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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7740 on: January 05, 2022, 10:58:12 PM »
After the crash, at the least the burning will keep him warm  :D

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7741 on: January 06, 2022, 09:38:34 AM »
Having been a recipient of the £200 heating allowance each winter since I became a 'senior citizen' I have always assumed it is to help OFFSET the extra cost of heating for, say, 6 months of the year - NOT to pay the entire amount per month. For sure, it is galling the allowance has not risen in line with fuel prices or even inflation but it's certainly better than a smack in the face with a wet fish.....


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7742 on: January 06, 2022, 10:07:56 AM »
There is a fuel allowance in Ireland for people aged between 66 and 70 years of age, which you can get - depending on your circumstances, as this payment is means tested. It is paid from September through to April. Being 70, I get a different allowance, which gives me Ä1.15 per day, paid monthly, towards my electricity bill, plus the free TV licence. Taking everything into account, the Government here are more generous to the pensioners than the UK Government are to UK pensioners.
The Irish Government has also stated that every household in Ireland will get a one off Ä100 credit on the electricity bill this year, to be paid around March time. (Much better than a slap in the face with a wet fish  ;)).
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7743 on: January 06, 2022, 10:19:22 AM »
With my electricity bill up by 25% in the last year (with no increase in usage) and a currently predicted rise in the Ďcapí of about 50% in April this year (and maybe a further 20 to 25% in October), next years payment to us coldíníold folks might just be enough to cover the increased cost of a single cold week or so next winter. :(  :cold:

Itís certainly not a wet fish slap, and Iím grateful to receive it out here in the cold and freezing wilds of darkest, flattest, windswept Lincolnshire, but hereís hoping it will be brought into line with reality for next winter.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 12:06:03 PM by daffy »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7744 on: January 06, 2022, 02:43:30 PM »
I think something must be wrong with our smart meter display normally with just the tele and sky box on it is green ,if I put the kettle on it goes orange and with the toaster or cooker  it goes red ,So far today  its been orange or red all the time .We have even turned the heating down to save money on the gas its now locked on 18 degrees during the day and 16 at night .
At this rate I will turn every thing OFF and stay in bed all day and night .
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7745 on: January 06, 2022, 04:08:10 PM »
So far today  its been orange or red all the time .
Bob Tidbury
It could be that something somewhere is switched on and you didn't realise. Have you got an electric immersion heater in your hot water cylinder? Has that got switched on by mistake? Or something else with a heater - iron, washing machine, tumble dryer?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7746 on: January 06, 2022, 04:11:57 PM »
We have even turned the heating down to save money on the gas its now locked on 18 degrees during the day and 16 at night .
At this rate I will turn every thing OFF and stay in bed all day and night .
Bob Tidbury

Bob - you should not be doing that. I would say you are medically 'at risk'. Please contact your power supplier and inform them what is going on.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7747 on: January 06, 2022, 05:47:52 PM »
I agree with Mick. It certainly sounds that something isn't right. I would be inclined to ring the supply company and let them know. They could probably do some sort of check to see whether it is the meter at fault or not.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7748 on: January 06, 2022, 06:00:38 PM »
Immersion heater can be a culprit as stated above; I would suggest checking every socket in every room - maybe an electric convector heater is on in a room you don't use often, also check cooker - oven and rings. Do you have fuses or circuit breakers, if circuit breakers you could switch off individual circuits to try and find which circuit - if any- is possibly causing the problem.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7749 on: January 06, 2022, 06:13:45 PM »
Similar thing happened to my father in law. He'd turned a dehumidifier on in his conservatory and hardly ever venturing out there forgot about it for months. A very large bill followed.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7750 on: January 13, 2022, 03:51:30 PM »
Just another example of the world going mad..............

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/midget-gems-renamed-disability-campaigner-161201776.html

If anyone has a certain model of MG then you must rename it, and we certainly only used mini submarines in WW2 ::) ::) :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7751 on: January 13, 2022, 04:02:21 PM »
I am not sure which annoys me most - the fact that someone has complained about the word 'midget', or the fact that Marks and Spencers have renamed the midget gems!  :goggleeyes:

Sorry, I have just used that word twice, my apologies to the vertically challenged members in our society.  ;)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7752 on: January 13, 2022, 04:37:18 PM »
here again, and this time I'm angry at .........

MYSELF !

MOT due today at 15:45, so yesterday did a full check of it, levels, lights etc and it started fine while I checked the lights etc.

went out today at 15:30, all planned, drop car at garage, wa;lk down to Tesco, then wander back to collect car.....

 :censored:

very cold night last night, heavy frost etc, and must have knocked the battery down as car turned over but wouldn't start  >:(

chucked the charger on  for five minutes, then triad again

still non start  :censored:

had to phone the garage and cancel, then re-book for next tuesday, at 08:00  :'(

never thought to try it earlier, as I didn't have any errands to run.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7753 on: January 13, 2022, 04:51:32 PM »
Could be down to the exceptionally damp cold weather we are having lately causing condensation issues with your plug wiring. Iíve noted unusual extreme interior condensation the last few mornings in my car, as well as under the bonnet yesterday as I checked washer fluid levels. Even had condensation on outside of my dash dials, which Iíve never noted before.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7754 on: January 13, 2022, 05:14:37 PM »
trouble is it's a diesel, so takes more out of the battery to get the compression to fire. petrols I always kept sprayed with duck oil over the electrics.

did go out once when I was on the AA to a lady whose car wouldn't start in the damp, she'd been sold easistart by Halfords and told to spray it over the electrics before trying again.

needless to say I took it off her very quickly, ether and sparks are not a good mix  :hmmm:

 

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