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Put up a brace of floating shelves on Sunday morning.
but in reality they're a bit dice tower
Just 60cm long and won't take to much weight so no need for unsightly rails. Should have really done some alcove shelving but ultimately I was too scared.
and I'm pretty rubbish at DIY. It's pretty easy.
going to have to find the hole and patch it on Saturday. Probably be quicker to reline the whole thing.
Dug up a small tree the other weekend. Harder than you you'd think.
As the plumber found a leak in the waste pipe running behind the kitchen cabinets, so the maintenance guy ripped them out so they could seal the leak but the letting agent hasn't actually thought about replacing them.
I love renting.
We finally relented and stuck some pellets out a couple of nights back and then some salt the next. Still seeing their trails but no death.
Great way to start the morning.
Kind of expecting to go home to an open pit of slug carcasses and human waste in the kitchen tonight (£1000 pcm, No DSS)
so put some beer in a saucer and leave it where you know they go, sneak down in the night and punch them right in their faces.
Then throw up everywhere.
The bathroom waste line has been leaking onto the floor behind the kitchen cabinets.
i was gonna build a camera rig but i remembered i don't have any tools or know-how
But my drill made no headway at all on the back of the house :(
The perils of living with bungaroosh. Yes, bungaroosh.
a composite building material used almost exclusively in the English seaside resort of Brighton between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, when it grew from a fishing village into a large town. Bungaroosh is often found in buildings of that era in the town and in its near neighbours Worthing and Lewes, but is little known elsewhere In this respect, it is similar to mathematical tiles—another localised building material introduced in, and characteristic of, that era. It can incorporate any of a wide variety of substances and materials, and is used most often in external walls.
The manufacture of bungaroosh involved placing miscellaneous materials, such as whole or broken bricks, cobblestones, flints (commonly found on the South Downs around Brighton), small pebbles, sand and pieces of wood, into hydraulic lime and shuttering it until it set. The shuttering (formwork) process typically involved erecting a wooden frame (often made out of railway sleepers after they became readily available in the 19th century), pouring in the lime and adding solid materials to the mixture. Other structural fittings, such as brick piers or wooden lintels, could then be added if more support was needed or other structures were to be added. This was particularly common in Brighton, where bungaroosh walls were often built behind the impressive stuccoed façades of Regency-style houses. (The material is particularly prevalent in the early 19th-century squares, crescents and terraces of Brighton's seafront, such as Regency Square, Royal Crescent and the Kemp Town estate.) Another technique was to wait for the mixture to set, then render it with a lime-based mixture and paint it. This produced a consistent, regular surface which could be used to build the symmetrical façades required in Georgian architecture—a popular style in Lewes.
Although the material is solid once set, it has poor resistance to water. If it dries out completely, it can crumble away; but if it gets wet it can dissolve and start to move, causing structural failure. Regular drying-out and saturation caused by the effects of the weather has caused some bay-window fronts to collapse in Brighton. A common maxim states that much of Brighton "could be demolished with a well-aimed hose"; the supposed extent of this destruction varies between "a third" and "half" depending on the source.
The etymology of the word is unknown, but the first part may derive from the colloquial verb "to bung", meaning to put something somewhere hastily or carelessly.
Woah, I mean Balonz! Impressive knowledge, Lonzo. *doffs cap*
will teach you all you need to know about googling bungaroosh.
Sean Connery discovering the party was a front for something else.
It was either that or a joke which could be seen as a bit 'dodgy'.
Put on a gig in non-traditional "venue" without a stage, toilet, bar, or a proper sound system. Sold cans of warm Carling for £2 a go in the corner.
I love DIY.
even had a blister on my delicate fingers
got to strip a room with a load of wallpaper on top of polystyrene lining once the summer hols kicks off, that'll be fun.
Need to wheel it out again this weekend. Haven't really been able to get the striped effect though.
The biggest challenge is my son pushes his bubble mower along next to me so I have to make sure I don't take his toes off.
Did a week of intense DIY as soon as we moved in but since then - nothing. We've got this unsightly gap between one skirting board and the floorboards in the living room. The space needs filling with something but not sure what (the floorboards sag in the middle of the room so the gap is a different size along the width of the room. Old houses stink).
And what colour is your skirting board?
If it's white and the gap's not too big you could use a flexible or mastic filler.
Going to paint it white. I've not actually been arsed to measure it yet but it's pretty wide at its widest. A couple or three cm at least.
Why do you need to fill it?
Filling a gap that big will look very obvious. If it's to stop draughts Then maybe some expanding foam in there would help. I wouldn't use a gun, as it'll go everywhere, but a foam weatherstrip tape instead. You need to made sure that it'll allow for movement, so don't use anything solid. Just run it along the gap and push it in, allowing the foam to expand up into the gap. Because of the variation in gap you may need to get a couple of different depths to suit it.
It's pretty ace and looks like a real persons garden. Gotta die some grass seed to clear up some patches tonight.
Still haven't painted the banister bookcase, can't be arsed.