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OT : Is Boris actually ill? ...


April 8, 2020, 9:01 am

... or is it just a very carefully orchestrated Brit improperganda exercise to get all we serfs to pay greater attention to the lockdown? In the monarchy system with its official secrets and the ... Read more »

OT: Who would be comfortable with this?


April 8, 2020, 1:14 am

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/308979-actual-internet-of-shit-smart-toilet -- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. https://www.avg.com Read more »

Covid-19 and antihistamines


April 7, 2020, 11:38 pm

Gentlemen, Given that the really catastrophic damage a minority of CV sufferers experience is caused not by the virus itself but by the body's over- reaction to it, would antihistamines not preve... Read more »

On Topic: Foam adhesive


April 7, 2020, 9:12 pm

I'm fairly new to foam adhesive and don't yet completely trust it. I need to fix some oak door thresholds to the concrete sub-floor and I'd prefer not to have visible brass screws. I could counte... Read more »

Bringing mains water into outbuilding without cutting into concrete base?


April 7, 2020, 6:20 pm

Yea these many years ago we built The Mother of All Sheds (uk.d-i-y passim) with a seriously meaty concrete base, and concrete block walls. Some time later we ripped the back of the house off to e... Read more »

OT: bizarre flight movements around Luton Airport


April 7, 2020, 4:33 pm

I've been out in the garden weeding and as we're not far from the flight path to Luton Airport was enjoying the unusual silence apart from birdsong. Until I heard and then saw something like a Jumbo... Read more »

if Boris clocks it


April 7, 2020, 4:20 pm

He's not going to have much of a funeral with all this distancing malarkey Read more »

Gridwatch - a lot of nukes down or reduced load ATM


April 7, 2020, 1:40 pm

I noted that nuclear output was lower than usual and wondered if reactors were being taken off line for maintenance during reduced demand. Most of those off line seem to be down for planned main... Read more »

Letter from Boris


April 7, 2020, 1:13 pm

Today, the postie delivered a letter from Boris, explaining how I should keep myself safe, so as not to burden the NHS. They must have sent millions of these things out, all purportedly signed by... Read more »

Water softener - slow build up of white deposit in plug hole


April 7, 2020, 12:43 pm

We have been running a water softener for over 7 years now and it does make a great difference. The water is soft and shower gel etc. foam easily. However over time the plug hole of the shower ba... Read more »

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Fixing in "Thermalite" (sp) blocks.

rating: 5

My lad is trying to put up some fairly high shelving in his garage. He needs to stabilise them by fixing in at least a couple of points to the wall constructed ofthe above-mentioned blocks. I gather... Read more »

Old Potterton 80 boiler parts (35yrs old)

rating: 5

Can anyone point me in the direction of a spare parts supplier for a Potterton 80 wall-flame oil-fired boiler. I need to locate a control unit (or is it called control panel) which may have been mad... Read more »

Intermittent hot water from Baxi Combi 130 HE

rating: 5

Hello all... We have a three year old condensing boiler but the hot water now is unreliable, it may (or may not!) run hot for a few minutes and then cold, more often cold than hot and then luke wa... Read more »

Lidl goodies today.

rating: 5

A rather nice cast alloy vice with standard drill press fixing centres. Jaws are removable hard plastic with soft covers. Quick release. Max opening 100mm Jaws 100mm Depth to slides 35mm Comes with ... Read more »

Lowering basement floor

rating: 5

Hi, I live in a late georgian/early victorian townhouse. The basement is currently 218 cm from concrete floor to exposed ceiling joist. We are moving our kitchen into the basement, and planning to ... Read more »

Webb Mower again Air Filter

rating: 5

Regular readers will perhaps remember that we have got an old Webb mower going that he found in the shed of his house. The Briggs and Stratton 5 HP engine has a foam insert in its air filter. The e... Read more »

Cleaning car alloy wheels

rating: 5

The alloy wheels on my car are very dirty and ordinary washing will not shift the stains. What is the best way to clean them without damaging the alloys or the tyres? Thanks Read more »

MK Accent parts?

rating: 5

Hi, Does anybody know of any wholesalers which have stocks of MK Accent parts still - the range has been ended by MK, and N&E are trying, without much luck so far to source a few pieces. The pieces... Read more »

Can't find a source for replacement motor run capacitor, size is the proble...

rating: 5

I have a linear actuator in which the motor run capacitor has failed. It's one manufactured by ICAR, marked as follows:- 4 microfarad ECOFILL WB40 400 V B 10.000 h 450 V C 3.000... Read more »

Replacement lenses for old glasses frames.

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Has anyone used any of these companies advertising on the internet to have new lenses fitted to old glasses frames? If so who and what where the results like? I've been wearing glasses full time... Read more »

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