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by staffordian
September 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Carrying a blade
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Carrying a blade

My dad swears by wind deflectors, you can take the window down a little and no rain gets in. I see a lot of taxi drivers using them. Back in the eighties they were huge ridiculous looking things but nowadays they are much more subtle, I’ve nearly been tempted myself as I also have the problem of wa...
by staffordian
September 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacing a thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Replacing a thermostat

It does seem to lack a simple, one press, “move to next schedule” from what I can tell, but not the end of the world. it’s at least 100 times better than what I had! Yes, I think you're right that this isn't a feature. If you want to switch it to the next schedule, I think what I would do is simply...
by staffordian
September 15th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Re: Windscreen frost covers

...so I think I might try the warm-water routine this winter, and see how I get on. I admit that I too thought that regularly putting such thermal-strain on a car windscreen could cause issues, but it seems that there's enough people here that have done it without any issues that I will give it a g...
by staffordian
September 14th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacing a thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Replacing a thermostat

Out with the old - https://i.imgur.com/IqzITxz.png And in with the new - https://i.imgur.com/4CSW9oD.jpg Thanks all! Paul I hope your are as happy with it as I am. It's pretty intuitive to set up and use, but if you have any questions, post here and I'll try to answer them. One useful facility in t...
by staffordian
September 14th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Solid Gold toilet stolen....
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Solid Gold toilet stolen....

Here we go, more cr@p jokes and puns...
by staffordian
September 11th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Carrying a blade
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Carrying a blade

What make & model of car has such a stupid design? A surprising number of relatively modern cars are similar. Most have smooth transitions between the roof and the sides, whereas twenty or thirty years back most had seams which channelled water away and allowed you to easily clip a roof rack on...
by staffordian
September 10th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Parking - tandem spaces
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: Parking - tandem spaces

redsturgeon wrote:Does anybody actually keep cars in their garage these days?

John

I guess not, but the tandem parking on the drive question is surely still relevent.
by staffordian
September 10th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacing a thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Replacing a thermostat

I swapped a similar old style thermostat a couple of years ago, fitting a Salus RT510 which cost around £30. I suspect the Honeywell you refer to does a similar job. Most of these are actually battery operated as far as powering it and doing the actual switching is concerned, and only use (IIRC) two...
by staffordian
September 10th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Parking - tandem spaces
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: Parking - tandem spaces

My view is that it's not possible to quantify individual pros and cons. The entire package is the key issue, though location is a significant factor. This alone means an answer to your question can't be given a ££ figure. It would be significantly more in London than elsewhere, for example. And folk...
by staffordian
September 9th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacement seal for a bottle trap?
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Replacement seal for a bottle trap?

bungeejumper wrote:For reasons too obscure to explain, I think that this particular tenant may have caused her own problems. :(

BJ

You know you can't just leave us all hanging like that, don't you :lol:
by staffordian
September 6th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Ticker change
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Ticker change

Not surprised they are changing it, I always thought it was a rather unfortuate ticker!
by staffordian
September 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Making a will during a divorce
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Making a will during a divorce

If someone who has just started divorce proceedings were to die intestate, I assume the estranged wife would inherit everything*, even if they both planned to make no claim on the other as far as finances are concerned. If, instead, they made a will, leaving everything to someone else, eg their sibl...
by staffordian
September 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: How to please your MoT tester

Slarti wrote:How do you get Planet Rock?

I'm not leaving my phone in the car.

Slarti

A DAB car radio?
by staffordian
September 5th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Boris goes viral
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Boris goes viral

I thought this might be another of those Hitler overdubs, but this is far better!
by staffordian
September 1st, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Help required: Sky Sports via Virgin Media Account on iPAD and MAC
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Help required: Sky Sports via Virgin Media Account on iPAD and MAC

I only ever watch via the Android app. Could the issue be accessing it via the schedule? If you are logged in to the app, I assume the following isn't relevent, but for clarity, this is how it all works for me. After installing the app and clicking through a few introductory screens, I reach a log i...
by staffordian
September 1st, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Help required: Sky Sports via Virgin Media Account on iPAD and MAC
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Help required: Sky Sports via Virgin Media Account on iPAD and MAC

There is a separate Virgin UK log in to the Sky Sports app. I assume you are using that rather than the main Sky login?

I do the same as you and it works fine.
by staffordian
August 30th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Estate executor heel-dragging?
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Estate executor heel-dragging?

Just to pick up on a minor point, whilst Title Research (TR) might have their own databases, I very much doubt they would have direct access to birth marriage and death registers for England and Wales. (Older Scottish ones are available to view online for a fee). It is possible to search indexes for...
by staffordian
August 29th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Murray International
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Murray International

I originally bought it for diversification reasons (in particular the LatAm exposure), but now it’s only the income that causes me to pause when I am about to ditch it. Over 3, 5 and 10 years it has underperformed its composite benchmark, which is pretty disappointing. I hold as part of a basket of...
by staffordian
August 29th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Estate executor heel-dragging?
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Estate executor heel-dragging?

My mother was one of many beneficiaries when an elderly cousin of hers died intestate. The cousin was unmarried, an only child and her parents were dead and the estate was dealt with by a local solicitor. Whilst a distant relative supplied a few names of relatives, the solicitor employed Title Resea...

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