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DIY jobs that go out of control
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:46:48 PM »
Three lights mark the path from the front door to the car park.

One failed (crack in the lightshade let water in)

Tried to buy a replacement shade

Had to buy the whole unit

Tried to fit new shade part to old unit. Redesigned shade does not fit old unit

Neighbour gets "handyman" brother in to fit entire unit

It is the middle one of three wired in series

Turns off appropriate switches in cellar and cuts everyone's TV signal

Fire alarms go off

Wires won't fit in new connector

Needs pliers

Has no pliers

No one has pliers

Neighbour sent out to buy pliers (6.40 p.m.)

It is getting dark

Has anyone got a torch?

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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 06:08:30 PM »
She is back  :thumbsup:

Has pliers  :thumbsup:

Fire alarm still going off every 5 minutes

Brother needs insulating tape

Neighbour goes out again  Banghead

I find a torch just in case, like
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 06:21:25 PM »
Two screws secure the base

They are lost amongst autumn leaves

A hunt is on
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 06:22:59 PM »
A couple of screws short of a fitting? So a standard Nick tries DIY escapade then  whistle:
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 06:24:02 PM »
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 06:26:54 PM »
TV signal restored but fire alarm goes off every five minutes  Banghead

One of the other lights has now failed  Banghead Banghead

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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 06:46:08 PM »
TV signal restored but fire alarm goes off every five minutes  Banghead

One of the other lights has now failed  Banghead Banghead

For the sake of your neighbours I want you to remember 4 words the next time you get the bright idea to do DIY


Get a man in
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 06:57:37 PM »
She got a man in  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 07:02:59 PM »
TV signal restored but fire alarm goes off every five minutes  Banghead

One of the other lights has now failed  Banghead Banghead

So fire bridgade will be there for the fire ...... Thumbs:  forward thinking .. Thumbs:

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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 07:07:26 PM »
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 07:09:42 PM »
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 08:07:44 PM »
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 08:14:22 PM »
We have managed to disable the fire alarm. Fire alarm man called out for the morning  :thumbsup:
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 08:22:44 PM »
Would this be a good time to mention BM has some multicolour Chinese wifi bulbs that may have fitted?
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Re: DIY jobs that go out of control
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2020, 04:20:26 AM »
Would this be a good time to mention BM has some multicolour Chinese wifi bulbs that may have fitted?

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