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OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 16:48

I spent 2 weeks trying to figure out why the trip switch keeps cutting power to the garage.

Found it! Note: TEETH marks... Wonder how 240V ac tastes. :cussing Camt be bad, they keep coming back.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 16:52

And road... has had 3 small pot holes nr my drive for years. Today, I pressure washed the crap out, and discovered that they are 3 inches deep. Dried them with a gas torch, and filled them with tarmac... Theres 5 actual fixes here...

I am fixing roads now :fencing
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Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 17:02

And I had a wasp nest. Well still do. Theres a small hole in a brick, they are all going in/out. Literally a drill hole! I just plugged it with blutac. I would get a pic. But they seem a bit angry.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 17:12

This post is really about OCD and nothing better to do I think!
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Scooterman » 16 May 2019, 18:08

You should bill the council for the tarmac and your time BM :thumbup:

When I was a child I used to have a pet rat who used to nibble the cable behind the tv. Not a good idea me thinks :eh:
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 18:33

Yes... Then they will temm me I have no authority to repair the roads...
But I do it better than them. And I actually do it!

But sane people just ignore it. Dont care. Drives me nuts. I have to fix it. When I say I, that really means my long suffering carer after he finished.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Dan » 16 May 2019, 18:41

This guy from a North Eastern state in the US is always finding mice nests in old cars and engines.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 16 May 2019, 20:23

I will send him mine. Fully charged I expect.
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Postby hank » 17 May 2019, 14:55

Burgerman wrote:This post is really about OCD and nothing better to do I think!


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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 17 May 2019, 16:19

I see things like that wire, or the road, or anything at all and cant help but fix them.
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Postby Scooterman » 17 May 2019, 17:55

Someone filled a pot hole near me with with what looked like sand and cement. It didn't last long....
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Postby Scooterman » 18 May 2019, 13:21

Is this OCD? I used 5 pieces of tape when 3 would suffice...
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Postby Burgerman » 18 May 2019, 16:06

OCD would be to figure out why your photo goes upside down.

That whole picture triggers my OCD. I would Paint the wall. polish the floor, and get that power outlet straightened. And not have a wire vanishing under a door or need any tape at all! What does that do anyway?
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Postby Burgerman » 19 May 2019, 01:15

Someone filled a pot hole near me with with what looked like sand and cement. It didn't last long....


That wouls set me off too. You cant fix a tarmac rd with cement... :cussing
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Postby Scooterman » 22 May 2019, 09:14

Burgerman wrote:OCD would be to figure out why your photo goes upside down.

It's Magic! (as paul daniels would say :) )
I haven't got the foggiest why it does it czy

Burgerman wrote:That whole picture triggers my OCD. I would Paint the wall. polish the floor, and get that power outlet straightened. And not have a wire vanishing under a door or need any tape at all! What does that do anyway?

The wire goes to my cannabis grow farm. :lol: No not really, the salsa is currently in the bathroom/wetroom. Big scooter on front path (at least I hope it's still there)

And yes! everything is really grimy. I don't know why, I'm not slovenly (at least I hope I'm not). It's got to the stage that the only solution would be a total redecoration, new curtains, new flooring, new kitchen. About the only bits that aren't grimy are the coving and ceiling. Even the upvc windows could do with replacing cos they're cheap and nasty put in by the housing association. And whenever contractors come out to fix anything they bodge it. My replacement combi boiler is pissed (i.e. not square on the wall). The kitchen window lock broke so the contractor bought some generic handle and botched it on with two big screws. It's all squiffy and as ugly as sin :cussing

Look at the bodges on the fence arris rail ImageSorry about photo, sat on bed and taken through window
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Postby Burgerman » 22 May 2019, 10:45

Well if you rent you have no control over who bodges what. Thats no good for an OCD expert. If its yours and a plumber fits a new boiler and it isnt straight, he does not get paid till it is. Same with window fix. Etc.
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Yes redecoration only way. And that socket straightening up. And a carpet. Its cheap! Those floors always look dirty otherwise. I could not rent... For reasons above. I am a perfectionist. Theres not a mark anywhere in my house or the paintbrush comes out. I just replaced all the radiator valves because of yellowing, with chrome. Just replaced 3 double glazed units as they were not as clear as they once were. My double glazig was the cheapest anywhere! Whole house, all the white plastics on eaves, soffits, gutters, 2 bay windows, 3 dormer bedrooms in the roof, front and back doors, patio doors, 18 windows, 6k done! And so on.

An OCDers life is never ending.

I am not actually OCD just keen. I cant stand anything not new. My kitchen is 10 years old, looks brand new. Why? I cook in the garage and the BBQ. Why fill the house/kitchen with grease! And smells. My oven is unused. My microwave is. But thats it. My fence is 12 years old. Its as new because I soaked each board in real (illegal) proper coal tar smelly kreosote every 2 to 3 years. Even the back! If a weed grows it gets nuked in weedkiller, before it makes 1/4 inch. Or hit with the flame thrower till its crispy. I even do the street 3 houses either side of me. If you rent you dont do any of that.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Scooterman » 22 May 2019, 15:51

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Burgerman wrote:My double glazig was the cheapest anywhere! Whole house, all the white plastics on eaves, soffits, gutters, 2 bay windows, 3 dormer bedrooms in the roof, front and back doors, patio doors, 18 windows, 6k done! And so on.

That is is exceptionally good price for all that :clap:

The place I'm in now is rented social housing. Before that I did have my own place (a tidy 2 up 2 down), but illness/disability meant I couldn't use the upstairs or step up/down the front & back doors. I was in and out of various hospitals for about a year or two and staying with relatives. I wasn't very well at the time both mentally and physically so it was easier just to sell it than adapt it or rent it out. Plus being ill at the time gave me bad vibes about the house. The place I'm in now is much better, much more airy and level access. But the downside is that it's a flat and it's not mine so it'd be wasted money improving it. I do want to try and buy a small 2 bed bungalow in a cheap part of the country, it's just that I don't know where to go??? I had some equity in the place I sold but that was a long time ago and inflation has devalued the equity I saved :(

Btw, I live a on the surrey/berks border, a few miles from, ascot, windsor, virginia waters, sunningdale, etc and your place would be about £1 million +/- a bit depending on what road it was down.
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Postby Burgerman » 22 May 2019, 16:49

Well where I live that would buy you three, 4 bedroomed detached bungalows like this. Maybe 4.
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Postby wheelie junkie » 22 May 2019, 17:52

cheap 2 bedroom bungalow is an oxymoron.
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Postby Scooterman » 23 May 2019, 07:28

wheelie junkie wrote:cheap 2 bedroom bungalow is an oxymoron.

Yes, but prices are cheaper where's there's no work, bad schools, etc.

Round here a lot of bungalow-dozing goes on. if a bungalow is in a nice road developers buy it, flatten it and stick up 2 x 5-bed executive homes. There's becoming a dearth of bungalows.
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Postby Burgerman » 23 May 2019, 07:54

There are great schools, here, and 2 private schools. And a college, university (with metalwork/engineering section :shifty: ) too. And its flat. Several pubs, hotels that I can see from the end of my street, under 1 mile to train station, and town centre. A large park with a cafe for breakfast, and wifi... Also 4 miles to the beach, and bus stop if that sort of thing floats your boat across the road. Jobs? Same as most towns. Theres a 2 bed bungalow, with large kitchen and driveway/garden for very little within 2 mins from me.

Scroll down and 3 pages. Between 90k and 350k
All within wheelchair distance... All bunglows.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-fo ... alows.html

Also, consider this. Electric cars are going to be the ONLY cars available in a few years time. By law in this stupid country. 2/3rds of current houses in many towns have no driveway. Its not practical or safe or legal to run an extention cable across a footpath. And most families have more than 1 car. Most here in my street for e.g have one extra for wife and another for a son or daughter. So all those people that currently park in the street are going to be trying to buy a house with a driveway... What do you think thats going to do to the value of your cheap bungalow over the next few years??? Answers on a postcard.

So instead of throwing rent down a black hole. Buy a cheap bungalow, thats going to double in value over a decade, or more, cheaper that the rent you now pay. Then in 10 years time do an equity release, and get all that money back as spending money! And live for free and allow the equity to pay your mortgage. This is what I mean by a bigger plan.
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Postby Burgerman » 23 May 2019, 18:10

Already, there are a couple of small EVs that regularly park in the street outside my house. These are girls that work in a junior school across the main road 3 minutes away. I have spoken to one regularly since she is :o and I found out she struggles to charge at home. Why? Her dad has an EV too. And charging takes him all night. I have a big drive, room for 6 or 7 cars. I could easily fit say 2 EV charging stations, and allow EVs to park, safely, charge while at work. A regular small income! There will be no shortage of customers in the future as this problem is going to grow exponentially...

The local college is down the road 3 mins on foot. They purposely have room for 400 cars. When they needed 800. The idea being to make people use public transport. The local planning departments idea. What actually happens of course is that these extra 400 cars now rove the streets looking for somewhere to park all day while they study... And in the future, charge up too!

There are more and more people looking for parking near here. Safe parking in the event that they have an expensive car. Or any parking at all! In the future electric charge points can be arranged easily. Theres grants! Subsidised by the taxpayer obviuously (green socialism). A money making inevitability. Organise yourself if you move house. It can pay your, mortgage.

Wide lens makes it look much bigger than it is. But no other way to fit it all in. But trust me theres enough space to stick a couple of extra ones on. And free ££££ $$$$ for secure parking/charging.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Mechniki » 30 May 2019, 19:10

I think I saw a raised brick!
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Postby Burgerman » 30 May 2019, 19:57

No, no dont allow that sort of thing here. :fencing
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Postby Scooterman » 31 May 2019, 12:55

Could you live with this natty footplate modification BM? :lol:
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PS cool driveway photos :admirer
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Postby Burgerman » 31 May 2019, 13:56

dont understand it
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Postby Scooterman » 31 May 2019, 17:39

Burgerman wrote:dont understand it

I couldn't either. But then i wondered if she perhaps didn't know footplate height is adjustable?
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Postby Mechniki » 04 Jun 2019, 14:31

Scooterman wrote:Could you live with this natty footplate modification BM? :lol:
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PS cool driveway photos :admirer

except for that odd brick :D

Looking at that chair. MWD has a stock centre foot plate. That chairs' foot/leg support appears to come directly off the seat rails. I imagine the foam there is a gentle reminder that their stretcher frame leg support is going to hit anything first.
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Re: OCD roads and mice.

Postby Burgerman » 04 Jun 2019, 14:54

:cussing
except for that odd brick :D


where! My block paving guy is as OCD as me. He likes them to behave.

And how OCD is this? viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8875&p=139092#p138381
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Postby Mechniki » 06 Jun 2019, 17:53

Burgerman wrote::cussing
except for that odd brick :D


where! My block paving guy is as OCD as me. He likes them to behave.

And how OCD is this? viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8875&p=139092#p138381


So you left the tissue in the drain too? LOL
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