The new 'new old house resto' thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ermintrude, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. two pages in and i'm already contemplating opening a bottle of gin with my teeth! :D
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  2. Pie ?
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  3. he gave me door chopping advice before he left :)
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  4. So, your going to phone somebody up and say "good sir, I have a really easy job that I havn't got time to do"
    "And no I have no lead to steal from my roof"
    @Geordie top joiner, rubbish tarmacer :thumbsup:
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  5. Cheese n onion slice?

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  6. maybe i could fashion something out of Papier-mâché? I think i need to do some research on the components of a door frame, i just thought a good sharp chisel and some filler would do it :)
  7. Get stuck in, or you'll only have to have a "tradesman" in. They'll rummage through your knicker draw. Is that really what you want?
  8. :eek: it's when they do a job for you, send you numerous whattsapp messages afterwards asking if you want to be facebook friends that freaks me out! They're all very forward nowadays!
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  9. Too much bad advice from @Geordie .
    He uses party packs of 2part wood filler.
    Give it a go, worse thing that can happen is a new frame required.
    Or maybe a trip to a&e after sharp chisel accident :oops:
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  10. Sharp chisel will split on grain , wait till andy pandy gets back and mAkE him doit for ya :D
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  11. Reckon the chimney needs repointing. Bi$
    Have I read that right - you've got an asphalt floor inside your house, with an asbestos lining?

    Your house will never burn down.
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  12. No fear, none of my chisels are sharp
  13. That will give the frame a nasty bruise :)
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  14. Modern trades apprentices are taught how to do handstands in laundry baskets.
  15. :hattip:
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  16. That was recently used in the Saudi Embassy.
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  17. no idea..... there are the oringinal flags which at some point have been covered with a thick layer of what looks like purple, brittle old chewing gum - some round here call it asphalt, but they're all a bit strange o_O Before whatever it is was tipped onto the flags they put down a black/grey membrane thing that looks a bit like black brillo pad. I've no idea if it's asbestos but nothing would surprise me :D
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  18. don't you start! it's not a standard size and would need to be made specially :rolleyes:
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  19. Ewwwwww!
  20. Just let the household staff deal with them. Best avoided, in my opinion.
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