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my wife won't be able to join us there because of her pregnancy

WAHOO!

So, a little micke is on the way eh?

Congrats if that's the case :goodjob: :happydance:
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my wife won't be able to join us there because of her pregnancy

WAHOO!

So, a little micke is on the way eh?

Congrats if that's the case :goodjob: :happydance:
Well, yes) a daughter. In January.

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a daughter. In January.

Brilliant!

I bet you're on cloud nine :D
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Congratulations meehalych :goodjob: you got the job done before the wedding :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :D

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Congrats.

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Enjoy the free time you have now as when she arrives it will be manic.......
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Congratulations meehalych :goodjob: you got the job done before the wedding :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :D

 :Shocked: Well that was tactful..  :snigger:

Congrats Misha, that's awesome.  Daughters are great, I love mine heaps and they are less likely to break stuff.  :victory:
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Congratulations meehalych :goodjob: you got the job done before the wedding :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :D

 :Shocked: Well that was tactful..  :snigger:
That was the plan :) no offense meant by it though, just congratulating him on his quick work :goodjob2:

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Ooh, how exciting. Have you come up with any names yet?
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Ooh, how exciting. Have you come up with any names yet?

Misha has a nice ring to it..   :D
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Ooh, how exciting. Have you come up with any names yet?
Well, not yet, but I suspect the wife has come up with Elena

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Ooh, how exciting. Have you come up with any names yet?
Well, not yet, but I suspect the wife has come up with Elena

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That's Gonz's Wife's name.  :goodjob:
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Congrats Meeha!

I just ordered new tripple glazed argon filled windows, 22 of them. Cost 1/7 of what the house did! (And about a third of replacing them with new double glaze). Gonna be a tough year next year.
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Congrats Meeha!

I just ordered new tripple glazed argon filled windows, 22 of them. Cost 1/7 of what the house did! (And about a third of replacing them with new double glaze). Gonna be a tough year next year.

Wise long term investment though. Love our double glazing. The noise reduction as much as the heat insulation.  Do the argon filled windows help with that as well?

Why are they cheaper than double glazed?
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@Dazzler two glaze here is generally to hinged frames with one pane of glass in each. The tree glazed ones are casettes usually filled with argon instead of air. My new ones are PVC also, the old ones are wood(which requires a lot of time maintaining, painting and regrouting)

Should help a lot with heat insulation, my current windows suck the heat right out, there in bad condition and the two glass panes are thin (2mm) old panes. The new are 4mm. The new windows(.9u) have 1/3-1/5th of the u-value of my old windows(3-5u) depending on the condition of the old ones.
I calculated to save 2-4mwh anually, but will know by next december, hard to know what is lost through windows compared to the rest of the house. So they should pay for themselves before they need replacing again. Mostly changing them because they need to either be completly renovated or replaced, and it was cheaper to replace. (And the climate indoors should improve too).
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@Dazzler two glaze here is generally to hinged frames with one pane of glass in each. The tree glazed ones are casettes usually filled with argon instead of air. My new ones are PVC also, the old ones are wood(which requires a lot of time maintaining, painting and regrouting)

Should help a lot with heat insulation, my current windows suck the heat right out, there in bad condition and the two glass panes are thin (2mm) old panes. The new are 4mm. The new windows(.9u) have 1/3-1/5th of the u-value of my old windows(3-5u) depending on the condition of the old ones.
I calculated to save 2-4mwh anually, but will know by next december, hard to know what is lost through windows compared to the rest of the house. So they should pay for themselves before they need replacing again. Mostly changing them because they need to either be completly renovated or replaced, and it was cheaper to replace. (And the climate indoors should improve too).

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Thanks for that. I am so glad we went for double glazing with our house. Over here generally (like ours) double glazed windows are made out of powder coated aluminium with two panes of glass with air in between. The glass doesn't look very thick but must be fairly strong as we had had quite a few largish birds (Crows/Ravens) crash into them fighting their own reflections without breakage.  :Touch:
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two glaze here is generally to hinged frames with one pane of glass in each. The tree glazed ones are casettes usually filled with argon instead of air. My new ones are PVC also, the old ones are wood(which requires a lot of time maintaining, painting and regrouting)

At here we have lots of triple glazes with individual wooden panes, inner and outer panes hinged to the frame, and the middle pane hinged to the inner one so the whole package can be opened for cleaning. There are also rubber seals between them to make it virtually airtight.

However, it's very common to have some small holes in those panes in order to provide some air ventilation from outside to inside. We have had many examples of house climate problems regarding bad ventilation design, having a powerful ventilation fan sucking air out but forgetting to think where do you get the replacement air, leading to moisture and mold problems in case the replacement happens to come thru small gaps near ground level. Those small holes in window panes are up enough from the ground in order to prevent that.
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- Nayak in Russia keeps expanding to the north, but I would prefer south instead.

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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....
Good luck John, my fingers and toes are crossed for ya :fingers:

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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....
Are you playing, watching or something else?
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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....

Gee that's pretty full on.  :Good_luck:
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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....
So. If your plane was delayed would that put you behind the eight ball?
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Very clever Trevor (that rhymes) but I fixed it for you!

One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....
So. If your plane was delayed would that put you (not) behind the eight ball?
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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....
So. If your plane was delayed would that put you behind the eight ball?

Leaving an extra day early just in case anything happens....

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One day to go before I fly out to Canberra for the National Eight Ball Pool Championships......... two weeks of 12 plus hours a day of pool....

Gee that's pretty full on.  :Good_luck:

Last year when it was held in Tasmania.....one of the matches was delayed and it didn't finish till one in the morning and then start 9am....but you need to get there earlier to warm up........

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Look what I found on page two!

We got our first real snow here 10-12cm, I got lucky and drove around all of Värmland in it falling for 5 hours today, 350km small windy roads. New winter tyres handles it well, much better than my old kumos. Filled up today too, and they average out at 4.4l/100km, which has to be considered ok for the conditions and beeing studded tires.
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Back from Canberra and loving the hot weather here and the pool to soak in...... :happydance:

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Back from Canberra and loving the hot weather here and the pool to soak in...... :happydance:

Id be happy with either, or some daylight even!
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+ I am in Rome now :)
+ it's warm here, +17 degrees.
- I am to fly to Arkhangelsk on 3 December for 8 days to work there.
+ once I arrive I will have a week of vacation)
+ I am on vacation now till the end of month

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