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  1. I had this guy up in November last year to fix some torn roofing felt inside my garage (advertised on as a roofer). There were four corners needing fixing, so he came up to quote and said it would be £240 total (£100 labour, and £140 for materials) I paid up front for the materials, and he started a couple of days later. He was also supposed to fix the guttering and replace a couple of dodgy brackets and was going to use expanding foam to fill areas where water was coming in around the edges He used the expanding foam and it went everywhere, all down the side of the garage and all over the lane next to my garage, which i had to clean up (which isn't easy!) and left a right mess and only one corner of the garage roof was actually sorted. He said he would come back the next day and sort the others and fix the guttering. Never came back, even after i (stupidly) paid for everything in good faith. Mistake of my part of course. Called him a few times subsequently and either no answer or fobbed off. I've noticed him on quite a few times as a qualified roofer, painter etc. Anyone used him before or had any experience with him? Was i just unlucky? I do still have the receipt, but it looks fairly generic and i wouldn't imagine it's an official registered company name or anything. It does state exactly what was to be done though, which wasn't completed I know it's a while ago, but i was just in the garage again, and it reminded me how irritated i was about the whole thing and never getting around to sort it, as i had other things on my mind afterwards I checked today and there are multiple adverts on classifieds for both a painter and a roofer, albeit with a different mobile number but a suspiciously similar business name "Property Renovations and maitance services" Anyone had a similar experience with these guys?
  2. Morning all I need some external rendering underneath a new window i've had fitted in my garage. It's currently just bare breeze blocks so this will need rendering, and pebble dashing too Can anyone recommend someone to do this for me? many thanks
  3. Most sensible tech advice i've read on Manx Forums for a long time! Exactly what i would do. Image first (sector by sector mode), and recover from that
  4. Fantastic news Manx Gas are completely ripping off the general public, and it's high time someone really tried to raise the issue and obtain some proper momentum in having this monopoly and their criminal daily standing charges highlighted Well done Rob.
  5. Bloody hell Notwell, are you crackers? They are the only gas supplier in the IOM. That makes them the very definition of a monopoly! I can tell you seem suspiciously pleased with MG, but they are total crooks. Just because they moved you from an utterly ludicrous band g to an almost equally ludicrous band f, you seem to think you've received outstanding customer service and seem rather chuffed!
  6. Manx Gas are absolute criminals, undoubtedly the most hated company on the island We are being utterly creamed by them, and the OFT do absolutely nothing to help. The OFT seem totally corrupt imo.
  7. Update! Well no idea what's changed, but i'm now getting a solid 25000+ Kbps on Youtube Very happy!
  8. Well put MrFunk, that's basically was i was alluding to I could be watching a 4K youtube stream, with my two kids on Youtube via Ipads, and my wife browsing etc of course this could in fact all be moot, as i may not actually be getting throttled, or if i am, it could entirely be by accident , and may be looked into and fixed With a new package likely to be announced in 2017 giving 200 / 20 next year, there will have to be an abundance of bandwidth all around to cater for this
  9. Sorry Teapot, respectfully disagree What i do with my internet connection is entirely up to me. One of my favorite things is streaming youtube content, and i choose 4K as i have a 4k monitor and would like the best quality i can get Throttling that would be entirely unacceptable in my opinion. Throttling on an unlimited, 80Mbps connection i pay handsomely for?
  10. I agree, definitely throttling going on from the looks of it No idea why though. I do use Youtube a lot (as does my 4 year old on his Ipad!) but don't see what's wrong with that Any big downloads are usually scheduled to run overnight though Wonder if my colleagues who are having the same issue are also being throttled, as mentioned they are with MT though
  11. Not sure what you mean??
  12. OK so here are the Youtube stats for a video with, and without VPN
  13. Hey MrFunk, thanks for the reply I was off a couple of days last week, so was using Youtube during the day and had the same issue, but it's mainly in the evenings (up to around 2am at weekends) The only streaming service i've tried is Youtube, but happy to try some others if you have any examples thanks
  14. Any ideas then Shill? Something is definitely wrong here, and the fact it works over a VPN surely must mean something? This has only been happening for the last 7-10 days, it was fine before that Nothing changed on my side. Tried rebooting router and changing DNS to Google servers to no avail. Happening on both my desktop, laptop and wife's laptop, so across my entire LAN No updates / changes done on my Draytek. As i mentioned, other people at work have the exact same issue, but they are with Manx Telecom. One colleague regularly streams Indian movies and they are now having to run at a lower than HD res and be allowed to buffer, and other colleagues specifically mention Youtube being terrible. Anything else i can try would be appreciated
  15. OK another update I have friends at work who are now reporting the exact same issue, all with Manx Telecom They say Youtube is practically unusable, and the streams are only working if they drop the resolution down to 480p. It looks like there is indeed some traffic shaping going on, possibly by Manx Telecom, and WiManx maybe being affected too. @Mbx, yes all devices are being affected :-(