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 Post subject: My Pet Hate 2
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Grrrrrrr........ :angryfire: :angryfire:

When I use my extension reel (today) as I wind the cable back on to the reel I try to tip it sideways back and forth to get an even wind on the drum. However, a moments distraction will see the cable derail off the side walls of the drum and then wrap itself tightly around the frame before you stop winding. You have to unwind slightly and push the loops of cable wrapped tightly around the frame to pull them off so you can get it fed back on the drum properly.

This really makes me angry even though it was my impatience that caused it . :angryfire: :angryfire:

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I often get that with my hose pipe reel; never had it with the extension reel though...

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Why do power tools come with a plastic case that always means there is never enough room for the power lead to go back without some very careful positioning to avoid getting trapped.


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Why do power tools come with a plastic case that always means there is never enough room for the power lead to go back without some very careful positioning to avoid getting trapped.

And that the cable is always savagely bent where it comes out of the tool.

We used to have some extension cables where I worked, that were basically a plastic bucket with roller mechanism operated by a handle that the cable went through at the top. The cable just looped down into the "bucket" with no reel. I think they might have been made by Duraplug.
Not bad actually, but they needed adjusting regularly, and they didn't like dirty cable.

Hosepipe reels. . . :cussing: ::b :cussing: ::b

Anything that needs reeling up is a PIA though and will at the slightest chance unreel itself into a series of complicated knots.


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Anything that needs reeling up is a PIA though and will at the slightest chance unreel itself into a series of complicated knots.


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Tools or equipment that are mains powered but the cable they come with is so stiff/heavy you can't put the tool/equipment down without it being held still under a 56lb weight......

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Grrrrrrr........ :angryfire: :angryfire:

When I use my extension reel (today) as I wind the cable back on to the reel I try to tip it sideways back and forth to get an even wind on the drum. However, a moments distraction will see the cable derail off the side walls of the drum and then wrap itself tightly around the frame before you stop winding. You have to unwind slightly and push the loops of cable wrapped tightly around the frame to pull them off so you can get it fed back on the drum properly.


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I often get that with my hose pipe reel; never had it with the extension reel though...



And sooooo.... I spoke too soon.

dewaltdisney; You have jinxed me. I needed the extension reel today... and it had done exactly what you said. :cussing: :cussing:

As an aside...

The "bidet" on my Pug wasn't working... I needed to connect the power washer to the mains..

I had removed all the trim from the inside of the tailgate and wanted to blast through to unclog any blockage.

I'd assumed that the tube from the outlet to the storage tank would be one piece... so blasted the power washer through.. after ten second I realised I was wrong... :sad:

Water was p1zzing in through the internal headlining ... sooo I had to remove some more internal panelling and the some of the head lining to find where the join was, took about 3/4 of an hour to sort that...

The good news is that once I'd removed replaced reconnected everything the bidet works... with a bit of adjustment from a Steve Harley badge pin.

Once everything has dried out...

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Clothing - What is it with button fly jeans there every where in the shops and what is it these days everything is 'skinny fit' or no fit baggy, ended up in mark and spencer for a reasonable pair of jeans with a zipper fly :lol:


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Clothing - What is it with button fly jeans there every where in the shops and what is it these days everything is 'skinny fit' or no fit baggy, ended up in mark and spencer for a reasonable pair of jeans with a zipper fly :lol:

Yep, missus bought me a pair of jeans a few months ago. Bloody skinny fit and with buttons for flies. My legs already look loke matchsticks without covering them in summat akin to black cling film. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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