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  1. Multiple Printer Setup

    There was no power adapter with the hub. Apparently it doesn't need one... I'll have to have a proper play with it all tomorrow and try find a combination that works. Of course, it's possible I have a faulty hub... I might have to investigate the networking option in a little more detail...
  2. Multiple Printer Setup

    It's one these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071DKSG4F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SPUSAbASMM68B The vinyl cutter works through it - but the printers don't. Windows tells me that it doesn't recognise the device. I figured that the fact it was switched would be enough to seperate each device and therefore act more like a short USB extension.
  3. Hi guys, I'm hoping that someone may be able to help me here... So, my partner and I have setup a little custom print business - doing things like mugs etc. As a result we have multiple printers for printing a variety of things with different media, inks and whatnot. I would like a convenient way to hook them all up to my laptop. I currently have the following devices: 3x Ricoh printers (USB or Ethernet) 1x Epson all-in-one (USB or WiFi) 1x A3 Epson (USB) 1x vinyl plotter/cutter (USB) 1x Card printer (USB or Ethernet, I think) 2x label printers (USB) I've already tried a switchable USB hub - doesn't work with the printers. My laptop only has 3 USB ports. And if at all possible, I would like to avoid having to build a PC with a gazillion USB ports Any suggestions?
  4. Things I Don't Like

    Yeah...but I'm a delicate little flower! It was indeed. She did make a brew, so I can't complain too much
  5. Things I Don't Like

    I have man flu. It's probably terminal...but apparently it's "just a cold" and I'll "be fine in a few days" I should also "shut up, quit bitching and take a dose of man the chuff up!"
  6. Car Conundrums!

    I'd forgotten about this (again) I'm currently sat waiting to see the dentist No right answers so far... @dansallis is very close though...
  7. Things I Do Like

    She is a lovely pup - 10 months old, currently sparked out on her sofa (well, she's claimed the entire living room ). We get a lot of compliments about her looks - my favourite is "Wow!! You have a wolf!!" (Google Timber Wolf and you'll see why lol). My missus says if we were closer to you, she'd jump at the chance!! Freya has the best bits of both (Husky/German Shepard) - although she can be a bit stubborn at times - very keen nose as well!!
  8. Things I Do Like

    It's fine...I'm taking the missus The dog is far too soft to be of any use (She's also eating ice in the picture...)
  9. Things I Do Like

    Soo I'm taking a trip up to South Ayrshire on Friday to go pick up some printing kit... There's 5 printers, a vinyl cutter and a few heat presses - all at an absolute bargain price! Might split it down and sell some of the stuff. He's also chucking in all of his leftover blanks for printing - even bigger bonus!!
  10. Things I Don't Like

    Waiting for somebody to come back online... Chap on another forum has posted saying he's retiring and selling a load of kit I want, at a very good price. He hasn't been online since about midday (according to his profile, about 10 minutes before I saw his post). To top it off, his inbox is full and I don't have an email address for him It's kit for a new business venture my partner and I are undertaking...we have some kit, but this extra stuff would really give us a boost!
  11. Coolant grand cmax

    Only problem is that when you reinstall the thermostat, you run the risk of introducing more air into the system. Also means that you can also inspect the thermostat housing for leaks under pressure. @Vinnyincent - I forgot to mention, when you're doing it - give the coolant hoses a gentle squeeze. You'll feel any air caught in the pipes.
  12. Coolant grand cmax

    Sounds like you have a massive airlock in the system!! Not sure of you have bleed points or not (last car I bled thr coolant system on was a Mk2 Punto lol). However, generally speaking the following should work: - Park facing up hill/ raise the front up higher than the rear - Crank up the cabin heater to full - Pop off the coolant cap - Run the engine long enough to bring it up to temperature Keeping a close eye on the coolant level!! Try pour it in gently so as to limit air bubbles forming in the fluid. You will most likely end up with it bubbling out and splashing everywhere. Make sure you throughly clean anywhere there has been anti-freeze! (Including the ground around you). The bittering agent (Bitrex) isn't as effective as the manufacturers think. My dog loves the stuff (it's used to prevent chewing as well...supposedly)
  13. Things I Don't Like

    The temperature in my cabin is currently 24.5C It's been around 19-20C for the last 6 weeks! I wouldn't mind, but the ship is sat in Falmouth! Not the Caribbean or Gulf...
  14. It's quite possible that they were an aftermarket fit. In which case, kits can be had for about a tenner on ebay, and don't take long to fit. If I remember rightly, most sensors on ebay require a 21mm hole. So if you have a 21mm hole already - you're laughing
  15. Things I Don't Like

    What a fun couple of months I've had! So, I've been fairly quiet on here for a while...good news: Work finally remembered me and appointed me to a ship...the brand spanking new RFA Tiderace Bad news: it's not going to sea whilst I'm appointed to her. Soo...I'm sat alongside in Falmouth staring wistfully out to sea. If you think the new carriers have problems...well... Not only that, I now have man flu! Even before all of that I was grumpy anyway! Slid on a patch of icy grass straight into a 45gal drum full of water. I now have a crease on the lip of my bonnet - perfectly highlighted by the missing paint! Then a very close friend of mine was blue-lighted over to Scunthorpe from Grimsby having had a stroke! (He's on the mend and doing well). I then slipped in the ice (taking my friend home after a few days in hospital) and clonked my elbow on my tow ball. Still hurts now a month later. I probably should mention it to the Med Tech onboard... Oh yeah...and they haven't been told when I'm due off! (Easy answer - I'm supernumeray and don't require a relief...I'll go when my 2 months is up!)