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by paddler
29 Sep 2020, 7:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 63
Views: 1249

Re: Flu 'jab'

Hi, Being so fit you never get a cold. That is bunkum of course :) I hardly ever get a cold its got nothing to do with being fit at all. I simply don't come into contact with many people at all and I certainly don't touch things that other people have touched and then eat. If you wanna stop getting...
by paddler
28 Sep 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 63
Views: 1249

Re: Flu 'jab'

A friend of mine was telling me that whilst he was hiking The Appalachian Trail he met two American doctors. They told him that he would be so fit when he finished that he would be very unlikely to get even a cold for at least six months after finishing. And he didn't. However, when I did it four ye...
by paddler
25 Sep 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5109

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

In practice, you get good with what you're used to. When we adopted our son he came with a wee BSO with (by my standards) terrible brakes. But he knew what they'd do and did okay. Christmas rolled around and an Islabikes Beinn 20 appeared c/o Santa with good quality V-brakes. I don't think I've eve...
by paddler
23 Sep 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1310
Views: 66379

Re: TV licensing...

BT phone cables have a "lazy twist" in the two pairs. We worked on an connection exchange in the communication centre using a dozen? pairs all with a lazy twist each. We had to peel back the outer plastic sheath with the internal cord, and shake the cable so the twisted pairs separated fr...
by paddler
23 Sep 2020, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1310
Views: 66379

Re: TV licensing...

Hi, I read somewhere that a Professor* offered the opinion that if a user of a phone stood with one foot in a bucket of water it would greatly improve the quality of transmission! Never tried it myself, but maybe the same could be true about Broadband? Just thought I'd mention it. :roll: :wink: Kee...
by paddler
23 Sep 2020, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1310
Views: 66379

Re: TV licensing...

Not sure about screening, I remember some UG cables had some foil around the bundle, but most didn't. As far as earthing is concerned one leg is connected to the exchange earth and that's it. I think the main defence against interference was the pairs being twisted, the more twists per foot the bett...
by paddler
23 Sep 2020, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1310
Views: 66379

Re: TV licensing...

I worked on Broadband faults for many years. In the early days we were told how an old Sky TV box knocked the broadband out for several houses either side. We were also told not to route any cable carrying BB close to any electric cable. Electric fences were another known problem, as were flickering...
by paddler
20 Aug 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 85
Views: 3663

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

peetee wrote:In anticipation of shorter days and reduced visibility and before the prices start to rise; 1200 lumens of loveliness.....


I think I have an earlier version of that, which my daughter bought me in error. It's mega bright!

Dave
by paddler
15 Aug 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10002

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Brucey wrote:
djnotts wrote:…. Hardly fashion-driven!


especially the bar tape....?.... :shock: :shock:

:lol: :lol:

cheer


Hooray! :D
by paddler
15 Aug 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10002

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

I don't think I'd want a carbon frame on a touring bike. For me carbon and steel are for different things. I view my carbon and steel framed bikes the same way I view my running shoes and walking boots or shoes.

Dave
by paddler
14 Aug 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11583

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Ant... wrote:I like mine just oats and cold milk, none of the faffing with messy pots when touring.


Once when hiking, after a while I ended up just ripping the top off the single sachet, pouring in cold water and eating it straight away! Saved faffing! :D
by paddler
12 Aug 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New house - what green solution would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 716

Re: New house - what green solution would you do?

Not normally... A UK central hearing system normally has a flow and return side of each rad - allowing them to be individually thermostat’ed. Rarely are radiators wired in series. The zoning challenge is one of having rooms “call for heat”. I have thermostatic valves on all my rads, I was thinking ...
by paddler
12 Aug 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New house - what green solution would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 716

Re: New house - what green solution would you do?

Zoned heating is fairly easy. There's a central controller that handles the boiler and water zoning then you simply swap the thermostatic valves on the radiators for 'smart' ones. I used a Honeywell Evohome but there are others out there. From the controller (or app) you can set schedules per room ...
by paddler
12 Aug 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New house - what green solution would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 716

Re: New house - what green solution would you do?

We are selling our house and moving to a new village. Not found the house we're in the middle of the process but I'm thinking of doing what I can for the environment with the new house. I wondered what you'd do if you were moving into a new house and expecting to live there at least 10 years. Make ...
by paddler
12 Aug 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New house - what green solution would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 716

Re: New house - what green solution would you do?

You say zoned heating, what is the sensor that controls that? One in each room or is it as simple as turning down the thermostatic valve on each radiator? Our current house is a 1900 terraced with solid stone front walls. The rear are cavity but I'm not in sure how much space there is for insulatio...