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  1. I know, not addressed to me but 3 phase equipment can be run from a single phase supply with the use of a phase inverter by changing the single phase supply to 3 phase. Every machine is different but I would think a lathe or milling machine wouldn't take that much power, maybe just a few amps.... lets say 4 amps on 3 phase, so 12 amps on single phase as a rough guide, you would just be able to plug It into a 13A socket. As for installing 3 phase... new cable from the street into the house, new meter, new main switch and a new DB and space to install it, no idea of cost or how much extra per month for a 3 phase supply over single phase. This would assume your street has the extra capacity from the grid I don't really think domestic charging points will be needed in the long run, it seems to me the long term goal is for them not to sell you a car but to lease it, at least to lease you the use of whichever particular car is in the area when you want to use it and then charge you per mile of use
  2. Fast charging uses between 28 and 88 amps (7 and 22kw). most domestic property supplies are between 60 and 100 amps im not so sure most homes would be able to support a fast charger, maybe most fast charging would be limited to commercial properties and car parks where 3 phase supplies are available
  3. I don't find it hard to believe at all, I have been with this GP for just 2 or 3 years yet my records only go back just over 1 year, the hospital consultant I have now been seeing for around 25 years. Perhaps I just don't have access to all of my records or the communications between the hospital and my GP, although I do usually get copies of those letters.
  4. There are no records of my hospital treatments on my GP records, I just checked. Looks like I will have to wait untill 29th of March before contacting my GP according to current guidelines.
  5. Thanks for the link, being on methotrexate and a diabetic looks to put me into the high or very high category. I have a feeling that I will get skipped over as my GP isn't allowed to prescribe me the methotrexate, I can only get that from the hospital consultant, anyway, time will tell.
  6. Yes that's correct, the wording on the nhs site isn't actually 100% clear to me People on immunosuppression therapies "sufficient" to significantly increase risk of infection. so I still have to wait up to a week to find out if im sufficiently immune suppressed. Mostly im just trying to not be a bother to others and sort out for myself whatever I can
  7. Maybe I should have panic bought? Looks like i'm going to be in the self isolation group for 12 weeks or shielding group as its now called, so I've just registered and tried to shop on 4 different online shopping sites, none have any delivery slots available. If anyone knows of any online shops that do have delivery slots available for new customers I would be interested to know
  8. I've been fortunate enough to have travelled this route to work for over 20 years, very little traffic, good roads and great views, I think in all honesty it has made almost any other journey (especially to work) a bit of a chore. Its not just the winter weather on this route that can cause issues, more in the winter months for sure but they occur all year round, as already noted the wall at the Fox House pub seems to get demolished yearly and the wall at the bridge just down from there and the wall at the surprise don't fare much better. A national speed limit from the Door Moor to the Millstone may be a little ambitious for those that see speed signs as a minimum especially when taking into account some of those nice scenic corners I think the sign listing the number of fatalities had already been placed when I started travelling that way but i'm not sure if its ever been updated or even if its still there. Maybe I've just been lucky, despite seeing cars through walls, into trees, onto verges, upside down cars, cars on there sides, cars in ditches etc so far the worse I have been involved in was a collision with a Badger, sadly the Badger did not survive. I also know of one gentleman who had the misfortune to have a deer run out in front of him, he wasn't hurt, the car was repaired but the deer didn't make it My advice for anyone travelling out that way would be to leave 10 minutes early and enjoy the journey.
  9. Over the last few months I have been doing quite a bit more walking around Sheffield than I have in some time. One of the things I have noticed is that there seem to be quite a few people sleeping rough. Places I have seen them include along the length of the Canal, Graves Park, Weston park, the cemetery on cemetery road, several doorways in the buildings around the cathedral and on the grass in front of the cathedral, tents on the grass on Nursery street and also in Crooks park and many more places including York, Rotherham, Chesterfield, seemingly everywhere I wonder where the public toilets are that they use
  10. Although I am not sure of the exact age of the house I am told it's around 300 years old and was built for the district circuit judge, practicing at the Bagshawe perhaps ?. I seem to recall trying to figure out how old it was some years ago and at that time getting an age of around 270 years which would put it at around 290 years old now. It was originally just one dwelling and later divided into two, one side facing Blackstock road and the other side facing Blackstock drive. Apparently called "Last Cottage" due to it being the last house on the lane (Blackstock road) at the time.
  11. More than likely I will be needing the same contact information, they have placed the new streetlight about 2 foot from my bedroom window. For now I just have to wait until they turn it on to see if it is actually going to be a problem
  12. Got to admit i'm a bit concerned, new street light pole went in today, its about 1 foot closer to my bedroom window than the old light and about 5 foot higher, the old light is just below the level of my bedroom window, looks like the new one will be level with the top of the window and about 2 foot away. How bright are these things ? lol
  13. Today water bombs, perhaps rocks or kittens tomorrow, who knows by the end of the week they may be throwing each other into the road.
  14. For food I shop localy (Woodseats) Items I want right away I would probably wander into Sheffield centre but mostly I just shop from the pc nowadays, its quicker easier cheaper and theres more choice
  15. Maybe its a "feature" of the Kobo to make it feel more like a real book ?
  16. Having used the Kobo touch for a few days with the latest firmware I have to say I would not recommend it to anyone. Problems with page turning persist, it does seem to work ok after a complete restart for about 5 page turns but then it can take up to 10 touches to turn the page and I seem to end up with multiple page turns and occasionaly 1 touch will turn the page forward 2 pages or back one page. A little bit of searching has shown this to be a problem with the Kobo for the last several months. Wetting my finger before turning the page seems to give me much more reliable page turning Are there any issues with the Kindle touch ?, I can't see me being able to use the Kobo for extended periods, its just not a fluid reading experience
  17. I would definatly go for chipping, surely any responsible pet owner would want the best chance of getting their pet back if it got lost
  18. I just got myself a Kobe touch, there seems to be an issue with it out of the box with turning pages, screen touches not recognised, several presses required to turn the page, sometimes page turning more than one page, this made it very frustrating and irritating to use. I updated the Kobo touch firmware via the kobo desktop program and this has improved things, its still not 100% reliable at page turning but now the occasional glitch seems to only need a second tap to turn the page.
  19. yes, I read the bit about 19 home and leisure fatalitys from electrocution and the 8 deaths from faulty installations and over 2000 fires from same As for how to find a suitably qualified and competent electrician I have no idea, I am one so I have never needed one but im sure there will be recomendations on SF somewhere. If you want to give advice on how to do something thats your call, I have seen enough faults, poor wiring and connections over the years to make me not give out that advice because as simple as it may be to some others and myself there will be those who don't quite grasp what is required, things I take for granted that the other person my not have or know, getting the wires in the right places is not all there is to it, like being able to test for voltage, ensuring a tight connection (but not too tight), stripping the cable properly and probably half a dozen other things I cant think of but just do. besides a photo would not differentiate between the 2 blacks after they have been disconected so while your advice "take a picture" while no doubt well intended would have given the op a 50% chance of connecting the light correctly
  20. taking a picture wont save your life http://www.esc.org.uk/stakeholder/policies-and-research/statistics/ best advice, if your not qualified and competent then get someone who is
  21. Spring is here, maybe its the smell of freshly mown dog s**t
  22. spitting on someone is classed as assault maybe even assault and battery and is a job for the police to deal with, please report it, I would hate to be a situation like this
  23. Field of Dreams always gets me at the end
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