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beseku

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Jul 2015
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Trying to roll with an entirely commonwealth team, but the climber category outfoxed me. I also think all of the big hitters who make it through the classics week will be trading stages right through.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    So my wife has come home with a couple of Ikea lights. These use hooks to attach to the ceiling in place of standard pendant/roses and have a terminal block for attaching to the house wiring. This I understand and, using my rudimentary understanding of electricity and no small amount of insulation tape, I have successfully fitted our dining room light.

    However, when it came to fitting it's smaller brethren in the hallway, I encountered a problem. The current rose is attached to not one set of wires but two. I understand (or Google informs me) that this is one of these and allows for more than one light switch. I have no idea how this works with the Ikea lights and their holes for a single live and neutral wire.

    What do I do now? My wife needs her lights attached to the ceiling and working.

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    I like Persona as a solution myself, and have actually used it on a few bits I made myself - hence knowing that the email is normally what you match your accounts to and so being worried about changing it.

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    This. I need to update the email associated with my Persona account. Are you using that as the key to sign me in and attach my persona account to this username?

    What happens if I change it on Persona?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I used Cooke Taylor Woodhouse in Eltham. They were cheaper than the forum solicitor. Possibly not as good though fortunately everything was straightforward with mine, so I had no complaints.

    As an alternative viewpoint, we used these folks them as part of our purchase, but not for the conveyancing itself, and they were awful and almost made us miss us our exchange date.

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    Speak to a carpenter. For fitted full height wardrobes across a 4m long wall we got quotes ~£1000-1800, compared to four or five times that from Sharpes.

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    Anyone got any experience with real (solid fuel) fireplaces, how they get installed and the best place to get good Victorian style cast-iron ones? We have gaping holes in our living room/dining room where the old ones were.

    One of the fireplaces was a write-off, the other was an all in one job that might be salvageable. Just need to know whats involved in getting a fireplace in.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Cheers all - we've just had a load of old radiators removed prior to plastering walls etc. so got onto the plumber who did that and he's gonna take look when he's in tomorrow.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    So we were woken up at 5 this morning, when the heating came on, by a loud squealing coming from the boiler, and the gauge on 0 bar. We've had to turn it off for now. A cursory Google suggests it might be the pump? What's the damage to fix that?

    It's a Worcester Bosch Greenstar combo fitted in 2009 if that makes a difference.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Would planning permission be required in replacing like for like (or in fact with something smaller?)

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