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#81 Holden West

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

The story of the fuel truck delivery to the wrong house reminded me of a story of a local roofing company that began a roof replacement on a house. The tenants weren't aware of any repairs but figured the landlord didn't bother telling them. Turns out the company was at the wrong house. The neighbour assumed the guy next door was getting his roof done at the same time until he noticed his guys never showed and he clued in. Both houses ended up with free roofs.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

Why would the first house end up with a free roof? I understand the inconvenience of having to wait several days for the crew to move onto the proper house, but a free roof?

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#83 Holden West

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

I don't know why. For some reason, the company thought it was worth compensating.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Anyone have a contact for a good chimney sweep? We'd like to avoid the whole chimney fire thing. Many thanks.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Anyone have a contact for a good chimney sweep? We'd like to avoid the whole chimney fire thing. Many thanks.


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#86 Holden West

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Looks like the heavy rains have caused some water seepage into the basement. I'll see if the downspout drain under ground is blocked but if it turns out to be something requiring some heavy duty excavation I'd appreciate some recommended contractors experienced in this sort of problem.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

I got some good service on my recent sewage line replacement from Active Bobcat - They did a good job and Dave is a very nice guy.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Friend of mine started this in Victoria http://www.easyjobquote.com/ Not in the market myself for any home reno's at this time. Looks like a good premise :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

^Might be a good service as long as it doesn't morph into something like Shell Busey's referral network became.

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#90 Holden West

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

We have a bit of a problem with our car. The very tip of the key broke off in the lock. Price's Alarm said they'd try to fish it out with a serrated wire but the piece is so small I'm not confident it can be retrieved. They're not allowed to remove the lock because their insurance company does not allow mechanical work on cars. Anyone have any tips?
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

Would it not have been easier to just go to the dealership for something like this? I've had ignition replacement before on a Mazda and it's only been a couple of hours plus parts, not that expensive.
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#92 Holden West

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Couple hours labour at a dealership? My wallet is moaning already.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Put something sticky on the tip of a wooden stir stick from Starbucks then insert it and you may catch the broken peice. It may not work if you twisted the key.

Be gentle dont break the stick in there

As for what kind of sticky stuff to use I would try a very small quantity of rubber cement. Put a little on the tip of the stir stick and let it start to set. you want it like the consistency of tree sap. Not too wet not too dry.
Slide the stick in and let it sit for a few moments.

Another thing you can attempt if you have a vaccuum with hard suction try that make sure you have a good seal.
You could also use your mouth as a vacuum by inserting the small red straw that comes on a can of WD40 and suck on that while it is inserted in ignition

#94 Holden West

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

^Some good tips there, thanks. Price's said they typically use a a tiny twisted wire. The serrated edge often is able to catch the metal.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

If you can get into the car through the trunk, kick out the back seat then open the door with the stuck key from the inside. Then you fasten a Mr. Bean style padlock on the door to secure the vehicle. :redface:

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

Whats the car.. or, more importantly, is the key cylinder simply sitting in the sheet metal below the handle or is it integral to the door handle? Really, if someone is remotely handy, has some manual dexterity, some basic hand tools (couple screw drivers, putty knife, possibly a ratchet set and a flashlight) you could spend an hour pulling the door panel, pulling the lock cyl (or handle complete) and then holding the little flap door open with a dental pick or similar tiny device while tapping the handle upside down .. or taking that assembly into Prices and let them disassemble the lock

other options, off the top of my head..

take one of those rubberized fridge magnets, cut it with a pair of scissors into a strip that will fit inside the lock (again, while holding the little flap door open with a pick of some sort) and trying to fish it out.. (this assumes keys contain enough ferrous material to be magnetic??)

buy can of compressed air (for cleaning out computers etc), put small straw in end of can, insert into lock, hold door open with pick, blast air

does car have remote locking with remote control? simply ignore problem forever and use remote to unlock doors.


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#98 Bingo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:01 AM

Go to one of the roundabouts and drive around in circles until the centrifugal force spits the piece out of the lock. If the lock happens to be on the drivers side, you will have to go around in the opposite direction.

#99 Holden West

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

^That's my favourite technique. Although it's actually the trunk lock, so I guess that means I'll have to suddenly accelerate to extremely high g-forces for the key to fall out. Which might be hard in a '94 three cylinder Geo Metro.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

Which might be hard in a '94 three cylinder Geo Metro.


If this is the vehicle the chunk of key is stuck in, you absolutely have to ditch the Metro and get a new vehicle. No questions asked! This is a great excuse to divorce one of the worst vehicles ever manufactured on this planet.

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