DIY General thread


#422

I had to leave the house the tension was too much so I dont know (that and i had to run and put about 50 pre prepared kids portions of shepards pie stew and lasagne into my mothers freezer)


#423

Yea our freezer calved just before we went on holidays. Has to do the same. Back from Rosslare yesterday. Was planning on buying a new one today but I’m hungover so will leave it till Monday


#424

Day job as well, with a day off here and there. Wanted to get all the painting done before we moved in because I knew if I didn’t then it wouldn’t get done for months / years


#425

Top top man.


#426

Doing the internal painting is an expensive job thats a good cash saver. High risk though as any smear at all will never be forgotten


#427

You did well. Awkward job made easier if you get it done now


#428

Lads. I’ve fucked it up. I borrowed a hedge trimmer thing from the father in law and have just severed the power cable. How do I fix a severed cable safely? They’ll be mad for the safety.


#429


#430

Hands that do dishes right there, you’d expect the owner of those to make a balls of DIY,
Buy a new one or you’ll kill yourself trying to repair it


#431

Says the fella that struggled with an inflatable paddling pool! My DIY skills have never let me down before…


#432

Your thumbnail is in an awful way


#433


#434

This is a multi stage plan
First wrap it in red insulation tape and hope he doesn’t notice when you hand it back.
Then return for it again a few days later with some excuse.
When you go down to the shed for it, jump back out claiming you saw a rat. Eventually bravely edge your way back in and discover that the rat has gnawed through the cable.


#435

I generally let em grow. It’s a hangover from the days when I was smoking a lot of weed.


#436

How safe is that though?


#437

Same thing happened mine a few years ago. Two options:

Open it up and try re-terminate the cable into the strimmer. Probably anti-tamper screws. You need to be careful as it will have gear and possibly spring mechanisms that pop out when opened. When I opened mine the cables were welded rather than terminated, and the weld points wouldn’t take solder. So I went for option 2.

Put an electrical connector in where the break is and seal with insulating tape.Then reseal the whole joint with self amalgamating tape to get a watertight seal.

Have a look on youTube how to open your strimmer and how to use self amalgamating tape.


#438

Stanley knife, blue insulation tape And red insulation tape. You could change heating it over a flame and prising some red plastic back over the joint.

Or just break the joint altogether and put a socket on one end and a plug on the other. Tell your FIL it’s a safety feature :joy:


#439

whatever you do, do NOT cut the blue wire


#440

Yippeekayeh motherfuckers! Job done. Bushes cut. Lawn cut. Tank dipped. I’m off to the top of the world thread. Thanks for all the help lads.


#441

What’s the IP rating on that @Juhniallio?