Roger’s Blant how to get rid of ants in your house naturally April 2019

If you’ve been keeping up, I laid my mitts on some polystyrene sheeting (2mm thick) to replace the loose fascia panels that came with the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally instrument case that’s forming the body of the dash box. These are slide-in panels that are nominally held in place by the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally frame of the box at each end, in grooves moulded into the case for that purpose. Problem is that the panels supplied were slightly shorter (by roughly 1mm in length), and a bit thinner than the (2mm wide) grooves. In use, this would cause all manner of rattling when in the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally car, and that’s unacceptable. So, panels that fit more snugly were required. Since these aren’t sold, I had to make them. After getting the polystyrene sheeting from amazon, I had to cut it to size, something I’ve not done before with polystyrene.

All I had to do was measure, mark, and scribe the size required onto the replacement sheet (roughly A4 in size), and then cut out (with the aid of a steel rule, a steady hand, and extreme care not to slip up) the required shapes of polystyrene from the sheets to form how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the replacement panels, using a sharp hobby knife.

Following a couple of really good suggestions, I’ve laid my grubby mitts on a rivnut installation tool how to get rid of ants in your house naturally with assorted metric sized rivnuts. It’s a bit like a pop rivet gun, but for threaded pop rivets style nuts to accept screws how to get rid of ants in your house naturally and bolts. I’m awaiting delivery of a few metric cap head socket how to get rid of ants in your house naturally screws (hex, or allen key sockets).

From the imagery and measurements I’ve taken of the centre console assembly, it looks as if I should be able to stick how to get rid of ants in your house naturally an M4, maybe an M5, rivnut in the console flat top, so as to fix the meccano ‘girder’ in place. I’ve therefore chosen the cap head socket screws, as I can reach into the screw holes in the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally top of the girder, to screw the screws down into the rivnuts.

I reckon five of the rivnuts, spaced equally along the dash top plastic surface, should do the trick, with m4x10 or m5x10 screws to anchor the girder in how to get rid of ants in your house naturally place on the console top with a fair amount of how to get rid of ants in your house naturally rigidity. The instrument case that forms the dash box will then how to get rid of ants in your house naturally be mounted on top of the girder, and bolted to it using conventional nuts and bolts through how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the casing of the box. This will provide resistance to forward and rearward motion of how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the box at the front.

With the two L-bolts I have on the way from a friend to how to get rid of ants in your house naturally lock into the air vent I mentioned in a previous how to get rid of ants in your house naturally posting, and as well as holding down the rear of the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally box to the dash, the rear of the box will be anchored in place how to get rid of ants in your house naturally at the rear, and will prevent both lateral and forward/backward motion of the box.

I also have to bend the girder base back slightly how to get rid of ants in your house naturally – there’s going to be some testing and adjustment to this, as I need the box to rest on top of how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the thing flat, with no gaps; one ‘leg’ will be at a right angle (and won’t be messed with) – that’ll be the leg to be mated to the dash how to get rid of ants in your house naturally box. The other will be bent back slightly, so as to provide the correct angle against the plastic how to get rid of ants in your house naturally dash top, for when the dash box is eventually mounted in place. I’ll have to use a large vice to bend that how to get rid of ants in your house naturally metal girder ‘leg’, as the girder is remarkably tough for a meccano part!

The box installation will require wiring runs and routing, and may require major parts of the dash to be how to get rid of ants in your house naturally removed for the purpose. I’m looking at doing that after the first week in how to get rid of ants in your house naturally june, as the first week, I’m planned to be in france for the 75th anniversary how to get rid of ants in your house naturally of D-day. All of this, by the way, when I’m on leave from work for three weeks from the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally beginning of june (leave tends to be block allocated by the company).

The yellow plates are to provide a large surface with how to get rid of ants in your house naturally which to bolt the underside of the box to the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally dashboard panelling; the idea is to use these inside the box to how to get rid of ants in your house naturally spread the load under tension, preventing the box from breaking (it’s a plastic case) under the stress of the bolts pulling it against (or certainly towards) the dash top surface. Two of these plates will go in the case. The other two, if needed, will be used underneath the dash, to do the same for the dashboard material (also, to prevent the vents that I’ll be threading the bolts through, from being pulled out by mistake!).

Now, the girder came as a tad of a surprise – I thought it would be shorter between the upright ‘arms’. In this case, it measures roughly 14mm x 40mm x 240mm. I got my sums wrong, it seems, when I calculated the measurements from the description on the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally website. Now, it might seem that I’m complaining: far from it – this size opens out a couple of unexpected options for how to get rid of ants in your house naturally me.

The idea of the girder was to raise the front how to get rid of ants in your house naturally of the dash box and get it relatively horizontal, given the dash curves down front to back from the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally windscreen. I currently have my amateur radio control head mounted on how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the top of the dash console (the only bit of hard surface on the dash, the rest of it being that weird spongy surface that’s an utter sod to work on, as can be seen in this photo.

I’m now thinking of using the girder not only to how to get rid of ants in your house naturally fix the front of the dash box in place (screwing both edge strips down, one side to the base of the box, the other to the strip of console where the control how to get rid of ants in your house naturally head currently sits). I’ll then, I think, be able to mount both the control head bracket, and the new angle phone bracket (see previous post), to the front of the girder.

This will give me all the space I need on how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the front panel of the instrument case that will become how to get rid of ants in your house naturally the dash box, for such things as stitches and accessory power sockets (and a car battery voltage monitor), future proofing myself for when I get a front winch how to get rid of ants in your house naturally and the associated lighting that will be installed at the how to get rid of ants in your house naturally same time as the winch.

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