prettygreenparrot

  • <p class=”p1″>A while since I was on this thread. I said I’d write back when I’d driven my SO’s Model 3.</p>
    last time I posted this it ended up all tagged and even more confusing than my ramblings alone.
    <p class=”p1″>Folks asked earlier if they should consider a Model 3 and were thinking BMW 3xx as an alternative. Forget any internal combustion…[Read more]

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Tumble Driers in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    A heat pump one will not work in the garage. Too cold. https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/content/tumble-dryers-buying-guide

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Tumble Driers in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    If you can vent then that’s going to be the cheapest set up to buy. Your heat gets dumped outside along with the moisture so pretty inefficient.

    condensers are great if you can’t vent and spending cash on electricity isn’t a problem. They dry very well. I’ve only had Miele ones and provided you clean the fluff filter and condenser fins they’re…[Read more]

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Electric car users… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I have just had a play on the Tesla webpage. A model 3, with towbar and long range 4wd options, so over 300 mile range, would be cheaper PCP than my current A6 avant….. hmm, food for thought…

    I see the Avant is an estate. The Model 3 is a saloon. With a boot. But if you’re happy with a towbar, the Model 3 will be a revelation compared to the clu…[Read more]

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Electric car users… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Our electricity use wouldn’t support an Economy7-like tariff. Even at just under £0.15/kWh, charging cars is cheaper than petrol I suspect. I doubt charging cars is the principle component in our consumption.

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Electric car users… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    @phiiiiil oh yes. When we had an ICE at the same time as I had my Model S going to a filling station just felt weird.

    @DT78 charging cables come in various default lengths but given that it’s just cable I”m pretty sure that custom lengths must be available. I think ours is 5m. Give the folks at https://mcnallyev.uk/products/home/ a call. They d…[Read more]

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Electric car users… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Been using a Tesla model S since early 2018. Brilliant for long journeys (regular trips to and from Cambridge, or visits to London, Southampton, …). And no problem at all for local commuting. My SO used it for their community-based job for several months. At about 30 miles per day it got plugged in on a Friday night before weekend driving and…[Read more]

  • i5, integrated graphics card? These are things that will make editing HD video feel like wading through treacle. Boosting your RAM to 16GB and adding an SSD will make it a bit faster but crunching the data will still be sluggish.

    What’s it like at the moment for playing with video in iMovie? Imagine that but with fewer pauses for chugging data on…[Read more]

  • My Meindl boots fell apart after some good use. Though there was plenty of grip left and they didn’t leak.

    I went for a pair of Anatom boots after thinking Meindl were too expensive and not finding a pair of Zamberlan boots that felt comfortable.

    The Anatoms fit well, seem waterproof so far, and have a simple, classic design.

  • prettygreenparrot replied to the topic Dyson outlet in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Cordless Dyson brilliant for regular cleaning. Any Dyson is poor for chunky stuff and fine dust. They choke or their filters clog.

    Rarely use our corded DC50 now. Easier to run upstairs, grab the cordless and relevant accessory, and clean up.

    Dyson robot? When it’s good it’s very good. When it’s bad 😂🤣😂. If Dyson planned to use the same AI think…[Read more]