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by Illuminance
30 Dec 2007 04:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Entrance to Sydenham Doctor's surgery a disgrace
Replies: 12
Views: 7639

The state of the outside reflects ,,,, believe me mate, you wouldn't want to be invited inside.

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by Illuminance
27 Dec 2007 01:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Films/Documentaries/Programmes/Footage
Replies: 6
Views: 7249

* Ali G, doing an interview at the CP protest site in 1999

* A dodgy 118 118 tv advert from c.2003
by Illuminance
27 Dec 2007 01:47
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Films/Documentaries/Programmes/Footage
Replies: 6
Views: 7249

"you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_GeQR8fJo

Can't believe you forgot that one Falkor :)
by Illuminance
27 Dec 2007 01:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham's best kept secret
Replies: 5
Views: 4511

http://www.crittall-windows.co.uk/

Double glazed and Part L Compliant :)
by Illuminance
13 Dec 2007 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Crane collapse
Replies: 1
Views: 2425

Forest Hill Crane collapse

Latest news here, if anybody is interested on Tuesdays' incident.
Nobody was hurt thankfully.

http://www.contractjournal.com/Articles ... lapse.html
by Illuminance
5 Jul 2007 22:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Central heating recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 5652

Last week we had our dear old floor standing 30 year old Potterton replaced by a geewizz wall hung Worcester Bosch. I've just spent a couple of days at the Worcester Bosch factory in, er, Worcester to see just how great they are. Expensive but well worth the extra dough compared to some of the boil...
by Illuminance
16 Apr 2007 16:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say "No!" to housing on Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 76
Views: 72289

I don't mean to sound rude but why do you think the houses on the park side of Crystal Palace Park Road, Thicket Road, Anerly Hill etc were built?? To raise money to keep the park going maybe? It's been mentioned on this forum a lot of times, please do a quick search. Nothing in this life is free; w...
by Illuminance
14 Apr 2007 20:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Away for a while
Replies: 3
Views: 3865

I'm sorry to say I'm not coming back to SE20 at all now. Lost my sweetheart, car and small business. Oh yeah, and my friends, who just when I need them have alienated me thanks to their ignorance of dysthymic disorder / double depression. Google them they make excellent reading... Go on still_robbo,...
by Illuminance
11 Feb 2007 14:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OT: But I am the Admin!
Replies: 1
Views: 2846

The Rejected Petitions page is worth a look.

I particularly liked this one :shock:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Squirrel-Helper/
by Illuminance
31 Jan 2007 16:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Builder/Plumber/Electrition
Replies: 6
Views: 5762

I too am a qualified sparks registered with the NICEIC. I would love to help but: a) Not supposed to advertise here b) Busy being ill c) Moved away - see item b) See you all in the summer when the drugs start working PS: There are other electrical accreditation bodies such as ECA, NAPIT, The IEE and...
by Illuminance
6 Jan 2007 19:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Away for a while
Replies: 3
Views: 3865

Away for a while

Due to personal reasons I have moved away for a while.
I hope to be back in the area in spring/early summer, as soon as I can afford a place of my own.
Will miss the walkabouts and those of you who know me from the forum.

All the best

Steve / Illuminance
by Illuminance
15 Dec 2006 13:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Re: Need help wiring mains cables

To add to Lemonade's answer... I didn’t note what was connected to where. It's always good practice to mark the phase /switch conductors (wires) with red sleeving or insulation tape (brown for installs after April 2006) Makes life so much easier in the future. In the ceiling there were two mains cab...
by Illuminance
6 Dec 2006 20:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fireworks @ Crystal Palace (29-Nov-06)
Replies: 20
Views: 16731

OK two, maybe three bits of Handel

Music for the Royal Festival

Zadok the Priest

and maybe some of the Water Music

Thanks to Mrs Illuminance for that one :)
by Illuminance
6 Dec 2006 19:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fireworks @ Crystal Palace (29-Nov-06)
Replies: 20
Views: 16731

The classical music was Handel.

Can't remember the exact parts but will let you know later tonight when the missus gets back from her gig.

Thought the event was great, apart from when one idiot brought their dog to see the fireworks. Poor thing...
by Illuminance
13 Nov 2006 22:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Traffic mayhem around Park until early December
Replies: 27
Views: 19496

Every night since the show started Crystal Palace Park Road, Westwood Hill, The Parade and for all I know the other side of the park have been utterly gridlocked for hours. Are you sure it's not the emergency roadworks for the knackered water main outside Homebase on Penge High Street? The temporar...
by Illuminance
11 Nov 2006 19:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Sensible plan :)

Good luck
by Illuminance
11 Nov 2006 19:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Hmmm :) Shower design load = 10.8 kW Supply voltage to earth = 230v Therefore 10800 / 230 = 46.95 Amps (or 45.0 amps if calculated to the old 240v method) So the 45A fuse, in theory, should've been feeding the shower. The fuse wire in your 30A carrier will have completely vapourised when it blew. Ma...
by Illuminance
11 Nov 2006 14:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Extra:

The isolator in your airing cupboard does just that - isolates the 'fixed equipment' for maintenance. There is no requirement - in this instance- for the circuit to be fused other than at the distribution board (fuse box).
by Illuminance
11 Nov 2006 14:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Hi Stone-Penge and Lemonade (sorry to hijack the thread!) That was a pretty large fault to clear the Main Fuse, those things are designed to withstand a let-through energy (fault current) of many times their rated setting (we're talking kiloamps over milliseconds) You say you have a 45A fuse which h...
by Illuminance
26 Oct 2006 23:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 161731

Hi lemonade

Am after a 10kV (not kVA) neon transformer, preferably 50mA for a little project at home. :)

Any suggestions on sourcing one from the local area would be grand.

Cheers

Edit: Ebay is a little bit quiet right now