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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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wendyf
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Posted - 08/12/2011 : 18:26
Our cooker/ central heating boiler is a Stanley, but he burns oil not solid fuel. Our neighbours across the way have a wood fired cooker from Esse in Barlick. It is beautiful but takes a huge amount of effort to keep it supplied with logs.
Surely you should look at the locally produced Esse range of wood stoves Stanley!


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 03:31
Wendy, yes, I did look but on the whole I liked Kev and Heather's suggestion. Belle, I will talk to deadly and take his advice. Unless I get a tremendous shock he's going to get the job! He's working on it for me now he's got all the measurements he asked for in an email. Very excited, it's long overdue!


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 03:33
PS tell Deadly it would be a good idea to talk. He can always get me in the mornings 'til 11am. After that I ignore the phone, all cold and silent calls.


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belle
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 11:19
Ok will do ..can you email your contact number to him or has he already got it. he doesn't get in till after 7 most nights and is working weekends tommorrow and next week so be patient.


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 14:47
What has attracted my attention is the increasing failure of people to respond to offiicial correspondence, whether it be by email or post, and whether it be business or private matters. I'm seeing it in all sorts of situations now, even when I'm trying to buy goods or a service. Companies don't even seem interested in improving their competitiveness. For example, I wrote to the product development director of a medium-sized British company with what I believe would be a very significant improvement in their specialised product area and give them a big advantage over their (foreign-owned) competitors. They haven't even bothered to reply, so I'll be contacting a German company next. It's not a slight improvement but one that would make a dramatic change to the market. But their attitude seems to be like that of others, as if innovation has to be expensive when the truth is that you can often make major differences with relatively little money. Instead they are all too wound up with imitating their competitors, all going down the same `blind lane'.


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 15:53
Too frightened to acknowledge a good idea , in case they had to pay you loads of dosh ?.....


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catgate
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 18:28


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Tizer wrote:
What has attracted my attention is the increasing failure of people to respond to offiicial correspondence, whether it be by email or post, ........

You are absolutly correct Tizer, but it not a new phenomonmoninimn thing. I have written  to several minister over the years and seldom had a reply, even for the most wonderful projects. e.g......

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Dear Mr. Prescot,

I am looking for funding to complete the development of what is probably the most advanced road safety feature ever devised for use in motor cars. I have most of the detail worked out, but before I start to manufacture the final prototype I need to know if your Dept. would be prepared to stand some of the cost, since trying to do this work on an old age pension is not easy, even after this last, more than generous, increase. It will, without doubt, (or unquestionably, as you politicians like to say,) eliminate all road deaths and casualties presently caused by cars. I can also say, with certainty, that if fitted to wagons, coaches, buses etc. it would have exactly the same effect. Unfortunately it can not be fitted to bicycles or horses (yet).

It would fit in perfectly with your own personal aspirations, as far as motorists are concerned, in as much as it will still permit the motorist to spend as much time as he likes in his car, without causing traffic congestion or pollution. It will also save vast sums of money by minimising damage to roads and additionally reducing the amount of money needed to be spent in the upkeep of the immeasurable acres of red tarmac now necessary on our roads, thus allowing the Government to spend the road fund licence fees on other more appropriate projects.

It could be fitted as original equipment on any car, by any manufacturer, but I suspect that its fitting would have to be legally obligatory for cars sold in this country, as I can not see any of our European partners being so forward looking and dynamic as our current u.k. Government. This could be where harmonisation and “egalite” (Fr.) comes in.

The device is quite simple, and obviously I am not going to give you the precise details of its structure nor its electronic circuitry. However, what happens is this. The engine is electronically prevented from being started until the gearbox is in neutral and the hand brake is fully applied (this would need testing for MOT certification). When this set of conditions appertain the driver is allowed to start the engine, but, just as a gear is selected, and as the hand brake released, out of a compartment built into the dash, just alongside the ignition key, comes a miniature hand, and turns off the engine. Perfection!

I look forward to receiving positive details of how much your dept. would be prepared to grant me towards the completion of this inestimable contribution to road safety.




 


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 18:51
Catty, if you'd suggested that Jaguars were exempt you'd have won the day! Writing to ministers is a dead loss - I wrote to Chris Huhne pointing out how a part of their energy policy will have the opposite to the desired effect, but got no reply of course.

Bradders, no dosh in it for me, I do it for the love of Queen and country (well, I suppose I might get a bit of the product for free if I'm lucky! Thinks: must target my ideas at chocolate next time).


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 22:36
" ......Chris Huhne pointing".........in three words ...Brilliant !

 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 04:51
Belle, the tel number is on my mail but he's responded and we are making progress. Can't wait to get it in!

Communications....  You are all perfectly correct in my experience. At one time, standard Civil Service practice when a letter was received was a boiler-plate postcard "Your communication has been received...."  Teaching in schools was that a letter should always be acknowledged. My own version is that it's a matter ofshowing respect and good manners, If I get a serious letter or email I always respond immediately even if it is a nil return as these can also be useful. I have never used the automatic demand for a reciept that you can include in emails but am seriously considering it. It occurs to me that one explanation may be staff reductions and lack of time to continue the niceties.

There have been several occasions when I have made suggestions to companies and been ignored. In two cases, by some miracle of chance, the suggestions were used with no credit given. Ah well......


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 06:55
I have another request. Thinking about fuel economy I realise that in my walks I pass loads of fuel in the shape of fallen twigs and small branches. It struck me that if I had a light, waterproof plastic bag I could pick up enough fuel each day to make a significant contribution to my fuel saving campaign. It strikes me that something like a paper girl's/boy's shoulder bag or perhaps a postman's bag might be ideal. Does anybody know where I could get such a thing?


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6250 Posts
Posted - 10/12/2011 : 08:18
Fred Nutters on Albert Rd? Nolic

 


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Tardis
Regular Member


453 Posts
Posted - 10/12/2011 : 10:34
Beware of twigs and stuff laying on the ground unless they are fresh falls. This is likely to be the "wettest" kind of wood available,

It can be easier to identify dead pieces and trim accordingly. Thus getting nicely dried pieces that will burn excellently.


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Bradders
Senior Member


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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 10:45
I can't help thinking there is a lot of guff talked about "seasoned " wood , and the like in connection with multifuel stoves....Often by the people who are selling it !

Wet wood burns slowly .....

I have burned all sorts on the stoves I have had  , but whatever you do Stanley DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR near those compressed sawdust bricks they sell in garages ....

"Cosyglow Heat Logs" and the like are positively dangerous


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Bradders
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1880 Posts
Posted - 10/12/2011 : 10:50
PS Am I correct in thinking that the phrase "By Hook or by Crook" was to do with the legality of gathering firewood from the public highway.... ?

IE.... you were entitled to anything that could be reached by hook or crook , provided you stayed  on the pathway  ...


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