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Old 31-05-2020, 21:43   #841
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Filled a crack in the concrete floor of the hallway area outside of the bedrooms and applied levelling compound ready for new LVT flooring. Messy job but someone's gotta do it.
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Old 31-05-2020, 23:53   #842
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I fixed CF email the other day, not that anyone seemed to notice it was down ...
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Old 01-06-2020, 15:02   #843
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

A garden table with rotten feet is now a few inches shorter with plastic feet. I intend to make all new garden furniture but the timber I need is scarce.
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Old 01-06-2020, 15:40   #844
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My son's mother's selfish and autocratic attitude as to when I can have extra contact with him...
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A garden table with rotten feet is now a few inches shorter with plastic feet. I intend to make all new garden furniture but the timber I need is scarce.
True, ironwoods, teak etc are expensive but do last without treatment. They can go a dull grey/green colour but form own protective layer.
When my brother-in-law put our deck in we would have liked to use ironwoods, we had the money for the timber but not for the tools needed to work them. As it was the deck grew from a small stand about half width of house to something all round the backside of house and round the side to back door, no step up/down. There are thousands of screws holding it together and the planks are all offset so easier to replace one and they don't all move at same rate.
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Old 17-06-2020, 14:51   #846
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

My main PC which is also my media server: It had been behaving oddly resetting or powering down out of the blue. I changed the PSU but the problems continued until it wouldn't start up at all. At least it ran long enough to get an up-to-date backup of critical data.

Seems a fault in the old PSU (+5v SB was 6.2v) had damaged the power control and reset circits on the Mobo. ( nForce3-A)

I'd almost resigned myself to a new build when on the off chance I googled the Mobo and found a tested and guaranteed one on ebay from Riga in Latvia. Amazing as it's 15 years old. Arrived beautifully packed with a CD of the test photographs.

Fitted and it works fine. (So far, fingers crossed ) The CPU supplied with it is an Athlon 64, my old one was a Sempron so a bit more horsepower under the hood. The installed XP SP3 was quite happy to accept the new CPU.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

One of the solar rocks had stopped working. Just needed the battery contacts cleaning up: Good tweak with the pliers, shot of engineer's magic spray, freshly charged battery and good to go.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Wall mounted our TV, so when my mum mum comes home were her bed will be she can see the TV.


My brother-in-law helped put it up, 2"+ screws
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Old 17-07-2020, 22:28   #849
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Wall mounted our TV, so when my mum mum comes home were her bed will be she can see the TV.


My brother-in-law helped put it up, 2"+ screws
2" - thats a pretty small screen
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Old 18-07-2020, 10:20   #850
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A partly rotted garden bench is now a solid single seat.
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Fixed my jet engine stock cpu cooler by replacing it with a Noctua. Silence is golden.
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I fixed CF email the other day, not that anyone seemed to notice it was down ...
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Admin of a site is a thankless job, most is done in the background so no-one ever knows.
Thus the old joke about IT - why do we spend so much on it when it doesn’t go wrong?

When it goes wrong - why are we spending so much on it?
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