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  1. Re: Filling station put paraffin in my car. What do I do?

    It's not the dealership's fight.
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    Re: Android tablets: entry level

    Yeah most entry level devices are stuck on the Android OS version they come out with, and if it's an older version you're possibly screwed in a few years. The better models can sometimes be upgraded...
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    Re: Heavy duty braai grids

    I, from time to time, clean my cast iron grates properly, typically this time of the year before summer starts up (don't braai as much in winter). I'll then heat them well over a very hot coal fire,...
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    Re: Android tablets: entry level

    You can thanks our taxes for that. Tax on electronics and screens went up so far in recent years, and the ZAR/USD isn't really helping it along, that it's impossible to get anything decent for, say,...
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    Re: Android tablets: entry level

    OK that makes sense, but I really wouldn't look at the absolute cheapest option available. You're going to want something with the processing power and memory, alongside WiFi and battery range...
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    Re: Android tablets: entry level

    Why not just buy the Yoco card machine? They cost something like R299 or something, and they work great.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Heh, well I got no pamphlet. Just the handheld part and the meter number on the credit card thingy.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    I got no pamphlets, no. But I called them up this morning on the emergency number and they registered it for me, finally. Power is now loaded.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Yup, same issue I have. Meter isn't registered for purchasing. Why the hell would they not tell you this when it's installed, or do it automatically?
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    OK nice, so the new meter is installed but it's not connected or linked for purchasing. So I can't buy tokens for it. WTF. Now I'm stuck with very very few units remaining (been trying for 2 days...
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Yes die ding plug nie meer in nie, net so ligte groen dingetjie. Conlog is die brand, of so iets. Lyk OK. Het eers nie opgevang tot by die straatboks nie, maar lyk darem of hy nou orraait it.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    So they pitched, 10 minutes later a new meter is installed and I get one of the fancy new jobbies. Even the units are carried over. Back up and running!
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    No idea what her name was, the line was a bit bad, but yeah she was quite friendly. Still nobody here though, and she said she'll be here any minute.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Mine still runs on 2 x 1.5V AA batteries. Strangely enough the tech just called - she's on her way.
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    I didn't strip the meter, to be clear. The battery housing is completely broken, so I took a pair of pliers and pulled it out of the unit. The little frame where the batteries should go in is...
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Yup. It's a Landis +Gyr meter.

    Thanks Wicd, as die nie werk nie sal ek jou opvolg :P
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    OK called again. Got another reference number. If nobody's here by Friday, I suspect a poefstorm.
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    Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    Hi guys, so the house I bought a while back came with a prepaid meter. Problem is the previous owner or tenants or whatever totally rekt this thing. The battery compartment has broken loose on the...
  19. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Re: Impala potjie

    Oh yes, update.

    So daar was so effens meer vleis as wat ek oorspronklik gedink het. Daar was 4 pakkies skenkels en dit was nie "meestal been" soos party van hulle nie. Elkgeval, ek het die vleis...
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    Re: Braai wood - interest?

    I'm guessing it'll be a mix of various types of bushveld woods, depending on what the farmer cuts that week. If I take my knowledge of the area, it'll be a mix of sekelbos, swarthaak and maybe one...
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    Braai wood - interest?

    Good morning guys,

    I might have the opportunity to get my hands on braai/firewood at a decent price. Big bags, the big "streepsakke" full and cut from farms in the Thabazimbi area, so not from...
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    Re: Vandag oor 'n maand

    Laat my dink aan die grappie van die manne wat gaan jag. Die een aand vat die een man bietjie rof voggies en jy slaap die wingerdslaap daar in sy tent. Sy vriende saam met hom weet hy ly bietjie...
  23. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Re: Impala potjie

    Thanks guys. I'll incorporate a bit of all of the above and let you guys know how it turns out!
  24. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Re: Impala potjie

    Heh it's called a "Texas Heart Shot" in traditional terms.
  25. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Re: Impala potjie

    Considering the shot broke the femur and pelvis, shredded the large and small intestine, cut the liver in half, cut off the artery in the spine, broke the back, deflected down and punctured the heart...
  26. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Re: Impala potjie

    Sal daai try, dankie. Vleis is nou in die vrieskas so ek sal maar moet uithaal binnekort neem ek aan. Sal die soetwyn los en eerder 'n gewone rooi try. Ek wil ook nie 'n super droŽ wyn try nie,...
  27. Thread: Impala potjie

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    Impala potjie

    So I graciously got an impala from a friend. Shot it in the pooper so I got plenty of good meat. Since I've seen how much meat is actually on an impala's legs, I decided that it's not worth cutting...
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    Re: Members In Harties/Brits

    Pop in to @jelo's pub. Place looks great, although I'm not sure if he's totally ready for customers yet.
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    Re: Fridge / freezer

    Well apart from the issues with compressors and perhaps the fluctuation of temperatures inside causing issues with mould and rot, I'd say the cost saving will be tiny. Fridges and freezers are...
  30. Re: Selling trailers to "out of country" people via courier....

    Both are classic scams. The oil rig one is so old I swear it's got grandkids already.
  31. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    As long as the yeast is not exposed to direct sunlight, in other words, it's in a non-transparent container, it should be fine. Jelo's suggestion is easier. I wrap my fermenter in an electric...
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    Re: Price on Diesel charged

    No his question is can they advertise at Price X but charge you Price Y.

    The answer is "No". That's not legal according to the consumer protection act.
  33. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Continue as is. More yeast won't make much of a difference.
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    Re: Pannekoek/ Pancakes

    I add my lemon juice just before baking. It'll prevent the milk curdling and I believe it lifts the flavour and creates a fluffier pancake.

    To make flapjacks, I use the same recipe but double up...
  35. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    I ferment my washes wrapped in an electric blanket, setting based on temperature. In summer, Setting 1 is fine. In winter, like now, Setting 3 works best. I try to keep the temperature of the wash...
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