No its not the materials that you save by being able to put a bend where
you want it. It the joints; in fact its not the cost of the joints which
are pence (endfeed fittings) but the time taken to make the joint.
Yep, wire wool the dies, wire wool the hubs, check the rollers are free,
check that the hub nut is firm but not 100% immovable. Lightly spray with
SX90 (Screwfix WD40).
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
The FAQ for uk.diy is at www.diyfaq.org.uk
Having now had a quick read of the terms & conditions I'd complain to
Geocities as, to me, it doesn't violate their AUP. Couldn't find
anything on bandwidth or X Giga/Mega bytes/month though.
Certainly for something that is likely to be popular, isn't obviously
available elsewhere and in a moderately busy newsgroup. B-)
When ever I've posted links to my weather site in uk.sci.weather the
number of hits has quite a large spike in it. The worst was when I
had a picture published by APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) the
hits went ballistic and took about 3 months to come back down to more
"normal" levels of about 6,000/month. A weather link generally only
doubles the monthly hit count but the period of increased hits is very
short, two or three days. The last one generated 3600+ hits on the
first day, 1000 on the second but was back to the normal of 400 or so
on the 4th day.
Most ISPs offer freeweb space with their accounts. Does NTL offer
anything? Might need to check the AUP for any limits though. I
personnaly don't like geocities as there are so many ads and popups
all over the place.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
I believe it is 50MB with NTL broadband but it does mean that you are
intentionally publishing your username, and as the URL and your primary
email address are derived from it, may lead to spam harvesting.
A short lived alternative is to sign up for a dialup account with whoever
and use the space that comes with that, for the cost of the call to upload
I thought that when I put the link up on geocities. The email address that
derives from that link is one I set up a couple of years ago incase I get
spammed to death. I tried to keep my ntl address spam free. However, some
bar steward that I've had dealings with has leaked my ntl address that now
gets 30+ spam a day, and the other one gets about 2 a month.
It's mail addresses that appear on web pages that get 95% or so of
junk mail with usenet visible ones a very distant second. So don't
publish your E-Mail address on the web if you can possibly avoid it.
If you do then you can avoid the bulk of the address harvesters by
encoding the address so it appears visibly correct on the page but
isn't obviously an E-Mail address in the HTML itself.
I have only just noticed your request for placing your "Bending.doc"
file on another site. It's a useful paper and the obvious place to put
it is on the UK.D-I-Y FAQ site http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /. I have
downloaded a copy and will be more than happy to put it on the FAQ site
if you wish.
The FAQ section on Pipe Bending (under "Page 3 Other Plumbing") at the
moment is simply a search link that retrieves matching posts from this
newsgroup, and as such will include your post (and all this thread) in
the returned list.
Apologies again for the delay in responding but with the heavy traffic
here I can only read a fraction of the posts. If anyone wants to make a
request like this please copy me by email, or the chances are that I
will not know about it. Anyone else, feel free to forward me posts
relating to the FAQ, although I WILL see the originals if they have
"FAQ" or "uk.d-i-y" in the subject line.
The uk.d-i-y FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
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>>Anybody any ideas as to what i am doing wrong.
I think you'll find the former is a bit loose: if you find a bit of thin
(1mm - 2mm) metal and slip it between the former and the wheel it should
improve matters. Is your bender one of those turquoise colour ones (from
Screwfix or B&Q)? I had one and sent it back as I decided it was crap
and bought a Hilmor from BES instead. I still occassionally get
wrinklies but it's the exception rather than the rule, whereas it was
the other way round with the other.
 with apologies to the inventor of that most useful device for
treansferring 'soil' to sewer for the misuse of his name :-)
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