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Old 18th July 2014, 11:38   #766
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Update:
Took an off from work today to complete pending DIY works at home.

The wood from the churner has become so fragile being soaked in the water for almost couple of months. Once grabbed using the wrench, it started to shred off. Had a hard time clearing off the shreds from inside the pipe.
The plastic pipe had a metal inner which had threads in it. Over this metal is the pipe inner screwed and broken.
To my utter dismay, the length of the pipe is an inch long, due to which the hack saw was able to damage the inner thread for just quarter an inch.
Once the cut is done, started to chisel off the metal and after some hard beatings, was able to manage to remove quarter of the threaded metal from the pipe.
At this stage, an idea struck. With this quarter of a thread available, I was able to screw back the pipe which had same size of thread remaining. Voila!!! Mission accomplished. To finish off, applied m-seal on the sides of the tap. I am now a happy man. Thanks everybody.
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Old 15th August 2014, 11:20   #767
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My next need. Having a kid at home and that too in a rented house calls for lot of trouble(sweet though).
Honing his writing skills on the walls. How do we erase them. Its a combination of Crayon, Pencil and ball point pen markings. Will a thinner help?
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My next need. Having a kid at home and that too in a rented house calls for lot of trouble(sweet though).
Honing his writing skills on the walls. How do we erase them. Its a combination of Crayon, Pencil and ball point pen markings. Will a thinner help?
We buy crayons, pencils and paint from crayola. These are water soluble and dissolve rapidly. So walls, flooring, furniture, carpets and clothes are all back to normal with a sponge clean up or a simple wash. Amazon dot in is our source for this amazing stuff.

Note that they have the normal type as well, so ensure that you buy the right ones.
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Old 18th August 2014, 21:02   #769
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Amazon dot in is our source for this amazing stuff.

Note that they have the normal type as well, so ensure that you buy the right ones.
Will keep this for my future purchases. But what should I do for the damages already done?
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Will keep this for my future purchases. But what should I do for the damages already done?
Scrape a thin slice of the paint and take it to the hardware shop. Get a small tin of the same colored distemper paint. Paint a thin coat on the offending area. This will work with acrylic emulsions painted surface too - if you apply a thin coat evenly.

I had to resort to this method when careless servants scratch the wall when they move things around.
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Scrape a thin slice of the paint and take it to the hardware shop. Get a small tin of the same colored distemper paint. Paint a thin coat on the offending area. This will work with acrylic emulsions painted surface too - if you apply a thin coat evenly.

I had to resort to this method when careless servants scratch the wall when they move things around.
Will check on this and update. Thin coat? Will a normal brush server the purpose or need to use a specialized one?
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Will check on this and update. Thin coat? Will a normal brush server the purpose or need to use a specialized one?
A normal thin bristled brush will serve the purpose.
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... But what should I do for the damages already done?
Try a soft eraser first, most of it will come off with that. Then, use either a good detergent or a kitchen cleaner like Mr. Muscle or something Brain. Apply / spray, and wipe off. Hopefully the paint is a good water-based acrylic paint which will not come off.

If it does, ask the landlord what shade of paint was used (no one uses distemper nowadays). Paint shops will mix to that shade number. Get at least 0.5L of that shade - you should expect more such 'writing practice' in future. Best preventive is getting your kid waste paper and guide him in drawing on that, instead of on the wall. But ... kids will be kids!
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I just wanted to share the crimping tool i recently bought from ebay.in.

Its Jainsons Samrat crimping tool which is capable of crimping from 0.5mmsq to 16 mmsq

Its about 600 gms in weight and costs about Rs 900/-
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I am looking to buy what is shown in http://www.ebay.in/itm/2pc-Circular-...-/380346377936

Have tried searching various online stores but it is not available anywhere
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I am looking to buy what is shown in http://www.ebay.in/itm/2pc-Circular-...-/380346377936

Have tried searching various online stores but it is not available anywhere
Look for shops that sell bosch dremel kits and accessories in your region. They will have a catalog from which you can find what you need and order.

Also check flipkart? they had started keeping dremel accessories recently
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Got a bunch of Stanley bits from eBay. The present ones were showing some wear and tear and weren't gripping onto the screws properly.

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Requesting inputs for a BOSCH Power & Hand Tool Kit - GSB 500 RE

http://www.flipkart.com/bosch-gsb-50...mdtwyyqpqhsvvg

http://www.shopclues.com/bosch-gsb-5...AffiliateSales

Please suggest alternatives, if any. Max stretchable budget is INR 4000/-

Will be used for light to medium work comprising -

1) Photo Frames
2) Fixing a wireless router at a height
3) Multiple key-holder
4) Blender in kitchen, etc.
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There's a discount offer on Bosch toolkit at Rs 3800 apprx against Mro of Rs 6400 at Chroma outlet at Saket mall, Delhi.
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There's a discount offer on Bosch toolkit at Rs 3800...Saket mall, Delhi.
Thanks! I will call up Croma tomorrow to check if they have similar offers in Bangalore.
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