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kkelly122 1 point

Is it an arc fault breaker or a normal breaker? You can tell if its an arc fault if it has a little test button on the front of the breaker facing you.

Jawswing 1 point
kkelly122 1 point

And this is where I am going to have to pass it on to a European electrician. Being in the US I have no knowledge of those panels or systems.

Jawswing 1 point

Ah, cheers anyway.

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Jawswing 1 point

Can confirm, the new socket made no difference. I'll probably contact my ISP at some point. 7Mbps per second on the download and 3Mbps on the upload isn't a great deal, but when the speed is slow I need to take what I can.

RageInvader 3 points

"Legally" you shouldn't be touching the network before the NTE, that part of the network belongs to and is the responsibility of Openreach now.

The three yellow "wires" are actually steels so be careful there sharp as hell and can cut/stab you easily.

Jawswing 1 point

Cheers for the input on the yellow wires. It's in a real awkward position at the moment, with everything stored in that room, including the bathroom sweet, awkward to get down to have a proper luck.

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ColonelSpeckleberry 6 points

If you are going to start cooking for yourself at home, I would highly recommend stocking up on a herbs and spices cupboard, it is pretty much a one-time buy because most of it will probably last you well over a year. Im talking Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Turmeric, Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon Sticks, Bay Leaves and so on. Asian Supermarkets will be best for these if you live near one.

plus Garlic and Ginger but you have to buy those quite regularly

With those you can make all sorts of curries, chilis, stews etc. Really easy to make in one big pan with whichever meat chicken/beef/lamb or veg option. Then you can keep the rest in the fridge for 1-2 days or freeze it to keep for a bit longer, which will come in handy if you are working nights and dont have much time.

Jawswing 2 points

I already bought a few herbs, but I already don't think I have enough. Got myself a little slow cooker, so this is the sort of thing I'll be looking in to.

Ambry 2 points

You can sort of 'disguise' veg within pasta sauces and curries. Means you're still getting healthy food but you don't need to eat big side portions of veg if you don't like it. You can make bolognese with chopped tomatoes, grated carrots (makes it absolutely delicious and I have no idea why!) and chopped onions and you won't even notice the veg.

If you learn to make a few easy curries, a chilli and some pasta sauces you'll be on to a winner. I used to look on BBC good food for easy recipes and it's helped me a lot, many of them are really simple.

Jawswing 1 point

I'll check them out. I'm so picky with veg. I do like onions, potatoes (who doesn't), I will eat carrots, don't enjoy them. That's about as far as it goes. However, I do like tomatoes soup and sauce, can't stand tomatoes. I don't like sweet corn, but I can have chicken and sweet corn soup (maybe because it's softer). I think I often find the texture of food sometimes revolting. Mushrooms, no chance.

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Like_my_9th_account 1 point

Is the cable flat?

Jawswing 1 point

The RJ11/telephone cable is, yes.

Jawswing 1 point

I have a friend that is doing the electrics in the house. He suggested doing it how it is.

If I need to run new wire it seems best that I leave the modem where it is and just run Cat5/6 to where I need it?

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Jawswing 1 point

Didn't seem to do anything. Only chopped about a meter of the cable off. Put some new ends on. Maybe it's the quality of length.

Jawswing 1 point

Just looking at the RJ11 cable end that came with the modem. The connector isn't see through, but I can see there's only the two copper pins right in the middle of the connector. So I assume it only has two wires connected up? This telephone extension wire I had has four, and I've got them all connected up. Will that likely make a difference?

Jawswing 1 point

I only bought a pack of 10 RJ11s. Already used four, tempted to try recrimping and only connecting two wires up to the central pins, but if I do that and it doesn't work, I'll have to use another two cable ends and then I'll only have two left. Not much troubleshooting left at that point.

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mrsR_andHobbes 5 points

I'm in no way an expert but we had a similar issue where there was a hitherto unsuspected patch of damp near the sill. Hope you get some good advice.

Jawswing 2 points

Thanks!

Not too sure it's damp though, repainted it only the other day, cleaned the windows up from my parents painting them and poor plastering. Put some filler down to clean it up and painted over it. Was fine then. Think this was on Saturday. Done the prep work. The paint left on the wall after the tape was pulled off, seemed pretty flaky, so I tried scraping off all the flaky bits, sanding it down (suspect I didn't sand enough), then washed the wall with a wet paper towel, this was yesterday so it will have dried. I'm sure all I need to do is wait for this to dry then sand it down again and re paint it. But yeah, whilst it's drying and I do that I'm just here for the advice.

mrsR_andHobbes 2 points

I'm sure someone will know. Love the colour by the way!

Jawswing 2 points

Cheers! Was unsure about the colour at first. Was a little rough from the night before when I chose it. Saw it go on the wall and thought it was a lot darker than I expected. Grown on me though, love it now.

https://imgur.com/a/8FVc8

https://imgur.com/a/zaZBu

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up_the_brackett 1 point

Yeah there’s no good way of doing it other than moving the back box over enough to get the clearance to fit the socket and data face plate. Depends on the box and the material it fixed to as to how easy or hard it will be.

Jawswing 1 point

Was a bit of a nightmare fitting it. It's a solid wall, and it's hollow breeze block. As the back box is 38mm we had to chisel out that much breeze black we ended up in the hollow wall.

Jawswing 1 point

I'm from the UK. Had my father fit the backplate for my ethernet runs in my bedroom, it looks like he's fitted the socket too close to the plug socket, and I can't get the faceplate on. I've ordered some other ones, which are due to arrive tomorrow. The bedroom has since been plastered. Bit of a nightmare really.

I'm sure this will be a no, but if the faceplate ended closer to where the screws are. It'd be fine. As I say, I'm sure this will be a no, but is anyone aware of and smaller faceplates?

Any other solutions at all?

Jawswing 0 points

Okay, so I just need to make sure both ends of the same cables are the same? So say I wire it all as B. Then plugged some premade cables that happened to be A type in the sockets, it wouldn't be an issue?

Jawswing -1 points

So it's regional? I'm from the UK. Cheers for the advice.

Jawswing 1 point

Maybe even sticking something up there to hide it? I don't know what though. Due to the sloped ceiling, mirror etc won't really work. Calendar, maybe. Rather not stick nails in the unit though.

Jawswing 1 point

Just had a new kitchen fitted. It's been changed around a lot since the previous kitchen, doors blocked in, added, pantry taken out. So it needed a completely new plan. Anyway, it seems that there's been some issues with measurements and the last wall unit just fit in, but as you can see in the picture, the corner had to be chipped away a little. It wouldn't be that bad, but you can see the rough bits of MDF around the chip/cut if you really looked for it.

What's the best solution to cover this up? Novice it DIY, it's my first house, and I'm picking things up along the way.

Anyway, I've apparently got 4 end panels that need sending back to the kitchen company as they're not needed. I'm not entirely sure just yet whether they're for the wall or base units. But if one is for a wall unit, I was thinking maybe getting someone to do a better cut at the corner and putting that on the end.

If that isn't possible, any other suggestions? Using filler maybe and glossing over it?

Pajo555 3 points

Generally decorative sockets have a slightly bigger profile than standard equipment, most also come with a backplate/gasket which adds another 2-3mm to profile. -Electrician.

Jawswing 1 point

Awesome. So ideally I want to be looking at those 'screwless' ones as they should be the largest right?

Pajo555 3 points

I’m not sure what you mean by ‘screwless’. My advice would be to ask at your wholesalers for equipment with ‘gaskets’ as these will hide minor paint damage. Click Deco (and others) come with gaskets.

Jawswing 2 points

Cheers for the recommendation.

Letshavefunn4 3 points

Multi-room with Spotify as the source is supported on Echo.

Regarding the speakers, sounds like you need a mixer if you want two sources active at once. You may be able to do it via the Sound Mixer on your PC or with whatever came with the DAC, if not, you'll need to go through it before connecting to your DAC. Without knowing more details, hard to say what kind of mixer you'll need, etc...

Jawswing 1 point

Nice. Spotify now supports it? Might have to jump back on that then. I'll check if it's possible through Windows. Hoping so...

Devinmfnfarmer 2 points

I had a difficult time doing this while sober, with much higher stats. Magic certainly was the answer, along with banking frequently. I dont remember how many rounds there are, but I may have banked during each. Probably would have helped to use summoning too, but I almost never remember to.

Jawswing 1 point

Managed to do it. Ended up ranging him because my range is much higher. I was having to bank after every second battle. Think when I was drunk I wasn't moving out of them clouds he spawns.

Jawswing 2 points

Think I was ranging him last night. Saw a few suggest using magic. Wasn't sure if 59 was good enough though.

Upallnight88 3 points

If you paint it you need to lightly sand it and apply a primer (Zinsco?), then a top coat. Go to a nearby paint store (not big box) and ask them for a recommendation. You'll need to paint it with a gloss because the flat and satins will mar when you place items on it. White will make it blend with the PVC windows. Try to do a better job cutting it in than whomever painted the walls last.

No need to test for lead as there is very little in clear finishes (except varnish) and none after 1978.

Jawswing 2 points

My mother painted that... The paint won't be staying on the windows. Haha. Cheers for the advice.

Jawswing 1 point

Bought a new house recently. Currently renovating and It's not far off complete now. Couldn't afford to buy new windows, so the old ones were kept in. They're old, but they PVC/Double Glazing so I'm fine with that. One things been bugging me though, that window sill...

I'm going for a modern looking house, and I think that window sill looks so out of place... Problem is, I can't just replace it. It'd mean taking the window out etc...

Anyway, someone suggested painting it. I'm basically here to ask if that'd be a good idea? I wouldn't want to start painting to realise I made a mistake...

If I did paint it, it'd be white (along with skirting boards and architrave etc...

Is the paint likely to crack etc? And what exactly would I need to do with it? Undercoat final coat etc with what paint?

Cheers.

Jawswing 1 point

Yeah, they're both water based.

Another question. The room has been completely plastered. The plasterer hasn't done a great job around the plug sockets, I've already painted one wall with poor plastering (around the socket). Am I able to use filler bearing in mind I've already painted over it once.

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Jawswing 2 points

From memory I, I think I used dragon bones. Used them at the Chaos alter in the wilderness, there's a bank right at the side. You get 252 XP per bone. I actually created this account about 7/8 years ago, but never really played it properly. All my XP lamps I used on prayer. Probably had about 2-3m bonus XP which helped a lot.

At a guess it probably took me about 6 days maybe, to get to level 99. Probably put about 6 hours in a day.

Anyway, 60-99. You'll need about 20,130 dragon bones, costing about 33.3m. Or 23,195 Infernal ashes at 26.3m.

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Jawswing 1 point

I meant 60-90*.

Didn't use any bonuses or anything I don't think. Might have had some clothing for prayer XP. Come to think of it, I logged on today and have a 50% bonus festive aura.

sauky 2 points

Question 1: Without any additional picture of the back of the wall plates, it's hard to know if those are true keystone jacks or permanent jacks. Did you already order them? Do you have one you can take a picture of?

Question 2: I prefer the patch panel way. Everything terminates to the patch panel then you have a short patch cable running to your switch. It's cleaner and provides you an easier way to label things. I would still put in brush plates just to fill the holes but a patch panel will typically attach to a rack mount like this. There are different options for the rack mount but you'll probably want one that can hold your switch as well.

Jawswing 1 point

I'm at work at the minute... But regarding question one. I'm fairly sure they're keystone. Just looking for confirmation before I go and buy a bunch. I took this picture earlier.

https://imgur.com/a/uMxOY

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