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Mark Rimmell

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Things discovered today... [Jun. 10th, 2013|06:50 pm]
Mark Rimmell
The joists in the garage full of rot.

The garage should have two more lintels than it actually did have.

The one lintel the garage did have was in the wrong place.

They builder of the garage must have been running out of cement towards the end of the build. Top courses were held together with a 0.1% cement to 99.9% sand mix.

At some point someone thought it would be fine to cut off a cable and tuck it into the wall. Luckily I thought it may be an idea to put my multimeter on it and check. Yeah, live.

And finally.... Never, ever, ever get me started on a "Cavity Wall Insulation" rant.


2013-06-10 12.23.29
Just pull out any loose bricks.
Stop when you get to firm courses or the bottom of the footings, whichever comes first.
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[User Picture]From: glamgothruthy
2013-06-10 08:00 pm (UTC)
blimey...
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-06-10 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah... looks like something crashed into it. But it should be all done by Christmas.
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[User Picture]From: ian_wyrdness
2013-06-11 08:30 am (UTC)
I was wondering if I could put my bike in your garage when I visit, but maybe not...
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-06-11 06:40 pm (UTC)
There's an oil drip tray in the guest room, park it over that.
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