Accipiter Nisus

Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (12 of 19)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 298,294 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 19
These ramps work well enough provided conditions are reasonable good but if, for example, the rear wheels have made a slight rut, and you need to apply a bit of power to the front driving wheels to pull up the ramp, (ramps under front wheels of course) the wheels can and do slip. Because the plastic structure is diagonal to the direction of the wheel even a slight slip causes bits of the plastic to break off, leaving the ramp misshaped with sharp edges. This is with a van just under 3500 kg - well below what the makers say their ramps should support.

I'm now looking to spend yet more money on something that will do the job properly.
Laser 4293 Anti Freeze Tester For Ethylene Glycol by Laser
2.0 out of 5 stars Coarse and unreliable, 7 Mar 2014
I tried the tester out with different strengths of antifreeze. First of all it's difficult to get any consistency in the readings as the discs tend to stick to the side and are affected by small bubbles. I found the best way to get a repeatable reading was turn the device upside down after filling it so the discs slide to the top, then slowly right it allowing the discs to sink. Even then it will sometimes give different readings with the same dilution.

In a 50% solution the first 3 discs will eventually stay at the top with the yellow and green discs just off the bottom. In 33% only the red disc floats to the top and the blue may or may not lift a little. With 25% and 20% only… Read more
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant, 26 Jan 2014
I picked up this book because I had just read The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling's Pseudonym, and enjoyed it enormously. I found Casual Vacancy even better. The way JKR draws and builds the characters is absolutely brilliant - so refreshing after the action packed nonsense with two dimensional players that so many modern novelists seem obliged to knock out. I simply could not put this book down and became more and more drawn into the story. The ending, which I didn't see coming, brought a lump to my throat making me realise just how much I had invested in the people of Pagford. This is a book that will stay with me for some time.

What does shock me though, is… Read more