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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 07, 2016, 01:39:35 PM »
Hoping for a bit of help as my electrician is away on holidays and I have to complete a sheet for the load of a new build. So fingers crossed GAABoard can help. 

Have to give general load details for the following, (Kw)

Lighting -(Normal LED bulbs throughout the house)
Unrestricted heating - Not even sure what this is?   
Cooking - 2 ovens and one hob and fan.
water heating - Oil Boiler and immersion
MHRV -

If anyone could give a rough idea of what the KW might be for the above it would be very much appreciated. Kinda left this late to be doing and don't want to wait until the electrician is back again as he's away for 2 weeks.

I don't know much about it but we recently got connected and connection card showed:
Lighting: 4.2KW
Cooking: 5.6KW
Water Heating: 3.0 KW
Motors: 2.6KW

Maximum Import Capacity: 18KVA

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General discussion / Re: How to avoid Sky
« on: July 05, 2016, 02:06:20 PM »
Buy one of these ;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0156MR1TY/ref=s9_simh_gw_g23_i2_r?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=71JX857NJQNQD3HFB68C&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=867551827&pf_rd_i=desktop

Buy one of these;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XMS4EKO/ref=s9_simh_gw_g504_i1_r?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=71JX857NJQNQD3HFB68C&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=867551827&pf_rd_i=desktop

connect to box, and to your wifi

Buy this;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-MONTH-FULL-SKY-GIFT-WARRANTY-PPV-iBOX-ZGEMMA-AMIKO-SKYBOX-OPENBOX-V8S-F5S-F4S-/272218766122?hash=item3f6180bb2a:g:yYgAAOSw1DtXF~xR

watch the help video provided, with the details provided,

conect box to your wifi, sky dish, hey presto.Full sky.

i dont have one but i have heard these work perfect, all sky channels for £16 per year!

General i went with your advice and got the openbox and i am up and running. Never have had sky before and after seeing what was on offer i am glad i never give in to subscribing to it.
Its good to have the sports and the kids shows and the wife wanted sky Alantic to watch GOT.
How are you getting on with this? Will probably go this route as I can't get RTE at my house yet a house 30m away can get it.
Is the unscrambling service reliable enough? I've been told that some of the cheaper options can be unreliable as they would load people onto the server not capable of the demands.
Will probably go for the box Boycey mentioned.

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General discussion / Re: How to avoid Sky
« on: May 05, 2016, 03:54:48 PM »
Can you get a list of channels available through these devices?
Is RTE1, RTE2, TV3, TG4 available?

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:28:15 AM »
General quotes I got back for screeds:
Standard Screed: £10 - £11 m2
Liquid Screed: £13.50 - £15 m2

With liquid screed prob need to make sure sub floors are level as you could get hit with extra cost - in part of one room - it ended up 80mm deep - so extra charge of £500 for additional material - I think it was £200 per cubic metre. It was 17 weeks before I was able to start tiling on it - got it tested at the deepest point.

Found tilers are cagey/cautious with liquid screed. Heard some horror stories of tiles lifting after 7/8 months.

The floors need sealed with an acrylic sealant rather than the standard ones. I used the pink Larsen stuff and have had no issues at all either on tiled floors or wooden floors stuck down with Gutoid (or equivalent adhesive).
Builders in general struggle with something that's different than what they know and rather than show their ignorance plough on regardless hence the horror stories.

I bought my liquid screed off RTU in Newtownabbey and they'd informed me of all this stuff at the time.

I got my screed from them as well though it was through a floor screed company. RTU said to put down 2 coats of acrylic primer first. Got it tested by them and the pass mark was below 0.5 and it was 0.4 so a pass but the guy still said it might be best left another week with the heat on.

Paul Hill perchance?
No A Donnelly Flooring

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:03:27 AM »
General quotes I got back for screeds:
Standard Screed: £10 - £11 m2
Liquid Screed: £13.50 - £15 m2

With liquid screed prob need to make sure sub floors are level as you could get hit with extra cost - in part of one room - it ended up 80mm deep - so extra charge of £500 for additional material - I think it was £200 per cubic metre. It was 17 weeks before I was able to start tiling on it - got it tested at the deepest point.

Found tilers are cagey/cautious with liquid screed. Heard some horror stories of tiles lifting after 7/8 months.

The floors need sealed with an acrylic sealant rather than the standard ones. I used the pink Larsen stuff and have had no issues at all either on tiled floors or wooden floors stuck down with Gutoid (or equivalent adhesive).
Builders in general struggle with something that's different than what they know and rather than show their ignorance plough on regardless hence the horror stories.

I bought my liquid screed off RTU in Newtownabbey and they'd informed me of all this stuff at the time.

I got my screed from them as well though it was through a floor screed company. RTU said to put down 2 coats of acrylic primer first. Got it tested by them and the pass mark was below 0.5 and it was 0.4 so a pass but the guy still said it might be best left another week with the heat on.

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: February 23, 2016, 03:15:05 PM »
General quotes I got back for screeds:
Standard Screed: £10 - £11 m2
Liquid Screed: £13.50 - £15 m2

With liquid screed prob need to make sure sub floors are level as you could get hit with extra cost - in part of one room - it ended up 80mm deep - so extra charge of £500 for additional material - I think it was £200 per cubic metre. It was 17 weeks before I was able to start tiling on it - got it tested at the deepest point.

Found tilers are cagey/cautious with liquid screed. Heard some horror stories of tiles lifting after 7/8 months.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
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General discussion / Re: Website design, SEO and PPC
« on: May 12, 2015, 11:13:29 PM »
What type of site you after? eCommerce just just display your services.
SEO can be expensive but the basic structure of your site needs to be right.
PPC - don't have much experience - probably always worth a try yourself initially - bid small amounts and see what returns it brings.
A Google on the subject should give you an overview of th basics to try.

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General discussion / Re: smart tv
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:38:45 AM »
picked up a Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS500B from Sainsburys for £370 the other day and there's a few functions I'm not sure about it, how can I watch ipad content from it, BT sport in mind?

Also there's some sort of server I can set up on a private LAN to view films etc, etc. anyone ever done that?


Have used my smart Panasonic TV to view content from a Network Attached Hard Drive - Your probably after something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BP5RJ76/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=479289247&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003XFUXQK&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=06RTAKEM1A6J6SWCWWTK

I use it to automatically back up computer and also download movies to it - then the TV can connect to it and view the content be it videos/music/photos.

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:55:12 PM »
I am looking for a reliable web hosting service, anyone point me in the right direction ?

It is to host a CMS website, averaging ~500 visitors daily. I have previously used ipage and justhost but I have not been impressed with the speed of the website.

Any advice or tips much appreciated.

I would probably recommend Blacknight.
Have a couple of hosting packages with them and am very happy.

There basic package: http://www.blacknight.com/minimus-hosting.html

You can host up to 30 websites on that one package.  €4.95 a month

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:13:29 PM »
Sorry- Another question. Can I purchase the domain name, and do what I want to do without forking out for hosting which is an extra E50 a year?

If I do, can I utiliise the server that our Club uses for it's website, and still keep the domain name.

Does this make sense?

Yes you can simply purchase the domain without hosting.
You do not need any hosting.

Not sure what you mean re the Clubs Server.


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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
How hard would it be to set up a website, where all I want it to do is redirect.

For example if the website was www.norftyrone.com and when you went to that site it auto directed you to a site that's already established.

Depends on what exactly you want it to do.
At the simplest level you can register a domain and have it just redirect to the website you want and in the browser address bar it will display the url of the original website.

If you have access to the hosting of the new website it may be possible to set the new registered domain up as an alias and have the new website display with your new domain name in the address bar.

Basically my friend has launched a petition through one of this petition sites but the address is not memorable http://www.thepetitionsite.com/232/509/142/vaccine-for-menigitis-b/. I would like to create a memorable site name, that you can tell people about, so when they type it in, it redirects straight to the petition site.

Yep just a matter of registering a domain name you want then and have it redirect to that url. You won't need hosting or anything.
For a .com your talking £20 - £25 for 2 years and maybe about half that for a .co.uk
I have recently been using http://www.blacknight.com/ for registering most of my domain names. 

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:04:29 AM »
How hard would it be to set up a website, where all I want it to do is redirect.

For example if the website was www.norftyrone.com and when you went to that site it auto directed you to a site that's already established.

Depends on what exactly you want it to do.
At the simplest level you can register a domain and have it just redirect to the website you want and in the browser address bar it will display the url of the original website.

If you have access to the hosting of the new website it may be possible to set the new registered domain up as an alias and have the new website display with your new domain name in the address bar.

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Fionn,

All tv's tuned, no RTE stations/radio stations found. Previously had perfect analogue signal for RTE's and TG4. My signal comes from Limavady to the best of my knowledge.

Does the Freeview HD box available from Play.com around £30 pick up RTE?

Ta
Limavady has all the Freeview services, but not NImm multiplex. If you previously had RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and TG4 on analogue but no TV3, it looks like you were receiving from the Moville relay across into Inishowen. TG4 analogue also disappeared from Moville on the 9th October itself as that frequency was now being used for the BBC A (SD programmes) multiplex from Limavady.

Try a Freeview set-top-box or TV with a manual tuning option, and try and tune in to channel 45 or 666MHz - this is the frequency being broadcast for Saorview from Moville. You aren't close to Ballycastle by any chance?

Fionn,

Between Ballymena and Cushendall. Tried manual tuning, no joy. Channels 42 and 45 don't hold long enough to pick up any signal. was wondering why G4 disappeared at the first switchover. Doesn't look i'll be able to pick up RTE then!
I think I know what the problem is - you must be close to the Gortnageeragh relay station which lies a mile due west of Martinstown. The tuner is picking up channels 42 (D3&4 mux) and 45 (BBC A mux) but they aren't strong enough to read the list of services off them and because the BBC A mux on on the same frequency as the Saorview mux from Moville, it is jamming it from being received  :(

There *might* be another source for Saorview possible now given the increase of transmitter powers elsewhere. Otherwise the only option is Saorsat.

 Im beside the Gortnageeragh relay station. What "might" be another source other than Saorsat. Sorry for being a pain

Micko, in Martinstown here as well.
Before the switchover digital signal was poor and we weren't picking up UTV etc by Freeview.
Now we can pick up all the channels.
Just checked on my own TV there and can pick up all the RTE Channels no problem. On checking the Signal Quality and Strength they were both 10. It is picked up on Channel 52 so coming from Clernmont Carn I assume.  So is your TV definately Saorview compatible?


On another issue at my parents home, we have always had 2 aerials, one for BBC and we had to flick a switch on the aerial to pick up RTE.
On the autotune on the TV it didn't pick up RTE, but it needed to be switched to the RTE aerial, and manually tune in the RTE channels. 

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