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>> No. 2611 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 1:17 pm
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Does anyone know what this wallpaper pattern is called? I need to get something as close to it as possible.
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>> No. 2618 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 4:46 pm
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>>2615
This wasn't funny and I posted >>2613 That's how trite your post was.
>> No. 2619 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 4:53 pm
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>>2618
>I posted >>2613
Then you're in no position to judge.
>> No. 2620 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 6:30 pm
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>>2617

No, the shit is gone. The cat scratched it all out.
>> No. 2621 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 9:09 pm
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m8, your cat did you a favour, that wallpaper is fucking shite
>> No. 2622 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 9:11 pm
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>>2621
No, he already said the cat scratched that shite out.

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>> No. 2605 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 1:14 pm
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The bleed valve on my radiator is leaking very slightly, about 1 drop a day. I was thinking of taking it out, quickly wrapping it with some PTFE tape and putting it back in.

Is this advisable?
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>> No. 2606 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 2:38 pm
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You'll stop the leak, but you'll also lose the ability to easily bleed the radiator. You can buy a replacement bleed valve for about £2. They're not hard to fit.

https://www.wonkeedonkeetools.co.uk/radiator-keys/how-to-fit-and-remove-blanking-plugs-and-bleed-plugs
>> No. 2607 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 3:28 pm
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Stop using your central heating to save the climate.
>> No. 2608 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:39 pm
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>>2607

Why? Do you want the climate to fall apart? Central heating is the only thing that can save us.
>> No. 2609 Anonymous
22nd September 2019
Sunday 9:43 am
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Odds on, it's just a bit of grot stuck in the valve. Arm yourself with a couple of cotton buds and a bit of kitchen roll - whip the screw out, scrub its pointy end with the kitchen roll. Wipe the mating surface inside the rad with a cotton bud.
You may want to depressurise the system first if you don't have a stinky water fetish,
>> No. 2610 Anonymous
24th September 2019
Tuesday 11:19 pm
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I done it and it's stopped leaking. Up yours to all those who doubted me.

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>> No. 2601 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 12:44 pm
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Right then. The ceiling lights above me are these weird fittings for expensive lamps. I want to replace them with LED lamps. I'm familiar with the socket from butterfly CFLs (like you'd fit in the ceiling of a toilet) but haven't seen them like this before, and half the lamps I find online are for horizontal fittings rather than vertical (so light coming out of the side rather than beaming down). I've drawn a blank on plug-and-play LED replacements, but that'd save me a lot of hassle if they exist - it's a G24q-2, I'm after 8W actual or so at around 3000K.

Failing that, is the ballast for these contained in the fitting shown in the image, or is it really going to be sealed in the ceiling? I've had the ceiling rose off to check and there's nothing accessible.

Cheers sparklads.
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>> No. 2602 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 1:52 pm
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>>2601
It's really easy to change the ceiling fittings to a more normal type if you can't find the bulbs. The ceiling fittings themselves are about 3 quid and are piss easy to fit/replace. Might be a better option for you.
>> No. 2603 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 2:42 pm
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>>2602
If there are inaccessible ballasts in the ceiling then the sockets aren't really the issue.
>> No. 2604 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 10:03 pm
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If there are only two wires in that cable from the rose to the holder, the ballast's in the holder and you just need to replace it with something simple.

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>> No. 2591 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 3:14 pm
2591 Decent screwdriver set
I know we've got some skilled techies and DIY folks here, I'd appreciate some advice on this one.

I have been through literally hundreds of mini screwdrivers over the years. Some last for ages and some are junk from the get go. Irritatingly some of the ones I've spent a little extra on are the same old shit, maybe in a tarted up case. I don't want this. I don't mind paying a fair bit of cash to avoid it. Not hundreds, but well into the double digits.

Same question aimed at regular screwdrivers too, if anyone has any input.
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>> No. 2593 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 4:58 pm
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I have one of the iFixit cases - bit of extra dollar, but worth it.
>> No. 2594 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 7:04 pm
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Wiha or Wera. Made in Germany, top quality, they'll last you forever. Xiaomi sell a set of Wiha-made driver bits that's currently on sale for a ludicrous price, which is ideal for use with a power handle like the Wowstick or the ES121. I also have a Wera Kraftform Micro set for deeply recessed screws.

https://www.banggood.com/XIAOMI-Mijia-Wiha-24-in-1-Multi-purpose-Precision-Screwdriver-Set-Aluminium-S2-Steel-Repair-Tools-p-1187158.html
>> No. 2596 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:24 pm
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Thanks all. Went with >>2594's suggestion. I tend to assume that such "sales" are just the regular price really, but if you say this is a good price then I'll give it a go, it's cheap enough for me not to care too much anyway. Cheers mate.

Might pick up a wowstick too. They're absurdly cheap, though, can they really be any good? How much torque can you get out of a couple of AAAs?
>> No. 2597 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 11:57 pm
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>>2596

>They're absurdly cheap, though, can they really be any good? How much torque can you get out of a couple of AAAs?

The motor only does about 3nM, so it'll struggle with anything that you'd need a full-size screwdriver for. The clutch mechanism means you can just use it as a manual screwdriver for the first/last half a turn. It's an absolute godsend for phone or laptop repair where you're dealing with dozens of tiny screws, but it's not an essential tool by any means and I wouldn't bother if you don't do a lot of that sort of thing.
>> No. 2598 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:46 am
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>>2597
>The clutch mechanism means you can just use it as a manual screwdriver for the first/last half a turn.
This is what I was concerned about, but that sounds like a good solution. I spend a lot of time inside computers of one kind or another so it'll probably be a good investment.

Thanks again.

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>> No. 2585 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 8:40 pm
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My bathroom sink keeps getting blocked, and pouring that unblocker thing into it just works for like a week.

I'm wondering if there could be too much stuff in the pipes. What kind of tool should I get to open this?
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>> No. 2588 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 8:48 pm
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>>2587

Pipe wrench.
>> No. 2589 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 9:06 pm
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>>2587
Use a kitchen towel for grip.
>> No. 2590 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 12:49 am
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use a blow torch to soften it up a bit

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 2595 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:04 pm
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You'll want a mole wrench, or if it's too big even for that, a chain wrench.

If you can find it, there's a drain cleaner called One Shot which is 90% sulphuric acid. I wouldn't be surprised if it's been taken off the market in certain places, what with all the acid attacks - if you get this on your skin you will be seriously hurt. It will likely get rid of your bathroom blockage, but you need to be very sure that your drains are PVC/ABS plastic as it will eat metal. Don't get any of it outside the sink as it'll rip the surface off ceramics as well as metal. Don't go plunging directly afterwards or you risk getting a melted face.

Even with that stuff, you'll likely find exactly the problem you've described: after a month the blockage will come back. The fact of the matter is that nothing in a bottle will ever compare to a professional drain cleaner with a rooter. Don't go with your regular plumber, go with the specialists.
>> No. 2599 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:42 am
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You'll likely find an old straw or something down there. Make sure you put a bucket or towel down to catch any fetid water that spills when you open it.

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>> No. 2581 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:29 am
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I've just moved into a new flat which, unlike every other place I've ever lived, has a hot water heater tank. The problem is, the hot water is essentially a trickle. I can't see a pressure gauge on the tank, and have no idea what the two controls on the right do (though they do have pressure markings).

Where do I begin to rectify this problem?

Cheers lads.
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>> No. 2582 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 4:31 pm
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>>2581
Don't mess about with pressure yet.

Is the pressure of the hot water a trickle everywhere in the house or just upstairs (if you have an upstairs)?

As a digression, how were you getting hot water elsewhere if not from the boiler? Central heating needs either a gas or ground source heat pump electric system.
>> No. 2583 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:19 pm
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>>2582
It's the first time he's had a tank lad, not a boiler.
>> No. 2584 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:21 pm
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>>2582
>Is the pressure of the hot water a trickle everywhere in the house or just upstairs (if you have an upstairs)?

Just one floor; everywhere. It takes over five minutes to fill the sink with hot water.

>As a digression, how were you getting hot water elsewhere if not from the boiler? Central heating needs either a gas or ground source heat pump electric system.

I'm not sure I understand the question. In my previous gaffs, it's been a gas-powered boiler that presents hot water on demand, and the same for the central heating system.

My current flat, however, has an (electrically, I suppose) heated hot water storage tank (as in the photo), and electric heater in each of the rooms. Not that they'll be needed, it's hotter than the surface of the sun in here. Top floor, innit.

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>> No. 2575 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:37 am
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how to make cat pen for cats?
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>> No. 2576 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 7:08 am
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They don't have opposable thumbs, so they won't be able to write much.
>> No. 2577 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:18 pm
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He'll have to hold it with his mouth.


>> No. 2578 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:27 pm
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>>2575
Cats don't write. They have human servants for that.
>> No. 2579 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:50 pm
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My cat's stolen my pen before. I assumed he just wanted to play with it.
>> No. 2580 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 2:28 pm
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>>2579
Well in fact he was writing the first draft of his novel, and is now a published author.

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>> No. 2548 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 1:20 pm
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I put in a new light (light A) by daisy-chaining it to the one in the next room (light B) but it's not working properly.

When light B is turned on light A goes off. Light B by itself works ok and light A works properly when light B is off.
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>> No. 2560 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:42 pm
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>>2559

lies
>> No. 2561 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 5:01 pm
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>>2560

Sorry.
>> No. 2572 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 1:17 pm
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Solved it now, I wired it into the to mains instead

It's a light in a little bike-shed in our porch where we have a motion sensitive light plugged into the mains. I used a junction box to wire both lights into the same plug.

The plug is fitted with a 3 amp fuse. Is that too much? Should I use a 1 amp?
>> No. 2573 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 4:18 pm
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>>2572

A 100w bulb only draws about 400mA, so a 1A fuse is probably the best option.
>> No. 2574 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 10:38 pm
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1A fuses are hold to get hold of in the size that will fit in a plug. Most of the 1A fuses you'll find for sale will be a smaller fitting that's usually used for shaver sockets.

3A is fine. It's there to protect the wiring not the bulb itself, and you almost certainly don't have 1A wires unless you've bought some dodgy lights off a chinese ebay seller.

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>> No. 2567 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 12:24 pm
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I bought a knock-off electric knife sharpener and it fizzled out after 5 minutes of use.

A replacement motor is easy enough to find, but that plastic thingamabob attached to the old one is impossible to remove so I need to figure out a way to extend the shaft by a couple of inches and attach some sort of spindle to it. Any ideas?
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>> No. 2568 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 12:31 pm
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Sugru is a good thing
>> No. 2569 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 8:56 am
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>>2568
Would it fix my sleeper? Was holding my (ex-)barn up. New shed ahoy!

When you say that plastic thingy is impossible to remove, it's probably just pushed on and can be pulled off with a bit of levering between it and the motor.
If that's too hard, and you don't need it off in one piece, then fire is, as always, the answer. Or at least heat - soften it with a hot hairdryer or paint stripper, then pull it off.
>> No. 2570 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 10:28 am
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>>2567
Are you rich or poor? I'm just wondering how I should categorise your plastic waste.
>> No. 2571 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 11:40 am
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>>2570
Why don't you spend your brain energy wondering how to solve our climate crisis!

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>> No. 2562 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:07 pm
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I've just fucked up my front door. UPVC jobbie, and it had fallen to the point that it no longer locked. No more adjustment, so I took the arrowed bit off (2 screws), filed it down a bit so it fits in the hole it should (which then enables all the claw locking gubbins).
Screwed it back in, door shut fine and it scnicked into place. Yay.
Fucking door won't fucking open now. The key moves the latch a bit but clearly not enough.
Fuckety-fuck, wat do. Also, how on earth can this happen? I'm assuming I didn't screw it in far enough, so it sticks out a little further than it did. Very hard to get tools into the gap to poke it in a bit, poxy security...
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>> No. 2563 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:13 pm
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>>2562
Give the bastard a good fucking shaking!
>> No. 2564 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:13 pm
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>>2562
Give the bastard a good fucking shaking!
>> No. 2565 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:20 pm
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That was plans 1 through 12.
Now doing bad things with various screwdrivers as prybars, having wound all the hinges to pull the door as far from the latch as possible.
Just need to get it unfucked before the Mrs comes home, It's far too hot for sarcasm...
>> No. 2566 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:44 pm
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>>2565
Fixed (well, opened, and closes again safely) with about two minutes to spare.
Cue 'why haven't you done other thing yet, I was expecting you to be half way done'.
Yeah, well...
Still, at least the door opens. Off to do other thing. In the foul humidity.

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>> No. 2541 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:44 am
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Doing up the bathroom which will involve changing the shower, tiles, flooring and basin unit but also ripping up the floorboards and changing the pipes.

Do I do the pipes first then the flooring, then the rest?
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>> No. 2543 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:15 pm
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>>2542

how to use common sense?
>> No. 2544 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:40 pm
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>>2543
get big brain

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 2545 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 2:50 pm
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>>2542
>>2543
>>2544
This website's going to the dogs for fuck sake.
>> No. 2546 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 3:13 pm
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>>2545
Revengelad has finally won.
>> No. 2547 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:41 pm
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Yes.

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>> No. 2529 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:18 am
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how to make a white noise alarm clock?

i've got a little alarm like this and i want to hook up a small white noise generator to it instead of the buzzer

how to do this?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 2536 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:01 pm
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>>2534
Nice try, big-winder.
>> No. 2537 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:23 pm
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>>2535
Point one of those dyson airblades at your face. That'd get anyone up.
>> No. 2538 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:33 pm
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>>2537
Phwoar yeah it's high noon on my sundial IYKWIM
>> No. 2539 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 2:20 pm
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>>2538

I know exactly what you mean. But I dont like it.
>> No. 2540 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:42 am
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The thing about insomnia is, you don't need an alarm clock.

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>> No. 2525 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 1:49 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40uCoIgxPC0
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>> No. 2526 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:14 am
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I'd pour his slab, IYKWIM
>> No. 2527 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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>>2526
I don't know what you mean.
>> No. 2528 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:23 pm
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He had me going till the end there. Grade A jokester.

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>> No. 2507 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 3:10 pm
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how to get rid of unwanted soil?

i've been doing some gardening and i have about a dozen bucket's worth of top soil to get rid of.

i advertised it on freecycle but non-one wanted it so what can i do?

would it be safe to put it down the drain? i'd do it gradually and flush it through with plenty of water.
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>> No. 2520 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:05 pm
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>>2519

costs £35
>> No. 2521 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:06 pm
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>>2520
They'll probably waive that if you're on bennies.
>> No. 2522 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:18 pm
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Here's an idea:


>> No. 2523 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 4:39 pm
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it's all in the woods now
>> No. 2524 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 4:49 pm
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OP was talking about dead bodies, bet yous all.

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