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by Stompa
November 17th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Learning to play the guitar
Replies: 24
Views: 2100

Re: Learning to play the guitar

Going back even further and, while it's still guitar, entirely different - I'll offer Jerry Donahue from a 1987 episode of Equinox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cti7WiR0a38 Old news apparently, but I've just stumbled across this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945 Very sad.
by Stompa
November 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacement Boiler - boxt.co.uk?
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: Replacement Boiler - boxt.co.uk?

Stompa wrote:...and supply only WB boilers...

Oops, it appears I was wrong about that.
by Stompa
November 3rd, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Replacement Boiler - boxt.co.uk?
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Replacement Boiler - boxt.co.uk?

I'm in need of a replacement boiler and have come across this outfit: http://www.boxt.co.uk who seem to get a lot of favourable comments online. They appear to be partly owned by Bosch and supply only WB boilers which they apparently get at a large discount. I'm rather wary though. Has anyone here u...
by Stompa
October 20th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Simple thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: Simple thermostat

I'm no expert on these things, but perhaps something like: https://www.screwfix.com/p/honeywell-y6630d-wireless-room-thermostat/84067 Of course you'd then have the problem of what happens should the batteries fail, or the thermostat were to become 'unbound' from the receiver (I don't know if that ca...
by Stompa
October 12th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Another what is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Another what is this?

Yep, definitely a nutcracker, one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anwenk-Nutcrac ... B01AICF5NG
by Stompa
September 24th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: False discounts
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: False discounts

Yes, it's not a new phenomenon though, for example:

https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sh ... ?t=4007309
by Stompa
September 22nd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Music played during programme on Nazis?
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: Music played during programme on Nazis?

The piano piece is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU

Mozart's Requiem also seems to be there, for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJur8wpfYM
by Stompa
September 17th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Learning to play the guitar
Replies: 24
Views: 2100

Re: Learning to play the guitar

servodude wrote:Going back even further and, while it's still guitar, entirely different
- I'll offer Jerry Donahue from a 1987 episode of Equinox
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cti7WiR0a38

I still remember watching that at the time and dashing out to get a Jerry Donahue album!
by Stompa
September 13th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mobile phone coverage
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: Mobile phone coverage

fourtwentyfour wrote:As in iDmobile using Vodafone?

iDmobile uses Three.
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

stewamax wrote:Although probably not appropriate in this instance...

Possibly not, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for that.
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

The original reason I recommended strips of beech was because it does have a bit of give in it. Indeed, and it seems to often be used for (sprung) bed slats. I've also seen some sort of nylon/plastic used for the slats. I too had wondered about some sort of plastic, but suspect it would require too...
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

Maybe...that's why I thought 6mm would work, enough flex but very difficult to break as a whole board. The thing about slats though is that you have to have some means of tying them together so they remain where you want and parallel to each other. If you check out the ebay link in my original post...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

I would consider just measuring up and cutting some 6mm ply to the right size in one piece, then no worry about breakages in the future. John Thanks, that thought had occurred to me as you can buy such things 'ready made' (though not much making required!) for that purpose, though they seem to use ...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

Beech would be very good and not too expensive but ordinary ply should work ok. I don't think it matters greatly what type provided the thickness is about right. Any problems and you can just cut another piece to replace the bent bits. OK, many thanks. I'm tempted to move from 6mm to 9mm for a bit ...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Sofa Saver Repair

An elderly relative who has a sagging sofa has been using a 'sofa saver', much like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sag-Savers-Sofa-Rejuvenator-Boards-For-Sofa-Chairs-Beds-Armchair-Seat-Support/162530867129 Surprisingly, it actually works pretty well. However, after a few years use, a few of th...
by Stompa
August 25th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Disposing of Soltan Aftersun?
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: Disposing of Soltan Aftersun?

What did you do with the last lot?

viewtopic.php?t=6070
by Stompa
August 14th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: phones with compass
Replies: 58
Views: 3453

Re: phones with compass

FWIW, using an app to show what sensors I have on my Nokia 3.1, tells me that it does have an MTK Magnetometer.
by Stompa
June 18th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Vodafone and Disqus
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Vodafone and Disqus

Infrasonic wrote:There are a few no root DNS apps that I tried but they were very flaky and generally only do the wifi bit rather than the 3/4G as well.

I was previously using this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... nger&hl=en

which seemed to work just fine.

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