All my pillar drill vices, oils and drill bits have been kicking around the floor for way too long as I had not found a slim way of fitting shelves that could take heavy weight on them.
Last weekend I had to strip my Dad's office to make a downstairs bedroom for him as he is too frail to climb upstairs now and this included removing the shelving he had. It was some nice cantilever shelving which I have repurposed as it is perfect
Picked up a nice vintage style sign a while back too
Another job ticked off, the soffit lighting. 8 metres of led lighting that can be pretty well any colour I like. Currently green in the photo to keep it a soft colour but white will be more normal. Enough light to see the path & the door handle & lock.
Just your bog std 10mm wide x 5 metre long (I got a 10m length & trimmed the end off) led lighting with remote found on ebay. Had to buy cheaper than I would like so don't know if they will last as I could not find any midrange priced ones. I paid £17.50 for a 10 metre kit.
Local electrical suppliers sell them at £40 for 5 metres - probably far better quality & last longer, we will see.
Take one Quinetic wireless switch - these are really cool bits of kit.
Wire it into the new led lights, and add a key fob to your key ring, and hey presto, you have remote control lighting
Another little job ticked off the list, adding a plain aluminium plate over the footplate of the pillar drill. It's got open slots normally so all the swarf falls inside and can't be cleaned up. Plain top now will make it simple to sweep up. Yes, it still needs bolting to the floor.
Ooo. Where do you get those bits from? Trying to sort out some lights on drive that way can turn on and off without going in house, it's a shared drive so don't want sensor lights and have others setting them off all night
Edit* * found them, will have a proper look at that
Quite cheap with all the tools but it works awesomely well. It's an SDS drill for drilling concrete as my hammer drill was not up to the job. This meant I could drill holes in the garage floor so I could finally fit the bottom door bolts;
I have also been sealing up the doors with foamex draught excluder around the door edges and also with a Stormguard garage door seal which works really well.
I dug my old DeLonghi radiator/fan out and it was a very pleasant 15 degrees out there with this on and the doors sealed up
I've got one of those Titan drills! I love it. I have no idea how long it will last but I've taken up asphalt, dug out fenceposts, and drilled plenty of holes in concrete with it and it's impressed me a lot.
I bought another heater for the garage - its a bit posh, lol.
1.5Kw so less expensive than a fan heater but is rated at heating 2/3rds of the garage size so combined with my oil filled radiator it should be enough. the 3Kw infra red heater can be used for the 'boost' function for initial garage warming.
Unwrapped it looks like this (for now lol! soon look shabbier I expect) It mounts on the wall and probably needs a dedicated fused outlet rather than a plug (according to instructions anyway).
It is a bit fancy on the timer section, but I've sussed the simple 'boost' function to leave it switched off permanently and use the boost function to provide 30/60/90/120 minutes of heating instead.
5 mins of testing and I can say it puts out a LOT of heat, so should work nicely.
Well, yes if you want to be pedantic. But really, when have you ever heard of garage explosions from a fan or a 13a plug?
Its not the fan or the socket that will explode, they just provide the spark. Its the atmosphere they are installed in that will explode. I have had a car battery explode on me once, but then again I was grinding adjacent to it when on charge so a pretty potent combo. But fill a void with a flammable atmosphere and provide a source of ignition and you are likely to get a bang