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Tredman

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Right the fucking stupid NatWest app biometrics never works for me - clearly they hate glasses wearers.

So, what’s a good bank to move to, with a good app?
 

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If it's any consolation I've seen Sam Fender live at Rock City and he puts on a good show...
Turns out this was the right answer, not sure if it was on purpose to put such an appalling support act on but Sam and band were pretty decent and quiet enjoyable, still not my cup of tea but an decent show
 

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I need a new suit! Usually just go M&S, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
 

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Royal Mail packages delivered that are intended for the previous occupier.

Letters can just be “Please forward to….” and shoved back in a postbox, but parcels?

Took a couple of parcels last week that were too big for a postbox to the post office to forward on. Apparently I’d have to pay for the postage (which was a reasonable chunk of money) which I wasn’t prepared to do. I asked what my options were and she handed them back and said I’d only one which was to “put them in the bin”.

I dunno, doesn’t seem right to me but don’t want to get into a whole lot of communication ping-pong with either former occupants, the post office or the sender of parcels in trying to do the decent thing either.

What do you reckon, the bin?
 

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Wife (postie) says take them to Royal Mail depot / collection office rather than PO. They are separate companies these days (thanks Tory government).
 

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Wife (postie) says take them to Royal Mail depot / collection office rather than PO. They are separate companies these days (thanks Tory government).

That makes sense, good advice, cheers.
 

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Open them.

If they are anything important then contact the owners (if possible) and let them know.
 

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TBF if there's no return address they'll just get incinerated I think.
 

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I've got a LOT of internal sanding to do (door frames, banister, skirting etc) and I really don't want to do it by hand because a) I really can't stand the mess and b) I'm way too fucking lazy. I could use a detail sander for the smaller internal corners and stuff and want one with dust extraction, if there's one that's good at larger flat areas as well that's a bonus but I don't mind buying an orbital as well if needs be. All the ones I can find have massively varying reviews in that either the sanding pads fall off easy, the sander falls apart easy or you can't buy replacement pads anywhere.

Any ideas anyone? Could really use some help on this one.
 

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Right the fucking stupid NatWest app biometrics never works for me - clearly they hate glasses wearers.

So, what’s a good bank to move to, with a good app?
Dunno if you got round to this but HSBC app is great. The sole reason I never moved to Windows phone was they didn't have the HSBC app.
 

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Best sander I've used is the sanding attachment on my multi-tool.
 

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But probably not the best for dust extraction or larger areas.

Should probably have read your whole post before replying 😂
 

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Dunno if you got round to this but HSBC app is great. The sole reason I never moved to Windows phone was they didn't have the HSBC app.
I went to starling in the end, I’ve got a first direct account I use for work so hsbc wouldn’t give me a sign up bonus. Wankers.

I LOVED windows phones. Still gutted about the way it ended now.
 

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I've got a LOT of internal sanding to do (door frames, banister, skirting etc) and I really don't want to do it by hand because a) I really can't stand the mess and b) I'm way too fucking lazy. I could use a detail sander for the smaller internal corners and stuff and want one with dust extraction, if there's one that's good at larger flat areas as well that's a bonus but I don't mind buying an orbital as well if needs be. All the ones I can find have massively varying reviews in that either the sanding pads fall off easy, the sander falls apart easy or you can't buy replacement pads anywhere.

Any ideas anyone? Could really use some help on this one.

I've got a black and decker mouse which has a port behind the sanding block when you can attach a hoover nozzle to provide dust extraction. Never tried using it though to be honest as it only gets used it tight spots so generally happy to let that small amount of dust go wherever.

Got a Makita orbital sander with built in extraction though, collects in a little bag under the handle, which works really well. Great for bit flat areas but too much movement for intricate work really, and the perpendicular extra handle makes it a bit ungainly at times.

It's a pain in the arse but generally don't think you can beat doing it by hand for awkward mouldings and such. Suppose it depends on the profile/size of your skirtings etc.
 

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Second Marks mouse suggestion and you can get one from B&Q for £20, do not second his hand sanding suggestion, I bloody hate it :)
 

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I'll take a look at the B&D mouse, I've generally stayed clear of B&D for years as the quality of their stuff just didn't match up to stuff like Bosch or DeWalt but I suppose for a detail sander there can't be much in it. I'm just wary of the pads falling off which seems to be a common complaint across most mouse sanders.

I'll get an orbital anyway which will do the bigger flat work so for an extra £20 I'll give the detailer a try. The skirting is fairly low profile, it's an old house so the skirting is pretty old but having stripped most of the paint (ballache in itself) the wood is in excellent nick so will only need keying up which is easy enough by hand I suppose. The door frames are a different story and that's where most of the work is going to go. Aiming to start sanding tomorrow if possible, Thursday at the latest so I'll let you know how it goes. I just hope a fucking Dyson fits to the hoover ports.

And that must be the most boring post I've ever written.
 

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Ok guys, given the sanding discussion…... all advice on this one very much appreciated.

So, the shed. Initially planned on binning it and starting again with a new one as thought this was rotten, but looking closely at it it’s in better nick than first thought and could be made to look really nice. The inside is in very good order and the external wood pretty good too, bar some very scruffy paintwork. The astronomical cost of replacing it plays a part, plus would quite enjoy the process of making this one look good again.

Figured the only way realistically to tackle this is to sand the whole thing by hand, a quick rub down with coarse sandpaper to give the new paint a key and then just get on and paint it, but not sure if that would suffice. Getting the thing back to bare wood would be an absolute ball ache but hopefully not necessary? Quite happy to put some work in but it is a shed and not a Chippendale cabinet to be fair. Open to a colour change or keeping it much the same whichever is the most practical. Will think about some slabs/a path in time but that’s for another day.

Piece of cake or a nightmare?

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