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by PrincessB
June 11th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bonkers plan involving a big RV and shed
Replies: 8
Views: 607

A bonkers plan involving a big RV and shed

I watch a lot of those property redevelopment shows (Don't have Sky so mainly UK based ones) and a reccuring theme is for everything to be late or broken, then people run out of money and end up living in rental or with their parents. I've noticed that usually someone gets pregnant and an unexpected...
by PrincessB
June 9th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Rocketman
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Rocketman

I hope it was better than Bohemian Rhapsody which left me thoroughly underwhelmed. I was fortunate enough to see Bohemian Rhapsody in a cinema with full on Dolby Atmos and it made the film. As we left #1 Daughter asked if we could have a sound system like that in the house! I saw most of Bohemian R...
by PrincessB
June 8th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.

I went and came back again. My estimate is that 1% of the cars in the parking area (A very muddy field) were electrics. Most prevalent EV car in the car park, the Nissan Leaf. Most prevalent car everywhere else.. Tesla. Amusingly, as I slogged through the parking area to an area with even more mud, ...
by PrincessB
June 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.
Replies: 7
Views: 652

A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.

I have no interest in the Fully Charged show, and *rant mode on* I paid full price for my ticket!!! Anyhow, it's at Silverstone this weekend, and has all sorts of electric cars, test drives and it appears a certain amount of cross over between EV's and house and home type solar. I'm not plugging it ...
by PrincessB
June 6th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Audi A1 35
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Audi A1 35

Ah, obvious, innit... Erm, yes. I only learned a couple of days ago that the Lexus 400h has a 3.3 litre V6. for some unknown reason I'd always assumed it have a 4.0 V8 If you're in the mood to really confuse yourself, try working out how Intel labels it's processors, I completely lost track years a...
by PrincessB
June 6th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Food Processor

Turning meat into mince is a function I'd find useful. Food processors don't tend to make good mince. The power of the motor and the friction between blade and food tends to heat the meat up. The result is acceptable but not award winning. I had a quick Google about and the old style mincers seem t...
by PrincessB
May 25th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Glue for Car Windscreen Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Glue for Car Windscreen Mirror

Araldite would need clamping, and an epoxy /super glue combo gets a bit messy. I can vouch that Araldite works really well, barring the difficulty in holding the mirror in place while it cures. The one time I used just Araldite, it made a mess as the mirror moved about but the mirror stayed in plac...
by PrincessB
May 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: DAB adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: DAB adapter

How about somthing like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/FirstE-Transmitter-Bluetooth-Handsfree-Broadcasting-DAB005/dp/B074KY6XG1?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1 I don't know if it is just me, but Amazon's search engine throws up nonsense items most of the time and I found this by accident. If you've got an Aux in...
by PrincessB
May 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

I'm sure I won't be the only one interested in an interim report later in the summer... Well there goes our chances for a hot summer :? At least with a reversible system that both heats and cools, Howard can let us know how it works in heating mode during August! True story from last year, I was fi...
by PrincessB
May 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Prefab Extensions Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Prefab Extensions Anyone?

We're planning a kitchen extension, and I'm very interested to have a pre-fab one. On the subject of TV shows, there's a series called 'Building the Dream'. All episodes can be streamed from Channel4's website. While the scale of the builds are mostly house sized, pretty much every build is a prefa...
by PrincessB
May 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Anyone good with music systems out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Anyone good with music systems out there?

If all of the speakers are 'popping' at the same time that means the noise is likely being produced by the Behringer Ultrazone ZMX 2600 six channel mixer amp. Behringer are a budget brand and I understand that quality control is sometimes not the best and while the their components are hard to beat ...
by PrincessB
May 10th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Help with PC Specs
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: Help with PC Specs

Hi there, some answers and some questions. Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H motherboard My main downstairs machine (Using it now) has that motherboard and a simiar spec: Xeon 1230v2 processor - 3.3 to 3.7GHz four cores with hyperthreading to appear as an octal core. Essentially an i7 without the option to overc...
by PrincessB
May 3rd, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: How much power?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

How much power?

I don't want to confuse the last thread on air source heat pumps so I'll start a new one.

According to my smart meter, in the last 12 months I've used:

3500 Kw of electric
10500 Kw of gas

1200 square foot detached with three bedrooms. No solar or PV.

I wondered how I stacked up.

B.
by PrincessB
May 1st, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

To avoid the rather complicated, labour-intensive plumbing route to get to the bedroom from the multi exterior unit next to the ground floor room, he suggested fitting two completely individual systems. He said they will be cheaper than one multi outdoor unit serving two internal units. Hi Howard, ...
by PrincessB
April 30th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

Hi Howard, Arghh!!!! These are completely wrong for the UK and you will hate them. My sincere apologies, I did mention that I was in a hurry, so I didn't digest the whole thread, or look at your link properly. You're looking at a single outdoor unit and two indoor units with an inverter which at fir...
by PrincessB
April 29th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

am considering having two split wall air-conditioning units installed. They will be powered by a unit such as this http://www.mhiae.com/en/SCM40ZM-S Each installer who has quoted for this job tells me that they will not be too expensive to run in the summer and can be used for top-up heating in the...
by PrincessB
April 28th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits

Happened to see this about aerogel insulation via one of the pop ups on the Lemon: I've never dealt with it though I considered it an option for the reasons you suggest of not having to move doorways. We got away with not using aerogel by hacking the plaster back to brick and using that extra few m...
by PrincessB
April 20th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits

My family home is about 10x12 m, circa 1840, mostly suspended floors with a cellar & two bay windows. We have doubled glazed, put 100 mm of loft insulation in & dry lined some walls & have gas/wood burner central heating. If I burn wood all day during the winter it is just about tolerab...
by PrincessB
April 20th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits

Thanks PB, I did forget to mention that the external face of the large wall I would like to potentially insulate is rendered with pebble-dash, so if this is important I'd like to say thanks for teasing this fact out. Are you able to go into any details as to what you did at the 'edges' of your wall...
by PrincessB
April 19th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: 'Reactive' glass for windows
Replies: 22
Views: 688

Re: 'Reactive' glass for windows

Having rooted about on the Pilks site a bit more, I have found what they call "Pilkington Suncool™ Dynamic powered by Suntuitive™ ", which seems to be exactly what I have been looking for. A glass that darkens in proportion to the amount of sun heat landing on it. Do you have any experien...

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