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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:12:04 PM »
Virgin media installing fibre to the premise in number of towns in north west Derry as well as in north Down & Greenisland & Carryduff with further build planned for next year, not entirely sure regarding BT but I thought it was fibre to the cabinet only (may be wrong) then existing line to the home

my best guess would be a small cabinet, but I am uncertain whether they have been doing cabinets for 20 houses as distinct from 100 houses. On the other hand poking about on t'Interweb there seems to have been something like this in Pomeroy last year that was FTTP.

Oddly enough the location concerned, near Cross', has moderate broadband speeds unlike some other places further from the town that are completely crap.

The only time they would be going outside of the town (or any town) would be where it was government subsidised I would say

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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:56:32 PM »
I'm aware that Eir are installing Fibre to the Premises FTTP in a number of rural areas. I am not clear on what is happening north of the border. I notice that BT have string some fibre along poles in God's own country in South Armagh. What are they at here, will they install a small cabinet or have they started actually FTTP nowadays?

Virgin media installing fibre to the premise in number of towns in north west Derry as well as in north Down & Greenisland & Carryduff with further build planned for next year, not entirely sure regarding BT but I thought it was fibre to the cabinet only (may be wrong) then existing line to the home

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:52:38 PM »
Went out Friday night to do 22, last long one before tapering, got to 17 and could go no further...just about managed to make it to 17. Don't know what happened, looking at splits there was no major slip up that way, the only thing I can think of was that it was the first long run done in the evening (just suited us better to get out Friday night), as well as that I hadn't altered midweek so had done 5 Tue morn, 10 Wed morn & 5 Thu morn.

As I say as per the plan we are following we are to taper from here on - question is would you stick to the plan or try and get a a 20 miler in next weekend (leaning towards it being a blip and that I will just stick to the plan) - annoying thing being that it is the last long run, had done 2 20 milers already and finished them v strong, it just sows a bit of doubt in the head!

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:38:54 PM »
Anyone get into London?
Got my thanks but no thanks email this morning   :'(

same...anyone any other recommendations for April/May next year?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:02 AM »
I would say about the 2 hour mark. If you need it way before then you probably aren't eating and/ or hydrating enough beforehand...

Was the last few runs around the 14 mile mark I'm starting to flag! But yeah hydrating probably the main problem!

For the longer runs I would get a gel in at each 5km (was doing it that way to coincide with water/food stations) no point getting it in once you are feeling spent.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:47:06 PM »
I see the Dublin Marathon has sold out 3 months early!
Anyone doing it?
Not doing it myself this year, not that I could now even if I wanted too now it's sold out!

Am signed up

Signed up too - first Dublin marathon, 2nd marathon, should be a bit cooler than the first (28 degrees) in Paris. Looking forward to it being over!

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I have to say it is depressing reading the comments from what would normally be the more reasonable contributors.

I only took up cycling this year to complete the ring of Kerry cycle, I find it a very enjoyable pastime, I am not a member of a club and generally follow the rules of the road, I say generally because I would ride 2 abreast if not on my own (not as per the highway code), reasons being; I find motorists give greater room to 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than a single cyclist & when driving I find it easier passing 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than 2 cyclists strung out. I also wear lycra, same way I wear trainers when running or boots when playing football.

Would the general consensus be that cyclists should be banned from the road entirely or what is the answer?

I am also a motorist and have seen incorrect behavior form cyclists, no different from that which I have seen from other motorists. I do not consider I have ownership of the road whether on a bike or in a car, I am happy to share the road with all road users and could think of nothing worse than having an injury (or worse) of another individual on my conscience whether a cyclist, walker or motorist.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:16:32 PM »
Anybody using Now TV app or box?
Thinking a sky day pass would be an option for the football on sky if it was reliable?

I use the app through PS4 during Game of Thrones season, would have ropey (at best) internet and have no issues.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: July 14, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.

PM me while you're at it please.

Me too, please & thanks,

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:20:31 AM »
I went with 250 with pumped insulation. Don't forget the floor as well. It costs more inthe initial build stage but money well spent. Speak to your glazier as well regarding air tightness.

What would be the reason for going 250 cavity? Would a higher uvalue blown insulation have the same effect in a 150 cavity (assuming the benefit of the extra width is to increase the uvalue)

Check the overall cost of the underfloor heating before proceeding, it is expensive.  Most put it just on the ground floor so consider that radiators would probably be used upstairs. Similarly, the ground heat source is expensive compared to a small oil or wood boiler required for a max insulation build. 

A good heat exchange system is essential when you go for max air tightness.  A cheaper system can be inefficient and noisy.  Talk to people who have installed one, the key is the type of piping used and the ability of installers.

Are you going for a block build?

Yes, block build.

Thanks for all the advice lads
If u want to PM me your email address I'll send you through a doc that we got done that might be worth a look. We got a guy in to advise and he gave a report. Nothing extra ordinary in it but few things that helped us.

done, cheers

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Love Ulster Final week

Genuinely hope Down can make a game of it and can stay with us to at least half time. We need a bigger test before 1/4 finals.

MH genuinely has plenty of conundrums with team selection. Sean & Collie both had knocks so he may not take chances with them unless they are really needed (which really should not be the case)

Roll on Sunday evening......  ;D

You are obviously a wind up trying to say down have no chance at every opportunity. They drew with us 2 or 3 years ago and beat us after a replay in 08 when we were all Ireland champions. They beat a very decent Monaghan team the last day out and will take a lot of confidence from it.

Down lads very quiet ahead of the game on here. Thought there'd be more talk from them.

sure we're only going for the spin

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:55:38 AM »
I went with 250 with pumped insulation. Don't forget the floor as well. It costs more inthe initial build stage but money well spent. Speak to your glazier as well regarding air tightness.

What would be the reason for going 250 cavity? Would a higher uvalue blown insulation have the same effect in a 150 cavity (assuming the benefit of the extra width is to increase the uvalue)

Check the overall cost of the underfloor heating before proceeding, it is expensive.  Most put it just on the ground floor so consider that radiators would probably be used upstairs. Similarly, the ground heat source is expensive compared to a small oil or wood boiler required for a max insulation build. 

A good heat exchange system is essential when you go for max air tightness.  A cheaper system can be inefficient and noisy.  Talk to people who have installed one, the key is the type of piping used and the ability of installers.

Are you going for a block build?

Yes, block build.

Thanks for all the advice lads

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:48:43 AM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

This country is not suitable for underfloor heating because of its inability to change quickly in response in changes in the weather. 

As said above put your money into insulation and air tightness to reduce the amount of heat you will need.  Then the heat source is almost irrelevant if you spend enough on insulation, look to Scandinavian countries for standards in this area.

Would the intention not be to maintain a constant temperature which would be achieved with the insulation therefore negating the requirement to change quickly?
Yes this country is fine for underfloor. Especially with a well sealed , insulated house. Plus liquid screeds now can react much quicker than the tradition sand cement (although the sand cement screed is better for heat retention).
As mentioned insulate the balls of it and try and get good air tightness (tape/ foam the windows essential) and the actual heat source is less important. If your going real tight on the air tightness look into a heat recovery ventilation system.

When you talk about insulation would 150mm cavity insulation suffice, obviously with a sufficient u value.

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:48:31 PM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

This country is not suitable for underfloor heating because of its inability to change quickly in response in changes in the weather. 

As said above put your money into insulation and air tightness to reduce the amount of heat you will need.  Then the heat source is almost irrelevant if you spend enough on insulation, look to Scandinavian countries for standards in this area.

Would the intention not be to maintain a constant temperature which would be achieved with the insulation therefore negating the requirement to change quickly?

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General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:17:41 AM »
Looking at heating options for a new build, have narrowed it down to ground source heat pump or conventional oil heating, has anyone any experience of the former? My inclination would be to install underfloor heating along with this and we are looking at solar for water heating, haven't started talking to any companies yet for pricing either but looking for end user experience to see whether it is worth the outlay (whatever that may be).

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