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Offline threesixright

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Here are your pictures. It's a type F. :) So #200231 should be right.

Your awesome thanks!

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Offline six-point socket II

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools. You know the drill by now ... ;)

Hi!

The motor of one of the shutters is acting up, and I was fortunate the pros who installed it had a time slot today to make an assessment. I removed the covers - for easy access to the shutter motor - and noticed they could definitely need a coat of fresh paint. Put them aside - and the pros came by. New motor it is. Again I got lucky, they have these in stock/ warehouse and they have a time slot tomorrow to install. Great!

When they were gone again, my eyes fell on the covers again and I said to myself, you might as well paint them now, as they are going to be re-installed tomorrow once the pros are finished.

Quick trip to our version of "Home Depot" to get some paint.

Then I set up shop in the backyard - like I love to do.






Removing some misc. parts with my trusty Festool CXS.




Filler.




Sanding with my most used and favorite combination: Festool DTS 400 and CTL-SYS








After a second coat of paint. Ready to be re-installed tomorrow.




Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 03:15 PM by six-point socket II »
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Oliver

Offline jobsworth

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Wow Oliver, You are a busy guy..

Ya make me feel bad cuz I got lots to do around casa de Jobby

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He does keep busy. I enjoy him sharing his work with us.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi,

@jobsworth and @Bob D.

Thanks for the positive feedback, I really appreciate it. :)

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The motor of the shutter was replaced today, no pictures as that was a really quick job and there's not much to see anyway.

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Besides that, the first material for the planned weekend job arrived.




Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline RKA

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6,5 x 90 and 3/8"???
-Raj

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi Raj,

Or 9,5 mm ;)

Those are special screws for installing structural-facings, they come with general technical approval and more importantly with self-sealing washers. But are thicker than regular wood screws "Spenglerschrauben" with self-sealing washers (only 4,5 mm).

I need these to replace the 6,5x60 currently used on my patios roof/ aluminum profiles.

The 3/8" head is no problem, it's a common standard. I have a corresponding nut setter. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline threesixright

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I need these to replace the 6,5x60 currently used on my patios roof/ aluminum profiles.
I see Tools, tools, toooools!

Looking forward too the report!


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Offline six-point socket II

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Let's see.  [scared] [eek] [big grin] [wink] For now I plan on using solely my PDC - at least for that part. There will be a bit of SYS-PH, CTL-SYS, Hilti ... for the other part. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Since the forecasts of the last several days were totally wrong, I decided to take on the patios roof today.

The first step was cleaning it. No pictures - sorry.

Second step was replacing the what I thought to be (after measuring one) 6,5x60 3/8" screws with 6,5x90 3/8" screws. Because some of the old ones were loose and that resulted in some of the roofing plates to move downwards.

After cleaning, I had a drink - using my Snap-On "Storm Grey" bottle wrench. Quite fitting as it was supposed to rain with heavy winds and some lightning and thunder - sometime today.






Then I got the first screw out with my 3/8" nut setter. Wanted to go for the second, the 3/8" nut setter doesn't fit it. I really had a  moment. Tried others, the nut setter wouldn't fit. Ok, no biggie. So I wanted to use the 3/8" square chuck on my PDC with a Snap-On impact socket. Couldn't find my 3/8" square chuck. ... Another  moment. So I got out a Hilti/Wera 1/4" hex to 3/8" square adapter and put the socket on.




Next thing I notice. I'm being watched.  [eek] [scared] [big grin] [wink] [wink]




Old screw vs. new screw.




While removing the aluminum profiles I was pretty happy to see, that it's only the very front portion of the beams that are actually withering. The double lipped seals on those aluminum profiles work great and keep water out.








Every time I got one of the profiles out I removed some stuck washers, then cleaned both sides thoroughly.








After leaving them for a minute or so to dry, I applied some silicone spray to the seals.




Then re-installing them. You'll notice I changed back to the Centrotec chuck as I had trouble working in between the steps of the ladder with the keyless chuck. Additionally it was obviously much quicker changing between the 10mm socket w/ adapter for removing and 3/8" nut setter for installing.






Neatly seated.



9 beams, 9 screws = 81 screws replaced.

As @threesixright wanted to see tools, tools, tools - I took the liberty to try and see if my Snap-On cordless ratchet could handle the screws. Not really surprised, but it had no problems.






That's it for today. While I was showering rain and some thunder set in - fantastic timing. :) Including cleaning, and with all the up and down the ladder. (I can only move directly on the beams) it was a 7 hours job.

Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 11:20 AM by six-point socket II »
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Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Today I took on the last faucet that is literally being eaten alive - before it will be completely replaced some time in future.

The culprit, and taking it apart with my Klein Tools Pump Pliers and some duct tape to protect it from the sharp jaws. (This works actually really well, about 3 layers will do the trick!)























While I was already at it. I removed, cleaned and re-installed the sink, too.













And this is then also the promised continuation of the KleinTools Tradesman Pro (TM) Knee Pads (55629) review. I started here back in March.

-> http://festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/'quick-and-dirty'-basement-door-repair/msg574070/#msg574070

So I've been using these ever since I got them and I'm still very happy because they really made each and every project I took on since, easier. I used them in the backyard, on the street/pavement while doing something on a family members car and in my home. They still cushion my knees really well, haven't worn out or "compressed" beyond the regenerating power of the foam and gel pad. Since no one wants to see my ugly man toes I edited those out, and as you know if you follow this thread, I have to wear compression stockings. That's why it looks a little funny with short trousers on ... But I'm literally fresh out of f*cks, forever as they say ... It is what/how it is.

What I still need to test more, is how they will hold up when I move around a lot over hard surfaces. For now it's mostly just kneeing, working, getting up. So no movement/ dragging i.e.

Then I put it all back together.







Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline threesixright

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Good job Sir  ;D

Noticed the duct tape  [eek], you might wanna have a look at (im sure you know it, but just a heads-up) this knipex pliers. Awesome! Flat jaw, no teeth, no scratches. I use them on my espresso machine (which is kind of chromium tree) and no scratches  [cool].


Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks!

I have those  [big grin] and also siphon/connector pliers  [big grin] and also protectors to place over the jaws.  [big grin] But today I had to give in to my inner MacGyver.  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

But it's a great heads up none the less for everyone reading this thread, not knowing they exist. :)


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline threesixright

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Thanks!

I have those  [big grin] and also siphon/connector pliers  [big grin] and also protectors to place over the jaws.  [big grin] But today I had to give in to my inner MacGyver.  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

But it's a great heads up none the less for everyone reading this thread, not knowing they exist. :)


Kind regards,
Oliver

Hehe.

How come this doesn’t surprise me a bit?  ;-)


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Offline six-point socket II

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 [thumbs up] lol. :)

Maybe one day, when I feel I truly finished my workshop, I will do one of those "workshop tour" type posts.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Did someone call MacGyver?   [big grin] [big grin]



MacGyver - My Oldest Pup.

Peter


Offline six-point socket II

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Made my day, Peter! Thanks for sharing that picture, what a beautiful dog!

Kind regards,
Oliver

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline threesixright

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@six-point socket II 
you should do that, hours of fun to watch  for us 😀  [thumbs up]

@PeterHalle
Looks like a MacGyver to me! Awesome  [cool] [tongue]

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...And my last pollution of this thread.  MacGyver was introduced to the FOG from the moment he came home as a pup.  He has been a sidekick and went thru a weird project code named:  Fogtainer.  Most of his images here disappeared during the database issues years ago.  He was nicknamed the FogDog but ultimately a very dear friend scooped up that Member Name.  We are still on speaking terms @FOGdog aren't we?

Just a couple of images:



Immersing him into the culture within an hour of coming home and having a bath.




Claiming the very first batch of Systainers to be offered to the public in the blue and green color scheme that is now used for special items.  Him, my trailer, my driveway.

Now back to your regular programming....

Peter

Offline neilc

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Oliver - amazing transformation on that sink.  Really cleaned up well. 

Curious why you have to say 'advertisement' in your posts.  Lots of posts on FOG mention other brands.  Just wondering what's prompting it.

When you get through with your list of projects, I'm sure we can take a poll to keep you busy at many of our homes!

neil

Offline threesixright

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Curious why you have to say 'advertisement' in your posts.  Lots of posts on FOG mention other brands.  Just wondering what's prompting it.
Not sure, think its the law in Germany? Something todo with all those YT, which where essential bought by the brand, yet presented as a “lucky” coincidence. Now when the brand are shown, you need to say it’s advertisement (wetter your paid or not). I’m sure Oliver can explain better ;-)


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Offline six-point socket II

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Oliver - amazing transformation on that sink.  Really cleaned up well. 

Curious why you have to say 'advertisement' in your posts.  Lots of posts on FOG mention other brands.  Just wondering what's prompting it.

When you get through with your list of projects, I'm sure we can take a poll to keep you busy at many of our homes!

neil

Hi Neil,

Thank you very much!

The reason behind me labeling my postings with visible Klein Tools/ Klein Tools content "Advertisement" is German law, kind of.

(It's complicated, as the laws & guidelines in question were basically written at a time when there where no "influencers" around and the whole concept was unheard of. And they were also especially written for classic journalism/media. That's for example why, whenever an episode of Two and a Half Men airs: "Supported by product placement" flickers on the screen. It's the highly visible Apple computer, or at NCIS: Los Angeles with the omnipresent Microsoft hard- and software + logos. And of course, many, many other TV shows ...)

Over a year ago, when I started my journey with Klein Tools (They provide me with tools to use on my projects and in return get social media coverage (Instagram) from me.) it just came to light that a lobby group/advocacy group for "classic" journalism went after so called "influencers" on social media.

They had lawyers issue letters, demanding fines, requesting (certain) posts to be labeled advertisement and wanted a document signed that would require said labeling for all future posts (concerning certain products/services) and if not, result in a more hefty fine, for every single infraction by the influencer. If you didn't pay and sign, you'd be dragged to civil court.

(I'm sorry, I'm sure there are correct legal terms for all of this, within the English language, but I'm not a lawyer, and I couldn't find/ translate them based on German terms/ language.)

I decided to simply label everything that touched the subject of Klein Tools as advertisement - to not give them (the lobby group) even the slightest chance to approach me in any way. My time is far too precious to me, then to waste it in a civil suit in front of a civil court about labeling postings.

I do the same on my Instagram, as that's is their main hunting ground.

In my point of view all this low-life group wants, is money and basically revenge for influencers stepping on classic journalists toes. ;) That said, it's a fairly small group and from what I can see, it didn't work out too well for them. They won some, but lost more the more important ones. Which is good. Additionally they killed their reputation over this.

And then, and that is far more important to me: I feel very fortunate to have been allowed to continue my journey/thread on the FOG, Festool USA 's living room, even though I receive tools from Klein Tools for my projects. So I wanted the most transparent approach possible: Whenever the subject of Klein Tools comes up in my postings, I label them advertisement.

Last but not least, I don't consider myself an influencer. I'm not.

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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...And my last pollution of this thread.  MacGyver was introduced to the FOG from the moment he came home as a pup.  He has been a sidekick and went thru a weird project code named:  Fogtainer.  Most of his images here disappeared during the database issues years ago.  He was nicknamed the FogDog but ultimately a very dear friend scooped up that Member Name.  We are still on speaking terms @FOGdog aren't we?

Just a couple of images:

(Attachment Link)

Immersing him into the culture within an hour of coming home and having a bath.


(Attachment Link)

Claiming the very first batch of Systainers to be offered to the public in the blue and green color scheme that is now used for special items.  Him, my trailer, my driveway.

Now back to your regular programming....

Peter

How cute. :) Thank you for sharing more MacGyver content, Peter! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Curious why you have to say 'advertisement' in your posts.  Lots of posts on FOG mention other brands.  Just wondering what's prompting it.
Not sure, think its the law in Germany? Something todo with all those YT, which where essential bought by the brand, yet presented as a “lucky” coincidence. Now when the brand are shown, you need to say it’s advertisement (wetter your paid or not). I’m sure Oliver can explain better ;-)


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That's pretty much it. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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@threesixright

Hi!

You asked for tools. ;) I was in my basement workshop yesterday evening when I stumbled over this. Not sure I ever posted about it on the FOG.

These are slip joint pliers made in Japan with protective jaws. As you can see, the protective covers/jaws are screwed in place and have cut outs that match the metal jaws so they seat really well.

The protective jaws also have cut outs to hold round materials, once for front grip and once for side grip.

It's a nifty tool that came in handy quite a couple of times. -> https://www.dictum.com/en/pliers-ban/soft-touch-combination-pliers-717824









Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools. You know the drill by now ... ;)

(...)

Saturday. Adjusting lock on the gate.



(...)

Kind regards,
Oliver


I love working with designated kits. And it's a good opportunity to utilize Mini-Systainer. In this case it holds 1/4" stuff and a full stubby bit set - put together for light(er) "wrenching" chores around the house and backyard. I call most of these "custom" (from customized) to highlight and make myself aware (time after time) it is not a full set. With regularly changing contents a foam insert was out of question, so the small part storage insert with lid foam does a great job here.







Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline neilc

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Thank you for the explanation, Oliver.  Appreciate the transparency and the content!

neil

Offline threesixright

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Thanks! Those look like some sweet pliers, never seen them! Made a mental note  [tongue]

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Checking in. Holidays (good!)? Beeen  quiet [big grin]

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

One of my legs is getting compression bandages again and I'm overall very, very tired.   [unsure] [sad]  Just kicking back and relaxing at the moment.  [smile]

Thanks for asking!  [smile]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver