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by v12mike
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Utilities in France.
Topic: Linky
Replies: 69
Views: 1177

Re: Linky

Noisette wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:50 pm
But I do know that there have been quite a few cases where the electricity consumption of the Linky itself tipped people over from one tariff level to the next.
Evidence? Or how do you know?
by v12mike
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Board Announcements.
Topic: Trying to keep everyone happy
Replies: 86
Views: 1351

Re: Trying to keep everyone happy

I don't think that the self-regulating forum is sustainable. There are always some users who knowingly or intuitively push the boundaries of taste or behaviour to the point where more sensitive users start to drift away, ending up with a hollow community where the extrovert users feed off each other...
by v12mike
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Support.
Topic: attach photos to private messages
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: attach photos to private messages

To answer the original question, the phpBB forum software does allow for attachments in PMs, but the feature is disabled by default. You would need an administrator to enable the feature.
by v12mike
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Renovating 1950s prefab house
Replies: 30
Views: 547

Re: Renovating 1950s prefab house

So for this floor slab, which will be about 7 m x 10 m, what would you expect the specification to be? (thickness, reinforcing and insulation)
by v12mike
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: What would you buy?

FYI, here is an example of the control module on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEUGEOT-806-EXPERT-MK1-9790339680-1994-2006-HEATER-BLOWER-RESISTOR/173492410487?hash=item2864f41877:g:SiQAAOSwqoxcF6vf Many available, cheaper and more expensive. search for the OE part number 6441.F7 A few years ago t...
by v12mike
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: What would you buy?

The fault on your 806 will be the blower control module which is mounted on the blower motor and readily available as a replacement module, or if keen, you can replace just the individual transistors. https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25683 gives some pointers, but more specific adv...
by v12mike
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: sending a parcel within France
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: sending a parcel within France

I used https://www.relaiscolis.com last year, no problems.
by v12mike
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Utilities in France.
Topic: Linky
Replies: 69
Views: 1177

Re: Linky

The disjoncteur de branchement is still there, as an emergency switch, one move to switch off everything. It's differential tripping mechanism (500 mA) is also there, but when installing the smart meter the ENEDIS technician or subcontractor silences it's overload/short function. That may be the th...
by v12mike
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Renovating 1950s prefab house
Replies: 30
Views: 547

Re: Renovating 1950s prefab house

I will speak to the owners, and see how they want to proceed. They have a 'jack-of-all-trades' who is doing some of the work for them (so far just demolition and removal of rubble/rubbish), so we will also get his opinion.

We could get a mini digger into the house as the doors are fairly wide.
by v12mike
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Renovating 1950s prefab house
Replies: 30
Views: 547

Re: Renovating 1950s prefab house

The place that I can see an edge is where the slab has been broken previously to replace the main waste pipe, and there is a broken strip about 2 m long running to the peripheral foundation. I suspect that this house was a self-build, and I think that he had a really bad day when the slab was poured...