Not by me, but by my good friend Wim who dropped in this morning for his usual Sunday morning coffee bringing with him a couple of crowbars and an angle-grinder. A few minutes bending it up and down with a crowbar saw the hinge break apart leaving its main body to drop to the floor and a stub of metal, the bit that I hadn’t quite cut through, sticking out of the wall. Another couple of minutes grinding off the latter and the job was done, as shown by the following photos.

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You can also see, especially in the second one above, just how close I’d come to completing the job before the cutting blade of my angle grinder was thrown up giving me the whack that took me out of the game. But anyway, what’s done is done and it’s no good crying over spilt milk. I’ll let this week-end go and see next week if I can start doing lighter jobs again that mainly just need one hand, like finishing off the plastering around the new small windows in my bathroom and even laying the floor tiles in front of the patio door. I’ll just have to see how I go…

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