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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:19

I definitely cant type, nor think as fast as you lot tonight.

Cards await! J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:18

Geoff WE do!! that is me & OH. J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:16

You see, someone always knows the answer! Norm2 thxs. Will carefully show it to OH, but at least now he's as baffled as me! Over to heating engineer methinks!

Sorry Bjay,  thought you knew Frank. Lots of good gardening experience & stories!

Miss B, any 'office' relating to work that could be used on your behalf for the collection? J.


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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 19:57

Yep, supposed to take it easy....

Seriously- apparently the valve IS fitted  the correct way round after all. OH found the operating instructions, completely turned things off, allowed to cool, then back on....phew, no plumbinmg shenanagins (?) around here needed. Still doesnt explain the boiler though.....

ARGH- have just stopped OH snaffling most of my baking parchment circles & the rest.....come on, leave this house some!! Big argument about needing a certain size for his cake tins & no he couldnt possibly have used that size with my cake tins! Ha, big mistake to argue with me when I know am right!

At least have got his shopping requirements before we get to supermarket- half of 'wants' 'in stock' already. Oh the joys (!) of 2 houses......

I really must do some cards..... J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:55

Sorry, much sniggering here! Yes the 'bloke' did check, but assured me that it didnt matter???

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:52

I have just entered an RHS competition to try winning some fruit bushes for a certain persons new, to her, garden. You never know. J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:50

Reindeer- carrot, stable, manger....... I did say my brain works in a very weird way.

OMG OH thinks he's sussed the trouble.... He's promised NOT to try removing any radiator valves without first turning off the water first. Help!! J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:36

Boiler off again!!

OH now discovered that radiator valve twiddling in daughter's room stops it- daughter said same last week. Now I know that when many yrs back OH replaced the valves, with the then new thermostatic ones available, he got hers the wrong way round!. Engineer this time said shouldnt matter, but it makes you wonder...... as they've kept them as found, ie the wrong way round! Any heating engineers plumbers out there? J.

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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:33

Yes Becks this one is from Morrisons- spelt bread. No meat products in this kitchen but it does go well with all sorts. I can even eat it 'neat' so to speak!

Bjay wobbles hopefully should settle by mid next week. I managed to walk down to the hospital last time on the Tuesday after the friday drug session, but was glad of a lift back up. I'd have got a taxi if nec. Now I know where to park & it's still got plenty of spaces before 10am, so I may drive down on the Wednesday for the other early appointment, then I can drive home via the GPs/chemist to collect my latest prescriptions. That was a first- ordered repeats on-line! Simples! Much better than having to do it by phone only between certain hours etc etc & e-mail reply to confirm. J.

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:23

That reminds me- If you turn a large terracotta pot upside down you can light a tea light beneath. When it goes out the pottery still radiates heat, just like a storage radiator. Knowing how draughty my greenhouse is I dont need to ventilate, but yes take that into consideration.

Also filling several, preferably painted black, plastic bottles with water & placing around the greenhouse/coldframe. The water may freeze if very cold, but it acts as a 'heat exchanger' apparently & keeps the inside temperature more even. Am no engineer  but do still do this. J.


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