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  1. I've used the K4 for good few years got it with all the kit etc. Only had one issue after I'd used it and drained it to put away got called to work, returned home to strip and store no way could I remove the lance from the handle, not a cat in hells chance with Kaz shouting you turning it the right way. Days later I found the Karcher agent across Leeds and he said fetch it up. He had the spanners out and couldn't shift it. It a new machine I'll swap lance as faulty. He pointed across the yard to look down the handle and pulled the trigger, well the women at the bus stop wasn't too happy getting a shot in the back. It had pressure in the handle. Read above I'd drained it. Digging deeper whilst at work Kaz had a play with it so it was now under pressure again. Repair guy said fancy a brew whilst I put the tools away & I can't charge for that rookie mistake. (What about my mistake)
  2. Few good points made here. Amazon - yes I use them yes you've to monitor the prices but can't belive their missing a trick on collecting packaging if offered to them it's cash back for them. Also started using a company in China for my 'smart house gear' cheaper than Amazon less boxes and takes a week. Argos - view elsewhere but buy from Argos that was the crack years ago. Now I use Argos as a delivery point if it's offered when buying online and open till 2200 in the large shopping centre near me, I go collect around 2100 quick drive down park in the front and away home in 15mins, it beats the silly Royal Mail timings to collect parcels. Bins - "green recycling, black rubbish, brown garden" simples why do the different councils want to use other colours for recycling Green is Recycling Green is what we aim for. Griff I've the correct bin system covered I have a white shower curtain ring i remove from the bin going out and place on the other ready for the following week.
  3. Only done Oulton Pk on a Vauxhall drive weekend which were a good day out all the stuuf they laid on. The main person on the invite got to drive run Oulton track on a Vectra Sport doing 3 laps at max 70mph then a instructor lap. Out the pits I went following the cones for braking etc then 2nd lap give me 100 mph max then I hit 115 on the 3rd and back in the pits for a run round the car a go which was unreal before I landed in the seat we were off got the belt on and he floored it we hit one bend and took it on 3 wheels. We walked round the track to this corner to watch them come round, a normal days work for them guys. I keep going to book to drive a arctic or move reserving one into a bay.
  4. Thanks for the listing the video, When I passed my test the boss had a black B reg and didn't like it much (new to driving) but then took to it and we had a few on fleet. Having swapped jobs the boss had a H red 1.8 GLX Sapphire which I'd use during the day and loved it. So time had come to get my own car at 25 (reach that insurance bracket) i'd always had a car from work or my dads company. So looking round I didn't want a Ford or a boot and not red = yes I bought the bosses red booted sierra from the company at a price I couldn't get the escort/astra for and didn't have NCD to help the insurance so didn't lose anything there. I had that car 15 years before giving it to my mate as a run around at his pub. 20 years that car was on the road and was barbi pink in the end.
  5. Didn't know about the Boiler Plus info, I swapped my controller which was a Honeywell optimised which switch on temps at different time of day so the house didn't drop below 16c and if it did the heating came on. I upgraded to the Honeywell Evohome system so each room works on it's own and optimised, so today working from home I told my office to be at 20c so the rest of the rooms stayed set at 16c. So far I've saved on gas and not had the mail saying your direct debit is going up. For any system to work your raditors need to be sized correctly to start with. When I moved in here a few year back the room window is 3m wide and had a 1.2m radiator single+ panel and the room never got passed 22c all night. I swapped that to a 2.5m double+ panel and it to temp in 30mins and just pulses during the evening.
  6. What can I say about Morrisons diesel but this week in a 1300d van I got down to the red section so checked and had done 580 miles, knowing I still had 60 miles in the tank carried on when I got near home it said 615 and checked distant to garage and it gave me a row of ...... think that means your on your own from here. Filled up 55ltrs so still had 40 miles left. Need to sort my option out this month to either get another van to save paying tax or get a car vectra estate size. I'm not up on company car tax these days and only pay £60 for private fuel now so use the van all the time. Last week Kaz had her i20 in the garage and they gave us another i20 and I drove off thinking it sounds like a bag of spanners then thought it's 3 cyl but the 1ltr turbo knew how to go when asked, Don't know what mpg it would give only having it a few days.
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    I now just use the multiway usb chargers in the house and the van which is the one we use on the boat direct off 12v so no invertor needed. This charges Phones, mini ipads and the mifi unit. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-PowerDrive-5-Port-Charging-iPhone/dp/B00OUK0N26/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1551224319&sr=8-3&keywords=12v+usb+anker I've no issues with Anker products and customer service is great, charges last Sony phones with no problem. (other charger makes are available) covers the small print.
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    I've had a rat coming over the bottom wall of the garden due to them having apple and plum trees and fruit drops our way. I've had to wire fence the bottom decking off and place traps in bait boxes but this one is not playing game, the cctv picks up the eyes and it runs up the side path and across to the drive & it was 2 to 3 times a night. I'm stuck with having the dog now and can't use my proven method which is sweet smelling liquid soap, they eat it and go and don't return. Years ago my old man was in hospital and my mother ranting I can hear something at night etc so put it down to her been at home by herself, after a few night of having to get a taxi round after a beer & soap attack was used to prove nothing was there. I put a dish of soap in the corner of the bathroom with toilet paper to see which route it was taking due to builders working in the house as well. She was right roland was there and it was flush through with soap and it had left poop all round the bathroom. I win.
  9. Just seen this and some good offers but in store only. I can drop mine down to £8 for 20 gig. Watching Netflix films doesn't use your data up. Will keep Kaz happy. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/three-24m-20gb-mifi-go-binge-unlimited-netflix-streaming-from-8-instore-three-3179468
  10. Best option is heat and air movement as Dehums don't work best till the temp is over 14c, I have a oil heater in my man cave (insulated concrete section garage type build) which runs on a Saturday then a smart switch that turns the dehum on at 14c, this starts to pull the RH down and temp raises faster. The dehum is controlled on it's own stat till the temp drops to 13c then the smart switch turns off. I can monitor the temp and RH% on my phone. Tools and paperwork are kept ok in there. I've been looking for a months at these Chinese heaters, the all in one in the red case to duct the air round better but I only have a 3" wooden section in the roof pitch to get the exhaust out of the shed. Don't forget you don't need fancy test gear to test humidity, a cold can of beer from the fridge if it gets wet there's water in the air. I keep going to put some smart items up which would work on boats via a key fob which i've tested, this could be wired inline and has 4 channels.
  11. My take is the motorway started at the speed camera after the dip (blue signs started) still at 50, you then get the 50 sign leaving the dip on the left. The lanes from your left their last 50 sign is a mile back and then another 1/2mile after you merge by a signal 50 on the left so they know it's not camered and badly signed as it's not on both sides so their off. So your either pushed along or stuck out there. I'd speed up move left and slow down by lifting off not braking. It's not worth pushing it these days. too many camera behind signs across the motorway etc. Guy I work with a few weeks ago sat doing 60 on M1 as per the varible signs and a dutch lorry (not a barge) join on the left which was the start of the 4 lanes into Sheffield and decided to move into the 2nd lane for no reason, he collected the rear of his van which he then got pushed sideways in front of the lorry and sent across lanes 2 & 3 with a car pop out from behind the slowing traffic and passed that close it rocked him but didn't touch. I have the video from the dashcam and it seems to be slow motion except the car at speed nearly head on.
  12. This is to stop the oil getting into the bilge and getting pumped overboard into the river. We had to fit these trays in the mid 80's onto the narrowboats and install pads in them. £10 from Screwfix gets you a spill kit with pads you can use to drop in the tray to monitor and catch any leaks. https://www.screwfix.com/p/lubetech-15ltr-oil-spill-kit/99764 With my Enviromental ISO head on you'd get another tick for using the snake round the fuel pipe on deck whilst refueling. (as if)
  13. Robin what about the bottom seal on the window it looks to have a gap in the middle.
  14. You've just had me look my model up and found one on Ebay £49 (add a zero to that in the late 90's to what I paid) SCSI connection. I've a base station and laptop still on win 98 just to use this scanner. I've looked round for a modern unit/scanner as my boss wants one but it's a minefield choosing one these days. We want speed but scanning photo's isn't a rush job. Griff didn't pick a scanner up last year? any reviews?
  15. Can't belive I got away with 5 on that test. All I can say is he's a little darlin rite now asleep whilst I'm working at home today, Only place he doesn't park his behind is i my office so something must have happened in here in the past. BUT come five and he'll do my head in,
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