General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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ismvil
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1356 posts since 16/9/11

posted 30 Jan 2020 10:29, edited 30 Jan 2020 10:29
TATE wrote: Has anyone got any recommendations for home security cameras? I’d like some watching over the front and back garden. Also, are they easy enough to install yourself or would you get someone in?

I've got 3 of the Netatmo Presence's installed (https://www.netatmo.com/en-us/security/cam-outdoor), chose them because they worked with Homekit / Alexa and Hey Google, run off the mains (had wireless ones before and charging them is a pain) and don't have any of the wanky subscription shit most of them do so it's one and done expense wise. They also have built in lights. Think they have a 2 pack for less on the their site. Installed them myself as we had motion sensitive spotlights outside so the wiring was already done.
timmbo
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3438 posts since 9/2/10

30 Jan 2020 16:01
Rirawin wrote:
timmbo wrote: As it’s been over 120 days is that still an option?

According to MSE https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/visa-mastercard-chargeback/ some claims can be made after 120 days but within 540 days.

Unfortunately not here. It's been 129 days, and 520 is only applicable for transactions where the goods/service are delivered in the future, i.e. booking accommodations or flights in advance; the transaction was made at the point of receipt of the service (i.e. collection of the car).
ismvil
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1356 posts since 16/9/11

30 Jan 2020 16:03
180 days is fine for Visa chargebacks with EEA issued cards
swede
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8991 posts since 21/3/09

30 Jan 2020 20:02
timmbo wrote: On collection, they wouldn't accept my credit card because it didn't have "raised numbers"

Yeah that’s a major red flag. should have turned around at that point. Rule number 1 about renting cars isnt it?

timmbo wrote: so I paid the fee and thought I could deal with it later

ouch that’s where you went wrong for the second time
krisricey
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2187 posts since 24/3/12

31 Jan 2020 09:02
Does anyone work for / know someone who works for British Gas? Heard theres 50% off Hive products for BG employees and looking to buy some.
TATE
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328 posts since 5/12/12

3 Feb 2020 16:00
I'm wanting to get some tees printed that are decent quality. Has anybody ever had a load done? I'm after recommendations on the actual shirts and any decent printing companies would be appreciated… Cheers
ismvil
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1356 posts since 16/9/11

3 Feb 2020 16:42
TATE wrote: I'm wanting to get some tees printed that are decent quality. Has anybody ever had a load done? I'm after recommendations on the actual shirts and any decent printing companies would be appreciated… Cheers

October are great for both. October.co.uk
nothingelseworked
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3551 posts since 21/2/10

posted 3 Feb 2020 17:03, edited 3 Feb 2020 17:03
What microwave is everyone rockin' tho?

Lookin' for countertop rather than integrated
Blofeld
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215 posts since 30/12/15

3 Feb 2020 17:54
Anyone ever purchased imported cameras from eg E-Infin? The approx £400 saving is very very tempting.
stoney
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17579 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2020 19:52
How easy is it to lay a patio (for someone with no skills) get your old man in to help or get someone in to do it ?
stoney
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17579 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2020 19:53
To a bottom of garden on to soil
toiler
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138 posts since 4/5/09

posted 3 Feb 2020 20:01, edited 3 Feb 2020 20:01
Easy enough mate, it depends how handy you are really. How big you're going and what slabs you want to use.

Pavingexpert.com is a great place to start looking
toiler
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138 posts since 4/5/09

3 Feb 2020 20:03
Anyone here had any experience with open University? Would like to qualify my experience and don't have the time needed for a classroom based qualification.
pops
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4162 posts since 2/9/09

3 Feb 2020 20:12
stoney wrote: How easy is it to lay a patio (for someone with no skills) get your old man in to help or get someone in to do it ?

PM Burt. His mate had some experience in laying patios
stoney
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17579 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2020 20:18
toiler wrote: Easy enough mate, it depends how handy you are really. How big you're going and what slabs you want to use.

Pavingexpert.com is a great place to start looking

I’m fucking shit at DIY, thanks for the info though, will check
joe6886
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868 posts since 16/11/08

3 Feb 2020 20:29
Laid mine with a mate but he’s done it before, if you’re not very handy I think it’ll end up looking a bit shit.

Obviously have to do a good amount of prep first, get it level, crush and run and all whacked down. You’ll have to know how to mix cement and then lay the flags with a bit of a run on it so it doesn’t puddle. It’s doable but don’t think it’s just a case of throwing the flags down if you want it to look good.
Rirawin
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9388 posts since 17/7/05

3 Feb 2020 20:39
toiler wrote: Anyone here had any experience with open University? Would like to qualify my experience and don't have the time needed for a classroom based qualification.

Do it. I did my BSc through OU and found the support and lecturers great, even better than the ones I had when I went to Leicester Uni!

I've also found a lot of employers rate people who have studied OU degrees.
stoney
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17579 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2020 22:39
joe6886 wrote: Laid mine with a mate but he’s done it before, if you’re not very handy I think it’ll end up looking a bit shit.

Obviously have to do a good amount of prep first, get it level, crush and run and all whacked down. You’ll have to know how to mix cement and then lay the flags with a bit of a run on it so it doesn’t puddle. It’s doable but don’t think it’s just a case of throwing the flags down if you want it to look good.

Yeah, my impression was me and my old man could do a job but it would be maybe not perfect. Best get someone in.
illmurray
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527 posts since 18/4/12

3 Feb 2020 23:44
TATE wrote: I'm wanting to get some tees printed that are decent quality. Has anybody ever had a load done? I'm after recommendations on the actual shirts and any decent printing companies would be appreciated… Cheers

A guy called Vino Sangre has done lots of screen printed band t shirts in the past for me. Good guy, very reasonably priced and nice to support someone doing it DIY.
bungleski
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366 posts since 21/7/11

4 Feb 2020 07:08
stoney wrote:
joe6886 wrote: Laid mine with a mate but he’s done it before, if you’re not very handy I think it’ll end up looking a bit shit.

Obviously have to do a good amount of prep first, get it level, crush and run and all whacked down. You’ll have to know how to mix cement and then lay the flags with a bit of a run on it so it doesn’t puddle. It’s doable but don’t think it’s just a case of throwing the flags down if you want it to look good.

Yeah, my impression was me and my old man could do a job but it would be maybe not perfect. Best get someone in.

Get someone in. There comes a time when you have to admit you’re shit at DIY and not waste your time and effort on something that’s never going to look as you want it. I attempted to lay a patio a couple of summers back with a mate who said it would be easy enough-it wasn’t. Ended up having to get someone in to re do it.