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Offline richy3333

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A 'spark' who was working on a site I was on, but not working with me was given some 3 port Wagos. He proceeded to push the line, neutral and CPC all into the one Wago. He couldn't fathom the tripping when the power was turned on again!

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A 'spark' who was working on a site I was on, but not working with me was given some 3 port Wagos. He proceeded to push the line, neutral and CPC all into the one Wago. He couldn't fathom the tripping when the power was turned on again!

lol  [eek] [eek] [eek] ;D ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Oliver

six-point socket

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Decided to make a little roof for my outlets...

Setup. LOVE the CTL-SYS!!!  [eek] [eek] [eek] ;D ;D ;D



Measuring.



Cut.



Fitting.



Overview.



Roofing felt.



Attached.



The Bosch felt neglected and insisted to get in the picture... ;)



Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: November 12, 2015, 11:09 AM by six-point socket »

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Quick'n'dirty repair job for my CXS aka more CXS fun  [eek] [scared] [big grin] - I guess next year I have to replace the complete patio of my garden shed.  [scared] [scared]  [eek]  [big grin]



old screws out.



cutting replacement panels to length.



new screws in.

Kind regards,
Oliver

six-point socket

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Hi!

Yesterday was the day I replaced my old attic ladder with a new, quality product one from Dolle. Obviously I used a couple of tools for that, some Festool - some not.

Old attic ladder. (what you can't see in this picture is that this ladder has been fixed numerous times on the lowest steps, and I deemed it to be to dangerous for any further use)



Getting it out. I had to remove a lot of rusted 10 mm nuts, an impact driver is worth it's weight in gold during this type of work.





Only the frame left.



Up until this point everything went as planned and was one smooth ride. The bolts you are about to see in the next picture, I thought they were used to hold the old frame in place and and load bearing. To get them out, I removed the nut and washer, placed my ratcheting box end wrench on the bolt, re-applied a nut and the washer in front of it, then used a 2nd nut to lock it. That worked fantastic until I realized that I was just spinning the whole bolt. I tried with another bolt - same thing.



I decided to remove the frame with a pry bar then. That did the trick. What you can see in that following picture is part of the hole in the ceiling where the frame was. If you examine it closely you will see that the original builder of the house had small blocks of wood installed, I guess while the slab was poured. Now you might ask what the bolts were for. When I got everything out with the pry bar I noticed that those bolts were used to center/align the frame. The frame was then nailed into place - and the only thing bearing the load were those nails.



Then, to install the new attic ladder I needed 2 pieces of wood that would hold the new frame and align it with the ceiling. Drilling the holes with my CXS.



Of course, the ceiling needed some holes, too. The CTL-SYS with the drilling attachment came in very handy.



Using the CXS and the angle attachment to remove the ladder from the frame of the new attic ladder.



Drilling of the new frame with the CXS.



Frame in place, ladder installed.



Almost finished. (To be continued.)



Today I relaxed, had a lazy day and just poured a small slab of concrete for a to be installed water tap.





Kind regards, and as always I hope you enjoy my postings.
Oliver

Offline Holmz

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Of course, the ceiling needed some holes, too. The CTL-SYS with the drilling attachment came in very handy.

(Attachment Link)
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Kind regards, and as always I hope you enjoy my postings.
Oliver

@six-point socket -Oliver .
That drill dust sucker-upper looks nice. What is the Festool number of it?

six-point socket

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Hi Holmz,

Festool# is: 500483

https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=500483

Great accessory for sure! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Insulation.





Rough leveling.



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Placing hammer set anchors in my slab for the water tap.



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Holmz

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Placing hammer set anchors in my slab for the water tap.

(Attachment Link)

Kind regards,
Oliver

They (the local bolt supply) sell a nut insert that can be cast in concrete. When I used them once in the past I put a nylon bolt in it and some wax to seal the ends.
But you can install them on a board to have the hole pattern ideal and "smash it" into the wet concrete.
It doesn't do anything too much better than a ramset type of concrete bolt, but it is an option.

six-point socket

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Hi!

Thanks for the info @Holmz :)

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Finished water tap.



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Then I posted in the "What Festool did you buy today"-Thread a couple of days ago that I had fished a Festo DX 93 E out of ebay for some pocket change. I was up very early, I think around 4 AM and found the auction running until 6:45 AM. No bid yet, starting bid was 80,00 Euro / 89,00 USD. This was the picture from the auction - no further description except for that it was in working condition.



I guess that held a lot of people from bidding. I saw that the front portion of the sander was damaged - checked EKAT and bid on it. I was eager to make something from it/with it. Got it for 81,00 Euro / 91,00 USD + shipping 7,00 Euro / 8,00 USD.

This 88,00 Euro / 98,00 USD got me this:







Tool works as expected.

As I was aware of the condition I ordered: 488899 for 18,00 Euro / 20,00 USD and 488716 for 17,00 Euro / 19,00 USD - I did not order the also defective plate (Part 26) because I wanted to be sure of the Model# first.



Disassembly and throughout cleaning.





Current situation: cleaned and in working condition - turned out pretty nicely - waiting on Festool to deliver Part 26, which I ordered today for 10,00 Euro / 11,00 USD plus 3,50 Euro / 4,00 USD shipping and should be here by tomorrow or Saturday. Current total: 136,50 Euro / 152,00 USD. The fun I'm having: priceless. :)



After work snack. :)



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Holmz

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That water tap is nice.

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Thanks! :)

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Festool delivered spare part 26 in less than 24h... AMAZING!



Installed. DX 93 E finished.



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline neilc

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Nice repair and a good deal!

Online Cheese

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Hey Oliver...Love the water tap, I may need to borrow that idea from you. [cool]

Also, real nice job on the restoration of the DX 93, she looked a bit rough in the original photos.

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@neilc & @Cheese  Thank you very much! :)

For the record I have to admit that the water tap itself was not my idea/work, I saw it and bought it from a German company: "bellissa Haas GmbH" -> http://www.bellissa.de/index.html

If you make one Cheese, I definitely would love to see it :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Online Cheese

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Hey Oliver,
I'll definitely make one because I've been looking at the big box stores and really don't like what they have to offer. Because the location of the installed faucet is not protected, the faucet has to be very robust and must withstand the daily abuse of children, dogs and anyone else that happens to come by.

Interestingly enough, a few years ago I built a concrete bench from some leftover concrete blocks and a cement slab so that the passersby could sit down and relax and just enjoy the view or have a picnic. However, one day as I drove down the alley, I noticed that the bench was being dismantled and the local 10-12 year old delinquents were trying to roll the pieces down the embankment and onto the railroad tracks.  [jawdrop]
Like I said...robust it needs to be.

Offline DB10

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  Hey Oliver, Great bit of bargain hunting going on there.
 I'm also very impressed with the 24hr parts delivery from Festool for 3.5 euro. I tend to forget how everything is so more automated in Europe. Sevice like that unfortunately down here just doesn't exist, we have to be very patient people, last parts I ordered up took over three weeks to turn up, and I had to drive to collect them. We have to plan ahead and usually have a few different projects on the go.

Offline Holmz

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Interestingly enough, a few years ago I built a concrete bench from some leftover concrete blocks and a cement slab so that the passersby could sit down and relax and just enjoy the view or have a picnic. However, one day as I drove down the alley, I noticed that the bench was being dismantled and the local 10-12 year old delinquents were trying to roll the pieces down the embankment and onto the railroad tracks.  [jawdrop]
Like I said...robust it needs to be.

Do they sell hungry pitbulls in the cities?

Online Cheese

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Do they sell hungry pitbulls in the cities?

That's a thought... [smile]

So...after I retrieved all of the concrete blocks from the RR tracks (they couldn't push the bench top down the hill because it weighs 120-130#), I decided to pay their parents a visit.
I politely described the situation but was told, that their children would n e v e r do anything like that...and besides the children didn't have enough time to do it because "they just returned from Bible Camp a few hours ago."  [huh] [huh]

Offline Kev

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Do they sell hungry pitbulls in the cities?

That's a thought... [smile]

So...after I retrieved all of the concrete blocks from the RR tracks (they couldn't push the bench top down the hill because it weighs 120-130#), I decided to pay their parents a visit.
I politely described the situation but was told, that their children would n e v e r do anything like that...and besides the children didn't have enough time to do it because "they just returned from Bible Camp a few hours ago."  [huh] [huh]

Video on your phone .. forget the parents, just engage the police. A stunt the derails a train could kill a lot of people.

Delinquency like that shows there's something really sick and evil in those children. What's next? [eek]

Parents never see the bad in their children until it's too late .. unfortunately that's a fact.

@Cheese

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Hi!

@Cheese It's always sad when one builds something for the general public of the town, and then some crazies (minors or not...) try to pull it apart / destroy it. And even worse that they would really try to put concrete blocks on a RR track...

When I read you went to their parents I already thought they would deny their kids did it... Even bringing out the bible camp...  [eek]  [scared]  [big grin]

@DB10

Thank you very much and I'm sorry to hear it's such a trouble getting Festool spare parts in Australia. If there is ever anything you need to have in really short time, let me know - I'm an UPS and DHL customer myself, so when Festool delivers within 24 hrs to me, I can have it in another 24 to 48 hrs at your door/site if necessary, of course shipping will be a little more on the $$$ side then - but sometimes downtime is even more expensive. Just let me know if the need should ever arise.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline DB10

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@six-point socket Thanks Oliver for the kind offer it is much appreciated.

Offline Holmz

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That's a thought... [smile]

So...after I retrieved all of the concrete blocks from the RR tracks (they couldn't push the bench top down the hill because it weighs 120-130#), I decided to pay their parents a visit.
I politely described the situation but was told, that their children would n e v e r do anything like that...and besides the children didn't have enough time to do it because "they just returned from Bible Camp a few hours ago."  [huh] [huh]

The Lord works in strange ways.

These large wire jobs with the rocks also make attractive walls.
I am not sure how they would work where there is snow and frost.

Offline six-point socket II

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"Home improvement" from the spectator's side is really, really hard for me, it makes me wanna grab a tool and do something. Maybe someone finds this type of work interesting - so I thought I'd cover it here in my thread.

Preface: Our city's mayor along with other elected individuals from the city council and the heads of our electricity/gas supplier decided they would step up their game and also offer "multimedia"-services (Internet, Phone, TV ...) And, lets say because our Mayor made some moves that could be discussed most diversely depending on "who" you are - the city has a lot of money right now.

In fact so much, that everyone who signed up is getting a fiber optic cable right into his basement and a handover point installed for free. You can then decide if at some point you want to switch over to their services or stay with what you have. Anyway - this is a no brainer as it adds value to the house/property - so I said they could do it. Additionally, for a grand they connect you to the gas line if you want - you have then 10 years to replace your current oil-fired heating with a gas heating. Also a no brainer - regularly it costs 2.5 grands and it's not going to get cheaper over the years - so I said again: Do your thing... ;)

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Today they started by placing plastic tubes from the sidewalk (public property) to/into my property for the optical fiber cable.

I came from the bakery this morning to find this:





Then they rolled in a little compressor




And some strange looking tubes and tool




I guess it's a pretty robust tool




Here's a video how it works, please excuse the babbling in the background, not me.... https://sendvid.com/n2oyprha

Then the first outer tube is inserted




Followed by a second tube


A little loop is placed in the hole and everything back filled up and closed


This is now rolled, waiting for the other team.


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It's 5 AM here right now, and I guess at 8 AM civil engineers will arrive and dig another, much larger hole for the gas tubes and connection. I don't know, but I hope they will leave everything that was done yesterday intact - otherwise it would be a profound waste of time... but I have no real say in this. lol. I'm just the spectator...

If there's some interested I will add more of this to this thread.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Kev

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Are the dark pavers all just the public footpath? Have they started to dig into your property yet?

Kev.

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi,

Yes, everything dark = public. Grass = my property. So they dug one hole where the tubing comes out on my property already.

But wait for tonight, this is becoming pure slapstic - they are busy now, I have to watch closely, so I'm off again.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

I'm at a loss for words, at least a little.

Yesterday two guys came and put the fiber optic cable in the ground with their special tool. You can find the pictures and video posted above.

Today two civil engineers came to lay the gas tubing in the ground.

Please keep in mind these sub-contractors work all for the same client who schedules everything.

Who finds the "mistake"? Still lolling about this - basically unbelievable. 2 people have wasted a complete day yesterday.







Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 01:23 AM by six-point socket II »

Offline tjskinny

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So let me guess..

Yesterday the guys with the special tool showed up and managed to get the line installed without having to dig a trench.   The gas line guys came in today and had to dig a trench in the same spot as the fiber line. So the fiber line was taken out, the gas line put in and then the fiber line was placed back into the trench.... 

Timing is everything... And unfortunately I also see integration of services not always work out.  Something always gets done at least twice.. [blink]

Been enjoying your posts.

Offline Kev

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In our local council when work on a paved footpath happens, the pavers are taken up .. they vanish .. the work is done, then covered in black tar. Many months later someone will come along, dig up the black tar and replace it with new pavers.

Offline RKA

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While you're right in thinking it's a complete waste, sometimes scheduling in an additional dependency for the fiber guys to drop the cable when the gas line is being run (for those residents that opted in) can be problematic. But if most residents opted in, yes, you would think there is an opportunity to save money...unless the mayor paid way too much and the contractor doesn't really care because they are getting well paid.

Who knows what the real story is!  But it's good for a laugh as long as my taxes aren't paying for it (then I cry).  :)
-Raj