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    I have seen some absolute horrors on our search...

    I have seen some absolute horrors on our search for a house. We looked at a similar-aged thatched cottage in Dorset where the old lean-to catslide roof made of corrugated iron was still there -...
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    We bought a house off "Stan Stan the chipboard...

    We bought a house off "Stan Stan the chipboard man" who claimed to be an aircraft engineer (God knows who for)!

    I can add to the above:

    An 7kW electric shower connected with 2.5mm T&E into...
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    The new Kingsman - awful; a complete waste of an...

    The new Kingsman - awful; a complete waste of an evening and Chelsea were at home that night so we had to go miles to get a pizza! My son met the guy who played the central character at a party a...
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    Our neighbours had peacocks when I was a kid - as...

    Our neighbours had peacocks when I was a kid - as well as being really noisy they cant fly properly either. They would periodically "land" on the roof (think controlled crash which sounded like the...
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    One of the dogs (the hairy one naturally) rolled...

    One of the dogs (the hairy one naturally) rolled in some fox poo this morning on our walk rendering her totally toxic and necessitating a B A T H. Slung her in the shower and got to work with the...
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    All the above are correct but if you do the maths...

    All the above are correct but if you do the maths its obvious that the only practical way to get any appreciable moisture into a cylinder is to pump it in (either from a filling whip full of water,...
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    Someone I know lives right on the border - most...

    Someone I know lives right on the border - most of the garden is in Wales but the house is in England (the border is a tiny trickle of a stream) - she is ignoring all this nonsense.
  8. I keep hearing good stuff about SSI and apart...

    I keep hearing good stuff about SSI and apart from having to teach "in centre" (which isn't actually a huge issue) can't see much downside tbh
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    Join the ****ing club! We were supposed to be in...

    Join the ****ing club! We were supposed to be in France around 19th December which we knocked on the head as Omicron was kicking off and in Switzerland in about a week's time - driving (the original...
  10. Just like all those golf driving ranges on the...

    Just like all those golf driving ranges on the edges of cities - someone to look after the land with minimal capital investment while the landowner tries to get planning permission for the "retire to...
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    Just got a ticket for driving in a bus lane at...

    Just got a ticket for driving in a bus lane at 1.40am in Barking - its clearly not my car (the offender has 4 headlights and mine has 2 amongst other things) and the registration on the photo is one...
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    If its the McSween one its actually OK-ish - not...

    If its the McSween one its actually OK-ish - not as good as the real thing but certainly a perfectly acceptable option.
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    There are gazillions of the little beggars in the...

    There are gazillions of the little beggars in the Thames - they apparently arrived via ships ballast donkeys years ago
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    You are flogging a dead horse I am afraid - its...

    You are flogging a dead horse I am afraid - its the Post Office address database that 99%+ of firms use and that is the "book from which there shall be no rubbing out". You can try putting something...
  15. Thread: No BCD?

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    And if it does go wrong it will prove impossible...

    And if it does go wrong it will prove impossible to access...
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    Our last big wine order somehow (actually by not...

    Our last big wine order somehow (actually by not reading what was written down) managed to get only massively alcoholic reds - 14% is now a low alcohol option - so sherry is a pretty smart choice...
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    Looking into a trip to the Zenobia in the spring...

    Looking into a trip to the Zenobia in the spring - why on earth does every bloody travel agent only want to send me to Paphos?
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    The (non-royal) Head of State pretty much has to...

    The (non-royal) Head of State pretty much has to be an appointed non-entity who never did anything important and won't present an alternative to the legitimate government - making a short list in...
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    Indeed someone gave me a "wine saver" which...

    Indeed someone gave me a "wine saver" which baffled me for years...
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    Indeed but tell that to the young of today and...

    Indeed but tell that to the young of today and they think that you are barbecuing baby seals in whale blubber... In my experience power supplies were particularly prone to dying on start up having...
  21. Thread: No BCD?

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    Are you thinking of the Mini B? Thats just a...

    Are you thinking of the Mini B? Thats just a packaged system that works exactly like a regular BCD except everything is in a "rucksack" - I have only ever seen it used for teaching kids in a pool...
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    Full to empty cylinders change by about 3.5kg so...

    Full to empty cylinders change by about 3.5kg so they would need to pump in roughly 3.5l of water to maintain neutral buoyancy over an hour's dive.

    If my maths is correct (assuming isothermal,...
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    I think everyone is suffering from long lead...

    I think everyone is suffering from long lead times after lockdown to be fair - even for simple repairs
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    Think a lot of "made to measure" are actually...

    Think a lot of "made to measure" are actually assembled from a kit of parts. My O3 certainly looks that way - but then I am a fairly standard (large) size so it works for me, I have heard real...
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    PU is made from oil - oil is made from the...

    PU is made from oil - oil is made from the remains of microscopic organisms that lived 200 million years ago. Ergo 100% natural product!
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