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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 19:20:17 »
Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere :y
No need for wellies dont have Damp anymore, in fact the since my mod we dont have any condensation on the Bathroom or Kitchen walls anymore either.

Phew its warm in here again , looks like I need to leave the windows open again tonight.

That would be the underfloor heating (and in wall heating ) due to cables glowing  ;D

guess your not at home much then , (at work all the time , to pay the electric bill)
or does it all run off an extension lead ,plugged into the lamp post ?

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 19:04:27 »
Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Car Parts 4 Less
« on: Yesterday at 14:41:41 »
My "mistress/wife/ girlfriend" does not have faded black plastic " tits and arse"  :P


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Omega General Help / Re: lost key
« on: Yesterday at 14:35:54 »
no i only replaced the ignition switch  ;) ;)
all working again ?

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 14:26:28 »
A Former neighbour of mine worked as an electrician for a left wing national newspaper. If you saw how his house outside lights are wired, you know he had never read any wiring regs. :o

I can quite believe it! :o :o ;)
"the cobbler's shoes are never fixed"

with Bs7671 people make the mistake of interpreting one section rule applies ,and if their solution covers that rule, all is good .
BUT , other sections and rules must also be met .

still have a chuckle to myself when Billy "prince of darkness / DIY SOS" says "ring main" instead of ring final circuit 
ring main  being the term for the DNO supply cables

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 13:42:54 »
Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: Yesterday at 13:36:51 »
Appears Gaffers shiny TV won't be going to Africa just yet
so ,no need to buy a shiny replacement (from china,as we don't make shiny TV stuff in the UK)
so someone will be without a bowl of rice for tea
I doubt the stock market will crash though  :P

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Omega General Help / Re: lost key
« on: Yesterday at 13:13:32 »
ok acquired a new ignition switch from an astra and  fitted. taped the key phob with chip to the under side of the immobiliser transponder   and it started no problem on off several times . now its just suddenly cut out and will not start .  ??? ???  is there somthing i haven't done correctly with the chip / transducer ??
thanks
don't leave it taped to the transponder pick up  ring
when not running , remove the chip and take it with you (like you would a key )
tape the id40 chip to a keyring or similar , if you loose it , your in for a big bill


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General Car Chat / Re: OOOPS!!
« on: Yesterday at 12:24:46 »
you can set up a text reminder service free of charge for MOT  :y
Yep, Dot Gov already have your email address if you tax your Car online together with your Bank details, so would kinda make sense to give them your Mob Number as well.
the police may want to know you details too
when they pull you for no MOT (which means NO insurance)
I think ,if DOT GOV wanted my phone number , they'd get it pretty easy
many people "verify " their freindface ,email etc with their phone number (not me )
Plus , Mrs builder is in charge of paying bills  :P 

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: Yesterday at 12:13:06 »
we live in a throw away society
i do loads of repairs for family on items that are "dead " many of which are simple fixes .
it's much better for the environment if things are fixed
reduces landfill and the energy /resources required to make the replacement item
Unfortunately this doesn't create demand for new shiny stuff that keeps people tied to their jobs (making/selling said shiny stuff) to pay for the shiny stuff etc etc ::)

Shiny makes the world work.
the world maybe ,
we don't make much shiny stuff in the uk anymore  :'(
there is a market for the uk unwanted "dead" appliances etc
containers full go to Africa , stuff get's fixed there ,


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General Car Chat / Re: OOOPS!!
« on: Yesterday at 11:01:21 »
you can set up a text reminder service free of charge for MOT  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: Yesterday at 10:50:49 »
we live in a throw away society
i do loads of repairs for family on items that are "dead " many of which are simple fixes .
it's much better for the environment if things are fixed
reduces landfill and the energy /resources required to make the replacement item

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: 22 June 2018, 19:49:14 »
Is it worth giving it a blast of air via the vents if you have a compressor ,10 years of dust ,overheating
heatsinks on triacs etc
done that before with a Conrac 32" screen with similar issue
(I used a CO2 fire extinguisher ,set unplugged from electricary, But I'm not recommending that as a method , ) still working  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Gone quiet !
« on: 22 June 2018, 19:18:37 »
 I may have un-plugged "that wire" from the back of my router that gives THE NORTH it's internet  :-[

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