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Old 20-05-2021, 09:02   #6781
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

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No it's a bad thing in my opinion, roads will always be in MPH, and England will always have a slight mix of metric and Imperial it's not going to disappear.
It will eventually when everyone born before metrification passes away.
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Old 20-05-2021, 17:30   #6782
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It will eventually when everyone born before metrification passes away.

Agreed but kids of today are being taught both
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Plastic lawns are hard to vac/sweep the leaves off!
And as for poo don't get me started.
Have two dogs ,much easier to clean than real grass .vac is easy just buy a vac that is designed for it ( check out Amazon) . Looks so real .but you get what you pay for. Fooled my window cleaner for around 6 month's only twigged when it was being vacumed . Even then he had to get his wife in because he thought l was mad , not really that far off the mark
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

No need to teach both, just help them use metric in everyday situations.


Pint in pub - only really if you get 568 ml fluid but mostly you could just have big beer, little beer at 500ml or 250ml with adjustment in price. You could call it pint or half if wanted.


MPH is easier to change than distance. You only know the speed because of what your instruments tell you (or experience) so again precise measurement isn't really a bother.


It's small changes like weight/height in metric, temperature in C (we seem to have an odd mix of C for low temps and F for high).
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No need to teach both, just help them use metric in everyday situations.


Pint in pub - only really if you get 568 ml fluid but mostly you could just have big beer, little beer at 500ml or 250ml with adjustment in price. You could call it pint or half if wanted.


MPH is easier to change than distance. You only know the speed because of what your instruments tell you (or experience) so again precise measurement isn't really a bother.


It's small changes like weight/height in metric, temperature in C (we seem to have an odd mix of C for low temps and F for high).
It's not odd, it's attention grabbing, hot temperature in Celsius doesn't sound hot like it dies in Fahrenheit likewise you know its cold in Celsius
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Agreed but kids of today are being taught both
You positive about that?

---------- Post added at 07:24 ---------- Previous post was at 07:21 ----------

Had a phone call late last night. My brother-in-law has died in Newcastle. How I am going to help my nephew with MH issues cope with arranging everything under the present pandemic situation I have no idea.
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You positive about that?

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Had a phone call late last night. My brother-in-law has died in Newcastle. How I am going to help my nephew with MH issues cope with arranging everything under the present pandemic situation I have no idea.

Is he on his own?

If so, he can be in your bubble.

But TBH do what you need to do to look after him.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

The first part isn't a moan.

My sister hit the big 50 on Thursday and she, hubby and kids went out for the day, they came to ours on Friday, I cooked some chicken and other things.

A while late I turned the main oven on to cook some Churros, I shut the door and the power went out, I couldn't reset the fusebox, I came in and turned the oven on, then the fuse box, I turned the main oven back on and bam no power. So reset the lot, I was able to use the top oven.

Today I went to Curry's to buy an oven, but it was easier to find hens teeth, they had none in stock.

So I came home and ordered one (Zanussi ZCV66050BA) from AO, they wanted £80 to put in 2/3 wires so sod that, I have someone who can do it for a beer.

I paid £20 for them to take it away, but it has to be on the doorstep for them.

I had to pay £30 for a 7am to 7pm delivery on Monday., and will get a test 6:30 to 8:30am giving me a 4 hour delivery slot.
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The first part isn't a moan.

My sister hit the big 50 on Thursday and she, hubby and kids went out for the day, they came to ours on Friday, I cooked some chicken and other things.

A while late I turned the main oven on to cook some Churros, I shut the door and the power went out, I couldn't reset the fusebox, I came in and turned the oven on, then the fuse box, I turned the main oven back on and bam no power. So reset the lot, I was able to use the top oven.

Today I went to Curry's to buy an oven, but it was easier to find hens teeth, they had none in stock.

So I came home and ordered one (Zanussi ZCV66050BA) from AO, they wanted £80 to put in 2/3 wires so sod that, I have someone who can do it for a beer.

I paid £20 for them to take it away, but it has to be on the doorstep for them.

I had to pay £30 for a 7am to 7pm delivery on Monday., and will get a test 6:30 to 8:30am giving me a 4 hour delivery slot.
Probably a bit late now, but did you try replacing the heating element? They are the things that usually go and aren't that difficult and cheap to replace. The fact that one part of the oven works, and the other doesn't makes it a possibility.
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The first part isn't a moan.

My sister hit the big 50 on Thursday and she, hubby and kids went out for the day, they came to ours on Friday, I cooked some chicken and other things.

A while late I turned the main oven on to cook some Churros, I shut the door and the power went out, I couldn't reset the fusebox, I came in and turned the oven on, then the fuse box, I turned the main oven back on and bam no power. So reset the lot, I was able to use the top oven.

Today I went to Curry's to buy an oven, but it was easier to find hens teeth, they had none in stock.

So I came home and ordered one (Zanussi ZCV66050BA) from AO, they wanted £80 to put in 2/3 wires so sod that, I have someone who can do it for a beer.

I paid £20 for them to take it away, but it has to be on the doorstep for them.

I had to pay £30 for a 7am to 7pm delivery on Monday., and will get a test 6:30 to 8:30am giving me a 4 hour delivery slot.

I had an absolute nightmare with a cooker. had it delivered from Appliances Direct . Had to leave old cooker by door the same. Had a mate connect it and it tripped the electric. Tested the cooker and it registered a hard fault on the neutral. Had a night trying to get to talk to someone but eventually they sent someone out from blooming domestic and general

I told him what to test he refused and went all round the electrics and took the back off looked and then finally tested the for a fault and found the hard fault I already told him about. He said it was faulty and left a fault report. I got a new cooker and demanded they fit it free which they did. Then a week later I got a letter off D&G saying they found nothing wrong with the cooker and tried to charge me £65. I called and said what you trying to pull. I wonder how many get that letter see the charge and just pay it. Criminal
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

The rise in the cost of building materials. We got planning permission to extend the front and back of the house at the end of last year and already the price has gone up about £8k since the ballpark estimate last June.

Finding a builder is also good fun and when you do getting a provisional start date of less than 18 months in the future is a skill I'm yet to master. None of the builders we've spoken to are willing to commit to a price for work towards the end of next year as they've no idea where the material costs will be!

Think we're just going to wait and see what happens and reapply for planning permission if we need to - which will give the chap next door another chance to object because we're thinking of adding a rooftop patio at the back too.
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The rise in the cost of building materials.
Travis Perkins has announced price rises from 1st June.

5% on paint
10% on timber
15% on cement

I have been waiting for stocks of treated CLS for months. 3 places have been unable to get any at all, and those that could said they won't pay the inflated prices as they might get stuck with it.

B&Q just increased their prices almost weekly.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

The damn Lycra brigade are out again

I can hardly find a country road in my area that isn’t infested with cyclists, two abreast or in peloton formation.


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The damn Lycra brigade are out again

I can hardly find a country road in my area that isnít infested with cyclists, two abreast or in peloton formation.


They are a menace, The advert on TV tells us to watch out for cyclists and give them plenty space, but cyclists move in and out of cars and do not give a hee haw about cars , Not sure if cyclists pay Road tax, but they should,
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Not sure if cyclists pay Road tax, but they should,
No Road Tax, no obligatory insurance, and no training needed. The Taff Trail is like a racing track most days with pedestrians of all ages having to have eyes in the backs of their head. Throw in high-speed electric scooters and it's quite manic.
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