Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)

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If you go to the Toys section there's a 1.2-metre Inflatable Dracula....
`Welcome your guests with this scary but fun 1.2M Inflatable Dracula! Quick and easy to inflate and store, this daunting Dracula inflatable is sure to make your spooky home stand out on fright night.'
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I saw an Asda advert on TV encouraging families to spend big on 'Fright Night' and have a locked down family Halloween. Meanwhile kids go hungry and people lose their homes. Two Nations.
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Tizer wrote: 17 Oct 2020, 15:14 If you go to the Toys section there's a 1.2-metre Inflatable Dracula....
Everything you didn't know you needed :biggrin2:
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They probably have earoscopes somewhere on their web site offers! :smile:
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Tizer wrote: 18 Oct 2020, 09:17 They probably have earoscopes somewhere on their web site offers! :smile:
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I remember the 'seebackroscope'. Essential post war personal protection gear.
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Ha, here we go, interesting to note that the device could be purchased for stamps to the value or silver! Another forgotten corner that was mentioned on the site recently.

Lees Comic Rack - Seebackroscope

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Today's project was to replace the old panel radiator, in the bathroom, for a towel rail. I've already reduced the size of the 'boiler' cupboard (would have originally had a hot water cylinder in it) and moved the toilet so I could put the washing machine in the bathroom.
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A bit of paint to touch up on the skirting board and that'll do for the bathroom.

French doors and new radiators in the dining room next, that'll have to wait until early next year though.
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That's not a 'bit of a job', it's a major contract Kev!
Brilliant link Ian. I can remember it so well but having never found an example of the advertisement was beginning to doubt my memory! Wonderful! Interesting that it first surfaced in 1903, much older than I thought.
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Stanley wrote: 20 Oct 2020, 03:11 That's not a 'bit of a job', it's a major contract Kev!
:biggrin2: It was around 3 hours to change the radiator, just a bit of pipework to move. The 'other' jobs were done months ago.
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Ahhh, I thought it was all done at the same time. Looks like an improvement!
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Here's a wider shot, gives a better comparison to the original.
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How long until you get everything just as you want it?
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Probably just in time to move house again :laugh5:
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That could be right.....
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