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figurine
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5799 posts since 14/5/07

27 Feb 2020 09:02
swede wrote: it is a complete con but all the divs are lapping it up of course
harsh on krisricey
swede
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8418 posts since 21/3/09

27 Feb 2020 09:09
I assume he is buying stronger stuff from another source if it is vape liquid
padawan
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4230 posts since 27/6/03

27 Feb 2020 09:29
Depends on what its used for?
terrible sleep pattern middle of last year. tried a month of drops/vaping from a local CBD shop as kid at work recommended.

Just felt like a placebo (although not sure if "other Intakes" were masking effectsEye-wink )
krisricey
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2105 posts since 24/3/12

27 Feb 2020 09:31
swede wrote: I assume he is buying stronger stuff from another source if it is vape liquid

Mate of mine is manager of a vape store and gets me the purest stuff she can which I then add to 0% nicotine vape juice.
TCB
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4037 posts since 5/7/11

27 Feb 2020 10:44
padawan wrote: Depends on what its used for?
terrible sleep pattern middle of last year. tried a month of drops/vaping from a local CBD shop as kid at work recommended.

Just felt like a placebo (although not sure if "other Intakes" were masking effectsEye-wink )

Having a similar problem currently. Waking up at 4-5 AM every morning and often struggling to get back to sleep. Was it helpful?
Davinho
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2246 posts since 2/12/08

posted 27 Feb 2020 11:09, edited 27 Feb 2020 11:09
My mrs uses it for insomnia, it’s helped her loads. She was previously up until 4am most nights, can now sleep whenever she’s tired. She’s a GP, so definitely not a div.

This one is good: https://www.endoca.com/en-gb/shop/cbd-oil-uk
TCB
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4037 posts since 5/7/11

27 Feb 2020 11:25
Davinho wrote: My mrs uses it for insomnia, it’s helped her loads. She was previously up until 4am most nights, can now sleep whenever she’s tired. She’s a GP, so definitely not a div.

This one is good: https://www.endoca.com/en-gb/shop/cbd-oil-uk

Appreciated. Will give it a whirl.
generic_guy
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9361 posts since 16/9/02

27 Feb 2020 12:34
TCB wrote:
padawan wrote: Depends on what its used for?
terrible sleep pattern middle of last year. tried a month of drops/vaping from a local CBD shop as kid at work recommended.

Just felt like a placebo (although not sure if "other Intakes" were masking effectsEye-wink )

Having a similar problem currently. Waking up at 4-5 AM every morning and often struggling to get back to sleep. Was it helpful?

I had this for a while then saw a recommendation for zma and this works brilliantly for me.
I find it slightly easier to get to sleep but the main benefit is deeper sleep, and if I do wake up even if I get up and go for a piss as soon as I get back into bed I go straight to sleep.
I take two tablets, though it does recommend three. Three gives deeper sleep but very mad dreams, two just makes the sleep better and dreams aren’t as intense.
padawan
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4230 posts since 27/6/03

27 Feb 2020 13:15
Sleep wise - the odd cold/flu brought the need for good ol "Night Nurse" - this ALWAYS worked a treat, proper good night sleep. might be cheaper trying a few nights to break pattern?
Dee
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11452 posts since 22/11/07

27 Feb 2020 13:23
padawan wrote: Depends on what its used for?
terrible sleep pattern middle of last year. tried a month of drops/vaping from a local CBD shop as kid at work recommended.

Just felt like a placebo (although not sure if "other Intakes" were masking effectsEye-wink )

For a bit of chronic pain in the chest area which I've heard it can be good for. Had a rather grim chest infection in Nov and then pleurisy which I managed to shift the week before xmas but was pretty run down for circa 6 weeks in all. Ever since, I've had constant pain in the chest area, went through a&e last Saturday and had bloods and Xray etc but nothing major showing so safe on that side. I'm on this babylon service with nhs, proving to be shite for anything which requires anything above regular meds etc as it's a lottery on which doc you get each time. Can go private but thought I would try and iron it out myself, also being a bit of an irritable twat at the mo so could well be a little stress.
spitfiredealer
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2188 posts since 12/6/10

27 Feb 2020 13:36
I am a big advocate of CBD. I have used drops in past but find it a bit of a hassle. Much prefer vaping the flower. I mix it with the proper stuff and sleep like a baby. Also feel it helps with recovery from work and gym.
TCB
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4037 posts since 5/7/11

27 Feb 2020 15:06
generic_guy wrote:
TCB wrote:
padawan wrote: Depends on what its used for?
terrible sleep pattern middle of last year. tried a month of drops/vaping from a local CBD shop as kid at work recommended.

Just felt like a placebo (although not sure if "other Intakes" were masking effectsEye-wink )

Having a similar problem currently. Waking up at 4-5 AM every morning and often struggling to get back to sleep. Was it helpful?

I had this for a while then saw a recommendation for zma and this works brilliantly for me.
I find it slightly easier to get to sleep but the main benefit is deeper sleep, and if I do wake up even if I get up and go for a piss as soon as I get back into bed I go straight to sleep.
I take two tablets, though it does recommend three. Three gives deeper sleep but very mad dreams, two just makes the sleep better and dreams aren’t as intense.

Will give that a go too after seeing how the CBD oil goes. Nice one.
Jake Unkutt
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2857 posts since 2/3/04

posted 4 Mar 2020 13:06, edited 4 Mar 2020 13:06
Need a bit of advice please.
This crack has been in our gaff since we've had it - over 8 years. Had just been patched up and covered until recently.

My brother said it's recently started to get a little worse and it's become damp with a drip is coming through it now.
They recently built quite a large extension on that side of our property and built much higher than that wall, and did some fiddling with our garden tap (to fit a brick facade around it) which is directly above that crack and on our roof terrace.

Basically, want to get someone in to look at it, who would be best to ask? a builder or surveyor?
And does anyone have any recommendations for someone reliable in Hackney/East London area please?

cheers!


illwill
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3861 posts since 17/5/04

4 Mar 2020 14:02
Structural engineer if you actually want it fixed.
ginner
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268 posts since 15/4/14

4 Mar 2020 14:35
Unlikely to be a structural issue. More likely to be a water ingress problem.

I would bet that the cold water pipe going up (I think it is up to your tap on your terrace) is behind this. If the cold water pipe has split or isnt lagged then the condensation will seep through the wall and the plaster may have been cracked because it was chased out to install the pipe up to the tap.

Only real way to resolve this would be to chase out the wall along the crack and then to either change the pipe or lag it to stop it getting condensation on it.

To find out if there is a pipe behind there (provided it isnt a plastic pipe which is fairly unlikely) you could either chip a small section away (but beware a large piece may come off!) or get one of the testers for wiring/metal in the wall and see if it shows anything as being in the wall.

Is it possible to take a photo of the other side of the wall? I am assuming that is an external wall, but if it is adjoining another property then you could have the same issue on the other side.
ginner
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268 posts since 15/4/14

4 Mar 2020 14:39
Also check on your roof terrace where the pipe enters the wall from the tap that there isnt a gap allowing moisture into the wall. IT should have some sealant around it or similar. I would also think about any gap between roof terrace where it joins the wall and if there is any possibility of a leak from this.

Stick any other pics up if you need.

Jake Unkutt
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2857 posts since 2/3/04

4 Mar 2020 16:16
Thanks for this, my bro has said:

"Pretty sure the pipe is not behind this part of the wall though. As far as I remember nothing was there before the extension was built.

The crack was there before I moved in as there is evidence of repair (from previous owner.)"


So crack has been there 8+ years, just looks worse now as small amount of water getting in.
EssexBoyII
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6684 posts since 5/6/07

posted 4 Mar 2020 19:24, edited 4 Mar 2020 19:24
Yes doesn’t look structural. crack not stepped but too large to be from thermal expansion. Extensions can often cause cracks if the foundations are shallow but l doesn’t look like that here