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  1. Smart Meters & the Government

    Posted by G4RHL, 18-09-19
    I note the government, or minions working for it, seem to be again pushing smart meters and insisting on the roll out going oK and it is a good thing. Despite the roll out having slowed! The...
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  2. I shall be patient! Not that it is crucial to...

    Posted by G4RHL, 01-09-19
    I shall be patient! Not that it is crucial to life. Some very good friends of ours have a smart meter. I asked about it and they said they leave it plugged in in their utility room but never look at...
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  3. I logged in but it is not to be for me as am told...

    Posted by G4RHL, 28-08-19
    Thread: Savings?!!
    I logged in but it is not to be for me as am told the signal was not strong enough for one to be installed.

    I hear the advertisement for these things on Classic FM and it always gets me annoyed...
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  4. Failed at the first hurdle

    Posted by G4RHL, 28-08-19
    Got my message to book in a smart meter installation. Went online to book but then told there is not a strong enough signal where I am. I wonder how often this occurs? There is nothing special about...
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  5. Savings?!!

    Posted by G4RHL, 26-08-19
    Thread: Savings?!!
    I received an email to register my interest for a Smart Meter today and have duly done so. However, I note the screen displays the following message “Long term, a Smart network will transform the way...
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  6. Poll: I am coming to the conclusion not to buy an EV at...

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-07-19
    I am coming to the conclusion not to buy an EV at this stage. My current vehicle is 9 years old and it is possible I may shortly have funds to replace it. Unless I pay a lot of money current EVs...
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  7. There is a bigger issue here and one we are...

    Posted by G4RHL, 09-07-19
    There is a bigger issue here and one we are looking at addressing in our local hospice. In many households there is only one who is the technophobe. If he or show dies, or becomes incapable of...
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  8. Poll: Makes em hard as nails!!

    Posted by G4RHL, 05-07-19
    Makes em hard as nails!!
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  9. If you buy a dimmable LED first try it with your...

    Posted by G4RHL, 04-07-19
    If you buy a dimmable LED first try it with your existing dimmer switch. If it works, fine. You will know if it is not going to as the light will come on or flash when the switch is off. If it is a...
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  10. Poll: Do I wash my legs? Just the topic for an energy...

    Posted by G4RHL, 03-07-19
    Do I wash my legs? Just the topic for an energy site! This may help others. I go to the gym each day and finish off in the pool for 30 minutes. I used to get a mild form of psoriasis on my legs and...
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  11. Therefore being able to access one’s account on...

    Posted by G4RHL, 02-07-19
    Therefore being able to access one’s account on the web is not a step forward but rather a backward one. You can either have the web access or app access but not both! This is something that should...
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  12. I assume one can only log in on the website...

    Posted by G4RHL, 01-07-19
    I assume one can only log in on the website provided you are using a desktop or laptop computer. If I try on my tablet I am asked to provide my email address, I get the email to access but when I do...
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  14. Nice to see another member from County Durham!...

    Posted by G4RHL, 24-06-19
    Nice to see another member from County Durham! The reference to hair and bikes reminds of a lady I know, also was a keen motorcyclist but was often pulled up by the police because of her hair making...
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  15. My 40 amp PSU is for a transmitter to ensure a...

    Posted by G4RHL, 22-06-19
    Thread: Internal Relay
    My 40 amp PSU is for a transmitter to ensure a smooth 12 volt or so DC current. The full 40 watts is never needed but it’s getting “up to speed” on switch on is in time too much for the relay in...
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  16. You can use an LED strip instead of a tube if the...

    Posted by G4RHL, 22-06-19
    You can use an LED strip instead of a tube if the light is an under unit one. Whilst I have led tubes under units in my kitchen I do have in use elsewhere a Phillips Hue LED strip which you can...
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  17. No it isn’t I used the wrong figure, although it...

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-06-19
    No it isn’t I used the wrong figure, although it is surprising how one adjusts to light emitted. An 8 watt led is nearer the mark. My table lights have 9.5 watt Hue LEDs in them. This site may be...
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  18. I put Hue GU10s in my bathroom. Like you the...

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-06-19
    I put Hue GU10s in my bathroom. Like you the switch is on the outside by I have a Hue battery dimmer switch on the inside. Also the bathroom can operated via my Watch on an app. The best solution for...
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  19. It is the halogen bulbs that have the heat issues...

    Posted by G4RHL, 16-06-19
    It is the halogen bulbs that have the heat issues and are dangerous. A colleague checked his recessed ceiling lights to find all the wires feeding each one were breaking down in proximity to the...
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  20. Plus, I am sure I heard that for 18 days now our...

    Posted by G4RHL, 12-06-19
    Plus, I am sure I heard that for 18 days now our power has not needed to be generated by coal and this morning I hear that our gas consumption has gradually gone down over the last few years. We’ll...
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  21. My experience of relay failures, but not related...

    Posted by G4RHL, 12-06-19
    Thread: Internal Relay
    My experience of relay failures, but not related to a Smart Switch, is not that power is left in the off position but the opposite. I have been through three different types of device that can be...
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  22. An answer not quite on the point but I have had...

    Posted by G4RHL, 11-06-19
    An answer not quite on the point but I have had no problems with the app since I joined PP last year. It has always worked for me. I use an iPhone. It would be nice to be able to have full access on...
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  23. Poll: I don’t see it as a problem having the bag on the...

    Posted by G4RHL, 10-06-19
    I don’t see it as a problem having the bag on the handle bars. If you are braking that hard you will go over the top anyway! The one you referenced though might be a nice cheaper way to get an...
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  24. A gallon of petrol in 1971 cost 34.25p. In...

    Posted by G4RHL, 10-06-19
    A gallon of petrol in 1971 cost 34.25p. In today’s money that equals to about £4.75. As opposed to about £5.86 today. Not as big a difference as many believe. As incomes then were an awful lot lower...
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  25. Poll: I had a look at that site following your link. An...

    Posted by G4RHL, 10-06-19
    I had a look at that site following your link. An interesting approach and a simple one. Wonder if it adds much wear to the tire.

    The Swytch concept is a nice idea and I have read it can be better...
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