John Toplis

"Basildon John"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (18 of 23)
Location: Basildon, Essex United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 322,583 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 23
Nokia Lumia 520, 8Gb, Sim Free Windows Smartphone &hellip by Nokia
I was pleased with the phone except for one problem. After dialling a number the keypad would vanish and I could not get it to return. This meant that I could not end calls in which I had to select options from the keypad.
I tried rebooting etc to no avail. At that stage I would have given the phone 1 star
However, searching elsewhere on the internet I came across the magic words 'proximity sensor'. The sensor stops the keypad from working when it touches your ear, but may not allow the phone to work again. It seems to be located diagonally below the A in NOKIA on the front of the phone. Reasons for the malfunction include dust and the poor desigh of some of keyboard protection… Read more
Roughneck 32100 Brick Mortar Gun by R/NECK
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret is in the mix, 22 April 2014
Normally I avoid products which have a significant number of negative reviews. But because I have a large sandstone patio that needed repointing and as well as two paths constructed from crazy paving, I decided to give this a go.

My mix was 1 part cement to 3 parts sand and I added plasticiser before water. I aimed at getting a very soft mix, softer than I would use for bricklaying. My first attempt was quite successful. The next one was too wet and it started to come out of the gun without using the trigger. And then one was too dry ....I had to take those out of the tube and remix.

I found that most important was to add a good quantity of plasticiser - if there is… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 14 April 2014
We have a white glazed butler sink. We have found this to be the best product for keeping it clean.