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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: For the latest in PC fashion! (Anyone here with a Master's Degree?)
28/10/2020 11:48:39
Posted by blowlamp on 28/10/2020 11:23:17:

If it gathers pace then Jaeger-LeCoultre will need to change their range.

I was a little confused with their description of the glass. Is 'outwardly curving' be the new 'convex'?

Thread: adjustable motor mounts
25/10/2020 00:09:49

Depending on the size of your slots would a zebeddy c-channel fixing be any good?


Thread: Experiences with cordless drills
21/10/2020 17:49:36

It is possible to open up your battery pack and replace the nicad cells.

Thread: High Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps for Domestic Heating
09/10/2020 13:44:32

Steve, I was going make a suggestion regarding the Scandinavian options as it was raised many years ago when I was involved in the trade.

Although dry air obviously has an impact you would also find that they used a wider fin spacing on the coils. This reduced the don't problem because the ice could not combine with the ice on adjacent fins and allowed much quicker defrosts.

Robert Atkinson: Recommending single splits over multis indicates lack of skill/knowledge regarding the installation.

Thread: Home Automation Technique
09/10/2020 13:35:04

If you feel like making use of your Arduino knowledge then Indestructibles have a Dewpoint controller which is the best way of monitoring your conditions.

Thread: Shopvac Recommendations (Hoover, Vacuum Cleaner, Dust/Chip Collection)
09/10/2020 13:24:21

As you have a few machines would a central vacuum system, home made of course, be a worthwhile thought?

Rigid plastic tube from each machine back to the vacuum with a local, short, flexible plugged in as required.

Thread: Lathe electrical drawing
03/10/2020 18:14:03

Shouldn't the foot switch only enable the motor when there is a foot on the pedal, rather like a dead man's handle?

Thread: Problems reading from a 3.5" floppy disc
20/09/2020 14:33:04

Try a disk cleaner in the drives.

Are the drive at the same temperature? Disks and drives expand and contract which can put the tracks out of alignment.

Thread: Burgess BK3 MK2 capacitor
17/09/2020 23:33:58

Do we know the required capacitor voltage? This is almost more important than the uf rating.

Thread: Tachometers sensor magnet
16/09/2020 00:10:24

Make sure that you stick the magnet the right way around, you just know that it will happen.

Thread: Use of 2 front wheeled motorcycles on the TdeF
13/09/2020 23:56:02

Mind you Piaggio started it with their MP3 scooter.

Thread: Scaling back forum activity
10/09/2020 14:20:49

It's always a shame when someone feels the need to resign (or semi) from a forum such as this but it has to be remembered that times and people do change.

I have been a moderator on an engineering forum for over 19 years now and it is noticeable how the users (members) interest changes over time. There is an initial keenness to be in contact with like minded people and to share experiences whether gaining or giving knowledge.

After a while the realisation sets in that you know as much as you need too and you no longer know more than those asking the questions. You also notice that the newcomers queries begin to get repetitively similar and suggesting that the search facility is used normally falls on deaf ears.

There are times, no doubt, when moderators may seem harsh but consider also the logistics of the forum. There is minimum advertising here because it is, I believe, run by a commercial enterprise. The owners therefore are entitled to set some rules and live by them. If these rules do not sit well with you then of course you have the right to stand back.

I do find it a shame that Barrie felt the need to publicize his disagreement with Jason as it does not allow Jason to defend his position and as such seems somewhat unfair. A quiet departure with PMs to close contacts would have been more diplomatic.


Thread: Hello
25/08/2020 18:25:52

Looking at your lathe on website it would be a shame to consign it to the scrap bin, hopefully someone can help you.

Thread: Any idea what this is guys & gals
24/08/2020 11:45:25

It looks to me somewhat similar to an air operated "mole" as used by the gas and water trades to drive a pipe through the ground.

Thread: Quality Finish
23/08/2020 14:39:59

Use a shear tool to obtain a smooth finish then fine abrasive.

Thread: How can I fix this LCD display?
20/08/2020 18:03:27

Check also the back contact surfaces of the LCD unit.

Thread: epoxy resin preventing from sticking.
14/08/2020 22:03:05

There are a few things available..

Read here...

Non stick epoxy

Thread: Coping with voltage spikes
13/08/2020 18:49:14

At low engine/dynamo revolutions the regulator will be busy switching on and off to balance the battery/load.

Do the lights settle down as the revs come up?

Thread: TBH!
12/08/2020 13:13:25

Agreed, but it's all relative...

On a refrigeration forum I use one of the members from Iraq posted a picture of his car dashboard at 5 o'clock in the morning and a temperature of 50⁰C. ( Not for me I think)

Thread: Greenish amateur lathe enthusiast
11/08/2020 18:25:12

Found a copy of the manual here...

FF400 manual

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