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  1. Our well is 30m deep to the water surface. Seems to me it'll be cheaper to use the tap rather than invest in expensive pump equipment...

  2. Patently they're wearing infra-red goggles. Obvious, innit?

  3. [quote user="powerdesal"]How on earth can a staircase be described as ''sexy''??????[/quote]

    Like some women - not much upstairs but, boy, what a staircase!
    [:P]

  4. The box/dish have no idea where they are. And your viewing card will simply dictate what local news you get by default (based on UK address used.)

    Buy your stuff here - got to be easier.

  5. I've made my own doors and went for black wrought-iron thumb latches. Catalogue prices can be steep, but B & Q were doing them in packs for just a few quid each. Made in India IIRC but quite acceptable.

    Hope that helps.

  6. The various 419 scambaiting websites and forums do it regularly.

  7. The BBC Click prog was highlighting the longevity - or lack thereof - of the various media used to store information - particularly CDs/DVDs. The answer was to:

    a. store it in two or more places;

    b. renew the storage medium periodically, say every two to five years.

    It's certainly got me thinking about the viability of a DVD in ten year's time.

  8. Sounds a drastic measure unless there's material on the drive you're really worried about. And who would know and/or want to go looking for such stuff?

    Have you done a Google search on the various methods of wiping a HDD securely? There's also zeroing the drive. All software methods and next-to-no expense incurred.

    Just a thought.

  9. If you get stuck, take the old belt into an agricultural suppliers. Likely they'll have vast quantities for all sorts of machines and something will fit.

  10. Having been nipped by something in the past and had a red line track down my arm, the consensus from my doctor and an RAF doctor was that the felon was a spider.

  11. [quote user="Chancer"]

    You should try what people in the know do on a boat, come down the stairs backwards. [;-)]

    [/quote]

    Depends on the boat. Mine was a carrier... I can shin up and down no problem, but quite a number of females have difficulty coming down and consequently return to earth backwards. Often awkward. So SWMBO has issued an edict... Get rid.

  12. Thanks for all the responses. Much to consider. I would have liked to have kept the old massive staircase, but the treads are shallow and overlap too much. It's means feet are splayed sideways coming down... [:(]

  13. thunderhorse

    onions

    As long as they haven't gone off, I'd get them planted. Nothing spoiling.

  14. What a great site for measuring plots of land - set the dish in one corner, and then the perceived obstacle in another - et voila, distance measured.

  15. Thanks for that. I figured they may be a bit OTT with cost. But if there's unlikely to be any off the shelf, I'll set to with a carpenter friend.

  16. We've got used to, and much prefer, wider stairs. The current old staircase needs replacing, and is over a metre wide. I've searched t'internet, but found nothing other than standard widths of about 85cm.

    Before I set to and commission a bespoke staircase, does anyone know where wide-tread stairs may be available - say up to a metre wide?

    Cheers. [:)]

  17. My petrol Hayter and chainsaw had the same problem of starting fine, running for a while, then dying. In both cases it was the rubber diaphragm in the carb.

  18. [quote user="Mr Coeur de Lion"]...Seems an ideal way of selling a couple of sets of gold clubs too.

    [/quote]

    But but but... gold is set to rise to meet Asian demand. Don't sell! [:P]

  19. A big gap can still lead to cracking as the wood expands/contracts. For small gaps, run down some acrylic sealant with a gun. Acrylic can be painted, but don't use silicone - paint doesn't like sticking.

    For bigger gaps, get cheap cans of expanding foam and blow it in - not too much. Leave it a day or more, then pare off with a Stanley knife or fine pad saw. The foam will take a fine skin of filler if needed, but up there probably won't be noticable.

    Easy.

  20. [quote user="Joshua"]It has a consistency of thick cream and fills all the imperfections.

    [/quote]

    No, I won't say anything...! [:D]

    I don't think French boards are designed to be coated. Not necessary. Do a good job on the joints and you won't see them.

  21. The sticky mesh can be called bande à joint or similar. When you say finish plaster, do you mean for the joints? Normally only the joints are done. If so, something like enduit à joint.

    The sheds, Weldoms, Mr Bricolage - all will have what you want.

  22. Go to one of the sheds and you'll find silicon sealant remover. Can't remember the name in French, but it's there. Never tried the stuff myself (bought on the off-chance, but never used), so can't comment on its usefulness.

  23. [quote user="Bugsy"]...............that your bottled gas only runs out when you're halfway through cooking.[:(]

    .

    [/quote]

    Like the Christmas morning before last. No spare bottle, so used the little 4.5kg Calor bottle off my blow torch. Luckily same threads.

  24. [quote user="Christine Animal"]I never knew or had noticed this before. [/quote]

    Shows how often you clean your keyboard!
    [:P]

  25. The OP likely has visual acuity problems and needs to use large fonts. If not...

    Stop shouting! [:P]

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