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Old 05 January 2012, 05:34   #11
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A bloke I went to school with was very badly burnt when fuel vapour (in pit) went up around him. There are some pretty nifty whole vehicle jacks about now, cant remember the proper name for them.
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Old 05 January 2012, 06:32   #12
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Wish I'd..........

....built a bigger garage.
"Garage"

"ManSpace"

I built my house first and when finances permitted, built the "garage". Mrs willk was getting ratty about the rideon mower in the front hall. Also the tools, etc. in the downstairs loo. And the dive gear in the spare room.

So she was ready to capitulate.

The builder looked at my plan and said: "You should make that bigger, you'll be spending a lot of time in it". So I did, and pitched the roof higher so there was an option for an attic Operations centre.

I regret not building a chimney into it, a stove would have been nice...
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Old 05 January 2012, 07:07   #13
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5k + VAT. What to dig a hole in the floor, build a temporary timber box for the mould, add reinforcing steel mesh and then back-fill with quick-drying concrete?
You could have started an 'ole digging thread.
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i was going to post but you'll think i'm showing off
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"Garage" "ManSpace"
I have discussed this concept at length over long periods of time with Mrs Leapy...in this age of equal rights she feels that "ManSpace" is too discriminatory: maybe, even provocative. For some reason, she feels she has some equity in - her words - "our" RIB which is housed in there

For the sake of the collective peace of mind, "Toy Cupboard" is now the agreed label...but only when in her company. Otherwise, "ManSpace" when down the pub
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I have discussed this concept at length over long periods of time with Mrs Leapy...in this age of equal rights she feels that "ManSpace" is too discriminatory: maybe, even provocative. For some reason, she feels she has some equity in - her words - "our" RIB which is housed in there

For the sake of the collective peace of mind, "Toy Cupboard" is now the agreed label...but only when in her company. Otherwise, "ManSpace" when down the pub
does she pay her half of the running and servicing costs
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"Toy Cupboard" is now the agreed label...
"Playpen" as Ms DHD refers to it
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"Playpen" as Ms DHD refers to it
Rolls off the tongue easier than "that horrible overpriced effin shed of yours".

I must introduce Mrs willk to the term
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This didn't surprise me, because I've stored everything including the boat and the kitchen sink in my garage for years.

Back to the original post - I service my own cars, even in mid-winter. However, I'm getting on... (43) and the attraction of driveway maintenance has become less appealing, especially when the boat is snug as a bug. Sure I could move it, but it's a hassle to put it mildly.

I know I'd use a pit, but I'll bet the price to install one hasn't changed much. I don't have the height or space for a 2 or 4 post lift, but that would be ideal.

Don't fancy these things either... scary stuff!

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