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  Topic: Lintel drilling
jema

Replies: 10
Views: 281
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 21 10:02 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
Well a bosch HSS bit has certainly made should work of the bad fixing point.
I am glueing a rawlplug into the newly deeper hole and think that might be enough.
At any rate if it isn't, it does seem ...
  Topic: Lintel drilling
jema

Replies: 10
Views: 281
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 21 9:43 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
I don't think a 6mm hole is going to bring things tumbling down. So I'm going to try that on the failing hole.
Glued batton was also my thought as the fallback.
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
jema

Replies: 26
Views: 654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 21 6:11 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
I'm reminded of probably 15 to 20 years ago how sickened I was by the new housing estate going up near me.
Not a case of nimbyism but the slogan on the banners around it was:

"Abbey Meads - A ne ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
jema

Replies: 26
Views: 654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 21 5:27 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
I see the obvious and easiest solution being electric boilers. They are or should be cheap and renewable electric should be on a gradient to being the cheapest fuel.
I'm guessing where we live is a b ...
  Topic: Editing an old article
jema

Replies: 4
Views: 100
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 11:48 am   Subject: Editing an old article
It still should be possible to use the login on the main site to edit.
  Topic: Lintel drilling
jema

Replies: 10
Views: 281
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 4:38 am   Subject: Lintel drilling
My insulation effort this year is a curtain across a room to shield off the open plan stairs.
It's up (ish) but plainly won't last as I failed to penetrate a lintel. A quick magnet test has explained ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
jema

Replies: 26
Views: 654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 4:36 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
I was going to post on heat pumps myself this morning.

I know the round retains heat, but enough that rows of terraced houses are not going to drain that heat as they struggle with poor insulation ...
  Topic: vpn stuff
jema

Replies: 28
Views: 633
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 6:21 am   Subject: vpn stuff
bitwarden is more opensource and free. Now my choice in place of lastpass.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 711
Views: 635822
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 21 5:20 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I have used shoes on concrete.

But I use them for decking and its a matter of what forces apply. I'd have to say that the fitting I used would stand no chance if we were talking about a fence and ...
  Topic: vpn stuff
jema

Replies: 28
Views: 633
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 21 6:50 am   Subject: vpn stuff
Probably everyone should use one. I did a VPN kick starter things years back for a wireless VPM gadget, but it was flaky and I gave up on it.
Which VPN are you on?
  Topic: Posting a picture
jema

Replies: 14
Views: 788
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 21 5:45 am   Subject: Posting a picture
Hmm, Firefox thinks the whole forum is insecure now. Presumably it's part of the same malarkey.

Just the forum. It's happy with the site/gallery etc.

Are you using the secure link. I took out re ...
  Topic: Posting a picture
jema

Replies: 14
Views: 788
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 21 4:36 pm   Subject: Posting a picture
Okay that was slightly weird. something to do with our security certificates and https redirection I think.
  Topic: Posting a picture
jema

Replies: 14
Views: 788
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 21 4:34 pm   Subject: Posting a picture
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30918/bed.jpg
  Topic: midwinter turkeys vote for brexmas
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 933
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 21 7:16 am   Subject: midwinter turkeys vote for brexmas
Even now the attitude is evident by the come and save us, but fuck off on Christmas eve offer to HGV drivers.
It's hard to think it isn't designed to harden attitudes and make things worse.
  Topic: take care out there
jema

Replies: 6
Views: 4823
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 21 8:09 am   Subject: take care out there
We do a few but are pretty conservative about things. I think its one of those things where you really could do with a mentor.
 
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