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  1. V Interesting figures. How many miles do you do,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 09-07-19
    V Interesting figures. How many miles do you do, 900 a month? How much kWh does the car use per month?

    No one can predict accurately what the future will hold, but I hazard a guess that it won’t...
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  2. Thanks!! I realised that any technology...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 09-07-19
    Thanks!!

    I realised that any technology adoption is a mini change management project, and you have to appreciate that people deal with change differently. I remember getting one of those...
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  3. Initially I bought some dumb old fashion timer...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 09-07-19
    Initially I bought some dumb old fashion timer switches but soon realised they have limited application.

    I discovered affordable smart switches from Sonoff (@£3.80), wired them to short single...
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  4. You could always see if the local press is...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 05-07-19
    Thread: Asbestos
    You could always see if the local press is interested in the story; they’re there to hold the Council to account. Or write to your local mp asking them to seek clarification why the council decided...
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  5. Hi Teresa, welcome to the community forum....

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 22-06-19
    Thread: Screen
    Hi Teresa,
    welcome to the community forum. (Like you I am just a member of Pure planet.)

    This sounds like a layout formatting bug. I suggest you report it to Marc or one of the other community...
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  6. Hi Nicola, The PP monthly Membership fee is the...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 20-06-19
    Thread: Member fee
    Hi Nicola,
    The PP monthly Membership fee is the equivalent of what other suppliers call the Standing Charge. It covers: Meter maintenance, operating costs, people costs, profit margin and VAT. ...
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  7. Hi Marc , Congrats on the improved website. I...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    Hi Marc ,

    Congrats on the improved website. I found two oddities :-
    1. On my 2018 iPad, the new app freezes the reveal animation mid way. This didn’t happen in the previous version. I attach a...
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  8. It’s pretty straightforward, but definitely not...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    It’s pretty straightforward, but definitely not with a normal tomato base - the beauty of Lacmacun is the spiced minced lamb or beef base sauce with parsley - completely different flavours.

    The...
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  9. Cheers Marc! Thanks for keeping us informed.....

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    Cheers Marc! Thanks for keeping us informed.. That kinda messed up my weekly routine of submitting my 0900am readings on Wednesdays... oh well ...

    Just a small well-intended suggestion from a...
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  10. :cool:

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    Thread: Razors
    :cool:
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  11. For an energy-efficient, as well as the best...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 19-06-19
    Thread: Razors
    For an energy-efficient, as well as the best tasting homemade pizza, invest in a Ferrari G3.. 1.2kW, 400C - Pizza is cooked in approx 3 minutes.. which is 0.06 kWh or 0.82p (ex vat). 4.5 out of 5...
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  12. In our home, most Saturdays are pizza night,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 18-06-19
    In our home, most Saturdays are pizza night, always made from scratch..
    Margherita and peperoni pizza, grated cheddar goes on last.
    With my personal favourite, the Calabrese Pizza, small...
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  13. Hi Jon, thanks for your comment. I would simply...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    Hi Jon,
    thanks for your comment. I would simply like the annual estimate to be more accurate, and I would (perhaps incorrectly) assume that a supplier has access to data that can do forecasting...
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  14. Hi Suzy, Welcome to PP community. I am truly...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Suzy,
    Welcome to PP community. I am truly sorry to hear you’ve been suffering from insomniaand tinnitus. Insomnia is not great.


    There is absolutely no requirement to have a smart meter,...
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  15. Hi Woz, I just watched that destructive testing...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Woz, I just watched that destructive testing YT vid - that’s one tough switch... with all my smart switches I use fused extension leads and ensure earthing is always done, even though the basic...
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  16. Hi Woz, You’re right, us amateur statisticians...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    Hi Woz,
    You’re right, us amateur statisticians are in a minority...


    I’m only 8 months into my first year with PP, but I started to notice that the correlation between the estimated annual...
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  17. Hi Woz, as it happens the smart meter isn’t...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Hi Woz,
    as it happens the smart meter isn’t close to the dishwasher due to the fact that the socket is behind another kitchen unit, so the switch is away from a heat source.. And luckily the...
    10 Replies
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  18. SirMalcolmF, welcome to PP! Like the other...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 14-06-19
    Thread: Usage PA
    SirMalcolmF,
    welcome to PP! Like the other respondents I am a user trying to help other users.

    I would love the idea of receiving everything from PP in the format I want so I could process it...
    14 Replies
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  19. Hi Suz! Eco cycles wash at a lower temperature,...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 13-06-19
    Hi Suz!
    Eco cycles wash at a lower temperature, but for a longer time period. This saves energy because it takes far less electricity to run the pump/motor than it does the heating. Switching to a...
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  20. Hi Gray, I have no experience in this area, but...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 13-06-19
    Hi Gray,
    I have no experience in this area, but here are some suggestions which I hope may get you a step closer.

    The energy saving trust trust may be able to point you in the right direction....
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  21. It's strangely captivating... ...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    It's strangely captivating...

    https://www.efteling.com/en/park/attractions/fairytale-forest/fairytale-tree

    In fact, we liked the fairytale tree so much, we brought it back with us... :joy:
    :D...
    26 Replies
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  22. ​Here’s the ‘something new’ version ... the...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    ​Here’s the ‘something new’ version ... the sprookjesboom or ‘fairytale tree’ in de Efteling, a themepark in the Netherlands. The fairytale tree speaks and interacts with visitors... 2259
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  23. Thank you PP team. This voucher will be used to...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 07-06-19
    Thank you PP team. This voucher will be used to convert one standard radiator valve into a time-based TRV :foldedhands::muscle::D
    23 Replies
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  24. Hi Woz, ​I am currently not so worried about...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 31-05-19
    Hi Woz,
    ​I am currently not so worried about server/manufacturer location: my IoT smart devices are kept on a separate guest SSID with no access to the LAN, Nas, and away from main/guest/kids/work...
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  25. I haven’t yet reflashed any, but in fact I...

    Posted by DutchCaerleon, 31-05-19
    I haven’t yet reflashed any, but in fact I started looking up YT tutorials last night for the easiest solder-free method and what hardware to buy for the basic switches. I haven’t yet looked into the...
    31 Replies
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