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    Raised beds

    Hi Clair - this is exactly what we were looking for..

    What sort of wood are they as a matter of interest ?

    Also did you order them as "traversée du chemin de fer" or just specified the dimensions you wanted them sawn to?

    I suspect every wood yard is different but its always useful to go armed with as much info as possible.

     

     

     

  2. ScrewFix (and others) sell pointing guns like

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/67965/Hand-Tools/Builders-Tools/Builders-Basics/Roughneck-Brick-Mortar-Gun?cm_re=SEARCHPROMO-_-POINTING%20GUN-_-67965

    I bought an older version but like OP's found it pretty slow going - ok perhaps for regular joints but on typical french stone walls with gaps of all sizes, its easier to push/throw or trowel your muck in. If you have a bit of polythene underneath where you're working, you can re-cycle what you drop within reasonable time limits.

  3. What will the re-clasification mean in real terms? As was suggested earlier in this thread, a new 5 epis range or the phasing out of the 1 and 2 epis ?

    As was also mentioned earlier, it does seem as if 3 epis is regarded as "standard" - maybe they want to lift the whole owner base to this over time?

     

  4. Thanks Will - So looks like this is coming off the Dover run now that the new cat is up to speed?
  5. Allow two hours. The route thru Rouen is easy if you remember that as you go over the river, start shifting into the outside lane to prepare for the filter off down a very sharp curve to the right which takes you onto the begining of "Purley Way", then just keep going thru numerous lights and across the vache roundabout (always good for a smile) up to the autoroute.
  6. I thought they already had a new ship on this route ? Lets hope more cabin space available on overnight crossing..
  7. Josa - you can buy smaller time periods - like six months at a go if you want.

    Mind you, compare to UK airports, its cheap but I agree, an off-airport long term park could be useful.

    Have seen a lot of cars parked up just off the first round about outside the airport for short periods but looks a bit risky to me.

     

  8. Hi Lachouette - many thanks, pm'd you back (I think)
  9. As previous post, do double check numbers stamped on side of jets when you swop over - when we bought our last cooker, the bag of jets for lpg had two duplicated and one missing - easy mistake by the manufacturer but no slow burner for two weeks until they sent the correct one. Apart from that - easy job with a socket set.

  10. Thanks Water Rat - any idea on timescale? I'm not in a rush - thinking about applying next year but if anyone has the old one, we can at least see what sort of things are looked out for now etc.

    Mind you, to get 5 epis, you'd probally need everything gold plating !

     

  11. True Jonzjob - good point. We bring down a large can everytime we make a road trip but you're right, have'nt seen it on sale in a brico.
  12. You might want to consider Danish Oil - several coats - matt finish and works well for our external oak door although depending on weathering, you'll need to re-apply at intervals.

    Odinary "satin" incoloure lasure has also worked for me on some external oak beams - the weather will dull them down pretty quick.

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