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  1. R.I.P Dolores O'Riordan

    R.I.P Dolores O'Riordan whom was the lead singer of "the cranberries" aged only 47 pronounced dead at a hotel room in London while planning a new recording They had some huge hits in the 90's yet the poor girl suffered from alot growing up may she now be granted eternal peace.
  2. Most efficint is the Green Cotton Best for performance is the K&N E-2993
  3. Things I Do Like

    😂 ive saw signs being used as oil sump guards when the vehicle is Dirt Nasty Low
  4. Living Room Project

    I've not updated the thread in quite a while now, My chosen image host "Photobucket" is requesting an annual fee of €300 to display my uploads, I've transferred images over for this thread across the festive season which has taken me quite some time but thankfully its now back up to date, I'll be piecing this update together across the day to fill it with images the project has expanded rather than completed, I'll be throwing another 10-12K at it again across this year but i don't expect it to be completed by the end of this year neither considering the cost of some items such as a new front door circa 3-3.5k and free standing cast iron letter box another €540 but it will be well thoughtout and quality when finished. So here's what's been happening since eh February 2017😯 i didn't think it was that long since I updated😅 Well first following the raising up of the living room lightswitch; I continued to raise all of the downstairs light switches up to a more comfortable height of 145cm from the floor to centre of switch Still needs another spread of pollyfilla, sanding and another paint but almost complete The plan for this year is to change the downstairs interior door frames and doors from Pine to solid Oak, The main reason for change is because the existing doors had saddle boards fitted; which we won't be fitting again in the future resulting In a gap between the existing door and floor where the saddle boards used to be. As part of the change; we also wanted the kitchen door to be hung on the opposite side of the frame, since the existing Pine doors and frames are destined for a waste skip when removed; I took off the door and hung it on the opposite side of the frame to save myself having to remember that change when having the replacements installed. Having the door swinging open on the opposite side; Also ment the light switch had to be put on the opposite side of the wall aswell so here we are: Hammer, chisel, measuring tape and spirit level Located the original conduit inside the wall above the existing switch; then cut around it to access the cables followed by extending them down to the opposite side of the frame👍 Needs another bit of pollyfilla, sand and paint. Having changed the radiator in the living room and the hallway to Milano Designer radiators at an earlier date; we decided to install them throughout the house as there steel construction instead of standard aluminium they spread the heat more consistent; there banister design also provides more surface to air contact helping the dispersion of heat. In preparation for fitting then the tiles in the kitchen had to be removed aswell as the holes from the original radiator filled and painted prior to fitting the new Milano because the gaps in the radiator allow the wall behind to be saw as result it must be perfect. Chased out some of the floor and wall to recess the radiator pipes the same as the hall and living room, looks much cleaner and easier to clean the floor without obstruction. I then removed all of the original radiators upstairs, filled the walls and sanded smooth prior to newly painting each of the rooms in preparation for the Milano radiators. Also chiseled out a small section of the floor to allow the pipes recess in to the wall the same as downstairs👍 While I was busy filling and painting the rooms; a new telecommunications network provider was busy chasing out the pavements in our estate. Virgin Media were laying down some high speed fibre optic cables 😁 I was absolutely delighted to see them installing now; while I still had the living room in its bare plaster and concrete state; because I have all the other network providers already seamlessly installed within the home, it was a very good time to welcome VirginMedia in to the home aswell. Here they are laying a large bore pipe across the road at the front of the house where they planned to fit a manhole. They then chased out the pavements to install a small manhloe port outside each house which was quite a task. Cemented in the following day and left to dry. They later came back with a large coil of fibreoptic cable and a compressor on a trailer to blow the fibre optic cable through the green pipe to the main hub. Here's the small manhole on the pavement outide our house. 3 months after they had layed down the green pipes, I was the first in the area to sign up and was able to get the fibre optic cable run from the large manhole to the black manhole outside the wall and in to the house, The installation process cost me €240 for installation in 3 rooms but it was worth it for 360mb broadband and a fairly good range of TV channels also worth getting installed while the living room was bare because it's all seamless now when finished all network providers are seamlessly installed, I should say; I wasn't required to do any preparation work for Virginmedia to arrive and install there services, but having delt with a few Sky installation eh for want of a better word erh ✌technitions✌ In the past I'm well used to them arriving and not wanting go do anything tidy, there paid by the job so they want it done as fast as possible they don' Care how it looks afterwards, so I took the time to do all preparation work myself aswell as the day off work to negotiate with them. So here's how the installation to the house went; The above image shows the small manhole outside the wall of our front garden, Inside that manhole is a green pipe feeding from the hub, When installing the fibreoptic cable to the house, they will open the manhole and drill downwards in through the wall in to the garden at a 45° degree angle. Then feed in a green pipe. As result I've taken the time to measure the height of the wall from the pavement to the top of the wall, I then measured down the inside of the wall and removed the compost from our garden to ensure the level on the inside of the wall was significantly lower 14" lower than the pavement allowing ease of install. I shoveled the compost in to a large bag making it easy to put back when the installation was completed; just lift the bag in and cut it open👍 They run the fibreoptic line from the manhole; through the wall and down the garden behind the shrubs and underneath the compost. Basic Photoshop here: To the small red brick wall close to the house; where they will need to fit a brown box which takes in the fibreoptic line and outputs RG6 coaxial cable in to the house, I planned there is sufficint space for the brown box on the pebble dash wall next to the tree. They could then drill through at the bottom of the red brick wall and continue to the front wall of the house. The expanding foam in the image below is from a previous hole drilled by Sky before I reinstalled the cable inside the house instead of it running up the front wall. On the day of intallation three Virginmedia installers arrived apparently all skilled in different areas oc installation, 1 x his job is to dig up the garden and lay the green pipe from the manhole to the brown box 1 x his job is to blow the fibreoptic cable through the green pipe from the large manhole across the road to the brown box 1 x his job is to route the RG6 cables from the brown box to the desired locations inside the house along with the router and box's I explained my preparation and plan to the three lads whom were impressed with my preparation aswell as being delighted to see the livingroom was stripped out; made there job a ot easier. However; there plans slightly differed from my idea of how it was all going to be 🤔 I had asked them to fit the brown box behind the tree but they didn't want to put it there; unless I was willing to let them cut the tree down all ogether all together 😂 seriously 😀 They did run the fibreoptic line under the shrubs no problem,👍 But they positioned the brown box on the front of the house next to the garden socket instead of it being hidden inside the wall because I wouldn't let them fell a tree. They then run an RG6 cable from the brown box up the front of the house in to the attic where it is fitted to a splitter feeding to viewing box's in two rooms upstairs. "Insert image" They then run two lengths of RG6 cable in to the living room; one is for a power adapter which plugs in to an available socket within the house and boosts the splitter inside the brown box outside via an RG6 cable. The second feed goes in to a splitter providing two separate outputs; one for the router and one for the viewing box. Overall the only issue's I have with the install is the positioning of tge brown box outside and I can't change because there's fibreoptic feeding to it, Also that they run a coaxial cable up the front of the house in to the attic, I can change that as i plan to route a new RG6 cable inside the house from the brown box to the livingroom through to the kitchen and up in to the attic where it won't be visible anywhere; I can then remove the original from the front of the house myself at a later date but well worth it as there's VirginMedia in every room the same as sattelite, Terrestrial & CAT7 RJ45 internet connection. I've since filled in gaps around the livingroom sockets aswell as giving it two coats of white paint and installing the 8 port NetGear GS308 Gigabit LAN router. In the master bedroom Then; I plan to mount a 32" Television on the wall at the bottom of the bed, With the entertainment devices being positioned on top of the wardrobe to the right of the television. All items purchased from ebay👇 The cable management method is much the same as that saw in the living room; where I've used a 1.5" flexi drain pipe to house the cables within the wall allowing free movement of cables aswell as making it easy to add other cables at a later date if required. Rather than chasing out the block wall to house the 1.5" pipe, I've only removed the plaster and I plan to sheet the wall with 1.5" insulated plasterboard which will cover the pipe and also keep noise levels down from next door. Iv'e fitted a surge protected 6 socket adaptor to the wall at the rear of the wardrobe, the Television power supply will also be extended and plugged in here, I then fished the cable through the plasterboard wall to the right and hard wired the 6 socket adaptor to a newly installed fused spur switch which is powered from the rear of a double socket on the same wall. The fused switch is hidden from view as it's on the wall with the wardrobe covering it; there's just enough room to fit your hand in to switch it on/off Also fitted a Netgear GS305 Gigabit LAN Router on the wall which is also linked to the Television using CAT7 RJ45 cable. There's still some cable management to be done at the top of the wardrobe but it's coming together as planned. I relocated the immersion switch away from view in the landing and inside the hotpress or Airing cupboard door along with the TimeGuard switch to automatically turn off the immersion after a set duration of time 👍 So the immersion switch is always left in the "ON" position, The TimeGuard button then control's the power feeding to the immersion. Most recently picked up this distressed looking metal arch mirror for the wall on the landing at the top of the stairs, This style of mirror is somthing the wife really wanted to have positined there, Unfortunately when the mirror is mounted on the wall; it's covering the landing light switch, So I've marked out the wall on the opposite side and drilled in to the cavity in preparation for the electrician (my dad) to re-route the cables and switch to the left side of the door at a later date. Having cut out the plasterboard; I stuck the top of my phone inside to take a picture in order to see where there was a horizontal partition; thankfully there was just one feeding to the Attic, so I've drilled down from the Attic space in to the cavity in preparation for the reroute of the cables 👌 That's all progress up to date, next update may be June/July
  5. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    It arrived by courier yesterday and I didn't open it until last night as I was waiting on my existing number to transfer aswell as the delivery of the OtterBox case which I highly recommend its a bit expensive compared to ebay sales but it fits like a glove and isint loose or bulkey. The purchase of the phone came with a free Soundwave Bluetooth speaker which I don't personally have a use for but the wife won't let me stick it up on ebay 🤣 The phone comes with a little usb adaptor, if your existing phone was an android then you can plug it directly in to the Samsung S8 and transfer every contact, text message, photo, video, call log and app across from your old device to the S8 by just plugging them together I think that feature really saves alot of time, my old phone was a "Samsung Galaxy Core Prime" The curved or wrap around screen also feels great in your hand. I've just setup the usual apps and my email on it at the moment I've not had time to add any new apps to it yet or explore the features although I did find one feature which stops the screen from turning off while your looking at it 😅 somehow it sences your eye and keeps the screen illuminated. This is my first message on it too
  6. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    I'll edit what Wikipedia says later 😁
  7. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    Checked profile page🙊 born 84
  8. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    Your a year older than I am FFS 😅
  9. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    BoSelecta was a show on channel 4 back in the late 90's when Keith lemon first started on television; he used to impersonate Craig David prentending he had a pet falcon called Kes aswell as Michael Jackson and Melanie B from the spice girls.
  10. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    That Bixby feature sounds excellent, I'm always getting in to the car then turning on Bluetooth and spotify then turning bluetooth volume up full and acknowledging the volume warning; prior to driving anywhere 😅 would be ideal if it did all that itself.
  11. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    my wifes old Galaxy J3 (2016 model) used to do that aswell. Is that Kes in the photo from BoSelecta? 😅
  12. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    Thank mate, My Wife had an iPhone 5s few years ago, she had difficulty when changing back to Android a few years later regarding images of our children from birth to few years older which the iPhone had automatically stored on "the cloud" almost impossible to transfer. Much easier with Android just use a micro SD
  13. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    It seems a bit big for me and there €200 more expensive on billpay than the S8
  14. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    Thanks for all the response so far guy's I really appreciate it, I have a bit of info now to add myself; I went to the local CarPhoneWarehouse to have a look at the disply models for both the S8 and S8+ Before holding the actual models in my hand I was planning to purchase the S8+ but after seeing them in reality I'll be going for the S8 as the plus model is almost as tall as a pint glass 😯 and would be even bigger with a case to protect it, I'm forever in blue jeans kinda fella and would struggle to fit it in my pocket although it may impress some of the mothers during the school run 😁 it's only my phone. I've also looked at reviews and discovered the only differences between the S8 and the S8+ is that the S8+ has a bigger screen and a 500mah more battery, everything else is identical on both models and experts suggest the bigger screen will use that extra bit battery so essentially there both the same just 1" inch bigger. I wasn't aware that there waterproof I won't be intentionally testing that feature 😅 I would like to have a phone with a good camera as we have three kids growing up fast and I've just put an assortment of picture frames around the house which need to be filled, Ideal to have a good quality camera always at the ready. I wasn't aware the edge of the screen had a tab feature I always thought it was just more screen. I've been looking at those OtterBox cases and they look fantastic but the price is a bit high. Yet I think I'll go for one of them as our son likes to watch YouTube "put diggie's on your phone there dad" JCB's and tractors 😅 Last Thursday I made my first attempt to purchase the S8, I'm currently with VirginMedia for TV and Internet and it made sence to add the phone to the same contract, The first reason they wouldn't let me purchase was because this month's bill was outstanding although it's setup for direct debit😞 they can take it themselves WTF. So I manually paid the bill, then they say it takes up to 48hrs for payment to display on the account. Friday they took payment for the bill via direct debit 😂 so there paid twice now It was Saturday when payment finally appeared on the account, I then attempted to purchase the S8 for €150 upfront and they then said I need to email them photo ID and proof of address, Done that and Saturday night they came back to say they want €500 upfront for the phone but the monthly payment would be less. The cowboys already charged me twice for November and kept me waiting two days, now they want four times more for the phone, So I scrapped that purchase plan and feeling quite deflated I had a few drinks Saturday night as ive not bought myself anything all year been working 6 days per week since Christmas putting all funds in to living and improving the house. I then logged on to one of there competitors websites and found they had a Black Friday weekend Sale 🙌 Between the alcohol and the excitement I acidently signed up for the S7 for €1 😣 I ment to get the S8 😢 so i logged on again and signed up for the S8 at an initil cost of €120🙌 I've gotta call them today and cancel the S7 under the Terms & Conditions there's a 14 day cooling off period where you can cancel the contract so it should be fine 😥 They didn't give me any hassle like VirginMedia accepted I.D and payment straight away no issues atall. I now plan to purchase an OtterBox case after the phone arrives. I'll update soon
  15. TomTom or Garmin?

    Ow rite, I thought it was to do with your job 😅