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Day in the car today showing houses 36 degrees at one point, too hot for mcdonalds
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mysty wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:32 pm
I sold all my tools about 20 years ago and said that's it 8-)
I sold most of mine about the same time, when I moved on to my boat, then had to buy more again when I settled in France to renovate my first hovel. :(
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Today I've been up on the roof hoping to finish the slating. Just three rows to go and ran out of clips. Bugger. Hoping to find enough to finish at a vide grenier tomorrow. Rain's on its way, allegedly.
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mysty wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Day in the car today showing houses 36 degrees at one point, too hot for mcdonalds
Mcdonalds? The place with efficient air con?

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Taking it in turns walking the horses out alone to get 'em used to being on their own when one or the other is taken out for a ride.
The new one Pica ,who's super cool, didn't seem to care much when Iko went walkies & soon got used to the game, but vice versa & Iko went tits for the first few times trotting round the field & calling for his new mate.
Anyway, after about 6 trips up the road with Pica it was too hot to play silly buggers & all parties decided enough was enough.
A job well done as Iko now seems to realise he's not going to be seperated for too long & should be OK.
Just wish it could have been done on a cooler day.

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Aardvark wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Today I've been up on the roof hoping to finish the slating. Just three rows to go and ran out of clips. Bugger. Hoping to find enough to finish at a vide grenier tomorrow. Rain's on its way, allegedly.
If it's SS crochets you after & your stuck I've got a load of 'em here you can have. Can probably meet you half way tomorrow if it's desperate.

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I'm at Plougonver in 22. I'm using SS ones that hook over, not nail in, they are short @ 90mm long. Longer ones will do because I can bend them shorter. I can always drill the slates and screw or nail them in without clips but I'll lose a lot of slates trying to drill them. They are second hand and very thin. Watch this space.
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Aardvark wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:22 pm
I'm at Plougonver in 22. I'm using SS ones that hook over, not nail in, they are short @ 90mm long. Longer ones will do because I can bend them shorter. I can always drill the slates and screw or nail them in without clips but I'll lose a lot of slates trying to drill them. They are second hand and very thin. Watch this space.
I'm by no means am expert on slates but using a slate hammer to punch a hole is dead easy - like this.



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Aardvark wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:22 pm
I'm at Plougonver in 22. I'm using SS ones that hook over, not nail in, they are short @ 90mm long. Longer ones will do because I can bend them shorter. I can always drill the slates and screw or nail them in without clips but I'll lose a lot of slates trying to drill them. They are second hand and very thin. Watch this space.

The ones I've got are a mix of 90 & 110 mm bottom of slate to point that drives into roof volige. Probably a couple of hundred but don't know how many of each. For the avoidance of doubt they are SS wire nail in jobbies like https://www.apok.be/fr-be/construct/sys ... us-ardoise so may not suit you.
I'm about 1 1/4 hours from you.

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Back on topic...
Well, I had intended to be up early, do some ironing and make some bread, but...
It's too hot already, so maybe sitting on the cool reading and sewing, Or a quick trip to the vide grenier in Tulle.
Choir practice tonight in an old church, so at least it will be cool...

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