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General Discussion Area / Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 10 April 2018, 16:39:43 »
I have a basic hot water system, DHW tank plus immersion heater, which obviosly has quite low pressure for an upstairs bathroom shower. That's fine for me, as I prefer a good long soak in the bath and the pressure is good enough for the shower fitting on the bath taps for hair washing, but 'er indoors likes a shower and the standing-up height of this fitting is woefully inadequate.
Is it possible to use a pump of some sort to boost the pressure, especially as the cold water is mains fed, and therefore quite high pressure?

TIA.
Ron.

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General Car Chat / Ride height
« on: 09 April 2018, 14:49:05 »
Having transported a large number of paving slabs in the boot of my Omega, it may be just my imagination but it seems lower at the rear now!
What is the ride height supposed to be on a facelift V6 saloon, please?

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Happy Easter, OOFERS!
« on: 31 March 2018, 14:26:22 »
Be you religious or not, may I wish all OOFERS a happy and relaxing Easter break - don't overdo the choccy eggs!  :y :)

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Computer advice needed, please.
« on: 04 March 2018, 17:28:54 »
I have a new (to me) desktop computer to replace my ancient tower with Windows XP. The old PC has two hard drives, 40GB (C drive) and 160GB (E drive), both nearly full.
The "new" PC has a 1TB  hard drive and Windows 7 installed. I want to transfer the files from the old drives to the new PC, but not the Operating System. In words of one syllable, how can I best do it, please?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / James and his Fantastic Fingers!
« on: 22 February 2018, 19:28:53 »
James came to me today to replace my water pump and cam belt, for which I am almightily grateful. It was a pleasure to watch the skilled and professional, meticulaous way he went about the task, and in record time - under TWO hours from start to finish!
My local cowbnoy garage would have ripped me off, taken far longer over it and made a lousy job too, no doubt.
What can I say but many,

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General Discussion Area / Why?
« on: 19 February 2018, 12:21:16 »
I've just had my Tax Code notice, and once again I am wondering why, after having paid tax all of my working life on my salary, do the robbing sons-of-bachelors tax me AGAIN on my State Pension?
I know that theres F all I can do about it - they make the rules - but why?  >:( :(

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Man flu.
« on: 16 February 2018, 18:04:40 »
We are all suffering here, my son, 'er indoors and me. Of course, as the world now knows, it is far more severe for us men and I am convinced that the world is coming to an end any time soon; feak and weeble, with aches everywhere...... :( :( :(

Ron.

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Omega General Help / At last I have found it!
« on: 15 February 2018, 18:12:16 »
I've had an unidentifiable coolant leak for the past two weeks which refused to show itself despite my putting a UV tracer dye into the coolant.
It only seems to lose coolant whilst/after being driven, but not on my driveway, but this morning, after driving a couple of miles to a friend's house, I saw it! There was a dribble running down from behind a pulley driven by the aux belt, so I assume it is due to the water pump - there ain't much else near there, is there?
What is OOF wisdom regarding water pumps? I seem to recall hearing on here that VX pumps are no longer recommended.
Is it wise to change the aux belt, changed by James 4 years ago (when he did my cambelt and thermostat too), but with only less than 15k miles on the aux belt?
As this morning it nearly emptied the expansion tank after a 5 mile journey, I cannot take it to Serek; can any other mobile OOFer help, please?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Lawn protection.
« on: 31 January 2018, 19:58:21 »
As I have a caravan occupying my driveway, I park my car on the front lawn. With the amoung of rain that we have been having lately, it's more mud than grass now and the car has a tendency to slide back towards the road.
Very disconcerting.
Suggestions please as to how to overcome this problem. I cannot afford to have it block paved or concreted over, and I suspect that paving slabs on a somewhat uneven surface will crack - yes?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Fizzog photo?
« on: 15 January 2018, 09:18:25 »
How do I put up a picture of my ugly mug on here, like some others have done?
If it works, be afraid, be very.....

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / OOF T-shirts.
« on: 14 January 2018, 16:59:03 »
Are there any plans to produce a polo shirt rather than a T-shirt? I mean on with a tit pocket for all my wordly good (cellphone, bus pass, specs, etc) and ideally a 3-button placket to help a fat block put it on!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / How did Serek do it?
« on: 09 January 2018, 16:12:44 »
When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Merry Christmas and thank you.
« on: 25 December 2017, 09:22:01 »
A very merry Christmas to all OOFers, and may all your MOTs be clear passes!
Also, thank you for all the great help that I have received, both directly from generous souls on here and indirectly by my reading with interest the helpful solutions to the problems of others.
All the best in health and wealth for the New Year, folks!  :y ;D

Ron.

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