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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    Sounds like you might be lucky then Dave..... hopefully the costs involved to dig up and replace your block work along with your neighbours has put them off....
    fingers crossed
    but i don't think they would give a monkey's about digging the drives up mate....

    ...but the minute you get 1mm of settlement, and the block paving isn't mint and perfectly level... regardless of how it looked before they started...
    severn trent would be getting sued left right and centre... and every one would be getting new block paved drives paid for by severn trent
    Last edited by davethefish1; 17-11-2022 at 11:28 AM.

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    Hi all, sorry i dont get on here that much but just need to say looking at the talks on here , is dave saying that 3.40 for 1000 litres of water is to much to pay , but around 330 on saki hikari is ok . You have got things all wrong in life , koi is a simple hobby for all to enjoy . Its only a water meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy66 View Post
    Hi all, sorry i dont get on here that much but just need to say looking at the talks on here , is dave saying that 3.40 for 1000 litres of water is to much to pay , but around 330 on saki hikari is ok . You have got things all wrong in life , koi is a simple hobby for all to enjoy . Its only a water meter.
    Hi sammy,
    yes, that is exactly what i'm saying

    paying 3.40 for 1000 litres of water, to water companies that are making 14 billion pounds a year in profit, for something you cannot get from any other company is a corrupt monopoly.
    and yes, i'll happily spend 330 on saki hikari as i've had more growth and far better colouration in 6 months than i've had in 3 years on all the other foods costing 200 by comparison that i've tried

    but i hardly think that buying saki hikari means i've got things all wrong in life...well... not all things wrong anyway lol!

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    The way I look at it now, if I am going to spend money on anything specific for improving the quality of the fish and their environment then the food is the first place to start so happy to pay for SH now. I don't think anyone should comment on what/how others spend their money if I am honest!

    The fact is we are gradually getting shafted from every angle to the point where suddenly costs can change the dynamic of a hobby which when added to all the other things, it could easily cross the line where someone like Dave decides enough is enough. In this day and age it's a very fine line between something being affordable or not. With the electric cost rises it has certainly made me consider closing the pond, and I haven't even finished it yet!

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    all too true mate...
    it's like death by a thousand cuts... each one is small in it's self.
    but put them all together and it's starting to make a real impact on peoples lives...

    there have been too many people leaving the hobby already, not through choice,
    but because they have to put priorities like family first...

    what seemed to me like very worrying fears of 1200 a year water bills just for the pond.
    have been thankfully been allayed by helpful members on here who do have meters.
    but hopefully i have dodged that bullet for a little while longer

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    Go and have a word with the engineers about how you'd like a seperate supply "unmetered" just for your pond They think it's all over...it is now!

    Surprising how many engineers in the cost of living crisis find a couple of hundred quid on the pavement.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBKOI View Post
    Go and have a word with the engineers about how you'd like a seperate supply "unmetered" just for your pond They think it's all over...it is now!

    Surprising how many engineers in the cost of living crisis find a couple of hundred quid on the pavement.....

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    Having been a pipefitter for 30 years,
    You wouldn't believe the scams that used to go on back in the 70's and 80's.

    A mate used to work for british gas and they used to fit secondary meters under the floor boards for 500.
    They would be 'on call' for emergency gas leaks.
    Then the 'client' would call saying they smelled gas.
    They would come in shut off the mains supply and fit another meter under the floorboards for the central heating only.
    So the cooker and gas fire would still generate a small bill but the central heating was free....
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Having been a pipefitter for 30 years,
    You wouldn't believe the scams that used to go on back in the 70's and 80's.

    A mate worked for british gas and they used to fit secondary meters under the floor boards for 500.
    They would be 'on call' for emergency gas leaks.
    Then the 'client' would call saying they smelled gas.
    They would come in shut off the mains supply and fit another meter under the floorboards for the central heating only.
    So the cooker and gas fire would still generate a small bill but the central heating was free....

    Send me one of these guys for every bill I have!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Send me one of these guys for every bill I have!!!
    Different times mate...

    You'd probably get life for that nowadays lol

    Rich man steals a million pounds from the poor gets a slap on the wrist...

    Poor man steals a quid from corporations or the government throw away the key....

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    I agree with you, it wasn`t a dig at you but as a cost of keeping koi it just seemed over the top . We are with thames water in swindon so we pay london prices for water , as for koi food im with you on saki i had good year with it . sorry if i put it the wrong way

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy66 View Post
    I agree with you, it wasn`t a dig at you but as a cost of keeping koi it just seemed over the top . We are with thames water in swindon so we pay london prices for water , as for koi food im with you on saki i had good year with it . sorry if i put it the wrong way
    No worries mate i didn't take it that way.
    It was just a shock to get a letter saying your getting a meter tomorrow whether you like it or not.
    Had i been on a meter last year when i rebuilt my pond, i would have seriously thought about costs before deciding....

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