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Easy T

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  1. I bought a Canon Pixma, probably 7 years ago. I could not get it to work on wifi. I tried using an ethernet cable and then going back to try wifi after initial handshake but no joy. The printer was about 12' fro, ,y lap top and so I used a 4, cable behind the units in my study and OH would access the printer through wifi to my laptop. About two years later I disconnected the laptop and moved it out of the way whilst spring cleaning. When I set everything back I forgot to connect the ethernet to printer. It must have been nearly a year later when I realised as it was working fine Go figure. Was able to connect OH's laptop to it directly by wifi from another part of the house. Probably the computer fairy had been at work
  2. Works for me. I use a little silicone grease myself
  3. I would have thought that if it was from the fridge the odour would be detectable at one of the two rear vents on the caravan exterior.
  4. Not something that would concern me in the least even if OH and I went to use the facilities at the same time. (I would normally go about 6.30am and I guess OH just turned 7.30am. When on a club site do you leave your towcar on site and get the bus incase somebody realises that you are out
  5. Sadly not it would seem. The posts in question are four 7 feet long (or slightly longer 4 x 4 posts posts bolted down supporting the outside edge of a covered area over a patio. As I am not as able as I was 30 years ago when I erected them I had asked for a price from 4 different contractors and also offered to let the recover the 30' by 8' cover over. 3 came and said that they would provide a quote, one never turned up. After 12 months of trying I have given up and hopefully a more able neighbour will help. I told him that I wouldn't insult him by offering payment to him but rather I will give £100 to each of his two kids. The covering itself has lasted without damage other than having lost some of its opacity over the years..
  6. I can see that the move 'might' increase footfall for places serving meals. But doubt that it will do anything for campsites and hotels. Looking at CMC sites in England they seem to be pretty well booked for weekends. As for going out and spending money Ivan there is really nothing that I want beyond 4 wooden fence poles and a few nuts bolts and screws.
  7. I could see me doing that if using showers on site with that system. I was in Asda Monday. After buying some small finger roils for hot dogs I thought to myself 'must get some thick cream when I pick up milk'. Cream is on a shelf above the milk. I walk the 40 feet to the Milk, check the dates and buy one skimmed two pinter and one non skimmed. Got to other end of the shop next in line for checkout and realised no cream. I put the trolley on onside and went back for cream, return to trolley and now 4th in queue
  8. What a poorly targeted use of funds to aid these businesses though. Plainest example for me are caravan sites. But it applies to other businesses as well. If I had this incentive my 120+ nights on various sites would not go up at all. I think that most who have put money into caravans, tow cars and motorhomes etc already use them as much as possible. Some will also be wanting to get out and about anyway. We retired folk must have funds building up without probably (in my case) 12 weeks on 16 sites not taken, no cafes, no occasional lunches, no car fuel, no parking fees probably about £4,000 saved on these. I did tell two Scottish sites to keep my £25 deposits and not to worry about it so maybe only £3,950 saved. Others, as in our case, are not contemplating going away until after August and therefore it would not induce us to use sites at present. There will be some thrown out of work that may be strapped for money but such a saving is unlikely to tempt them if money is tight. In my view a badly targeted relief if applied to the customer that will do little to aid site owners. Will our saved £4,000 this year be spent on more sites being used next year? Not really as for us the money is not a limiting factor.
  9. Been very happy with my own shopping experience. I decided before lockdown to slightly amend my program. I used to do Lidl followed by Asda on the same day. Decided that I would do these on separate days. Asda on a Monday 9am and Lidl on a Wednesday 9am. Both do put staff at the entrance at certain periods. At those times and days I never had a problem with any queues. In passing I saw that Friday and Saturday was a different matter with queues. People very good and emerging from an isle into one crossing it has been very much 'after you - no after you' very civilised. I take X-Trail on a Monday and Yaris on a Wednesday. After the shop I take each car on a 5 mile drive With regard to following arrows: in Asda I don't always. It is a very large store but not that busy on my chosen time. If I want something hale way up an aisle I am happy to go the wrong way and turn round half way if the aisle is empty; otherwise I follow the arrows.
  10. Easy T

    ATC

    Strange as your dealer is listed as an Alko service centre. You would have thought it a fairly straightforward job
  11. yep, worked for me when ours failed.
  12. Back in the day my first family home for wife and baby daughter was a 2 bedroom static. At that time the insulation standars were different from a holiday static. They may not be now but the furnishings probably will be.
  13. Not a bad idea but we often have four 2 pint bottles on our travel. I drop them in the the normal simple cool box behind the driver's seat. I wouldn't want 5.5kg of milk bouncing around on the flimsy shelf on a modern caravan.
  14. It is quite easy to open a caravan window without damage provided additional security locks have not been fitted. I have only had occasion to do it once about 10 years ago when somebody had travelled nearly 7 hours to site and left key at home. Easiest window is the kitchen one usually. I then used a secret weapon. A 10 year old to boost through the window. His son was using an express service to deliver the spare key to site.
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    Basic toolkit

    The trouble that I see with cocktail sticks used pointy end first is that when a screw comes loose it might be because the pilot hole used has perhaps been two wide but often that it is too deep so that the thinner end (maybe the end third) does not bite. Pushing the pointy end of a cocktail stick in does not greatly fill that bottom section. I have used cocktail stick on occasion but having cut in half push the blunt end in first. The wood is also harder than a match stick and I find that the softer wood is easier to screw into and holds well. I don't carry super glue as I find that when I want to use it a second time a few years later it has dried out and why I prefer a small 125ml bottle of evostick interior wood glue.
  16. Yes so have I. If the answer is no then ask what situation might make it permissible. It is always worth doing some research though beforehand where possible. They don't always know all the answers. I last made enquiries before installing a firewall for an heating oil tank, I was confirming clearances with them and showing details of a firewall that I was going to use. The planner said that it would not have sufficient time rating I said that I believed it had and asked him to check. Indeed it was fine but having done some research first I was able to point him in the right direction.
  17. Plenty of advice here. The one piece of advice that I would give is to connect and purge the water system by switching on the pump and opening kitchen tap in both cold and hot position to purge the air. The reason for doing this initially is that you may make a mistake on the switch position for the hot water as long as the water is in the storage tank first it won't matter. I have a habit of turning the water heater off on my final morning - still leaves 10 litres of water in the tank. As I tend to move every 5 days I know that on a site with facilities, because we will use the shower and washroom at the facilities, our aquaroll will have only a little water in it and that there will be space in the wastemaster. Before opening the yellow lever to drain the hot water tank I run the hot water off down the sink. This has three advantages. The hot water helps clean any fats from the kitchen drain, It makes it easy to empty any remaining dregs from the aquatoll, when the hot water storage tank is then drained its contents will be either cold or just warm - important on grass as the hot water drained out otherwise would kill the grass beneath it.
  18. He didn't report me and there is never a copper around when you want one (Not sure what his problem was exactly but I got the impression that he was close up to the door. I unlocked and asked if he was OK and he said that he was and could manage OK now.)
  19. I use Lidl's bio capsules and for my money a big advantage is that they prevent limescale building up in the holding tank
  20. I just pulled one out of my pocket to look, when did 5 pence piece get so small? Last year I used a coin to unclock the cubicle for a less able chap that found himself in an awkward position in a normal cubicle and unable to unlock the door.
  21. Easy T

    Basic toolkit

    I find it easier to push a matchstick in and no need to re drill, just screw in.
  22. Only if they fit secure locks on them I suspect. The normal method of locking only requires a sixpence coin to open
  23. Easy T

    Oil change

    It helps if the oil bottle is stood in hot water for half an hour to warm it up and make it less viscous
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