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Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-04-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By staffordian
Just be aware, if using a piggy back fuse, that...

Just be aware, if using a piggy back fuse, that there are various types, micro, mini etc. Halfords hardwired one for me in a Nissan, for not much more than the cost of the hardwire kit when I bought...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-03-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By staffordian
When buying the house, your solicitor will have...

When buying the house, your solicitor will have sent standard questions to the vendor's solicitor, asking, among other things, if there are any problems.

I accept that you may not be able to prove...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,021
Posted By staffordian
Always, handbrake on and in gear. We have a drive...

Always, handbrake on and in gear. We have a drive which slopes up from the road. I reverse onto it and leave it in reverse.

What I would say is that when I had a car small enough to fit in my...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By staffordian
It's not the fluctuations, it's freezing that...

It's not the fluctuations, it's freezing that will cause problems, same as a pipe freezing. Ice takes a greater volume than water. If you can empty the jetwash completely, the risk is effectively...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 11-02-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By staffordian
R.I.P. That man saved me a fortune in the...

R.I.P.

That man saved me a fortune in the 1970s, trying to keep my Hillman Imp, Vauxhall Viva(s) and Morris 1100 on the road.

The only problems I had were looking at a job, thinking that looks...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By staffordian
Just a thought... is your solicitor a no win no...

Just a thought... is your solicitor a no win no fee ambulance chaser?

Just thinking that if so, they might be less inclined than a conventionally engaged solicitor to go the extra mile, wanting...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-02-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By staffordian
It's many years since I worked in insurance but I...

It's many years since I worked in insurance but I do remember that the advice to injured parties when dealing with personal injury claims was to definitely not rush into a settlement.

Mainly in...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 24-01-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By staffordian
There's a similar Play voice via Bluetooth option...

There's a similar Play voice via Bluetooth option in Waze. Maybe not selected, so it defaults to the phone speaker?
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 24-01-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By staffordian
If the Apple version of Google maps is anything...

If the Apple version of Google maps is anything like the Android...

Open Google maps

Set up the route and press the start button

Click the "Up" arrow, bottom right of screen to bring up the...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 09-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By staffordian
Just about everyone who has a new boiler is...

Just about everyone who has a new boiler is confronted with this problem and as far as I can see, just about all of them have the 22mm pipe run direct from the meter, externally to either the boiler...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-01-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By staffordian
I can't help with advice, but suspect that anyone...

I can't help with advice, but suspect that anyone who could help would need to know the make and model of your car to give useful advice.
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 31-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By staffordian
Project Binky ep 21

..is out now for anyone sober enough to enjoy it :lol:
Forum: The Motoring Zone 22-12-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By staffordian
I'm no expert but it looks well within the...

I'm no expert but it looks well within the capabilities of a good smart repairer.

Trouble with insurance (though technically you should report it anyway...) is that even with a protected discount,...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 15-12-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,515
Posted By staffordian
I can recommend a great bloke in Stoke on Trent,...

I can recommend a great bloke in Stoke on Trent, if that's not too far away?

Did a couple of jobs on a metallic silver Ibiza I had. Scrapes on plastic bumper and on metal of front wing, also an...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 10-12-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By staffordian
Perhaps you were asking too much for her :lol:

Perhaps you were asking too much for her :lol:
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-11-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By staffordian
Reading elsewhere, it seems you might be able to...

Reading elsewhere, it seems you might be able to change the RF codes to avoid a similar signal elsewhere triggering your receiver. I think dip switches in both units need changing, and sounds like...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-11-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By staffordian
That would fire boiler, but not heat the rads.

That would fire boiler, but not heat the rads.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-11-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By staffordian
It does sound rather like something else is...

It does sound rather like something else is triggering the receiver. Based on what you say, when you then raise the setting on the transmitter, it will have no effect as something else has already...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By staffordian
A couple of thoughts... Could a neighbour...

A couple of thoughts...

Could a neighbour have a similar wireless stat which your receiver is picking up?

Is it possible to do some sort of reset of the wireless unit then re-pairing it to the...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-11-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By staffordian
When the boiler fires, is it definitely heating...

When the boiler fires, is it definitely heating the radiators?

Some combis have a small hot water reservoir in the boiler which the boiler fires up occasionally to keep hot. Just wondered if this...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By staffordian
Ok-ish, except I don't think that new style front...

Ok-ish, except I don't think that new style front end is very striking, and those "stuck on as an afterthought" touch screens do my head in. Look like the designers just couldn't be bothered to...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By staffordian
Many of these places have auto diallers. As I...

Many of these places have auto diallers. As I understand it, they dial several at once, and the scammer/salesperson/representative* connects to whichever answers first. The rest are left hanging, as...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-11-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By staffordian
Not entirely sure about the design but I do feel...

Not entirely sure about the design but I do feel that hydrogen is a far more practical prospect in the future than battery powered EVs. And for this reason if for no other, I applaud Hyundai for...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 01-11-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By staffordian
Brilliant. Just brilliant...

Brilliant. Just brilliant...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 26-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By staffordian
The first electric drill I bought, in 1977, was...

The first electric drill I bought, in 1977, was almost identical to this. I think the trigger was black, and "solid" rather than moulded like yours so perhaps a slightly earlier or later model.

It...
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