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location Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Back in the day...

  • First computer - IBM XT 4mhz with 8mhz turbo running on MS-DOS 2.0
  • First application - Blackjack, with SVGA graphics written in TurboPascal

Some inspiration...

Presently...

  • CEO of Kula Solutions LTD
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, creating world class solutions for global companies.
  • Published a book about the Raspberry Pi
  • Building electrical gadgets in spare time.
  • Generating Bitcoins and accepting spare coins at 126HA8L1dP7fr7ECu2oEMtz6JpDRnzqp9N

Nov
22
comment What should I do about ceiling tiles that potentially contain asbestos?
Yea - I would advise not entering the place at all without any proper gear and disposal methods.
Nov
22
answered Why would plastic anchors pull out of the wall?
Nov
22
comment My dryer heating element broke in two: Can I just wrap the ends together?
I dont like downvoting because you took some effort to provide an answer- but even in your experience you know this is a dangerous thing to do. Like replacing a fuse with a piece of wire or something.. Murphy is just waiting for this.. Please consider amending your answer
Nov
22
answered My dryer heating element broke in two: Can I just wrap the ends together?
Nov
22
answered What should I do about ceiling tiles that potentially contain asbestos?
Nov
21
comment How do I put a fluorescent light on a motion sensor?
That seems like incorrect wiring! wiring ballast and flourecnt is a bit tricky. can you show a diagram of how it is all wired in- it sounds like you wired in a floating live- causing leakage into the bulb... dangerous.
Nov
21
revised What are my non-gas alternatives to a wood burning fireplace?
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Nov
19
answered What are my non-gas alternatives to a wood burning fireplace?
Nov
18
comment Was there a NEC Code Change that disallows 14 gauge wire in a residential receptacle?
@Tester101 not sure why i keep on saying 220VAC if its 240VAC and 110VAC instead of 120VAC ... sorry..
Nov
18
comment Was there a NEC Code Change that disallows 14 gauge wire in a residential receptacle?
But reading the NEC guide they say 14Gauge is good with a 15AMP but not in sky rise buildings.You have to double check with your local council on this- as each region can be different.
Nov
18
comment Was there a NEC Code Change that disallows 14 gauge wire in a residential receptacle?
14Gauge is only acceptable to use on lights with max 500WATT (talking about AFRICA/EU) NOt sure about the rest but should be the same. 500WATT / 220V = 2.5AMP(EU) 4.5AMP(US) - 10Guage should be used for wall plugs and 6Gauge for stoves/geysers/single heaters.
Nov
17
comment What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
@AlexFeinman - Im not sure what you mean- If using a knife to remove insulation, a small scratch on the wire can be in these limits.. and can produce electromagentic disturbance in twisted pairs that use high frequencies. In terms of that 10% is un acceptable disformation. Since you are talking about 16Gauge(metric) that is not likely used in home building (unless for wiring you home theatre system) - The smallest gauge normally used is 15/16(metric) for lighting (1.5AMP@220V)
Nov
17
comment Where should I install a wall heater?
under a window.. mixes cold air with warm directly giving the best mixing ratio.
Nov
17
comment What are the pros and cons of UV window film?
Installing new PVC windows already contain a gas to bounces most of this radiation ub(a)/uv(b) light away.(technically only last for 10years) Tinting windows with self stick on filters never heard of that before. Grey tint just blocks out some light but the amount of UV that comes through is still 100%. Maybe buy some glass that is UV resistant. (You know like sunglasses's glass..)
Nov
17
answered What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
Nov
15
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Nov
10
comment How can I determine if my outlets can easily be grounded?
It will need a complete rewire and certification. Otherwise leave it as it is.. If it does not stink there is no reason to touch it!
Nov
10
comment How can I install heat tape on a hard to reach PVC drain pipe?
I assume you want it in the inside so it looks nice.. How about putting it on the outside-- then putting a larger PVC pipe to cover the heat tape that is on the 6"?
Nov
10
answered Do I need planning permission to build a roof terrace over a flat roof in the UK?
Nov
9
comment What should I keep in mind when building my house myself?
I used to build daily for years- your plan will fail- I have seen it fail over and over- you cannot build in free time. If any body says that they are in-experienced.For me to build a single standing 1 level house took 3 months(7am to 21pm)everyday inc Sundays[from mud to sold] Your work will deteriorate and become unsuitable in small stages. Loads of building regulations require certain parts to be built within months of each other- other wise its just an illegal build and wont be covered by insurance if surveyed. And it costs twice as much to build slower too- take my advice-get a loan + pro