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allshookup

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Aug 2021
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    Thanks mate, that’s exactly the clarity of thought and reason that I needed. I’ll do just that, thanks again

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    I have an outside vintage lamp in my garden that I’m taking with me when I move (shortly). It’s got modern wiring, single cable, to a bulb. What do I need to do / buy to safely terminate it? I’m guessing / hoping there’s something weather proof that I can terminate the disconnected cable to when I take it away?

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    Wrabness, just near harwich. More of an estuary really, but completely beach-like with stunning views of the stour and the “house for essex” and nobody gives a fuck about dogs / no dogs. It’s a small walk down a track, part of the fun of it of course with the dog. Also a smashing woods nearby for cooler walking.

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    Van conversion question: I’ve the option to buy a transit mWB high top, pretty good nick for age. It seems it was used by a utility company as has been kitted out with auxiliary batteries for power and some other kit. Still needs a ton of stripping out and reconfiguration to make it a camper though: is there much benefit to buying this, as in some stuff is in place, or would I better off in the long term buying a blank one and starting from scratch?

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    Re the in-car sat nav, my company car is a 2018 Passat and has an unbelievably shit built in sat nav, must run from some kind of “logic” but it’s so crap it’s laughable. Like it wants you to exit off clear dual carriageway, go over a roundabout, then back on same dual carriageway. Obviously have no faith in that so I use a Yoshi mount (about a fiver) and my phone & google maps. Works fine

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    When you finish the washing up, clean up the sink etc then turn around to see a small stack of more dirty dishes. Sigh

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    I have generic (b & q I think) one. Game changer as others said. Only a tenner or so and it’s about 4 years old so easy worth it.

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    I owned a 2001 986 2.5 boxter, about ten years old I think, had it a couple of years until genuinely company car forced sale. It was fantastic, every drive was rewarding, made the best “yowl” noise when pushed, but was so well-mannered, comfortable around town etc and not challenging to drive. I did get some mild “poor man’s Porsche” piss taking comments but to be fair, this was an accurate summary. If I had the spare money / space / time etc I would get another, this time in the S.

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    I was out walking recently, heard a noise looked up (simultaneously) big old helicopter like this was right over us and low too, like these ones. My point being that this noisy beast had some kind of super-duper sound suppression so that we never heard it until it was right on us. Clever stuff, being able to get that much firepower on top of the baddies without giving them much time to hide / prepare

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    I’m nearly 50 years old, first time I’ve seen this

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