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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: 10,000 Year Clock now under construction
22/02/2018 14:39:15

Who'se going to be around to see if it works properly I wonder?

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 22/02/2018 14:39:31

Thread: Finding authors in these postings
21/02/2018 23:39:55

Nice one Neil.

Michael G, yes your link worked and brought up a range of 'Brians'

I have just tried with Brian Wood successfully, how strange. I wonder if uncleared caches or something similar was causing my search to fail earlier.

21/02/2018 19:10:44

I'm with Brian also.

The main search method did not work on my Android tablet running Chrome.

Thread: Tool trips RCD intermittently
21/02/2018 19:02:21

With regard to the various leakages that happen with motors you should really use motor rated MCBs.

Look at type C MCB.


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 21/02/2018 19:07:27

20/02/2018 16:05:17

Have you checked the on/off switch and any safety switches?

By the way there is NO NEED TO SHOUT we read lowercase quite easily.

Thread: Maplin Electronics Stores
20/02/2018 13:43:39

Haven't been to a Maplin in years but even then i noticed the shortage of skilled staff.

I think the keen electronics biased staff have gone onto more well paid and worthy employment in direct proportion to the fall off in keen home enthusiastic amateurs.

18/02/2018 21:56:02

Just a forum date test post.

Thread: Makita 12volt drill
17/02/2018 18:57:00

Probably the trigger unit.

Thread: Portable generator
15/02/2018 17:49:09

What does the data plate say about FLC/FLA or LRA?


Thread: Strip Down to Clean New Warco 250V
14/02/2018 17:39:14

The handbook should give you maintenance instructions which cover this topic.

Thread: Self tapping sheet metal screws
14/02/2018 14:03:43

Have you looked at self drilling screws for sheet metal, vast array of types and sizes.

Just an example here.... **LINK**

Thread: Australia is not a country???
12/02/2018 14:50:50

My head hurts. yes​

Thread: set a status under forum name in My Friends.
11/02/2018 19:00:06
Posted by Ian P on 11/02/2018 15:53:17:
Posted by Brian Sweeting on 11/02/2018 14:25:57:

It just lets you put in a small comment if you wish.

I have "Retired & happy in South Devon." in mine.

Purely out of interest/boredom I looked to see where your comment was visible. I dont recall seeing anybody else's status comments so I assumed nobody bothered to use them.

Since you do actually have a comment (so I know at least somebody has bothered) I tried to find it.

Its does not show in any of your postings, It does not show in your profile (you dont have one) so where is it?

I think I put a status some time ago but I've never seen it since. It could be of coarse that I've missed the 'bleedin obvious'!

Ian P


Thanks for that Ian, just checked and realised that I hadn't ticked the 'show' box, done now.


11/02/2018 14:25:57

It just lets you put in a small comment if you wish.

I have "Retired & happy in South Devon." in mine.

Thread: Running out of space
08/02/2018 17:14:16

Makes sense to me.

Thread: Comments??
08/02/2018 15:54:58

Unfortunately the original post did not mention any context but merely asked "Comments?"

What on ?

Thread: 'Intelligent' Battery Chargers
29/01/2018 15:25:51

It may not be a name that s in common use with car owners but Oxford Battery chargers are used a lot in the motorcycle world. They do operate on car batteries as well.

Not cheap but I've been happy with mine.



Thread: Budenberg Dead Weight Pressure Tester
25/01/2018 23:31:20

Thanks for the info Ian.

25/01/2018 19:08:26

Surely miniature pressure gauges can only be used as simple indicators.

Looking at a picture of a 0-80psi gauge the gauge needle appears to have a width covering about 6psi.

Can that tester be used to test pressure relief valve settings? If so then that should be the way to go.

24/01/2018 14:18:18

As you say the small gauges are by nature only an indicator, the range between index marks being guessed by the user.

Start by getting a decent gauge and calibrate it with your new toy.

Make a test manifold to hold your new 'test' gauge and any other gauges to be tested. This way you tested is mobile and its accuracy can be traced back to the dead weight tester.

A simple air pressure pump can be made, or purchased, to go with the test manifold.

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