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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Speaking of bog-roll, if you tuck the end into the tube, the wind doesn't un-roll it. And should you drop it, it stays rolled up too.
    My wife makes a cover for the toilet roll with a string to pull it closed on the one end. We then take the cardboard roll out from the middle and start using it from the centre. Works well for us

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    all this talk about bog rolls, makes me want to go buy a box of apricots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Put a piece of string through your toilet roll. You can hang it on things to keep it out of the dirt or from dropping down the long drop. Make it long enough to hang around you neck if needs be,

    Come prepared



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    I keep a few of these door wedges in my box. Great for levelling a gas cylinder or steadying a wobbly table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffTheHamsterWheel View Post
    I keep a few of these door wedges in my box. Great for levelling a gas cylinder or steadying a wobbly table.

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    Nifty!

    For gas bottles, also checkout burtsway gas bottle leveler:







    https://www.burtsway.co.za/

    It might be a bit pricey at R650, but I like supporting local innovation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael9980 View Post
    It might be a bit pricey at R650, but I like supporting local innovation
    Not really. I watched a video of a guy reviewing 4x4 gear and accessories the other day. He commented on how expensive certain things are and that it’s because it gets manufactured in small quantities. Something I can relate to.

    He had a great summary of the situation:
    ”The cost of doing business with a small business”. It certainly has its advantages like QC, service and after sales service, but small scale manufacturing is really expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    I find I have to rinse 4-5 times to get all the soap out.

    Unlike Iandvl I am not a man. I get bad eczema from clothing detergent.

    Me too - buy some laundry powder from Faithfull to Nature - will change your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    It has worked for me.


    1. Every tip is not for every reader. Use it, or lose it.
    2. I am a man, but prefer well-kept hands. (call that "sensitive")
      I hate dry, chapped hands.

    Always carry a tub of campher cream - works wonders in the bush especially as my skin dries out so fast coming from the coast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    I find I have to rinse 4-5 times to get all the soap out.

    Unlike Iandvl I am not a man. I get bad eczema from clothing detergent.
    I am convinced it is not the soap, but the fillers that leaves the residue and itching.

    We moved away from soap powder.
    We use a liquid laundry soap from a local supplier.
    It is much cheaper, and leaves no residue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    If you are like me and can't stand dirty hands, and don't wear gloves, especially the black of diesel engine oil in every crack and blemish, two tips:

    1. Before you start the work, rub a liberal amount of dishwasher soap into your hands, until they feel 'dry', albeit a bit sticky.

    2. After the job is done, wash hands, and then mix hand creme and dishwasher soap and smear onto hands.
    Put on plastic or latex gloves. Pour a bit of warm into the gloves.
    Place rubber bands around your wrists.
    Leave as long as possible (at least an hour).
    If your hands feel dry, add some more water.

    Hand cleaners work, but dry your skin out.
    If i did this my wife will tell me that we should both start seeing other men
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieJimny View Post
    If i did this my wife will tell me that we should both start seeing other men
    Willie - I was thinking about this... Perhaps it is a pensioner thing... - he probably has little to do all day...

    I simply don't have the time to spend hours with my hands out of action after fixing things...

    Well, that. And the thing about "soft hands" getting hurt easier when doing DIY, so my "rough" hands don't bother me...
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    It is such a pity that the forum has deteriorated into a place where personal insults seem to have become the norm.

    Take my tip about hand care for instance.
    Implying that I am not "manly" if I look after my hands!
    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    It is such a pity that the forum has deteriorated into a place where personal insults seem to have become the norm.

    Take my tip about hand care for instance.
    Implying that I am not "manly" if I look after my hands!
    Really?
    Oom 4E you sould have known better. Some things dont get mentioned on a forum with mostly rough men.
    You opened yourself up to a bit of leg pulling.
    Like for instance, I wont mention that I use face cream, but I do and Swambo likes it that I am semi well groomed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieJimny View Post
    Oom 4E you sould have known better. Some things dont get mentioned on a forum with mostly rough men.
    You opened yourself up to a bit of leg pulling.
    Like for instance, I wont mention that I use face cream, but I do and Swambo likes it that I am semi well groomed.
    Oh noes.... Willie - you realise what a can of worms you open now ?

    Edit: Rumour has it there is beard cream involved too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieJimny View Post
    Oom 4E you sould have known better. Some things dont get mentioned on a forum with mostly rough men.
    You opened yourself up to a bit of leg pulling.
    Like for instance, I wont mention that I use face cream, but I do and Swambo likes it that I am semi well groomed.

    But you think it is ok to insult another member, for being "semi well groomed"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    It is such a pity that the forum has deteriorated into a place where personal insults seem to have become the norm.

    Take my tip about hand care for instance.
    Implying that I am not "manly" if I look after my hands!
    Really?
    I don't know, but for me it was my visual thought process.

    I just got this vision of walking around the house with elasticated top rubber gloves filled with a soft jello type of concoction for an hour or more..

    Who has the time for this?
    And, what do you do with your hands for an hour or more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    But you think is ok to insult another member, for being "semi well groomed"?
    Ribbing is not insulting, oom..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    But you think is ok to insult another member, for being "semi well groomed"?
    Insult can only be taken - not given.


    Well, if I were to set out to insult somebody, it would be very apparent. But not in this context. Willie was cracking a joke.


    On the other hand, perhaps I don't get insulted easily thanks to my manly, dry, thick skin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    And, what do you do with your hands for an hour or more?
    Go to your local gentleman’s club and sit on them….

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    Willie - a tip from a WhatsApp group I am a member of:

    For beards a bit of hand cream, sun light liquid and olive oil on your beard and then you gladwrap it with a bit of water and leave it on for at least an hour

    Edit: I think, if it still feels dry after that hour, add some more water and repeat...
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