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General Discussion Area / Re: Xmas
« on: 25 December 2018, 09:21:01 »
I hope your wife recovers quickly Ronny. Good luck Zirfeld. A Merry Christmas to all and a healthy, joyous, prosperous New Year.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: DVLA clampers
« on: 21 December 2018, 21:11:18 »
I'm sure you're right, but at present it is not mandatory, thank goodness. :y

Why do you hate polar bears so, Shack? WHYYY!! ;) ;D

My favourite part of the smart meter ads is them saying how much energy we could save, then in the small print saying that this is by "monitoring usage and reducing waste". Look, you cretins, I use the energy I use because I want to use that energy - I don't leave lights on for shits and giggles, I do it because I'm in the room! ;D

Ahem. Sorry. I digress because I got sucked into a rant. Back to everyone's favourite whipping boy, the DVLA!

It amazes me how they can claim it will save you money, and annoys me that they think we are incapable of saving energy without them. As for agencies collecting info about you, I refuse the loyalty cards offered on those grounds.

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General Car Chat / Re: 12p a litre.
« on: 16 December 2018, 17:02:59 »
Is this just the start to price it off the market  ???

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General Car Chat / Re: Nice V6 opel cdx on ebay
« on: 12 December 2018, 08:28:08 »
That is a good looking example, I prefer the earlier interiors. I miss my 3.0l Elite estate I converted to manual, I have recently returned to the fold with a 3.2  estate I bought from a member on here and bought a 2.6 estate from another member at the same time which I need to get around to sorting and reselling.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Multi-Ram
« on: 16 August 2018, 22:56:53 »
Fishing line crimp?

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Omega General Help / Re: She backed into me!
« on: 03 May 2018, 00:12:36 »
Kevin, I am sorry to disagree with you on this as I was told by the police that in the absence of injury, they do not want to know:-
https://www.northumbria.police.uk/faqs/who_to_contact/who_to_contact_about_road_traffic_collisions/

Ron.
How would they know if no one was injured if they just drove off?

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General Car Chat / Re: Drink Driving is Bad
« on: 27 April 2018, 16:22:37 »
That is disgraceful. Especially at that time of day.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 11 April 2018, 08:43:23 »
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

If you fit a standard light switch pull cord next to shower unit you can use it to operate the pump only when needed for the shower, A pressure reducing valve is like an adjustable control to set the pressure to be equal. on a lot of mixer showers the flow control isolates the outlet to the shower head and not the incoming supplies, so if the non return valve in the mixer valve fails you can back fill your storage tank form the mains supply, This can also happen with various mixer taps that are not design for mixed pressure. An unvented hot water system would be an option but can prove expensive and must be installed by a registered installer.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 10 April 2018, 22:56:29 »
A few comments to make on this subject. Fitting a pump on your hot water outlet is not a problem but not always ideal as the flow through a basin tap would be excessive if allowing the pump to operate properly, The supplies to a mixer shower should be a balanced pressure ideally of the same header tank / tanks. If using mains supply ( again not recommended ) this can be adjusted with a pressure reducing valve inline. The ideal set up is a large enough storage tank to supply both the hot and cold water needs. with the cold water supply tank connection lower than that of the hot to ensure if a lack of water occurs the hot supply runs out before the cold, avoiding scalding. Your pump can be operated off a light pull switch if that helps. Speed fit fittings are able to be used on copper pipe but ensure you use a rotary pipe cutter or if using a hack saw file a taper on the ends as the sharp end will slice a nick in the "O" ring seal when you push it on.

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General Car Chat / Re: The gold Elite is Cursed
« on: 02 April 2018, 21:57:25 »
Having been without an Omega for a few years I have been looking for a replacement estate. I had put your add in my watch list and was very impressed with the description. Also knowing your reputation on this forum I would buy with confidence from you, It just goes to show how stupid some people on Ebay are, good luck with the sale.

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Why not simply wire a relay into the side light circuit at the lights pick up an igniton feed for the drl's fuse to suit and have the side light supply switch of the supply via the relay.

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Had similiar problem with my estate no power to the pump fuse, traced outlet from relay this was live, according to haynes wiring diagram should feed straight to fuse but wasn't so as a last resort decided to jump a feed to fuse just to get it running. I linked a live supply to pump fuse started the car and then found when I disconnected the link the fuse was still live. never had a problem since. wondered whether there was some type of pressure switch killing the supply.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: L E D's
« on: 02 November 2008, 18:40:18 »
97 model light switch control unit it has a number of led's wired on the circuit board for illumumination.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: L E D's
« on: 02 November 2008, 18:31:01 »
No, they are led's wired into the circuit boards on the light switch etc. but thanks Tom.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / L E D's
« on: 02 November 2008, 18:17:14 »
Hi! would any body happen to know the ratings of the l e d's used in the switchgear for general illumination. I have a few switches which have gone faulty would like to repair if I can. thanks in advance Tom. :y

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