Rolling DIY thread


#481

Danish oil is a necessary part of any self-respecting man’s beauty regimen


#482

I never suggested I respected myself though


#483

PS I had a wood one in my last house. Absolutely have to oil it relatively regularly. They still get ‘worn’ but as marckee says, there’s a line between worn and actually damaged.


#484

Me again.

Plumber says the bathtub was installed without a frame, and if we want they can redo it (how generous!) Given that we’ll be using it for the shower too, is this a sensible thing to have done, or are they trying to rinse us?


#485

Dunno but probably. If clowns hadn’t installed the bath and sink (previous owners) we’d still have a kitchen ceiling.


#486

The bathroom tiles are so hard that the plumber has had to go to the shop to get more diamond drill bits.

Is this my life now


Possession
#487

Anyone got any clues how an inside pane could just go like this?


#488

You’ve got yourself a level 3 possession there.


#489

Yep, that was my theory. Thanks for the confirmation!


#490

That or a massive pigeon


#491

On the inside?

My GF was home at the time, she’s going deaf but she’d notice a pigeon - and the cat would go nuts.

Definitely a ghost.


#492

If there’s not enough tolerance around the sealed unit, then sometimes thermal movement or settlement can induce a pressure point which then cracks. It looks like it started in the bottom right corner, so maybe the frame is not quite square in that point.

How long ago was it put in? Is it still covered by its warranty?


#493

Yeah, turns out it’s a known fault so they’re replacing it for free.

Phew! :slight_smile:


#494

That’s what they want you to think! Was there a strange crackling over the phone?


#495

Yes…


#496

“Hello is that the window people? My window’s just smashed for no reason.”

“Yeah some of our windows do that. We’ll get you another one.”

“OK that’s very nice of you.”

“Not a problem.”


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#497

It was just like that, but with some children laughing in the background and a crackle on the line.


#498

That is NOT how to run a window business


#499

(actually found some deets online about the issue with a number to call)


#500