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Messages - Shackeng

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 12:33:55 »
If you're talking about the direction of rotation (ie swapping one side to toher) that's a no-no because a lot of tyres are directional and, if not, if the rotation direction has caused the tread to feather in one direction, it would probably cause "unpredictable results"tm if you suddenly swapped it to the other way.

As to rotating front to back, it can even out wear but as to whether it's worth it, I'm not sure. I usually make sure new tyres go on the front of my Omega because new tyres tramline less.

The Blackcircles advice was quite clear on this, on FWD, tyres go from rears to front opposite side UNLESS directional. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 15 September 2018, 19:05:47 »
I haven't rotated tyres for some years, but found this interesting: https://www.blackcircles.com/general/tyre-rotation

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 15 September 2018, 09:35:49 »
Go on then Shack I'll ask What useful purpose do wasps serve?

Just google it Baz, there is plenty of info about them. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Superbikes of the seventies.
« on: 14 September 2018, 19:25:17 »
The superbikes of my day were the T110, Dominator, G45 and King of Bikes, the Black Shadow. I only had the first but yearned for the last. Some 30 years after I had ridden a bike, I was staying with a friend in Hong Kong who had bought a Yamaha shaft drive as a big boys toy, I think it was a 750. Come and have a go in the New Territories he says. Bloody hell, the gear change was on the wrong side and every gear seemed rocket assisted, it frightened me to death. I've steered clear of big bikes since. :-[ :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 13 September 2018, 15:33:58 »
You mean the stuff I suggested about two hours ago?  :P
In any decent garden centre or hardware shop.

I thought you meant the aerosol can stuff. I already have a can of Raid.  ;)
No, I said wasps nest killer. It's powder that you put around the entrance to the nest and the wasps carry it in with them. Pay attention, young Tigger.

This ^^^ :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 13 September 2018, 12:34:16 »
I am the go to guy for wasp nests in our Close. I just puff wasp killer powder into and around the entrance. This is all your council guy does. Sometimes two visits are required. Never been stung yet, and don't wear any protective clothing. You should be able to identify where their access point is.
I've currently got one in my own roof, but they don't bother me, and as they serve a very useful purpose, I'll let them be.:y
 

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Lewis ad
« on: 11 September 2018, 19:23:49 »
...only 1299% APR!!!!!!

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Lewis ad
« on: 11 September 2018, 19:03:22 »
I can't believe anyone watches ads these days? If commercial TV has something you want to watch, record it and skip the ads. :y

If nobody watched them and/or if they didn't work then companies wouldn't have them. Advertising is a vast industry whether it's on TV, Paper Publications, Internet, Hoardings whatever. Male pride may not like this, but there's a saying that nobody ever just bought anything, it was always sold to them somehow.  ::)

True, but we on OOF are too smart to fall for them, aren't we. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Lewis ad
« on: 11 September 2018, 11:34:29 »
I can't believe anyone watches ads these days? If commercial TV has something you want to watch, record it and skip the ads. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 08 September 2018, 19:27:55 »
I've found ECP fine if there are no problems. :y

If there is a problem of any description they are worse than useless. :-\

See 1st post. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Question about extensions
« on: 08 September 2018, 19:24:57 »
Nice. Was that £1.5k for double yeah? A single should be quite reasonable then.  :)

Yes double. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Question about extensions
« on: 08 September 2018, 14:01:22 »
I would look to change garage door to a roll-up type, to maximise space.

Think it could work well, I can foresee mounting big lights inside to shine onto driveway for when Iím doing service work. I plan to have enough space for all my tools while dumping a load of crap I donít need.

Additionally considering a lean-to at one side and extending fence boundary, as itís my land as per deeds. Towards the road, so I get additional storage as well for garden stuff. Neighbor has done similar, but against his house and works well.

This of course is all plan B, currently dropping the price and switching agents.

I did this after being quoted £4k(!!!) to replace the metal double garage door, and IIRC the roll-up was a shade over £1.5k fitted. No brainer. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 07 September 2018, 19:01:17 »
Johnny Kingdom wildlife presenter. 79.

Digger accident on his land.

Very sad, I enjoyed his TV shows. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Question about extensions
« on: 07 September 2018, 15:14:25 »
By the way, you don't have to use the Council's building inspectors, you can use an independent one, as I do. :y

they never come to visit I find,
builders get away with allsorts of shortcuts.

I agree that they can be somewhat casual at timekeeping, but they traditionally cost less, mine last time was £75, and I reckon Tunnie would be on top of the job anyway. :y

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