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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Feb 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How old is the house? Think it's pretty normal for salts to leach from bricks for the first couple of years.

  • in COVID-19
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    I've been back in the office since December, mainly due to physical problems with my hip which I think developed from sitting down for too long/bad ergonomics in my home setup. However my mental health was really suffering, looking back, partly due to my own inability to switch off, compounded by my office being my lounge, and also my company's unwillingness to adapt to WFH life (I still don't think they've seriously thought about the long term implications of how this might work going forward).

    Made me realise how much I value the separation of work from home, though my comute is practically 0 anyway so I didn't see the biggest perk if not having to commute. I'll not be rushing to WFH again in a hurry until I have a dedicated space (home office, preferably detached from the house).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Found a bloke selling C24 on Facebook for what seems like very cheap prices. Too good to be true?

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    While we're on Ikea chat, what do we think my chances are of assembling a Pax wardrobe in its standing position? According to the instructions you need 2440 clearance to tilt in in to position, my ceiling is 2400 (haven't bought it yet). I guess I could probably temporarily bracket it to the wall to hold everything in place whilst I get it assembled?

    Edit, it actually says you can do this in the instructions, it just becomes a 2 man job

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What IKEA unit is that?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I did this, but just with a phone cable not a power. I would have thought the latter breaches building regs but not sure if you care. Getting the phone line routed took a couple of attempts with a string and weight, then pulled it through with that. I think first time it got stuck in the overhang above the fireplace (can't think of the proper name).

    I toyed with the same idea as you but came to the conclusion that @jellybaby said. I don't plan to use either of my fireplaces for anything other that maybe electric/bioethanol.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have. Undoubtedly more functional, but a bit ugly imo. Maybe I need to reassess my priorities.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    cheers both. I am getting everything redone around there, so chasing in to the wall does seem like the neatest solution, although it looks like I'll still need to be conservative with the widths. Will have another measure up tonight

    @aggi do you know if yours run in series or parallel off a common feed and return - if that makes sense?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks, that'd be great.

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