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    I'm going to die in a cold, unfinished house and be eaten by rats! I can only dream of being thermally & financially insulated!
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  1. I don't know if each LA has it's own rules but I got the drawings for our place, extended and reroofed in the late 1980s just by asking nicely about 4 years ago. Got paper copies, foc, taken from a microfiche. Tbh the quality isn't all that. I did thereafter ask for a scanned file that I could blow up myself. Although promised over the phone it never materialised. They were hand drawn planning drawings but have all the timber and steel sizes on. They reference "supporting calculations" which I couldn't get unfortunately. Until you ask etc. Don't forget many are working from home so something like digging through microfiche archives might not be seen as a priority.
  2. What about a owl? https://www.pigeoncontrolresourcecentre.org/html/reviews/anti-perching-plastic-owls.html (Any PhoneShop fans? πŸ˜‚)
  3. Oh it's the packaging, my mistake!
  4. Some gennies can be paralleled up. Better makes like (some) Honda models allow easy synchronisation of the two. Best to have two identical models. So you have the same voltage but double the KVA.
  5. Balance: noun 2. a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. So you proportion the available heat according to the variables of the room; how quickly it warms up, loses heat and so on. You do this via the lockshield valves on the rads.
  6. Be handy for spotting the Meibion GlyndΕ΅r neighbours with burning torches...
  7. I love when I phone the UK arm of a company with a "global presence", "Yes, we have X of them in stock!" Then that's on a 5-7 day delivery from Cincinnati. No f***ing good if I want tomorrow is it!
  8. "Unbalanced" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Reminds me that Round The Horne sketch. "My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen. Master Of The Hunt, stable boys, unstable boys!"
  9. Is perhaps the 0-15v transformer not a high enough voltage to start with? Then: As I read it there's a minimum voltage differential of 3V needed. I've 5Vdc out of the bridge rectifier and R1/R2 are set up to give Vout as over 12V. So a circa 7V differential. (I have btw the 317T not 317N). Thinking to sling in a 0-24V trannie and see what gives.
  10. Credit where it's due, throughout this thread he's not been shy of showing his cock ups.