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Old 04-02-2021, 10:05 PM   #3481
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Not really. I really don't care who does it, it's not like I'm adding an extension to my house.

It would be replacing a bit of ceiling and paint assuming no further damage in the roof. How difficult could that be? If they **** it up then they can get someone to fix it until it is satisfactory

Depending on the car and its condition I can understand a choice of repairer.

I didn't care who fixed mine. I drop it off to get assessed, then dropped it off for repair and picked it up when it was fixed. Simple.

You say that now then will be back hear saying how much you hate the 5 attempts to get the ceiling right
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Old 09-02-2021, 09:31 PM   #3482
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A friend commented recently on how people in the country reckon endemic crime is a city thing.

On my block in the last year, Iíve had bulk water theft, the most recent time the mongrels had the hide to pinch the entire tap - not just unscrew it at the meter.

And my builderís tarp went missing. These are $400+ heavyweight tarps that will save an opened roof from torrential rain or hail. Where did my tarp end up? On the roof of the HOUSE NEXT DOOR and moreover, trimmed to fit. Shameless b‚tards - I feel like dropping in with a copy of the sales invoice.

I might be an overly religious nutter but the proscription against pinching stuff simply because it suits you to, is surely a pretty basic part of our contract to walk free in society.
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:46 AM   #3483
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A friend commented recently on how people in the country reckon endemic crime is a city thing.

On my block in the last year, Iíve had bulk water theft, the most recent time the mongrels had the hide to pinch the entire tap - not just unscrew it at the meter.

And my builderís tarp went missing. These are $400+ heavyweight tarps that will save an opened roof from torrential rain or hail. Where did my tarp end up? On the roof of the HOUSE NEXT DOOR and moreover, trimmed to fit. Shameless b‚tards - I feel like dropping in with a copy of the sales invoice.

I might be an overly religious nutter but the proscription against pinching stuff simply because it suits you to, is surely a pretty basic part of our contract to walk free in society.
a friend with a slug gun would help, just pop a few holes into the tarp just before rain.
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:30 PM   #3484
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a friend with a slug gun would help, just pop a few holes into the tarp just before rain.
Problem with that is little pellets may remain as evidence of being shot at.
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Old 11-02-2021, 02:33 PM   #3485
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Water company have finally conceded they failed to credit my account twice despite being paid. Not in any polite form, just a bill showing nothing to pay for the quarter and still in credit.

That was the other thorn in having 1500KL knocked off, paying for some of it twice.
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Old 14-02-2021, 12:36 AM   #3486
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This one baffles me. So i can't give an exact time, mainly because im usually asleep when it happens. So its not every day or even weekly. But sometimes at midnight, being asleep my reaction times are a bit slow, my tv turns on with the volume up loud. I dunno how it knows the time, its not connected to the interweb and the power has been turned off enough times as thats my trade and any form of time keeping it shouldn't remember. Its 11 years old. Stupid thing
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If the TV shows a girl with long dark hair over her face crawling towards you, turn and run.
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If the TV shows a girl with long dark hair over her face crawling towards you, turn and run.
I have my own tin foil hat conspiracy theory. It involves the high frequency signal sent over the mains power to trigger the off peak relay that turns on my hot water unit.....
Yeah, its not that, otherwise most people would have the same issue. Ive unplugged the stupid thing. I hardly ever watch tv anyways. My attention span is too short.
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Old 14-02-2021, 02:42 PM   #3489
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Reminds me of my old Panasonic plasma... For the total length of time I used it (just over 12 years) it would emit what could be likened to a solenoid/relay cycling click every morning when I toddled off to work at 4:30 a.m... Sounded exactly like when you hit the on button on the remote but it didn't fire up... It gave me the willies for a while but I lived with it. Went through four different houses, numerous resets etc but still did it. Also occasionally did it when wandering through the house in the dark in the wee hours... Like it could scents your presents...

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Old 14-02-2021, 08:15 PM   #3490
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I have my own tin foil hat conspiracy theory. It involves the high frequency signal sent over the mains power to trigger the off peak relay that turns on my hot water unit.....
Yeah, its not that, otherwise most people would have the same issue. Ive unplugged the stupid thing. I hardly ever watch tv anyways. My attention span is too short.
You could be right. Faulty remotes or low batteries can cause it too. But now that youíve unplugged it you can sleep uninterrupted.
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Old 14-02-2021, 08:21 PM   #3491
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So my solar HWS needs new seals for the evacuated tubes (they enter the tank and hold water).
Find some on AliExpress and order them.
So I track the order progress and it's 'airline handover failure'.
Plus they've been sent standard delivery after I paid twenty bucks for express.
Message the supplier.
'Well you supplied a PO box address and not a physical address so the airline refused acceptance' - yeah duh because they'll be posted because they're so small, and I'm in the bush so I don't get letterbox delivery.
So they suggest opening a dispute for a refund.
I don't want a refund - I want the seals.
So I ask them to send them again by express delivery.
'No can do' - Chinese new year. Will send them in six days. Yeah right.
They laugh at us because we have no history and no culture and they've had thousands of years of civilisation and the highest average national IQ yet they pull this stunt.
Luckily the existing seals aren't leaking too badly but really ......
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Old 14-02-2021, 08:41 PM   #3492
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At least youíre saving the HWS - many would have diced it.

That feeling of wading through halfwittery, near endlessly; itís relatable.
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Old 14-02-2021, 09:00 PM   #3493
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The stupidity of the muppets is relentless but I never let them get to me - there’s always a way to outwit or outmanoeuvre them.
The HWS system works well. Too well.
It needs most of the 24 tubes covered in summer (it can boil the tank in September in 33.5 degrees south latitude) so I just throw on a tarp or shadecloth but it really needs a roller blind operated from below or by thermostat.
Something else to invent ....
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Old 23-02-2021, 08:51 PM   #3494
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Well, turns out my brakes work. I was first behind an accident today that blocked a 3 lane road. So hazards on, and do the check if persons involved are ok. What gets up my goat is no other person decided to see if the drivers involved were ok. It was a truck and 4 cars. Not the truck drivers fault, a car decided to change lanes when there wasnt space, and got sent elsewhere turning it into a domino effect. Arrgh, a horn doesnt clear the road. The truck needed heavy towing, 2 cars deffinately needed rides on flat beds. Nobody else gave half a ****, yes accidents shouldnt happen, but regardless, if they do and potentially people could be messed up, isnt atleast offering some form of help what you do? A horn doesnt do that. And yes it was a minor annoyance to me as it disrupted my trip. But thats not the point.
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Old 23-02-2021, 10:38 PM   #3495
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Thank you for stopping to check on the occupants.

You always get the same question asked when you attend First Aid Training: "Will I be liable if I attend to an injury and I make it worse??"

Unfortunately, a lot of people just don't get involved these days for those very reasons!!

Me? 20yrs Australian Navy and since leaving in 2000 and due to work, I have kept my First Aid knowledge pretty much up to date - I wouldn't say that I'm 100% confident but if I saw something like that, I doubt I could just drive on - I'd probably stop too.

Oh and the answer to that question is NO! You cannot be held accountable if you attend with the best intentions of rendering assistance. (or words to that effect )
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I wasnt thinking of liability, i understand how that works. 1st aid, thats not my thing. Triple 0 sorts that out. Atleast there was no need for that. But it wasnt unlike i didnt have places to be either. I was heading home to get ready for dinner and pick my kid up from school as its my birthday. Id be a pretty crap first responder because i dont like seeing blood.
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Got diagnosed with shingles last night, geez I hate that.
Going to be in trouble for at least a week or 2 by the sounds of other peoples experiences.
The worst is yet to come.
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You donít get a like for that, it would seem like I was mocking you. But I hope it progresses to recovery quickly as possible.
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