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Stanley
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Posted -  11/01/2009  :  06:04
New Year, new topic. If you want to see the old one do a forum search for same title but 2008.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 31/03/2009 : 08:50
The 161 came from the temperature required in the evaporation process when converting salt water into drinking water.
You not on mains then Wendy ??



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wendyf
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Posted - 31/03/2009 : 09:34
No Frank, our water comes from a spring a bit lower down at Brown Hill and is pumped up to a storage tank in a field above us. I walked up there last month and found the cover had partly collapsed into the tank. Luckily there were no dead sheep in it! We only put the filters in a couple of years ago, never had a problem despite environmental health telling us it was unfit to drink.

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marilyn
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Posted - 31/03/2009 : 09:57
No Stanley...tee hee....I didn't get an upset tummy (but then again I was on some pretty powerful painkillers at the time that make it impossible to pass anything!!!!) I think he had a touch of something, and I thought about the water straight away, but didn't say anything because we had already locked horns on the subject. If it says 'boil the water for 5 mins' it means five mins in my thinking. I was suprised these notices occurred in the major cities too. You expect lower water standards in remote parts, but how can a whole city live with having to boil water for 5 mins. It would make you worry about your little ones, wouldn't it? I suppose most folk would buy bottled water.  (But then it also makes you think when you eat out....did they wash that lettuce/salad under the tap? Should I use water from the tap to clean my teeth?)


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Stanley
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Posted - 31/03/2009 : 13:09
I seem to remember hearing that bacteria on 'washed' salad leaves was one of the most likely causes of infection in countriesw with suspect water supplies.

I see the MPs are wakening up to the dangers of the expense system. I also note that the 'dossier' is now a disk. The problem I see is that the mps are still arguing what the structure of any future system should be. They should be concentrating on the fire, not discussing the future fire prevention system. They should immediately publish all the data that has been stolen. In Scotland the whole thing is on a publicly searchable web-site. 


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belle
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Posted - 31/03/2009 : 22:58
The teeth washing thing is interesting...if you have a cold water tank in the loft, then you should not use the water in it for teeth brushing, we had this brought home to us very clearly when my daughter found bits of mice in her bath water! The only upstairs water that is ok for consumption is mains fed..and that is a debatable point!


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Bradders
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 00:04
BELLE ........ Fancy, making your daughter take cold baths......

AND with bits of rodent  floating about.....

how could you....! 

 

PS   Which "bits  of mice" did you manage to identify ?

And how on earth did they get through the pipework and taps.......... (hot or cold)...? 

 

 

Edited by - Bradders on 01/04/2009 12:24:00 AM


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pluggy
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 04:32
You're extreamly unlikely to have a tank in your loft that feeds the cold water taps. Water tanks in the loft are almost always header tanks for the hot water and possibly another for a vented central heating sytem. Unless you brush your teeth from the hot tap, its not going to be an issue.  The hot water for baths and the header tank system is usually plumbed with 22mm (3/4" bore) pipework, its more than feasible a decaying mouse would find its way down there. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 06:22
Belle, cast iron though my tummy is, I once got a very bad infection from the water system in a rural house in Autralia which had on old-fashioned system with an open tank in the loft and yes, it was mice! Even in UK systems with a header tank in the loft for heating or hot water, it has been illegal for yonks to have any connection between the cold mains supply and the hot water or heating system that can allow feed back. Usually accomplished by making the top up supply via a ball cock that cannot feed back because it isn't in contact with the water and even if it was is at a higher pressure so any leakage will always be from the mains to the service. If you live in an old property or have any doubts about your system, get some edible water dye fro your plumber ofr builder, put a very small amount in your header tank and note whether it colours the cold water tap. If it does, you have been let down by your plumber!

President Obama's visit. I suspect many of you would be amazed at the complexity of this operation. I was in Northfield when Clinton came to the commencement ceremony and the level of security and precautions taken was incredible and remember, this was in a small Mid-Western town.  Apart from overflights by survellance planes before and during the visit and welding all the accessdoors and manholes up to he system of pipe tunnels under the campus,Air Force One was accompanied by three large transport planes, one of which was the biggest that the US Air force has. Thjese carried his security forces, his own bullet proof limos and even his own helicopter. Nothing is left to chance. I have no doubt that any plane watchers at Stansted will see these planes parked on a remote part of the airfield while he is here. Nothing is left to chance.

I see the farmers infected by the leakage of F&M from the Ministry site have lost their case for compensation. I wonder if any heads ever rolled on that one.... Somehow I doubt it.


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tripps
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 08:40
Interesting to contrast President Obama's travel arrangements with those of our own dear Queen. He has a vehicle which would withstand a small nuclear device,and 200 secret service men,  whilst she  has a rather posh horse and cart, with a detective standing on the back pretending to be a flunkey.

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belle
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 09:15
Brad, It was the ears mate, that's what gave it away..the house was a recently converted barn in the early 90's.......never trust a plumber !


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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 09:46
Pleased that Obama has his own secutity arrangements, just think of the mayhem if he was assainated here..

See the unwashed are going to protest, pity they didn't channel all the effort into working in Africa we couls even let them keep the housing benefit and jobseekers allowance..



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Stanley
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 09:51
Frank, does this mean that you have incontravertible evidence that all the protesters will be unemployed layabouts?


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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 14:03
No I don't Stanley But I would wager at least 50% of them are.
Stop the War Coalition now what the hell is that ?? We are not at War with anyone the last time I looked, Conflicts Yes war No.

What do they want  ??  ask yourself that question. Do they want us to go back to living in Caves, never seen anyone saying what needs to be said  " To many mouths to feed "  hence Global Warming



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handlamp
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 15:28
Sorry to learn that Michael Nazir-Ali, Bish. of Rochester is to retire. Achap who has the rare ability to articulate what the ordinary man in the street thinks and believes. I have found his outspoken views very relevant, particularly in the face of the apparent growing hostility to Christianity in `progressive' circles. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/04/2009 : 16:02
There's a Bond helicopter down just off the Aberdeen coast with 16 on board. Hope the rescue people get to them in good time.... I think they said it was a Puma.

Ted, isn't he the first non-UK bishop to retire? Hope he gets a good pension.


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