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Dimplex RF24T Transmitter with Thermostat 24 Hour Timer and Boost (Radio Frequency Controller for Heaters & Towel Rails)
Dimplex RF24T Transmitter with Thermostat 24 Hour Timer and Boost (Radio Frequency Controller for Heaters & Towel Rails)

3.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious but implementation flawed; work in progress, 20 Jan. 2015
This an interesting solution to a particular problem - how to control a towel rail which is also used as space heating. It consists of a mains operated controller which communicates with a wireless relay connected directly to the towel rail. The relay replaces the standard cable wall outlet. Units are IP24 splash proof rated. The controller can operate several relays at the same time. The controller is programmable, with four programme times per day. It also has a thermostat switch. It is not marked with temperature but crude trials show a mid range of about 15 deg.C and 10/25 at the extremes. The display is backlit when operated. Programming is straightforward, and linking the controller to the relay is easy apart from the need to remove the shrouds fitted to the units to enable the synchronisation. A pain when the relay unit is just off the floor and getting access to the fixing screw requires a contortionist.
The unit works well once it is set up. It does however have one significant flaw - the need for a mains supply to the controller. If you want to use the thermostat, the unit has to be in the bathroom. This then requires a mains supply which immediately triggers the strict building regulations for bathroom installations. If you just want to use the timer, then it can be placed outside the bathroom. Other manufacturers successfully use battery operation, why not Dimplex?
I experienced two issues with the unit. The first is that it loses the memory quickly when disconnected, requiring regular programming when it is used infrequently. The second is that after 18 months, it started to misbehave, with the backlight flickering, losing settings and switching on randomly. This last effect ultimately also damaged the relay unit as well. Both items were replaced by the supplier.
Overall, this is a very expensive solution for a small problem. It works, but it needs further engineering development, better reliability and above all battery operation for the controller unit.


6 Etudes, op. 5: VI. Octaves
6 Etudes, op. 5: VI. Octaves
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Headbanging classical organ., 19 Dec. 2014
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One of the most exciting ( and complicated) organ pieces every written. To be played at full volume with a cushion to bang your head into. Heavy metal has nothing on this.


Eric Whitacre: Alleluia
Eric Whitacre: Alleluia
Price: £0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Music for reflection and calm, 19 Dec. 2014
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Whitacre writes choral music of sublime melodic beauty, harking back to the masters of centuries past. Uplifting, calming, ethereal.


Le Banquet Celeste
Le Banquet Celeste
Price: £0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful interpretation, 19 Dec. 2014
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Exquisite piece of organ music, played with huge insight and sublety by Gillian Weir.
This may be the most calming piece of music ever written - guaranteed to reduce stress.


CafeTutto (Nespresso compatible) Capsules Taster Box 25's
CafeTutto (Nespresso compatible) Capsules Taster Box 25's
Offered by Fresh Coffee Shop Ltd
Price: £7.50

1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Lidl compatibles - excellent., 19 Dec. 2014
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First one we tried promptly jammed our Krups Inissia.
When we finally got it open, the cartridge had not been perforated.
Avoid.
Buy the Lidl compatibles - excellent.


2 Pcs Metal 4mm M4 Screw Thread Metric Plugs Taps Hand Tool
2 Pcs Metal 4mm M4 Screw Thread Metric Plugs Taps Hand Tool
Offered by sourcingmap
Price: £2.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value taps, 3 Nov. 2014
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Nice quality taps at an attractive price.


It Was the War of the Trenches
It Was the War of the Trenches
by Jacques Tardi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Nasty, brutish and short, 3 Nov. 2014
Graphic, unrelenting storytelling with unceasing misery and remarkable attention to detail. Everyone dies, horribly; no heroes here. Officers are shirkers, corrupt, cruel. The troops are little better, brutalised, dehumanised, cannon fodder with no expectation of survival. Hard to recommend, really, but deserves respect for the effort.


BetterYou B12 Boost Oral Spray 25ml
BetterYou B12 Boost Oral Spray 25ml
Offered by Verdure Plus
Price: £9.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Good packaging, 3 Nov. 2014
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Neat package, tastes OK, no idea if it works


Rottner Travel Safe on Way
Rottner Travel Safe on Way
Price: £21.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Basic can with a lock, 3 Nov. 2014
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Well made and would deter the casual thief without tools.


Master Lock 1520EURD 59mm Resettable Combination Padlock
Master Lock 1520EURD 59mm Resettable Combination Padlock
Price: £15.10

3.0 out of 5 stars No glasses required, 3 Nov. 2014
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Clumsy beast to use but robust and probably weatherproof.


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