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jema
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 11:38 am    Post subject: Adjustable hole cutter  Reply with quote    

Has anyone got one of these I could borrow?

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/DLHC162.html

Need to knock out some 63mm holes, and it would be nice to do it the neat way.

jema

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that's a no then. If you can hang on a couple of days I'll see if there's one lurking at my MIL's.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
I think that's a no then. If you can hang on a couple of days I'll see if there's one lurking at my MIL's.


If its no one local enough to pick up from, I think I need to do it the hard way, thanks for the offer though.

Getting lights back on, so I can work outside of daylight hours is a bit of a "key log" in getting the bathroom done.

jema

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

While we're talking about lights, our kitchen has mini-spots let into the ceiling. They take those titchy mirrored-back bulbs, which are frankly shite. How difficult would it be to swap them for something else, and what should I go for?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can get low voltage dichroic bulbs with the transformer built in, bit of a waste but you won't need space in the ceiling for the trannies, they consume less power, the light's better, and they last longer.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm a bit too far away as well. 16 piece hole saw from m/mart for under 10 is cheaper than the postage.

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/search.asp?q=040219350

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow that is cheap, cheaper than I found, but not as cheap as borrowing my brothers who was asleep when I posted here.

jema

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You mean he doesn't know you've got it.

One of the benefits of commuting or not having much to do at work was studying these catalogues so I know what's a good price. Then I stock up when there is an offer on. It's a little sad but better than reading 'Hello'.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
You mean he doesn't know you've got it.

One of the benefits of commuting or not having much to do at work was studying these catalogues so I know what's a good price. Then I stock up when there is an offer on. It's a little sad but better than reading 'Hello'.


No, I mean I could not check whether he had one. He actually has a 63mm cutter, which I am just on my way out to collect.

jema

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
While we're talking about lights, our kitchen has mini-spots let into the ceiling. They take those titchy mirrored-back bulbs, which are frankly shite. How difficult would it be to swap them for something else, and what should I go for?


The muppet who built my kitchen put these in, too. And I couldn't agree. Now, 3 of them have died, I'm assuming because the transformers has packed up, so I have three dead lights.

I am struggling to change them, without making a mess of the plaster. Any wise words?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are they low voltage or normal ones Nick?

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's the key.

Don't recall if I mentions this before, but my brother has scorch marks on the ceiling from 50watt mains halogon bulbs. Low voltage is the only way to be.

jema

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lundy loves gadgets and tools.

Over the years he has spent a fortune on this, that and the other (!) He has just bought a router from Netto's for something like 12. He has also bought drills bits and things like that (I'm not technical - can you tell?) from there. He has been pleasantly surprised because like me thought you got what you paid for (cheap = rubbish). They've got a set of router bits for 7.99 as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry was busy. Don't use those adjustable cutters on plasterboard as they rip the paper. Mark circle with a standard compass then cut the paper with a stanley knife. Next use a plasterboard saw to cut out hole.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 05 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrutty wrote:
Sorry was busy. Don't use those adjustable cutters on plasterboard as they rip the paper. Mark circle with a standard compass then cut the paper with a stanley knife. Next use a plasterboard saw to cut out hole.


The 63mm cutter I used worked excellently

jema

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