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I note you never show it from this angle!

 

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1 hour ago, Onoff said:

I note you never show it from this angle!

 

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Because it looks tidy that way 

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Coooor this steels a bitch to drill . Bought a brand new Makita steel bit and I reckon it’s blunt and I’m not even through it f ecking rubbish ! . My BM doesn’t stock Dewalt because they are twats .

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6 minutes ago, pocster said:

Coooor this steels a bitch to drill . Bought a brand new Makita steel bit and I reckon it’s blunt and I’m not even through it f ecking rubbish ! . My BM doesn’t stock Dewalt because they are twats .

Slow speed and lots of weight behind the drill.

ohh and interesting big hole you have there sir, you should build a house in it :)

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27 minutes ago, pocster said:

Coooor this steels a bitch to drill .

 

19 minutes ago, markc said:

Slow speed and lots of weight behind the drill.

I agree, remember my saying use a drill with a slip clutch or it could break your wrist if it jammed, also a jar of oil to dip the bit into, large drills generate a lot of heat if not used slow and lubricated.

 

p.s. That’s not Pocster’s place, too tidy for him 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, I know, been there 🤐

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Don't faff around, go buy some HsCo cobalt Starrett pilot drills. My go-to for drilling "metal" whether it be ali, mild or stainless.

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/starrett-a014c-pilot-drill/39752?

 

Bosch do a quick change version. Careful as they do an HSS-G version too.

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-hex-shank-powerchange-hss-cobalt-pilot-drill-/52111?

 

Get some cutting compound too:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CT-90-Cutting-Tapping-drip-compound/dp/B005EF7W0C/ref=asc_df_B005EF7W0C/?

 

RTD and Trefolex, Temaxol are other brands.

 

Oh, and centre punch where you're drilling too.

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Just now, joe90 said:

it could break your wrist

 

This is @pocster we're talking about so I doubt it very much. 

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2 minutes ago, joe90 said:

generate a lot of heat if not used slow and lubricated.

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Bottom leg of stringer well bent . I won’t be able to hammer it out . Best way to straighten this ??

surprised how ‘bent’ the steel is - not through my efforts though !! 
 

Got to fix a balustrade arm there . Could pack it out with washers …. 🙄

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Is it actually bent or wasn’t straight when treads/plates were bolted in? 
Bolt holes are oversize to allow lining and levelling of steel prior to tightening up.

loosen the bolts and then have a go at levering into alignment, then tighten up.

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The balustrade will bend to suit, don't sweat it. 

 

Other than that you'll need to jack between the bottom of the stringers. 

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Nice to see a tidy site. Never been a fan of those trainer style safety boots though.

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I recommend the non-slip textured GRP tread covers for those steps.  I fitted some to some knackered outside steps that I would otherwise have had to re-tile.

 

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27 minutes ago, Mr Punter said:

I recommend the non-slip textured GRP tread covers for those steps.  I fitted some to some knackered outside steps that I would otherwise have had to re-tile.

 

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Got those already . Just need to fix 

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1 hour ago, markc said:

Is it actually bent or wasn’t straight when treads/plates were bolted in? 
Bolt holes are oversize to allow lining and levelling of steel prior to tightening up.

loosen the bolts and then have a go at levering into alignment, then tighten up.

Yeah it was ‘bent’ before I put the treads in. Might try and knock a piece of timber in there to push it out 

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1 hour ago, Onoff said:

Nice to see a tidy site. Never been a fan of those trainer style safety boots though.

My site will never be tidy .

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1 hour ago, pocster said:

Yeah it was ‘bent’ before I put the treads in. Might try and knock a piece of timber in there to push it out 

 

Use a couple of bits of sacrificial timber and wedge between that.

 

One thing that might work is beg, steal or borrow the biggest adjustable spanner you can. Slip it over the top of the bent plate and gently "tweak". The longer the lever the easier. Again put something under the jaws to protect the paint.

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You ain't ever going to get that bit of steel straight fella. Just saying. It will forever be a quirk. A bit like some of the other bits of your place. Don't worry, be happy.

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Just like your hampton bends to the left! 😉

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1 minute ago, Big Jimbo said:

You ain't ever going to get that bit of steel straight fella. Just saying. It will forever be a quirk. A bit like some of the other bits of your place. Don't worry, be happy.

I did think that tbh . But some like it a bit bent yeah ?

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1 minute ago, Onoff said:

Just like your hampton bends to the left! 😉

Does not . Always to the right and up . Up a lot . Like really up . Maybe even almost vertical 

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Didn't that fella who had his bitten off by his Mrs, end up with a bent one when they stuck it back on. He became a porn star so perhaps a bent one is better. Reaches parts straight ones can't.

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42 minutes ago, Big Jimbo said:

Didn't that fella who had his bitten off by his Mrs, end up with a bent one when they stuck it back on. He became a porn star so perhaps a bent one is better. Reaches parts straight ones can't.

After movies I decided time to build a house .

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