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LEO

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  1. LEO

    Shocking shower.

    Interesting question, we encountered this problem over several years in a hotel we stayed in in Greece. In the end one guest complained to the Travel Rep and a qualified electrician was called. He found a serious electrical 'leakage' fault and the problem was solved. We were all lucky apparently it could have had serious consequences.
  2. Actually a bit of a quirky addition to the place, they have done really well, lovely chateau, lots of spin off progs featuring other chateau owners and folks booking weddings etc in theirs. No sex no swearing, really quite watchable TV, as is Escape to the Chateau DIY. Spending all that boodle on a Springer - provides cheap accommodation, might be just for their kids to muck about in - I had a gypsy caravan in the garden as a playroom when I was a kid, it was great, wish I had charged the 'peeps' coming into the garden to have their photos taken standing in front of it.................or developed the 'bullsh1t' angle about telling fortunes. Very clever bloke and family, we are the mugs paying too much for housing over here. I look forward to the series where they put a new roof on the 'pile'.
  3. I mount mine in a foil tray, heal and easy way.
  4. I have just watched that prog. I thought the hull testing was 'interesting'...................but the patching up work looked good...........
  5. Hi, I have a Samsung Tablet S4, which is about 12.5 months old, I sign in using facial recognition, this has stopped working as have the front and rear cameras. I have not taken many pics with it and I suspect it uses BIXBY software. Have done a 'hard' factory reset but can't seem to get rid of Bixby and the cameras still won't work. The unit has not been tampered with or dropped. Any tips?. TIA L. PS a 4 year old Tab3 still works well
  6. Yo, Darren at the Marina is good for welding and electrics, Ed's probably the best for Vintage engines. Darren blacked the boat earlier this year and fixed the chimney cover on the roof. He also blacks my boat (and has done so for years), useful bloke to know. Mike (moorings, towpath side).
  7. I had the same phone call as well a few days ago, Interestingly I had transferred £600 between accounts the day before. I ignored the call.
  8. Hi Interesting posts, I have had several screening tests, they are not too bad, just crack on and do them, but a couple of months ago I had real probs with chronic outpourings with the 'runs' and the M25 is not the place to have these problems.............................it reached the state where long car journeys were not possible. I had a colonoscopy, best afternoon's TV I had for a while, no sedation, just a great colour production.. The 'gubbins' they give you to clear the tubes ready for investigations is a amazingly awful, but the results are brilliant..........thanks NHS. PS the TV pics I viewed when having treatment for heart problems were good as well. L
  9. YO!, Welcome back, good to catch up and the pics. are good. Bought a motor home yet?, hope new house panning out well. Sidney looks good.
  10. Sadly this already happens at Cowroast facilities - a nearby householder improving his property used them as a skip, nobody at CART was interested in the problem, now with some nearby tips charging for rubbish disposal the situation has got worse.
  11. Brilliant film, some good GU scenes, Aylesbury basin particularly. Mid 60's I used to 'avoid' school dinners and walk to Jackson's bakery near the basin, get some grub and eat by the basin. Often a working boat was in the process of being converted into a house boat, The nearby Aylesbury Brewery was still in operation, great sites and smells.
  12. Treat them with caution - a friend selling his tug style nb sought 'opinions of value' from surveyors, and brokers, (a well known one in the Midlands suggested £20000, before increasing this to £25k), most opinions were, no demand for such boats, tricky to sell. He placed a £7.50 advert on the 'Duck', asking price £42K, it sold to the first person who came to see it, .............. The key to an easy sale is to get all the paperwork to hand, have a thorough pre sale HULL survey and have the boat blacked and make sure it's well presented.
  13. Thanks for the report, parts are a bit misleading, but the pictures are good, particularly of the ropes at the front end.
  14. LEO

    Tappets

    On going from this post, I purchased this from an on-line Auction site - it is a 'Snap On' tappet adjuster. Currently fitted with a 7/16 socket. this is interchangeable with others (sadly lost), but replaceable by drilling a hole in a suitable one. Using the unit, one handed adjustment is possible. The Snap On logo is interesting and seems an early one. Purchased in MK. following a garage clearance of a deceased car enthusiast.
  15. I watched a film shown on Talking Pictures (445 Virgin) to-day (21/06/10), produced by Beaconsfield Studios in 1954, it was filmed in B&W. I have not watched the credits but I suspect it has been digitally re-mastered as the quality was good. I also missed the first 10 minutes, but details of the film are available on Google. Most of the external filming seemed to have been carried out on the towpath of the southern GU at Bulls bridge, with some pictures of nb's moored in the lay-by, and the action moved to the junction of the GU and Regent's canal with the bulls bridge depot in the distant background. A tug pulling a barge carried the British Waterways signage. Talking pictures often repeat films, it's well worth watching if you get the chance.
  16. It looks as though the front is supported by ropes running from the boat to the bottom of the ladder -----this may just be strong enough to support it.
  17. This is an interesting case, in 2006 I was cycling down a slight slope when a girl (aged about 17) walked from behind a hedge, across 2 ft of verge and straight into the road without looking, in front of me, I was unable to swerve or stop and hit her, I was flung off the bike and landed on top of her. She was injured and suffered facial cuts and ran back in her house, screaming. I damaged my knee and it became infected and now is causing me inconvenience. Fortunately a motorist saw the whole accident and was happy to make a statement to the Police to whom I reported the accident. Next morning I took detailed pictures of the crash scene. I was not insured but following this incident and the recent judgement would recommend all cyclists to take out third party insurance, extending this to compulsory insurance for motorised electric scooter drivers. I gave up cycling after this, but in the Chilterns (where I live) it's a cycling free-for-all on a Sunday and it's well worth giving them a wide berth when you come across them (usually in blocks of 15 or more) and a dash camera is a worthy accessory. M.
  18. Hankooks make good products, especially tyres, I looked at these batteries, but discounted them as they are sealed units and cannot be topped up wth distilled water. I will be interested to hear how you get on with them.
  19. On a previous boat I had a 1.5 BMC, if I filled the oil to the correct level on the dipstick it would discharge oil via the crankcase breather and the rear crankshaft oil seal, then when it had reached the 'correct' level it would run happily for hours, overfill it and the oil would be discharged as before. I used to top it up to between the high and low mark on the dipstick and it was 'happy as Larry'. You also state you use a 20/50 multigrade - I thought and old engine like a BMC would have preferred a straight Sae30...... M.
  20. Hi, looking at the picture it looks as though someone has over tightened the fitting, splitting the nut. Take care when replacing the damaged fitting.
  21. Hi, The boat which moors next to mine was stretched a few years ago by a well known firm in Braunston, Work was completed quickly and the result is brilliant. It really is impossible to see that lengthening work has been carried out. If I wanted a longer boat stretching is the route I would choose.
  22. Hi, I would have thought the best way was remove old bracket, make new one, drill, tap and bolt this in position, using sealant to complete the repair.
  23. LEO

    Tappets

    Probably similar. I never purchased one, it made adjustment a 'one handed 'operation. The firm specialized in Triumph tuning bits, for GT6's and Spitfires and TR models. I bought a 'camber controlled' transverse leaf spring from the to try to improve cornering in a Spitfire. Personally I have never really had a problem with adjusting tappets with a spanner and screwdriver.
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