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Old 1st Aug 2018, 09:44
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The reason you won't see black smoke billowing from a cremator's chimney? All crematoriums have to adhere to emissions regulations, so there are actually two burners: one for the coffin and one to burn off all the smoke, gas and CO2 released from the coffin, which is then dispersed at 15m. Both burners have to be above 850 degrees by law. This ensures everything bad for the environment gets burnt off before it leaves the stack.
From:- Behind The Doors Of A London Crematorium.
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 13:10
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While we are on the subject of no longer needed spare parts, I have often wondered what happens to the gold fillings in teeth ?

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Old 1st Aug 2018, 19:51
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Apparently the gold is in too small an amount, and too expensive to extract before cremation, and too mixed up with the cremation products after cremation to worry about.

So the bereaved get it back, in the urn, mixed up with the ashes.

https://funerals.coop/blog/so-what-h...old-teeth.html
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 22:22
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Pacemakers are removed by undertakers before cremation, as these can explode in the oven.
There was a Surrey Crem where the undertaker (sloppy) hadn't noticed the pacemaker scar and the above did in fact happen.
Ashes were scattered over Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.

And the Crematorium was out of service for weeks while they built a new cremator.
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 22:23
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Well a big thank you to all who posted all of this info.
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 04:08
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Yeah, certainly made my day!
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 07:16
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Apparently the "better" British newspapers, such as the Sun et al, are today reporting that travellers to Southern Spain should be afraid, very afraid of temperatures of 48C. I wonder if they have bothered to look at the weather forecasts? Forecasts for places such as Barcelona, Almeria, Malaga etc are not much different from those for London. In fact, tomorrow's forecast for Almeria shows a high of 27C. By comparison, the forecast for the same period shows 33C. I know it probably is going to be different inland with cities such as Jaen forecasting a high of 42 tomorrow. How many British tourists go to Jaen vs the coastal areas? It doesn't matter I suppose when the papers know "The sky is falling in/We are all going to die" sells more newspapers. And the BBC are dumb enough to repeat it!
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 13:32
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Hottest temp I've ever experienced here (twice) was in excess of 47 degrees C. That's pretty warm really but temps above 40 can be commonplace here in summer. Mind you, temps in the high twenties/low thirties can be pretty awful if there's humidity to go with it!
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 10:55
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I am due a package to be delivered by the Post Office.
Other couriers provide details of where the package is and when it will be delivered - but not the Post Office . . .
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 12:54
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You should try our post office.
With a lot of shipments, they can be tracked all the way, at each stage across the country backed up by a handy little marked map. All the way to ready for delivery. A technological marvel.
And then all you'll get is a parcel pickup notice for the next day, in the mailbox even though you're home. Every time.
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 10:05
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Am hoping I haven't sustained ear-damage after an Extremely Loud music performance recently - managed to creep away at the intermission, but ears felt abused for some time afterwards.
Never experienced that before in nearly fifty years of concert-going!
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 11:03
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Been commanded to take an exhibition stand to Amsterdam on Monday and sort of kick my heels on full pay until Thursday morning and bring it back. Oh dear, the hardship, how will I cope etc.....

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Old 4th Aug 2018, 11:13
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My second main employer provided full expenses for time spent away from home, meaning that I was able to 'do what I liked' and charge it to the company.
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 11:31
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I wish my employer was that generous. The client pays for three nights hotel for me which this time of year is about 400. I have a sleeper cab so 20 a night in the truckstop with all facilities leaves 340 plus daily subsistence allowance. More than enough for a chap with simple tastes.

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Old 4th Aug 2018, 13:30
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It was the same for me when I worked for the Federal Government and later for the State Government. Time away from home was always on normal pay but the other things such as hotel rooms, meals etc. were dealt with by credit cards. One interesting addition was the book of "order forms" given to us (Federal Govt. EPO chits) which had to be kept under lock and key because whatever you signed for with one of those would be honoured by the government and there was no limit on the amount. Mind you, if you decided to buy a house with one of those chits ... questions would be forthcoming!! I don't think you'd get to keep the house either.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 13:19
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
You should try our post office.
With a lot of shipments, they can be tracked all the way, at each stage across the country backed up by a handy little marked map. All the way to ready for delivery. A technological marvel.
And then all you'll get is a parcel pickup notice for the next day, in the mailbox even though you're home. Every time.
Packages via courier (DHS, etc) are tracked as far as Inverness or sometimes Aberdeen. After that you just wait until the package is delivered by our island's haulier who collected it from Streamline in Kirkwall. The Post Office is far better, details of anything to be signed for will almost immediately appear on the Post Office tracking site.
Some companies appear to think that we (Orkney) are not a part of the UK and will either ask for extortionate freight charges or actually refuse to supply the goods. One honourable exception is John Lewis who will ship orders of over 50 free of charge - I've had fridges, dishwashers & washing machines from John Lewis over the last 14 years.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 22:24
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Sadly, no, sir*: nothing heard for several weeks now.

(* or madam, or miss or puss...)
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 22:45
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*Blacksheep* once pronounced that his Farcebook page, whatever that is, was active. Perhaps he could pronounce once more.
Personally I fear something bad.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 23:13
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When you hear the tragic news of an airliner crash...................the last thing you expect is for it to be a JU-52.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 02:40
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It's over a year now since Tony posted on his Facebook page and nobody else has posted there since sending birthday wishes back in May. I'm sure someone would have let us know if the worst had happened ... at least I hope they would. I'm pretty sure at least one of his family has his password for this website so fingers firmly crossed that the FSL is still with us but just operating under cover.
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