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BruceinSanity last won the day on February 24 2018

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About BruceinSanity

  • Birthday 10/16/1949

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    Winter: Mercia, rest of year: somewhere on the cut

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    Sanity Again
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  1. Don’t know if it’s still the case but both MC and the Still Waters shop here were having trouble getting supplies a couple of weeks ago. That cold snap meant that the big buyers were snaffling all the stock.
  2. I’d bung in a bottle of bio laundry liquid for starters never mind what you settle down to in the end. Add a goodly amount of water, rock the boat well and leave it for a couple of weeks. Give it another good rocking and pump out, should leave you a reasonably clean tank. We’ve ended up using laundry liquid all the time now, it’s cheap as chips and AFAICS, no worse for the enviro than anything else.
  3. I have a pack of el cheapo adhesive thermometer strips bought on Fleabay and stick one on each battery when they’re getting a bit long in the tooth. Not terribly accurate but easily shows when one is out of line with the others, isolate that one from the bank before it starts smelling and work out where to get new ones.
  4. Pub car parks are good for this as long as you can get a decently tight ETA from the supplier. And if you can’t, just get decently tight ?
  5. I use a pair of pond gloves bought from a garden centre, much more substantial, gives protection from sharps in the stuff round the prop and keeps the mitts warm for longer.
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  7. Don’t think Calibre can strip the DRM control off a Kindle book, but otherwise it’s very useful if you have a lappy (no mobile app available AFAIK). We all just share one Amazon account on the family Kindles.
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  10. Just for the sake of closure, a Factory Reset did the job and wasn’t too drastic, just had to let the auto channel search run afterwards. Thanks again, folks.
  11. Thanks, both, good advice. my humax.org was the source of the strategies I’m trying, useful site. One thing they’re unanimous about, don’t expect help from Humax! ? Come to think of it, the TV’s a bit long in the tooth so a total restock might be the way to go for the benefit of my widow... (I’m not expected to be around much longer, pancreatic cancer doesn’t take prisoners, but don’t let’s go there, let’s stick with the excellent Mr Cummings.)
  12. Agree, we were enjoying watching this, time-shifted with our Humax Freeview recorder but disaster has struck. After a brief power cut yesterday, the recorded files list has disappeared from the menus on the box. Have tried the first basic solutions, restarting, turning power off for ten minutes and so on without success. Have tried leaving it unplugged overnight but not yet been able to check if it’s helped. If not, and I’m not sanguine, the only remaining options are a factory reset and then opening it up to check for loose connections to the hard drive (it’s well out of warranty)
  13. Sounds like the pump needs priming having been drained down when you took the filter off. Try pouring water into it through the skin filling.
  14. ISTR reading in one of the history books that the steamers could do Braunston on one steaming but needed to make up the fire in Blisworth, hence the introduction of tugs.
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