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    I used to teach students to imagine they were...

    I used to teach students to imagine they were breathing through a mcdonalds straw whenever they took their mask off. This seems to shut the nose bits down without any more conscious thought. I don't...
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    This looks very impressive Simon. The £8/10k cost...

    This looks very impressive Simon. The £8/10k cost doesn't seem unreasonable in the scheme of survey gadgets. Obviously less accurate given the constraints of the wobbly sea, but similar cost to a...
  3. I doubt it really matters, they are adjustable in...

    I doubt it really matters, they are adjustable in the shoulders. The Velcro waist thing is also adjustable and only needs to be about 6x the suit thickness longer that when you wear a t-shirt (C=pi *...
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    I discussed this with a skipper in the Farnes...

    I discussed this with a skipper in the Farnes today. Orange cat, forgot the name. He was completely unaware of the ruling.

    Safe, clutter-free boat, long benches to either side. Large...
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    St Abbs & Eyemouth are an hour down the coast.

    St Abbs & Eyemouth are an hour down the coast.
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    This is the only picture I could find (from...

    This is the only picture I could find (from 2006). The rails themselves can be held by someone ~5'10ish. High enough that no one can bang their head. There are a set of dangling ropes against the...
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    A lot to be said for the arrangement on Seeker...

    A lot to be said for the arrangement on Seeker (indeep Plymouth). Two overhead rails down the centre with London Underground style dangling handles.
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  8. If it’s the cable, it’s most likely a failure...

    If it’s the cable, it’s most likely a failure directly above the gland on the pack. Give it a wiggle whilst it’s on. I’ve fixed mine once by shortening the cable by a couple of inches and...
  9. Just be super careful with the polarity - there...

    Just be super careful with the polarity - there is no protection in the HID head.
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    I’m not sure what the external diameter of the...

    I’m not sure what the external diameter of the halcyon one is.

    I’m pretty sure I bought it from here, the thicker version :
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    FS : EO cord

    Unused EO cord. New. 1.0m long. 16AWG. (1.31mm2). 2 core. This is the thicker version, overall O/D about 9mm. - £30
  12. FS : uwatec bottom timer / scubapro digital 330m bungee mount

    Deep sea supply version. Good condition. Mount only, with bungee. £10
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    For the hedge trimmer, just buy new cable. It’s...

    For the hedge trimmer, just buy new cable. It’s probably only 0.75mm2 and you can get 25m of orange for about £12 at tool station
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    If you must, use Trello. Implementation of Kanban...

    If you must, use Trello. Implementation of Kanban style cards.

    My tips for tools :

    Keep the good ones. Give away or bin the ones you don’t enjoy using. You probably have 2-3 times as many as...
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    It doesn't make much difference in practice. The...

    It doesn't make much difference in practice. The bulk of the air is at the sides once they are wrapped around the cylinders anyway. Donut wings are far better to use though. The air can move...
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    They are made of cheese. The BS for cheese is...

    They are made of cheese. The BS for cheese is 6969-420. The Norwegians on a rig in 1971 didn’t like cheese. They wore coats instead, made by my mate who had a cousin who moved to Plymouth. There’s a...
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    There are quite a lot in the construction...

    There are quite a lot in the construction industry, all the way down the scale

    Sir Robert McAlpine, Est 1869 - privately owned - £1000m turnover

    N G Bailey, Est 1921 - privately owned - £500m...
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    Yes, but they are clearly not daft. If it makes...

    Yes, but they are clearly not daft. If it makes economic sense to buy in the U.K. then they will. I imagine all the bulk, heavy stuff like sweets, shampoo, beans and pop are all made in the U.K.
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    T J Morris Ltd - AKA Home Bargains Owned by...

    T J Morris Ltd - AKA Home Bargains

    Owned by Tom Morris. Still a private company after 45 years. 2,700 million turnover, 500 shops, 22,000 staff.

    No issues when our accountant ran a credit...
  20. Thread: Inflation!

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    5k t/o a month with this particular independent...

    5k t/o a month with this particular independent timber merchant. Had the account since well before I was born. We didn’t actually buy any, more a warning for pricing projects.

    There’s some big...
  21. Thread: Inflation!

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    18mm MDF doubled in price this morning at our...

    18mm MDF doubled in price this morning at our merchant.
  22. Thread: Inflation!

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    Here’s a data point : ...

    Here’s a data point :
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    Warmbac caving wetsuits are sized to suit skinny...

    Warmbac caving wetsuits are sized to suit skinny cavers. CA1 almost looks like a normal wetsuit from the 1980s. Perhaps not....

    http://www.warmbac.com/listing_wetsuits.php

    Also, try Othree....
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    My last 3 visits have been babysitting rebreather...

    My last 3 visits have been babysitting rebreather divers practising ascents.....
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    Only just seen this thread. I live in Caton,...

    Only just seen this thread. I live in Caton, Lancaster and dive at Capernwray once a month or so. Would be happy to go diving with you, or come along to say hello if you are meeting the JBOD folks...
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