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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Nov 2019

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    Yeah well, fuck 'em 😆. Seriously, I highly doubt anyone will want 2 fireplaces in three same 10m room...

    Anyway, that setup sounds like it could work well for us.

    edit: Cat5e recommendations? I'll buy 100m for future network running.

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    Because that would involve having the router in the loft, and hence also a plug socket. Possibly not a terrible idea, although I wonder about the effect of humidity & dust on the router. If you mean running an Ethernet cable back up the front of the house and through the roof, then no, also not keen on running cables on surfaces inside.

    I imagine a new owner would realise there's a cable there when they knock out the overboarding of the fire place.

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    This would be it, I want to do away with the the old master socket. I wonder if, for my £130 I can specify where the new one goes. The route I have in mind is in at the eaves, across the loft space and down the unused chimney stack. Either that or in at the back of the house from another pole in the grounds of a school.

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    moving the master socket

    I thought this was a no-no in BT's eyes, or rather they want £££ to do it. I think I've found a local independent engineer that should be happy to do it for much less.

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    This seems like it might be a more relevant place to ask than the homeowners thread: Phoneline currently comes in at the front of house, down front facade and in through front wall. modem/router is not near anything relevant and currently networking is only by wifi or powerline adapters. Thinking of getting a phone engineer in to route it through the loft and down the unused chimney stack to the back of the same room. This would place it near PC/NAS/hifi and allow me to set up a mini ethernet network between a few devices.

    I know it's stricly a bit iffy if BT found out, but ignoring that can anyone see any technical problems arising from that setup?

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    I use a JSP force 8, you can squeeze the valves to close them off and check for airtightness and the filters are replaceable.

    My bay window is leaking air. Will make do with replacing/fixing trim for now, but will eventually get the room replastered and do the reveals properly. What should the back of the stone columns look like ideally? I'm assuming this mess of plastic trim is not it. Would you plaster the inside face or is it usually treated in some other way?

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    Lost my old scraper (how?) So treated myself to a fancy new one

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    modern looking or retro?

    I like the look of the these but not had the need to try them yet.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It's not in there, I've got 'special app access > do not disturb access' but Nest isn't listed in there.

    Android 9 though

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    Is there a way to let apps overrule 'do not disturb' mode? I've got those fancy Hive smoke alarms now and I'd rather not miss my house burning down when I'm at work.

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