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Old 30-04-16, 02:46 PM   #781
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Cold water infeed to toilet leaking. I hate plumbing.
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Old 30-04-16, 05:59 PM   #782
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Better than electricity, you only get wet. But i understand about unplanned plumbing jobs!
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Old 30-04-16, 06:35 PM   #783
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Better than electricity, you only get wet. But i understand about unplanned plumbing jobs!
Yep. Pipe has been in place for years with no changers. Changed the fibre washer to no avail. It's a copper to plastic join so I'll get a new adapter and fit an isolation valve at the same time.
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Old 01-05-16, 11:47 AM   #784
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Front end fettling. New stem bearings, fork service, front end bodge solving, just need to build her back up and give her a thrash round Cadwell !!!
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Old 01-05-16, 06:27 PM   #785
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Head gasket changed on the van, hope that's fixed it!, not a job I liked and I do not want to do it again.
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Old 01-05-16, 08:23 PM   #786
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Does fitting some under cabinet lights in the kitchen count? I've been waiting a year for Stuart to do them, he went away this weekend so I did them myself.
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Old 01-05-16, 08:33 PM   #787
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It counts. I've not done a great deal today however.
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Old 01-05-16, 08:39 PM   #788
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Not so much tinkering as tidying. The patio table and chairs are now out of hibernation and I've moved stuff around in the shed so I don't have to lug the long ladders out just to get at the lawnmower. Hallelujah.
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Old 02-05-16, 08:47 PM   #789
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Changed the air filter in my wife's MR2 and found the source of the oil leak (I think). Quite common for the timing chain tensioner to leak.

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New rear brake pads on the VFR. Should be a simple job but it wasn't. The bolts holding the calliper are facing the rear sprocket and one needs an extra long socket, which I have, and there's not much room to operate in. So I loosen the nut but it's still too stiff to turn by hand so I carry on using the socket and handle not paying attention to the fact that the socket handle is now touching the rear sprocket and the bolt still isn't out. No problem I'll screw the bolt back in except I can't get to the reverse switch on the handle. Bugger, I'm stuck, can't go back nor forward. I tried various ways to get myself out of this situation. In the end it was just a case of using force and bending the socket and handle towards the front of the bike and it popped off. It bent the bolt slightly and knackered the ratchet in the handle but I can live with that. The daft thing is that I've done this job before but clearly I was paying more attention last time.

Looks like I've also got a leaking front fork seal as well.
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