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by csearle
December 13th, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New Kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: New Kitchen

So issuing the certificate for a consumer unit replacement should be automatic, not an additional cost? And not need to be requested by me? Hi, it should be, yes. I try to send mine along with my invoice (although if I'm short of money I sometimes invoice first and provide the certificate a little ...
by csearle
December 13th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †

A UK razor socket (which has no earth pin) will show a voltage of 'appoximatly' 55V on the 110V socket and 115V on the 230V socket. In this case it is done by using a issolating transformer and earthing the middle of the secondary. This is not my understanding. As far as I've been taught (never act...
by csearle
December 13th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Chrome adverts (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Chrome adverts (again)

The Google Chrome settings are ' good advertiser friendly' not a universal ad blocker, for which you'd need something like uBlock Origin/Ghostery extensions or a roll your own solution with hosts file. There's much more granularity within the settings on the ad blocker extensions, including individ...
by csearle
December 13th, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †

Earth connections are there for class 1 appliances so that if a live conductor comes into contact with the metal enclosure then the supply to the appliance will be automatically disconnected. If this were not done then the enclosure would become live, lying in wait for a potential victim to come alo...
by csearle
December 13th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New Kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: New Kitchen

Should I have received certification for all this as standard (all I have is the electricians invoice)? Hi, all additions or alterations to the fixed wiring require at least a Minor Works Certificate with a few specific test results on it. Any new circuits or consumer unit replacements require an E...
by csearle
December 11th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Language
Replies: 21
Views: 603

Re: Language

I would have thought the overall gist of a sentence is more important than whether it contains swearing or not. Surely it can't be that hard to differentiate between somebody saying e.g. "What the f***?" Or "Oh f*** that was my thumb!" and somebody calling another poster a "...
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Chrome adverts (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Chrome adverts (again)

Still waiting. So far, wince, so good. C.
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Chrome adverts (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Chrome adverts (again)

Ok so I ran the anti-virus with no discoveries. I have now uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome. Waiting to see if the pop-ups have gone. :)

Chris
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Chrome adverts (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Chrome adverts (again)

ReformedCharacter wrote:Have you done a full virus scan since the pop-ups appeared? It might be a good idea.
Thanks, yes good idea. I'll try that first.

Lanark wrote:To get rid of them in Chrome, I think you need to...
Ok, I'll do that as resort #2. Thanks.

Chris
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Chrome adverts (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Chrome adverts (again)

Hi team, Either yesterday or today I've started getting new-window popups when running Chrome, sometimes at the very start but sometimes after a little while (each has its own chrome.exe process). My home (and new-tab) page is a file I keep on disk with hyperlinked logo-images of my most used sites ...
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The BODMAS mathematical rule.
Replies: 60
Views: 1047

Re: The BODMAS mathematical rule.

Well my instinct is also an answer of 1. I think maybe the problem comes from the way it is written down as a one-liner. If the "6 / 2(2+1)" was written with a normal division line separating numerator from denominator then the position of the (2+1) term would clearly show whether it was i...
by csearle
December 9th, 2018, 1:28 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: NatWest Preference shares and a Labour Government
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: NatWest Preference shares and a Labour Government

Moderator Message:
The OP was asking about NatWest Preference shares in the event of a Corbyn government rather than a largely political discussion. Please try to stay focussed team. Thanks - Chris
by csearle
December 8th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Buzzing transformer on Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Buzzing transformer on Christmas lights

Yes, squeezing the sides does quieten it considerably. What's going on here - I have a basic understanding of a transformer - is it a flexible piece of metal which is under the influence of the alternating magnetic field which is touching the side of the case? The fact that you knew about it sugges...
by csearle
December 8th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Partitioning off a kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Partitioning off a kitchen

Any electrical work is likely to need certification. Yes all alterations to the fixed wiring require certification* in the UK. In addition to this such alterations in domestic homes within certain zones in wet rooms, saunas, and in gardens require notification to the local authority (Part P of the ...
by csearle
December 8th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Language
Replies: 21
Views: 603

Re: Language

kiloran wrote:Nope, never ever used the F word myself, though I don't become "Enraged of Tonbridge Wells" if I hear it on the telly.
Well I'm just ******* outraged at the deliberate and malicious misspelling of my home town.

Chris
(Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells*)

*Aka Royal Tunbridge Wells
by csearle
December 7th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 511

Re: Reference Library?

A discussion forum should contain posts of relative brevity; just like the club bore, very long pieces are not conducive to a give and take atmosphere and exchange of ideas, however useful they may be. Dod Whereas the unnecessarily snide use of simile supposedly enhances that atmosphere? ;) You are...
by csearle
December 6th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Dear M&S
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Dear M&S

For some reason this is one activity I can do better with my left hand. C.
by csearle
December 5th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Dear M&S
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Dear M&S

brightncheerful wrote:Dear M&S

I have bought a wireless bra.

Please let me know the password.
Far be it for me to criticise but I think this joke could be even better if it had read "My wife bought a wireless bra..."

Rgds,
Chris
by csearle
December 5th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: Moderators fiddling

My opinion is that hitting the quote button of a very long post and just adding a comment of a word or two is a pain in the rear end to read and is rude in the sense that you are expecting the reader to wade through the whole of that post to seek out the bit to which the response applies. Don't be l...
by csearle
December 5th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Chef, darf ich heute…
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Chef, darf ich heute…

Gaggsy wrote:Nein du darfst nicht!
Schon z'spät!

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