Monday, October 21, 2013

hole in my stove

So I fixed the hole in the stove by cleaning up the back plate thing


That was a right fiasco which involved having to bandage my finger!

The wire brush got banished and the drill became new favourite toy.

I couldn’t find my vice to clamp everything to drill it but a pair of mole grips and the mooring ring seemed to do the job


The drilling was slow as my drill bits are blunt but it got there in the end.

I was rather interested in the comments from the passers by. One tried to tell me my drill bit was a wood drill bit.  I tried to tell him it was simply blunt but he wasn’t having any of it.  I went inside for some fresh air and when he had gone I went back to the job in hand.  Before anyone questions me again it really was a metal one, and it really was blunt!

I tested the fire – the bit I fixed kept the smoke in – shame about the other bit of the fire I thought was OK!  So I fixed that, and then the next bit.

I will test it proper with some heat when I am home this evening and with any luck that will be the end of that for another few weeks until the cold weather sets in. 


Blogger Maffi said...

Would you like a new set of 'sharp' drills for your birthday.

11:53 AM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

Yes please! Cheap-o ones though. I have no means to sharpen them so they end up getting treated as disposable. I don't want wood or masonry ones though. I have plenty of those!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Captain Ahab said...

Bones - Cheap may be a false economy as they blunt at once. A better quality bit holds its sharpness for much longer.
I never sharpen mine - use till blunt and then chuck them.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Steve Parkin said...

My stove back plate also fell out this year because the bar that held it in place snapped. Had to improvise but luckily I didn't need to drill anything. see

Steve, NB Albert

5:06 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Maffi you are such a creep! :-D

5:20 PM  
Blogger Maffi said...

No I'm not! Just stuck for a birthday present idea.

8:11 AM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

I can write you a list!!! But drill bits would be lovely.

8:38 AM  

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