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by robf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is freed
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is freed

I would respectfully point out that she is inoccent until proven guilty.
by robf
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: My first week driving electric SUV
Replies: 43
Views: 2130

Re: My first week driving electric SUV

We have owned a 22kw Renault Zoe in the UK for about 6 months now (bought second hand). My wife uses it for her daily commute (about 25 miles) and at the weekend. The worries about running out of batteries have never materialised, and I wish we had got it sooner. We charge it at home, in the summer ...
by robf
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Patio Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Patio Magic

Can you get Patio Magic or similar in Cyprus, I have not seen it so far. Had quite a job pressure washing the mould from the surfaces this year.

Robert
by robf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Handrail Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Handrail Paint

As always great information, thank you so much ladies and gents, much appreciated.
by robf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Handrail Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Handrail Paint

Hi All

Has anyone got a recommendation for black handrail paint, I am just about to start the task :(. I am looking at the combined paints with rust treatment included.
by robf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Rover Freelander
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Rover Freelander

I doubt it is the spare parts that is the problem, Which do not recommend due to reliability issues. People tend to go for Honda, Mitsubishi etc because they are more reliable.
by robf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mould in rooms
Replies: 35
Views: 3172

Re: Mould in rooms

I wonder if this would work in Cyprus. Fitting would be a bit more of a challenge, but once in it should work fine. Has anybody tried it? https://www.juiceelectricalsupplies.co.uk/nuaire-drimaster-eco-positive-input-ventilation-piv-unit-hall-control.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnNXiBRCoARIsAJe_1cpMrfBeF4hXreW...
by robf
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Credit card fees in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card fees in UK

Assuming that everyone should now pay for larger outlays with your credit card, rather than debit card as there are additional safeguards with a credit card should things go wrong.
by robf
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU Travel Post Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 1742

Re: EU Travel Post Brexit

I find it surprising that we spend more supporting the good Friday agreement than our entire contribution to the EU. One of the surprising facts that have been unveiled during the Brexit negotiations :(.
by robf
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers
Replies: 33
Views: 2847

Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

It is generally a cultural thing and requires a change in attitudes and mindset, akin to the changes in attitude to drink driving in the UK.
by robf
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Recommendation for shutter maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Recommendation for shutter maintenance

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
by robf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Recommendation for shutter maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Recommendation for shutter maintenance

Can anyone recommend someone to service our aluminium shutters. After many years they are needing some tlc and a few might need replacement interior parts. (I have already WD40d them). we are in Neo Chorio.
by robf
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Not only for owners of PV net-metering systems.. CMail
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Not only for owners of PV net-metering systems.. CMail

One thing that is usually missed out when doing payback calcs is including the savings for electricity you are not importing. We have panels in the UK and they paid for themselves in just over three years (4kw set up). I would expect Cyprus to be better. Cost of installation was circa £5000. I get a...
by robf
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?

We used Next, this is the Cyprus site

https://www.nextdirect.com/cy/en

They have good choices and delivered within a few days.
by robf
Sun May 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New Restaurant in Argaka ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: New Restaurant in Argaka ...

The beach at Argaka (and right up that stretch of coast) tends to get all sorts of undesirable things washed up on it, I think it is because of the prevailing winds and currents. Fine if you are not interested in swimming, but i personally would head for Latchi / Neo Chorio area as the beaches are c...
by robf
Tue May 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Wet wipes
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Wet wipes

Not sure if it would help but... We have a additional hand spray (like a little shower head) adjacent to each toilet and they are very effective at cleaning tushes :). Toilet paper is only needed to dry the aforementioned tush. Although we have a mixer valve you can just add one to the toilet cold w...
by robf
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Windrush Ooh Aah
Replies: 182
Views: 15309

Re: Windrush Ooh Aah

It would seem to be the very worst time to annoy the commonwealth countries. With Brexit looming we really need to be fostering good relations with potential trade partners.
by robf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Hot Water Costs with no Solar
Replies: 28
Views: 1908

Re: Hot Water Costs with no Solar

The reason that most machines have only cold supply is that modern machines use much less water than older models, and if connected to the hot supply all you do is use the cold water in the supply pipe, the hot water rarely reaches the machine. You are then paying twice, once to replace the hot wate...
by robf
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Wood burner v Pellet burner heaters
Replies: 21
Views: 3016

Re: Wood burner v Pellet burner heaters

I think the log burner is much nicer to sit in front, the flames look great. If you can, install on an inside wall, you keep much more heat inside the house. Also if you are installing a metal flue, then have a think about running it inside, it gets hot and can give you additional heat.
by robf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Well, that's Christmas sorted!
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Well, that's Christmas sorted!

This is my current favourite Jim, British humour at its best.

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