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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 November 2018, 19:23:12 »
Had 4 Rainsport 3's fitted to the Mundano, and alignment done. Feels much better, as some adjustment was required. :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 November 2018, 13:55:00 »
Retrieved Tech2 from that Gixer fella ;D

How's the V8 project coming?

General Discussion Area / Re: Any flooring experts?
« on: 07 November 2018, 20:03:20 »
Are these ceramic or rubberised type tiles?
If the former they are messy and time consuming to remove, and require a hammer drill with chisel attachment, and cause dust everywhere. If rubberised, they are easy to remove, but the sticky adhesive residue removal is also time consuming. If they don't cover the whole area, a cheat would be to use floor leveller*, hardboard or plywood to make up the untiled area, and carpet over the lot. In both cases I would level the floor to the existing tile level, and carpet over it. For many years, my hall and living room was carpeted over the existing rubberised tiles, with hardboard over an area in a small extension to level it, and it now has wood flooring laid over the same tiles.
I have done all of the above!
* There are some excellent floor levelling compounds available. I can't remember the last one I used, but it  mixed up and laid very easily, and gave a perfect finish. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Andy B
« on: 07 November 2018, 19:38:16 »
Rarely buy expensive brands. My local Lidl & Aldi don't do low sugar & salt beans, so stock up at Tesco with their own brand at 4 for 1 where they entice me to shop there several times a year with 1 x 15% off & 2 x 10% vouchers, based on a minimum spend which I have no problem reaching for between 1 & 3 shopping trips to use them like their own brand coffee which is as good as Nescafe etc, etc. :y on things that Lidl & Aldi don't sell or is a poor imitation.

Are you one of the 'tards I always seem to find delaying me at the checkout pawing through their wallet for an - out of date - voucher that Tesco have sent for stuff they know that you buy, but instead of just giving you the discount at the checkout, they arrange it just to delay customers who might be stupid enough to buy something else from the checkout stand while they are waiting completely unnecessarily? >:( >:( >:(
Rant over.

General Discussion Area / Re: Different attitudes?
« on: 07 November 2018, 19:08:17 »
Watched a programme today about WW1 and it spoke of a daylight air raid on London in 1917.One bomb went through the roof of a school it passed through the top floor killing a little girl as it went passing through the second floor it killed a little boy and went on to explode on the ground floor killing a further 16.According to the head teachers log book this happened shortly before noon and the school was closed for the rest of the day,however the school was open the very next morning and life continued on.If that were to happen today the school would be shut for days,there'd be masses of flowers at least one candle lit vigil and the rest of the pupils offered counselling.Is this different attitudes or different circumstances?

I saw that, and also quite a few more that the BBC have been showing. Some really good programmes.  Certainly today's snowflake generation wouldn't have coped too well with that. Unfortunately I doubt if any of them are watching these programmes.:y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 November 2018, 18:53:38 »
Replaced the external temp sensor and heater bypass on kitty, the latter being one pig of a job. Give me an Omega HBV any day!  My hands are now shot to pieces.

Toasty warm cabin now though :y

Anything to oblige Matt, when would you like to do mine? ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Start stop Ford Fiesta
« on: 04 November 2018, 17:31:59 »
I have it on the Mundano, works well, don't see a problem with it. It does'nt work all the time for whatever reason, but it certainly does not affect getaway from lights etc. Starts quicker than I can. :)

General Discussion Area / Re: Patio Doors
« on: 03 November 2018, 16:14:46 »
Have you had a look through the technical documents on piling tons Web site?

Yes, read through all of it, and am still confused. Needless to say they have not responded to my request sent a week ago for advice, hence my post here. :y

General Discussion Area / Patio Doors
« on: 03 November 2018, 11:57:38 »
We are about to replace our 25 yr old south facing patio doors, and in an effort to reduce glare we have been recommended Pilkington sun-activ for the outer pane and 'k' glass for the inner pane. However in an old thread elsewhere I read that the k glass can look slightly opaque when the sun is at a certain angle. Can anyone shed any light (pun intended 8)) on this?
Research shows that Pilkington offer many types of specialist glass, so picking the right one to give some glare protection from the sun, with optimum thermal value is tricky. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Building Advice
« on: 02 November 2018, 18:48:36 »
So we have chosen our architect for extending tunnie's towers, plans are now submitted to the council, we await their decision.

Would it help to grease their palm?

 :o   :-X

I once did a flat kitchen roof repair for a member of a planning committee
lovely old dear  :)
did her garage roof a few years later
obviously , being an OAP , I did not charge her a fortune   :-X

 ::) ::) ::) :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Building Advice
« on: 02 November 2018, 18:47:56 »
Im a BCO, beware of a builder who wants to use a private inspector, they dont visit the site often, leaving the builder to "get on with it"   ;)
the local council guy should have lots of local knowledge of the ground conditions etc,

I would go for a building notice, rather than a full plans, as long as the builder is happy to work with you, rather than always cut corners and costs, not that they will pass savings on anyway.

any questions feel free to ask, or I can give you my number for a chat.

This is true, and why I always oversee any work being done. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Next doors phones & tablets
« on: 02 November 2018, 17:07:14 »
Problem solved, one of the powerline adaptors was picking up the phones and tablets.

Are you also paying their 'leccy bill? ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Building Advice
« on: 02 November 2018, 16:45:34 »
I never used that option. Just building plans or Architects drawings., and have used independents for the last few jobs. Last time I think it was 75 for the indy. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Building Advice
« on: 02 November 2018, 16:36:15 »
You know you do not have to use the Council's Inspector, and in any event, IME after multi building projects, you will be lucky to see him once. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 01 November 2018, 16:48:47 »
Just drove the Ranger to compare it to the Navara and it's got a nice grunt to the engine, pulls like a train and the interior is very nice indeed.

Damn you Aaron, damn you ;D

SIL has one, and loves it. :y

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