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Harpur Hill

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  1. I well remember doing this in my canal restoration days (1970's) I didn't mind so much scraping out the shrubbery but got really 'fed up' then having to redo the pointing - an 'orrible job. I still have the hawk I used to use. HH
  2. Why is acid always added to water, and not the reverse? A large amount of heat is released when strong acids are mixed with water. Adding more acid releases more heat. If you add water to acid, you form an extremely concentrated solution of acid initially. So much heat is released that the solution may boil very violently, splashing concentrated acid out of the container! If you add acid to water, the solution that forms is very dilute and the small amount of heat released is not enough to vaporize and spatter it. So Always Add Acid to water, and never the reverse. Author: Fred Senese [email protected]
  3. Thought the electrical types on here may be interested in this - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/giant-batteries-and-cheap-solar-power-are-shoving-fossil-fuels-grid HH
  4. Aye, the joys of advancing years... But don't forget - Thrifty to fifty then spend to the end.
  5. Ever find yourself in a room in the house having no idea why you're there? There's nothing wrong, it's just nature's way of making sure you get enough exercise as you get older. HH
  6. Thank you for that information.
  7. Where is this 7 - 10% available, please.
  8. Though not 'boaty' these folk may be able to help. https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/category/337/seals
  9. When Titian was grinding rose madder His model was posed on a ladder Her position to Titian suggested coition So he climbed up the ladder and 'ad 'er.
  10. Many years ago, when I was young I had a 105E Anglia, over a few days the oil warning light started to flicker & then came on full time. Received wisdom from my friends that knew about these things was that it was merely the sender. I bought & fitted a new sender & all was well for about a week, then one morning on my way to work the oil light came on and shortly after the engine began making the most awful screeching noises. I had to be towed home! On taking the thing to bits I found the big end bearings hammered flat & the actual bearing metal melted in places. The crankshaft didn't seem too bad so new bearings were fitted, the engine reassembled and all was well. Some weeks later the oil light came on again whilst on holiday and a long way from home, this time I went direct to a garage where they told me the oil pump had expired. Just sayin' like, be careful! HH
  11. I'd been with Midland Bank (HSBC) since 1968 until they closed my local branch earlier this year. I transferred to the only other local option, Nat West, they closed 3 months later! I now have to travel 10 miles to the next town where HSBC & Nat West are on opposite corners. Had I known I could have saved my self the not inconsiderable hassle of changing. HH
  12. In the days of yore when ale was sold direct from the barrel behind the bar it was cooled by draping a wet towel over the barrel. If the ale was not ready to drink the barmaid would say "Sorry the towel's on". That expression is still used when you can't get a pint, thought usually now due to the bar closing.
  13. I was always told that kids, children, had nothing to do with kids, goats. Origin Middle English (in kid (sense 2 of the noun)): from Old Norse kith, of Germanic origin; related to German Kitze. From Oxford Living Dictionaries.
  14. A soft water area, Mum routinely used Brillo but may have used another brand depending on what what her "shopper" brought, all that remained was a tangled rusty mass. Twas very fine wire as found in Brillo, other pads always seemed to be of coarser material. They were confused, bless 'em, I once found Dad's teeth in the tea pot!
  15. When my aged parents were in mental & physical decline they kept complaining that the tea didn't taste "right." Eventually, I thought I'd better investigate. I found two rusty, disintegrating Brillo pads in the bottom of the kettle! Dad lived to 86 & Mum to 97
  16. COSHH data sheet http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/416313.pdf
  17. Indeed, but it's an abbreviation actually; an acronym must be pronounceable. Pedant mode off.
  18. I'm sure you'll get there - would you bring a couple of bottles of rum back for me. Pretty please.
  19. Thanks to your post I too now have some helpful icons returned. There must be many, many like me with failing eyesight so why must we have grey characters on a grey background, it's so difficult to read. HH
  20. There are three thing happen as one gets older, first the memory starts to go..............and I can't remember the other two. Just continuing the theme.........
  21. Thanks for the apostrophe! I've always lived very close to the Yorkshire/Derbyshire border.
  22. Peoples Republic of Yorkshire.
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