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Re: Warning dumb question ahead.

#16 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:32 am

There’s a pilot hole there from little hole I already drilled for the stupid self tapping screw :thumb: Right that’s it enough faffing I’m off to demolish the job :D
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#17 Post by NeilM » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:43 am

Just align the drill nice n straight.
Take it steady. Make sure the drill is not on hammer setting and crack on :thumb:

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#18 Post by Six30 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 am

Perhaps one of the men on here could come round and do it for you .... so it's done properly :thumb:



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#19 Post by fastbob » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:49 pm

And make sure It's going round the right way .

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#20 Post by BIKERDAD » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:50 pm

Put some electrical tape on the number plate and drill thro the tape stop it cracking and stop it from sliding ..

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#21 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:31 pm

Six30 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 am
Perhaps one of the men on here could come round and do it for you .... so it's done properly :thumb:



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Ooo yes I could ask a man then in a year or so’s time give up waiting and do it myself anyway...... :D

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#22 Post by NeilM » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:53 pm

Well....
Is it done then?

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#23 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:45 pm

Nope, immediately after saying “right I’m off to do the job” a boatload of real work came in, I ran out without a coat and (don’t tell six this bit) big girls blouse I am got so cold by the time I finally finished decided a hot shower n cup of tea and a nice biscuit was a better option :D
Got to Halfords for the plate screws though so tomorrow the plate will comply or die :thumb:
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#24 Post by fastbob » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:57 pm

I would not recommend taking biscuits into the shower. You might get away with a Bahlsen if you keep it chocolate side up .

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#25 Post by Speedy23 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:02 pm

NeilM wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 am
Put a pilot drill through it first
... and I always use a bradawl to put a small mark in the plastic to locate the pilot drill if there's no pilot hole to start with. You'll be OK drilling from the front - just do what others have said and go slowly. Let the drill do the work.
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#26 Post by Muttly » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:45 pm

Any news? My breath is baited!

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#27 Post by Mr Fro » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:54 pm

Yeah, come on @Slowlycatchymonkey , you're making us look bad!

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#28 Post by Joeman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:22 pm

Did the drill slip and go through the back tyre?? Come on keep us updated!
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#29 Post by mikestrivens » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:43 pm

perhaps she's still working on it
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Re: Warning dumb question ahead.

#30 Post by raesewell » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:18 pm

This must be the longest 10 minute job in history :shock: