Shed Matters 3

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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by chinatyke » 13 Aug 2019, 12:19

You're getting to be like Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine where he was constantly painting his front gate - it's time you got your teeth into another model!

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Post by Big Kev » 13 Aug 2019, 16:01

Has anyone got a damp meter I can borrow for half an hour?

The survey on my house picked up a high moisture level in the chimney breast in the loft, looks like the flashing has failed. An easy enough fix. I've cut out the bit of plasterboard on the ceiling and a bit of plaster on the wall, everything looks dry but I want to check the levels in the timber before I put it all back together.
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by plaques » 13 Aug 2019, 17:52

Big Kev wrote:
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Has anyone got a damp meter I can borrow for half an hour?
Sorry no damp meter but at a push you could use one of those digital voltmeters and measure the resistance across two pins. You would have to do your own calibration by comparing different dry / damp materials. perhaps Ian would advise on this.

Damp in loft chimney breast. Our house was dripping with water but not from faulty flashing but down the chimney. The fault was someone had fitted a stop ventilator plug which wasn't the normal mushroom shape and without sealing the fitment tube the water just drained down the chimney. Worth having it checked out.

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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Big Kev » 13 Aug 2019, 19:21

I was in luck, my neighbour had one. 10% in the structural timber (9-14%) is acceptable and 0.2% in the plaster. Looks like it was a recent failure and the moisture was just in the ceiling boards.
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2019, 02:49

China, you aren't dealing with the side effects of immunotherapy. I shall move on another model when the time feels right.
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 05:32

Am considering painting the gate..... Or something equally important!
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Post by Bodger » 18 Aug 2019, 07:32

A bit more, read the report on the left of the page
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6047696

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Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 07:59

All too common Bodge in those days. One thing that caught my attention is that the picture of the engine is not the right one, that engine was built a lot later than the 1863 mentioned in the inquest report.
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 25 Aug 2019, 07:20

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A bit of a useful potter this morning. I cleaned the VM up and went round all the oil and grease nipples. When you're doing stuff lubrication gets forgotten so It's a good idea to go round and give them all a shot or two occasionally.
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Post by Stanley » 31 Aug 2019, 07:18

I pottered for an hour. That's enough at the moment, I have laid off too long and need to get back in training!

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I had a 9/16" cutter that badly needed attention so I fired up the T&C grinder and sharpened it, I did the current 3/4" cutter that's in the mill as well. It wasn't bad but will benefit from a gulleting and a touch up.

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In the same vein, I got the Picador drill sharpening jig down off the shelf and sharpened two 1/2" drills that have shown signs of needing a reset. I'm pretty good at hand sharpening but over time you can drift off correct angles.
That was enough for this morning. It did the T&C grinder good to be fired up. The motor and spindle bearings are very high speed and its a good thing to keep the lubricant fluid, the best way to do that is run them.
A useful hour.....
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 05 Oct 2019, 08:06

I've been in the shed. This is a step in the right direction!

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First job was to give my new boots a good oiling.

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Then I addressed something that has been bugging me for a while. You might remember I found this aluminium casting in one of the treasure chests and kept it on the grounds it would obviously come in for something. It hasn't so I gave it a coat of looking at. I thought of a use for part of it....

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First thing was to part it off.

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I started to turn it down to what I wanted and this is what I found, it's a bad casting and is full of slag and blow holes. No point in bothering with it so I have binned it. I tried the other piece and it is OK so that has survived. What for I don't know but I;m not throwing a good piece of metal away!
No trees uprooted but at least I stood in the shed for an hour and a half.....
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 10 Oct 2019, 04:14

I've decided that I have to get a new project to get me back in the shed. Watch this space, there is hope yet!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Tripps » 10 Oct 2019, 09:31

Take it easy. Is there room for a high stool of some sort in the shed? :smile:
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 11 Oct 2019, 02:34

No, and I have no difficulty standing. Besides that's what makes shed work 'light exercise'. I need to get back in there and educate my muscles again!
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