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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: UK or chinese source for ER20 collet nut "hook/c" spanner
28/08/2017 20:36:36

I thought ER20 chucks were spanner flats not notched.

Thread: Linisher cuts out, what to do...?
27/08/2017 18:36:02

Remember that you want a motor rated MCB fitted.

26/08/2017 22:16:08

Sorry, just reread my post above, should of course read "13amp" not 24.

26/08/2017 21:00:32

An approximate inrush current for that size motor would be 40 odd amperes so I'm not surprised that the little 24amp fuse keeps blowing.

A proper overload and mcb need fitting.

Mind you, it could have a faulty starting capacitor and we're all barking up the wrong tree.

Thread: Chinese Electric Cars
22/08/2017 20:43:35

I see in the newspaper today the electrical suppliers are saying that the average UK household will be unable to recharge an electric car in a reasonable time because the main fuse is undersized.

Or, you can charge it but not boil a kettle or heat water at the same time.

Thread: (Tooling design help please) Die Cutting / Punching non ferrous sheet
22/08/2017 20:39:12

Russ B, industrial heat exchangers such as air conditioner coils use aluminium fins over copper tube.

Their process however uses thin wall tube, the fins are positioned and then a ball bearing, eg, is pushed down the tube to make it slightly oversize and thereby grip the fins.

Thread: What Material for 5C collet Rack
20/08/2017 16:08:53

I have a range of ER25 collets which I store in an ice-cube tray.

I then screwed it to the wall with a wedge to kick the bottom out.

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Edited By Brian Ess on 20/08/2017 16:12:37

Thread: Health and Safety shoots down entire RAF
17/08/2017 23:02:30
Posted by Cornish Jack on 17/08/2017 19:42:24:

Brian Ess - That was the AAIB's verdict. There are some interesting variations on possible causes discussed on a couple of threads on the Professional Pilot's Rumour Network - That notwithstanding, be it incompetence or technical failure, the results are best avoidedsad



Wholeheartedly agree with you.

17/08/2017 15:26:36
Posted by Cornish Jack on 17/08/2017 10:13:10:

As pointed out above, the Liberal party have nothing to do with this - but don't let that upset your prejudices!!

Having, as a professional, had to deal with the results of aircraft 'failures', the dictum of "Safety is no accident" sits much better with me than the "Oh, Boo Hoo, some nasty person has stopped my toys being allowed out to keep me amused for ten minutes"angry 2 Has the memory of the Shoreham Hunter carnage really faded that quickly?

Some VERY odd values around!



I thought Shoreham was due to pilot error not mechanical failure.

Thread: 1/6" x 28tpi tap & die.
13/08/2017 14:11:57

Have you tried Wiseman Threading Tools, **LINK**

They offer a "specials" service.

Thread: Spiritburners
05/08/2017 22:41:31

Do they burn with a good flame?

What configuration are the wicks in?

Thread: KWh question
05/08/2017 15:39:40
Posted by Muzzer on 05/08/2017 11:16:36:
Posted by Andrew Entwistle on 04/08/2017 21:19:17:

One feature that a smart meter provides to the supplier is the ability to disconnect the supply remotely (avoiding the need to gain access to the property). Just like with direct debits one has to trust that the institution will play by the rules, but it is possible to end up in a weak position if things go wrong e.g. following a malware attack.

Edited By Andrew Entwistle on 04/08/2017 21:23:02

Any evidence to support this assertion? As far as I've seen so far they simply measure the voltage and current. If they also had to incorporate a 200-300A contactor, that would be a different beast.

Lots of opinions and half truths as ever.

Take a look at a few manuals if you want to understand what they do rather than ignorantly opining about them.


Checked out a Smart Meter manual as you requested and it states..


Contactor Disconnect

The main 100A contactor can be  disconnected locally or remotely by the Utility.

This can be driven directly or driven by the meter at load limiting thresholds


Whose half truth ?

Edited By Brian Ess on 05/08/2017 15:40:18

Edited By Brian Ess on 05/08/2017 15:41:26

Thread: I.T
03/08/2017 19:48:13

Went over to Open Office years ago, great suite.

Thread: Ideas on how to repair a cast iron T slot
03/08/2017 16:54:50

post deleted by me

Edited By Brian Ess on 03/08/2017 16:55:22

Edited By Brian Ess on 03/08/2017 16:55:56

Thread: Choice of avatar
01/08/2017 20:25:22

You can't beat a good Staffie.

Thread: Who made this?
31/07/2017 23:39:48

The boilers not theirs but the speed governor looks like a Wilesco model.

Edited By Brian Ess on 31/07/2017 23:40:47

Thread: Is Knurling a health hazard?
31/07/2017 23:23:02

This type of thread always gets a thumbs up from me, you begin to realise the vast and diverse knowledge base that we have contact with now-a-days within a relatively small family of like minded people.

If I can add my little towards skin care, a few years back my wife started getting cracked skin on her hands, very similar to 'old Harry's 'ands' from years gone by. This we found was due to a preservative in hand washes and hand creams, also shampoo and cosmetics.

The product is called methylisothiazolinone , see **LINK** for more info. Since we removed this from our house and usage both of us had improved skin conditions.

Edited By Brian Ess on 31/07/2017 23:23:51

Thread: Motor rotation
31/07/2017 20:39:39
Posted by sean logie on 31/07/2017 20:06:07:
So correct me if I'm wrong .... the brass tab connectors on the motor are to be left in the configuration they're in just now . Sorry for being dumb 😁


If you look inside the terminal lid there should be a picture/graphic showing the link settings for star and delta.

Thread: Source of Silver Steel
29/07/2017 20:53:12

Slightly off topic but having looked at the OP link to GROUNDFLATSTOCK.COM they have useful heat treatment data sheets for all of the products.

Thread: Motor rotation
29/07/2017 17:37:39

Agreed, it is a three phase motor, it can be run on 230v single phase but will probably overheat, as you have found.

The single phase method is called the Steinmetz method. Our friend Google will find quite a few useful results.

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