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  1. NikNak

    Home battery storage systems...

    Sorry should have said the batteries supplied will be Pylontech UC2000C's
  2. NikNak

    Looking for ideas

    Ditto Jacob.... we've done a similar thing.... I made a 5mtr long x 1mtr wide x 0.6 high, lined with what i think is dpm (she acquired it from somewhere 🤷‍♂️) using decking boards from Mr Wickes and painted the exterior wood with a Cuprinol 'Shades' paint. Her indoors plants stuff in it (i dont...
  3. NikNak

    Home battery storage systems...

    Cheers for all the comments so far :) (y) So.... via a local council group buying scheme, we've been offered a home battery system. In fact we've been given 4 options.... 2.2kwh, 6.6kwh, 8.8kwh and 13.2kwh. I should add that we have a 3.6kw solar array, a Solar iBoost water heater, a Zappi...
  4. NikNak

    Home battery storage systems...

    Ditto.... I used to head up a team that built the tooling for turbine blades, that part was interesting, the rest of it.... pffff 😒
  5. 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...
  6. NikNak

    Forget McDonalds Try This

    Jamie Oliver, Nigella and all the other 'luvvies'.... watch and learn 🍔😋
  7. NikNak

    Capital gains tax

    Been there, done that. Both excellent advice above (y)
  8. NikNak

    Small SDS battery drill....

    Cheers guys, being semi-retired now and as i already have a 10.8v drill and impact driver combo set i was thinking about selling my 240v SDS and getting the 10.8v SDS (body only) and use the batts i already have and possibly supplement with a 4Ah battery. And as you say if i shop around i can...
  9. NikNak

    Small SDS battery drill....

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

    Cordless drill

    All comes down to budget really......
  11. NikNak

    Getting hold of war records/postings

    Thanks for the replies so far. I've done a bit more searching around and found out that you can hire a researcher to do it for you. Cost is likely to be in the region of £300ish, but first you must submit a request to the Gov.co.uk site and pay your £30 because... All Official 'Service Records'...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.?
  14. 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...
  15. NikNak

    Virgin

    oh yeah forgot about the constant dropping out..... we'd be forever asking 'Alexa' to reconnect the radio etc and couldn't understand why.... "bloody rubbish technology..." we'd say. When we then switched away from Virgin the dropouts disappeared..!
  16. NikNak

    Used Electric Cars

    Stevekane... i've just resent it just incase you can now read your pm's. No we don't yet have an ev but are actively looking. Would we buy one... not at the moment. We've always bought new in the past. But because battery technology is changing faster than i can change my pants, at the moment...
  17. NikNak

    Virgin

    We were with Virgin for years and years and ye...... you get it. Yeah the wifi signal was a bit carp, bought a booster for upstairs, but we got used to it. I'm no techy but i'd say the black 'banding' on your zoom meets is more to do with your tv/ipad but stand to be corrected. The only reason...
  18. NikNak

    Used Electric Cars

    stevek... sent you a pm...
  19. NikNak

    Used Electric Cars

    @stevek i see you're in hants the same as me, are you dead set on an ev.? Mod edit- when you need to @ somebody make sure there isn't a space like this - @ stevek - now corrected. If it's not in red the @ will not work. Noel.
  20. NikNak

    Astronomy Binoculars or small Telescope

    Good morning all... we too were looking for a new set of bins to take on a holiday about 18 months ago, and discovered that London Camera Exchange had a sort of 'open day' at a wildlife haven not too far from us. So we went along and were able to try loads of different...
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