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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Bought me a new shower head resistance...

Changed the shower resistance...

Didn't allow enough water into the shower head and burnt the resistance when I finally turned it on...

Bought me another new resistance...

Broke the shower head while trying to insert new resistance...

Bought me a new shower head...

Broke the shower arm (the pipe) while installing the new shower head...

Successfully removed the broken spiral tip of the pipe from the wall. Phew.

Bought me a new shower arm...

I took of the little plastic pressure reducer thing and finally set everything up correctly...

Final result = water not as hot as it used to be.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Are you talking about one of those scary-ass showerhead-mounted heating elements?

A friend of mine was quite literally 'shocked' to encounter one when he was travelling,

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Are you talking about one of those scary-ass showerhead-mounted heating elements?

A friend of mine was quite literally 'shocked' to encounter one when he was travelling,

Yep, I am talking third world shit, exactly what you figured. At least it has a ground wire...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:39 pm 
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You have a will, I trust. I work with pressure washers and the combination of high voltage (and amperage) and water gives me the fear.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Sam I Am wrote:
Are you talking about one of those scary-ass showerhead-mounted heating elements?

A friend of mine was quite literally 'shocked' to encounter one when he was travelling,

Yep, I am talking third world shit, exactly what you figured. At least it has a ground wire...

ALWAYS STAND IN WATER WHEN FIXING!


I mean who wants to die slowly hanging on to a shower head? GSSSSST! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:06 am 
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Got back from the Archeon trip yesterday and finally have enough energy to come and say hello here.

Hi everybody!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:09 am 
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Hello you.

What's an Archeon trip?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:07 am 
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Archeon is an archeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, which opened in 1994.

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Got back from the Archeon trip yesterday and finally have enough energy to come and say hello here.

Hi everybody!



Did you bone up on your history... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:10 am 
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Stromatolites?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Anyway for some reason we had to wear medieval-type clothing. The long dresses sure were unpractical for the blind and visually impaired girls, particularly walking upstairs, since they already have a red stick in the other hand.

The outfits looked like this:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:30 am 
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Echo!
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Oh no! Bonny fell down a well! :mrgreen:

Was this an interactive museum thingy or were you working/volunteering there Bonny? Your outfit reminds me of an old nurses' uniform (not neccesarily the colour though).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:36 am 
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It was an interactive museum thingy and I was volunteering as blind guide.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:40 am 
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BBP wrote:
It was an interactive museum thingy and I was volunteering as blind guide.



What happened to your eyesight?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:17 am 
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Plook wrote:
BBP wrote:
It was an interactive museum thingy and I was volunteering as blind guide.



What happened to your eyesight?

Where you *guiding* the blind or were you playing a blind person *guiding* the sighted ones? Very cool either way. 8) :)

EDIT: Giding=Guiding,d'oh!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:19 am 
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Guiding a group of blind and visually impaired youngsters. Aren't you a funny bunch?

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Funny 'looking' or funny 'ha ha'?

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Two weeks into a nice holiday in France. Took three days to get to Aveyron, which is the departement my parents live in. We spent the last two weeks at my aunt"s place which is in Tarn and rustic in the extreme. It's a small farmhouse, with stables filled with rusty agricultural contraptions on the ground floor, a charmingly wonky living space on the first floor with bedrooms leading off and an attic sleeping area. As my aunt only really visits it in the summer there was a lot of cleaning away of mouse droppings to be done.
I spent the last two days attempting to mow her back garden. Isn"t it weird that no matter how good the mower itself is, nuts and bolts drop off them while you"re mowing? By the end of my travails, I"d lost three of the four nuts and bolts that connect the pushing apparatus to the mower and was close to my first heart attack.
If you"ve never visited Aveyron or Tarn here's some reasons to go...
- there are lots of lovely rivers with small waterfalls to swim in here.
- beautiful Bastide towns that are pretty untouristy.
- the food is simple but excellent.
- the people here are really friendly but not too friendly.
The Germans have a proverb when describing the ideal place to live which goes "to live like God in France"; it's only a slight exaggeration

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The Dutch have that proverb too. Really!

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I went for a swim before work this morning (did the same yesterday).
Have I turned into one of those types? :|

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I went for a swim before work this morning (did the same yesterday).
Have I turned into one of those types? :|



Hey I was a waterman for well over 30 years I could bore you with a long list of reasons its good, but can't think of any against it...while I love my pool and use it often I regret not spending some time in the water daily for the past 12 years or so... :smoke:


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I could bore you with a long list of reasons its good, but can't think of any against it...
It makes the inside of your ears all green and mossy.

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thenoisydrum wrote:
I went for a swim before work this morning (did the same yesterday).
Have I turned into one of those types? :|


The noisydrum's avatar is almost exactly what my parents' house looks like. There's an 11th century church in the garden with a 19th century steeple and a cedar tree in the midst of lovely greenery and flowers. All just right for drinking red Gaillac and setting the world to rights whilst having a good laugh. The only thing missing in his avatar is the swimming pool in front of the house, where I am usually occupied with smoking cigarettes, drinking red Gaillac and reading a day old Guardian whilst lying on a lilo, occasionally rolling off to swim a bit... :)

BTW, Mr. GG - I forgot to buy the book you recommended :oops: I promise to buy it after the hols!

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Don't feel obliged to... :lol:

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