Category Archives: Repairs

Wasps’ nest

7°C, sunny and dry. Light wind. Remember that wasp nest in my house last summer? I decided to investigate it today. The tent was ready to pull open after I cleared the nearby ivy. The interior volume was filled with … Continue reading

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Punctured night.

5°C, light NE, no rain but damp roads. I rode mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.82km, time: 01:38:33, pace: 3:40min/km, speed: 16.33km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1891190354 It’s not always obvious what to do when you notice the first signs of a puncture. If it’s dark … Continue reading

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Wasps’ nest

23°C, clearing to blue sky. No real wind. I have a wasps’ nest in my house. It’s actually in an air-brick to the front room. Last year, I blocked the air-brick because ivy was growing through into the room right … Continue reading

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The Ship

Brian Eno: The Ship, double LP. The record player is working again. No fix from me, it’s an intermittent fault. I suspect a poor connection to the motor. It uses a 2 phase regulated supply from a built in circuit … Continue reading

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Exhausted iPod

I have used this iPod every day since 2009. Back then, I bought it as an upgrade on the iPod Mini when it ran out of space. It’s the penultimate version with 120Gb of storage. I like it so much … Continue reading

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Best days.

7°C, icy start and sun for the few daylight hours. I am at my best on days like this. The sun and crisp air lift away the winter gloom. For hours, I chopped wood, clipped plants, fitted draught excluders, fixed … Continue reading

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Clean-up

16°C, brisk SW. Dry and grey. Half-term break: is a time to clean up. It’s only been two weeks since the lodger moved out, but I am in the process of discovering problems he left behind. Rug Doctor is a … Continue reading

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Black facias

18°C NW2, crystal clear blue. Bike ride,tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 54.64mi, time: 03:25:38, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.94mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/722467783 Conscious of cadence, I rode in a lower gear and spun quickly with low pressure. Often, I see novice riders who are … Continue reading

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I know how to live it up.

20C,not a cloud, light sea breeze. Never done this before in the 11 years I have had this car. I have wax polished it. It’s a little tricky, the instructions on the bottle make it sound easy. The car does … Continue reading

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Service race-8

24°C sunny, no breeze. Yesterday’s ride was no twithout problems. At 45 miles, the gear change became heavier and sticky. Up-shift was unreliable but I knew what it was. Out of sight, inside the cable the wire was frayed. It … Continue reading

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