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    Post by Long birder on Wed Jun 20 2018, 07:50

    @graham64 wrote:Not having much luck with the plumbers Chris are you, the problem is having very few around and being in demand they won't be bothered about missing appointments as there is plenty of work about for them.


    Had a new oil boiler fitted a year ago. Fitted ok but got a b.s. story at the end of the day I needed a new three port valve which I did not believe.
    The cut a long story short the electrician cocked up the wiring to the time switch and cylinder stat so I sorted it and rang the plumber.Smile
    However I was an electrical engineer for c.40 years.
    I usually do most my own plumbing etc.
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    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 20 2018, 23:17

    @graham64 wrote:

    I'm fortunate with plumbers they are in plentiful supply here, the one I'm using just lives round the corner from me he's very reasonable when it comes to prices too. 

    Perhaps you should take up a course in plumbing Chris  Wink your never to old to learn and just think of the money you could save  Smile

    Could you email me one?

    We're lucky here in that there are plenty of good local tradesmen of all kinds and plenty of recommendations, or the opposite, it's mainly only plumbers that are in short supply. We used to use one of the local shops that closed down and the plumber was going to go self-employed but ended up doing painting and decorating and interior design instead. He was a good guy and so was the one we used to replace the hot water cylinder when it sprang a leak.

    They're just hiding from me . . .
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    Post by graham64 on Thu Jun 21 2018, 23:15

    How time flies it only seems like yesterday that I was using three child car seats into my car, my eldest granddaughter has now finished high school and starts college in September, it was her prom night today and to see her dressed up made me realise just how fast they turn into adults  Surprised her uncle sourced a Bentley Continental for the trip to the venue  mrgreen

    My other granddaughter is now fifteen and starts her last year at high school in September 

    My grandson is thirteen so he's got another couple of years yet 

    Must be showing my age  Crying or Very sad


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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jun 22 2018, 12:19

    @graham64 wrote:How time flies it only seems like yesterday that I was using three child car seats into my car, my eldest granddaughter has now finished high school and starts college in September, it was her prom night today and to see her dressed up made me realise just how fast they turn into adults  Surprised her uncle sourced a Bentley Continental for the trip to the venue  mrgreen

    My other granddaughter is now fifteen and starts her last year at high school in September 

    My grandson is thirteen so he's got another couple of years yet 

    Must be showing my age  Crying or Very sad

    Yes, time certainly flies by … too fast?

    I'm sure your grand-daughter had a wonderful time at the Prom night, they love it don't they.
    The clothes, the make-up, the hair styles - and how lovely to arrive in a Bentley Continental.

    At the other end of the scale, our youngest grand-daughter recently attended her very first school disco Shocked
    Her fellow 5 and 6 year olds loved it Smile

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    Post by chris c on Sat Jun 23 2018, 00:00

    Oh bless!
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jul 08 2018, 20:29

    Have you been following this amazing story?

    Thai cave rescue: Four boys freed but rest must wait

    Well I have …

    Yes, it is such a high profile world wide news, but my thoughts and prayers are with the boys and coach, their families, friends, their rescuers and everyone else who is involved.

    More news will follow tomorrow.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44757804

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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 10 2018, 00:17

    @Jan1 wrote:Have you been following this amazing story?

    Thai cave rescue: Four boys freed but rest must wait

    Well I have …

    Yes, it is such a high profile world wide news, but my thoughts and prayers are with the boys and coach, their families, friends, their rescuers and everyone else who is involved.

    More news will follow tomorrow.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44757804

    All the best Jan

    I do think the world has been watching this amazing rescue !

    Thai cave rescue: Eight boys freed as five remain trapped

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/09/thai-cave-rescue-enters-second-day-trapped-boys-wait-operation/

    I hope the others are rescued safely ...

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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 10 2018, 18:48

    I am so pleased for all who have been involved in this rescue ...

    "All members of the football team trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand have been rescued and the last to leave are on route to hospital.
    Thailand's Navy SEALs, who have been leading the mission to save the boys, said those brought out of the cave today are all safe. Four divers who have been living with the team for more than a week are still on their way out.
    It marks a stunning turnaround in what seemed an almost hopeless situation for the 12 boys and their coach, who spent 17 days trapped on a dry slope surrounded by floodwaters, one mile underground."

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/thailand-cave-rescue-all-12-boys-and-their-football-coach-have-been-successfully-saved/ar-AAzQ7Lz?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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    Post by Long birder on Tue Jul 10 2018, 19:03

    Great news but sad about the diver who died because he ran out of air.
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 10 2018, 19:19

    @Long birder wrote:Great news but sad about the diver who died because he ran out of air.
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    Yes, I agree ... this was very sad.


    All the Navy SEALS and cave divers from around the world did so well.

    I don't know how they do it but thank goodness there are those who go in to help out those in trouble.
    They are special people.


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    Post by chris c on Tue Jul 10 2018, 23:22

    Yes brilliant!

    Also reminded me of the Peruvian miners a few years back.

    Yet meanwhile as the world rejoices, thousands die prematurely and unnecessarily of diabetes and no-one notices . . .

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    Post by Long birder on Thu Jul 12 2018, 07:52

    @chris c wrote:Yes brilliant!

    Also reminded me of the Peruvian miners a few years back.

    Yet meanwhile as the world rejoices, thousands die prematurely and unnecessarily of diabetes and no-one notices . . .

    I don't think no one notices, I think they lack a proper working coordinated strategy.
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    Post by chris c on Thu Jul 12 2018, 22:17

    Yes in a way that's my point, we can do amazing things really quickly when required. How many internet trolls chimed in telling the Thais that they were doing everything wrong?

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    Post by Long birder on Fri Jul 13 2018, 11:13

    I wonder what women think now that men can declare they are women with impunity and walk in women's changing rooms with their wedding tackle intact?
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Jul 13 2018, 21:58

    @Long birder wrote:I wonder what women think now that men can declare they are women with impunity and walk in women's changing rooms with their wedding tackle intact?

    Doesn't Bare thinking about  bitenails


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    Post by Long birder on Sat Jul 14 2018, 14:11

    Didn't realise some of the kids in the cave had got pneumonia.
    They had to get them out.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jul 22 2018, 11:32

    > > >

    Hey it's Sunday Smile

    Hope you enjoy your day thumb-up

    Keep cool, in this still too hot weather sunny

    All the best Jan

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    Post by Long birder on Mon Jul 23 2018, 18:56

    Down around 20°c today with some rain but I shall have to water the plants on the dry stone walls in the garden before the hosepipe ban.
    Don't see why we have to give all our water to Manchester and United Utilities don't fix their many leaks.
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 24 2018, 19:23

    Yes United Utilities have hit the news headlines recently.

    "Greedy United Utilities water bosses pocket £180million dividend despite losing quarter of supply through leaks

    The £180million dividend pay-out comes as seven million United Utilities customers across the North West of England face restrictions on the water they use in their homes from August 5

    Water chiefs losing a quarter of their supply through leaks are doling out the biggest shareholder windfall in a decade as customers face their first hosepipe ban in eight years.

    The £180million dividend pay-out comes as seven million United Utilities customers across the North West of England face restrictions on the water they use in their homes from August 5.

    As the heatwave continues, those who hose parched gardens or fill paddling pools for kids to cool down in during the long school holidays face a £1,000 fine.

    Households are also urged to take shorter showers to help save water – while the equivalent of a bath and a half per household is wasted through leaking pipes that United have failed to plug.
    Water industry expert Professor David Hall of the University of Greenwich said bosses should spend more on infrastructure and less on the investors’ bonanza.

    He said: “The money’s available but it’s not reaching the right places, which are the leaks. It’s reaching the wrong places, which are the pockets of shareholders.

    More here
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/water-chiefs-losing-quarter-supply-12964348

    All the best Jan

    PS Are you like me when it's hot, hot, hot there's nothing more refreshing than a glass of cool water.
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    Post by graham64 on Tue Jul 24 2018, 22:20

    This must be the first time we have had a hosepipe ban before the drier areas down south, I suspect if we have any more dry summers this is going to be an ongoing issue and United Utilities don't appear to have an answer to the problem. Not forgetting this is the company who's water supplies were contaminated a couple of years ago 

    Wonder if there's going to be a rebate on my bill  Rolling Eyes


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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Jul 25 2018, 19:20

    @graham64 wrote:This must be the first time we have had a hosepipe ban before the drier areas down south, I suspect if we have any more dry summers this is going to be an ongoing issue and United Utilities don't appear to have an answer to the problem. Not forgetting this is the company who's water supplies were contaminated a couple of years ago 

    Wonder if there's going to be a rebate on my bill  Rolling Eyes

    Yes, I'd forgotten about the contaminated water affraid

    You are not having a lot of luck with your water supply ...

    I see they are talking today of taking some from the Lakes in the Lake District ...

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Thu Jul 26 2018, 22:36

    Yes the losses from disintegrating pipes are very variable from area to area and company to company. Saving money on maintenance to spend on bonuses is not in the least surprising. The shareholders have a choice, the customers not so much.
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Jul 27 2018, 22:30

    Jan wrote:I see they are talking today of taking some from the Lakes in the Lake District .

    Not only from the Lake District their taking water from Wales too  Mad Meanwhile they a losing 439 million litres of water a day through leaks, still at least the shareholders are happy as they are receiving 180 million in dividends


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    Post by chris c on Sat Jul 28 2018, 21:38

    A real trickle-down economy
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 31 2018, 12:06

    >>>

    Wow!
    Can you believe it!
    It's the last day of July!

    Where did the month go?
    Come to that, where did the first seven months of 2018 go?

    Have a good day sunny

    All the best Jan

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