Any good UK DIY forums ?

    Hello all, Are there any good UK DIY forums ? Thanks all
  2. T

    Psyching myself for DIY.

    Need to fix the end of the gutter damaged in the storm. Snow everywhere and -1C. Then an itchy job topping up loft insulation over the bedrooms. 200mm extra should be good. Then reflective stuff behind radiators. They're all against outside walls under picture windows. That should help too...
  3. swee'pea99

    I am a bona fide DIY genius!

    How impressive is this? Big gap at the top of the front door. Fitted a draught-excluder strip, but there's still a gap - only four or five mils, but boy does the wind whistle thru' when it's in the east... What to do? I need something that can be easily fixed in place, that will tend to puff...
  4. carpiste

    Winter proofing DIY

    I was looking at a waterproof covering for my saddle bag and for the Bosch battery on my E-bike.... After looking around I thought I`d make myself one as the ones I found on the tinterweb weren`t really up to much and were pretty expensive. I happened to have an old waterproof, nylon bag that...
  5. MontyVeda

    DIY workshop dust collector... I'm gonna try to make one!

    Maybe some of our woodworkers already have (there's countless YT videos)... but for those who are interested, this is the idea: Basically a big bucket between the power tool and the vacuum to collect the dust, so only a miniscule amount of dust and woodchip ends up in the vac itself, keeping...
  6. cheshirerob

    GPS with DIY mapping recommendations......

    Currently using a garmin edge 130 but looking to upgrade. Looking for something that has the features of the 130 but also navigation with map. Ideally something I can easily create specific routes on my computer or ipad and transfer these to the gps. Something accurate, reliable and with...
  7. lane

    Audax DIY

    I have purchased a DIY Brevit card and think I have completed and submitted an entry for tomorrow (mandatory route). Only thing is I can't find anything to say my entry has been successful. How do you know if the entry has gone through ok?
  8. Hicky

    Home schooling DIY

    In addition to basic homeschooling I’m using the cheap labour to instruct the youngest in DIY. The next job will be repointing the patio for the lad. 🤗
  9. potsy

    DIY advice needed..

    Hi, have had a new door fitted to an old brick shed and need some advice with regards getting it painted. Can someone advise on what is needed paint/undercoat wise? Cheers.
  10. K

    DIY electronic groupset?

    I am fairly budget conscious and enjoy tinkering with mechanisms and electronics. Has anyone successfully built their own electronic groupset by modifying something like the Shimano 105 rear and front derailleur? I reckon it can be done at a fraction of the cost. I'd just like to see what others...
  11. slowmotion

    Lockdown skills

    Well, what are you attempting to master??? I've bought a dental inspection mirror and some hair cutting stuff. Anything else?
  12. HumpTdumpty

    Does this count as Fetling ?

    Adapted my existing mudguard into a more “Storm Friendly” version - using a toilet roll holder & half a Lenore Fabric softener bottle along with a Persil cut out for the back mudguard-delighted with the outcome has really cut down on my washing & cleaning routine !
  13. keithmac

    Reggie DIY..

    Just looked him up for another forum, it used to be the running joke at work (Reggie DIY here!). Genuinely forgotten how funny it really was and I can see me loosing tonight to YouTube looking for the rest of his videos. Kenny Everett was a talented bloke indeed...
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  15. MrGrumpy

    Falling out of love DIY

    Anyone fall out of love with DIY? Currently paying someone to do our downstairs cloakroom. I used to do all my own projects but find myself time short these days . Think I need a boot up the arse
  16. derrick

    Big diy projects

    After building my man cave. The wife is after something for her. We have a good size loft so that's my next project. She would like it turned into a gym. Work started last week. I have strengthend up the roof before removing the joists which were in the floor joists were delivered...
  17. Levo-Lon

    Bike fork mounts for transportation diy

    When transporting 2 bikes in my small doblo van its a bit tight with 29 ers with the front wheels on. So plan is to make a wheel out fork clamp so they are secured securely. Im thinking 15mm internal pipe dia cut to 110mm and brackets to hold the pipes then fix to wood blocks and then the van...
  18. S

    Review of a Cheap Chinese eBay Conversion Kit

    I did a DIY conversion of my Brompton ( which uses two small bottle batteries rather than one larger one so that it fits on the Brompton without affecting the fold. It then occurred to me that buying two batteries meant I...
  19. MontyVeda

    DIY advice... soldering copper pipes.

    *THIS IS NOT A PLUMBING JOB* I'm planning on making a curtain pole to go in my bay window out of 22mm copper pipe with various pipe fittings of the solder variety: straight coupler, obtuse elbows and end stops. I've got a small blow torch (from Aldi the type that's also a gas soldering iron...

    DIY Cycling/Triking External GoPro Mic From Old iPhone Earbuds

    Thought this might interest a few. Cheap as chips and worked really well!
  21. confusedcyclist

    Brompton DIY full service

    Is there anyone out there does all their own servicing on Brommies? I understand they have a lot of proprietary components and the fold means extra work on hinges etc, but having never had one in front of me, I was wondering how feasible it is to do all the maintenance oneself? I understand the...

    THE HORNET Is Born! ICE QNT Windwrap XT DIY Bracket Install

    OK, this will be my last thread for a while as "The Hornet" (as she's now affectionately known :biggrin:) is complete! Today I received a new Windwrap XT fairing from Icletta and set about fabricating a bracket for it. Actually, I made the bracket a couple of weeks ago for a cheap fairing that I...
  23. mudsticks

    DiY bike trailer

    Someone send me a link to this - it could be an interesting holiday project. If it all goes horribly wrong - you've got some cut kindling at least :smile:
  24. MontyVeda

    DIY electrical advice... bathroom pull switch.

    The pull switch for my bathroom light has been a bit iffy for a number of years. Yesterday it finally went... the light wouldn't turn off. Today i bought a new pull switch from Screwfix, fitted it and... the light still won't turn off. There's another pull switch for the extractor fan, which...
  25. Chris S

    DIY Probate

    I am the executor of a will of someody who is about to die. I had a bad experience with a solicitor when I sold my flat so I am seriously considering carrying out the probate myself. There is only one beneficiary of the will and the only assets are a house and some savings accounts. The only...
  26. Cycleops

    DIY E Bike for £450 & 2WD E Bike.

    Thought this article and video might be of interest to those wanting a cheap e-bike. There's also a video about building a two wheel drive version. Some useful info on batteries, motors and controllers too...
  27. gavroche

    What DIY equipment have you bought lately?

    Just come back from Lidle where my wife sent me to get some Golden Syrup and came back with a cordless jigsaw for £39.99 as well, 20 V lithium-ion battery. Already have 3 jigsaws but all with cord so they may become redundant or just spares.
  28. chriscross1966

    DIY Custom transfers compatible with 2-pack lacquer?

    I'm on the point of needing to get a project Brompton off to the paint shop, I think I've got the colours picked out, but one of the best quotes (and a well regarded place) won't generate transfers themselves, you have to supply them... and they need ot be 2-pack (ie epoxy) lacquer compatible...
  29. Heltor Chasca

    DIY Audax Events for Idiots Made Easy

    The idiot being me. I have a few decent gaps in my calendar where there aren’t any suitable rides that I can enter. So I thought the time has come for me to put together some of my own DIYs. (NB Routes and rides would be of the GPS variety) The only trouble is I can’t get my head around some of...
  30. M

    DIY 2 piece flag pole

    just saved some cash making a flag pole for my trike, cost me nothing as i had some solid aluminium and a top of a carbon fibre carp pole to hand. Now i need to make a flag, i need a hiviz vest without micro holes in to make the flag
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