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The Sporting Life / Re: Southend Football
« Last post by DuncanM on Today at 08:50:55 am »
Southend 1-1 Newport to end the season.
The idea that relegation from the league below is not happening, so relegation from this league shouldn't happen is insane. Applying that logic means that no relegation should happen through the entire football pyramid, because National Leagues N and S voided their seasons.

Curiously, the teams in 5th, 6th and 7th, all ended on W20, D13, L13. Also, because the pitch is being relaid at Rodney Parade, Newport will have to play the first playoff game at home (they were above FGR, so it should have been away first).
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Freewheeling / Re: Bikes on trains at the moment
« Last post by Jethro on Today at 08:48:35 am »
Doing one of these tomorrow so will report back afterwards.  Not done a train assisted journey with a bike for a long time, but just fancied doing something a little different.  Will be riding from home (shropshire) to Stockport and have train tickets pre-booked for a train at 18.35 back to Wolverhampton.  Then a 10 mile ride home from there tomorrow night.
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The Pub / Re: friday by the fireside
« Last post by Blodwyn Pig on Today at 08:25:31 am »
Can you not sit ‘back to front’ as if riding your bike, and thus grab the cistern manfully with your hands, whilst whistling ‘ she’ll be going down the bend, when she comes’
Now that's exactly the kind of top practical problem solving advice I come here for  :thumbsup:  Regrettably, it is a compact pan for a compact bathroom.  I have just seated myself in the suggested manner and find that in order for my aim to be true I would need to knock knee holes in the wall.

In which case , you just need to raise your ‘saddle’  ;)
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Health & Fitness / Re: Post vaccination effects
« Last post by Giropaul on Today at 08:16:42 am »
As I started this, I thought I should report on progress.
I did a couple of hard ( to me) structured Wattbike sessions recently- just prior to 3 weeks from Pfizer #2. I seem to be back to pre- vaccination levels.
Speaking to other friends a fair few report similar.
That’s good then, I’m not surprised that whilst the body deals with an immune response there could be an effect on more intense exercise.
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The Pub / Re: friday by the fireside
« Last post by SoreTween on Today at 07:59:59 am »
Can you not sit ‘back to front’ as if riding your bike, and thus grab the cistern manfully with your hands, whilst whistling ‘ she’ll be going down the bend, when she comes’
Now that's exactly the kind of top practical problem solving advice I come here for  :thumbsup:  Regrettably, it is a compact pan for a compact bathroom.  I have just seated myself in the suggested manner and find that in order for my aim to be true I would need to knock knee holes in the wall.
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The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by nobby on Today at 07:54:05 am »
Drilled and tapped the rear pivot tube of my Moulton APB and fitted a grease nipple.
Replaced the pivot bolt with a filed down button head screw of 10.9 hardness, fitted it with Nord Lock washers and torqued to 29Nm.
Pumped it full off MS3 grease and was very pleased with the crinkly pattern that oozed from between the Nord Locks.
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Where The Wild Things Are / Re: Seen today
« Last post by nobby on Today at 07:45:24 am »
Yesterday I saw a rat in my garden chasing a Magpie.
The Magpie hadn't got enough space to get airborne and was leaping about 30cm into the air and going in circles with the rat running behind it.
It stopped when I banged the window and the rat ran away leaving the magpie space to fly off. Is this normal behaviour for a rat?
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The Pub / Re: friday by the fireside
« Last post by Blodwyn Pig on Today at 07:42:19 am »
Dear Finestre,

The WC in my accommodation has the delightful design feature of the u-bend right at the front of the pan. Thus all 'output' rather than dropping into the water drops onto the porcelain downslope from whence all odours can arise maximally.  Add to this an 'eco' cistern containing a tiny, tiny fraction of the water required to get the job done. 
First flush doesn't do much.  By the 4th flush the major items are heading towards the bowl. Around the 8th flush the downslope is clear enough one can bear to brush it provided you are careful to keep the brush out of the bowl. Flushes 9 through 12 rinse out the brush a bit.  By flush 16 the poo soup is thinning.  If flush 20 still hasn't brought the bottom of the bowl into view I usually fill the waste basket with water hoping like mad today's liner doesn't have more holes than the tap can exceed.  It's not a large wate basket, certainly not as large as a decent thunderflush but that usually brings clarity to the situation.
Is this materpiece of sanitaryware your work?  If not, can you suggest what should be done to/with the designer?

Can you not sit ‘back to front’ as if riding your bike, and thus grab the cistern manfully with your hands, whilst whistling ‘ she’ll be going down the bend, when she comes’
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The Pub / Re: friday by the fireside
« Last post by SoreTween on Today at 07:37:06 am »
Dear Finestre,

The WC in my accommodation has the delightful design feature of the u-bend right at the front of the pan. Thus all 'output' rather than dropping into the water drops onto the porcelain downslope from whence all odours can arise maximally.  Add to this an 'eco' cistern containing a tiny, tiny fraction of the water required to get the job done. 

First flush doesn't do much.  By the 4th flush the major items are heading towards the bowl. Around the 8th flush the downslope is clear enough one can bear to brush it provided you are careful to keep the brush out of the bowl. Flushes 9 through 12 rinse out the brush a bit.  By flush 16 the poo soup is thinning.  If flush 20 still hasn't brought the bottom of the bowl into view I usually fill the waste basket with water hoping like mad today's liner doesn't have more holes than the tap can exceed.  It's not a large waste basket, certainly not as large as a decent thunderflush but that usually brings clarity to the situation.

Is this materpiece of sanitaryware your work?  If not, can you suggest what should be done to/with the designer?
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Caption It / Caption it #1884
« Last post by road-runner on Today at 05:47:49 am »
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