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ebuild is sad to announce its closure - it has become too time and resource intensive to develop, manage and maintain.

However, ebuild will remain on-line in archive mode (ie no posting facilties) for several weeks so that users can use it as an information resource.

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#1 pauldoc2000

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

HI
I have been browsing for quite some time now and found the site extremely useful...but also thrown up many more questions for me!
My wife and I have a project we hope to start this year, based in Kent. I have a few questions and will post in the relevant threads over the coming months!

Paul

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:46 PM

:) Welcome, Paul.

See you've already started. ;)

#3 pauldoc2000

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:03 PM

Cheers, I'm afraid once I start asking question I wont stop!!

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:32 PM

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Welcome! I've been here about a year.

If I can offer you a tip, learn how to use the Google site search functionality - its so much better (I find) than the inbuilt forum search:
  • keep a tab open in Chrome
  • in the search box, type
site:ebuild.co.uk " "
  • between the quotes, type a specific term from the question you want to ask *
  • when you get a list of results, learn how to use the 'Any Time' option - past year is very good because the quality of information on the site has got even better recently. (Alternatively you can select custom range and say type in the last two years)
  • when you have your shortlist, use the 'sorted by relevance/sorted by date options' to hone in on what you're looking for
  • and here's the most important bit - when you see an article which is getting close to your answer, hold down the Ctrl key before you click on the result, which means you open it in a new tab, and you dont lose your carefully filtered and sorted Google search results - you might end up with a lot of tabs but hey ...

the more obscure terms often work best: "pressure test" "catnic" "fluffy towels" "heater battery" ...

#5 pauldoc2000

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:53 PM

Cheers that's really helpful I spend too much time as it is on tinternet!

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:20 PM

View PostFallingditch, on 04 March 2016 - 09:32 PM, said:

site:ebuild.co.uk " "
I never knew you could do that to use google to search a specific site.

they say every day is a learning day.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:21 PM

Nor me. Very useful. ;)

#8 Russdl

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:53 PM

What a great tip from 'Fallingditch'. It works a treat and I'd have to agree, much better than the in built search function.

Can this be highlighted elsewhere so more of the reading community can reap the benefits of this search technique?

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:56 PM

that tip should be a sticky somewhere!