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rain , more f'ing rain.

nobber

Extreme Landy Fan
the forcast today said rain all week.
its just not acceptable.
ken 110 and myself spent all week end out in it , now ive got to spend all week out in it.
rain , paint and half built land rovers do not go hand in hand.
can we all please 'think' the weather nice and dry and sunny?
please?
 
afternoon! you could try putting the "tent" up again although i seem to remember it having kite like qualities towards the end :D.. I was watching the weather this morning and it looks like Scotlands getting that snow we were expecting last night so could be worse :D:D
 
that tent was more of a balloon last night , it was flapping around like a sail.
ive brought all my painting into the house today , got two door bottoms and a seatbox drying away here in front of me.
next time i move its a garage or nothing.
 
You aren't the only one, I'm trying to put a roof on a shed, and can't keep the roofing sheets (pressboard and some ply) dry, my tarp leaks, and I need it dry to put torch-on felt on it.
 
You aren't the only one, I'm trying to put a roof on a shed, and can't keep the roofing sheets (pressboard and some ply) dry, my tarp leaks, and I need it dry to put torch-on felt on it.

you know i have noticed that the tarps being sold by b and q and the likes are as water proof as a tea bag. some plastic sheeting might be better.
 
At one point on saturday it was raining less outside of the tarp :D (no seriously it was!!) I never said anything Rob but I nearly electrocuted myself on saturday when we were tidying up...the reel must have got wet :D:D i had to drop the rcd poped out and cut the current :eek: that's why I asked Marie to turn the plug off :D still we got it done :)

Note to kids do as dad say's and dont use electric in the rain :D
 
Me too! Landy failed MOT early November and it has rained and blown a gale ever since. Welding and painting al fresco in just about impossible in these conditions. I managed one full day in the crimbo hols and an hour or two here and there but what a total ball ache.

I cannot get the Landy to my garage, let alone into it, so all work has to be done out front. In the past I have enjoyed working on crisp, frosty November evenings. This year I have developed trench foot.
 
Me too guys, my tarp blew away yesterday, it had been doing a good job of keeping rain off me up til then. My other prob is its in a field and every time you move it turns the grass to mud, why do spanners and nuts you drop always bounce off the board your'e working on and into the mud?. At least I'm only doing bearings/mechanicals, but need to do welding and waxoyling soon.
 
porny and i messing about with Betty electrics on Sunday...in the rain, hands freezing and cold spanners..
 
I moved my new sheepskin into the Landy passenger seat once it had been worn in. Now it's having to dry off as the leak managed to reach it. :(
 
Just in case you forget what sunshine looks like:

The first was our breakfast yesterday morning;
The second was taken at 18h15 my time this evening (I had to look hard to find those few clouds).

:D :D :D
 

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Hey Dudes
If any of you have a Costco near you they do Tarps for £10 +vat and they are ace. 16 ft. x 12ft. Blue in colour.

Alex
 
Just in case you forget what sunshine looks like:

The first was our breakfast yesterday morning;
The second was taken at 18h15 my time this evening (I had to look hard to find those few clouds).

:D :D :D

Talk about rubbing it in:eek: :eek: :eek:

The phrase that comes to mind is:

'I love you dearly, but you are a .......'

Complete as you think fit.
 
Hey Dudes
If any of you have a Costco near you they do Tarps for £10 +vat and they are ace. 16 ft. x 12ft. Blue in colour.

Alex

I will try them if I can.
I think you get what you pay for.

All are waterproof at first, but if they flap (don't have to be loose, the unsupported centre pieces can flap up and down ina wind) the polythene covering (or whatever it is) cracks and comes off on all but the very expensivce ones.

I had a blue one rigged like a ridge tent, went inside and theer were blue flakes/dust evrywhere, and it leaked! It had been good at the beginning.
 
This thread raises the problem with modern tarps. The plastic woven 'tape' ones really are crap. Really can't be trusted to be more than showerproof and need to be rigged with a sharp angle run off so that puddles can't develop. There are the heavy vinyl ones which are fine but cost a fortune.

So does anyone know a source of light, cheap, oldfashiined-ish tarps. I recall about 15 yrs ago before the awfull blue things took over the market there was a regular advert in exchange and mart for a lightweight plasticised real canvas.
 
Talk about rubbing it in:eek: :eek: :eek:

The phrase that comes to mind is:

'I love you dearly, but you are a .......'

Complete as you think fit.

And all I was trying to do was lift morale a bit. Ah well there's just no pleasing some people.

:D
 
This thread raises the problem with modern tarps. The plastic woven 'tape' ones really are crap. Really can't be trusted to be more than showerproof and need to be rigged with a sharp angle run off so that puddles can't develop. There are the heavy vinyl ones which are fine but cost a fortune.

So does anyone know a source of light, cheap, oldfashiined-ish tarps. I recall about 15 yrs ago before the awfull blue things took over the market there was a regular advert in exchange and mart for a lightweight plasticised real canvas.

The one you speak of may have been the Tufftarp which was a black polythene stuff with no weave. Out of the cheap stuff the ones from Costco are miles better than B&Q. I have really good Tarps but they are £££. These are green with a distinctive white square pattern stitching

The advantage of the cheaper ones is you can put a batten and a nail in one to hold it down and it`s not the end of the world. I love canvas for camping etc but you need to look after it. Toughest stuff is the drop down curtains on the lorries. I had a hap made for an 18ft boat of this stuff 13 yrs ago. The hap sits on the boat outdoors every day of the year . It is still good and does not leak although slightly faded . It was the heaviest gauge you can get

Alex
 
And all I was trying to do was lift morale a bit. Ah well there's just no pleasing some people.

:D
specialy not those who have been in the rain most of the day?:eek:

I'm just a grumpy old man tonight, so don't let ti worry you, no offence taken (but a few beers will be if ever I am down your way!):) :)
 
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