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by IanS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Looking to change.
Replies: 33
Views: 308

Re: Looking to change.

We've had a SMART meter for years - probably a Mk1. The smart part for me is the lack of need for them or me to read the meter every month/3 months. Now, they call in once per year to check it is still working. I've also read about the fact that new meters will be cross-company compatible. The old o...
by IanS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 192
Views: 7956

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

To go with sealed batteries. My dad always used to top up his battery cells, and insisted on taking out all stoppers, when he charged them up. How are you supposed to check your own oil, with no dipstick. The 2 I've had that are like that had an electronic 'dipstick' that you could select from the ...
by IanS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 192
Views: 7956

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

...Ians explanation about getting you to a garage, is fine, i suppose, if you live in a town, but not for us. I understand that. I did say in the UK. It's not for everyone even in the UK, but for the majority it theoretically works. You're right, for pothole flats it doesn't work however in my case...
by IanS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 192
Views: 7956

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

The point of the 'run flat' or the gunge that they pump in is to get you to the nearest garage/tyre supplier. In the UK you're probably not more than about 50 miles away from one except in the hills of Scotland. As already is stated, a spare is 'sometimes' an optional extra, in my case I don't think...
by IanS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 192
Views: 7956

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

I lost 4 tyres to pot holes from July 2018 to August 2019. (I then had a crash which wrote off the car a week after replacing a tyre at £280!) This car hasn't gone through any tyres (yet!). It, like the other one, has not got a spare or even a 'get you home kit' but expensive (very!) 'run flat' tyre...
by IanS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Looking to change.
Replies: 33
Views: 308

Re: Looking to change.

I'm not sure how Netflix fits into this, but Amazon Prime UK provide a similar mix of films and now commissioned for Amazon Prime TV type programmes.
by IanS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 130
Views: 1170

Re: Forced to slow down.

Or dropping it from 6" then 10" then 24"?

This used to work with the BBC Computer in the 1980's!
by IanS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Looking to change.
Replies: 33
Views: 308

Re: Looking to change.

Sky and Virgin are really the only options if you want everything with one provider. The offerings of others package other things with their TV but are using the broadband connection to get things like the catch-up and recording which is often available free on the latest SMART TV''s My suggestion i...
by IanS
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from South Bucks
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Hello from South Bucks

Welcome!
by IanS
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 130
Views: 1170

Re: Forced to slow down.

Take care of yourself. My mother had a valve replacement (they actually leave the old one in place and put in an artificial one). This made a big difference to her. She is probably a good bit older than you too, as she was 85 when she had the operation.