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Offline six-point socket II

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The original plan was to remove the radiator and paint it. Then paint the recess and pipes. Re-install.

The heating switches off automatically during summer so the radiator's valve is always open. (Also because it's a pita to open close it while the cover was installed ...) I was curious to see, if the vlave would still turn. Of course not.





Ok, a new valve complete upper and lower part. But when you remove it anyway ...





You can also just replace the radiator.

Still waiting on the flexible radiator connectors, hopefully they arrive on Monday.

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Oliver
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Offline six-point socket II

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So, today the flexible radiator connectors arrive.

I've used them before, and did post about them here: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/'quick-and-dirty'-basement-door-repair/msg572903/#msg572903

This time I'm using the shorter version:



Now I wanted to be smart, the pipes have 3/8" threading, so I bought the also needed flow and return valves in 3/8". (I wanted to skip the part where I thread the pipes again ...)  I was sure, since 1/2" is today's standard, that the connection to the radiator would be 1/2" (Eurokonus 1/2" with 3/4" union nut). Turns out, I tried to be smarter than good for me.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

So the 3/8" flow and return valves are going back, in return I get the 1/2" valves, and two reduction pieces 1/2" (outer thread) x 3/8" (inner thread) - and I will have to ad a few threads to the pipes.

Here's a picture of the wrong combination:




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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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And I got me a thin, stainless steel T-Square with cast iron stop.



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Oliver

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And I got me a thin, stainless steel T-Square with cast iron stop...
Nice one.
Do you mind sharing make/model?
EDIT: - Found it already: Rumold 313070. :)

I have recently been missing a longer square in the shop.
Had a cheap Aluminium one, but it does not hold an angle...
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Offline six-point socket II

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And I got me a thin, stainless steel T-Square with cast iron stop...
Nice one.
Do you mind sharing make/model?
EDIT: - Found it already: Rumold 313070. :)

I have recently been missing a longer square in the shop.
Had a cheap Aluminium one, but it does not hold an angle...

You got it. :)

Sorry, I couldn't reply sooner.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Plywood delivery

4x 4mm 1525x1525
1x 15mm 1500x3000

The 15mm sheet sadly has a couple of deep cuts in it, those go through at least 1 or two layers. I'm happy I caught it while unloading - it will lead to 0,2x0,8m waste. I will be able to place my cuts around it, made a new cut list/ sketch so tomorrow I will agree to a little discount for the sheet, instead of having it exchanged - which they both offered immediately.







The smaller 4mm sheets were attached to the backside, so you can't see them in the picture. I'm really, really pleased with their quality. They came very cheap (14 bucks a sheet), so I was worried a bit what kind of surface they would have.


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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Color samples for the built-in cabinet.





First part of the 1/2" valve delivery arrived. That almost triggered me. One part is shipped directly from the manufacturer, the rest is shipped from the dealer. I really "hate" this, it's such a waste. Especially for these small parts that are easily stocked ....




My better half wanted to have one of these french rotating soaps for ages, so we got one and I installed it. Drilling in tiles is always adventurous. ;)







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Oliver
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Oliver

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I like your soap holder Oliver, something you're not likely to find over here.

I have never seen one but that does not mean they don't exist here.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks Bob! They are not that common here either, it's basically just two "rather special" deparment type stores that sell them, and a store with similar concept from the Netherlands and Belgium. It's really a French product. The idea is not having soap lying in a tray with water, and the soap can dry really quick. It's very hygienic and looks "tidy" and clean. The story is that many French restaurants, schools, other public buildings use these in their restrooms. Personally I can't really account for that "story", haven't been to France in ages, last time was when I proposed to my better half, and I don't recall seeing many of them.

But it's a neat product. http://www.provendi.net/en/index.aspx

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

It's cooling down here, so I used the mild weather to cut the doors, from the 15mm plywood sheet.

Checking the measuring tools.



Turning two into one.



I love my outdoor workshop during these mild temperatures!



Doors cut. Behind them are the 4 sheets of 4mm plywood.



Sawdust is man glitter.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]  [wink]



And the leftover scraps from that 1,50x3,00m sheet of 15mm plywood.




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Oliver
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Scraps of Baltic plywood are like money in the bank. That rainy day when a wild idea hits will come and I won't even have to leave the shop. Scraps sure, but not really.

Offline six-point socket II

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Very true.  [big grin]

I wasn't meaning to imply that these are going to be trashed/ or anything like that - these will be saved for whatever use comes up.  [wink]

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Scraps of Baltic plywood are like money in the bank. That rainy day when a wild idea hits will come and I won't even have to leave the shop. Scraps sure, but not really.

Of course it is, it’s “gold” just as a workshop plastic tub full of all kinds of washers for mechanics  [big grin]
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Of course it is, it’s “gold” just as a workshop plastic tub full of all kinds of washers for mechanics  [big grin]

I inherited my FIL's bolt bucket and its surprising how often I "go to the well" and come up with the very thing I need. Or something close enough.  :)

Offline six-point socket II

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Let's continue, shall we? The old radiator had to go.

No big deal. Just shut off all radiators in the house, close the return valves as well. Shut off the diaphragm type expansion tank & switch of the heating/furnace. Then the water is drained.





Extending the 3/8" threading. (Dies have been switched, so I can use it with the short end first) @neilc : Thank you again for bringing up the point of securing the pipe when threading, back when I did it for the first time and didn't do it. This time it was absolutely necessary.





Since I'm going to paint the wall, I wanted the old brackets gone for good. No problem when using a small rotary hammer.





Fitting the reducer 3/8" inner threading x 1/2" outer threading and flow and return valve.







Aftermath.







First layers of mud to fix the wall.



To be continued.

Next steps: Painting the pipes and wall.


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Oliver
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Offline neilc

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I see you using those red Tanos assortment boxes.  I have six and find them to be very useful.  And I found them at Lee Valley here in the US/Canada for $10 US each. 

Glad the threading worked for you.  I was working on an old radiator installed in the 30’s and unfortunately, the inlet pipe had too much rust to remove easily.  Meaning, it broke off before I could get it out.  Thankfully, an extractor saved the day.  But anytime I see old steel I’m doing my best to make sure I don’t screw things up!

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Mud...? to fix the wall, just use a plaster like rotband.

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Mud...? to fix the wall, just use a plaster like rotband.


Mud is what Americans call plaster or concrete or sand mixed with water. Reminder: American English has a high meaning to word ratio.The average American uses less than 1500 diff words in daily usage. It makes it very hard to have a clear conversation, because there is no nuance… Just listen to Potus45 and QED!
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Bert, thanks, but I didn't really need that lesson to improve one of the 5 languages I speak, I am well aware of the nuances of the word mud.

What I meant is, it seems Oliver is using cement to fill the holes, and it is much easier and better to use plaster.

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Cement has its uses — and seeing how it was applied plaster will be applied soon enough after this…


BTW Yealous, bc I only have 3 languages and a limited ability in three others. : )
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Offline six-point socket II

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Good morning everyone. :)

Neil, I learn something new everyday. I had no idea Tanos made these or that they would fit a Systainer V. I bought them locally, long ago, originally had them inside my toolbox, in fact I still have one inside my toolbox, to sort some tools ... These were sitting idle and I re-organized & placed the installation materials in them only a few days ago.

Alex, Bert, I'm using leftovers. In this case, the first layer I applied was "Akurit SK Grau" it's an adhesive and reinforcement mortar/ "filler" and adhesive mortar. It can be used to fill/ smoothen a surface per Akurit.

The last layer will be some leftover plaster, I'd have to look what I have.

Sorry for using a maybe wrong/ or too general term.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Cement has its uses — and seeing how it was applied plaster will be applied soon enough after this…

Cement has its uses - for laying bricks, but not for filling holes in plaster. From the photos you can see the cement lies on top of the plaster also, and that's not smooth. Cement does not lend itself well to sanding as it's too hard and the grains of sand are too big.

Just a tip from someone who's filling holes all day - use a plaster like Rotband and you're ready in one go.

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Three Days of the Condor (Political thriller from 1975 with Robert Redford/ Faye Dunaway. Book: James Grady; Director: Sydney Pollack)[/size] ? No, more like the day of the three minor injuries ...

The day started out great, demolished the last couple of bits that we wanted out and replaced.



While removing the last bit, I slipped with the pry bar and removed a layer or two of skin from my pinky finger. I "love" this type of injury, as they tend to burn like heck. (1)



Put a band aid on it and continued.

2nd layer of Akurit SK Grau.



Then adding a few tiles to the floor, underneath where the radiator will be hung. First I needed to cut them to size.



What is tickling my neck? And why did it sting me? (2) Was a wasp ...



Some cooling and an hydrocortisone ointment later, I was back cutting tiles.



Then I laid them. Still very, very happy about those Klein Tools knee pads, they enable me to do this after all.









Then it was time to call it a day.



But hey, just add a few spots of adhesive to one of the posts as it had become somewhat loose. Go get and use the cordless caulking gun? No, those 3 drops needed from an already open cartridge are quicker pressed out and spread by hand.

Well, I needed a "bit" of pressure, and it went only "crack". (3)



I finally had enough for the day.  [big grin]

Tomorrow I will do the grouting. And the project got a little expanded again. On Monday I'll call the plumber, since everything is "open" now anyway, it's the best time to exchange the second last bit of the original water pipes. The very last bit is going to be exchanged when the other basement project is done.

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I've seen my share of trouble
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Lovely Lady May

Now I ain't the toughest hickory
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As you cut my roots away
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For my lovely Lady May

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Looking good Oliver, Looking good

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Thanks! Yeah, we're getting there, slowly but at least constant.  [big grin]

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Great progress on the project!
...no doubt with the good music selection churning you on! :)

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Uli

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Thanks, Uli!

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Oliver
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Oliver

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"If it looks stupid but works, it isn't stupid."

The last time I had to stop when I wanted to stabilize/ fix a smaller piece of substructure with some construction adhesive.

So that was the first thing I tackled yesterday. Sadly none of my regular clamps would fit in between, so I had to use extra small ones. One of them gave up immediately. Pieced it back together, used some glue to keep an important part in place, and obviously I had to clamp that as well, so I could continue without delay ...









Besides that I finished the wall behind the future radiator, did the grouting (silicone still to be done), and also painted the wall where all the electrical stuff is on.



Since the other basement room will get a separate mains feed, I checked if an existing through hole would accommodate another wire. It does, which is great.




Now I'm waiting for a plumber to replace the old main water pipe, it's perfect timing to do that. You can see the old main pipe in the first pictures of today's post.


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Oliver
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Oliver

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Just finished the appointment with the plumber. We'll need a bit of patience, then the old pipes will be removed and new ones installed. Sadly he had to agree with my gut feeling that all of the pipes that have been exchanged to new ones in the past were not in the best possible dimensions, but rather thin/ on the lower end/limit. He will try to make up for that as far as possible, and dimension the pipes he is going to install larger/better, than the plumber I had before him.

So patience is a virtue, let's see what I can do meanwhile.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Oh, that Coke thingy. That is not a screwdriver. That is for when I get my 70ties on ... That is an original bar room ice pick w/ bottle opener! It's only missing the front cap/ferrule.

I remember the Coke ice pick. My father and grandfather would hold a pig roast every year roasting a whole pig on an outdoor fireplace/smoker/rotisserie for all the neighbors. For refreshments, a huge metal tub was filled with soft drinks and lots of beer and the Coke ice pick was used to break the 20# ice blocks into smaller sizes. The ice pick was then plunged into one of the larger pieces of ice so that it was always at the ready. That was over 60 years ago.  [smile]