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  1. Ferdinand

    Surfeit of Squirrels

    Thanks. Useful.
  2. Ferdinand

    Surfeit of Squirrels

    An air pistol is for the despatch once it is in one end of a trap confined by trapping combs. (Vid of dquirrel being despatched) F
  3. Ferdinand

    Surfeit of Squirrels

    I am certainly *not* buying a .22 rifle for use in my 15m x 15m back garden, not least because I have roads both front and back so the area I can legally fire it from is a strip 3m deep through mainly inside the house ! (And - no - an air rifle below 12 lb ft or air pistol below 6 lb ft does not require a permit in England. The law was strictly a Scottish thing, which I put down to the same reasons as the alcohol pricing thing. Fire sprinklers coming soon.) It would be more like a 5.5 lb ft air pistol to despatch the little blighters if I do not feel up to a sack and a priest. Any advice on squirrels? 😀 Cheers F
  4. Ferdinand

    Surfeit of Squirrels

    I have been in the current place about 6 years. And this year we seem to have umpteen grey squirrels, to the exstent that bird feeding has been curtailed. I have just been watching one skittering over the conservatory whilst having breakfast. They are all over the roof, and I have not seen this before. Our local (lots of) cats are not as efficient as I would hope; at our old place about a third of the cats over time would catch squirrels. Here the setting is suburban and leafy, but relatively closely spaced houses. I do have a squirrel trap or two, which we used occasionally at the old place. I would like to assert a little control before we get any roof entry problems. I can do a certain amount of vegetation control, but the house is a converted bungalow with textured bricks, so that will be limited in impact. Can anyone suggest how to proceed? I will be consulting the Council and/or a pro, but I understand that the currently approved control method is trap then shoot with an air gun, with care being taken to place traps such that other non-vermin animals do not get caught. Cheers. Ferdinand
  5. Cheers Mike. Good call on the height. Another iPad victim... F
  6. it is a routine question, but I would be interested to hear how you will be maintaining it, Mike. Having lived in an old house with several valleys with no straightforward access, it was interesting and a hairy when 3 ft of snow settled up there. One involved a ladder and then a crawler and a sweeping brush. Ferdinand
  7. Ferdinand

    Replacement of a Septic Tank

    You need to look at this carefully. so good question. Arrangements may be different between England and Scotland, so check all the detail wrt to @ProDave‘s post from that viewpoint. This page on the gov site may help, if you have not already found it, as it is all in midstream of fundamental change. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/general-binding-rules-small-sewage-discharge-to-a-surface-water#rules-for-existing-and-new-treatment-systems It looks complex, and your circs .. including a proposed new connection to an existing tank and uncertainty about where it all goes ... make it more so. Given that Severn Trent sold it to you and may own some of the pipes, or not if the rules did not apply to private systems, under the adoption rules from a few years ago, I would start with them and an open conversation. I have always found the, quite willing to discuss things over the phone. They will hopefully tell you what has to be done, or direct you somewhere. I rather suspect that if it was not an auction, you would have had this explained in more detail. Was there anything in the legal pack? Ferdinand
  8. Welcome. Can you have this treated as a career sabbatical?
  9. Ferdinand

    SunAmp : Snog, Marry, Avoid?

    ASA 2014 https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a14-268600.html 2015 https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a14-288734.html https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a15-307811.html 2016 https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a15-314169.html 2018 https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a17-403578.html https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/fischer-future-heat-uk-ltd-a18-450176.html It comes up every year .. nearly like Christmas.
  10. Ferdinand

    SunAmp : Snog, Marry, Avoid?

    Entering the USA market real soon now... 😎
  11. Ferdinand

    Discount Offers of the Week

    Bankruptcy auction at Keter Sheds. They are the people who supply high quality plastic sheds, that are not the most secure in the world but last forever. https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/timed/william-george-auctions/catalogue-id-wi412627 Finishes tomorrow, the venue is in Peterborough, the prices seem to be about 40-50% of the best new price you would find. Personally I would consider one but I would want to inspect first. Ferdinand
  12. Ferdinand

    New type of Shower Panels?

    Yep - I have in my mind a core like the inside of a worktop, perhaps with more glue and smaller grains.
  13. Ferdinand

    Planning answer due in 1 week.

    Ah, the good old game of Planning Poker.
  14. Ferdinand

    New type of Shower Panels?

    Hmmm. Consider yourself ... INformed, Consider yourself, one of ... etc.
  15. Ferdinand

    New type of Shower Panels?

    Ok. checked and the product name is Nuance by Bushboard. https://www.bushboard.co.uk/nuance It appears to be some of patented wood fibre based core, so I had the wrong end of the stick. Thickness is 11mm. Any comments? Ferdinand