Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Screwfix HD943-7TQ Oil-Filled Radiator with timer

I was really impressed with this oil filled radiator, when we bought it for Heidi a couple of weeks ago.

We wanted it to take the chill out of her office during the Autumn and Winter months and we found that it does that very nicely.

Being oil filled, there are no noisy fans to disrupt the working environment. It just gets warm and gently dissipates that heat into the room.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Salter ARC 1066 electronic measuring scale

If you use ebay, you'll know the problem of trying to measure postage weight accurately so that you can optimise it, before heading down to the Post Office or printing your label.

With that use in mind, besides the more obvious kitchen application, I decided to buy the Salter ARC1066 electronic measuring scale. At under £10 in Tesco, it was not very expensive.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Redex Stop Oil Leak

With clouds of blue smoke pouring out of the back of my Peugeot 1.6Hdi whenever I started it from cold, I decided to buy a bottle of this Redex Stop Oil Leak treatment to see if it helped.

Because the smoke quickly cleared when the engine warmed up, I thought it was either a small oil leak on the turbo or the valve stems, or faulty glow plugs. Perhaps even a combination of both.

As you may know, the idea behind this product is that it causes oil seals to swell slightly, thus sealing or reducing any leaks, so I thought it was worth a try.

I have used similar products successfully in the past, on power steering, so was prepared to trust the technology.