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Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-06-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 214,034
Posted By DrEskimo
Depends how many miles he's doing and how much...

Depends how many miles he's doing and how much his electricity costs...?

Average electricity costs, its about £2.20 to charge a 22KwH battery. If it does about 100miles, and you are doing 4,500...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 214,034
Posted By DrEskimo
Yup includes the battery rental. That's what made...

Yup includes the battery rental. That's what made me think about it instead of buying a second hand Zoe, and then paying the lease on top.

Second hand ones are about £6k, and then the lease is £49...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-06-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 214,034
Posted By DrEskimo
It might be completely inappropriate, but I was...

It might be completely inappropriate, but I was contemplating getting a cheap run around for short journeys, and was trying to come up with the cheapest way to do it (literally talking 50miles a...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By DrEskimo
Really?? I would like to know what petrol...

Really??

I would like to know what petrol car can get 300miles from a single tank that’s capable of doing 0-60 in 3.5secs!

My S5 struggled to get 300miles from a tank and only did 4.9 to...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,083
Posted By DrEskimo
I mean I enjoy reading the scientific literature...

I mean I enjoy reading the scientific literature as much as the next guy, but what exactly about that video do you specifically take issue with...? (As an side, I still have no idea why you think the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-05-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,083
Posted By DrEskimo
I'm confused, why is that video more rigorous and...

I'm confused, why is that video more rigorous and logical...he's just talking...?

What you would need is a test showing multiple washes using washing liquid to see how long it takes to strip a...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-05-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,083
Posted By DrEskimo
I disagree. As you can see from the video it...

I disagree. As you can see from the video it doesn't do anything.

Besides, whilst I appreciate what you are saying regarding wax not being as fussy as a ceramic in terms of a perfectly clean...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 29-05-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,162
Posted By DrEskimo
Plumber as well...! He wired and re-plumbed the...

Plumber as well...! He wired and re-plumbed the whole house :D

Not only was it a massive cost saving (estimate around £30k in labour at least...), but it's also nice to know the job was done well....
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 29-05-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,162
Posted By DrEskimo
Yea the grass is growing at a ridiculous rate. I...

Yea the grass is growing at a ridiculous rate. I cut it only last week!

Yea my father-in-law is a electrician so he already connect the cable to the internal consumer unit and ran it outside all...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 29-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,162
Posted By DrEskimo
Cheers guys! Spent Sunday wiring up the shed...

Cheers guys!

Spent Sunday wiring up the shed with two internal sockets, one external socket and a light. Routed the armoured cable to a external junction box at the back. Used black trunking...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 29-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,689
Posted By DrEskimo
Looking stunning mate! Really like the white...

Looking stunning mate! Really like the white stones around the edge and the lights on the sleepers. Very professionally finished!

I ended up having to buy about 6 tubs of that brush in grout...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-05-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,083
Posted By DrEskimo
Fairy liquid will not strip waxes or sealants....

Fairy liquid will not strip waxes or sealants. Very clearly demonstrated in this video.

Will Dawn Ultra Remove Your Wax/Sealant? Let's Test! - YouTube

Also note that at the end he talks about...
Forum: The Money And Business Zone 24-05-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,944
Posted By DrEskimo
Ah yes. I imagine 2008 was a bit of a different...

Ah yes. I imagine 2008 was a bit of a different time compared to today...!
Forum: The Money And Business Zone 23-05-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,944
Posted By DrEskimo
Didn't that result in you going to the SVR though?

Didn't that result in you going to the SVR though?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-05-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By DrEskimo
I was tempted to do this when I did my...

I was tempted to do this when I did my renovation, but once I started to add on insurance and VED I began to wonder if it was worth it...?

My father-in-law does it a lot, but then he has a trade...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 23-05-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,162
Posted By DrEskimo
So a couple of updates, and I'm nearly ready to...

So a couple of updates, and I'm nearly ready to wrap this up...!

Spent a couple of weekends scraping/chemically stripping/grinding away years of different layers of masonry paint on my window...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 22-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,172
Posted By DrEskimo
I tend to have a bias towards Intel/Nvidia...

I tend to have a bias towards Intel/Nvidia systems, but I would probably look at something like this personally:

CPU - Core i5-6600k
MOBO - ASUS Z170-K (or similar)
CPU Cooler - Anything by...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 22-05-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,172
Posted By DrEskimo
There is a bit of trap with PC building that you...

There is a bit of trap with PC building that you end up chasing numbers for the sake of getting higher numbers...

When the budget makes constraints, it's worth taking a step back and thinking what...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 22-05-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,172
Posted By DrEskimo
I agree with voon. RAM modules are designed to...

I agree with voon. RAM modules are designed to work together out of the box, so not sure you will get great results by trying to match a single RAM module with another single RAM module down the...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 22-05-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,172
Posted By DrEskimo
£385 for a 1070ti?? Not sure you're going to...

£385 for a 1070ti??

Not sure you're going to get it for that price, they are in the £450 region, particularly an EVGA one (which I highly recommend, amazing CS).

If you can find it that cheap...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 21-05-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By DrEskimo
Ah I'm with you! Yea, well even if you don't...

Ah I'm with you!

Yea, well even if you don't use it to fully correct the paint just yet, it will certainly be a lot quicker and less onerous to apply things like SRP with, compared to applying by...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 21-05-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By DrEskimo
Looks good to me. SRP is effectively a paint...

Looks good to me.

SRP is effectively a paint cleanser, but with fillers to artificially enhance the paint work, so no need for anything additional.

Yea you can apply with a DA. A very soft pad...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 21-05-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,689
Posted By DrEskimo
Very impressed mate, and looks very smart!...

Very impressed mate, and looks very smart! :thumb:

Keep the updates coming!
Forum: The Money And Business Zone 21-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,944
Posted By DrEskimo
Another consideration is whether you want to...

Another consideration is whether you want to move. Fixing your mortgage for 5yrs, but then moving in 2 means either sticking with the same provider (which may be less competitive) or paying hefty...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 20-05-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,599
Posted By DrEskimo
How about a used 128gb iPhone 7 from GiffGaff. No...

How about a used 128gb iPhone 7 from GiffGaff. No idea on the quality, but guessing it won't be hard to return if it's awful?
...
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