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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: lathe wanted
10/02/2019 22:20:09

Whereabouts are you located, roughly.

Thread: How do I adjust the quill?
10/02/2019 12:54:59

Thank you for the update, always good to know when a resolution is acheived.

Thread: J&S 540 Manual PDF
09/02/2019 14:27:30

Have you tried ?

Thread: Overload trip
08/02/2019 19:41:55

Right, 8amps and 230vac would be a suitable size for a regular motor overload device however a temperature sensing motor protection thermistor might be a better solution.

This link is to an American source but gives a good insight into the device.


08/02/2019 19:36:56
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 08/02/2019 19:34:19:


The thread subtitle declares:

"8 watt 250 volt AC motor / gearbox."


Thank you MichaelG, I hadn't read or adsorbed that bit of the title, I'll sit in the corner quietly for a bit.

08/02/2019 19:25:52

May I ask what the voltage of the motor is and is it ac or dc?

Thread: Very soft stretchy rubber grommets, where from?
06/02/2019 22:10:30

I think I know the type of thing you are looking for but for the life of me I can't name them.

In the meantime is there anything suitable from this grommet company....


Thread: Copper Round Head Rivets
01/02/2019 23:48:39

The power of Google ....


Thread: nylon gib strip grub screws?
15/01/2019 00:11:44

Try "self locking grub screws" to get started.

Some similar here - **LINK**

Thread: Piston rings
14/01/2019 14:05:55

Why not use what is specified, worst price I've seen was £4 a metre.

Thread: Yet more confusion!
12/01/2019 18:13:33
Posted by Brian H on 12/01/2019 15:12:20:

It didn't take long for someone to jump on the "it must be climate change" bandwagon.


Who jumped and where?

Thread: Unimat 3 - lost my variable speed.
04/01/2019 21:19:18

A bridge rectifier does not control voltage only ensures DC voltage.

Thread: Nylon for axle boxes ?
04/01/2019 21:14:54

Try looking at Acetal.

Thread: Jan Ridders Pressure Controlled 2 stroke Engine
04/01/2019 21:07:49

Congratulations, well deserved.

Thread: Workshop headphones
02/01/2019 17:29:26

If you search the net for "wireless ear defenders" you will find quite a range.

Thread: 1.5 hp dc motor
29/12/2018 18:25:17

What machine did it come from, this might gives clues to the controller ?

Thread: Merry Christmas from Australia
24/12/2018 12:46:58

Thank you and the seasons greetings to you and yours.

Thread: Combi Boiler fault finding
17/12/2018 22:27:32

Only thing that I would add is to start the job in the morning, then if you need something else the chances are the suppliers are still open.

Thread: Source of Aluminium Lined Plastic Water Pipe?
09/12/2018 16:13:49

Not sure about antenna length effects here but two possible alternatives maybe -

Plastic tubing made around a spiral metal wire. The wire is continuous but going around the tube diameter could triple (pi*d) the length.

Second option is externally braided tubing, a bit like brake hoses etc.

Thread: Mini-Lathe Repair
06/12/2018 20:19:20

My mini-lathe (Chester) has instructions how to lubricate the head, a bit hap-hazard but there all the same. Check your instruction set.

Mind you, a good stall can do all sorts of damage if you're unlucky.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 06/12/2018 20:19:39

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