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  Topic: Renovating
kGarden

Replies: 25
Views: 19679
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 11:05 pm   Subject: Renovating
We are thinking a wider gap left open.

Like a formed-trench with a grill on the top, for example?
  Topic: Renovating
kGarden

Replies: 25
Views: 19679
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 7:55 pm   Subject: Renovating
I wasn't happy with a slabbed terrace here which looked like it had been laid rather high, with respect to damp course.

We dug a trench all around the house and laid a French drain in it (perforate ...
  Topic: Worst DIY purchase ever
kGarden

Replies: 21
Views: 20195
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 5:19 pm   Subject: Worst DIY purchase ever
these sort are cheap and handy - can be used with one hand.

I've got some of them, and they have worked well for me. I also have some of these

[img]http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235?$p$& ...
  Topic: Laptop/printer probs
kGarden

Replies: 13
Views: 4900
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 9:37 am   Subject: Laptop/printer probs
No and no

No documents in the queue suggests that, as far as the computer was concerned, it was able to transmit them to the printer.

That suggests that the printer was on and connection was ...
  Topic: Laptop/printer probs
kGarden

Replies: 13
Views: 4900
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 8:42 am   Subject: Laptop/printer probs
I've checked/tried all those, kGarden



Were there documents in the queue?

Did diagnostic problem finder suggest anything?

Outcome of those might suggest a next course of action.
  Topic: Laptop/printer probs
kGarden

Replies: 13
Views: 4900
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 5:43 pm   Subject: Laptop/printer probs
Assuming PC is Windows - after printing something is it sitting in the Print Queue? (Perhaps you will find that everything you have printed is in that queue). If there are loads of jobs there perhaps ...
  Topic: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
kGarden

Replies: 15
Views: 16234
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 5:35 pm   Subject: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
Just a point of clarification,

Septic Tanks drain,

Cesspits don`t,they need pumping out.

Sorry, I've been slack with terminology. My Septic Tanks needed pumping out once a year, or so - many ...
  Topic: New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing
kGarden

Replies: 24
Views: 11065
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 5:25 pm   Subject: New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing
when I close my browser down for the day (I like to close down completely, in the olden days we called it a "graceful close-down"), my lappy is still busy, system monitor tells me that its firefox (bu ...
  Topic: New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing
kGarden

Replies: 24
Views: 11065
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:53 am   Subject: New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing
I know squat about HSTS, clearly! :

"Most websites place what’s called a “cookie” on visitors’ computers, which is used to track them and record their preferences. It’s how websites can remember yo ...
  Topic: Seville Oranges are back
kGarden

Replies: 20
Views: 61504
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:40 am   Subject: Seville Oranges are back
P.S. We have a Panasonic breadmaker, must be well over 10 years old and will fail at some point. The new ones have a Jam making program, which does small quantities, I wonder if that works well? I qu ...
  Topic: Seville Oranges are back
kGarden

Replies: 20
Views: 61504
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:38 am   Subject: Seville Oranges are back
I usually make biggish batches of most preserves, but I don't make them all every year. It's much easier to make one or two big batches that last a few years than a smaller batch of everything each ye ...
  Topic: Seville Oranges are back
kGarden

Replies: 20
Views: 61504
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 9:56 am   Subject: Seville Oranges are back
Google bought me back to home

"Marmalade And Other Things To Make With Citrus Fruit"
http://www.downsizer.net/Articles/Cooking,_preserving_and_home_brewing/Marmalade_And_Other_Things_To_Make_Wi ...
  Topic: Seville Oranges are back
kGarden

Replies: 20
Views: 61504
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 9:51 am   Subject: Seville Oranges are back
The Inlaws are in charge of making Marmalade, but I am thinking time is nigh to move that down a generation!

We use very little Marmalade, so I would appreciate advice as to what weight of oranges ...
  Topic: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
kGarden

Replies: 15
Views: 16234
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 15 9:48 am   Subject: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
I don't know the volume of our old cesspit, but the Klargester installer bloke said it was very unlikely to be more than 5,000L - I asked the question wanting to know how much irrigation storage it wo ...
  Topic: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
kGarden

Replies: 15
Views: 16234
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 15 12:51 pm   Subject: Replaced Cesspit and Reused for Rainwater Harvesting
Did you put in the Klargester yourself or get a company in to do it?

The company would have been happy to install it, but their cost had to include transporting diggers etc,. to site and we had bui ...
 
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