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by chrisell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Utilities in France.
Topic: Current draw
Replies: 123
Views: 3939

Re: Current draw

The two pin sockets with a switch - they're old - they could be anything - helpful...... They were designed to be light switches and power points yes. It doesn't mean that;s how they've been wired. I had three rooms of them and only one fed a light. Pre modern normes people did have light/power circ...
by chrisell
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Plumbing and Drainage
Topic: 8mm Connectors?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

8mm Connectors?

Simple question - are there 8mm fittings out there that don't need soldering? I'd prefer pushfit but compression will do, can't find them anywhere local or online. Ideally 8mm to any universal thread - but 8mm to 12 or 14 would work. A quick job is looking like a nightmare right now - someones gone ...
by chrisell
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: Someone else with my email address?
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: Someone else with my email address?

There'll either be a link or a document attached - probably what's been ordered.

The link/document is the scam/virus/adware whatever - its common. Along with Delivery information for parcels you're not expecting
by chrisell
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing and Drainage
Topic: Boiler packed up last night
Replies: 19
Views: 466

Re: Boiler packed up last night

It sounds like you've crud in the system somewhere. If the system was nearly empty chances are despite leaving it you've stirred up the crud and its got into the feed line. As Mike says hope its the filter - if not you've probably got a blocked jet. Could be something entirely unrelated to the deliv...
by chrisell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Timber Size for Shed Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Timber Size for Shed Roof

Been there - done that! My workshop and store room inside big old cranky tin and timber barn. it's 3.9 m x 7.5 m outside. The timber was 95 x 44 cls treated. Cladding is 11 mm osb double skin with rockwool between the skins. The roof is 95 x 44 rafters at 600 centres. I tested these before building...
by chrisell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Timber Size for Shed Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Timber Size for Shed Roof

Aardvark wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:45 pm
I'd give a kidney for a barn half that size.
And then you just fill it with tat. If I don't do something useful with the various bits of barns/building I've got they'll just end up full of crap I don't need.
by chrisell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Timber Size for Shed Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Timber Size for Shed Roof

You don't say what sort of barn you have - timber or stone etc. A tip if it's timber like mine - don't build it supported or joined structurally to the barn timbers, wooden barns wriggle around in the wind and with temperature changes. I made my workshop an independent structure bolted to the concr...
by chrisell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Timber Size for Shed Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Timber Size for Shed Roof

Its not really a shed but an internal box Thinking of creating a gym and game room in the barn. Can't be bothered learning about metal framing so sticking with old fashioned timber frame. Internally I'll clad it with OSB walls and ceiling - externally probably just wrap it in DPM and only bother fac...
by chrisell
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Utilities in France.
Topic: Help please re a chèque energie.
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Help please re a chèque energie.

I think that's the link I used - there is a link on the paper that comes with the cheque. I used it to pay EDF - just enter various numbers from the cheque into boxes and voila EDF get the money - you can set it up so any future cheques go straight onto your EDF etc. bill. There's a list of who you ...
by chrisell
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Covering artex
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Covering artex

Artex or French plaster applied ala artex? I had the oddest walls - very 1980's in every respect - "artex" and rag roller paint together. Turned out the artex was just artistically applied plaster - or at least there were no fibres in it. Either way wet it down - if it is artex it keeps the fibres u...