Saturday 30 September 2023

How to stop outside walls leaking in water

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We have rain water pouring into our walls. This is my journey to find out where it's coming from and how to stop it. I vow to do less DIY and Home improvement projects... but after I've fixed this leak first. Wherever the hole is.

Plus my first time up an alloy scaffolding tower. And probably the last.

Our walls are leaking in water... Vlogmas!


winter is coming it's I was going to say it's on its way but it's already here and I'll show you the problem that we've got but how can we make our homes warmer for winter how can I stop the heat that I'm paying for leaving the house with you know well there's all sorts around the house so I'm going to try and weatherproof the house I'm going to try and stop The Exodus of heat from our home but I'm also fixing a couple of other bigger problems as well so this is going to be a bit of a all-in floor color I'm Neil this is the dad delivers Vlog where I try to make your family Happy by trying something new every day oh I'm going to try a few new things today I don't want to do it so I thought I'd start the camera and this is going to be a really rambling video like the others aren't but I've got a big problem over here so this footage here is of our kitchen and living room being rebuilt from scratch and they did an amazing job and we're really happy with it look these doors it's nice this is what it used to look like uh it felt like a toxic death trap and now it looks like this which obviously we're really happy and grateful for but we had a small problem and I think this problem was always here the walls were always rotten and whatever caused that problem isn't down here it's somewhere else but we've got water coming in here and here this is all brand new and up here as well so to get that fixed we had some even more major work down down down the side here because the mortar I keep calling it grouting but the mortar between the bricks was in a really shocking state so we had all of this wall just completely redone and completely re-mortared and so if you can see it's like really chunky I think there's a word for it that Builders use that I I don't know but it's where they use like three times the amount of cement or mortar between the bricks and it kind of pushes the the rain away which is great because it really needed doing this was in a shocking state but I don't think it's what caused the problem because the leaks that I just showed you were above the door there so the water would have to go in and jump because there are two bricks worth of wool if that makes sense with a gap in the middle they've done a fantastic job but I don't think it's what caused the the the leak there and despite the hive is vest that I'm wearing it I'm not an expert at this but I do know that water can't jump 10 centimeters to get to the other side I think there's only one thing left for it and I think what's caused it is higher up I can have to zoom in it's quite high up and my glasses but is this in a shocking state it looks a bit moldy but above it the roof we had the roof completely done so the roof is brand new that's not blessing in water it's definitely not letting in water so somehow water is getting into the house into that wall between the roof and this wall and that can only by process of elimination mean that it's this area here and I think there's a culprit because we only get water going in when it's really heavy rain and wind is blowing this way so I think that the reason this looks like a steak is because water's getting into that wall like right above it this is my detective work is the leak is about here and above the door there and right above it there's an old bracket that held uh what do you call it like a guttering rain gutter that used to come down following that diagonal line and then just there there is a it's like a bracket or a hole there there's also holes here and another one up there I don't think I don't think it's they're the ones causing me problems but I'll try and fill them in that is the one I'm after and that is what I'm going to Target now but this was never meant to be a DIY Vlog and I'm supposed to be sharing like emotionally how I'm supporting our family but I know on my own doing DIY in these videos I'm going to try and do less of these because frankly I'd like to do less DIY but let's start the music and start a DIY Montage for yet another DIY video get this look I've got a towel I've managed to hire a towel all those Casper's down there this wasn't so easy I didn't know what I was doing when I was renting it so the working height is actually I think it's lower than the ladder but at least I'm not standing the ladder ended here and I'd be teetering on the edge if I were doing that so at least I've got a nice kind of walkway but it's too it's way too uh not tall shorts that's the word and this is me using an extendable Pole to paint the wall here's a close-up of the pole it kind of works like this you know how a pole works and I'm pretty sure that the water is getting in there it's just you can't see it because it's like a lip and I think it's cracked I think that's where the liquid goes in so I'm really just soaking this with it's like a sealant paint really super expensive 45 pounds of tin and it's a primer sealer stain killer I've basically bought it solely on the graphics on the tin so I've gone back to the hire company and asked for another Tower to go on top of this one I'm hoping that will double the height which means I'll be able to actually see the the lip itself it's sass day today it doesn't get here till Tuesday it's another 50 pounds but I don't regret it because I'll be able to actually see the hole but way I'm using this tiny roller because the big roller doesn't fit this stick I thought I want to take another 40 minute Journey to the DIY store or should I do it with a small one actually I think the smaller one has worked out much better this is ridiculous but it actually works I prefer it here's a nice multi area here

it's a few days later and the weather has turned to this so let's see what it looks like well just tread in a puddle so what I'm hoping is that the water that would have run down that crack and into that hole is now just being like run off I'm hoping that the the sealant paint has stopped the rain going in into the wall and over here you can see I've done as far as I could reach I don't know if you can even tell but it's basically where the mold isn't unfortunately it hasn't gone away uh if anything you might have got a little bit worse got like drips literally running from the light socket it's it's just found over the course to run and it's along the the probably the trunking for the for the light

hello it's the next day and I think I've had a bit of a breakthrough or a block up which is better so the first thing is we've got a second tower here we can choose right above my head this is how big it looks like now it is a beast and it was not easy to put up it's terrifying being up there I'll take you up there in a moment the other breakthrough was this this is terrible I know I have professional people watching these videos why they want to look out DIY videos after a hard day at work I don't know but it's really good to see you thanks for your comments I got some regular filler it's just some exterior filler and I put it into these gaps where the brick meets the the wall kind of Curves off kind of tapers and the the rain runs down here and what I think's been happening and I think the solution is I just put regular filler in and it was really big storm last night and so you can see that the fillers basically been washed out but crucially I didn't get any water inside the house yesterday the patch is dry so I think this might be the solution I think the whole thing is to just fill up these holes that little Gap there this is just right above where the leak is I think it's just this little Gap here where we rain falls off gathers here I think specifically it's here and then runs to behind the wall I'm at the top of the tower now and this is the crack this is what I thought was giving it a problem but there's no problem there it's completely sealed up and I've painted over it this there and so the painting that I did the other day is good I don't think this is a problem I think the problem is the water running down there and hitting a brick and going inside the wall what am I doing up here but I want to get down I really want to get down I'm just going to paint that little crack there I'm not that comfortable up this High I don't think so I'm at the top here at the very top of the roof and I can't believe I can't believe I'm here filming this to my phone that's why it's shaking I think there's like a stabilization in there so good to see it go and finally one last little job let's have a look at it so I filled this up with filler and um I don't think that's right even though it's external filler so I've got a tube of pointing mortar these are the three holes where the damage all the damage has been made inside of this one this one or this one and I'm just going to fill it with water I've only got one hand so let's put the camera down but I'm going to fill these with more to now I've got a little squeeze into the hole and then I'll finish it off with uh with my trowel which is actually a wallpaper scraper but I'll just push that into the hole and hopefully this is it this is the end of the water running into our house [Music] I did it I think it's done I think it's finally done I think this is finally water tight [Music] it is exactly two weeks later let's go over to the wall and see the damage we've had some really heavy rain oh it's Christmas by the way but we've had some really heavy rain and I'm hoping it comes across on camera quite how dry this is now let me just give it a Rob look all the damp has gone and the plaster has completely dried out and on the original video it didn't show this but the The Damp was trickling down here as well and where it's dried out all the paint is now flaking off which is a it's a really good sign that it's now completely bone dry so there there and down here as well I guess I'll have to paint over what's there once it's completely completely dried out AKA put the job off for another another two months except the exact same problem is happening over here and that's on a whole other video but I've sorted out one of the two leaking problems I am calling this a dad delivers success yes thank you for being awesome and hitting thumbs up button and even the Subscribe button really helps me and right here is another video that YouTube knows you're gonna love

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Finishing L Shape kitchen bench SELF BUILD!

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Friday 29 September 2023

Finishing L Shape kitchen bench SELF BUILD!

It's the FINAL part of my vlogmas how to build an L-shaped bench for the kitchen. Please let it be the last part.
Cleaning off some mould, fixing on the bench side panels with brackets from Amazon, cutting a hole and fitting a double power socket, sewing and upholstering the bench cushions and varnishing the plywood. If you're looking for an L shape dining table seat or chair as a kitchen or living room idea, this might help avoid some mistakes in advance!

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Finishing off our kitchen L-shaped bench... VLOGMAS!


Hello welcome back to the channel
This is the dad delivers Vlog where we try new things to make your family happy and it's usually quite a difficult task that isn't it? 
But today I'm going to be finishing off one job
I've got so many jobs to finish but this is the L-shaped bench
this is an L-shaped bench day and this is vlogmas so yeah we've got some nice snow happening in the background to make us feel all vlogmasy 
But vlogmas hasn't been going well
The idea of vlogmas is to put out a video every day in the run-up to Christmas and I've been... I've been filming every day like a good ‘un and the problem with my channel is that the jobs that I've been doing haven't been finished so I've not been able to release a video
I've got half finished jobs all over the house so we've got insulation for the windows that's going to happen next to get rid of the the cling film 
I've got the the hooks back up but that was a wall of mould so I'm editing that video now so today the one I'm going to finish off is the big one it's down here 
it's the L-shaped bench - the famous L-shaped bench 
let's have a Flash Forward montage and I'm hoping that you're currently seeing me screwing together the sides of the L-shaped bench
I'm hoping there's going to be some varnishing maybe some filling some holes on the side of the bench 
looks nice and Christmas in here but this is going to be a wreck area 
let's move the kitchen table back with all the stuff on it 
let's move that back to reveal where I'm at with the L-shaped bench project and it's not looking quite as good as I'd left it in the other videos
because I don't know if you remember... I started off with building a frame for the L-shaped bench just using stud work and made up a design so that these flat boards could go on the top and that would be our L-shaped bench in the corner 
then the... the... on the last video the... the next stage was to put sides onto the L-shaped bench and I managed to get these bits of plywood
cut them to size and put them on but I had a real problem putting them on with the brackets that I had 
I just had any old brackets and it's sort of okay but they're not bolted on properly 
what I'm hoping to do today - it is three o'clock I want to get this done by five o'clock uh we'll see how that goes but we've got a few jobs to do on this to finish it off 
so since we last saw the L-shaped bench on the video we've had these made! 
my Unstoppable amazing wife built these
I took an Ikea mattress for my son's bed that was from another video - the teen Bed video - and I cut up... well I had to measure the mattress to size which was really difficult because it's... it's squeezy and squashy so you can't really get an accurate measurement on it but I tried anyway and measured it out and then here's some footage of me using a saw I think
I used a saw to cut them up 
this was in sunnier times - it seemed so long ago now but I cut the two bits of mattress into these two seats so then the next difficult bit was to get some kind of cover onto them 
and the way my amazing Unstoppable wife managed to do that was to get our Ikea sewing machine which is useless
it's brand new and it just didn't... it just couldn't cope with this fabric at all so it was a really long job to measure it up, cut it out and then somehow sew the pieces together
it turns out because we love this fabric but it turns out that it's quite thick and the sewing machine couldn't cope so we had to get these special like denim needles - the bigass needles that could cope better with the fabric 
anyway managed to get them together and the... the pads look amazing 
followed some instructions on... there's some useful YouTube videos out there 
I also want to fill these holes and somehow family proof it because already look all our heels... oh hello Casper! hello!
um our feet and heels and dust and mess and food are going all over them so I want to find a way of protecting them 
oh one more big job I've got to somehow get power out because we've got two power points that are blocked in by the L-shaped bench so I'm going to somehow bring power to the outside 
yeah that's a 2 hour job isn't it?!
this is absolutely disgusting - have a look at this - so ah, I just left the board on loose at the back and it's warped 
but because it's the coolest part of the room look at it! 
it's just revolting - the mould - we have got mould everywhere in this house! 
look at it! just disgusting so now I've got to clean the board 
I'm hoping if I varnish it then we won't have this kind of a problem but oh my goodGod this is a toxic health hazard
I have put a face mask on now because the spores just go everywhere and look at it
it's just covered in mould 
I use this Milton sterilizing fluid - you know the stuff that you use when the kids were were babies 
this stuff - I don't know if it's the right stuff for mould but every time I've used this and I've cleaned a lot of mould from the house recently
it has not come back when I've used Milton sterilizing fluid on the patch of mould so I'm now oh my goodness just getting it everywhere 
but I'm just getting it on the cloth... on the board trying to remove as much mould as possible without disturbing it too much and watching it go poof into the air 
the little black clouds of mould spores
this is death liquid to the mould 
if you know a better way of removing mould then please leave it in the comments below but this stuff has just been perfect for the mould that I've wanted to eradicate 
I've got a second board behind the other L-shaped bench 
I don't think I can use this it's just too small but I better clean the mould off before I put it in the garage or something
and while the benches are out we're going to take this opportunity to swap this really expensive power socket for this one! 
a white one - I’m hoping we'll be able to use the silver one on the outside later on 
I'll just do this now just that I've got it
the next thing that I'm going to do is put wood filler into these screw holes 
I've got this stuff off Amazon and I'll just scrape it on 
and if I do it now hopefully it will dry before I put the varnish on 
so here I am spreading it in and just using the the trowel - the wallpaper scraper - to keep it off off the edge of the holes
I'm only doing it on the screw holes that you can see on the outside I won't bother doing the ones behind because you know I'm a Craftsman 
and now something I've wanted to do since the last video 
I'm now using these really nice brackets that I got from Amazon 
I'm just using them to make the panels on the side lie a bit more flush with the stud 
it's really difficult getting the power tools in between the stud work to try and get them in but these are much easier to do than the L-shaped brackets that I was trying to do last time 
so I think they're going to look really good as well 
even though you can't see them on the inside
this is a really dicey moment now I'm trying to fit the power socket onto the end of the shorter bench and to do that ah I took so long to fit these exactly
the first step is to measure out the power socket and to try to centre it
and it's difficult to judge because I've got a lot of stuff at the back of the socket that needs to be accommodated by this hole 
so the hole can't be too big otherwise there'll be a gap and it'll fall through 
and it can't be too small because it needs to be big enough to accommodate all the socketry at the back of the socket so I'm taking it my best guess with my pencil measuring it out 
and now the scary scary bit
I'm drilling holes in the edges of where I think the cutout's going to go
and once I've drilled these holes through I've then got a space for the jigsaw blade to get in and I can now carve out this middle 
this is too late now this is either it, or very much not it 
but I'm going to cut out this centre section here and hope that the double power socket fits 
it goes through and yes!
it fits it's a perfect fit 
it looks like it can sit on there
I’ll have a box behind it as well and hopefully that will grip and hold the power socket in place
it's time to sand down the the filler now 
it's not quite dry but I'll just take off the big bumps and edges just to flatten it down a bit and get ready for the next step that's coming
and now what do you think leave a comment below 
I've got to coat these with something to protect it from our... you know our boots just kicking up against it when we're sitting down there
do I use protective oil or do I use wood varnish ah!
I don't know why I'd much prefer to oil these 
I'm going to have to go with the varnish because of the scuff marks 
it just feels like this is more of a protective seal 
I'm going to Varnish them and we'll just see how we'll go with that 
this now is the job that I'm absolutely dreading
yep it's starting to Varnish and I have never varnished before in my life
I'm reading the instructions I know I've got to do two to three coats and I've got to leave an hour between each coat 
and I'm also painting with the grain rather than Against the Grain even though it's plywood 
it's really hard work because it's... the benches are filthy and I've cleaned them as best as I can 
I don't think it's good enough so I keep picking up fluff but I'm managing to to get the varnish on without making too much of a state of it
I'm doing the obvious bits that you can see, and the obvious bits that’ll get kicked by our shoes while we're sitting on the L-shaped bench 
but I'm also now thinking well maybe I should be doing the backs because if I do the back of the bench, then it won't get wet and it won't get mouldy 
so now I'm painting inside and I honestly thought I could do the whole bench with one tin and look I've used the whole lot so I've put a second and third coat on the really obvious bits that you can see
oh and I forgot! I forgot to paint the the stuff that we sit on
the two Furniture panels that I cut to sit on, which is the actual top part of the bench
yeah I've got to do a good job with these because these benches take a bit of a pounding from our delicate behinds 
have a look at this! it's now 11 o'clock - five to eleven - the whole family have gone to bed 
I've been doing this for eight hours or... I had something to eat and I had to recharge the camera a couple of times but I've been at this for eight hours 
but it's okay because I've got everything varnished 
I've even managed to fit properly a nice box and a little extension lead for the power sockets 
what I'm going to do now - let’s speed this up - I’m going to reassemble the boxes... the two benches I'm gonna bring them together and I've also got to find a way of kind of bolting them together
I thought I could keep them loose but over time they just drift apart
they're like tectonic plates - they want to make their own way!
I think I've figured out a way to fix them together and I'm just going to Loosely screw them together just so they hold hold tight and don't drift across the kitchen while we sit on them
I'm calling this a Dad delivers success! 
let me leave you with some beauty shots
I'll try and shoot it from as many angles but I think this is pretty much the end of the L-shaped bench project 
I am really pleased with how these have turned out
it just looks really inviting it's covered by the table so you never get to see the work that went into this 
the hours... but I think we've we've managed to make some storage and make a nice soft area for the corner of the room
I have no idea what we're going to do about the mould
I think we're gonna have to get some kind of dehumidifier for the kitchen or something
anyway if you've got any comments... are you having a go at this?
please leave a comment and... and don't forget the previous two videos are down in the description - if you've got to this point thank you for being so awesome by hitting that thumbs up button or even the Subscribe button and right here is what YouTube thinks you want to be watching next! can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers just click on his face thanks bye! Alright this is going to be the proper one right?

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London day trip to see Christmas lights at night in Oxford Street

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Thursday 28 September 2023

London day trip to see Christmas lights at night in Oxford Street

This is another one of our family day trips to London with no plan... on a Sunday in the lead up to Christmas! And another vlogmas video... I have no idea if I can keep this up beyond 4 days. We take you along with us to London's South Bank, Royal Festival Hall, the Microsoft Store Gamers Lounge, John Lewis, the Christmas Lights in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street, some buses, Muji and Wagamama. What a Day Trip!

Come see London's Christmas Lights in 50x 10 sec clips! Vlogmas!


Hello, welcome back to the channel
it's vlogmas which means I'm still trying to get one video out every day don't think I'm gonna do it but anyway this is the Dad Delivers Vlog where I try to make
your family happy today we're here in uh London's London and
I'm not a big fan of family Vlogs you know where they have like really saccharine music and the family all looking happy so I'm gonna do something different with this one to make it easier on you I'm just gonna share five seconds of as many things as possible um we'll bolt that together with some with
some nice and innocuous music bed [Music]
So the trick with a day trip to London with the kids is to get some food in them as quickly as possible [Music] so we're starting the... the trip with some steak and chips
we can go into the South Bank Centre for toilets now
Okay I have changed it slightly we're going to share our day with 50 10 second
Clips so it's the 10 second clips now
We’re now in trafalgar square.
Hey Joe, there’s this really funny clip where the blue Peter presenter drops the star from the top of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square we'll have to watch that when we get home
Let’s get this one - guys it’s this one!
hi thanks
I've just leaned on something and I got it on my jacket but it's a good job but um it could be worse.
getting off here in Regent street [Music]
this is Regent Street we get off here the Christmas lights aren't on yet so we're gonna go here first
the Microsoft store to the gaming Lounge
so I think we are minutes away from the lights going on in Oxford Street and Regent Street
so we're gonna go over there to John Lewis
It’s like 3:35, we’ve got about 20 minutes
left - the lights have come on!
But I’m going to look at those properly in a minute because we’re gonna go to Muji now before they close.
I’m gonna look at me some expensive Japanese clothing it's another photo opportunity
this might have to be a time lapse
just in there here we go
okay so we're not enjoying this so much because it's a bit too crowded uh too many people doing vlogmas videos oh that’s a bit too much so we’ve got to now persuade mum and daughter
to go to Chinatown
downtown to Chinatown
but I don't think they're going to go for it do you downtown Chinatown
no they won't
me and the boy have now come over to here which is Computer Exchange in Rathbone place
So we’re in wagamama now for the edamame
but I'm not sure we got up to uh 50 10 second
videos there but I hope you could live vicariously
with us 10 seconds at a time
I'll leave you with these lovely Christmas
lights and traffic noises of regent street
[Music and noise]

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How to make an IKEA makeup shelf

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Wednesday 27 September 2023

How to make an IKEA makeup shelf

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This was made a long time ago and never released, sharing it now as a Vlogmas treat.
Putting up this IKEA Mosslanda as a makeup shelf... and throwing in hanging up a mirror as well. This ikea hack bedroom idea is tiny but has a big impact in a dull corner.

Making THIS makeup shelf with IKEA Mosslanda and a mirror VLOGMAS!


hello how do you put up this an Ikea Mosslanda art shelf there it is on the Ikea website in my country but I was wondering can you use this art shelf as a makeup shelf well I wasn't wondering my long-suffering wife was wondering and she's been waiting about two months with this just sat on the floor for a while so I'm going to do it now in under eight minutes by the way hello my name's Neil and if you're new to the channel this is my Ikea dad Vlog where I try to actually use the Ikea products that we've bought sometimes it's it's quicker than others now I've used this as another shelf before over in the bathroom here this is what it looks like it didn't last very well the Shelf works okay for a while but water got into it and yeah it didn't look too good towards the end but I'm hoping that with all the dry substances here I'm hoping that this will last just a little bit longer I think this is going to be a long job so I'm going to see if I can get through this in under eight minutes flat
let me show you what it looked like
okay so to make it look better so I'm going to put up a mirror that isn't from Ikea but we're going to just try and dress it and make it look nice but I am going to use these Ikea steps to do it just to get a bit of height [Music] thank you
[Music] so that's it the mosslanda art shelf up as a makeup Shelf
I'm trying to get to 1000 subscribers so that YouTube will pay me for these videos so if you can take me one step closer thanks for being awesome and right here is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face, thanks bye! how was that [Music]

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How to DIY fix a garage ROOF

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Tuesday 26 September 2023

How to DIY fix a garage ROOF

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How do you repair a leak in a flat roof? Is there a tar or bitumen that you can pour on to fix a roof letting in rain water? If you get some on Amazon, will it stop the rain running in?
I try to answer all of these by getting onto our garage concrete flat roof, and use a liquid roofing compound to stop a really bad leak. Can I weatherproof it in time for the Winter???

How to DIY fix a whole garage ROOF?!


So I’m trying to work out a way to show you the leak I’ve got in my garage roof. 
We thought we could do this like some kind of Mr Beast video. 
I’m not sure Mr Beast would do a video about fixing a garage roof. 
So the problem’s in here - the problem’s just up here where I get... 
I don't know if you just heard that, but the 40 inch television has arrived.
I... I thought it was a scam! It's a scam! It's just yeah... we won something on Lidl... 
I honestly thought that was a scam. 
Okay sorry about that Interruption. Anyway I've got water coming into the... the concrete garage and it drips. When it rains heavily it drips there, and it just runs down onto what... we've kind of tried to clear the area.
But look, probably see there's water in there from the last shower. We have to empty it out all the time. 
So the plan is this: I want to show you the leak um so I'm going to put my son on the roof with a watering can to show you... So I sent my son up because I'm trying to keep him off the console. Right, so here's the watering can - there you go. 
Woah, it's gonna fall on me! It's gonna fall on me! 
Well done. Uh just where that crack is, if you just did put a little bit in... 
So this is the roof. Usually the... the drip is about here. Right there you go. That's enough thanks! 
Great can you see it? Oh it's going everywhere. Yeah that's enough. Joe don't do any more! 
So today I'm going to try and fix that.
This is the Dad Delivers Vlog where I try and do something new every day and today I'm going to try to repair my garage roof. 
And to do that I got this from Amazon - not this - we got THIS! 
It's just arrived. Can you pull the Box?
So this is called all-weather Roofing compound. 
It's got all kinds of names on Amazon - uh tar - roof tar 
I did a search on bitumen - bitumen!
And it came up with this all-weather Roofing compound.
I have no idea if this is the right stuff for my concrete roof.
Obviously I'm worried this is going to be a big mess and it's not going to work and oh I'm also worried that I'm going to fall off this ladder. 
I've got a camera set up there so let's see how this goes. Got a screwdriver, whoa! 
Now I feel like I've got to pour it in the hole but it says in the instructions to use a brush.
There's not much point putting it on the concrete... 
[Music] Have to put it in... where the tar has failed. 
I'm trying to make it go Blobby on where the felt meets the concrete roof. 
Definitely going to need a couple of coats. 
So I’m alright on this side - that already looks like it will dry and seal it. 
I need something to stop it dribbling down
So the patch is repaired. I think.
I just need the tar to dry in the sunshine - do the can up - and wait for the next thunderstorm.
It is 11 o'clock at night.
It is really heavy thunderstorms - I don't know if you can see this, I don't even know if you can hear me, but I've left it for about a week.
I think it's nearer two weeks and I just want to see if the first bitumen layer has held. Let's have a look oh no! 
It's coming through. In fact I think it's coming through worse than it was before. 
Oh man. Look at the buckets - the bucket is already full, let's empty this. 
So I think I'm going to need to majorly rethink this. 
I don't know what else I can do - um apart from putting more buckets up. 
I mean it just looks worse I think, if anything.
It might be because we lifted the... the roof to paint it properly.
It's just exposed more of it to the... to the Rain.
Yeah the... the treatment didn't work so I'm gonna have to do it again.
It's now October so we're now six months on from starting this project, and that tin has been on the roof for the entire summer. 
Today's literally the very last day where the weather's like this - it's now rain from now till next year, so I've got to do this today!
I don't know what I'm going to do differently but I do know that I'm going to ruin this watering can and this brush and maybe another brush as well if that's too stiff.
I've got a camera up here in my daughter's bedroom, so I'm gonna stick this out the window you'll be able to see me on the Roof 
Oh do it all over again. I'm gonna have to pour more on, a lot more. 
I think my biggest worry is that I'm going to make a really big mess. 
It's the trouble with doing DIY when the whole family's out. Something terrible happens... it's gonna be a while before they come back...
I know the leak or the hole in the roof covering is around here somewhere. 
I just have no idea where!
Sort of hoping that I could see somewhere obvious that needs fixing, but to me all of this needs fixing! 
I think it's here somewhere.
Let's open up the can of tar. 
It's still looking good after six months of not being used and I'm trying something different this time. I'm pouring it all over the roof to act like the puddles of rainwater. 
If this leaks in, hopefully the tar will follow the path that the water follows except this time it will fill the holes causing the leak. But I need to be sure I'm spreading it around as much as possible. 
I’m using the broom to brush it around and fill every possible hole and crack that's causing the leak. 
I'm also kind of pushing it away from the edge so it doesn't just run off the side of the building. 
It's a bit messy and it's very hit or miss. I think that I'm going to need to put a lot more on.
This is how I'm leaving it on the roof.
I've let the liquid pool in the same areas that the rainwater goes and just hoping now that it will dry before the next rain storm comes. 
Big time Jump - it’s a few days later and this is our first storm since sealing the roof. 
I don't know if you can see the rain, it's about to break my very expensive camera. 
It is quite heavy. Let's go inside - M.O.T. - moment of truth. 
Let's see if the roof has held.
This was the light that it was dripping from before.
I can't see anything at all. 
I think I've completely done it!
I'm calling this a dad delivers success! 
That is amazing. I'm so pleased because usually these buckets would be dripping and they'd be they'd be full, but look... it’s completely empty. Not a drop! 
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Making our hallway WARMER for winter

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Monday 25 September 2023

Making our hallway WARMER for winter

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HELLO! ANOTHER DIY home improvement video around the house: this time some entrance hallway ideas... Or one idea. Our walls get really cold, so been dreaming of this idea to panel the walls with MDF, so they aren't super cold and grow mould underneath the coats on hooks.

Can I get the MDF panelling cut to size and put up on the walls?? Will they fit above and below the dado rail?  How many coats can we get up there??? 

Making our hallway WARMER for winter!


oh oh no just hit that
I'm taking a chunk out of the... I'll have to fix...
hello I'm Neil, welcome back to the channel this is the dad delivers Vlog where I try new things to make your family happy and oh today I'm trying to make the family happy by making them warmer... come closer 
I've got uh... I've been putting this off for two years 
I've got this really lunatic idea and I'm not sure how it's gonna work or if it's going to work but let's... let's just do it and see what happens
we're gonna make the hallway warm for this winter 
wherever you're watching this around the world you would have seen the headlines you know how energy prices are going up
it's funny but the standing charge has also gone up by a lot which has got nothing to do with wholesale Energy prices it's... it's almost as if the whole system is skewed against us but I'm going to change that with nine millimetres of MDF and I'm going to do it here so this is... Welcome to our hallway 
this wall is really cold it's really super cold and we need some coat hooks up on it but the trouble is when we put coats on the wall this is what happens 
I've got some coat hooks down here almost to... to demonstrate 
it's not so bad now but this gets really mouldy
the cold air would come in through the door but it also would hit this wall which is a really super cold and then moisture would build up and it would basically just... just go mouldy and black
we even had to remove the wallpaper because it got so bad so this is the plan because it flash forwards to some of the steps ahead 
I've got some MDF and the plan is to put the MDF up on the wall to keep the wall warm 
sorry, there's a bit of noise in the background because my son's doing some baking so sorry about the the drilling noises
let's get started 
first thing I need to do is to measure around the... well, the bit of wall that I want to cover which is fairly straightforward but I want to keep it above this dado rail 
can you see it's like this bulky rail in the middle here so I'm going to have one piece of MDF sitting on top of that
the other problem that I've got is that I have to get around these bits of wall
the wall isn't even and I've got this nice kind of wooden... I don't know what you'd call it... architrave? 
basically where the door meets the wall it's got some nice curly bits in which means I've got to cut exactly around those and then it's off to our favourite place, B&Q the DIY Superstore 
uh this is this is us on a nicer day than today and we went looking for the perfect piece of wood 
now probably I know... I know what you're saying: why don't you put plasterboard up? 
but I can't plaster the whole wall and I don't really want to do the entire you know... all the way up the stairs as well
B&Q have got me covered it seems this MDF 
I've gone for the 9mm thick version I went to my favourite part of the store 
It's featured on this channel I think for the fourth time now the uh the B&Q cutting service uh gave the the guy the... the exact dimensions that I wanted to the millimetre 
I'm not sure how that's going to work out because the walls aren't straight and the measurement on one side isn't the same on the other but I've given it my best shot and here they are cutting up all the bits of wood that we need
happily it's all here in the hallway 
I've had this idea for about two years I don't know how it's going to go 
the first thing that I need to do which is I... I think it's quite hard is that I've got to measure these weird wobbly bits and I've got to kind of draw them onto the MDF 
now I've got a tool that can help... help me draw odd corners 
Aww copyright music - quick! run very quickly we've got Radio 2 playing 
let's have a look in the garage
I've got this tool that is used for measuring flooring - it's to measure odd bits around flooring 
I think it's in this box I'm going to reach in and see if I can get it ah yes 
now it's this thing here and look if you hold it up against the irregular surface it kind of measures it for you
you can draw... you can use it 
I think it's supposed to be for flooring to get you around with bits of skirting and door frames
whoa that didn't sound good 
time to run through the copyright music playing in the background 
oh [Music] next I'll clear the area out and you can't see it down here look 
I've got all these coats to get rid of so I'll just move them to over here 
let's get the coat hooks off
this is a sad time because these are our only coat hooks in the hallway - once these are gone I've got to go through with this plan and get lots more coat hooks up
next I'll cover the table in the dog blanket to stop the MDF from getting wet
now I'm just laying out the wood and measuring up the big chunk that I need to cut out but let's go indoors now for the... the tricky part - so I've got my weird shape measuring tool and I'm just going to push it in just to get this shape for the curve that I need to cut in
that's as far in as it will go - now I can use this on the MDF and use it to cut the right shape
now I'm using the jigsaw to knock out the bit that I think will be missing and this is a bit of a guess because it's all based on my rough drawing 
but before I can put it up I need to clear this area here 
I've made a whole video about this bus blind
I'll put it on screen now and in the description 
it is very dear to me this was the bus that I used to get to school sometimes uh I don't know why I've got it in the hallway but I just like it
Moment of Truth here we go I'll just hold it up here - slide it in and that bottom doesn't work
it's going to be messy but I'm going to... I'm going to cut a piece off here and hope that I don't ruin it 
let's lift it into place and see what happens
it's hitting the dado rail at the bottom but I think this is going to work
I'm going to take off a few millimetres at the bottom which is a shame because that's the straightest stage and the one that you see 
I - N - E - it's never easy
I probably need a straighter line to cut on this one so I've taken the wood outside
I'm going to do it on the table - this could go very wrong
let's slide it in - oh yes that's it... it fits - I'm calling this a Dad delivers... not yet, not yet 
we'll hold with the success what I need to do now is to somehow fix it to the wall 
I'm doing that by marking in the corners maybe one in the middle just to keep it flush with the wall 
this might involve a lot of drilling but I'm drilling holes - kind of pilot holes for where I want the screws to go
I don't want them too close to the edge because they'll split the MDF
hopefully I've got six clean marks - yes - new drill bit
the masonry drill bit, I hope this works

I think I'm going to use my corded drill because it might just give me just that bit more power and I'll put in a rawlplug as well oh please go in please go in yes 
this wired hammer drill has just a bit more oomph than my battery power drill 
it feels like a bit of a luxury having two drills and I actually preferred the battery one because it's more portable but sometimes you need just a bit more muscle to get through these really old hard walls 
in goes the last wall plug oh I've just done the last one I knew it! 
let's try this time - boom - there you go
tricky part, I've got to make sure that the screws line up with all of those holes
oh oh no just hit that I'm taking a chunk out of the... I'll have to fix that next! 
Moment of Truth now I'm going to screw the board onto the wall 
I'm gonna find the screw holes and just fingers crossed the screws make the the wall plugs in the right place
it works it works! 
it's not a dad delivers success though I've got a small problem 
I don't know whether to let it go what do you think - what would you do - leave me a comment or a thumbs up if you reach this point
so the whole idea was that it would be countersunk so that has gone in that's great and I can cover that with filler and it'll be invisible 
this one is almost flush, won't go any further
this one is just sticking out I... I can't let that lie, and it's the most prominent one as well
I think ah it's always that time of the DIY isn't it?
the perfectionism 
It... but it's okay as it is
what should I do? 
I'm gonna do it 
I have this special drill bit that it kind of drills a little bit of a hole in the... the... the base of the thing so that the screw head goes underneath the surface 
it gives it a little bit of a dig
take this screw out 
and now I'll get the drill bit with the countersink here 
oh I hope this doesn't ruin it
I mean really I should have done this before I put it on the wall there we go you can see there's like a little Groove there and then put the screw back in here we go
did it
I am really happy with this it... it might not look like much but to me this is warmth
this means there won't be any mould here so I don't know if you can see that the... all the screws are now countersunk after I threw a tizz and redid them, but now I'm going to get the bus blind back into position 
I think I need to readjust the screws for that to work and then work out how I do the coat hooks 
I'm drawing a line where I want the middle of the coat hooks to be so I'm now using a wooden drill bit - the thinnest wooden drill bit that I've got to Mark out the holes for the hooks 
I think this is going to work and now that means I can just screw the coat hooks into place using those pilot holes
they seem to be going in really easily yeah let me try this let me go click click click this is one more click that's how it's done


oh no no the drill bit snapped! oh no oh this could be really really bad 
I mean I've spaced them out perfectly so if I can't put a screw in there I can't have them in this Arrangement I've got to get that drill bit out 
oh I knew there's something to go wrong 
these are the pliers that I'm going to use and it's why I wear the glasses as well anyway let's see if these work
Please, please, please work yes

I got it okay uh what am I gonna use now I'm going to use what I probably should have used in the first place which is a... a masonry bit which is a bit stronger but these snap all the time as well 
It's done! 
okay this is so satisfying for the first time in a long time we've finally got some coat hooks 
not just coat hooks but we've got two rows and that means there's a hook for each of us and this second row could be there for bags and dog leads and who knows what else 
but hopefully the wall of coats and clinging to two or three hooks is over 
they've got somewhere here in the hallway
that was a pretty good day 
it took a day but it was worth it
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Epic hack for my teen's IKEA bed: cool LIGHT SWITCH in headboard!

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Sunday 24 September 2023

Epic hack for my teen's IKEA bed: cool LIGHT SWITCH in headboard!

This is an epic IKEA hack for my son's wooden Neiden bed. We fit this really cool illuminated on-off switch INTO the headboard to control the bedside lamp! It's 12V and lights up when the lamp is switched on, or can be set to light up by itself without controlling the lamp.

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Clip-on bedside lamp:

Epic hack for my teen's IKEA bed: cool LIGHT SWITCH in headboard!


Does it work? Heh! Okay, hey, oh, that's so cool! Hello, come and have a look at this. We have embedded this really cool light-up switch into this IKEA bed for my teenage son. When you switch it on, it lights up, or if I flip a switch here, you can just light it up by yourself. This is the Dad Delivers Vlog, where we try new things to make your family happy, and the new thing I'm trying today is to fit a cool light switch to my son's bed. This is an Ikea Neiden bed, a wooden bed, but you could probably do this with any old bed. This is how the bed looks before we start drilling into it. It's a classic Ikea clip-on bed lamp, the Navlinge LED clamp spotlight, and this is the wooden headboard that we're drilling into. It's an Ikea Neiden or Neiden bed, I think it's strong enough to take the switch. I've already marked up in pencil where we want the light-up switch to go, but we have a problem. The switch is really deep, but the headboard is too thick to screw the switch from behind and hold it in place. You can see the metal thread on the side doesn't quite make it through, and we need that to put the nut on which holds it steady in place from behind.
Let's just start destroying the bed with my power drill. This flat drill bit is the exact size of the light-up light switch, so hopefully, this will all fit. And then there's no hole there. So can you keep going really gently until I say stop? Okay, we want to drill just up to the point where the drill bit hits the other side, then pull it out, and I'll show you why, because on the other side, there is this pilot hole here that shows the middle for the bigger drill bit. We are going to use a bigger drill bit from behind to clear some wood out so that we can screw the switch to the headboard. And I need this hole to show me where the centre is. None of this will work out properly, unfortunately, but this is what we're trying. You can only centre it with that pin, so if I drilled all the way through, this wouldn't have anything to guide it, so we're just going to do a small about half the depth that you did before. Okay, already I can see here that we've got the drill turning the wrong way around, which doesn't help, but it turns out that's the last of my worries.
Let's just start the hole. I'll hold the bed. Don't let it slip. I'm now losing the pilot hole that was guiding the other side. I probably wouldn't do it this way again, and we're about to hit an even bigger problem. Can you see what it is? Maybe a bit more. Turns out this drill bit isn't big enough for the screw nut anyway, so now we've moved to the other side, we can finish off the hole. That terrible noise you can hear is the drill bit hitting the metal bolt that's holding the headboard and the bed together. You can see it on the side there, plain as day, but it takes me a very long time to work this out. Oh, um, I just wanted... it might be hitting. It's not hitting. It's not hitting the metal. I thought... I thought... I forgot this. This is actually holding it in, isn't it? Yep, but I still have another go to confirm it anyway, even though it's really obvious. We can see it, hear it, and more and more, I can even feel the bolt in there. I think there might be a screw there. I can see it. Oh, God. Yeah, it's the screw, isn't it? Oh, Joe, that's a fail. Oh, that's a big fat fail. I did not even think about that. I'm so sorry. Okay, so we didn't realize that we've hit a screw, and you can actually see the screw there. We didn't realize that it's hit this screw, and this screw is quite an important structural thing. We've now got to remove the screw and see if we can replace the screw with something. It's just taken out. Can actually see it go out. Fantastic. So we'll carry on. Oh, it's held in place, though. Yeah, it might be okay without any screw. So we're gonna... we can continue to drill the hole now. It should go through. The problem here is that we've lost the small pilot hole that was guiding the drill bit through the hole in a very straight line. It's now kind of going all over the place, which really doesn't help. So I'm going to go from the other side now. Let's keep trying, but without that clean pilot hole, I'm sort of making the hole a big wibbly-wobbly line that I hope the front of the switch will be able to cover, that's if I don't make too much of a mess. The other guide hole's gone really wrong, isn't it? Let's just push on through to the other side and see what we've got at the end of it. I can feel the drill is straying and hitting the top part of the headboard there, but I need to clear out this wood to be able to get the barrel of the switch in here.
Okay, so get the switch. Lay the switch in. See if it fits. Yeah, I can put some filler in the side there. Wait. And the nut will hold it in place as well. So what we can do now is put the nut on, hold it in place, and then we can put some filler in that hole where it's slipped... I'm not entirely convinced about this, but I can't undo this hole that we've drilled now anyway. Look at the mess I'm making now, just anything it takes to clear the area around the hole so that the nut can grip the switch on the other side and hold it in place. I'm just clearing some space, but I probably shouldn't be using the drill for this. I should probably be getting the chisel out if I could find it. These drill bits are bigger than the one that's the exact size of the switch, but it isn't really big enough to clear an area for the nut, and without the pilot hole to guide it, look at it. It's just slipping and chipping all over the place. I'll give it one last go and hope that it clears enough wood to hold the back of the switch. What a mess. Is it there now? We can cut into the cord for the IKEA bed lamp. Don't worry. The lead is unplugged, and we've left enough to be able to move the lamp around the headboard once it's all screwed in. That's it.
And yes, I am using my nail clippers to strip the wire and get it ready to screw into the cord grip. Now we're cutting this terminal block of cord grips to wire the switch. We'll need three in a row for all the connections that we'll need to light it up. And now we can screw in the cables. This is running at slow voltage, 12 volts, so if we do muck it up, fingers crossed it won't be too much of a catastrophe. This is how the wiring looks like at the back of the bed. It goes into this blue loom that you can disconnect from the switch, which is really helpful. We've followed the wiring instructions from the Amazon listing. You can wire the switch to light up when it's on or off or for it to be always on or always off. 
And then plug it in. 
Plug it in. 
Moment of truth. 
It's all in. Does it work? Hey, oh, that's so cool! What do you think? I am calling this a Dad Delivers success! 
Yeah, high five!
We are now screwing the terminal block out of the way behind the headboard here. This will keep all the wiring out of sight and nice and tidy so no cables can get pulled out of place. There you go. I think I did slow. And then it will push the thing down. There you go, perfect. That's it. Wow, that looks pretty good. I really like how this is looking, and this switch is still on the cable. We can tuck this behind the headboard too to control the power to the light-up light switch. Just some final taps to hold this in place, and I think we're done. This is how the final thing looks from behind the bed before we push it back against the wall and hide everything forever. And somehow we managed to make all of this work. That's how it looks from behind. This is how it looks now, and my son, I think, really loves this. He loves the flexibility of being able to turn it on and off without having to reach behind the bedpost to try and find the switch each time. If you've made it to this point of the video, thank you for watching and hitting the thumbs up or the subscribe button. It really helps us to keep this channel going. And right here is something that YouTube knows that you're going to love watching next.

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How we treat mould in our hallway

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How we treat mould in our hallway

Finished putting up the MDF in our hallway to made our house warmer... and even blocked up our letterbox. Then the mould came back. Pretty instantly. Biggest mistake was not painting it. 

So time to take down the coat hooks and panels, paint the sections individually and see if they will go back into the screw holes. 
This is a dicey operation because the screws and panels have to go back pretty accurately... 


The mould is back in our hallway!



hello welcome back to the dad delivers Vlog where we try new things to make your family happy and today our Calamity something has gone very very wrong with our hallway it's a Saturday morning a family or in various rooms watching various platforms but I'm stuck in the hallway to look at this now this doesn't look like much because I've just spent about 20 minutes cleaning mould off the walls with this about a month ago I released this video where I spent a very very long time trying to make this hallway warmer by putting up sheets of MDF onto the cold walls and I thought that if I covered the walls with MDF it would make the walls warmer and so condensation wouldn't hit the walls and become mouldy that's that's what I thought a very kind viewer left me this comment to say that's great but don't forget MDF acts like a complete sponge you're gonna have to paint it to avoid it getting moldy and I really appreciated the comments and I knew I'd get around to it but Manana Manana I just didn't think it was that urgent and within about two weeks this happened it is about two or three weeks after I put up the panels and look look what's happened the worst the absolute worst that could have happened has happened oh let's put a light on it ah so we had some coats and bags hung up here and this is what happened it's just disgusting this is mould right in the corner and on the side there hi Casper and a little bit of mold up in that corner the whole lower wall just turned into a wall of mold look at it just green furry the exact opposite of what I wanted to happen happened and also what was really confusing was that there used to be well there is a letter box there and I thought that's where the cold air was coming in so I've blocked it up thinking that will stop the cold draft as well as insulating the walls just didn't work at all maybe it's because it's the hallway it's just that corner of the house doesn't have much air circulation certainly doesn't get any heat and oh it's just revolting let's take off all the coat hooks now I'm just gonna oh it took so long to line these up so hopefully getting them on a second time won't be quite so bad I managed to get eight coat hooks up so down come the eight coat hooks and before I take off this board of MDF I've got what six screws to take off I'm going to Future proof this now over here I've got to stop this boing boing so I'm going to drill a pilot hole through the MDF and into the walls so that when the MDF comes off the wall I'll be able to drill a seventh hole it took me a very long time to line up all of these screws and get them in at the at the right angle all six of them in exactly the right place and like I say I literally have no idea that I'll ever be able to get this board back on into place again if it is it's curtains well not curtains but no MDF I think I'm gonna have to go to B&Q and buy a brand new board and start again here I am painting the panels of MDF in just a regular Emulsion it's the uh it's the color of the rest of the walls I have no idea whatsoever if this will actually waterproof the boards and stop the mould from growing again or stop the boards from soaking up moisture which will then grow the mould but I'm doing it anyway because I haven't got anything else that I can do this is my only last ditch option and it might very well not work what's frustrating with this is that I've got to do two coats and even then I don't know if it's going to protect the boards from what I need to protect it from I'm going to take down the other ones now look this is literally in the last week look what happens it's grown back so I'm going to wipe this off with more yet more sterilizing fluid and then I need to take these off and get them painted so here's the mould on the other side of the of the board look at it ah it's even worse than it was before [Music]

and then difficult step two is that I've got to put them back up on the walls but I've got to find the exact spot with the with the screws which is it's got to be really precise and it is really difficult finding the holes because they can Wiggle from left to right I have no leeway either way with this there we go they're all up my goodness that was my worst bit I mean basically DIY is just covering up stuff isn't it it's just getting stuff to cover up other stuff in your home this probably shows how big the problem I've got look at this look how rusted it is look that's how much water has happened it just in the last few weeks the completely rusted these were brand new so I'm gonna put the the super Rusty ones on the bottom row I'll put the nice ones at the top the ones we can actually see and I'll just screw these in they just they're just being held up by the MDF the screws sort of going through to the wall a little bit but just enough to hold the hooks up at least I've got guide holes this time round I'm not having to measure it all out and plan it all out it really is just putting the hooks back on the wall I am calling this that Dad delivers success whoa is this something you would attempt is there anything you're doing in your hallway I'd love to know leave me a comment down below and right here is some other stuff that I've done and probably what happens next can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers just click on his face thanks bye all right this is gonna be the proper one right?

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How to clean washing machine filter or clothes dryer filters

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Saturday 23 September 2023

How to clean washing machine filter or clothes dryer filters

Here's how we clean our washing machine and tumble dryer filters.
I'm sure your washer and dryer are different makes but hope the principles are the same to help you get yours emptied before it seizes up!
I force our washing machine filter open to rinse it out and as a bonus move over to the tumble dryer fluff filter and condenser.

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[No, you don’t!] 
Hello I'm Neil, this is the dad delivers Vlog where I try something new every day - every video - to try and make your family happy. 
This is a dull one, you're gonna help me with this aren't you? 
Because this is a job that I've put off for years. 
Basically that I do the jobs that you and I are putting off around the house, so that you can live vicariously through my sometimes occasionally doing stuff... is this... 
It's down here, so the first thing we've got to do is clear the washing. 
Obviously we're not going to do the washing! 
I want to get to that flap down there. 
Alright so we need uh we need a tray for this. 
What we're going to do, we are going to empty the filter. We'll clean the filter for the washing machine. 
I need a tray. 
Why are we doing it? Because if it gets blocked up we'll have to call the washing machine engineer man but it could be any gender but it is usually a man who comes around.
So I put the tray down: this is to stop any leaks. 
Can I, can I show you how to do it because... ow! Yeah you might need to do this one day. 
We might need to avoid this job one day. 
In the future they won't have this. 
Well this is true. In the... in the Elon Musk future with Tesla Cars and things.
Right so can you push it up so it really does go across the front? 
Right the first thing we need to do is can you work out how to get the flap... oh you know how to do it?! 
Well done, oh wow! Well you did that really quickly! 
So you just pull the thing down, let it drain out. 
Obviously your washing machine is going to be different from ours but this will show you the basic principles of how to clean a filter and it might inspire you to have a go. 
Okay, that looks... that looks right so now can you work out a way to open that so that it comes out? 
What do you mean? 
Well you either close it up and turn it anti-clockwise or you turn it anti-clockwise like that. 
Right so I think if you do this... this might be a short video. 
Why don’t you just rip it off and see what happens? 
Oh maybe -- hey that's not a bad idea! 
I told you. 
Good idea, right okay, but I'm not sure... but I'm not sure what we want to do is turn it so it comes out. 
I'll do it with force okay here we go... Use two hands...
Can you do me a favour? Can you take this tray away? I'll hold the camera because that might give me a little bit more room. 
Please don't... please don't tip it on my head! 
I'll hold it, you stand up. 
One-handedly is kind of a risk...
Yeah okay yeah but oh no! 
I... we can't let it go... let go let go let go... you can't let it go in the big box of washing powder. 
Yeah you're good? 
Yeah I'll ruin it... they'll ruin it... in it... don't do it over the powder... 
I almost just spilled it down your back and the dogs at the door. 
We should have poured this into a container instead... 
oh that would be yeah... get a bowl
Good work son! Right I've made a complete mess here though.
Maybe if I use a cloth?
I can't turn it! Can I stop recording anymore? 
Yeah yeah go on yeah... it's too hard isn't it? 
You could turn it - there's an arrow yeah, so turn it this way and it's clockwise yeah? 
If not I'll just give up and then we'll just get a new washing machine. 
Okay Joe what I've done... I've pushed that arm back in and I'm going to push in... oh no as well as turning it... to turn it... oh my goodness... it's so stiff, alright here comes... it is moving...
Do you want to try? Hang on I'll just do one more bit. There we go, right here it comes, here it comes. We’re gonna make sure we've got the tray back because it will flood out again. 
It’s gonna blow! 
Here we go, I've not done this in five years. 
You’re supposed to do it every like three months. Here we go, here we go... oh that's grinding... 
This is why... here it comes... 
And then nothing comes out. Just a big smell. 
Here we go right so this is five years worth of stuff from our washing machine. 
Five years, there we go, here we go. 
Right so use the arm and, you know, I got to the point where I didn't care if it broke, but it didn’t.
Here it comes.
Oh do yours now. Don't do what we've done. 
Yeah do it right now... don't do it yeah... watch our video like subscribe and do it now. 
Oh thanks yeah I always forget to say if you've reached this point hit a thumbs up because that cheers us up doesn't it? Yeah.
You just have to pull it. You’re twisting it a lot.
I am, I am, you’re right.
Hooray!  Ugghghhh...
Oh look - there’s a leaf!
What do you think we’ve got inside?
I’m blaming Mum.
So there’s a leaf, which is quite fresh! Do you think it's kept alive? 
Yeah. There’s a plaster. 
We found a new preserver! 
A plaster -- and there's some disgusting Gunk uh what else? 
I'd love to clean that I think... Just rinse it under the tap. 
Wait let me Zoom inside. 
Come on how low can you get in there? Or can you push the camera in? 
There we go. Oh, well done. 
So that's what it looks like. 
Yeah, we got good light. That's what it looks like -- so I think I'm gonna have to put my hand in aren’t I? It’s all dirty!
Right should I put my hand in? 
Yeah -- you could be a normal person and get a tissue and um paper towel. 
What um -- but you're a dirty Daddy -- but this is why -- this is why it wouldn't turn look it's crusted up! 
That's why I couldn't turn it. 
Flick it in your face! Wow yeah I'm gonna need a butter knife or something. 
I thought there'd be more in there so that's good but yeah it's all encrusted around here and that's... that's why it didn't turn. I need a brush I think. 
I’ve got an old toothbrush - well I hope it's old - and I'm gonna just scrape this.
It's got right into the thread... it's been really gunked up...
I am really just over the moon delighted that we've managed to... to turn it and get the the filter lid open because if you can't get that open it's... it's bad news you're gonna have to start looking up YouTube videos on how to put your washing machine on its back... and unscrew pumps and clips and everything... but uh we've just about caught it just in time so five years! 
I don't know how it's lasted five years I'm quite impressed and what is that leaf and then the plaster? They look quite fresh don't they? 
Let's do the washing that I'm avoiding and then give this a rinse 
There's some chunks in here that you can probably come out. 
The stuff that got caught in the thread, which stopped it turning round was I think it's just limescale. 
Time to slot it in, there's a bonus coming up - stay watching because there's now a bonus that I'm gonna try and give to you, but just turn that in and it's just so much easier to turn in now. 
Okay that's in.
Done! Now onto a bonus one over here. 
If you are lucky enough to have a tumble dryer whacking up those energy bills, then we need to do exactly the same thing over here. 
There's the really obvious filter in the bottom of the door that will catch fire if you never empty it and it's... it's really satisfying getting this one clean. 
I don't know what's wrong with me but I've always wanted to use this stuff that comes out the filter to make new clothes. 
One day, in Elon musk's dystopian future, but there's another hidden filter that we hardly ever look at. 
I'm hoping this will be slightly easier because I've done this before. 
I haven't left it quite so long but it's been a while. 
Let's get the camera closer on this one. 
We've got two latches so pull that one up, that one down, and now it says what...
“Clean the condenser after 30 use” 
Yeah that's... that's not happened. Oh look, so this is the filter or the condenser filter for the whole tumble dryer. Let's pull this out we're going to take this over to the sink. 
What I'm doing here is just pouring water down one side through the filter - it's called a condenser I think - but it's just to loosen up all the fluff and Gunk that's built up inside this over the years. 
And look at the torrents of filth pouring out from the bottom. 
Oh it's disgusting. It's just hair and fluff and Gunk that's built up over a long time. I'm trying to get the water in at different angles just to loosen up between all of the vents in here. 
And you can just see how much is... is pouring out. I'm not putting my hands in because these metal grilles are really sharp. I'm flipping the condenser onto its side and washing some... some water in from the sides as well being careful - really careful not to touch these metal grills because they are super sharp. 
And even here look, you can see even more stuff is coming out. Let's just take off these final bits by hand, but you know the sharp bits are there so be careful and you can see just how much has come out. These are sticking on because of the hair. 
I might even use the toothbrush for this just to see if there's any more stuff that will come out from the inside. Uh disgusting it doesn't have to be super clean I don't think. It's just washing out the build up, is all you're supposed to do.
Oh man and look how much is left in the sink. Just to show you how much went in there. That's quite a lot of stuff for just a little thing isn't it? Now we can put the whole thing back into the tumble dryer. We'll just push it into place. Line it up. Slide it in and don't forget to lock it and thank you so much if you're kind enough to hit the thumbs up button and really appreciate it. 

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Friday 22 September 2023

18 thrilling ideas for budget low cost family day out trip to London

Taking my son to London for a day with NO plan to see what we can see and do. It's another one of our unplanned day trips to give you some ideas and tips for a thrilling day out with the family!

0:00 18 Ideas for cheap things for a family day trip to London tips
2:48 John Lewis department store top floor cafe restaurant "Place To Eat"
3:25 Microsoft Experience Store gaming lounge
5:00 Emirates London cable car in North Greenwich Peninsula to Royal Docks

18 THRILLING IDEAS for London day trip with kids and family!



I apologize for the oversight. Here's the text with all the carriage returns removed:

Oh he's here, she’s here
That's amazing oh thank you thank you
Hello I'm Neil and this is Joe and oh by the way we're in London
We've got this thing going where we take random trips - oh that's better - where we take random trips to London mainly and we just jump on a train and we have no plan whatsoever we just see how many things we can do in... in that one trip and this is our next trip
we sat by the river over there and had some steak and chips
oh my god it was amazing
so it's another Neil and Joe trip to London
that's our view right now so we've started the day with steak and chips have a look at this
we had this before on one of our earlier trips to London
you've... you've gone for the jus of tomato on there and and I've gone for the...
I can't remember what it's called
it's not chimichanga
chimura or something it's herbs and pesto
and anyway... anyway so taste the chip oh that's good
let's go for a steak get some of this on
look at that I don't know if my action camera is picking this but uh oh my god
this is Trafalgar Square and you want to go to oxford street yeah okay
go talk to Oxford Street then
he wants to go back in
look he does it for tourists - Look, look, you pay him money and he throws his dog in.
I think the dog likes it.
And we've stumbled upon a demonstration which is always nice.
We’ve seen demonstrations before haven't we?
This one is an anti-racism demonstration - they’ve got banners to hand out look do you buy them?
Or do you just get them?
This is a bit of a secret the top floor of john lewis department store
You can eat outside it's good it's covered and we've gone for a cake and a cup of hot chocolate how is that?
it's great
So now there's another demonstration but it's um it's kind of going right at 90 degrees to the other demonstration we just walked past.
Gaming lodge.
Wow that was a surprise, so we were standing there - we were standing down the edge of the store.
Every time we come into the Microsoft store we just go to the console at the beginning just at the start and then a member of staff came over and we thought we were doing something wrong and they said you do know there's a whole gamer's lodge upstairs right so we went upstairs and then saw this!
It was a complete gaming area where you can just sit there properly so standing in the corridor but the seats were so comfortable and it was like you know highest resolution monitors…
No it wasn’t.
How long were we in there for?
Do you think half an hour?
yeah probably
oh man that was good
it's four o'clock we're thinking can we get to the cable car - the pointless emirates cable car and it's... it's so far out from central London so let's take a really long journey on the Jubilee Line out to the emirates cable car and just sit on the tube for 45 minutes to get there.
So we're at North Greenwich and there's the... you can probably see the millennium dome behind us... there's the cable car just over there and there's the uh one of them taking off
Do you take money?
Yes I do
Oh do you want to do this cash or card?
Oh yeah can I pay by card please
Okay thanks.
So we had to buy from that ticket place - we’ve got our boarding passes we're good to go
yeah, when we were here before it was a lot slower - these look pretty uh pretty nippy pretty rapid.
Oh no they look slow there.
Excuse me can I take a video of your backpack?
[What’s her name?]
Oh he's here - that’s amazing oh thank you thank you!
This is it - this is our car - after you - in we go - oh my goodness - oh it's so warm
So the doors are closing and we're ready for takeoff...
Oh my goodness - whoa
Whoa it just sways - Can you stand up?
Yeah so I didn't think...
I didn't think we would say anything while we're actually in the cable car but it's really...
it's really fast.
It's so cool - we came here before like years ago probably 5 years ago and yeah it definitely didn't go this fast then.
There was hardly anyone there - there was no queue - and, but now I think they want to get the people through.
But the other good thing is that you get the the whole cable car capsule - the pod to yourself, which is pretty cool.
I guess that's a postcovid thing.
I wonder if I can show you some uh some sights?
So it's quite windy today and it's... it's... it's really swaying - there’s like a safety kit underneath there.
Woah coming in to land!
I thought we’d stay on?
Excuse me, do we have to get off if we've got a return?
Round trip?
Is it North Greenwich one?
Yes, let’s go!
Okay so this is pretty cool because we've got the round trip we could stay on I thought we had to get off and queue again like they do in theme parks but we get to stay on which is cool
So I don't know if you can see it but the... because it's sunset the cable cars are starting to light up. It’s like something from Star Wars. We’re coming in for land now oh man, how is it not... how does it stay at the same speed? I don't know but the... the wind has died down which is uh a good thing on this is honestly we paid 15 pounds for this and that I’d pay 50 for this y Yeah that was... that was worth it thank you. That's my lucky coin.

So the final thing that we’re going to do is to see how far into the O2 Centre we can go. I’m not sure how far in you can go without a ticket but we just wanted to see if we can get in the Millennium Dome. Or what's left of it after it got torn apart in that storm. So we had to do a bag check and we couldn't be bothered so yeah that was good we got to see a bit of the Millennium Dome. Oh, what was the score out of 10 for this trip? It'd be a nine but it'd be a 10 if we eat.

Hey I've started a playlist for these videos for these random trips to London that's on screen now and… Is it really? Yeah yeah well I'll do it when I've made the video... and right here's

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