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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 April 2018, 18:29:39 »
Shouldn't that be an !, or are you usin a funky new language :P

Well, I was trying to use mathematical notation rather than any language but, as we're not constrained to ASCII any more..



There you go. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 April 2018, 16:21:15 »
I think you might need to invest in some wet weather gear, this year, Kevin, if you actually intend to drive it.. or maybe an Ark.
I have wet weather gear.

Wet weather gear |= dry driver.  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 April 2018, 15:30:03 »
Finished all my winter fettling on the Westfield yesterday. Looked outside and the roads were dry, so thought a cheeky "test" might be in order. Put my coat on, got it started, opened the garage door... ssipping down.. again! >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sugar Tax
« on: 11 April 2018, 15:27:30 »
I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:(  I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk!  ;)

Yes,. ' cos then we'd all be exemp.. Ahh, scales, you say?  :-[

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General Discussion Area / Re: F B
« on: 11 April 2018, 12:08:52 »
It makes me wonder if the panel had ever heard of the internet before:

"So, mister Zuckerberg, how to you expect to make a profit out this free web site of yours?"
"Ermm, by selling adverts"
"Oh, really?"

... and today's "No shit, sherlock" award goes to....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 11 April 2018, 12:04:11 »
I'd second the recommendation for Stuart Turner pumps. I've fitted them in both the previous house and the current one, where the installation has been in place for 14 years without a hitch.

Of course, there's no reason to do much more than fit the pump if the current tap and shower fittings are working OK and will cope with the extra pressure. (If the cold side is mains fed, then that's quite likely).

Check valves would be advisable to prevent one side of the mixer backfeeding into the other (and would probably be a legal requirement on the cold side).

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General Car Chat / Re: xenon lights
« on: 11 April 2018, 11:55:45 »
TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

I know you will give a honest answer Kevin, but how has a legal 55w bulb offered a better solution to HID?  I've use'd illegal bulbs (in a BMW) and still terrible 'throw'.



The reflector and lens are more important than the type of bulb. A good quality 7" round H4 lamp is still hard to beat for effectiveness.

Exactly. Packaging constraints and the need for them to look "right" has hobbled the effectiveness of a lot of modern headlights. You can't really beat a nice big, round, parabolic reflector.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cooker question
« on: 11 April 2018, 10:12:04 »
I'm still wondering what an SFO2SS is. Off to Mumsnet, I suppose... ::)

https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/Neue-Single-Fan-Oven-with-Clock-Stainless-Steel---SFO2SS/p/906757

Saved you the Gargling.. ;D
Stainless Steel  :-* But wait! Do they do them in Carbon Fibre too? :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: I believe TB owns a black pussy.
« on: 11 April 2018, 10:09:36 »
As it's a XF and not a XJ are we sure it's not Opti pointing the finger elsewhere to hide his shame :-\ :P

The fuel is expensive in at ASDA in Sarf Lincolnshire.  ::)  ;)
Cheaper to travel home in a tow truck. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: I believe TB owns a black pussy.
« on: 11 April 2018, 09:08:28 »
I like the hand out of the window as if to say "Look how awesome I am!" or "This stupid car is crap!", or maybe "God willed it!"...

"God would have lifted off a little earlier back there!"

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cooker question
« on: 11 April 2018, 09:07:05 »
I'm still wondering what an SFO2SS is. Off to Mumsnet, I suppose... ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Pleasing solution
« on: 11 April 2018, 00:04:39 »
WHat happens, guessing the little clip on the horshoe snaps off?

Heavy handedness, as never broken one myself, and must have replaced hundreds of batteries, and probably repaired nearly as many fobs...

 :-\


Happens all the time. I've spent far too much time on my hands and knees looking for customer's immobiliser chips. Every one of them had big bunches of keys, which is also true of worn ignition lock barrels.

Good point, actually. I think my keyring is due a cull. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: xenon lights
« on: 11 April 2018, 00:03:14 »
TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 10 April 2018, 23:59:15 »
Good points, thank you.
No way can I even fit a large tank in my loft, never mind the weight on my poor rafters, and I have mains feed to all cold taps in the house, the only stored water is for the DHW feed.
When you say "operated off a pullcord switch", do you mean that it cannot be left on all the time, or is that just for when left unused for holidays, for instance?
If the latter, then the pullcord switch could be sited near the loft hatch, like my loft lights switch.  :y

Ron.

If you get a suitable shower mixer valve, you could run a pump for the hot water feed, and a pressure regulating valve and check valve on the cold water feed and it would probably work OK.

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General Car Chat / Re: I believe TB owns a black pussy.
« on: 10 April 2018, 21:51:22 »
So that moron had previously disabled it to make him look a hero, but his talent was elsewhere.  100m sperm in an ejaculation, and he was the fastest?

The sperm probably hadn't disabled TC. ::)

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