The Flying Ox

  • The Flying Ox replied to the topic Prince Andrew Interview in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Has anyone mentioned the rather contrived meeting between Hillary Clinton and Megan Markle earlier this week? Hillary, whose husband seems to have been thick as thieves with Epstein. Is it possible she met someone else at the same time? Someone about to give an interview?

    Makes you think…

  • The Flying Ox replied to the topic Bathroom re-fit quotes in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Did our guest bathroom at the start of this year. Very small at 1500 x 1500mm. Total cost was in the region of £1200, including all materials and digger hire for drains, new bathroom suite, shower, glass shower screen and tiles. Ended up digging up the back garden to fit new drains, coring new holes for toilet & shower waste, smashing up floor to…[Read more]

  • My experience of recently putting up a bought shed for the village playgroup is that QC is very hit and miss – a lot of fannying about to get all panels to line up correctly – and even then it’s a bit flimsy. Self build for the same price would have been much more robust and much better made. It’s what we’ll do when this one falls down in a couple…[Read more]

  • Could be a Wanger Flange

    Pffft. It’s clearly a Flanger Wang.

  • I know of someone who used to make $90k at a time taking vaguely illegal steroids across the border from Cambodia into Thailand. He’s in prison now, but if you get really desperate…

    It’s a big ask in a very short amount of time. At the very least I’d be looking at some kind of debt restructuring. Is a remortgage feasible?

  • S15 Nissan Silvia Type R.

    Over the last 5 years I’ve watched loads of Japanese cars reach the magic 25 year mark for legal import to the USA, most recently the R32 Skyline GTR. You could get one for £10-12k 5 years ago. Double that now, if not more. S15 becomes US legal in 2022-ish, give or take a year. They’re around £12k for a decent Type R a…[Read more]

  • The set up seems to be pipes in the floor screed which whilst very neat and tidy doesn’t fill me with a warm feeling with regard to maintenance.

    You can always connect to the pipes elsewhere, just needs a stop end on the ones sticking out of the screed, although you do then have some dead legs which isn’t ideal.

    TBH I’d at least look at the W…[Read more]

  • If I’m reading right, you want the boiler flue to go into an existing chimney? If that’s the case you may have limited choice. Worcester Bosch do an internal chimney flue system for their Greenstar 30 & 42 CDi floorstanding boilers but I’m not aware of any other solutions.

    For what it’s worth, it will be much less hassle than you think for a new…[Read more]

  • Got a film night at the village hall planned for the eldest son’s birthday. Have a screen but no projector. Thinking of getting something under £200 for the night which can then be installed in the play room for some big screen Nintendo Switch Mario Kart action. For the kids I mean…

    There are a lot to choose from though, and a lot of…[Read more]

  • I feel your pain OP. I can be out in the garden with table saw, drill, grinder, cutting tiles, painting doors etc. because she’s made it perfectly clear that the speed with which I’m completing the house renovations is unsatisfactory, and she’ll still then ask me to make lunch or look after the youngest while she “pops out to do a big shop”.

    I…[Read more]

  • Nope. I’ve read it three times and my brain hurts.

    At a rough guess:
    The active compounds in certain drugs, actually probably all drugs, interact with the human body based not only on what they’re made of but also what shape they are. We can guess that a particular molecule might have a beneficial effect because it has a similar shape to a…[Read more]

  • But can it run Crysis?

  • I’m on Bisoprolol (following an MI) and to be honest it doesn’t seem to adversely affect me.
    I run more than cycle but neither seem to be limited in my capacity to push and work.

    Maybe ask for a switch to a different type to see if that helps?

    Yup, I’m on bisoprolol and flecainide for AF. Ran my fastest ever mile today as part of a longer run…[Read more]

  • OP, have you considered contacting a local AlAnon (not AA) group? They provide support to relatives/friends of alcoholics and they were a massive source of advice and comfort for my wife when her mum was in the last years of her alcoholism. She was pretty similar to your brother by the sounds of it, sacked from job, gambling away life savings,…[Read more]

  • I’m still on a 10 year old Pronghorn PR6 LT. It’s still a very capable bike, I still rag it about everywhere and I still have loads of fun on it. It is very much not modern in any way, shape or form. I’ve ridden newer bikes and I have just as much fun on those but I can’t say as I feel much difference in terms of riding them. They appear to be…[Read more]

  • My first car was a Chevette in Dysentery Beige. Absolutely loved it. Pair of hifi speakers in the boot and a cheapass £40 stereo banging out Fat Of The Land on the way to college. Ended up killing it by “rallying” on a really unsuitable dirt road between Wyming Brook and the A57, although it did still manage to get me home somehow. I’d have…[Read more]