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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Starter Switch
10/10/2017 19:01:26

Wiring diagram shown here...



Thread: A useful Steam Engine
09/10/2017 23:25:25

Don't forget to include power losses for the transmission, belts/pulleys etc.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 09/10/2017 23:25:45

Thread: Am I missing something?
09/10/2017 19:59:40

Yes Stewart it is annoying as when I get home one magazine goes straight into the recycling bin.

Thread: Hi all
06/10/2017 21:52:33

What more can a man ask for - a motorcycle and a shed - heaven.



Thread: Eccentricity / Run-Out
06/10/2017 17:23:56

I sometimes wonder about galvanic erosion due to the odd bits of metal debris that falls out of pockets etc.

Thread: Split Collet Fan Hub Puller
05/10/2017 16:05:14

Don't see any evidence of anti-stuck lubricant.

Perhaps a good soaking might encourage movement.

Thread: Silver soldering torches
05/10/2017 16:00:12

Have you tried Mapp gas with torch?

Available from Home Depot supposedly..about 68$



Thread: Looking for an MT2 Milling Chuck.
02/10/2017 17:29:59

If you're not in a rush have a look at BangGood for collets and chucks. I've been pleased with mine.

Thread: Removing an overtemperature thermostat.
28/09/2017 13:09:01

If you don't mind draining the boiler then get a new thermostat pocket as well as the thermostat.

Unscrew the pocket, throw it away and fit the new one.

Thread: Can titanium be soldered to brass?
28/09/2017 13:00:21

A quick and short answer is NO.

Certainly not in the average shed.

Some general examples of the methods and problems given here.... **LINK**

Thread: Eccentricity / Run-Out
27/09/2017 15:10:25

In that case can I recommend LG inverter machines.

They're not cheap but was told about them by a friend who runs his own white goods repair business. He has installed them in old peoples homes where heavy use is likely and, to date he hasn't had any breakdown calls to them.

The wife is very happy with ours, and that's the important part.

Thread: Linisher cuts out, what to do...?
24/09/2017 23:39:40

Good news, just make sure that there is a spare 13amp switched socket outlet for the tea kettle.

Thread: heating manifold
20/09/2017 15:19:59

Just a thought, your feed and expansion tank needs to be metal.

A plastic tank with boiling water and steam flowing through it can soon collapse; you then gave a very hot shower flowing down through your ceilings/floors.

Thread: Retirement
18/09/2017 11:08:24

Thank you Harold.

Thread: Propane / Oxy
16/09/2017 20:31:50

If by turbotorch you mean the mini twin bottle kit then I have used that type when working on refrigeration pipework repairs.

They do a good job but the burn time is dependent on the size of the oxygen bottle in use. A small bottle would give me around 15 minutes, now you need to work out how expensive to run these units are.

A good MAPP gas torch can do most things and with a twin burner head you can cook most things.

Thread: Lidl sandblaster
14/09/2017 20:22:07

Slight problem for me on that one, no air compressor - damn.

Thread: flexible tubing for steam
14/09/2017 15:37:01

Came across this website which may be useful.


I have used small bore plastics/nylons up to 30 bar with olive/compression fittings in days gone by.

Thread: tnmg inserts
14/09/2017 15:24:55
Posted by Muzzer on 14/09/2017 12:36:55:

Every time this subject comes up, we see the same hyperlink. The problem being that this is for American (imperial) nomenclature. For metric ISO nomenclature which has different numbers after the letters, you need to look elsewhere such as Korloy, Sandvik, Iskra etc.

Sorry - busy right now but perhaps someone can post a link? Probably something like this. See page 16.


Edited By Muzzer on 14/09/2017 12:37:44

Not knowing whereabouts in the world the original poster resides makes being always right a little difficult.

14/09/2017 12:17:49

A good code list here> **LINK**

Thread: Sharpening
12/09/2017 16:10:25

What are the materials of the bars and the wheels, sorry can't see from here.

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