DIY General thread


#602

I painted practically the entire house in recent weeks, one of the kids was doing Jackson Pollack style work yesterday


#603

Gents - No water coming from the hotwater tap … seems to have coincided with a power outage a few days ago. A potential airlock? — it comes out in splutters for a few seconds when I turn the tap on.


#604

Is it a two tap system or a do both come out of a central tap?


#605

Central tap…


#606

Throw on the hot tap full blast, when the sputters stop stick your finger over the tap in as tight a seal as possible and turn on the cold water. Hold it for a few minutes and this should send the cold water down the hot water pipe and clear it out. After that remove your finger and stick it up your hole.


#607

I’m reading that and equally thinking - That makes sense / this cunt is mugging me off.


#608

I fixed a tap like this recently and I felt like a real man afterwards (if only briefly).


#609

Option 2


#610

Robert wouldn’t pay his water charges so he’s not allowed to click that link. Anyway it says exactly the same as I said, except Irish water forgot to tell him to stick his thumb up his hole


#611

Very clumsy of them. You may email them to point that out


#612

A grand day for it as my hole is extremely moist right now due to the effects of the weather


#613

How’re the men… lads, what would be the going rate for a painter per hour roughly?


#614

Parents had a fella paint the house recently and was €125 a day which seems very cheap. He did a good job too.


#615

Right. I presume per day is around 8 hours work? I’ve a polish lad who wants to work from fuckin sun up to sun down, he’s roughly working out at 22 quid an hour


#616

They’re all the same (the squareheads) dawn to dusk merchants but 22 lids an hour is thievery. It’s not fucking rocket science and a middlin’ lad is well reimbursed with the flat 100 for a decent shift.
Just tell him that’s the score and he’ll come to his milk ready enough.


#617

He will in his bollix, these fellas are up the walls


#618

Literally


#619

€125 a day - not paying tax.
€22 an hour - paying tax.


#620

Thats extremely cheap.


#621

Was that Henry the Polack? He’s a great man to paint a house.