Here is a list of all the postings Alan Waddington 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Warco v Chester.|
Some sterling first world problems in those links
|Thread: Modern efficiency !!!!!!!!!|
Haha, all this moaning about new technology, and extolling the virtues of simpler times....yes old stuff is cool, but new stuff is infinitely better.
For example 20 years ago i could service my van on the drive, but it wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding, was rattly, uncomfortable, had candles for headlights, did 20 to the gallon on a good day and was generally crap.
In comparison the current van has things under the bonnet which i dont even recognise, but has 204bhp, stops on a sixpence, is quiet and comfortable, with headlights that light the future, does 35 to the gallon and is generally fabulous.
Would i swap for the old one.........err let me think about that for a nanosecond
|Thread: Combi Boiler fault finding|
Yeah, system version of the isar, same boiler different dress.....worst boilers ever made !
Good business for us repair men though
Ideal Isar by any chance ?
Yeah My Grandad managed perfectly well with a horse and cart until he got a truck........
The truth is, since we signed up to the Kyoto agreement, the focus has been on energy efficiency, so the government decides what criteria needs to be met when a new boiler is fitted. Therefore you or i don't have a choice in the matter.
Sadly not Howard, all gas boilers must now be A rated energy efficient, which means condensing. The latest building reg's also require the fitting of smart controls, with either load compensation or a flue gas recovery system in place
You can still run them on open vent, however i don't know why anyone would want to, it's a rubbish idea......Best thing to do with a 70's system is junk the lot and start from scratch. Benefits would include a much warmer house, and annual heating bills reduced by around 30%
Pretty much it.......Make a boiler engineer out of you yet Neil
On the money there Martin, my boiler of choice, fitted around 100 of them so far, great bit of kit.
Sorry Alan, but that’s not correct
Need a bit more info, boiler make/model etc.
However generally speaking blown fuses are usually down to pump, or water leaking into diverter head.
|Thread: harrison m300, spindle run out...bearings?|
Reckon if it was the bearings, your ears would be the first to know, have encountered a few M300’s with problem headstocks and every one sounded like a bag of spanners.
|Thread: Source of Aluminium Lined Plastic Water Pipe?|
I’m inclined to agree, seeing that the OP has bought a coil after i offered to send him some for free ........Oh well, i tried !
Just read your post above mine, john guest barrier pipe doesnt use aluminium as the barrier, its all plastic.
Have got a coil of unused Pex pipe 16mm, left over from when i laid my underfloor heating.......how much do you need ? PM me your address and i will send you it.
|Thread: Gloss to Flatt|
Depends on what type of paint it is. I used to use xylene based industrial paint for a particular job and for a silk or matt finish the supplier just added a percentage of a flattening agent to the gloss at mixing stage.
For small jobs using rattle cans from the motor factors i have succesfully used colour with a matt laquer over the top to get a flatter finish.
You could maybe try a small test piece first to check for finish or reaction.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 08/12/2018 06:30:34
|Thread: Inverter problem|
Yup mesh is what you need
According to the plate its a star /delta dual voltage motor, so should definitely have at least 6 wires emerging.
If there are 3 wires going to the neutral point, you’re in luck, otherwise you will need to dismantle the motor and dig out the star point.
There are 3 seperate windings in the motor, so if you do have six wires emerging already, its fairly easy to work out which pairs go together using continuity on a multimeter or a battery and bulb.
Once you have the ends of the three seperate windings identified, join them as pairs i.e keep each winding seperate and connect the three phases from your inverter to the three pairs.
|Thread: J&S 540 surface grinder question|
Well a bit more progress......Sort of
Pulled the drive belt off and both motor and spindle spin freely. (Phew!)
Tried running the motor with no belt on and it works fine. So happy that motor is ok.
Think the issue is my RPC can’t supply enough initial current to spin the motor up with the belt on, the load must just be too high.
Strange really as the RPC idler motor is 3hp, and nothing bad is happening inside the RPC cabinet, no blown fuses, nothing getting hot etc.......Grinder motor just growls and the note of the idler motor changes to a stressed tone.
So guess i need to build a bigger RPC, 5 hp maybe, Don’t really fancy the inverter route for this machine, as there are potentially 3 motors running when the vac is on.
Never simple is it
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