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  1. Macky

    Loft - Fitting brethable sheeting

    My roof has no roof felt as it was built in the 1930s - do I need a new one?!
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    The Hot Sauce thread

    Encona. /Thread. I also have "Da bomb" which is stupidly hot and generally a nasty experience.
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    Outer Range [Prime Video]

    Anyone finished the series? Really enjoyed it and looking forward to a second series!
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    The nervous wait to exchange....

    Can't imagine many mortgage providers allowing you to over pay any more than 10%!
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    What "man jobs" have you done today?

    Awesome, cheers. Need to get myself a scraper and a sander. Sorry for all the qs but what grade of sandpaper did you use? How many coats of osmo did you apply?
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    What "man jobs" have you done today?

    Looking to do similar with mine. Did you scrape existing varnish off first? Did you use an orbital sander? Best way to apply the oil? Cheers!
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    Student loan repayment

    In the post-2012 box here. Certainly not in a hurry to pay it off currently.
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    Outer Range [Prime Video]

    Bring on ep 3. Enjoying it so far. Agree with the spoilers above.
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    This is getting ridiculous (energy prices)

    24 degrees.. Nope. I would not be facilitating that. Ask her to change.
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    Would you support a train station being built near your home?

    Yep I'd be all for it. Disclaimer - I work in the rail industry. :p I have the HS2 interchange being built within 3 miles of me. Which in theory will mean I can commute to London on the train in about 40 mins.
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    This is getting ridiculous (energy prices)

    Modern small scale nuclear fission generation is around the corner and should be generating within ten years - Rolls Royce SMR. This will be a crucial technology to further phase out fossil fuels until we bridge the gap to commercially viable fusion. One could see the steep rise in energy prices...
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    Wood burning stove to close to wall?

    Minus the socket and connected appliances getting too hot, what is the risk associated with the burner being too close to the walls? Will damage the plaster and or bricks/blocks?
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    This is getting ridiculous (energy prices)

    That sounds more expensive than running a dishwasher! :D
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    Anyone involved? I've seen the occasional suggestion on here for people to give it a try. For those who aren't aware, it's a speaking club where you aim to improve your public speaking skills. It is what you make of it really. It is a fantastic place to network and well. I myself joined a local...
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    Pay your mortgage off early or invest?

    I've just began overpaying the mortgage by 10% per month in an attempt to bring our LTV down. Our mortgage interest rate is 2.83% which is more than my returns on the stock market currently. Although our house appears to have increased in value over the last eight months which in itself has...
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    Tech related - I have never?

    Owned an Apple product.
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    Amsterdam - Where to stay?

    On my most recent visit I stayed at "Hotel Arena" next to Oosterpark. It was lovely and about a 20 minute walk into the centre. Previous visits I have stayed in Airbnbs and hostels.
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    New Uni Student 2022 - tips?

    Beer crate door wedge was my older brother's advice to me. Served me well!
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    New Uni Student 2022 - tips?

    Definitely some truth in this for me personally. Granted everyone is different, but the social aspect and associated skills were more useful than the technical knowledge I gained from my degree.
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    New Uni Student 2022 - tips?

    This in a nutshell. Great that you're trying to be really pro-active but let him him figure these things out himself! Bank account - If intending to travel by rail more than a couple of times a year, the rail card is a decent perk!