Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?

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Boilers, are you a Mark or a Jez?

Mark - It achieves the correct temperature and then switches off
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72%
Jez - Give it something to aim at and then trick the sucker!
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28%
 
Total votes: 25
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PostBoiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Jenuall » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Been rewatching some Peep Show for the billionth time recently and just revisited this classic interaction regarding the setting of the boiler temperature:



My rational brain tells me that the obvious right position is Mark's but if be lying if I denied I've had feelings more toward Jez's position in the past when it comes to thinking you can "outsmart" an appliance! :lol:

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Zilnad » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm

At one time, I was probably a Jez but nowadays I'm an absolute Mark.

I can't remember what it was but I said something last week that was absolutely a Mark Corriganism and I shuddered in fear at what I've become.

Oh that was it! We went for a walk and found a quiet, local park and my wife commented that it'd be a nice place to have a picnic. Then I started explaining how it was a bad idea because children on bikes might come and terrorise us and, as an adult, I wouldn't be able to stop them for fear of being accused of anything :lol:

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Qikz » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 pm

I am sadly a Mark IRL. It's scary how similar I am in many ways to that character but whatever.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by That's not a growth » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:52 pm

Actually, I kind of use Jez's logic with my oven. If I want it to be gas 6 I'll set it to 8, then knock it down to 6 once I've put my meal in - I don't want it to get to 6, the lose a load of heat as I open the door and essentially be a 4 for the first few mins of my cooking time.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Preezy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:55 pm

Never touch my boiler, neither does my wife.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Jenuall » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:58 pm

1 confirmed Jez so far... :P

That's not a growth wrote:Actually, I kind of use Jez's logic with my oven. If I want it to be gas 6 I'll set it to 8, then knock it down to 6 once I've put my meal in - I don't want it to get to 6, the lose a load of heat as I open the door and essentially be a 4 for the first few mins of my cooking time.

I can see the logic here. Personally I don't actually ever bother with preheating the oven and just put stuff in cold and adjust the timing accordingly!

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Tomous » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:58 pm

Preezy wrote:Never touch my boiler, neither does my wife.



Odd nickname for your dick

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Jenuall » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:59 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Ironhide » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm

Qikz wrote:I am sadly a Mark IRL. It's scary how similar I am in many ways to that character but whatever.


I'm somewhere between the two characters but veering increasing towards Mark-ism the nearer to 40 I get.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Preezy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:02 pm

Tomous wrote:
Preezy wrote:Never touch my boiler, neither does my wife.



Odd nickname for your dick

Fiddle with the knob and things get hot.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Qikz » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:02 pm

Tomous wrote:
Preezy wrote:Never touch my boiler, neither does my wife.



Odd nickname for your dick


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:06 pm

Hoping the next topic is on how much consolation we find in a term like "minimal water damage"....

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Squinty » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:09 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Hoping the next topic is on how much consolation we find in a term like "minimal water damage"....


It's just Lego innit. Water Lego.

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:10 pm

Squinty wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Hoping the next topic is on how much consolation we find in a term like "minimal water damage"....


It's just Lego innit. Water Lego.


:lol:

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:57 pm

I don't trust people who pre-heat ovens

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Mafro » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:02 pm

What's with this place and Peep Show?

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:36 pm

Who doesn't preheat their oven? How do you even factor that into the cooking time??

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:39 pm

Who the hell doesn't preheat an oven?

Mark all the way. Set and forget, that's my motto!

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:41 pm

Mafro wrote:What's with this place and Peep Show?


Look how much bigger my feet are than yours!

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PostRe: Boiler Setting Debate: Are you a Jez or a Mark?
by Jenuall » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:44 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Mafro wrote:What's with this place and Peep Show?


Look how much bigger my feet are than yours!

I'm not boasting, they just are

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