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  1. NikNak

    Home battery storage systems...

    As the title says... Has anyone got one or thinking about having one installed.? Is it coupled to a solar pv array or just stand alone.? What size do you have.? is it big enough for your day-to-day household requirements, or in hindsight do you wish you'd gotten a bigger size.? Any info...
  2. NikNak

    Small SDS battery drill....

    Anyone have any experience of one of these from Makita...
  3. NikNak

    Getting hold of war records/postings

    Morning all... One of my wife's friends in the village (late 70's) wants to try and get hold of her late fathers military history records and has asked if i'd help. As I'm sure there must be a few of you out there thats done the same, i thought i'd start by asking here first :) Never having...
  4. NikNak

    Gumtree....

    Selling a couple of items on Gumtree. Has anyone noticed that (on a pc) you can go into your messages and view who's asking questions and their see their 'score/rating'. If you hover your mouse over their name some you can click on and view, others you cant. Any idea why.?
  5. NikNak

    Census 2021....

    Received in the post 10:50 Finished drinking coffee first My other half signed in and started it... She filled in her 'bit' I filled in my 'bit' All done and dusted by 11:30 Easy peezy lemon squeezy...
  6. NikNak

    Smart home display stopped working

    Morning all.... Have just changed energy supplier in readiness to change to an ev to Octopus Go. And noticed yesterday that the smart (used in the loosest of terms) had stopped working/displaying electric being used etc. Having only had 'smart' meters installed last Oct we have nothing to...
  7. NikNak

    Apple Watch....

    Looking to (possibly) get my other half an Apple Watch for Xmas. Anyone out here with one care to give their experience(s) of owning/using one.? Nick
  8. NikNak

    Ring Doorbells....

    Its Black Friday :rolleyes: and theres some 'deals' to be had.... Has anyone got one.? Which one and why did you opt for that one.?
  9. NikNak

    Who needs a Ferrari when you've got a 'pushbike'

    wonder if it comes under the £50 repair scheme.? :unsure:
  10. NikNak

    Alexa is outa sync

    Morning guys.... We have an Alexa speaker in the kitchen playing our local radio station. I have another that i have brought downstairs and using in the lounge while i decorate. Same radio station, both connected by wifi. But.... the one in the lounge is out of sync with the one in the kitchen...
  11. NikNak

    Repair a swivel foot on a G clamp

    Hi guys, went and visited one of my wife's friends this morning who is having a clear-out after her husband passed away last year. He was a master carpenter and traveled all over building boats, roofs, theres a pub in Southampton that has a spiral staircase case that he made by hand. Anyway... i...
  12. NikNak

    Water softener playing up

    Good morning guys... We have a BWT compact water softener under the sink. Had it for a few years without any problems. Took it out at the start of the year whilst we had some work done in the kitchen. Reinstalled it and it worked fine.... for a few weeks. It then decided it would regenerate...
  13. NikNak

    4 in 1 garden tool....

    Has anyone got any experience of one of the 4 in 1 petrol garden tools.? Any good or avoid at all costs.? Cheers guys.... Nick
  14. NikNak

    How to keep the nice light oak colour....

    Good afternoon guys.... hope you're all well and staying safe :) I (we) decided that the dining room table needed a bit of ummm attention. Nothing wrong with it physically, just the colour. The varnish or what ever it is they put on furniture these days has gone all orangey over time, due to...
  15. NikNak

    Replace with an LED...

    Morning chaps.... Have got a bathroom mirror/light, no problem it works well and i can see the ugly old git in it. It has one of them round T9 tubes in it. Worked well from new, and the tube lasted getting on for 9yrs. Then it decided to die last Sept. No worries thinks i, just order a new...
  16. NikNak

    Peltier fan

    Hi all..... I'm after a peltier fan. Similar to those that are used on a wood burning stove. But those require a fairly high temperature to work. Is it possible to get one that will work from say 20C up to 50ish C ..? :-k
  17. NikNak

    Going rate for floor tiling..?

    Hi guys, i've done some searches on other forums to try and 'gauge' the going rate for laying porcelain floor tiles, but cant seem to find what i'm after. Anyone on here got any clues.? We're looking to have approx 30sqr mtrs done in kitchen/dining room using 60x60cm polished porcelain tiles...
  18. NikNak

    Insulating a concrete floor....

    Hi guys, next question on my list to ask re converting our kitchen-dining room is.... Our house is relatively new (mid 80's i think) but it has a solid concrete slab floor. And in the winter it can get rather chilly underfoot. All rooms in the house are either laminate or engineered flooring...
  19. NikNak

    Kitchen units....

    Before anyone says.... yes... i have tried the search facility, but it must be me, no... lets be honest here... it IS me as i cant find what i'm after :-D We've decided to go down the route of knocking an internal wall down and opening up the kitchen and dining rooms into one. So far so...
  20. NikNak

    New battery needed for strimmer

    Hi guys, a friend of my missus has a strimmer that she thought had come to the end of its life as it was 'playing up'. I had a look and said 'no it just needs a new battery as they only last for X number of years before giving up' So i've had a search on tinternet and come up with not a lot...
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