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grr666
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PostPosted: 16:29 - 01 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's certainly enough salad in my fridge right now... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 17:35 - 01 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
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Just paid my gas and electric for the month, A whisker over £100 total because I've had my heating on too.


blimey that's cheaps as.. Are you on a fixed contract from pre-war (the recent one)?

Mine will be at least that and it's Baltic in my house (never more than 15-16 and mostly around 12-14) - modern gas boiler too...



payed about 50quid for both this mounth with 67 gov hand out
im still only paying a fixed deal from 2 years back dont run out to next july
17p a Kw for electric 3.4p per kw for gas

after that iv got a ton of smokeless coal and 4sq meters of logs
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PostPosted: 17:52 - 01 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

More angle iron (4m of 25mm x 25mm x 3mm) ... worked out cheaper than buying flat bar ... which I really don't understand!
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PostPosted: 21:08 - 05 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first time in about twenty years, I paid a bicycle shop to do some work!

Money well spent as wheel building isn't easy, before admitting defeat I gave it a good shot as in theory if you tighten the spokes equally then the wheel should be straight and should be centered correctly. Needless to say, in practice it didn't quite work that way. Laughing

Dropped the wheel off to them at about 5pm on Friday and it was done in time for me to collect on my way home from the normal Saturday morning kayak training session.

£25 is a quite acceptable price apart from now I've been looking round their shop and looking at other things to buy. Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:23 - 06 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, I bought a set of original '97 made 16 inch alloy wheels in mint condition for my '98 E200 Kompressor for £75. The tyres are to be thrown away, but that was very expected.
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PostPosted: 21:00 - 06 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier I struck a deal for an excellent condition powered quadlock handlebar ram mount.
Picking it up Saturday.
Also ordered a length of hose to go from my kitchen tap to the main garden hose on a roll.
Went to use it yesterday and the old connector hose fell apart.
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PostPosted: 22:56 - 06 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new Breville kettle from Lidl. Old one was looking worse for wear and new one matches me tiles in the kitchen. Laughing
I like it, it's quieter than my old kettle and thankfully seems to be exempt from the push to make everything
run on sod all power at a healthy, rapid boiling 3kw.
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PostPosted: 16:28 - 07 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) 5 x sheets of plywood (18mm, 8ft by 4ft)
2) 5 x laminate flooring
3) 4 x cement backer boards
4) 4 x packs of floor tiles
5) 2 x shower panels (1900mm by 800mm)
6) 1 x mirror foil
7) 1 x 4ft long t-square
8) 8 x 3ft ratchet clamps
9) 3 x empty 47kg propane bottles
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PostPosted: 01:08 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

New steam iron
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PostPosted: 17:00 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 sessions of Go Karting at Teamsport Bristol. Niece and Nephew are coming to visit at the weekend along with my
mother and sister. Uncle Grr is going to give them a bit of a treat. Not a cheap treat mind you, was £120 for me and
the kids, 2 x 15 minute sessions next Monday while Mum and Sister have a day out shopping in Bristol. After Go
Karting a quick Mcdonalds then we're going to make pancakes with many disgracefully fattening toppings on them back
at my place. Then we're gonna play some video games for a bit. In the early evening they will both be watching Star
Wars - A new hope on Blu ray in full 65" backlit glory with surround sound and popcorn because somehow they've
both been alive for over a decade and haven't seen any Star Wars Shocked .It is my sworn duty as official cool uncle to fully
bring them into my lifelong Star Wars obsession. I have my Ghost camera fully charged up ready so I can hopefully
capture a bit of footage of them on track, I'll be wearing my own lid. In my experience, bored kids are shitty kids
so I have every minute of the day I'll have them planned out.
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PostPosted: 17:47 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
3 sessions of Go Karting at Teamsport Bristol. Niece and Nephew are coming to visit at the weekend along with my
mother and sister. Uncle Grr is going to give them a bit of a treat. Not a cheap treat mind you, was £120 for me and
the kids, 2 x 15 minute sessions next Monday while Mum and Sister have a day out shopping in Bristol. After Go
Karting a quick Mcdonalds then we're going to make pancakes with many disgracefully fattening toppings on them back
at my place. Then we're gonna play some video games for a bit. In the early evening they will both be watching Star
Wars - A new hope on Blu ray in full 65" backlit glory with surround sound and popcorn because somehow they've
both been alive for over a decade and haven't seen any Star Wars Shocked .It is my sworn duty as official cool uncle to fully
bring them into my lifelong Star Wars obsession. I have my Ghost camera fully charged up ready so I can hopefully
capture a bit of footage of them on track, I'll be wearing my own lid. In my experience, bored kids are shitty kids
so I have every minute of the day I'll have them planned out.


Sounds like a bloody wonderful day Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 18:26 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

some salmon oil for the doggo.
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PostPosted: 18:49 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mentioned in another thread ... 3 x 47kg propane bottles for for £30 Very Happy
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PostPosted: 20:06 - 08 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

BanditsHigh wrote:
Mentioned in another thread ... 3 x 47kg propane bottles for for £30 Very Happy


Don't chop 'em up, they are about to become more desirable as gas bottles. Calor have stopped servicing the smaller sizes.

https://www.calor.co.uk/news-and-views/press-release-cylinder-range
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PostPosted: 13:33 - 09 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:

Sounds like a bloody wonderful day Thumbs Up

The best thing is the kids don't know they're coming to visit. They'll be told by my sister that they are staying at an
air B&B rented house. They don't even know they are going away for the weekend yet and when they find out they are,
they are being told they are visiting where mummy used to go on her holidays when she was little so they can see the
place themselves. Strictly speaking that's true, we're going to Weston Super Mare and Brean on Sunday. I've already
bought them unlimited ride wristbands for Weston Pier because Brean leisure park where me and my sis went to often
when we were little isn't properly open until May, so Weston Pier will have to do. Unfortunately their go karts are
undergoing maintenance which is why I sprung for the day trip to Teamsport on Monday.

I'm quite looking forward to taking a mini hike up Brean Down with the kids, weather permitting I'll be taking my
nice camera up with me for a spot of photography. We plan to walk down to the end where the fort is, I spent
many an hour playing in that place when I was a nipper. I suspect it won't seem as big as it did when I was a kid.
I hope the wind isn't too mental as it has a habit of being up there, if it is it will feel cold. Fingers crossed for sunshine
and good visibility. My niece will lose her shit when I answer the door of the 'air b&b' she's not expecting to see me
until August which is my next planned family thing that she knows about. For some reason she loves her Uncle Grr,
she text me only last night to say she loves me and misses me. It's nice to feel appreciated occasionally. I have
been flapping a bit this week trying to tidy up the house a bit for my imminent guests, the kids have never been
here before and my sis and mum have only been here long enough for a cuppa. Next on the hit list is the bathroom... Shocked
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 09 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to love going on Brean Down with parents and the dog when I lived in W-S-M. The fort at the end, exploring the dirty chambers and old gun emplacements.

I've not been back there in decades so get some piccys and post them up, I'd like to see how much things have changed.
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PostPosted: 16:38 - 10 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sennheiser HD660S headphones.

Although the very moment I clicked on the buy button they anouced the HD660S2, I did not cancel my order as I specifically wanted lower impedance for use with my walkman (could also be used as a USB DAC) and digital piano without external amps. We're talking 150 ohm (S) vs. 300 ohm (S2) and even at 150 ohm the volume must be set far beyond 90% on my walkman for enjoyable music experience. I'm yet to test the headphones on my Roland FP30x digital piano.

Now, these are my first open back headphones after years of using exclusively closed back headphones (mainly from Sony) and I must say, the HD660S gives me a very different music experience, almost like listening to music through a pair of stereo speakers. You're not isolated from your surroundings and everything feels light. The mid-range with treble are both very impressive. Also, the vocals and instruments sound very nice. Acoustic guitars and pianos sound very life like. The bass is there, not too heavy, and I'm yet to hear any sound distortion. My previous headphones experience always involved teeth rattling bass, but as I get older I get tired of overbass-ed music and modern V shaped mixed CDs, but that's one for the rant section of this forum. *The Bass planet album from Dynamix II (electro full of bass) sounds amazing.

TL; DR: New headphones, a very nice listening experience in deed.

EDIT: I've just noticed, open back headphones are very glasses friendly, as you don't break any ''air seal'' by wearing glasses, all the air vents out anyway, unlike on closed back headphones.
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PostPosted: 16:40 - 10 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 21:42 - 11 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today my new drill bit sharpener gadget arrived.
It's the device featured in the Delboy's Garage vid.
I was lucky enough to have been shown how to sharpen drills on a bench grinder in the past by a very old school machinist and I've had varying degrees of success but I really struggled with the smaller sizes.
This little contraption will do drill bits down to 3mm which I use quite regularly at work.
I did manage to sharpen a couple of HSS bits earlier, very simple process, but I haven't tried them yet, I'll probably report back tomorrow with my verdict after I put it through it's paces at work.
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PostPosted: 21:01 - 12 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drill sharpener does a good job, certainly gives knackered bits a second chance.
Sharpened drill bits performed well and looked like they'll last a while.
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PostPosted: 23:02 - 12 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
Drill sharpener does a good job, certainly gives knackered bits a second chance.
Sharpened drill bits performed well and looked like they'll last a while.


go you have a link?
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PostPosted: 01:38 - 15 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

A ropey old Nissan Frontier to tide me over until the shagged out gearbox on my 1/4 million mile Tundra is rebuilt and I can save enough for a proper work vehicle...
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PostPosted: 08:45 - 15 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
recman wrote:
Drill sharpener does a good job, certainly gives knackered bits a second chance.
Sharpened drill bits performed well and looked like they'll last a while.


go you have a link?


https://amzn.eu/d/c67JD8l

Also bought an upright cycle stand frame that stores the bicycle on its rear wheel.
Seems to be a decent space saver.
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PostPosted: 09:16 - 19 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadlock vibration dampener.
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PostPosted: 12:01 - 19 Feb 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
Quadlock vibration dampener.

Yeah I have one of those, the phone wobbling about does irk my eye when on the move but I guess that's it doing it's job.
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