6 m wooden beams. £70 down for replacement already :cry:


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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Chris F » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:45 am

Tomdiddlybomb wrote:
Chris F wrote:Construction of bouldering wall in garage about to commence - it's going to be big. Hope it doesn't bring the roof down :oops:

built a little overhang to roof section in a barn at my old house, never got any pictures though, but damn did I get good at hanging from my fingertips :lol:
made me think I should probably build another this summer


Going to build a 30 deg board, 2.4m wide by about 3 m high. Got a beastmaker fingerboard, but it gets boring!
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Philshoz » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Think we are all having a bad one.

Stripped the lens down, re-built, TWICE, now it works but only in Manual mode... :evil:

Off to the Canon forums.

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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:24 pm

Very Germanic strip down there Phil - liking the labels :lol: Looks like a fucking nightmare of a job.

I spent all weekend putting decking down in front of the shed - sore all over, hamstrings have shortened by about 2 inches :evil: and missed the East Coast waves ........ surf tokens mounting up, due a wee shuffle up North :-)
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Philshoz » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:31 am

Hasn't worked though J. I tried tinkering with the flat cables on the mother board to no avail.

Gave up, put it up for sale yesterday for 50€ and it sold, quick snap. One guy even offered me 60€ after I had committed to a sale, tant pis.

Have you got another lens yet?
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:39 am

I have been looking - you've just reminded me to phone some lassie off Gumtree , though I think she advertised the lens at the wrong price, maybe not , worth the call ..... keep you posted.
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Re: Post Your DIY Stuff

Postby Black » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:49 pm

Before you take the shower switch apart to find the problem make sure you photo the wiring or you might end up with some head scratching when it comes to re-wiring it!

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