Decisions

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Re: Decisions

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:28 pm

ClassicMcNut wrote:
Hooli wrote:I was thinking of the ones I've seen built from old calor bottles over on brit chopper that seem to burn anything.
Yep Hooli ........ called a "Controlled bonfire". Cut the top off, drill some holes in the bottom and stuff any old rubbish in it
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Bit more technical Nutty. Cut a door in the front, run a chimney off it etc. Proper stove out of a ready formed metal cylinder.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:53 pm

Lovely idea ref the heat guys, but I think it might make the landlord reconsider the chance of using them if he got wind of the thought. I'd be happy to be out of the wind and the weather believe me. He and someone else, I assume his son, were over today taking some stuff away and I got a glance in after I got back from work. Lots of junk so I can see they'll have a job shifting it all, but there are lights and everything in there so I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed. I didn't like to stick my oar in though, anyway it's Friday so the natural thing for me is to sit down and fall asleep when I get home, which I did and then they were gone, bloody CFS.

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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:53 pm

Just in case anyone wondered I have made a decision, an 8 x 10 shed will soon be on its way to me and going in the front here against the wall just to the right of where you see the bikes parked on my previous picture, then I can get my stuff over here and get doing things again. If the outbuildings become available later then that will be a bonus assuming they don't want too much extra for the use of them, I'm hoping they may decide that I'm such a nice chap they'll just let me use them for nothing, but seems unlikely.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:00 pm

O'course, we're going to have such a lovely, long, hot, 'barbecue' summer that you'll just want to work outside in the sunshine !
A shed is always a handy thing to have though.

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Re: Decisions

Unread post by johnr » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:19 pm

you should buy an old caravan from the paper or off ebay, and then rip the inside out. anyone passing wil see it as a caravan, provided you leave the curtains drawn, but you will have a warm insulated dry comfortable and possibly even heated and double glazed mobile shed/workshop. ive seen them go for(and indeed in the past even bought one for) under 50 quid!!

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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:25 pm

The Mighty Gusset wrote:O'course, we're going to have such a lovely, long, hot, 'barbecue' summer that you'll just want to work outside in the sunshine !
A shed is always a handy thing to have though.
I hope not, well a dry summer would be nice, not too hot because then my energy levels drop and don't feel like doing very much. But then I have no idea how hot it might get out here, our old place was in a bit of heat trap and what with the drains being buggered ( not ours, the sewer) and the horses in the next field and the meat processing plant up the road was oppressive. I don't know how I stood it for 19 years, except a lot of those I was working all the time almost and was only there evenings and maybe Sundays.
Whatever, well see. I just need to have somewhere to work on at least one bike at a time and keep my spares and tools handy. The shed I'm getting will be almost as big as the old garage and without the three beds, old drying thing etc cluttering up the back ought to give me almost as much room plus I have room for park other bikes behind it, beside it, the other end of the outbuildings etc as well. Also no nosy neighbours coming along and telling how great their sunny days only Ducati is after they started and run it for the 6th time that day without even thinking of taking it off the stand or the guy next to them scowling at me for daring to be out there fixing my bikes rather than spending 3 hours cleaning a car.
All I need, you see, is some more money. Not much sign of that just yet though, but I hang on and do what I can and keep hoping. Thank goodness Mum and Dad are paying for the shed though, bless them.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:28 pm

johnr wrote:you should buy an old caravan from the paper or off ebay, and then rip the inside out. anyone passing wil see it as a caravan, provided you leave the curtains drawn, but you will have a warm insulated dry comfortable and possibly even heated and double glazed mobile shed/workshop. ive seen them go for(and indeed in the past even bought one for) under 50 quid!!
I had considered something like that. I'm not sure how well it would work though because somehow you'd have to make an entrance to get a bike in through, which might be a bit obvious, and I'm not sure what the landlord would think if he came along and there it was. He gave me permission to put a shed up, as long as it was tidy and we can't afford to lose this place. Wife didn't like the idea either. Thanks for the thought though.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:29 am

Shed coming today, just I can't be here for it, but that's why I did it this week while its between terms, at least someone will be here.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:56 am

No chance of the outbuildings ever being mine and frustrated with my shed, it's talking all my time to make a workbench so can't get anything much going yet what with the in laws taking up so much of what free time there is and my having to constantly pace myself. I did meet our LL on Friday though, thoroughly nice chap, for someone into cars anyway and it seems our paths have crossed before although neither if us is sure where. Anyway he really does have lots of stuff in those buildings, including a lathe and enough parts to build at least one car by the look of it. I'm sure I'll get sorted one day though, and least I now do have somewhere to work on my bikes once it's all sorted which I know makes me better off than many.
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Re: Decisions

Unread post by Hooli » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:05 pm

Wish I had a shed.
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