• wobbliscott replied to the topic RoboMowerTrackWorld in the forum Chat Forum 16 hours ago

    The Worx Landroid looks good to me. I’ve only got a smallish back garden and its a lot smaller than the Husqvarna and a hell of a lot cheaper. Should be fine for my garden. The biggest problem I’ve got in my back garden is Ants that build earth mounds so not sure how a robot mower would manage those.

  • Copper is a good material to make a rad out of, but its expensive so that would be the main reason not to use it routinely. It’s robust enough for sure…I’ve a copper gas pipe running on the outside of my house which sometimes gets bumped by wheelie bins and so far showing no signs of any scratches, dents or damage. And of course is open to the…[Read more]

  • Not sure I agree with the ‘path of least resistance’ thing. the flow inside a radiator is due to pressure – more water will flow where the pressure is higher. Rad’s are pressurised and there is a pressure drop in any radiator between the top and bottom so you will get more flow towards the bottom than the top, but that doesn’t matter because…[Read more]

  • Its a matter of political policy

    No. Governments have not mandated shopping centres. And it’s not their place to prevent them, or protect town and city centres. Shopping centres offer a preferable alternative to high streets where shops are crammed into limited space with very little ability to change the shop floor space due to the buildings not…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Buzzrack & Atera owners in the forum Bike Forum 3 days ago

    I used to have a Buzzrack Quattro and the clamps were fine with carbon frames. Really held the bike firm no problem. You’d have to be trying really hard to cause any damage to the frame. the good thing about the clamps are that you can have them open and load bikes up with the clamps open and once you’ve faffed about a bit mountain all the bikes…[Read more]

  • It’s hardly absurd, it’s fundamental…. at least establishing there is no proof and some people chose to believe.

    You really mean the official curriculum is actively teaching kids it is OK and perfectly acceptable for people to believe in something that has no proof and that proof of something or evidence is not important and that faith and belie…[Read more]

  • Hey, its the modern world and kids these days are kids of the tech age so no age is too young in my opinion. I think the important bit is to regulate it somehow…easy with Apple stuff as you can set up a time limit, which I’ve done, so the kids know how much per day they can use it. But the world they are going to grow up in is going to be a much…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic HP Instant Ink in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I’ve just signed up for it, the free option, and they immediately sent me out replacement cartridges as mine were getting low (very infrequent use) so, so far so good. The best bit is they give you a bag to put your empty cartridges in for recycling or reusing, so I stuffed in about three lots worth of cartridges that I’ve been storing up as I…[Read more]

  • Sounds like you’re the problem to me. I have a good number of debates with mates with differing political views. We’ll argue tooth and nail over a beer or two, but eventually the subject will change and it’s all good mature debate and we move on to more important topics of discussion. If you can’t stand the fact that your mates might have…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Carbon wheels for a fatty? in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    Why go for a carbon rim? The main benefit of a carbon wheel is weight reduction. If you buy a burly wheel that can take ‘unlimited’ weight then the wheel is unlikely to be any lighter than an alloy wheel so you’re not really getting the benefit of carbon but paying a huge premium. With carbon you can either have a lighter wheel which is as…[Read more]

  • You don’t need a gap between the boards and insulation, just make sure you don’t compress the insulation, but you do need a gap in the corner where the roof comes down to allow airflow from the soffits into the loft. In my loft the insulation goes right upto the corner where the roof intersects the floor, so i’m having to go and cut a few inches…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Sir Martin's leaked report in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    I don’t think anyone is criticising the actual firefighters on the ground – the did the best according to their training and processes they were working to. But regarding the planning and approach of how to deal with the fire there clearly are improvements that can be made based on the fact people died. If the fire brigade had processes that were…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Oil filled radiators in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    We’ve got a small oil filled rad which we used in our front room that got pretty chilly and worked fine as the main rad in the room doesn’t seem to work very well. On full whack could warm the room up nicely, though took a while. It’s thermostatically controlled.

    Though for a very young baby I thought the advice was not to warm the room up too…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Synthetic down jackets in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    I just got a cheap HiGear one from GoOutdoors and its been great. Was about £20 or so. Had it a couple of years now and still wearing well and toasty as. Not sure what an extra £100 or so would buy you if you were to get one of the big brands. I’m sure they’re better but not £100 better. It’s not very breathable so if you’re exerting yourself it…[Read more]

  • Agreed. When I do leave my bike outside overnight I use a massive thick chain through one of the alloy wheels and a couple of D Locks for good measure

    Pointless if they get through the chain. I use a massive chain on my high level VW rack which is firmly attached to the van as well as D locks just like you – so all bikes attached to the rack and…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Improving wifi reception in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Have you been able to establish if it is the wifi or your actual broadband that’s limiting the speed.? You could go 2.4GHz but the problem with 2.4GHz is that it is a frequency that most if not all other wireless devices use so interference is often the reason for going dual band. But 5Ghz doesn’t penetrate walls as well.

    If it is your wifi that…[Read more]

  • If he really is a god then he’s just as ridiculous as the supposed real god – the creator who can’t design an eye for toffee, punishes us all for eternity for the actions of one person being tempted by a talking snake telling him to eat an apple (I think the drugs he must have consumed before the apple to imagine a talking snake is more of a…[Read more]

  • Poptops are fine in high wind and bad weather…spent many a night up there in adverse weather with no issues. They are cold in the winter and if you are running a heater you need to pipe air up there as the warm are from below finds it hard to find its way up into the pop top space -so a small fan to direct warm air up helps. And if I was doing…[Read more]

  • Might be better to just go on variable rate. This is what we did after our initial 2 yr discount rate ended. When I worked out the costs of going onto another deal it just wasn’t worth it while interest rates are where they are. It would have taken me ages to recoup the costs and though interest rates have to go up at some time, they could remain…[Read more]

  • wobbliscott replied to the topic Why no big light? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    I think it’s for ease of maintenance and being able to reconfigure the room easily. All he lights are lamps plugged into sockets or built into furniture and units so makes it much easier to change the layout of the room. The main issue for me is not the lack of ‘big light’ but more that you can’t always control all the lights from the bed. Some ho…[Read more]

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