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  1. richo106
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    A friend has just moved to a first floor flat with a garage located roughly 20m away.

    There are lights on plugs so guessing there must of ran an extension lead to it but I'm not entirely happy about that and burying a cable is complete no go.

    Is there any other methods that I could get lighting in there? I was looking at a small solar panel? Has anyone have any experience with them?

    Thanks
     
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    better with a leisure battery and 12V lighting. possible inverter for occasional use of 240V tools. recharge battery in house as and when required.
     
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    2om, blimey that's a long run, oh 20 Meters sorry
     
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    will brexit get us away from these stupid french measurements, sadly no.
     
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    Good idea, think of the hassle that would cause.
     
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    no more hassle than back in the 70's when these stupid millipedes came in. 45 years on, i still can't relate them to physical sizes. have to convert in head, 300 squiggles = 1 foot. etc.
     
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    So 900 squigles = 1 yard then, easy this Math stuff
     
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    And 1,584: squigles = 1 Mile? the good old days
     
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    158,400. a squiggle being 1.0000000000 mm ( to 10 decimalplaces).
     
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    Ah you are talking of small squigles, Im back on the Red stuff so cut me a little slack please
     
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    the whole metric thing was invented by the froggies during the frog revolution, round about 1793 ish. after they's chopped the heads off anyone with a brain, they realised that with 10 fingers ( including thumbs) nobody could count past 10. herien enterd the metric system. also when using centimeters, it made their dicks appear bigger.
     
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    Sailing close to the wind Tel?
     
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    what other way is there to sail when there's pirates off the starboard bow.
     
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    Poor OP - must think he's landing in La La land or the set of the Muppets with the two old gits!
     
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    Oi cheeky git
     
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    me and pete resent that. this is us, 2nd clip in hospital.
     
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