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  1. Bottom it first with ajax or brillo pads.
  2. That's because the take-up reel stopped turning due to belt/idler drive issues. Car tape player maintenance tended to get neglected for obvious reasons until something failed like a belt, also they really needed occasional head/capstan cleaning, best done by removing player from the car.
  3. Is it not true that this estate agent is in business to achieve the best price for their clients which in turn achieves the best comission (profit) for themselves? "The sale took less than two weeks and we were delighted to receive a greater value than the home report. This was down to the way Igloo marketed the property. Craig, Carrie and Lelsey were in constant contact with arranging viewings and viewers feedback." "Our directors and team are very focused on the results we achieve for our customers – whether that’s length of time on the market, best price achieved, customer satisfaction surveys or property performance."
  4. I don't, but it's a different ball game these days with fuel injection and compex electronics, as in cars. Not certain whether there are any specific courses in Sheffield colleges.
  5. I have a friend who lives there, I'm sure you've viewed on Google. One of the smaller local authority estates, a mix of tenanted and owner occupiers including retired policemen, teachers. Not far from the A61 main road which can, particularly at "rush hour" periods, get very congested when going in and out from city center. Getting quite a busy area now as more people own cars, although as a cul-de-sac it will least slow down the speed of traffic. Lots of supermarkets/shops within a half mile radius. Travel a mile and you're on the edge of lovely countryside, a few miles further and you're into the Peak District.
  6. The black economy! Wonder if he donates his spare cash to his fellow homeless.
  7. No worries, thought so, it's just that I was surprised that I might have missed a recorder that was unknown to me! Certain reel to reels are selling for high prices these days.
  8. Marantz reel to reel? Only one ever made I believe, a prototype!
  9. Sorry I missed your post #3 which confirmed you had already cleared the ice behind the cover, as advised in the link. Frost-free units are notoriously difficult to diagnose; some of the components are sealed in the back insulation, also there is usually an electronics component board at the top of the unit. I had similar problems with a Candy F/F and one of the suggestions was to unplug for 24 hrs (very inconvenient) then re-start. This worked for a few weeks, then back to square one, so I scrapped it and swore never to buy a F/free again.
  10. Link here; https://www.justanswer.com/uk-appliance/8o6xh-hotpoint-fridge-freezer-exfl-1810-not-cooling.html
  11. I knew a Guite who want to Walkley County School, was it David?
  12. I don't think they are obliged. There must be a reason for them planting the trees, perhaps a greater level of privacy. Nothing wrong in asking them, but if they agreed, you would probably have to pay for the work yourself. Are they conifers?
  13. It's quite true that you can have too much signal. I remember in the analogue days that the sets in the villages close to Emley could receive a good picture with just a screwdriver stuck in the socket. The fact is though that one set is getting a perfect pic, although some tv tuners can overload more than others. A pair of binoculars are useful for having a closer look at the aerial/leads.
  14. Aerials themselves rarely need replacing unless the cable connectors in the box have deteriorated. More commonly it's the down lead that has let in water due to a pinched clip or the wind has chafed it along the gutter or similar. Usually a replacement downlead(s) solves the problem. Although, if another aerial is mounted on the stack too close to an existing one it could cause interference, particularly with the old analogue transmissions. If in a weak signal area, splitting the signal for two sets reduces it by half, so a high gain aerial is sometimes required.
  15. Yes, usually the signal is split inside the house. Water ingress-a very common fault, check aerial plug, sometimes when plug is removed, water runs out! If you've another set or you could borrow a small flat-screen, it could be used to test the signal on the suspect lead.
  16. Presuming it's Freeview, both sets will be receiving the same digital transmission via its own tuner. Perhaps there's an imbalance on the cable splitter/downlead?
  17. Can't see any problems, only if the boiler leaked onto the microwave, but bear in mind that there is a gas supply inside the boiler and sometimes food can (accidently) burn. Having said that, my gas meter is in a cupboard 3 ft above a gas hob, which in turn has an electric oven below it, a common arrangement.
  18. Is it a combination grill/oven type microwave?
  19. I've been going round in circles with this same problem for months.
  20. Wasn't it an Army and Navy stores after Burgin's?
  21. The old tuning knob and dial rarely failed. The vacuum fluorescent type commonly used on VCRs did fade after a long while, as do some of the LCD ones as on my Grundig. The red LED types seem to last longer. Not surprising though with VCRs as the clock would be on permanent display.
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