Another trip to Loughborough and another Steam Gala. The GCR keep coming up with them. This Autumn Steam Gala 2019 was a four day event from 3rd to 6th October 2019. That’s Thursday through to Sunday. I visited with a couple of friends on Friday 4th, arriving just before 09:00 BST. Continue reading “GCR Autumn Steam Gala 2019”
A few weeks ago I noticed a problem when I tried to wheel my Office Chair along the floor. There was exceptional drag. I took a look at the five castors and they were all OK. Then I noticed the Office Chair Cylinder (the tube supporting the seat) had completely penetrated the base. It had gone so far through the hole that it was touching the carpet and dragging along it. Continue reading “My Office Chair Cylinder Was Dragging On The Floor”
It was a few Christmases ago when my wife and I first draped a Christmas Garland over the mirror in our lounge and another over the mirror in the hall.
The garlands we bought were fashioned very much to our liking. They just looked like Christmas and became one of those purchases made without knowing exactly what we would do with them.
This post explains how to fix a garland to the top of a hanging mirror, or picture frame, so it remains in place over Christmas and can be reused the following year. Continue reading “Draping A Christmas Garland Over A Mirror or Picture”
I wanted to know what the difference is between VGA cables with 14 pin and 15 “D” connectors. I found the answer on the Instructables site/forum. The info I needed was contained in a reply to a query by onrust circa 2010.
Well I got my answer from “ganzieee” at instructables. It was delivered 5 years ago and it follows here. Continue reading “14 Pin & 15 Pin “D” Connectors on VGA Cables”
I hung my vertical radiator in the new lounge while the builder of my extension and his plumber were busy doing other work. They let me do this because I explained my concerns about its weight and agreed to try fixing it by their method. I explained what I planned to do if, when I had hung my vertical radiator by their method, it wasn’t secure. Continue reading “How I Hung My Vertical Radiator In The New Lounge”
How I renewed the coupling kit which joins my toilet cistern and pan. I did this to repair a Close Coupled Toilet leaking fresh water between the cistern and pan. Water was leaking from the coupling joint when the toilet was flushed. Continue reading “Fixing A Close Coupled Toilet Leaking Fresh Water”
How I extended the door bell in my home so it can be heard in the house extension and shed. It’s been done by incorporating wireless technology, while retaining my original 1980s “DING-DONG” door chime which had a great sound and an illuminated bell push. Continue reading “Extending The Door Bell In My Home”
How I replaced an incandescent bell push light with LEDs. The bell push operates a door chime powered by AC from a bell transformer. Continue reading “Converting A Bell Push Light To LEDs”
How I extended an existing patio in front of a new ground floor house extension. I talk about matching the the new slabs with the originals and keeping the pattern random. It also tells how I put a curved wave in the edge to match other curves and create a pleasing shape to the patio. Continue reading “I Built A Riven Patio Extension For My House Extension”
This post describes: How the cooling fan on an NVIDIA GeForce GTS240 PC display adapter was lubricated to silence it when it became noisy. Continue reading “Lubricating The Heat Sink Fan On A GeForce GTS240”