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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

Here is a list of all the postings Brian Sweeting has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Need help with meddling pillar drill.
15/09/2019 15:34:06

A lot of extension leads have trip switches attached to the socket outlet, check the lead on something else.

A wire tester will not tell you if you have a circuit, the neutral may be broken.

Thread: Scissors
13/09/2019 14:44:22

Your button hole scissors have a small rachet stop for setting the cut length of the hole. Other models used a screw through one arm to set the cut.

Thread: EGAMASTER 'MasterGrip' Pipe-Wrench or clones
07/09/2019 20:02:35

I see Sulco NZ have one for about 210$ plus tax, not one you'd favour I think.

Thread: Cooled Astro Cam Conversion
31/08/2019 15:24:37

A telescope pivot?

Thread: How to wire a 4QD controller
28/08/2019 19:20:31

Have you tried the 4qd website, they have diagrams there.

Thread: Hi all
27/08/2019 20:37:14

Welcome and enjoy.

Thread: Your ideal holiday
21/08/2019 16:13:38

Narrowboat on the UK canals.

Slow and quiet.

Thread: Water pump shaft clearance?
14/08/2019 23:52:26

Might be a silly question but is the pump motor section full of water otherwise a dry running pump will be noisy.

Thread: Grid Frequency [mains electricity]
13/08/2019 00:13:17

This subject was broached some time ago I believe.

One of the problems with maintaining a stable frequency is the inputs from renewable energy. The wind and solar input to the grid will upset the status quo so that the base power generating equipment has to back down to prevent a rise in frequency.

When the wind drops and the clouds cover the sun the drop in frequency means the base power has to come on line quickly to maintain the power levels. With insufficient standby generating equipment there is likely to be brown outs or cuts happening more often.

Thread: Bulking problem?
09/08/2019 21:28:21

Would drilling the diameter that you want through a length of good wood. Then cut the wood along the length so that you end up with two halves.

Heat the horn and then clamp it between the two wooden moulds.

I expect that you would need various sizes so that the horn diameter is reduced in stages.

Thread: Hieroglyphics on a Wehlen & Co clock face
09/08/2019 13:47:34

They look similar to printers typeface marks, if you look at some of those in the attached link they have the vertical line crossed with several horizontal ones.

**LINK**

Thread: my work
20/07/2019 16:05:51

Nice looking models, congratulations.

Have you seen any of the engines from Jan Ridders? Videos, details and plans from his website, here **LINK**

Thread: Faulty LED
18/07/2019 11:44:18

Perhaps the new lamp is faulty.

Thread: Barrier Cream
16/07/2019 15:04:26

There is a preservative used in cosmetics, including soaps, shampoos etc called methylisothiazolinone which can cause skin problems.

We've had to stop allowing it in our house as we both started suffering from cracked/dry skin.

A web search will bring up lots of reports but I have only included the Wiki link here as there are links there as well.

Wikipedia here **LINK**

Thread: Recent threads
14/07/2019 15:36:33

I think it is difficult to be non-offending to everyone due to the nature of us all.

In the recent past I have been politely told off for a reply I posted which was, in hindsight, deserved.

At the time of posting I had come from a different forum which sometimes needs a lot of tongue biting so had my sarcastic head on. This of course was not needed here but until it is pointed out I was oblivious too.

Writing in public I believe requires the same rules as cutting something - measure twice, cut once or type it, read it, digest it and if you're happy with it, then post it.

Brian

Thread: air blast cooling for mill - solenoid control ?
12/07/2019 19:51:24

I would run it through a separate power relay. If the solenoid coil fails it could pull down the motor as well.

Thread: Drawing for a miniature quarter turn valve
23/06/2019 21:28:53

Are you looking for construction drawings or layout drawings, also what size miniature?

Basic valve layout/data .... **LINK**

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 23/06/2019 21:29:20

Thread: RequiredOutside Diameter to Cut 5/16 BSF Thread
23/06/2019 14:00:23

Sometimes known as the major diameter IIRC.

Table here **LINK**

Thread: New member intro!
18/06/2019 00:02:16

Ah, dear Sharjah. I worked on the HVAC systems at the airport in the mid 70s. Interesting places compared with the UK.

Welcome to the forum Arsath.

Thread: tallow sticks
06/06/2019 16:04:31

You can get tubs of tallow from places like Amazon. Fill the hole with a spatula of some sort.

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