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by Bam
13 Aug 2022 16:18
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

Listerine still contains alcohol but they also do non alcoholic options .
by Bam
13 Aug 2022 13:36
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Listerine is the one I have used for a number of years (not every day) and it feels as if a layer of skin has been removed from your mouth every time. I have a bottle in the bathroom, gathering dust, awaiting an occasion when I might need to use it. Ah.....a secret drinker in our midst..... :drink12:
by Bam
13 Aug 2022 12:41
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Thanks for the spellcheck Pi. I need it more and more these days.
by Bam
13 Aug 2022 12:30
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
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A colleague of mine, always had a litre bottle of Listerine mouthwash on his desk at work and used it regularly but it was never spat out. I thought he must have a terrible mouth condition poor chap. Then realised he was hooked on it and actually drinking it. That original Listerine contains 26.9% p...
by Bam
13 Aug 2022 10:15
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Hooped, does that mean we have to swallow the toothpaste rather than spitting it out? Good morning. You don't have to do what O'Grady says. I certainly avoid swallowing toothpaste. I seem to recall it contains something akin to powdered glass and I don't fancy ingesting too much fluoride either. I ...
by Bam
12 Aug 2022 20:08
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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What comes out of the tap is not pure water, it is chlorinated disinfectant. It is very difficult to get unbiased test results to show what harm that may be doing to the body over a lifetime. Take it away and the bugs might get you. Sterilising water using ultra violet does not seem to have been eva...
by Bam
12 Aug 2022 14:30
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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I don't know anyone with a water meter either. I just run a trickle to clean my teeth. It seems the most hygienic and convenient way. The loo uses the most. What do you do about that Hooped? I went to a house once where they put a brick in the cistern to save the planet but you then had to pull the ...
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 18:57
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Mayfield. If you are legally able, carry on using a hose ( not sprinkler or swimming pool). We have a ban here and making many journeys with cans is giving me shoulder trouble. There should be an amnesty for OAPs otherwise A&E will have even longer queues.
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 13:57
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

OLDMAN wrote: 11 Aug 2022 12:36 What poison do you use?
Big Cheese blue waxy blocks with a purpose made safety bait station. The blocks smell strongly of chocolate.

In the 1950s there was a bait that was stupidly identical to a ginger nut biscuit. My sister ate one and was rushed to the RBH.
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 13:48
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
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I certainly would not be around now were it not for my very good doctors past and present. While in for a minor complaint many years ago and although otherwise very fit, my doc discovered I had mild hypertension. So for many years I have been on preventative medicine. Another doc saved my foot from ...
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 11:27
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
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Oldman. The Health Service seem to be attempting, unwittingly, to be putting you in an early grave. Maybe my FIL was right when he regularly said " You will never be ill unless you visit a doctor." Strangely, he once worked for one. He lived, seemingly without medical help, into his 80s on...
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 11:11
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

According to the Health and safety data on my rat bait, an average Jack Russell (7kg) would have to consume about 210 grams of bait to have a toxic effect. It is unlikely that any rat would contain more than a small fraction of this amount. Also a poisoned rat goes to ground quickly and dogs and cat...
by Bam
11 Aug 2022 09:15
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

Hi Jude, I don't wish to keep a dog, so I would be interested in other suggestions to keep rats away from my home. At the moment quick acting poison seems to be my only option.
by Bam
10 Aug 2022 16:43
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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The problem with normal white paint is that the bitumen in the felt gradually bleeds through and makes a right old mess. But that reminded me that you can paint aluminium paint over bitumen to seal and prime it. Aluminium paint should be more reasonable in price. Go for an oil based one not water ba...
by Bam
10 Aug 2022 13:05
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
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D5equj5 wrote: 10 Aug 2022 12:39 I am sweating in my sweltering shed. Can roofing felt be over-painted? I'm thinking white to reflect the harsh sun?
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Like most things we need on Amazon "currently unavailable".
Maybe get it or similar on Ebay? About 18 quid.
by Bam
09 Aug 2022 09:54
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Very sorry to hear of your leg problem Pete. Hope they can improve it very soon. Like Mayfield, I took my car test in Henley. I had not been to a driving school but invested in 3 professional lessons on the approach to the test (A40 Farina).My instructor was an ex Police driving instructor, Mr Hails...
by Bam
09 Aug 2022 07:40
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

I understand Pi's sentiment. The only answer is birth control bait in place of poison but I don't see any for sale.
by Bam
08 Aug 2022 20:20
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

Piwacket. Very sadly, when you have experienced one above your bedroom ceiling, chewing at the house wiring and with pee that actually stained our ceiling (they always pee in one spot) and also experienced a great hulk of a very hardworking NZ pal getting Weils desease from clearing out rat infested...
by Bam
08 Aug 2022 18:53
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Rats

We have had a recent problem with these long tailed vermin. I had to resort to 6 bait blocks and the whole lot were eaten clean in less than a day. Put another 4 down and they are only half consumed over 2 days. With luck, I can then remove the bait station. Must be the time of year.
by Bam
08 Aug 2022 11:30
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

I feel sure you would not have got involved with vulgar practical jokes Pi. I said that tongue in cheek.They were the reserve of awful little boys in short trousers who were disciples of "Just William".
by Bam
08 Aug 2022 06:24
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

You recalled Walls Piwacket but what exactly did you buy there? Itching powder? Our local Joke Shop sold far more than jokes but not sure what else Walls may or may not have sold.
by Bam
07 Aug 2022 19:25
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

They also sold stink bombs and it was just around the corner from the school I went to E P Collier. Yes indeed. Stink bombs in terribly thin glass capsules filled with green liquid. You had to be very careful not to sit down if you carried them in your back pocket. I have to admit I bought some onc...
by Bam
07 Aug 2022 18:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Pi. My main attraction to Walls was fireworks, theatrical thunder flashes, highly dangerous luminous paint (don't lick the brush), marked playing cards, spoons with holes in, floating sugar lumps, artificial soot, liberally sprinkled on my sister's best dance frock, biscuits and bacon rashers made o...
by Bam
07 Aug 2022 15:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

Our Joke Shop is sadly missed. It was an Aladdin's cave of everything under the sun at rock bottom prices. The owner retired.
by Bam
07 Aug 2022 12:26
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

Those cats were for sale in our local "Joke Shop" for £2.50. Sadly the joke shop closed about 4 years ago.
by Bam
07 Aug 2022 10:06
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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The Golden Cat. Made in China? Probably sending daily reports to Beijing as we speak.

Remove the battery. Tuck it away for 10 years then make a killing on Ebay.

Nice morning here. Not too hot yet. Dug up the enormous root of the Triffid and took it to "green waste" with much more besides.
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 19:39
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

I expect they have boxes to tick.
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 17:58
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Our Panasonic is good but a double hernia if you have stairs. We don't.

I use the old one for the car. The.latest one was from the free re-use centre. Filters are a problem now
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 17:36
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Lizwing. I would think a blocked filter would reduce suction but if you have fitted the wrong filter, air might be by-passing the filter, which would increase suction. It seems more likely the automatic height adjustment has packed up. Have you dismantled and cleaned out hair etc? Our old Panasonic ...
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 15:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Lizwing. With our Panasonic carpet cleaner, it is possible to switch off the revolving brush to save damaging varnished floor boards. With the brush off it would be very difficult to push over a carpet. Likewise if the brush is clogged or the belt broken. You could also try removing the flexible hose.
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 11:43
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 05 Aug 2022 10:00 Going to look at the Queens College Arms pub this afternoon.
Will you be looking inside it too and maybe looking at the quality of the ale and looking as to how much you might consume? Then riding home backwards on the moped?

:drinking6:
by Bam
05 Aug 2022 06:59
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059899

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Good morning. Weather a bit iffy so far because we planned a picnic today in sand dunes. Just need to sèe some blue sky.

Pi's issue reminds me that I have made a booking to have our septic tank emptied. Not been done for 5 years but no trouble so far. £150 but our rates compensate.
by Bam
04 Aug 2022 19:13
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5601

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Mikejee. It would be wonderful if they can scale up fusion to work but that would soon render all the new projects obsolete.

Sorry to have go off topic with my blathering.
by Bam
04 Aug 2022 18:32
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5601

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

In the 1950s we were told in headlines that nuclear power would give us "free" electricity and that waste would be almost zero. Mum and Dad were preparing to tear up the electricity bill. A few years later we were told that top experts warned we were entering a new ice age. Where is the dr...
by Bam
04 Aug 2022 15:40
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5601

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Liz Truss presented a lot better when she washed off those dreadful startled rabbit eyebrows that were painted on at the start of her campaign. Black spot for her and Sunak as they both consider nuclear power stations to be providing green energy. It seems obvious to my logic that, in the long term,...

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