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Offline Tinker

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When I was a kid, that must have been, oh, 10 years ago or maybe a little longer, I would put my glasses over the steam kettle spout to clean them after coming in from the cold. The last time I tried doing that, the steel frames expanded, the lense fell out onto the hot stove lid and shattered into many splinters. That was in the days before safety lenses were common.  Maybe they weren't invented yet, so there were a few splinters to cleanup. Maybe the glass broke first and then fell out of the frame.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Quite possible if the glass was really cold and then heated by the steam.

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So I found a way to upload that small video about the new ceiling light:

https://streamable.com/w0h4i

The light is called "Sidney" manufactured in China for a German company called "Näve Leuchten".

It's a 5500 Lumen ceiling light that can change color temperature between 6000 and 2700k via remote. It features quite a couple of double-LED stripes - and each has a set of cold white and warm white LED which - depending on your choice of color temperature - either work simultaneously or only the corresponding cold white/warm white.

You can also dim the light and switch between day and night mode. The light will remember the last setting before it was switched off - it will also return to the last used setting when it is switched back from night to day mode.



All this is done via a small remote. Quite cool.




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And the Wallpaper. Designed by Barbara Becker (Yes, tennis player Boris Becker's ex-wife) manufactured by a German company. Liked it and compared to all the other stuff they sell in our equivalent of "Home Depot" it's really "golden". Good to work with, hangs great ...
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Kind regards,
Oliver

And looks very nice - good job.

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Thank you Harvey!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Hi!

More progress today. :)

The plumber finally came to install the new radiator/heating element. This took a little longer than initially expected but I'm happy it is done now.

Old radiator/ heating element in place.


First support/brace removed.


One is still standing.


Installation materials for extending pipes and connecting the radiator/ heating element.


Knipex & Wera - what could go wrong?


Close up of the Knipex.


Old pipe that needed an extension with new extension fitted.


Old pipe that needs shortening.


Taps and dies.


Die powered by a Knipex. [eek] [blink] [scared]    [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]


Old pipe with new threads.


Cutting old pipe to new length.


First parts fitted.


A


B


Parts fitted to radiator/ heating element. A


B


After this was done it was temporarily installed to make sure the two connections line up. Then it was put aside, the plumber went to another client and I hung the remaining wallpaper - which I hadn't done because it might have gotten dirty otherwise. So here's a picture of the new supports (which are basically rails) to/in which the radiator is hung into. When the radiator hangs it can be moved left and right - this is very neat for installation purposes obviously, as you can prepare everything and just have to line it up after that and fasten two connections.


Radiator installed and connected.


Finished, including windowsill.


This took about 3 1/2 hrs. 3 hrs to get to where I was able to hang the remaining wallpaper and 1/2 hrs to hang the radiator and install the windowsill.

After that I scrubed the floor and laid carpet. Just one picture for now, where I'm using Festool's Granat sponge abrasive to clean my hand sawn miter cuts and break the edges a little. I always keep one of these with my tools, they are very handy and they prevent rounding off edges pretty nicely. I like these!



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Saturday and Sunday were all about setting up furniture and other "minor" stuff.

I love my CXS and the small Bosch for this type of work! It's an extra treat being able to hang the CXS from a leg pocket when working in a seated position - so comfortable!





Today we started to move the stuff back in, but of course there had to be some sort of catch...

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why cabinet manufacturers will only drill a handful of holes instead of drilling a proper (complete for the given height) system 32 hole line - especially when it's invisible anyway like in this case.

And if they must only drill a handful of holes, why don't they abide by some typical shelf heights (think lever arch files and such...)

But then again, on the other hand it's the perfect situation to get the tools back out, especially my trusty BTA HW D 5 CE (492522) 5 mm carbide drill bit with depth stop. I have done this countless times and it still amazes me how easy it is to manually add holes to any system 32 hole line with this drill bit. I also love how clean the holes are when drilled at 3800 RPM with the PDC. I use a very thin square or ruler to precisely mark/layout the new holes and then just drill away. Works perfectly.



I never get tired of taking pictures of this beast. ...



And the amazing, the one and only, 5 mm carbide drill bit with depth stop. Love this thing.



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline grobkuschelig

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Oliver! Stop pushing me to buy more stuff with your fine pictures! [emoji51][emoji41]

...I recently added the 3.5mm with counter sink. I really like it so far, but have not used it much.

I will be cannibalizing my CXS charger soon to enable me to fit the CXS in a SYS-1 with DF to store some more Centrotec accessories with the tool. Maybe I’ll fill up the PDC SYS with the 5mm on that go..

Nice pics, as always!

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Thank you very much!

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Depending on how many drill bits you already have, think about getting the Installer's kit (Montagepaket SYS 1 CE-SORT 497628) instead of buying "singles".

Depending on what I do, I either have the SYS 1 CE-SORT connected to my CXS- or PDC-Systainer - or I take all three. This also ensures that you have (rather) drill specific bits and pieces with the corresponding drill at all times and the Installer's kit on a need basis.

Literally it's what saved my butt more than once during projects, because everything is in one place and not scattered over different Systainers.

This way I know when I grab my PDC/CXS it comes with everything to serve it's main purpose/ core functions and when I see the slightest chance that I might run into the need for more/ different bits, I just connect the kit.

Last but not least, you save a ton of money in the long run by getting the kit. I did the math a couple of years ago when I bought it and back then it was (MSRP's compared) already about 150,- to 200,- Euro cheaper than buying "singles". Price in the discount I got from a local dealer when I bought the kit, it basically was a steal. One of my best purchases because first it is so enabling and secondly the quality of those speciality drill bits is absolutely excellent.

I customized mine over time, threw out the short and long bitholder for example (have those with every drill anyway), used the space for a 15 mm Zobo which I need a lot, added Spax T-Star bits because I work a lot with those screws, 6 and 8 mm drill bits for tile ....

It's a great solution and I can only highly recommend it - before you start investing in singles and at some point it doesn't make sense (rationally) anymore.

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Hi Oliver,

Thanks for the tip. I looked long and hard at the kit. But since I got the Zobo set early on, I could not really justify the rest of it.
I have a good Bosch set of metal drills and have equipped the Lid-Case of the PDC with the wood, stone and long bit sets, which I got cheap from eBay...
Plus the 3.5 countersink and the 2-8mm pure countersink.
For bits I‘m using sets from Metabo or Wera.

My goal is to have every drill equipped for its direct use cases.
- CXS for screwing or assembly
- PDC for tough work/masonry etc.
- C18 for projects/shopwork whatever in between.

What are the parts you mostly use out of your CE-SORT?

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Hi!

The drill bits that have seen most use/ my top ten, if you want: (All original kit's content)

1. HSS D3-10 CE/10 drill bit case (I also use these for wood, a lot.) Especially 3 & 10 mm.
2. BKS D3-8 CE/W-K drill bit case (I use these with tape as "depth stop" both for pilot holes and free-hand doweling) Especially 3, 6 and 8 mm.

3. BTA HW D5 CE drill bit with depth stop (as described)
4. BSTA HS D3.5 CE drill countersink with depth stop (I use this mainly for garden projects)

5. CENTROTEC-DRIVE screwdriver handle + long bits for manual screw driving
 
6. QLS D5-15 CE deburring countersink
7. QLS D2-8 CE deburring countersink

8. ZB HS D5 EURO CE centering bit
9. HD D18 CE hook driver

10. BA-CE CENTROTEC drill adapter (Especially handy for use with my Hilti TE 2-M - since this drill has a 2nd gear for high(er) speed...)

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Personally I think they could have left out all of the 25 mm standard bits (except for the twinBox) and made that space more customizable. I realize there might be tradesman that go through a lot of these bits and want quick and easy access. Personally I need/want to sort/keep more different bits than 50 replacements of standard sizes. Like I said, I added the T-Star's, some 50 mm, some hex, some +- ... You get the picture. Additionally, every drill has the standard bits short/long anyway - so the chance that I run out of a standard size/profile is highly unlikely even without the original set of 50 from the kit.

In my experience people who go through a lot of bits buy exactly their sizes/profiles in bulk anyway - exceeding the storage capacity of the kit by far.

Personally, I honestly have so many bits by now... I really need to slap myself on the wrists every time the urge to buy a set overcomes me. And I have already given away plenty...

I was thinking of placing one of those bubblegum vending machines on my front porch so people who pass by can get a random bit for a penny a twist. ... Just kidding of course. ;)

Additionally I have really awesome bits like the ones from PB Swiss for assembling furniture and other applications where some of the screw's heads are visible later on, and those last. First because they are high quality, perfectly cut, sharp & hard - and secondly I typically don't use them when I can foresee slippage because of sh*tty/cheap screws, worn heads or other sh*tty circumstances. I'd rather "kill" one of those rather soft/ more tough than hard standard bits and throw it away afterwards than foreseeable ruining excellent bits on purpose. But still, even that happens so rarely that I don't need so many of them for one project.

Kind regards,
Oliver