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Forum: Hungary
Jan 14th 2023, 10:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Passport, Travel query.

Good question ... and very difficult to get information on some of these permutations ... much like the new visa system that is being brought in later this year ! If a UK national has a residency...
Forum: Hungary
Jan 7th 2023, 2:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: TV aerial

This house just up the lane from me towards the main village seems to have its fair share of them ... ( note : my image copied from the photo library that I upload to, quicker than hunting through my...
Forum: Hungary
Jan 4th 2023, 5:33 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 857
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Fire Safety, Fire Extinguishers ....

Yes, the same where I am !!

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Forum: Hungary
Dec 24th 2022, 10:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Happy Holidays in this heatwave!

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Happy Christmas to those who celebrate it, happy holidays to those that...
Forum: Hungary
Dec 19th 2022, 1:50 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Food inflation!

No, I don't understand why either ... the postage paid was correct I think .... but for reasons best known to Indonesian customs / postal service, they have put down on the customs slip that the...
Forum: Hungary
Dec 19th 2022, 12:23 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Food inflation!

We do seem to be surrounded by abject greed ... the postman has just delivered a tiny Christmas / birthday card to me from Indonesia, nothing inside the homemade card and of zero monetary value ......
Forum: Hungary
Oct 24th 2022, 5:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Wall socket wiring ...

Thanks for the advice Duztee and Peter. I will get someone in who knows what they are doing !
Forum: Hungary
Oct 24th 2022, 2:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Wall socket wiring ...

Yes, it's for a plug socket ... the light switch is above it and the switch is in place although not in use as there is no light fitting, just four wires hanging out of the ceiling ! I guess I will...
Forum: Hungary
Oct 24th 2022, 10:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By hobgoblins

Wall socket wiring ...

I have an empty electrical socket on the wall in one of my rooms which I know is live from the one time I brushed against it whilst cleaning ! I have bought a plug socket to put into the wall but...
Forum: Hungary
Oct 12th 2022, 2:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: UK Free Advertiser Newspapers

Ha ... I do the same !!
Forum: Hungary
Oct 12th 2022, 9:18 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Ukraine-Russia War

I agree with you ... I feel safer here than I would anywhere else in Europe, bar Switzerland, as far as I'm aware, there are no strategic targets of any importance here. I would also suspect that...
Forum: Hungary
Oct 11th 2022, 6:29 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Ukraine-Russia War

I wouldn't worry too much if I were you, if things got to that stage then it would be irrelevant wether you were 175 miles or 1,175 miles from the border. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a...
Forum: Hungary
Oct 11th 2022, 6:14 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Népszámlálás 2022

Straightforward enough other than asking if my first language is American English, New Zealand English, Australian English or South African English, no option for English English !! Aged my first...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 2nd 2022, 4:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Excellent ... thank you again Peter ... no idea why there is some of that in the barn but I will continue to ignore it !
Forum: Hungary
Aug 2nd 2022, 10:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Thanks for that Peter, useful to know. I have no idea what EPS looks like physically but it did make me think of this stuff ... I have quite a few off cuts of two different thicknesses ... the best...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 2nd 2022, 7:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Thank you for the explanation Peter ... I will have to see how much the aggregate compresses down once I've allowed it to dry out a bit ... whilst it looks quite even, the depth between the surface...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2022, 11:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Edit for above post ... so I've looked up EPS and see what you mean Peter ... if I decided to add EPS, would it go between the first layer of concrete covering the steel mesh and the final second...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2022, 8:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Thanks Peter ... the mud had been standing for two years exposed to the air and had been walked on many times so was rock solid although not without a few dips and bumps ... a bit late to do anything...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2022, 7:51 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

Yes, the dpc can be seen running along between the bricks so I intend to paint along that with a sealant and lap the damp proof liner up the walls to just above where the dpc in the bricks is and put...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2022, 7:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Hoping that this is the correct material !

What I'm intending on doing is when this has dried out sufficiently allowing me to flatten it down and compress it enough is to put a 10cm layer of concrete over it, let it dry and then put down the...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2022, 3:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By hobgoblins

Hoping that this is the correct material !

Due to the damp coming up through the tiled floor, a couple of years ago I removed the original tiles, two layers of concrete and some of the thick clay like mud also ... a bit too much mud as I...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 27th 2022, 9:14 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: Plans for our new part roofed terrace.

It's a problem that many of us face, especially those of us out in the sticks and not in the bigger cities. Skilled tradesmen are hard to find, the younger ones have gone to the lucrative West and...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 18th 2022, 12:02 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,067
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: New restrictions on energy usage? KATA Changes?

Interesting .... not sure how it works in my village, I will see what I can find out !
Forum: Hungary
Jul 18th 2022, 11:29 am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,067
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: New restrictions on energy usage? KATA Changes?

I'm not sure how that system works ... a couple of my retired Hungarian neighbours get a free delivery every year but I'm a few years away from the UK retirement age and even when I reach the...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 18th 2022, 8:49 am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,067
Posted By hobgoblins

Re: New restrictions on energy usage? KATA Changes?

That's a healthy stockpile, far more than I have at the minute but I'm adding to mine every week ! I bought a new wood burner for the main part of the house last winter and it gives out a ferocious...
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