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You'll like this During lock down..... What have you done today ?

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Jaws, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Surely if you have stripped all the waterproofing off the porch then bad weather is the perfect reason to go and get it done!
  2. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    All weatherproof some time ago, just a few bits of upvc needed to finish it off nicely.

    Also need to chop out and replace a fairly large and complex shape piece of timber from one of the supports. Quite looking forward to doing that!
  3. Duck n Dive

    Duck n Dive Rebel without a clue ... Club Sponsor

    Returned to work today after a month of furlough.

    Shocked at the change in attitude from when I was last in work (August), maybe some of it is due to the declining business.

    Many of those I work with/alongside are from the areas subject to the additional restrictions.

    Despite this I am shocked that the almost universal viewpoint is that it's now time to return to working normally. Wearing of face masks is decreasing. From colleagues and service partners I'm being told they don't believe it's as bad as they're being told.
    My employer plus service partners are responsible for a considerable number of people. They're claiming that through the organisations they've had very few cases and single numbers of deaths - those from people already seriously ill.

    I've made myself very unpopular today expressing a contrary viewpoint. Turd in a swimming pool comes to mind.

    I was frankly shocked at the change and the very clear determination by many that they will not comply any longer with existing restrictions and still less any new ones.
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  4. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

    I can't say I'm surprised at the attitude of some of your colleagues and I think it's going to be more apparent over the coming weeks. As well as people being generally titsed off with the situation, a number of experts are now stating that we might as well return to normal on the basis that thousands have been infected but not shown any signs or developed any symptoms.
  5. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    Don't know what line of work you do?
    but my impression of where i work, which is heavily subsidised via the NHS and private shareholders.
    When they are not getting their due returns, the foot is firmly stamped, regardless of personal requirements.
    Money is far more important than life
    at the mo, or so it seems.
    When the worlds economy is truly fecked, that is the only time when we will ALL be up the proverbial creek.
    Regardless of race or class.
  6. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Wot no spark between you two?
  7. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Five England and three Scotland footballers either with Covid19 or having to isolate despite being in extremely cosseted environments.

    I have been disgusted by some stuff I have seen on Facebook from people I know that normally are sensible - work reunions, mass family gatherings for seventieth birthdays,and so on.

    I formed the view early on that a lot of people just don't give a shit and the only way they will change is if it directly affects them or their loved ones.

    That view hasn't changed.
  8. DLN1965

    DLN1965 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Got the car serviced (part of a service plan)
    (NOT the Z3 project car)
    And got a new rear tyre for the Bird (decided to get an Avon Spirit ...)

    both vehicles seemed so much smoother and enjoyable to drive/ride !!
  9. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Took a couple of codeine tablets for my ongoing shingles pain and then spent most of the day 3/4 asleep. When will it end? :(
  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Today's trivia fact - I financed the first Z3 to come into the UK.

    Not a lot of people know that.

    Or want to know that I suppose.
  11. JayTee

    JayTee Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    She! :loveyou:
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  12. JayTee

    JayTee Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    You can get a vaccination for that, bit late for that I guess!
    Hope you get over it soon Simon (y).
  13. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Finished off the latch fitting....took delivery of the new bog pan ( got the corner cistern yesterday )
    Tried it in place and it all fits.. Gonna have to move a couple of rad pipes but that will be done when the hot and cold pipes are tapped in to for the hand basin ( when the floorboards upstairs gets ripped up )
  14. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Watched the awesome Rafa Nadal destroy Novak Djokovic in the french open final.
  15. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Had my home made curry for dinner for the fourth day running.

    Fell asleep during the Grand Prix.

    Had a think about why the engine in the scarifier won't fire. All out of ideas at the moment.

    Watched the end of the PGA at Wentworth, wistfully thinking that today is the day I was due to be there in bmw hospitality.

    Got my bobble hat out for golf tomorrow, 4c forecast at tee time.
  16. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Have you got decent compression? If you have a spark and fuel that's all that's left unless the spark is being delivered at the wrong time. Can the timing be checked?
  17. ScottyUK

    ScottyUK Filtering Through Club Sponsor

    Went to Aldeburgh for fish and chips. Was meant to be dry according to my apps but got caught in three brief but heavy down pours. Two punctures, a number of fuel stations closed so was on fumes. 6.5 hours out and about in a fair bit of sun and not too cold. Just getting them done before the ice, salt and cold settle it.

    Aldeburgh was it's normal packed self with queues outside each chippy.
  18. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Went for a ride up the Snake Pass to Ladybower reservoir then across to Grindleford for lunch and back home again.
  19. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    Went for a blat...feckin cagers everywhere.
  20. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It was working fine until I had to replace a fuel priming bulb - I didn't change anything else, after replacing the bulb it ran weakly for about twenty seconds before conking out and refusing to even splutter since then.

    I have removed the carburettor and it looks fine other than possibly another priming device (choke?) may not be moving freely but it's hard to tell without knowing exactly how it's supposed to work. It could be that the carb is flooding if this isn't working properly.

    I'm beginning to wonder if there is some sort of safety switch somewhere that has failed - like most garden machinery you need to pull in a spring loaded handle and simultaneously hold a button in to allow it to fire up on the pull cord.

    It's definitely getting fuel as I can see it in the supply pipe and it sprays out the airbox when the filter removed while trying to start.

    How do I test for spark on a pull start?

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