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rive_gauche

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Feb 2016

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    your utility pipes, if metallic, should be bonded back to a Main Earth Terminal (MET) at the incoming point of the electricity supply, i.e. where the meter is.

    if this is not the case then contact your electricity supplier and have them install the MET. sometimes an electrician will do this, but there are cases where the methods used are unsatisfactory, and if the electricity supplier finds out it's been bodged then they're not happy.

    once a nice solid earth reference in place then the metallic pipework can be connected via tagged band clamps, plus a substantial earth tail run into the new CU.

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    kitchen, not bathroom one hopes!

    double back box (probably for an old socket faceplate) with an unidentified spur circuit darting off bottom right.

    Be worthwhile tracing that and possibly cutting it back into the ring.

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    that chainguard!

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    I use my neighbour's wi-fi (with their permission) and he's just fitted a directional antenna for my benefit.

    The RSSI is now around -59 compared with -72 previously and Windows reports a speed of 150/180/270Mbps, up from something like 50Mbps before.

    And yet pages are much slower to load, everything is slower. I've also done a speed test and up is faster than down: 2.35/4.92Mbps.

    How can this be and what can be done about it?

    perhaps you've pissed them off a bit with your whinging, and they're just turning the tap off slightly

    3rd class wifi is better than 1st class 56k modem

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    I feel sorry for her kid, row/han

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    my mate phil says:

    *"followed by caustic soda crystals

    relatively dangerous bit:
    eye and breathing masks and marigolds on, pour a mugful into the sinkhole and leave for 5 minutes. it'll fizz and start to heat up and produce toxic vapours.

    realistically very dangerous bit, but effective:
    return with a litre jug of just boiled water, double check your protective gear, and pour into the sink in one go. retreat.

    once the reaction dies down, flush through with two sink bowl fulls of cold water

    if caustic gets on surfaces or clothes it produces a soapy highly corrosive film, thoroughly wipe down any contaminated surfaces, still wearing your protective gear. put any contaminated clothes immediately into a cold wash or cold water bucket. if you get some on your skin, flush under cold water only for 5 minutes, there may still be chemical burning and scarring afterwards. if in the eye, flush under cold water and call an ambulance"*

    he's a chemist, therefore a bit of a chancer though..

    the quote function for tracts of text is shite

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    boat dwelling childhood memories of far too many meals ladled out of an aluminium pressure cooker, one of these > ebay.co.uk/itm/Pressure-Cooke­r-/381533268014?hash=item58d527a82e:g:wY­cAAOSwpzdWq2kG

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    don't fuck about - elite rainham

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    find a broker that deals with business proprietors / self employed, as a 302 is a fucking pita for finance. a good broker will have arrangements with the lenders for various finance/mortgages, such as > buildstore.co.uk/finance/self­-build-mortgage-types-comparison.html <, and will be more interested in your recent accounts, plus business case and projections for the next 4 years

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    this page is full of cock win

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