DIY

Kitchen Storage Idea

Kitchen Storage Idea

DIY
Woohoo got myself on IKEA HACKERS!!! I am and always have been an avid reader of the IKEA Hackers website by Jules. I've copied a few over the years but this time I've had a go at my own! OK once you've read it you will realise all I've actually done is cut 25mm off each side of a bar :) IKEA Hackers probably have some link referral protection, but if you paste https://www.ikeahackers.net/2017/12/easy-kitchen-door-storage.html into your url it works. If you care that is. The problem was simple, utilise as much space as possible in the cupboard under the sink and make things we use a lot (dishwasher and washing tablets) more accessible. If you look round there are loads of articles on how to make efficient use of cupboards, but I always liked ones that attached to the door and util...
Nest Thermostat Hot Water controlled by Alexa

Nest Thermostat Hot Water controlled by Alexa

DIY, Tinkering, Uncategorized
UPDATE 15/11/2019 Sorry everyone, Google has broken this and added a reCaptcha to the login page that means that automation of logging in is now well and truly broken. It was great while it lasted but I don't think it will be fixable. UPDATE 25/11/2019 Malcolm has come up with an android workaround thats worth a read dated. November 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm I have also found another way that I will post once I have a more robust script. It uses headless chrome, python and selenium. For anyone that has a Nest thermostat and an Amazon Alexa, they will know there is one feature distinctly lacking. Voice boosting of the hot water. After further investigation, this is not only missing from he Alexa app but is missing from the actual API. I think that this is probably due to the function bein...
New House Old Tech. Replacing a Danfoss TP9000 with a Nest 3rd gen.

New House Old Tech. Replacing a Danfoss TP9000 with a Nest 3rd gen.

DIY, Uncategorized
Me and my partner bought a new house and it took me ages to work out how the programmable thermostat works. So for ages I was looking buying a Nest Thermostat to replace the rubbish one the builders installed. I was even getting one for myself for Christmas, but ended up buying one of these instead!! Totally worth it, but back to my thermostat issues. Npower offer customers the chance to buy a cheap Nest for £129 compared to the usual £199 so thats what I did. (more…)