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by bungeejumper
August 19th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: The gas lift
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: The gas lift

Online retailers include a variety of descriptions. Including "vintage" saw setting tool. Spot on, PD. Back in the days when saws didn't cost a fiver each from China, people used to use these things to tweak the teeth of their ageing implements. One tooth bent slightly to the left, the ne...
by bungeejumper
August 19th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: The gas lift
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: The gas lift

For those who are not engineers, a drift is simply a rod of the correct diameter that you insert and hit with a lump hammer (or use a press upon). It's also common to use heat to help. A lump hammer? Also known as a brummagem screwdriver, of course. Mind you, in my Birmingham decade it was also com...
by bungeejumper
August 19th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: WHATTHEhangonaminutethatmightjustwork.....
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: WHATTHEhangonaminutethatmightjustwork.....

Eeeurgh. Just eeeurgh. :o

Clue to the nationality is in the round power sockets, I presume? So what'll it be this morning, e-coli or e-lectrocution?

Anyway, it's put me right off my breakfast. Gee, thanks.

BJ
by bungeejumper
August 19th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Recommendation

I bought a GTech handheld/rechargeable vac about a year ago and would definitely recommend it. It comes with a short brush, a long tube with a brush on the end and a crevice tool. I decided not to buy the optional car accessories as I didn't think I needed them......and I was right. The basic vac d...
by bungeejumper
August 18th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Curiosity Corner
Topic: Firm but fair?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Firm but fair?

Or, as our continental cousins say: croak, monsieur.

I'll get me coat...….

BJ
by bungeejumper
August 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Recommendation

Do you mean a rechargeable cordless "stick" cleaner with the full rotating head thingummy, or a short one for upholstery and cleaning the car? We have a Dyson V6, which does both, but TBH the performance-to-price ratio doesn't really cut it. Not when you're spending between £300 and £600 f...
by bungeejumper
August 18th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: An unexpected question
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: An unexpected question

This site says no lipstick or jewellery . :lol: I can understand the jewellery ban. They're going to reduce you to a co-operative semi-zombie with the sedative, and they don't want you (a) damaging yourself on a necklace, (b) sticking yourself with a stray earring or other body piercing, (c) messin...
by bungeejumper
August 17th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Anyone Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Anyone Help?

I bet the alternative "examination" mode is not fun neither ;) It's not so bad if you survive the chemical "depth-charge" preparation. And no retching. If in doubt about discomfort on the day, just opt for the sedative. I usually do. :) But colonoscopy is not a particularly good...
by bungeejumper
August 17th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Woodstock in 38 CDs!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Woodstock in 38 CDs!!!!

That doesn't surprise me. In fact, $799 is probably on the cheap side considering where some of those hippies are these days? Fifty years on, and those penniless people have ranches and swimming pools and big city salaries - well, enough of them do, anyway. If they were the sorts of young people who...
by bungeejumper
August 17th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: An unexpected question
Replies: 2
Views: 212

An unexpected question

Into the hospital yesterday for another northbound endoscopy - nothing too worrying, it was just one of the routine inspections that they've been doing since I had a small colon cancer removed last year. And yes, thank you, it all went excellently and there are no signs of any bad things happening. ...
by bungeejumper
August 16th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car battery ID
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Car battery ID

I had 3years from a second hand Halfords(£19) and it was last being used on a 'European Bangers Rally' . My battle is with finding knowledge and understanding it. LOL, I haven't bought a used battery since my impoverished student days. The problem was always that you never quite knew where it had b...
by bungeejumper
August 16th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: 8 hours to install Features update 1903
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 8 hours to install Features update 1903

At least you got there in one go. It took four attempts (or was it five?) over a week to install 1903 on my Acer laptop with 4gb. And three attempts on my Dell desktop ( at another address ) with 8gb. Each time, the download was completed and then the computer rebooted, only to say something along t...
by bungeejumper
August 15th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I don't think they've thought this through
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I don't think they've thought this through

But why would anyone want a Bath to Paddington season ticket? Bath is a pleasant place to be - so what's wrong with staying in Bath with a good communication link to London? Having lived around Bath for forty years, I can only agree with you! But a goodly proportion of Bath residents suffer the 90 ...
by bungeejumper
August 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car battery ID
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Car battery ID

What you have not said is whether the car actually starts or not, just that it is slow starting. If it has always done that then probably it is normal. Sometimes letting the glowplugs warm up twice makes it easier (a neighbour bought a diesel van and every morning would jump in and immediately turn...
by bungeejumper
August 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I don't think they've thought this through
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I don't think they've thought this through

The intention is still to complete the electrification to Cardiff, but Bristol and Oxford are not immediately going to be connected. That would have been a Government decision as it's Network Rail doing the electrification rather than First. They were always going to buy trains that ran both on ele...
by bungeejumper
August 15th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I don't think they've thought this through
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I don't think they've thought this through

First Group? The bunch who lost Scotrail and made a £326 million loss last year? The proud owners of First Great Western, which has been known to its passengers as Worst Late Western ever since they were nearly stripped of the franchise for having the worst timekeeping in the country? The shower who...
by bungeejumper
August 14th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I don't think they've thought this through
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I don't think they've thought this through

Itsallaguess wrote:A famous domain name from years back was where someone wanted to help people locate nearby mental-health support -

therapistfinder.com

Not forgetting Susan Boyle's epic Twitter campaign for her new disc: #susanalbumparty. My goodness, what pure and innocent minds some people have.

BJ
by bungeejumper
August 14th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car battery ID
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Car battery ID

So many questions, so many possible issues. I can understand that the OP is peeved, but I'm not sure where he can take it from there? First up, five years is a fair innings for a factory-fitted battery, although you may get more if you're lucky. (On a diesel, probably not.) Second up, if there's a l...
by bungeejumper
August 14th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I don't think they've thought this through
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I don't think they've thought this through

Which reminds me, gentlemen. It's been six glorious years now since the Chester Literary Festival came up with a Twitter hashtag that would make it seem nicely trendy, and not at all fuddy-duddy. It isn't entirely clear who came up with #CLitFest, but I trust that they were suitably rewarded for the...
by bungeejumper
August 14th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: phones with compass
Replies: 35
Views: 659

Re: phones with compass

The last time I looked, you could download a free app for a compass. Plenty to choose from.

BJ

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