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  1. There's a big range of pins and nails you have 16g and 18g in that type of pin and they are usually used for trim work into wood. The 16g are your best bet because the 18g are thinner. You're doing well for the 16g nails to be going into the wall especially if its brick. Like you say use shorter nails and it should be fine. As far a I know you don't get nails that are hard enough to go into bricks in 16g. You can get nail guns that fire into steel but you wouldn't use them to put skirting boards on. Personally I'd just use shorter nails like you say or you could drill and plug them. I'm assuming this is an older house with brick walls rather than some kind of block on the inner skin? Bricks are so much more dense and harder than concrete blocks.
  2. If you were using chipboard tongue and groove flooring then you would do it the second way. If you're set on using ply I'd do it the first way. Make sure you leave a few mm gap between each board or it will be creak like hell. Also Polyurethane glue is good to stick it down to the joists to help stop any creaking.
  3. That looks like crappy poundland spray paint. Maybe you could try using some kind of buffer to buff the crappy paint off and hopefully it wont damage the proper paint?
  4. I posted it on a local facebook page. Most people seem to think its a horse trough/feeder, some people seem to think its a septic tank. I don't think its big enough to be a septic tank personally but you never know. A few people have also said its the bottom of an air raid shelter but again I don't think its big enough.
  5. I've been doing some "digging" the other kind and word on the street is it used to be Farmland in that area.
  6. Bootle near Liverpool. Johnston Avenue.
  7. Managed to lift the box up a bit and prop it up with bricks. I also dug under the square bit. I though there might be some kind of drainage but there wasn't anything there.
  8. The current house was build late 70's early 80's but that was to replace the original house that was built earlier (The gable ends of the houses in the street were cracking and it was cheaper to just build new houses). Not sure when though. One of the neighbours mentioned something about an underground stream and another one said the water table is high. He seemed to think it could have housed a pump of some kind to keep on top of the water. I very much doubt that though. Virtually everyone has said it looks like some kind of animal feeder.
  9. The garden is raised about 3ft
  10. The internal dimensions are 4ft long and 20 inches wide
  11. I really haven't got a clue what it could be. The edge around it has like corrugated tiles in vertically. They have been broke off and just the bottom of them is left so I don't know how high they would go up. I don't know what the recess is for on the bottom right either. The step slopes into it whatever it is. I thought that was some kind of drainage but its just blank. My initial thoughts when I started digging it out was air raid shelter of some kind. Maybe for a single person but I very much doubt that. I'm curious as to why it was cast with the rounded corners? I might have to start digging underneath it and see how thick the base is.
  12. I'm doing an extension and I've been digging the garden back to make space for a patio area. Can anyone help me identify what this box is or was? It's been back filled with all melted junk. It's got a steel bar that goes around the outside of the ledge. It looks like there were corrugated tiles going up around that step too. Any help appreciated I've already ruled out Aliens/Lost ancient technology so we can all skip that joke. Thanks.
  13. Bummer! It made me sad remembering him but happy at the same time. He was a good kid. Surprised me and JTM made the cut to be honest haha!
  14. This thread just reminded me of Janson. He was the man for all the old videos. His Rank says "Old video God" haha. Legend.
  15. I've got a GT Omega Master or something. It's been a good chair to me. I did however manage to break the base a few months ago. I just got it welded though which wasn't too bad. I think if you go for the cheapest gaming style chair you'd be pretty happy. They are all probably made in the same place anyway haha.