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  1. Robbox

    Virgin Media

    I found this interesting comment on Virgin forums about the outdated 'contention ratios'. It would appear there can be issues with sluggish speeds in certain circumstances. "Virgin media is a little different from ADSL/VDSL ISPs though, and there is still some element of this at a local level...
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    shed felting...

    Put on with a stiff brush I guess and provides a better seal. Thanks.
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    shed felting...

    I have to re-felt my log cabin/shed. The roof is exactly 5m across the ridge and I want to felt it using polyester felt with a minimum of waste (feeling eco...). Ashbrook Roofing do supply rolls of 15 year felt in 5, 8 and 10m lengths. I was thinking to buy the 10m rolls and cut in half to lay...
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    What are your retirement plans (financial perspective)?

    I did get legal advice and won some compensation, but unfortunately I had quite a book of errors and warnings etc and this one was the final straw in their eyes. It was a new contract and the end user were 'threatening' to end contract. I never felt like making a big fight out of it and the...
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    What are your retirement plans (financial perspective)?

    Looking back I feel very lucky I had the wherewith-all to make a complete break in 2003. I was working for a subsidiary of ITV, re-editing old movies, old soaps, US and OZ series, all for ITV and other channels. We were all paid quite well for a job that was boredom squared. The guys all used...
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    a roofing question & a non-roofing question

    My cabin is raised off the ground using adjustable risers onto the floor frame. I was going to wrap the Flashband underneath the frame, since the frame is raised off the ground on adjustable risers. I was also going to paint Bostik bitumen paint over the whole area where the Flashband goes as...
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    a roofing question & a non-roofing question

    Log cabin has old bitumen felt tiles that are very weathered. Do I lay new felt over old, or strip off back to T&G roof, then lay the new felt? At the base of the cabin some of the logs became rotted out and I have had to replace with treated timber infills spliced in. But this lower edge gets...
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    Wire embedded glass

    Thanks for all the replies, it's to give my shed windows extra security. Although I could use polycarb, but that marks up easy.
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    Wire embedded glass

    Been looking around for the glass sheet with wire embedded, but seems it might not be available. Is that the case?
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    dorky idea for cyclists

    You read about so many accidents between cyclists and vehicles on our cities streets. So not allow a cyclist to wear a rotating amber beacon on their helmet? I know what you're thinking...knobs and heads comes to mind, but no, I'm thinking of something super low profile that emits a rotating...
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    Gas and Electricity Hikes

    Can you wait ten years?
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    Where to get energy for the future

    Rolls Royce is building SMR’s, if instead of the Hinckley C monster, a contract had been given to RR to build SMR on the same site, we’d most likely have power coming out by now and an export business for RR.
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    Where to get energy for the future

    I’m ordering a mini nuclear reactor, pop it on the wall in place of my old boiler.
  14. Robbox

    MY EON meter

    Sorry my typo error, I’m with octopus of course!!
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    Is it possible that this government is doing something bent yet again?

    I thought Pritti Patel has the power to revoke visas and remove UK citizenships? That might hurt a lot more than a lot of the sanctions.
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    Smart meter/'white' meter question.

    Prolly not relevant here, my old meter was black and ancient. The backboard was some cheap composite board and was coming loose off the wall. I complained to the supplier, who came in and very kindly gave me a new board, new meter AND moved it slightly to accommodate a kitchen refurb. All done...
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    MY EON meter

    I just had a closer look. The meter display is cycling between EXPRT 000000 BILL £2.13 IMPRT 001385. Looking at my last bill, the last number could be my present meter reading, with the usage in-between. The mystery unfolds....
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    MY EON meter

    My old supplier went bust last year, got transferred to Avro. But electricity meter has been sending data for months now, until last week.
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    MY EON meter

    hehehe! didn't have much choice! Avro told me on my latest bill that something was wrong with the electricity meter, still I might get a weeks worth of free leccy!
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    MY EON meter

    I've not touched anything on the meter and anyway that shouldn't affect the smart meter sending readings to Avro, surely? That's what triggered this question. Today I had a bill from Avro, for Gas only. It said there was a problem with the electricity readings. The smart meter is flashing all...
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