Thursday, 8 November 2012

Does size matter?

We have started work upgrading our small shower room which when it was built was not correctly waterproofed. This has resulted in damp patches on the next door toilet and bedroom walls. We did try some expensive tile spray but this appeared to make no difference whatsoever. As you can see from the pictures the existing 80 x 80 shower tray was well and truly fixed in position.


Investigations reveiled that at either side had been cast large blocks of concrete... Far too much for Colin and his lump hammer. Mechanical assistance was required.

So after some searching, looking at both hire and purchase options, we found what we thought was a small concrete breaker on Ebay UK for £95 with £6 delivery to us here in France. Interestingly the same item on Ebay France was €269. The said item was ordered...

Today it arrived... However it is a little larger than we expected...

It is a full blown tremendously powerful concrete breaker.

It sure made short work of the concrete at the side of the shower tray

In fact it is so powerful I was shattered after removing just one side. 

It is certainly value for money and poses the question how is the postage only £6 when it cost me €41 to send a router back to Amazon (Amazon did refund it).

So I suppose size doesn't matter, it's doing the job. You could also say "Should have gone to specsavers"

The bonus is I can put an advert on line "L'homme à la location avec grand outil" 


9 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! Simon will be envious -- it's bigger than his electric destroyer.

Tim said...

I think ear defenders might be adviseable! There's nothing like having the right tool for the job.

GaynorB said...

Does it doo tiles as well? If so we have the little matter of a bathroom to de-tile....

Tim said...

Worra woppa! Pauline's right... ear defenders!!

I SAID EAR DEFENDERS

Also I spotted this on Auntie Beebs website tonight... I think Elizabeth might like to read it.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19599168... it is clickable here......the article is about crafts and Etsy, etc.

Jim and Pauline said...

Impressed! That tray wasn't going anywhere!!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Ear Plugs will have to do have no defenders... The book says 85dB so it is not that bad.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Will let you know about floor tiles when I try it. It would be useless on the wall UNLESS of course you wanted to remove the wall complete with the tiles.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

I hope it is today...

No reset button though.... Can't get over that one... Both my mum (who is 85) and Elizabeth both said when I told em """My boiler has a reset button"""

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for that link to Auntie Beeb, Tim. It was an interesting read. I will be sorting out my Etsy shop over the next few weeks now that the cooler weather is here and we're not out in the garden every minute of the day!