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Re: Always something

Post by Tim » 16 Jan 2017, 10:23

Although I admit one may be useful at times I don't really need a woman, I've got an AGA, that does all my cooking and heating!

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Re: Always something

Post by dt307 » 16 Jan 2017, 10:56

I was in the same way 20 years ago,
The model I had then was a big old beast,
Wasn't what I expected to have but I ended up with her.
No matter how much adjustments I made the damn thing had a mind of its own so it ended up with a new owner,
I got the latest and greatest model.
She was a thing of beauty, streamlined,on frequency,had features I didn't know you were allowed to use,but cost quite a bit more cash to run.
But all this was 20 years ago,
There is a slight warble in her tone now,
The frequency can be bang on one day and on another feel like it's on a different band,
Things that were tight have gone a little loose.
The features I used to take for granted I can't even dream of using because of fear of what may happen.
I am not in a position to just go and get a newer model again .. Looks like I will just have to keep this one and use it as is and be thankful when it does work correctly
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Re: Always something

Post by MrWeetabix » 16 Jan 2017, 12:36

There's always 'The Rental Market', but that's only legalised in Holland. I think we should campaign for 'EU Harmonisation' of that too ;-)

With a rental, you can enjoy the benefits and perks of the most-recent model, and get to know all the different functions and facets for a pay-as-you-go kind of deal, with no on-going costs or maintenance issues, you just have to be careful Busby doesn't catch you curb-crawling looking for an eyeball. :lol:
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Re: Always something

Post by sickboy » 16 Jan 2017, 13:03

Despite me having an impressive erection in the back garden I don't get to turn mine on as much as I'd like to. The wife's not keen on the co-ax going up the back passage either.
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Re: Always something

Post by MrWeetabix » 16 Jan 2017, 14:29

Storage of anything in the back passage, no matter how temporary, should always only ever be with permission and with lubrication, you know, to prevent rusting and that. Care should always be taken when manoeuvring heavy loads into said passage too, as damage caused in this area could result in serious backlash from the facilities management.
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Re: Always something

Post by sickboy » 16 Jan 2017, 14:40

These days, I find enough satisfaction just using the handheld.. :cry:
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Re: Always something

Post by Tim » 16 Jan 2017, 15:01

Shame you can't just push a button and bring up the 'user defined menu', I don't think they come with one.

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Re: Always something

Post by dt307 » 16 Jan 2017, 15:07

sickboy wrote:These days, I find enough satisfaction just using the handheld.. :cry:
I tend to be using the hand held these days more than I would like
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Re: Always something

Post by MrWeetabix » 16 Jan 2017, 16:09

I still use the hand held, sometimes the main rig goes into 'sleep mode', you know how these new fangle-dangled 90s things are. Nothing wrong with a little hand-held private comms to fill the gaps :thumbup:
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Re: Always something

Post by ghost123uk » 17 Jan 2017, 08:12

The instructions for mine are very confusing. You follow them to the letter and it still doesn't do what it's supposed to do.
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Re: Always something

Post by Tim » 17 Jan 2017, 09:47

Most user manuals now only come printed in Chinese.

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Re: Always something

Post by MrWeetabix » 17 Jan 2017, 09:56

Tim wrote:Most user manuals now only come printed in Chinese.
The Asian imports are quite popular these days though.....
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Re: Always something

Post by Admiral » 17 Jan 2017, 13:07

MrWeetabix wrote:
Tim wrote:Most user manuals now only come printed in Chinese.
The Asian imports are quite popular these days though.....
But sometimes the Asian models have an extra knob than the European models which can be confusing.
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Re: Always something

Post by MrWeetabix » 17 Jan 2017, 13:27

True that. Nowt worse than finding knob where it shouldn't be.

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