What "man jobs" have you done today?

Soldato
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Forgot about the steps...definitely a robomower would eat that area alive.

I have an older Honda Izy as well (16" HRG415). It's now 15 years old and has never let me down. Will always start after 1-2 pulls of the cord even after sitting all Winter in a shed and not moving.

The only thing I have had to replace is the cord. I now no longer feed it through the loop in the handle as this is where it eventually wears and breaks. Just ordered a new blade for it as well.

Fantastic machines which will last a lifetime IMHO
 
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Yeah the Izy is probably a similar age, never been serviced, no.oil.added, same spark plug.

Starts first time.

Only thing I've had to replace is the pull handle and two bolt covers (with butterfly bolts) on the lid

Absolutely bulletproof
 
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I built a thing over the last week or so. Shed provided by Tiger Sheds - the quality wasn't great and they missed a number of the fixings I needed (half of the screws were missing) but I was able to build it watertight and straight with some manhandling.

Area before clearing:

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Cleared, levelled and with membrane and grids:
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Shed base laid on top of additional bearers (not provided by Tiger) and first haul of 10mm pea gravel:
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Finished article:
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[Edit] Forgot to add, size is 12x4 - I couldn't go any wider without getting too close to the house and losing the ability to get behind the shed at the back.
 
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goddamnit, you've pointed it out lmao

Aye that woudl do my head in :p

Tables looks fantastic, where's it from @lego

 
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Cleaned out rear gutter yesterday and today did the front and wiped all the plastic down -Then got steps out and sprayed roof with moss killer - haven't done it for two years.
 
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Nice,

Not quite up to that standard but I picked up a folding wooden outdoor table for ours from ikea, it fits perfectly and packs away flat in the garage for when not in use.

 
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Pretty silly of me but about 2 years ago I laid a Moduleo LVT floor in the kitchen and forgot to remove the sticky tape cover :cry:

One of the tiles was about 2mm too big as well, so there wasn't adequate expansion gap. It meant there was a fraction of a mm rise that was driving me nuts.

I hadn't contemplated this jigsaw not going back together properly but thankfully it did. The tiny issue is gone - all done and dusted in about 2 hours.
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Took Friday off and had a long weekend doing stuff in the garden.

When we had the kitchen extension done we had the main incoming electrical supply moved from overhead wire to buried cable. BT/Openreach still have their cables on it feeding me and next door. After 18 months plus of refusing to move them / silence,.out the blue they are coming "in the next two weeks" to out a new pole in the verge alongside our property, drop and remove the existing pole in our garden. Great news, but had to shift two roses growing up it. Not the best time of year, but needs must.

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One was actually buried in a pot...

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Mrs TB wanted them in by the pollarded tree which one end of the washing line is tied to

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So dug out a small bed and transferred / ties up the roses

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Then the "woodland area" by the gazebo was in dire need of weeding

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Could also do with another load of bark chippings to top it off ...

We had another 2 ton (or 1700kg) of topsoil delivered for various jobs - first was mounding up the potatoes
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Then topping off the back flower beds

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Then round to the front which has been neglected since we moved in 5 years ago

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Were a few lumps of sandstone to dig out

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Raked out, weeded and dug over

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Then topped off with topsoil after shaping the edge

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Put a twee little "path" in to get the lawnmower in

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Weeded the raised bed under the front window

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More topsoil topping

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Then another border needed for the front garden ...

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Dug

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More topsoil ....

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Long three days, tired and achy, but starting to look good out the front

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Not quite as good as next door, but meh

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:d
 
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