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Xpelair XEDL EverDri Loft Unit - 90998AA
Xpelair XEDL EverDri Loft Unit - 90998AA
Offered by Dealec
Price: £409.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product - with minor reservations., 25 Jan. 2015
First off the supplier (Dealec) provided an outstanding service. Ordered on Thursday PM and arrived early Friday.

The unit looks well made and is so quiet that we cannot hear it running, even in the still of the night - and we live deep in the country.
There are a few things that potential buyers should be aware of.
1. The dimensions are slightly out as the width of the unit is a couple of centimetres wider than stated.
2. The height is misleading as you need to allow at least 5 to 7cm more for the battens and anti-vibration cushions. (Depending on the height of your battens)
These small differences may not matter to most households, but our home is late 19c and the roof space is tiny.
3. The instructions shipped with our unit were out of date, as Xpelair have replaced the switching knob with a circuit board and button controller.(This allows you to set the fan speed relative to the size of your house - Small, Average, Large, Extra Large. The unit also has a cut-out sensor to stop the fan when the loft space gets higher than 25c).
4. The ducting supplied is quite flimsy and you need to take care with tools that you don't puncture it.

What is included:
The unit comes with a template to cut the hole in the ceiling, a spur socket, 8 anti-vibration cushions, plastic ducting, plastic vent and cover and all screws required.
The unit can be fitted by any competent DIYer, but electrics will need a qualified professional, if there is nothing suitable in your loft.

Economy:
The unit runs cheaply as it draws approx. 1 amp, but you also need to take account of your heating costs. Our roof space is well insulated and consequently gets very cold, particularly in winter months. The system works by creating a positive air pressure in the home by pushing air into the house from the roof space. The cold air will cause your central heating to work a little harder as it combats this cold air and there will be a small addition cost here. For me, it’s too early to say what that will be. There are versions of this unit that have a heater, but I suspect you will need to run these units from a 13amp ring main, rather than from the lighting circuit – which this unit can be connected to.

Effectiveness:
There are two main benefits, as I see it. First you are refreshing the home with fresh clean air from outside (the unit has a filter). Stale air is pushed out through vents and gaps (Trickle vents, bathroom extractor fans etc.)
The second benefit is that condensation is also pushed out which can prevent moisture on windows and mould growth. While it is still too early to say if this works or not, I don’t think that ‘dead zones’, such as lower corners of rooms will receive enough of an effect to eliminate this.

Some reports also state that this system is more effective upstairs (where the outlet is), than down.
I have tried to combat this by closing half of the trickle vents upstairs, in the hope that it will push the air pressure down to the ground floor.

I will report again after the system has been running for a couple of months.


Battery Operated 3.6m Length Of 48 White Indoor & Outdoor Multi Effect LED Fairy Lights With Timer On Clear Cable
Battery Operated 3.6m Length Of 48 White Indoor & Outdoor Multi Effect LED Fairy Lights With Timer On Clear Cable
Offered by Cheaper Online Ltd
Price: £7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great light show., 12 Jan. 2015
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These were great over the Christmas period, though the battery box may need extra protection from the elements (but then again we do live in Wales). The original batteries lasted for only a few days, but the Duracell replacements lasted from Dec 7 to New Years eve. Great effects when hung around one of our apple trees.


Welsh Gifts - Welsh Keyring - Wales Flag - Rectangle - UK Gifts
Welsh Gifts - Welsh Keyring - Wales Flag - Rectangle - UK Gifts
Offered by Parker and Paul
Price: £3.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made Keyring, 12 Jan. 2015
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This is a good solid key ring. Bought as a stocking filler, and well received.


Radio Controlled Alarm Clock with Moon Phase, Temperature and Date
Radio Controlled Alarm Clock with Moon Phase, Temperature and Date
Offered by Gadgetize
Price: £15.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Larger than it looks, 12 Jan. 2015
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Bought for my wife who likes to keep up with the moon phases. She was thrilled with it, so lots of brownie points.
The photo is a little deceiving, it is much larger than I thought. (About 20cm square)


Sherlock - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2010]
Sherlock - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £14.00

5.0 out of 5 stars But it NOW, 12 Jan. 2015
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Well, what can you say, probably the best detective boxed set ever.


USB 2.0 External DVD RW CD RW LIGHTSCRIBE Burner Drive For Netbook / PC /Laptop / and Mac
USB 2.0 External DVD RW CD RW LIGHTSCRIBE Burner Drive For Netbook / PC /Laptop / and Mac
Offered by PCSOLUTIONS2015
Price: £27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Lightscribe drive, 12 Jan. 2015
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Works a treat. I needed the lightscribe option, which my internal drive does not have. No problems so far.


Luminara Candles - Flame effect, realistic, safe, alternative to real candles. Wax Candle with moving flame. (7 inches, Ivory)
Luminara Candles - Flame effect, realistic, safe, alternative to real candles. Wax Candle with moving flame. (7 inches, Ivory)
Offered by Excell Censumer Products
Price: £34.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A cosy glow, 12 Jan. 2015
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It looks really good and the movement of the 'flame' is very convincing. I like the time function and the wax look and feel makes it one of the best imitation candles around.


Stylus Pen, New Trent Arcadia (1PC) Limir [Dual Purpose] Stylus/Styli for Capacitive Touch Screen Smartphones and Tablets. [2-in-1]: [Stylus Micro-Knit Tip] + [Fine Ball Pen], Compatible to: iPhone 6, 6 Plus 5S 5, Note 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and more
Stylus Pen, New Trent Arcadia (1PC) Limir [Dual Purpose] Stylus/Styli for Capacitive Touch Screen Smartphones and Tablets. [2-in-1]: [Stylus Micro-Knit Tip] + [Fine Ball Pen], Compatible to: iPhone 6, 6 Plus 5S 5, Note 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and more
Offered by Naphos
Price: £19.99


Devolo dLAN 500 Duo Plus Adapter
Devolo dLAN 500 Duo Plus Adapter
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great alternative to WiFi, 12 Jan. 2015
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These work really well on my system. I had no problem setting them up and I bought a third to add to the configuration. I use them instead of WiFi on items like Satellite box, and a PC in another room. Rock solid internet connection. No problems to date.


Her Ladyship Fine China Mug by Lesser and Pavey
Her Ladyship Fine China Mug by Lesser and Pavey
Offered by One Click Wonder
Price: £4.67

5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun., 12 Jan. 2015
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A great fun item - used as a silly Christmas gift. Dishwasher safe too.


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