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Lockdown Projects
« on: August 16, 2021, 07:39:53 PM »
Being in the first week of a one week lockdown I thought now was as good as any time to start a project.   

As I have been very neglectful of the my vehicles regarding regular maintenance, the winch on the vehicle hasn't turned a rope for a year or two now.   Removed it off the bull bar and started dismantling it.   

Done my research on YouTube and feeling empowered pulled the control box apart and checked the solenoid.    One of leads from the winch obviously got a bit hot and looked a bit burnt. 

If I manage to surpass myself and get the thing to work, that is good.   If not, no real loss.   Bought the vehicle with just about every other accessory coming from ARB someone not noticing switched and fitted a Tigers 11 8000lb winch.   The control box was replaced several years ago with a Runva control box.   

This will be a learning curve to remove the 8000lb Warn off the old Hilux and if I can get it to work, fit it to my current vehicle.   

What is anyone else's Lockdown Project?   
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 07:42:33 PM »
What is anyone else's Lockdown Project?   

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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 07:45:09 PM »
I may have bought another bike or two...

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 08:03:12 PM »
Installing solar on my house, its been a slow process

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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 07:36:13 AM »
Ripped up the carpet & tiles and ground the floor, getting ready for timber boards to go down. Wasn't happy to find some rotten timber under where the fish tank was, so had to stitch in a new sheet. (fish tank wont be going back).
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2021, 10:49:25 AM »
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Ripped up the carpet & tiles and ground the floor, getting ready for timber boards to go down. Wasn't happy to find some rotten timber under where the fish tank was, so had to stitch in a new sheet. (fish tank wont be going back).

You were lucky to get ya hands on a sheet to use! apparently theres nothing in stores round here.
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2021, 11:02:23 AM »
You were lucky to get ya hands on a sheet to use! apparently theres nothing in stores round here.

None in any Bunnings in Brisbane (in H3 at least, plenty of untreated), had to hunt the building suppliers and took a bit to find one.
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2021, 11:32:26 AM »
Good to see you’re still working under strict supervision there mate…
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2021, 12:00:46 PM »
Always Pete  >:D
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2021, 12:48:51 PM »
It's a vacumn cleaner - he's not qualified & certified on one so has to use it under supervision ;D >:D
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2021, 02:01:54 PM »
It's a vacumn cleaner - he's not qualified & certified on one so has to use it under supervision ;D >:D
Apparently lifting your feet so she can vacuum does NOT mean "helping with the housework"  :'(
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2021, 02:05:03 PM »
Apparently lifting your feet so she can vacuum does NOT mean "helping with the housework"  :'(

Say what?  :o

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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2021, 03:03:24 PM »
Apparently lifting your feet so she can vacuum does NOT mean "helping with the housework"  :'(
Keep that to yourself

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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2021, 06:06:13 AM »
Ripped up the carpet & tiles and ground the floor, getting ready for timber boards to go down. Wasn't happy to find some rotten timber under where the fish tank was, so had to stitch in a new sheet. (fish tank wont be going back).

100sqm of spotted gum flooring done and dusted...  ;D plus a full repaint and all new skirting. A full weekend of putting furniture back ahead of me now (and putting felt on the bottom of everything).
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2021, 06:40:35 AM »
Nice work !
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2021, 07:20:11 AM »
Wow! ;D

We did similar in the living room earlier in the year but that was only ~20m!

As well as felt, maybe think about patches of the non-slip drawer lining stuff, as our lounge chairs move every time you sit down ::)
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2021, 08:01:31 AM »
Very nice Spada, looks fantastic. :cup:
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2021, 08:50:40 AM »
As well as felt, maybe think about patches of the non-slip drawer lining stuff, as our lounge chairs move every time you sit down ::)

All over that like a fat kid on a cream bun Fizzie  8)
But I wont be using the nonslip draw stuff as it's plastic based and over time deteriorates and glues itself to the timber. Research tells me to use a natural rubber based product. I've bought a couple of rolls of stick on rubber tape from Clark Rubber to put under stuff that I don't want to move (lounge chairs, etc). Stuff that does move will be felt, and a large rug under the dining table/chairs and lounge coffee table.
side note- fek me rugs are expensive  :'(
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 10:01:14 PM »
My ever growing list of Projects seem to not give me a chance to finish much.   Over winter I have been trying to clean up our block and remove the overgrown lantana.   then our Daughter came back home which meant doing some renovations.    Now the RFS (Rural Fire Service) has moved the Bush Fire Danger Period forward a month so I have to the end of the month to burn off what I can ready for next season.   

Our one week lockdown is coming the the second week and already been extended to four weeks.   
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2021, 08:09:19 AM »
All over that like a fat kid on a cream bun Fizzie  8)
But I wont be using the nonslip draw stuff as it's plastic based and over time deteriorates and glues itself to the timber. Research tells me to use a natural rubber based product. I've bought a couple of rolls of stick on rubber tape from Clark Rubber to put under stuff that I don't want to move (lounge chairs, etc). Stuff that does move will be felt, and a large rug under the dining table/chairs and lounge coffee table.
side note- fek me rugs are expensive  :'(

Didn't know that about the non-slip! :'(

Got a link for the rubber tape, because it looks like a trip to Clark's!
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2021, 08:11:06 AM »
remove the overgrown lantana ...   RFS (Rural Fire Service) ...  I have to the end of the month to burn off what I can ready for next season.   


Invite them to come onto your block for a refresher exercise of burning off, back-burning & so on ??? 8)
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2021, 01:29:55 PM »
Invite them to come onto your block for a refresher exercise of burning off, back-burning & so on ??? 8)

No link sorry Fizzie, but checking the label to give you the details and bugger me, I've bought the wrong stuff  >:( grabbed EVA instead of rubber  :-\ looks like I'll be doing another run myself.

Got the study put back together at least. I couldn't find 2 corner desks the right size to fit the way we wanted, so I made my own last week. Pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2021, 02:36:01 PM »
Nice job, but now you'll have to be careful on which sites you're looking at, as the Mrs is right behind you, looking over your shoulder!



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& of course I mean all the fourbie & caravan accessory places! What else did you think I was suggesting ??? :angel:
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Re: Lockdown Projects
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2021, 02:49:41 PM »
Lockdown projects on hold, as no one has any timber in stock. Lucky theres beers in the fridge

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