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    A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    The photo shows what most of you will recognise as a piece of Conduit with a length of cable coming out of it.

    Thirty odd years ago, I was laying a concrete slab and thought it would be a good idea to install a conduit under it to the wall, some 25ft long with a few 90" bends, because I thought that my dear wife would probably suggest and ask for Christmas lights to be displayed on the wall and shrubs by it, and a permanent waterproof supply would be a good idea.

    Well, in the true spirit of ‘You cannot rush these things, they need to be considered’ I have been installing Christmas lights for most of that time powered by a rather precarious extension lead, which needed even more precarious installation each year, I have finally got round to installing the Cable for the original intention last Saturday, with the aid of a draw cord installed with the help of a Vacuum cleaner, and Carol pulling heartedly while I threaded it through.

    When the cable was through, she casually asked when I had put the Conduit in, and said about 33 years ago as I was forward planning.

    I can assure you the rest of the day was not ”Casual” I don’t think my planning skills are appreciated!!!!

    Why struggle when you can have it hard!!!
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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    This post is a gift for Norm's jokes.

    It contains the words, vacuum and pulling and the terms 'threading through' and 'have it hard'

    It's practically a script for a Carry On film!

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    Robin a man of your years and experience should know never to admit to anything in front of the Mrs!
    Nevertheless, congrats on getting it done.

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    You must not hurry these things !!, better late than never.

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    thats almost as long as my build. lol

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    I often struggle to have it hard......................................................

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    Fnar,fnar...............................

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    I think the vacuum cleaner's role deserves some explanation.

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    I think the vacuum cleaner's role deserves some explanation.
    Clearly a bit of light relief inbetween tugging on that big stiff wire.......

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    Re: A story associated with Christmas which may make a smile.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    I think the vacuum cleaner's role deserves some explanation.
    I tied a bit of fluff on the end of the cord, put it in the pipe and gave the end a suck with the Vacuum. As the expression goes ‘it went through like a rat up an entry’.

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