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Old 17 November 2012, 15:35   #11
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freindly joiners or salvage yards - they used in the old sash window as counter balances - council workers!
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freindly joiners or salvage yards - they used in the old sash window as counter balances - council workers!
Aye theres not many of 'em about anymore .... sash weights or council workers


ooh .. ooh.... my phones just gone off
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Aye theres not many of 'em about anymore .... sash weights or council workers
That's very true, just rich retired ones.... innit jambo
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Postcrete - don't be fooled into adding the crete first and pouring the water into the bottles... the top will set before it gets to the bottom!!

For this sort of weight, we use 8" plant pots. Filled with concrete (weight 5-6kg dry) and a u shaped hoop of stainless steel stuck in. We leave them at least a month before use to be 100% sure of them curing completely.

We use these as weights to balance large inlatables upright. But we use ground anchors to secure the marks.
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The OED now encompasses both terms under Dead Weight. See also: Counter Balanced - i.e. balanced against...
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