Here is a list of all the postings vintage engineer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: New design of mains plug?|
Doesn't CE stand for China Export?
|Thread: Websites for the Bored|
Well Rolls Royce Cars are and they are made in Germany.
|Thread: Silver soldering zinc plated steel|
Metal fume fever can be fatal! Metal fume fever
Malt vinegar saturated with table salt will remove zinc over night.
|Thread: New storage space|
I did a similar thing. I just bolted a length of channel section to wall on both sides, then removed them after fitting a lintel,
|Thread: Powder coating|
At the end of the day YOU may call it what you like but it is plastic and it's cheap nasty crap product.
Try looking at the bottom of road sign posts and you will see how bad it is. The only finish that lasts on exterior steel work is galvanising!
Powder coating is a plastic coating despite what everyone tell you. It is a cheap and quick process that gives an excellent finish for manufacturers and does not last and will fail as soon as you break the surface!
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
All inert gases are asphyxiant gases in the right concentrations. I remember when Halon was replaced with Inergen gas which was much safer to humans as it still contained oxygen.
Helium has been used in the USA to kill people as it leaves no trace and undetectable!
Posted by Hopper on 01/03/2020 05:55:29:
Funny how commercial tomato growers have to increase co2 levels to 1000ppm to achieve viable crops?
Well if the green idiots get there way we will all die out anyway, but we will leave a barren lifeless planet behind. If we reduce the earth's co2 level below 300ppm most of the plants will die out!
|Thread: Horn plates bowed when adding rivets|
I would suggest the side you hammered has stretched and is fractionally longer.
|Thread: Deep hole "D" bit advice needed.|
Shaped charge explosive?
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
Wickes are selling off their coal. 10kg bags £2 each. Offer ends Monday
There is no such thing as smokeless coal, they are just hiding the smoke and burning wood only releases the CO2 that the tree absorbed whilst growing. I shall continue to burn logs and coal!
|Thread: New Nimrods arriving|
Should put the Russians in their place!
Sounds like zinctec steel.
|Thread: Anyone near me willing to help with bits & bobs?|
Can you do it by post?
|Thread: Laser Cutting Aluminium.|
Use laser cut mild steel all the time on vintage cars. I run a flap disc on the edges to take the scale off then draw file them. You would never know they were laser cut.
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
Very disappointing, won't be going next year. Seems to get smaller every year and real pain to get to!
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