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Funny ol' day... [Apr. 9th, 2013|03:12 am]
Mark Rimmell
I got up early to fill every water container in the house prior to turning off the stopcock outside. The pipe in the cellar has been leaking. The lead to copper joint still giving cause for concern. This time I tried an epoxy putty that is formulated for lead. Nope it didn't work. The water is still finding a way around. I'm only one or two more DIY attempts away from calling a plumber.

I also managed to track down a number of documents I require for a meeting on Thursday. It turned out 2 of the documents were in my file at my accountants, he's putting 'em in the post. Yay! I must get my filing sorted. Piles of paperwork on the office floor and an empty filing cabinet really isn't the best situation.

While I was waiting for epoxy putty to set I popped out to get rope and a steel bar for another little job. I also picked up this new toy.

Another microscope.

[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2013-04-09 04:17 pm (UTC)
Lead to copper pipe joints? Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

Here's one I made earlier:


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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-04-09 05:31 pm (UTC)
Easy-peasy if you use a lead-lock like you did. I have a brand new lead-lock, however my lead pipe is cut back into the cellar wall. I have removed bricks to get to it, but the lack of space means I can't use a lead-lock. The next step could be dig-up the hall floor and try and find the pipe. I really don't fancy trying to swing a shovel under the floorboards. Even if I can get down to the pipe, putting a lead-lock on the end will probably end up with me having to lay under the floor with my arms down a 3 foot deep hole trying to attach the lead-lock by feel alone... Not my idea of fun.

But tell you what.... If the above sounds like fun to you, come down and do it for me. I'll buy you beer and curry if you do.

Edited at 2013-04-09 05:34 pm (UTC)
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