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Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,662
Posted By Nick H
I think you would need to be careful that any...

I think you would need to be careful that any offset hinge arrangement will make the gate swing back "down" with quite a bit of force.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-28-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,254
Posted By Nick H
Undoubtedly the Fein. But is it a "gadget"...

Undoubtedly the Fein. But is it a "gadget" ?
Forum: Carpentry 05-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,283
Posted By Nick H
My panasonic impact driver was fave for a while,...

My panasonic impact driver was fave for a while, just so much better than a cordless drill/driver.
Then I got my Festool saw and guide rail, now this is one seriously great piece of kit, how did I...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-21-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
Thanks for all your input Bill, its most...

Thanks for all your input Bill, its most appreciated.
I've just had "the conversation" with the client and I think he gets the picture and has agreed to consult with a structural engineer before we...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-20-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
Bill, i've been doing a few sums, let me run them...

Bill, i've been doing a few sums, let me run them by you and see how it sounds.

Ive got to deck an area of around 820 square feet.
Deck boards will be 2 inch finished thickness.

Volume of this...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
No you haven't scared me off, just confirmed the...

No you haven't scared me off, just confirmed the sort of worries I was having anyway, I'm going to go back to the guy and try to explain the difficulties involved and then maybe get some engineering...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
Thanks bill, apologies for not spotting the...

Thanks bill, apologies for not spotting the "marine" tag. From your description this is a protected spot so I have to deal with the flotation issue only. If you can imagine the deck is along a small...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-17-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
The river is actually a small side stream of off...

The river is actually a small side stream of off the river Thames and is only 30 foot across and very sheltered so the only real problem as I can see it is flotation. Bill, have you done this kind of...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-17-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Nick H
Riverside deck

Hi guys, I've been asked to quote on a deck along a river frontage. The existing frontage is poured concrete which has been there for years and the new deck is to sit on top of this. The problem is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 98,564
Posted By Nick H
[QUOTE=Mrmac204;193998](smack's head) of course!...

[QUOTE=Mrmac204;193998](smack's head) of course! excellent idea!!!! :)

QUOTE]

Ditto on that , whenever I'm renewing doors i always have to plug old screw holes and have to whittle down scraps...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 98,564
Posted By Nick H
Never ever trust your buddy to tell you anything...

Never ever trust your buddy to tell you anything important in time for it to be useful.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 98,564
Posted By Nick H
When fitting new front door locks (the day after...

When fitting new front door locks (the day after the six doors) remember to check with the same dumb**s buddy that he hasn't forgot to tell you the client wanted the locks fitted in different...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 98,564
Posted By Nick H
When you have to hang six new doors, check first...

When you have to hang six new doors, check first with your dumb**s buddy that the customer hasn't told him she wants the handles as high as possible. If you dont you will have to move all the locks...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 104,081
Posted By Nick H
I can earn a pretty decent rate doing sub...

I can earn a pretty decent rate doing sub carpentry work but I learnt a long time ago that the best money was in small remodel work, maybe a weeks work at a time, at least twice the money i'd get for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 104,081
Posted By Nick H
Its got to be the plumbers, then the sparks.

Its got to be the plumbers, then the sparks.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-06-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By Nick H
Cordless compressor

Just been out buying new toys today and saw a really sweet little Ace & K cordless compressor. You charge it from the mains and its good for 500 or so shots, any of you guys used one as I,m VERY...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 11-27-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 37,576
Posted By Nick H
I've seen a range of "off the shelf" stair parts...

I've seen a range of "off the shelf" stair parts that uses a recessed bolt to join the handrails, maybe you could adapt something like that or possibly use a wortop bolt if there is room to fit it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,700
Posted By Nick H
If youve got to divide a piece of material in two...

If youve got to divide a piece of material in two ( or 3 or 4 etc) and the measurement is "awkward" , eg you measure a board and its 11 5/8 " and you gotta cut it in half, just skew the tape until...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-25-2006, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,181
Posted By Nick H
Only perfect ?

Only perfect ?
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-22-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,176
Posted By Nick H
You forgot the florins (one tenth of a pound,...

You forgot the florins (one tenth of a pound, or"2 bob") and guinea (one pound and a shilling, or "21 bob"). Hope that clears it up a bit !

You got me thinking now, how about a Chain (22 yards, or...
Forum: Framing 11-13-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,525
Posted By Nick H
If I'm reading this right you dont have any...

If I'm reading this right you dont have any "full" common rafters as your new hip lays back beyond the existing roof so you only have jack rafters. I've done a few like this recently and I reckon the...
Forum: Construction 11-11-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,683
Posted By Nick H
about 15 years ago I watched another builder...

about 15 years ago I watched another builder pouring a big stepped house foundation. one of his young guys was in the stuff up to his knees wearing training shoes. I warned him to get out quick, wash...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-10-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,944
Posted By Nick H
I got the bosch a few months ago and its great....

I got the bosch a few months ago and its great. I've just finished a roof job which involved loads of bevel cuts and the up front controls make it so quick and easy to swing the saw over from one...
Forum: Framing 11-09-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,628
Posted By Nick H
Pretty much every tape you buy over here has both...

Pretty much every tape you buy over here has both markings on, you could order one online if you want it that bad ! LOL
Forum: Framing 11-09-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,628
Posted By Nick H
Chevy, yes we have the metric system in the UK...

Chevy, yes we have the metric system in the UK but I, like most guys I work with, use both imperial and metric alongside each other. If I measure something and it works better as an imperial...
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