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jackincaves

Member since Feb 2019 • Last active Nov 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Before I list elsewhere, anyone interested in these Benzak B-01 Slims? They're a 33 (size guide) but measure 17.5 across laid flat. 34" inseam.

    They were on the big side when I got them and didn't shrink as much as expected, plus I lost a bit of weight, so they've been sat in a cupboard now for months. Have some nice natural wear starting show around the thighs and knees. £60 plus P+P (or collection from E15/delivery within 10mi)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Could be that it's blowing air, but not very cold.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You can get some weird stuff like that on WolframAlpha

    50,000 ≈ 0.85 × undergraduate enrollment in the University of Central Florida during the 2018-2019 academic year ( 58913 people )

  • in General
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    Does it mean you can move into that filter lane, but not actually turn left? i.e. it's a two-stage turn and you have to wait for the lights to go green for traffic coming from the right of your picture?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Available on Etsy too

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Santander are currently not accepting the EWS1 and instead just need a letter from the freeholder confirming that the building meets the standards (below). You might have more luck getting that, although my freeholder refused to give it to me despite me actually having an EWS1 as it would shift liability onto them.

    1. Has a review of the building, including the external walls, in relation to fire safety been carried out in accordance with the latest Government advice? YES/NO
    2. Did the review result in any remedial works being required to the building? YES/NO

    If Question 2 is answered YES, Questions 3 and 4 must also be answered

    1. Have the works commenced/been completed? YES/NO
    2. Will any costs be passed on to the leaseholders? YES/NO
  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Mortgage not dependant - we have an unconditional offer from the lender.

    This is what was said in the survey:

    Damp proof courses not generally visible. We would anticipate they were installed and to type they are probably of double layer slate. Significant rising dampness was noted within the property and remedial works are required. Areas affected, particularly but not exclusively include the front bay window and left hand flank wall of the lounge and main bedroom. Timbers in contact with damp walls may also be affected by rot. Instruct an appropriately qualified person to make a thorough examination including underfloor areas to identify the cause and full extent of damage and to carry out all necessary repairs.

    Although it does then also say in another part of the survey ("Risks to the Building"):

    Testing internally with the aid of a conductance type moisture meter indicated no evidence of any significant rising dampness within the property. Seasonal conditions may affect the degree of penetration.

    The conflicting statements make me doubt the legitimacy of the whole report... Have responded to the firm asking to speak with the surveyor to find out more about how they came to the assessment.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    HomeBuyer Report on a flat we're buying has come back saying that "Significant rising dampness was noted within the property and remedial works are required". Almost everything I'm seeing online seems to suggest that 'rising damp' is a myth. How concerned do I need to be?

    Any recommendations on next steps? Or for specialists in East that would take an honest look at it without trying to sell me a damp proofing course I don't need?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I saw that but he referenced not using certain equipment anymore and companies not being willing to spend money - maybe a supplier wasn't willing to increase expenditure with them moving up the ranks? He's posted since, wearing Rapha kit with SRAM advertised on it

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yep, Quinn has definitely turned a corner.

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