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  1. 6 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    Ian's actually stood under a car in that photo telling the owner the exhaust is knackered Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    Don't like getting stuck in the back of my car. Forgot child locks were on and sat in the back to see how much room there is for adults . Oh!!!! Neither back doors would open. At the age of 55 I'm not the contortionist I used to be. Ended up imbetween the front seats head first on my back trying to wiggle my way though the manouvere my legs though. Not easy when your 6ft 3in. Lol
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    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    Loving the current Ford commercial vehicle advert- Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
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    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I really do like receiving delivery of a specific Matchbox Shark Rescue Boat today all the way from Brooklyn in the USA Our son has given up his nappies to the fairy's in exchange for a toy of his choice provided that he done well without the nappies; He watches "JackJack play" on YouTube whom mostly has bruder toys and we can source them locally too without any difficulty, But our son wanted this matchbox Shark Rescue Boat just like Jack has on a YouTube video, Thankfully it was listed on Amazon and shipped in exactly two weeks although the shipping was almost the same price as the toy; will be worth the effort tomorrow morning when he gets it.
  5. 5 points
    iantt

    I'm back, but Fordless...

    Welcome back, I'm cordless as well , well for a few days anyway. Lol ***** autocorrect. Ha ha . I'm ford less. And cordless I suppose .
  6. 5 points
    Cochyn

    Focus Cosworth

    Been a while, but she’s still about. ???????
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    WES180

    Things I Don't Like

    Or, just watch where you're driving!😋
  8. 5 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    Or should I get this . Lol
  9. 5 points
    nashdm2

    Eyebrows for Fiesta MK VIII

    why oh why would anybody do this?
  10. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

  11. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    The only time I like the rain.
  12. 4 points
    I've had a wheel weight held on with blu tack for over 9 months now, brilliant stuff!
  13. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Irritating air vents!

    They're a doddle to replace, you just need two small screwdrivers to push down the mounting lugs inside the vent and they slide right out. Cheap as chips too- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183758078004 Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  14. 4 points
    TimST2

    Things I Do Like

    This forecast for tomorrow's track day :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  15. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    Finished off the cleaning , got out at 6.30am to finish bits off.
  16. 4 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I like going out in my Grandad's 2007 Mercedes S500 today. Beautifully engineered, every toy under the sun with a near 400bhp 5.5 V8 effortlessly wafting you down the road. Proper cars! Mind you, it did take £110 worth of Shell V-Power today and it still had 100 miles of range left! 😱
  17. 4 points
    Lenny

    Living Room Project

    Hi all, Here is the first update of 2019 And theres quite a bit of progress being done to complete two of the bedrooms upstairs with the intentions or plan of maximising the use of space aswell as completing the rooms So that they are entirely done and off the "To Do List" The reason is mainly because they are; the kids rooms and in my own opinion they need there own personal space to develop who they are and do what they want to; without looking at an area which is half complete or has temporary flooring, because they may not see the future plan in the same way myself and my wife do which i feel; can impact on there mental development and social activity; so when working on there rooms I felt it best to go at the reovations with a view of completion within two months start-finish letting them chose what they want in there own space. All that temperary floor covering still remains downstairs which were content with and is our hobby as parents and daily focus to work hard and complete it in our own time and in our own way; its taking much longer time to complete than expected; but the project which was originally about renovating only the living room, later expanded to renovating the entire home; which saw contents being stripped out prematurely in a bid to maximise the expenditure spent on purchasing a waste skip, to save purchase of a second skip at a later date we took out flooring early. I'm aiming for a higher standard of material in all categories of the project every time; which of course takes a bit longer to achieve financially being the only earner in the home aswell as providing for the three kids, However; I'm enjoying the project and when it all comes together in the end, it will last us a long time and be well worth the efforts as it's what we want to achieve and are content to wait for it, The kids however are there own little people in my opinion they should have there own personal space within the home with everything they need in that space; they can then see that the project around the rest of the home; is somthing we do and they still have there completed space to retreat to and chill or study if there not content with the current setup. So all that said here we go; I've purchased alot of the room contents either from online supplier's or from IKEA as result; I'm listing the ikea item numbers in the event; anyone is interested in the item for themselves, Bedroom:01 First we purchased a Vipack Pino mid sleeper in Taupe Colour for Bedroom 01 along with a Vipack Fire truck curtain which attaches to the frame using velcro; The Vipack Pino mid sleeper was an ideal option for Bedroom 01 as it's the smallest of the three bedrooms and our Son has gathered quite a collection of Bruder branded Trucks, crane, Tractors and JCB which are quite large 1:10 scale Heres a few of his collection With the mid sleeper theres plenty of room underneath the bed itself to park them all without cluttering up the main floor space of the room itself. The next addition to Bedroom 01 was; The "STIKAT bed pocket" / remote holder saw in Green purchased from IKEA item code: 402.962.93 which is also available in black code: 803.783.38 As may be saw in Bedroom 03 later in this update, there a very practical and affordable item. That completes the progress and plans for Bedroom 01 now moving on; Bedroom: 03 The original content of bedroom 03; was a 156cm tall 204cm wide "PAVO High Sleeper" bed as saw in the generic image of the model here: I chose to purchase the triple sleeper style around five years ago when our son was arriving to our home; I chose the triple sleeper at the time; because I feared the occupant of the top bunk would accidentally roll off the top; With this design the unfortunate descendant; would land on the bottom mattress then the floor; rather than the floor directly also being 156cm tall it wasn't very high for a bunk bed making it easier to carry them to bed if required. Thankfully the feared falling accident never happened and there both much older now; they dont get in to as much horse play when left alone in a room; and the lower 204cm wide bed took up alot of unnecessary space in the room, The original wardrobe of choice within bedroom 03 was this "TRYSIL" free standing sliding door wardrobe from IKEA item code: 403.087.76 This particular wardrobe is Great value for money and of good solid structure, Theres even metal support brackets under the centre of the drawers; We have exactly the same wardrobe unit fitted in Bedroom 02 on previous updates which is still in use today, my main reason for disposing of this one from bedroom 02; Is because there was a new floor being fitted and the room was also being completed to a permanent layout; where opting for a built in wardrobe was more practical to optimise both storage and space saving, So we first measured the room and went to a few local home interior shops to get prices on a new semi-solid oak wooden floor which the kids chose the shade of the oak; along with some skirting boards aswell as arcitrave & 3mm foil rubber backed soundproofing underlay, for those interested cost €947 inc. Fitting We chose to go to the same place that fitted the semi-solid oak floor in Bedroom 01 whom gave us a fitting date which was three weeks further down the line but they would phone us earlier in time to arrange a sooner alternative appointment if they had gotten a cancellation, Since that was a Friday morning of the April Easter bank holiday weekend and the weather was fantastic; we took advantage of both the time off work and the dry weather; To get started on stripping out Bedroom 02 entirely in preparation for the new floor as although the leed time for fitting was three weeks away; they could potentially get a cancellation the following say; Wednesday for example; And we needed to get prepared for that short notice. I first dismantled the Trysil wardrobe, I then separated the bunk beds back in to two stand alone units until the bank holiday Monday when they would have to go out of the room too; in preparation for the floor. With the wardrobe removed and the beds seperated; we were then able to access the entire laminate beech wood styled flooring which was fitted there since the house had been built fourteen years; We got it lifted in panels easily enough; which the kids kindly carried downstairs and stacked outside; one by one downstairs and stacked neatly outside for weekly wheelie bin disposal; I'll get rid of it piece by piece in the Domestic Waste wheelie bin 👍 saves us renting a skip as the cheapest is now €180, With the floor now stripped; I went to our local DIY store picked up my favourite brand of expanding foam "unibond WhiteTec expanding foam" purchased nine cans in total and a box of Qty:200 M4 x 40mm self tapping screws to secure the chipboard flooring preventing creaks under the new floor. I then wore a set of knee pads previously purchased from Aldi and set about securing down the floor; used a total of: 178 screws and thankfully theres no creaking atall when walking around now 👍 I then opened the windows to best ventilate the area & began sealing the gaps around where the rafters come in from the cavity wall aswell as along the neighbouring wall for both sound and heat insulation purposes using the unibond WhiteTec foam. I then left the foam overnight to dry completely given the quantity used; then trimmed it all back square using a kitchen bread knife. Moving onwards then; Since the heating pipes were integrated in to the wall as part of the radiator upgrade; I picked up a sample pot of Neon Red paint and marked the locations where the heating pipes are resting inside in the wall; as I don't want the floor installer to drive a skirting board nail through one of the pipes, 😲 When building the bunk beds I used wood glue on the dowels which ensured a strong hold but makes it difficult to disassemble; so I had to use a hand saw in order to keep the dust to a minimum; I then brought the sections outside where I set up the folding ladder from Aldi like a scaffold shape; I then positioned the wheelbarrow under the ladder, used the gap between two steps of the ladder as a template size guide for the average fireplace I set about cutting up the solid pine beds for firewood using a jigsaw, Got two and a half wheel Barrow loads when finished, rather than having to order a skip to dispose of it and since we no longer have an open fire in our house; A work mate kindly agreed to take the entire load of chopped up pine for use in his fire at home; which has saved me the expense of disposal. I must say the already lowered focus was trailing the ground when transporting this load with provided a lovely smell of pine in the car ☺ also a worrying time; because I loaded up the car on a Sunday night in preparation for bringing them to work Monday morning; and if there was ever a really bad time for the car to catch fire atall due to an electrical fault or otherwise🤞 it wasn't to happen while it was full of combustible materials 😂 and thankfully it didn't. The only parts I'm left with for disposal are the pieces from the original Trysil wardrobe: With the room now stripped out and the kids chosen shade of semi solid oak floor soon to be fitted; I set about ordering there replacement bunk bed of choice it's a Vipack Pino High Sleeper Bunk Bed The old PAVO High Sleeper bunk which we disposed of was 156cm tall; this new high sleeper gives more head space to the lower bunk as the overall height is 209cm tall that's 53cm higher than the old one and 35cm down from the ceiling. Gives alot more space for the bottom bed to be used for sitting in during the day, Since the occupant of the bottom bunk our youngest daughter; wears glasses much like myself and theres no space for a bedside locker; I purchased an additional accessory from the Vipack range which is designed for the high sleeper with a desk below; however the bunk beds have the exact same beam to take the shelf. Provides her with a location to store her glasses at night time without the worry of them getting lost or broken as they should always be either on the face or on that shelf ☺ The Vipack Pino Book shelf itself though is way way overpriced this Is not a type error the price tag was a staggering €65.00 for three little pieces of wood in the matching design & colour of the bed and that was in the spring sale with €5.00 off Mobing on now; with the replacement bed then on order; We all sat down together at the kitchen table and discussed; Then wrote down; A list of things they would like to have in there space aswell as guiding them in what they will need to have for studying in the near future and heres the plan; The total width of the room is 282cm; As saw on the left of the image above theres 181cm of width remains after the chosen replacement 101cm wide Vipack Pino High Sleeper bunk bed is fitted; We decided the wardrobe would be best positioned inside the door to the left along the rear of the Hotpress (airing cupboard) between it and the side of the bed; We then logged on to IKEA to view there large range of "PAX" customisable built in 201cm tall & 236cm tall wardrobes which are available in a wide range of shades & dimensions with customisable interiors and a range of doors both hinged and sliding, We managed to create a PAX floor to ceiling 236cm tall wardrobe that is 175cm in width leaving a gap of 6cm between the side of the wardrobe and the bed 🙆‍♂️ couldn't ask for better than that for built in wardrobe. We planned to do two trips to IKEA Dublin after the floor has been fitted and not before then because we don't have the space to store all of the boxs until the bedroom was ready to accept the wardrobe. The first trip to IKEA was to speak with a member of staff and plan out the wardrobe using the IKEA 3D planner followed by collecting & taking home the small items from the list, The second trip to IKEA was just myself and one of the kids; to pick up the large boxs of the wardrobe itself. The following Thursday morning after the April Bank holiday weekend; The Vipack bunk bed arrived along with the matching Vipack shelf. I then went to the local furniture shop and purchased two identical single mattresses in a spring sale which ended the following day saved €80 overall and took them home in the rear of the Ford focus. These items remained in the downstairs hallway until the following Monday; when the floor fitter called to say; there had been a cancellation and if we were available that morning he would arrive to install 👍 Thankfully the only items which we had to remove from the room at that point were the two old mattresses which were on the floor, I got home from work that evening to see the fantastic job they done; especially around the radiator pipes, With the floor then fitted; we were able to build the Vipack Pino high sleeper bunk bed which the instruction manual stated took two people 60 minutes 😂 more like 600 minutes, took 7 hours in total theres 112 Philips screws holding the lats in place all to be done by hand; that part itself took more than 60 minutes. Anyway; I layed out all the parts on some old duvets to best prevent scratching the new floor which worked quite well indeed. Image above there; I had abandoned the build process at 23:00 that night as I was up for work at 05:00am thd following morning. Completed the process on the Tuesday evening after work, The Vipack book shelf does look pretty good on the bunk bed; if I do say myself, it was way way overpriced for what it is, but it's the right part for the job and looks the very best, The expected build time of 15 Minutes stated on the manual; was quite accurate compared to the estimation on the bunk beds manual, The width between the bottom of the bunk bed and the window is 152cm At present there using it as a play area for there doll house; but the eldest one would like to change for a two seater sofa as they can't sit up in the top bunk; there's plenty of two seater's available to fit that measurement at a later date when there both ready to say goodbye to the dolls house. With the new bed and mattresses now fitted and the old mattresses in the back garden; I set about disposing of them in my own cost cutting way, The local recycling centre want to charge €50 per mattress for disposal, that's €100 just to let me throw them in there designated skip, 🤔However; They do accept scrap metal for free, So I put a new Stanley blade in the knife and stripped all the material from the mattress springs, I've bagged the material for disposal in the domestic waste wheelie bin, I then folded the spring section of the mattress's in half; cable tied them then put them in the car brought to the recycle centre as scrap metal where they had a good laugh at my disposal (no Pun intended) but couldn't charge me €100 😄 #Sour 🤷‍♂️ Moving on then; Last Friday; We all went to IKEA Dublin to plan out the new "PAX" wardrobe, we based our requirements on item code: 591.612.70 We Then changed some baskets for drawers aswell as changing the doors and adding some extra interior items all using the PAX planner. We basically changed everything except the size, our wardrobe design came to a total of €897.00 including the lights and drawer inserts, The design software on the computers in IKEA is very easy to use; simply drag and drop the various items in to place, the software will instantly alert you if your chosen item wont fit the desired location. For example: we wanted to fit some wooden drawers on the right bottom side of the wardrobe; however the software alerted us that a wooden drawer isn't possible on the bottom row due to one of the door hinges obstructing it from opening Instead we had to fit a mesh drawer which is tapered inwards at the bottom and wont conflict with the hinges on the doors. The software also totals the cost and displays at all times on screen so you can keep track of your spend as you add items; Then when you print the plan; it provides a full list of all items you need aswell as there various stock locations in the warehouse department 👌 The first trip to IKEA Dublin complete last Friday evening we had gathered all of the small items required for our PAX wardrobe aswell as some decorative items for the room. Then last Saturday evening; myself and one of the daughters went up to IKEA Dublin after i finished work; to collect the 236cm tall wardrobe units and doors which stuck out a bit for the 67 Mile journey home but I had it well wrapped in an old duvet with a high visibility jacket on the back for extra safety. Sunday morning then we began marking out the walls and fitting the lower bunk battery powered light it's a: "BLÅVIK" (white) flexible light code: 603.122.92 it switches off automatically after 15 minutes to save power, The top light is a: "FUBBLA" (white) LED Wall light code: 203.816.02 which we drilled a hole through the partition wall for and plugged in the FUBBLA's; low voltage adapter to a socket through the wall; which is well ventilated & hidden on top of the wardrobe in Bedroom 02. We done that for safety & aesthetic purposes rather than there being a cable visible down the wall and rather than the low voltage adapter being next to a mattress. Next to be fitted were picture frames, which the kids can choose pictures of there own happy times to put in themselves. Three "FISKBO" (white) 13x18cm Picture frame code: 902.956.63 on the wall between the beds And Two "FISKBO" (white) 21x30cm Picture frame code: 803.003.73 one either side of the window. Also added a Triple pack of Matt black floating book shelves which were purchased from the local B&Q The first task to fitting the PAX wardrobe; was removing some of the newly fitted skirting boards to allow the wardrobe recess flush with the wall as it should since its a built in model. I had put alot of thought in to doing this removal of the skirting as I really didnt want to scuff or damage anything, I purposly meassured across 20cm shorter than the width which I required then used a whole saw bit on the drill to remove the back wall skirting, then pried it off using a claw hammer; keeping the corner length for trimming and refitting after the wardrobe was installed, The 20cm excess then on the right skirting board section gave me plenty of allowance for possible splitting when removing the remaining section with the claw hammer without risking the part I wanted to keep for refitting and any scuffs to the wall are hidden by the wardrobe's when fitted 👌 First "PAX" Wardrobe unit 100x58x236cm item code: 502.145.60 Built. Since there floor to ceiling wardrobe's they have to be built in the vertical position which requires a second person and a ladder but doesn't take very long to assemble around one hour for the first one and fourty minutes for the second one as you know what to do at that stage; without really studying the instructions. Heres a video to show how it goes; not by me though 😅 When the unit was built I used these self tapping plasterboard fittings; Pack of four purchased from my local DIY store; to secure the wardrobe sections at the top; these fixtures are not as good as GripIt fixtures but these self tapping variants ment I didn't risk scratching the floor by having to slide the wardrobe unit out from the wall in order to drill the GripIt fixtures then slide the unit back in for securing. With these self tappers; I could screw in immediately so they were the fixing of choice on this occasion, The wardrobe units then have screw down adjustable feet on the front situated inside the front kick board which you adjust using a Philips head screwdriver to make everything level on all angles; All perfectly level now and I was extremely pleased with it from that point onwards as the hardest part was over and knew it was simply a case of repeating the process again for the second wardrobe unit. I then meassured up the remaining section of wall at the rear of the hotpress (Airing Cupboard) then cut the skirting board to the correct length accordingly, Looking pretty sweet for my first time doing something like that; if I do say so myself 😅 I haven't stuck it using some Unibond "No More Nails" just yet as I may need to take a small piece off the skirting board when fitting the doors on Sunday. The second wardrobe unit then: "PAX" Wardrobe unit 75x58x236cm item code: 202.145.71 built in exactly the same way as the first; positioned tightly next to the first one, Made level first, Followed by clamping the two together and drilling through the fifth hole up from the bottom then inserting a supplied Philips head bolt to hold them together, Repeating the process again on the fifth hole down from the top then removing the clamps, Then secured to the wall in exactly the same way; I purchased both of the compression clamps from Poundland for a few euros each, well worth the spend. I then meassured and marked up the other side of the skirting board; securing it in place using some unibond "No More Nails" With both the wardrobe units now fitted and secured to the wall; We put the bunk bed back in place; Its a nice fit with maximum free space in the room aswell as maximum storage space within the room too, I'm also very impressed with how easy it was to get it all leveled out and how solid of structure it has become. Another excellent feature of the IKEA design software is; on the paperwork it also tells you the hole number which you need to insert each drawer rail or shelf during assembly which makes installation very simple indeed. Both units covered simply count up from the bottom the set number of holes then insert the drawer rail or shelf etc. Next I built the four drawers for inside the units which all came with there own set of; soft closing hinges as standard inside the box's; little gas struts in the rails to close softly when pushed. All ready to be inserted; The interior items ive fitted to the PAX wardrobe are as follows; for those interested. In the left 100cm wide unit starting from the top downwards heres the list of items used: 1 x "SKUBB" storage case 93x55x19cm in the top shelf item code: 604.000.00 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm Wooden shelf (White) item code: 702.779.57 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100cm Clothes rail (Dark Grey) item code: 802.569.40 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm Glass Shelf (white) item code: 702.576.38 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm wooden drawer with Glass front (white) item code: 202.467.08 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm Box Set of 8 (Light Grey) item code: 792.608.44 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm Wooden shelf (White) item code: 702.779.57 & 2 x "KOMPLEMENT" 100x58cm mesh drawers (grey) item code: 290.109.80 In the right 75cm wide PAX unit starting from the top downwards heres the list of items used: 1 x "SKUBB" storage case 69x55x19cm in the top shelf item code: 004.000.03 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 75x58cm shelf (White) item code: 902.779.61 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 75cm Clothes rail (Dark Grey) item code: 002.569.44 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 50x58cm Glass shelf for the top of the tray item code: 002.576.46 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" pull out tray (white) item code: 202.463.60 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" Divider for pull-out tray item code: 202.467.89 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 90x53cm Drawer Mat (Cut to Measure 75cm) item code: 304.055.65 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 75x58cm shelf (White) item code: 902.779.61 3 x "KOMPLEMENT" 75x58cm wooden front drawers (white) item code: 102.463.32 & 1 x "KOMPLEMENT" 75x58cm mesh drawer in (Dark Grey) item code: 090.109.81 The "KOMPLEMENT" 90x53cm Drawer Mat (Cut to Measure) item code: 304.055.65 I've fitted five of those mats in the finish; there very inexpensive and line the bottom of the drawers nicely; there also marked on the underside for trimming to suit the various drawer sizes of drawer available. Next to be fitted are: 4 x Pack "KOMPLEMENT" Soft Close hinges item code: 302.145.04 (4 x hinges per door) 3 x "TYSSEDAL" (White) Hinged Doors 50x229cm item code: 190.902.51 & 1 x "VIKEDAL" 50x229cm Mirror Door item code: 699.042.37 🤯 Should look like this: 🤞 And Here they are in Reality HD 👍 Above you can see the first door fitted; And at this stage of the process; I feel its worth Documenting; The four hinge pack contains: 2 x regular hinges & 2 x soft close hinges, The soft close hinges go top & bottom with the regular hinges in the centre of each door; this can be an oversight when first fitting. The soft close hinges have the grey tabs. Above all four doors fitted 100% I'm very pleased with how easy they were to fit with the assistance of my wife and an old duvet laye on the floor to protect the face of the doors while I secured in the hinges, The wife then held each door while I got up the ladder to secure each door to the wardrobe itself. The VIKEDAL mirror door; comes with a little curved handle which can be secured to the door if required; However we decided not to fit any handle to the mirror door; instead you just open the neighbouring door then press the rear of the mirror to open if required. The next task was fitting the chosen handles to the other three doors; 2 x "ENERYDA" 27mm Black Door knobs (2 per Pack) item code: 803.475.06 The doors don't come with any pre-drilled 5mm holes for door handles or any recommended indentations on the inside of the door for drilling; the location choice & handle style is entirely the customer's choice. As result; we got measuring with a tape & a T-Square; the overall height of the centre panel is 35cm so half of that is 17.5cm Then the full width of the outer support piece is: 7cm and half that is 3.5cm Using the tape & T-Square we meassured down 17.5cm & across 3.5cm to mark the holes, followed by drilling with a 5mm wood drill bit. All three Door handles now securely fitted and I'm very pleased with the results, Next we addressed the issue of the wardrobe door making contact with the side of the bed frame on the right side, And cutting a bit out of the skirting board on the left side to allow the door to open correctly; I purchased these furniture pads from a local Poundland store; I had tried the local DIY store first but surprisingly; They didnt stock them atall; I located the surface contact area; then cut a section of the large square sticky back pad; fitted in the correct location; doesn't look too bad and is definitely better than a scuffed or dented wardrobe door. Next lined up and marked out the skirting to remove a small section off the top corner allowing for the door to open correctly; Almost complete; And Now for the wow factor pieces 🤗 The next addition to the PAX wardrobe was some lighting: 2 x "STÖTTA" 72cm LED Lighting Strip code: 903.600.93 & 2 x "STÖTTA" 52cm LED Lighting Strip code: 503.600.90 There also available in a smaller length: "STÖTTA" 32cm LED Lighting Strip code: 103.600.87 Image below shows a 52cm unit fitted to the 100cm wide glass shelf; I purchased two of the 72cm & two of the 52cm STÖTTA battery powered LED light units to fit in both sides; I'm very impressed with the build quality as the casing isint plastic its aluminium; theres a total of thirty LED in the 72cm units and 22 LED in the 52cm providing a nice evenly spread illumination yet not blinding atall at 2700 Kelvin There individually powered by 4 x AA Batteries which go in to a small opening on the rear side of the unit; the casing itself then has three settings "ON" "Auto & "OFF" The front of each LED strip has a built in sensor which automatically turns the light on/off when the wardrobe door is opened/closed just like a kitchen fridge, No need to worry about forgetting to close the wardrobe & draining the batteries neither as the unit automatically turns the light off after three minutes; if the doors haven't been closed before that period of time. The STÖTTA LED strips are also designed to be fitted inside the drawers, There ideal for getting dressed late at night or early morning without having to turn on the main light in the room which may disturb any other occupant in the room. There also ideal for this situation as you will see further down this thread; the main light switch is being blanked as the new ceiling light is remote control, Final touch then to complete the appearance are these; 6 x Pack "VARIERA" 5mm Cover Caps (White) item code: 002.263.15 They cost penny's to purchase and make the unit look alot better as theres no empty spaces left in the panels when fitted👍 Barely notice the caps from a short distance, they really make a difference to the appearance; Also from IKEA the "ODGER" Chair (Blue) item code: 003.600.02 👇 The chair is to go along with a 105cm wide "MICKE" Desk in (white) item code: 802.130.74 Which literally eh; heres one I made earlier 👇 However it's gotten a bit scratched on the top due to the youngest getting at it with markers and pens; so I plan to purchase the exact same unit again; I'm going to remove the top from the existing desk and bring it to a local glazing company to have a toughened glass top made to fit the size aswell as the location of the opening hole for the cables at the rear, Toughened glass wont crack with thermal shock from a hair straightener or cup of tea being sat on top of it compared to regular glass and will protect the desk for a very long time. This wall under the television is 182cm wide; next to the 105cm wide desk on this wall is a 77cm wide "Kallax" four section shelving unit item code: 202.758.14 fits nicely next to the desk and has four "DRÖNA" (Dark Gray) storage box's item code: 104.439.74 The Kallax unit doesn't come with legs as standard; it's designed to be placed directly on the floor or secured to the wall if fitting higher than the floor. We thought it would look better with some 12cm grey legs to bring the unit up above the level of the skirting board and allowing the unit to recess tight against the wall; As result; ive ordered a set of four grey 12cm legs on Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07QXQ5282?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image&th=1 I'll edit with further progress on fitting those legs soon after the arrive. "Insert image fitting legs" "Insert image legs fitted" .... .... Next item is from "Kerry Signature Furniture Company" in the west of Ireland; it's a 180cm tall 20cm wide; piece of solid Ash which is shaped to look like an old style wooden ruler aswell as custom text of choice in the centre; We couldn't think of a better slogan than the example featured which says "Loved Beyond Meassure" there €80 inc. Delivery and manufactured to order; Which they say takes 10 days from time of purchase to the day of delivery but one can appreciate the time gone in to creating such a natural piece its really worth waiting for. "I've ordered it last week and I'll change the pictures to my own images of the height chart when it arrives" "I've ordered it last week and I'll change the pictures to my own images of the height chart when it arrives" "I've ordered it last week and I'll change the pictures to my own images of the height chart when it arrives" We plan to fit it inside the back of there bedroom door where the wife has recorded all of the three kids heights on the painted wall; since they could walk as far back as ten years ago; Were going to transfer the markings on to this ruler where it will remain on the wall in there room forever; it really is a nice item to have to reflect, Heres a link for those interested: https://www.kerrysignaturefurniture.ie/product/personalised-solid-ash-height-ruler/ The next item fitted was a wall clock which the kids also chose themselves Purchased from Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HF6B8K9/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_WlT5Cb44WJ20E ... .... Final addition to the room then; Is the light for the ceiling; They chose this remote control dimmable LED panel which fits closely to the ceiling away from obstructing the bunk bed ladder; "I'll change the pictures to my own images of the light unit when it arrives" It also has an ambient light feature capable of any colour of choice and theres also a disco mode ☺ "I'll change the pictures to my own images of the light unit when it arrives" "I'll change the pictures to my own images of the light unit when it arrives" Since the new ceiling light is operated via; remote control, it requires a constant power supply, I've been looking online at electrical wholesaler.ie and found some blank inserts from the Clipsal classic range by Schneider Electric which allow me to pop out the light switch and pop in a blank cover, Excellent result; the light switch panel will remain on the wall with the blank replacing the switch; the switch will remain inside the blank panel where it will continue to function; but permanently switched on much the same way you see it in the image below 👍 Thanks for reading its taking quite a bit of time to piece all of this information together along with the relevant images; I hope you find it an interesting read as I've enjoyed carrying out the tasks aswell as documenting it all, I will edit some sections in the near future where stated Thanks.
  18. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like seeing this little fella in our garden this evening.
  19. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    Finally picked my car up. Not bad fuel economy for a Mondeo.
  20. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    all done for today 😴 I'll fit the doors on Sunday aswell as light & glass shelf for the jewellery tray; when I know the location of the door hinges 👍
  21. 4 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Other people. It doesn't matter how well you plan something, someone else will always ruin it, usually multiple people... Those that can't drive in the rain without crashing should really just stay at home. This meme feels appropriate for me today, and it's got a Ford in it...
  22. 4 points
    andypsp

    Yellow cap

    the garage that did the work on the car for you, may have just left it there by mistake, no harm in popping the car back-up to them and asking if the yellow cap belongs to them
  23. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    Day off work Tommorow to pick up my Mondeo, had quote from current insurer to change from my focus. Quoted £400 instead of £230 for focus!! Canceled and got new policy with ensure for £207. Result!!
  24. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I do like getting the second wardrobe unit fitted, Having bought the original 75cm wide PAX unit in IKEA last Friday; it got damaged yesterday prior to assembling; few posts about that in the "Things I like" thread But we picked up a replacement thismorning and it's now fitted and secured to the wall perfectly level 175cm wide with enough space for the bunk beds too: I'll assemble all interior items and doors next weekend. Three floating book shelves and picture frames fitted too.
  25. 4 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    Focus grid lockout!
  26. 4 points
    Anthonybanni

    Things I Do Like

    My new machine, them fans [emoji8][emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 4 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Things I Do Like

    I do like some of the comments on spoiled ballot papers from the local elections this week. In particular, one which read something like: "I'd rather pooh in my hands and clap than vote for any of the above".😀
  28. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    I do hate diesels. Lol unfortunately the alternative is no better, 1.5 ecoboost! They guzzle the fuel in a Mondeo or Kuga. At least ***** the 2.0 and not the 1.5 tdci. The 2.0 I can bluefin from 150 hp to 200hp . And £20 tax still like my focus.
  29. 4 points
    mastachaz

    Zetec S Bodykit

    you can always drive to me 🙂 i can help with fitting . its was titanium 🙂
  30. 4 points
    Andyr55

    What is this loose cable?

    THANKS ALL FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. mine is back on its clip.
  31. 4 points
    PLB

    What is this loose cable?

    To reassure the OP. Yes, I just looked under the bonnet of my car and I can confirm that I have the same unused connector, exactly as shown in Ian's photos.
  32. 4 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    I use to look on the mk6 fiesta zetec s owners club but that's really inactive. I did like making dinner for the family. Made handmade chips and pre made burgers 🍔🍟. Also tried out a onion rings recipe which came out great.
  33. 4 points
    StephenFord

    New wing, now rust free!

    Since acquiring my Focus, one thing that bugged me was the front drivers wing. It was the only panel on the car that had any rust on it, obviously as it was a slightly different shade, it was the result of a poor previous repair. I managed to source a new, pre painted wing, and had it fitted today. Relatively inexpensive too. Chuffed to bits now on having a 15 year old rust free car.May even get her Waxoyled at some stage...
  34. 4 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    @Stoney871 reminds me of this guy 😂
  35. 4 points
    Albert27

    What is this loose cable?

    Maybe because the OP is a busy man like most of us and it's much easier to plug a sensor back in on your drive then take it back to your dealer which for all we know could be miles away. No disrespect intended to you either but I really don't find comments like that do anything on forums to encourage people to ask. I've asked so many questions on here that could easily have been answered in other ways but people have always been helpful and taken the time to reply.
  36. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    I like this video I found last night- Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  37. 4 points
    TomsFocus

    Eyebrows for Fiesta MK VIII

    To stop the sweat dripping into their headlights...
  38. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    Yeah , of course you do, next your going to say you used to drive a mini and being so tall you used to manage to drive sat on the back seat, or drive standing up with head out of folding vinyl sunroof. Err! I was young. Lol Or drive a cavalier from the passenger seat! I was young and stupid, now I'm old and stupid.
  39. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    I like thunderstorms, I even use a thunderstorm ambient sound on my Amazon Echo to help me fall asleep leading into day shifts. When I lived in America there were some epic storms with lightning going sideways across the sky. Even had a bolt hit the ground 20 metres from me that made a dry patch on a wet driveway and threw up a steam cloud. My work dogs aren't fussed by them at all but a collie I used to have hated any loud noises and would head for the nearest doorway if caught out in a storm while on a walk. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  40. 4 points
    Oh dear!! That didn't go at all well... 😦
  41. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    The tags only work if you spell them right lol. It's @zain611 and @Stoney871 that do the burgers, I don't even like beef! Will definitely have to have a try a few things from ALDI now it's local though!
  42. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    That reminds me. My sister got a new tablet and screen protector. On the screen protector box it specifically says 'military grade - bomb resistant' if true what benefit would that help in a situation like that 😂. So the screen protector will be fine but what about the tablet 🤔
  43. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    I'm back, but Fordless...

    None of us are faultless...autocorrect strikes again!
  44. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I started nodding off around 05:20 got two drawers done before falling asleep on the chair; as Meat Loaf says "two outta three ain't bad" so I went to bed and got up at 07:30 doing third one now, Fair play mate that really is dedication, I get anxious about building things and them not turning out as they should, but when the plan in your head comes to reality it makes all the effort worth while makes it easier to relax and then admire it. I'm sure your wife was very impressed with the progress, Mine came down at 4am asking what was I doing here at that hour; I said "i came home for the rest of the new yogarts you bought for my lunch" ☺ Had I gone to bed at 4am last night I'd only be struggling to stay awake again tonight, but as I kept awake and busy until reaching the "block wall" I'll be in nights mode now for the week, I only got a few hours sleep yesterday evening from 19:00 - 21:30
  45. 3 points
    WES180

    Things I Do Like

    I'm daft like that too. I was due to tile my kitchen diner the next day but I got myself that stressed about doing it and the layout/starting point that I couldn't sleep. I gave up trying to sleep at 3am so I got up, by 4am I had my layout plan, it was all set to go so I thought well I'm here now so I might as well start. By the time my wife got up it was a third done and then finished by 2pm. I spent the rest of the day destroyed on the settee!!!😀
  46. 3 points
    two different things.... a mechanical part that wears with use - exacerbated by poor design, driving type (motorways vs in town stop start) and or bad driving software that's been enhanced to work around modern driver's lack of mechanical knowledge and or common sense if the car had 60 k miles and is on the original clutch, this is within acceptable mileage to be worn out... normally a car's brakes will have done 2 sets of pads and a set of dics by this time... why should a clutch last significantly longer? that said - it should with a good driver, doing mixed driving and using the handbrake to hold the car on junctions... an idiot who doesn't know what the handbrake is for and thinks riding the clutch is acceptable and the modern craze of slipping the clutch instead of changing gear deserves all the cost, pain and suffering entailed with swapping out a component that ought to last 150k miles
  47. 3 points
    Stoney871

    Mechanical heater control

    The cable simply pulls out of the back of the dial and the flap control mechanism in the footwell. I replaced one on my old mk2 Focus a few years back. It's easier to do the dial end first then the footwell end as the flap end plastic part is longer and can snap if trying to flex it into position without the flap end being free to move around. Make sure you don't spin any dials after disconnecting the cable or you have a faff realigning them. You may need to disconnect fan speed control wire and temperature control wire in order to pull the aircon control panel up and off for better access for cable alignment. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  48. 3 points
    I’d recommend getting a proper ford specific ELM cable from tunnelrat electronics. Always works with mine, worth a try at £15.
  49. 3 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I like finally having a profile picture 😂
  50. 3 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    Not as clean as this car I bet!! Don't let your wife clean your precious car.