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brokenbetty

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Jun 2019
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    Fuck off Thames Water closing the safest cycle route into the West End from N /NE London for months and just sticking up "Cyclist Dismount" signs and thinking that's good enough.

    Company can get fresh drinking water to every home in London but can't work out how to keep 3 feet of road open? Total bollocks.

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    Still going on》:( that is what is being painted!

    Dan James finally finshed their bits about a month ago, after my husband read them the riot act. To be fair the quality of work seems really good, just their scheduling and communication was a nightmare. I think we must have been the sacrificial project, once we started slipping, they'd prioritise other projects over us.

    Welcome to come and have a look, you'll probably want to see the painters' work anyway

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    @aggi

    We've got in guy in at the minute. First time we used him but so far work looks good. Holding off an official rec til we pay just in case but will drop you a PM after work with the story so far...

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    Whilst in Moscow, we stayed, of course, at the Intourist hotel.

    Was that a great big block right on Red Square with views over St Basil's from one of the dining rooms? I stayed there on a college trip in the mid-nineties. I remember the view, a pervading smell of boiled cabbage, and hookers in the foyer.

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    Yes. Sent it back to them without a stamp in the biggest envelope I could find.

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    Is it possible to shorten and rethread a brushed stainless steel shower arm? It's the type that comes out of the wall with a 90 degree bend and I'd be taking 10 cms off the wall end. And if so, where do I get it done...plumbers merchant? Or hire a pipe threader?

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    We would have got Grohe or Hans Grohe, but I couldn't find a style that my husband and I both liked.

    Nice gyms tend to have Grohe in the showers.

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    We have just had Just Taps shower and taps fitted in the loft bathroom. Can't speak to longevity yet, but it feels on the same level as the Swadling Invincible shower valve we have in the main bathroom and that's been going strong for about a decade (touch wood!). We have cheaper taps in the main bathroom and kitchen and there is a very noticeable difference in quality.

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    Multi tool with a grout removing blade, and patience.

    Ah cheers. Been looking for an excuse to get one for a while ;)

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    Plumber took the lowest row of the new files off to fit the bath and sink. I need to get the adhesive off before tiler comes back to redo the tiles. What’s the safest way to get the adhesive off without damaging the plasterboard?

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