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Spxtz

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    If the wood has rotted, you should hammer in some supports that won't rot. Something like rebar fencing pins? It won't be half as strong as fixing it properly though.

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    I've got some Meindl Burma Pro MFS Walking Boots, UK 10, for sells. I got these a couple of years ago but their 10 comes up as 44.5 - too narrow for me but I missed the return period.

    I haven't worn these outside. Currently in Glasgow. Will shift these for £120 plus postage if anyone's interested?

  • in General
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    You've got to be 'invited' by a Russian business - so of course, there are businesses that are set up just to issue invites. I last went ten years ago, but it cost about $150 including the company fee. I don't have a recommendation for a good company though.

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    Are there any wear-all-day waterproof trousers that are actually any good? Or am I better off just accepting the boil-in-the bag effect of shell trousers?

    Based in Scotland, so rain is a high probability in all seasons. So far I've got away with various shorts/tights combos and hardshell over the top when it starts chucking it down.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm looking at getting some Sealskinz socks - how do they size? Obviously I don't want them too tight, but I imagine it's as much of an issue if they fill the shoe too much and bunch up?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah plus they've got that fuzzy coating that protects them from the first blast of the pesticide.

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    Anyone found a good way of dealing with mealybugs? I get them on succulents periodically (they fly in the window in summer and can't stop them arriving).

  • in Glasgow
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    Southside for sure. I'm in Pollokshields just now, which is dead nice. Further south eg Shawlands is a bit pricier and also the buildings tend to be a bit smaller, so you get less bang for your buck. Just bear in mind that the whole inner city isn't much bigger than Hackney and Islington together, so it's easy to cycle everywhere (if you don't mind getting wet!)

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    Unfortunately our roof access hatch is 14ft high in the close, we've got a ladder that can reach it but by the time we've set it up we may as well have walked down the stairs.

    @aggi I was looking at these ones for ease of storage: https://www.safelincs.co.uk/kletterfix-f­ire-escape-ladder/ and I see they come with their own wall-mounted bar too.

    @Bumperoo do you mean an auto-belay like you get at some climbing centres?

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    About 60cm, and awkwardly shaped - too thick for me to be comfortable with those ladders that have a hook contraption for the top of the sill. Plus they're a pain to store.

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