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  1. Just had my meters installed today (Glasgow). ...

    Posted by schase, 17-09-19
    Just had my meters installed today (Glasgow).

    The IHD connections to the meters look to be working, but the gas usage on the IHD doesn't match the meter (the usage is a bit higher, but the rate is...
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  2. I can see why an unclosed chat might be the...

    Posted by schase, 17-09-19
    I can see why an unclosed chat might be the problem. The team should have closed the chat from several days ago.

    I'm going to flag this as an issue in the Ideas board: you can't ask Wattbot...
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  3. Is Wattbot down?

    Posted by schase, 17-09-19
    Is Wattbot down right now (Tues morning 17-Sep)?

    I'm trying to message the team, but get no response from Wattbot other than that the message was delivered. Even just asking a general question...
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  4. I acquired my first mobile (I think in 2001) when...

    Posted by schase, 11-08-19
    I acquired my first mobile (I think in 2001) when I was living in Sydney, as a hand-me-down from an American friend who bought it during her six month visit to Australia, and gave it to me when she...
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  5. Poll: I now peel from the top--after having seen this...

    Posted by schase, 31-07-19
    I now peel from the top--after having seen this on BBC Breakfast back in May or June :D
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  6. Field of Breams ​Bagdad Coffee The Flan Who...

    Posted by schase, 31-07-19
    Field of Breams
    ​Bagdad Coffee
    The Flan Who Wasn't There
    True Grits
    Bridge of Pies
    Hail, Caesar Salad!
    Scone With the Wind
    Gravy
    The Best Pears of Our Lives
    Black Forest Torte Gum (2 for 1!)
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  7. Bev, that's how I got started, coming up with...

    Posted by schase, 19-07-19
    Thread: Poetry Corner
    Bev, that's how I got started, coming up with rhymes whilst showering or brushing my teeth :) Nothing as accomplished as what you've written, though...
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  8. As others have said, it's an automated response,...

    Posted by schase, 17-07-19
    As others have said, it's an automated response, likely based on estimated usage using your previous usage when the house was full up. It can take some time for these alerts to disappear. I received...
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  9. I started penning poems in 2012, slowly petering...

    Posted by schase, 17-07-19
    Thread: Poetry Corner
    I started penning poems in 2012, slowly petering off over the years; now only on occasion as the mood strikes. Hence the name of my poetry blog Inspired Verse. Here (not energy related): one of the...
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  10. Hi Marc Yes, my error: I didn't notice that...

    Posted by schase, 15-07-19
    Hi Marc

    Yes, my error: I didn't notice that from the account page one can navigate to the Community and Blog--I guess my specs need a clean :o. I was expecting a top navigation bar, as the PP and...
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  11. Website navigation suggestions

    Posted by schase, 12-07-19
    Very pleased that we can now access our customer accounts from the web. However, this has brought to light some navigation issues.

    I realise that one can be a member of the PP Community without...
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  12. Apparently quite successful, but the queues for...

    Posted by schase, 04-07-19
    Apparently quite successful, but the queues for water top-ups were something like an hour, from what I've read. Shows the importance of having adequate support infrastructure in place. Not dissimilar...
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  13. The existing bulbs are HALOGENS (12v), not...

    Posted by schase, 04-07-19
    The existing bulbs are HALOGENS (12v), not incandescents. Some of the listings online promote them for desk lamps, but the way these lamps work (hi/lo) might not be suitable for these type of LEDs. I...
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  14. An update on my G4 LED saga: The bulbs clearly...

    Posted by schase, 04-07-19
    An update on my G4 LED saga:

    The bulbs clearly did not live up to their advertised description.

    I managed to get a substantial refund from the eBay seller and get to keep the bulbs! A little...
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  15. Another question with regard to dimmable LEDs...

    Posted by schase, 04-07-19
    Another question with regard to dimmable LEDs (GY6.35 capsule replacements):

    Two of the lamps I hope to install LEDs in are desk lamps with hi/lo intensity switches that currently have GY6.35...
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  16. 14/14, but I had to pause and think about a...

    Posted by schase, 25-06-19
    14/14, but I had to pause and think about a couple of them, as it's been a year since I switched--too far back to remember :D
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  17. G4RHL, yes, LED strips instead of a fluorescent...

    Posted by schase, 25-06-19
    G4RHL, yes, LED strips instead of a fluorescent tube--except when that tube is the kitchen ceiling light :)

    Some of the (hidden) fluorescent lighting in our synagogue sanctuary has been replaced...
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  18. Very pleased that the web interface is now...

    Posted by schase, 20-06-19
    Very pleased that the web interface is now working. This morning I submitted my monthly meter readings through my browser (Chrome, Windows 7) with no problems whatsoever! Verified on the app that...
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  19. ​Thanks, woz, for all of your suggestions. WRT...

    Posted by schase, 17-06-19
    ​Thanks, woz, for all of your suggestions.

    WRT the G4, yes, the dining fixture is 12v (purchased at IKEA 10 years ago). I will check out your link (the capsules would just fit in the enclosure)....
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  20. I made the original post to stimulate discussion...

    Posted by schase, 16-06-19
    I made the original post to stimulate discussion and clarify my thinking on this issue--not as straightforward as one would expect, given the hype. My conclusions:


    For some fixtures, there are...
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  21. ​I should note that I did a lot of research:...

    Posted by schase, 14-06-19
    ​I should note that I did a lot of research: taking an inventory of every light fixture/existing bulb, searching for potential replacements with comparable brightness online, noting/comparing...
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  22. Switching to LEDs: need some advice

    Posted by schase, 14-06-19
    I'm in the process of slowly replacing my light bulbs with LEDs. Replacements for some bulbs (B22, E27, GU10 bulbs in open fixtures) were no problem, but I'm unsure about several types.

    The...
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  23. Happy to have received my voucher today, but had...

    Posted by schase, 06-06-19
    Happy to have received my voucher today, but had to first check with Marc, as one Amazon page was displaying it in euros! Minor glitch--thankfully in GBP :)
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  24. Poll: I'm the same age as the 7 Up kids and have been...

    Posted by schase, 03-06-19
    I'm the same age as the 7 Up kids and have been wearing specs full time since we first met the kids.
    Episode 9 (63 Up) premieres tomorrow night!
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  25. Poll: I believe the universal feeling was that Madonna...

    Posted by schase, 21-05-19
    I believe the universal feeling was that Madonna would have scored nul points for that performance
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