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Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 213,978
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: 213,978
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: 748
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 thatís 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: 5,077
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: 5,077
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: The Home and Garden Zone 29-05-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
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, 09:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
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: 19,639
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: 5,077
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 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: 23,151
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: 6,165
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: 6,165
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: 6,165
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: 6,165
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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
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: Off Topic Chat 20-05-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,598
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?
...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 18-05-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
Posted By DrEskimo
Ha, don't even know what half of those words mean...

Ha, don't even know what half of those words mean so don't worry :p

Yea I don't really have the appetite for fitting another new frame and front door, but will certainly try and replace the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By DrEskimo
Yea I'm with the general consensus. Big fan of...

Yea I'm with the general consensus. Big fan of the Model S, but this is just so oddly proportioned....

Not as hideous as the Model X, but that's setting the bar pretty low!

I'm still a massive...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 14-05-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 925
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 103,870
Posted By DrEskimo
Ha...yea not to mention a 4hr round trip for a...

Ha...yea not to mention a 4hr round trip for a few bags of soil 😋

Guess itís back to plan B....putting it down my trousers and slowly dumping it all in next doors garden, Great Escape style...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 14-05-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 925
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 103,870
Posted By DrEskimo
Probably not worth the 2hr drive to me in...

Probably not worth the 2hr drive to me in Hertfordshire then...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By DrEskimo
The amount of deposit doesn't really affect the...

The amount of deposit doesn't really affect the need for a GAP policy.

It covers the shortfall between the price paid (invoice price) and what your car insurance will pay out in the event of a...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-05-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By DrEskimo
Yea that's who I used when I had my S5. Was only...

Yea that's who I used when I had my S5. Was only about £130 for 2yrs. Never had to use it thankfully, but taking out the policy was easy, and getting reimbursement when I sold the car early was easy...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 09-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,921
Posted By DrEskimo
That or just have the file selected and hit...

That or just have the file selected and hit enter.

Or click to highlight the file, then click again on the file name and it will allow you to edit the file name.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 07-05-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,639
Posted By DrEskimo
Coming along nicely mate :) Those tiles look...

Coming along nicely mate :)

Those tiles look very smart!
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