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    You can try putting on some thin clothes (light...

    You can try putting on some thin clothes (light coloured t-shirt & tracksuit bottoms etc.). Then wear the drysuit for a couple of minutes in a lake/pond and get out. Ask someone to help you slowly...
  2. If you've not already seen it, there is/was an...

    If you've not already seen it, there is/was an excellent site with details of all the diveable water in the Lakes. It's available on the wayback machine. :
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    Unifi AC Pro is very good. It is just a raw AP...

    Unifi AC Pro is very good. It is just a raw AP with a pass-through port. You will need an injector to power it by PoE, unless you already have a PoE switch. This doesn't come as standard with the AC...
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    In reality, it's not that much water. Ginnie...

    In reality, it's not that much water.

    Ginnie Springs, which is just one of the springs which feeds the Santa Fe, which itself is one of the rivers that feeds into the Suwannee, discharges about 40...
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    We live in an old barn in a surface water...

    We live in an old barn in a surface water flood-zone (millrace in a culvert).

    Our 3 words are : gallons, rainwater, xxxx
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    Strange how the vast majority of manhole...

    Strange how the vast majority of manhole schedules are still referenced MH01, MH02 etc. by those PC designers....
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    I don't like the idea that it is not open-source....

    I don't like the idea that it is not open-source. The corporation control the word database and will ultimately be profiting from it. Charging emergency services for accessing it etc.

    OSGB or...
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    It will probably be a sheet of plastic packing...

    It will probably be a sheet of plastic packing (korex / antinox). Looks like plastic corrugated cardboard. Used for packaging of paving flags etc.

    Whoever was working on the manhole cover/frame...
  9. I'm not a painter but I've specified, supervised...

    I'm not a painter but I've specified, supervised and inspected a lot of painting. I'll have a go if you want.

    I'd normally suggest a guy you can call who runs a very good independent paint...
  10. Thread: Conundrum?

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    I’m of similar opinion to Iain above. It may...

    I’m of similar opinion to Iain above.

    It may be better value to get the dive centre to teach you something rather than just pay for a buddy. Some time with a instructor with the right attitude...
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    It's just a giant pyramid of margin. Join the...

    It's just a giant pyramid of margin. Join the game at the lowest level you can access.

    Take a 600x600mm LED ceiling panel that are now being installed everywhere. 4 years ago or so, we were...
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    It's complicated and not obvious how to get the...

    It's complicated and not obvious how to get the best deal in each circumstance. It varies all the time, but here are some examples to be aware of :

    Wickes (part of TP) sell board and multi-finish...
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    It's a liability thing, but also an experience...

    It's a liability thing, but also an experience thing. With plugs & screws it does vary quite a lot with the material you are fixing to. A red plug packet will say drill 6mm hole and use No. 8/10...
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    In reality, it depends on the job and location. ...

    In reality, it depends on the job and location.

    A building site in a small town in the north is about 30years behind the attitudes found in a start-up business based in central London or...
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    http://www.chasesubaqua.co.uk/pictures/cromhall%20...

    http://www.chasesubaqua.co.uk/pictures/cromhall%20map.jpg
  16. Thread: Campervan

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    For the price of a 5 grand van, you can stay in a...

    For the price of a 5 grand van, you can stay in a 50 B&B for 100 nights. Is it worth it? Will you actually use it that much? It will burn twice as much diesel as a modern car.

    For the price of a...
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    Crazy deep OC record styleee. Anything goes and...

    Crazy deep OC record styleee. Anything goes and sometimes it never comes back.

    It looks relatively tidy in comparison to some setups. I'm not sure where I found these, I think they were from some...
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    I don't own a Santi myself, but I understand that...

    I don't own a Santi myself, but I understand that the UK service centre is Dan at SDS Watersports. He is one of the most experienced and helpful people I have ever dealt with. If you think you can...
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    I assume for suit heating? We built a jumbo...

    I assume for suit heating?

    We built a jumbo pack a few years ago to use for this. About the size of an AL80 with two switches and two cords. We put various packs in it. It takes 8.9kg inside to be...
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    I just put everything I plan to use of the dive...

    I just put everything I plan to use of the dive in the left pocket (spools, cookies etc.). I put the safety stuff in the right pocket (spare mask, safety spool). This is the GUE standard I think.
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    Send these guys a message, they are out there...

    Send these guys a message, they are out there everyday :

    https://www.facebook.com/ScubaShackinCozumel/
  22. Thread: Photobooks

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    I ordered one from photobox for a work portfolio...

    I ordered one from photobox for a work portfolio which turned out ok, main problems being some of my low-res ancient scanned images.

    Once I registered with them to order a canvas print, I was...
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    Can you adjust the temperature on the frost-stat? It may be just set wrong.

    Otherwise, option 2 sounds good to me. (I'm not a gas engineer etc..)

    If it is genuinely that cold in the garage, you...
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    Depends on your approach to diving I suppose. ...

    Depends on your approach to diving I suppose.

    If you are diving in a small cave in the UK, you are better off solo with side-mount independent cylinders. The whole setup is ideal for this and gas...
  25. Put a hairdryer or candle near the frost stat....

    Put a hairdryer or candle near the frost stat. Set the hive to a low set point in the house. If the boiler still fires, then you have a wiring problem.

    Is the frost-stat built into the boiler and...
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