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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    why on earth not?

    its no different to having the car serviced, having the central heating serviced, cleaning the wheelie bins, emptying the gutters, checking the ball cocks in the loft (just had all new fitted), reviewing the utility bill suppliers, house insurance etc.
    Yeah, but quarterly?

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    As far as the car service goes - You do recall I work* for a friend whose income and workload are almost entirely from people who don't look after their own cars, right?
    I think it'd be safe to say most people take a similar approach to that other stuff.
    you have, therefore already answered your own doubts... you too should start maintaining stuff properly cos you see what occurs when other people ....don't

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Yeah, but quarterly?
    curtain poles, window hinges, door hinges, particualry the garage doors, locks... at least quarterly.

    The gates in the garden get more ...

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    to be fair I don't do the gutter that often...so I strike that off the quarterly list

    And replace it with a hundred other things....

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    you have, therefore already answered your own doubts... you too should start maintaining stuff properly cos you see what occurs when other people ....don't
    I do.
    You asked why not... That was my answer.

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    I like to think that I can be that horrific inconsiderate user if I want to be though, it's the "once you've got a meter you can't get rid of it" thought that puts me off.
    I was much the same. Last house didn't have a meter, and as I was certain our water usage meant we would pay more on a meter (young kids at the time, constant cloths washing and baths) so told them no when asked about having one fitted.

    When I moved to the current house it already had a meter, but the kids are older and our water usage has gone down so we are probably better off. The thing is, having a meter drives home just how cheap water is. Filling buckets and even swimming pools with water is fine, the problem as in here was when we got a leak. I estimated the leak from our service pipe was dumping about a bathtub full of water every 4 hours into the ground, long term I hate to think what that would have done to the foundations of our house. The bill that quarter (thankfully cancelled by the water company) was for £8000.

    We don't need smart meters, we need smart leak management in the network.

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    We don't need smart meters, we need smart leak management in the network.
    As part of our work in sewers, we often discover evidence of water leaks. However, it's quite difficult and quite expensive to actually locate the point of a leak... and despite all the electronic monitoring devices, the best solution is still digging the whole thing up until you find it, which is nigh-on impossible in many places.

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    Re: Toilet Cistern overflowing into bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Yeah, but quarterly?
    I didn't used to be either, but a few expensive and probably unnecessary repair bills motivated me properly.

    So I developed a sophisticated time-managenent routine. It works thus -

    - stage 1 - bug a £1 annual diary.
    - stage 2 - buy a red marker pen.
    - stage 3 - put a red mark on 4 Saturdays, 3 months apart, jn the year planner bit
    - on red mark days, spend 30-60 minutes on maintenance.

    I find little and often works best.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


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