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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

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OK, I consider myself a cynical old git these days, but I still have retained a sense of humor, so, without bursting any bubbles I'm a bit sceptic on a thread quite recently. So many questions shall we say, nothing nasty, infact quite amusing, just doesn't ring true for me. I could be wrong but no big deal, just me & my thoughts.......
Hmm. Your post intrigues me Jim. Wondering to what you are referring? Anything I posted? Feel like sharing?
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Wee while ago I was finding it harder to get air into my tyres manually, still like to get "some" exercise Using my 12v pump is obviously the way to go, but door open & ignition on is a fanny about, so I added a 12v socket under the bonnet with switch, piggy back fuse all enclosed in an old plastic box that housed headlight bulbs. Saved a small fortune by using eBay. Can't do pictures, but an easy usable solution.

As I say, all down to the feel good factor.....
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Today I managed to coax my wife to help me assemble those metal shelving that are easy to slip into the leg sections, I purchased from Aldi some time back, that have been lying in my garage for a couple of years or so.

DID I SAY EASY What a fanny about, you get one shelf side in & the other side pops out, four legs standing & you've the bottom shelf in place try another & it collapses.. We finally managed two sets of three shelves, not perfect, but the sides that are not in right I will pop rivet later.

Needless to say, the wife is not all that impressed with me, we did exchange comments that we rarely use to one another.. It's tasks like this that turn into pure frustration, oh how we laughed together on our way home from my garage....
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

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DID I SAY EASY What a fanny about, you get one shelf side in & the other side pops out, four legs standing & you've the bottom shelf in place try another & it collapses..
We've got a cheap gazebo which is like this - 28 slot together tubes of not all the same diameter with no positive locking mechanism to keep them "plugged in" to each other. I've only once managed to put it up on my own and that was on a sunny day in a dead calm - slightest whiff of air movement and it takes two at a minimum. Funny thing is that once it's up, with the fabric properly tensioned, it happily withstands even quite strong wind.
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

The Aldi/Lidl garage shelves I have went together easily, but I can see a rivets or bolts where the legs join would be handy. I never bothered because they are screwed to the wall for safety.

The ones I bought on eBay have much thinner legs which are really floppy until connected. They are OK once up BUT anyone looking for a "fun time in the garage" can have all they could ever want with these things.

The cheap gazebo (expanding frame type) got used twice before numerous criss-cross frames snapped at the middle pivots. I might as well have sent £100 straight to the council tip.
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The cheap gazebo (expanding frame type) got used twice before numerous criss-cross frames snapped at the middle pivots. I might as well have sent £100 straight to the council tip.
Ah! glad you posted this Dave. I've been lusting after an expanding frame type (by which I guess you are talking about the type the rally boys use which don't have to be assembled? You just pull it into shape?) I hadn't given a moment's thought to something like that happening but I can easily visualize how the holes for the pivots, in thin tubing, could "fatally" weaken it. Probably can't justify an expensive one though so I'll just stick with my old one which, with any luck, has a few years in it yet.
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The aluminium frame expandable gazebos with thick legs work fine but the cheap thin steel expandable jobbies are rubbish.

This is cheap and simple so is prabably repairable when the plakky corners fall apart.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=272827881 036&_sacat=0

The dome shape Coleman Events Shelter is the best bet and fairly wind tolerant. Normally £150+ for one of these but the sales are on.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coleman-Dome-Event-Sun-Rain-Shelter-Gazebo-Party-Tent-UV-Protection-Medium/202286846647?hash=item2f193c52b7:m:mFwW3I7mALCI1Ev KGc0K_wg

Side panels extra.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Coleman-Event-Shelter-Pro-Silver-Sunwall-Sports-and-Events-Shelter-RP-35/273738324739?hash=item3fbc135b03:g:Lh0AAOSwpOVceTb C

Bigger is better but they can need a lot of space.
https://www.coleman.eu/uk/c-658-event-shelter.aspx
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

The Panda House has another window in spite of getting soaked its more or less installed completely. This should improve light for working on the cars when needed. Its just a shame I ordered the wrong sized window for my daughters house in the first place......
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Finally, I got my mobile barbecue pit. I've been wanting to own one for so long.
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Picked up a Tomtom Blue and me sat nav for £45 locally when they are selling for over £100
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Finally, I got my mobile barbecue pit. I've been wanting to own one for so long.
4days later..I still cannot picture this..

A concrete tub..?

Maybe a cement mixer..
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Collecting my wheels( non fiat sorry) from what I can only describe as the Magic shop, these will make me smile for years.Click image for larger version

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Cush drive and disc..
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Collecting my wheels( non fiat sorry) from what I can only describe as the Magic shop, these will make me smile for years.Attachment 204231Attachment 204232Attachment 204233
They'll never work on a Cannondale.

PS - Don't forget to check for disc run-out when refitted. You wont feel it until the disc(s) warp.
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Fixed friend's Clio.

A 2005 Clio 2, 1.2 16v, with a misfire.
Initially struggled to get OBD program to communicate, but once connected, indicated misfire cyl3. Internet forum search suggested most likely to be coil pack, so got one yesterday on way home.
Today, he drove it to me. (trying to guess tools needed for a visit 30 miles away too much hassle, he could nurse it to me) Now showing misfire cyl2. So that's both on the one coil then.
Replaced coil pack, all running sweetly agian.
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