Thanks @Max_Adamson, good to know about these glitches. We had a few problems with the locks soon after fitting but had not heard anything for a while. It’s something I’ve been monitoring to see if they are a good long term choice. I do spray the innards with WD40 every now and then, but is likely to get washed out.
I had thought of making small plywood structures -an angled ‘roof’ cover with a ply side - that could be fitted to the doors to shelter the lock and handle, with sealant against the door. Would protect against the worst of the weather and rain running down the doors. Would obviously be painted/stained to match the doors. Any thoughts?
The locks are actually relatively sheltered -especially that one- as the doors are fairly set back, and the prevailing rain doesn’t get them usually, but if we get A Good Winter I can see them exploding in a frozen shower of cogs…
I continued laying the slate path round from the woodshed to the back door, this will need to bed in (it was rather moist this weekend when I laid it) and we’ll sort that at the working meet in early October.
I have filled most of the obvious holes and cracks in the cottage, and sealed the door and window frames and done a few other minor jobs, although it was too wet to do the planned external painting and staining…
There were actually a couple of packs of hoover bags under the sink in the kitchen -consumables are either there, or on the high shelf in the shower block. Mike checks these every fortnight, so there should be a supply.
Barn emergency light was working, although a little bit flickery, so we will monitor. Any dud emergency lights/alarms should be reported immediately so we can get fixed asap. we’ll replace duds with LED lights going forward.
Mike is bringing a replacement CO monitor for the cottage bedroom as it has just gone past sell by. It is still working but will be replaced tomorrow.
The wood in the wood store is staying dry, and seasoning nicely. Just a reminder, please take wood from the LEFT hand side, and please DO NOT split any more wood and add it to the wood store as it will mix up the seasoned and unseasoned wood. We’ll split the next batch at each working meet and divide it off from the seasoned wood, this way we’ll have dry, seasoned wood all year round. Hopefully…
Thanks to everyone for reporting issues so we can fix them asap, much appreciated,