An Eccentric Anomaly: Perihelion

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My house (to be named 'Perihelion') in particular, rather than just houses in general

More Watertight

The house is now a lot less leaky than it was at the end of last week.

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Kitchen Window Sash In

As I hoped, I got the kitchen window sash in today. It's big.

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More Windows

I ruined the first attempted window for the south side of the main bedroom on June 15th. After that I was fairly depressed for about three weeks. Losing the not-entirely-cheap window was a bit of a setback but I was more bothered that the windows had already taken long enough so far but I thought I'd at least got fitting them sorted but apparently not and I wasn't really sure where it had gone wrong - whether I'd bent the hinge moving the sash around before trying to put it up or somehow while lifting it. Getting out of that state wasn't helped by not sleeping well for various reasons including hiccups and a bad back.

Since then I've got the bathroom window and the replacement for the damaged main bedroom window in and the remaining three windows to hand with the kitchen window sash ready to be installed on the next nice day, tomorrow I hope.

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Ruined Window

June was not too much of a success. I finished off the window in the small bedroom which I got in at the end of May but then had problems doing the similar one in the main bedroom resulting in a window with enough damage that it'll be better just to get a new one.

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Using Clamps To Separate Scaffold Bits

Most people are familiar with the sort of clamps used for wood but some might not be aware that, as well as being used to clamp things together, they can also be used as spreaders to push things apart.

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Window Sash In

Today turned out to be mostly dry with a bit of breeze from the north so I tried out my cunning plan to lift the small bedroom window sash into place. It turned out to be cunning enough, just.

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A Little Window Progress

It's a wet and breezy Sunday morning nearly three months after I last posted so time for an update even though there's not a huge amount of interest to report. tl;dr I'm ready to put some more windows in but haven't actually done any yet.

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Window In

After the previous attempt at installing the small window in the main bedroom resulted in a bit of a falling out there was a longish break for the weather but it's in now.

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The Front Fell Off

As expected, I took a rest for the less good weather around New Year then got on with putting the window in. tl;dr, I got the window in then it fell out again.

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2018

Looking on the bright side, 2018 has shown that a small wind turbine would be a reasonably reliable source of power for my house.

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