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Thread: Painting staircase spindles
13/05/2021 09:20:34
Posted by Mike Poole on 12/05/2021 20:02:50:

Dulux Trade Gloss is nice to apply and should stay white for longer if you want white.

I find this much thinner than the domestic version and so is much more inclined to produce runs.


Thread: Ropey Radio Reception?
05/05/2021 15:28:46

You haven't said if the radios have whip aerials. I have found that extending them when listeneng on FM or DAB can make a difference.


30/04/2021 16:03:47

Just to tidy this up, Familysearch is the current name for the Mormon Church family history web site.


30/04/2021 06:58:06

I have never had problems with Findmypast and of course there is the free site Familysearch.


Thread: How Do I Open Walker-Midgeley Documents Please?
30/04/2021 06:53:51

It seems that the Foxit business is Chinese so I'll not be using it.

Security of the software comes to mind.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
12/04/2021 14:21:27

I wonder if OCR would be of help. There are free on-line sites that convert a scanned text page to a text document.


Thread: Laptop with a SD card slot
12/04/2021 14:17:47

1+ for PC Specialist

Thread: MS 'Edge' - Points and Pitfalls?
09/04/2021 19:07:40

And another one


Thread: Weller TCP soldering iron
21/03/2021 16:04:35

The No8 tip is set for 430 deg C (800 F)

21/03/2021 15:13:05

For the lifetimes stash type of solder I use a No7 tip.


Thread: Motor control board
10/03/2021 16:03:36

The temperature coeficient of zeners is also something to consider..

Thread: A Quiet Air Compressor?
05/02/2021 20:41:07

Dental air compressors are generally very quiet

The compressor where I go would not seem out of place in a garage surprise


Edited By modeng2000 on 05/02/2021 20:42:37

Thread: Gmail virus?
05/02/2021 14:41:19

My account is ok as well.


Thread: cateracts.
25/12/2020 19:55:51

I would like to add that I only wish I had had mine done earlier.

The improvement is really dramatic, finding out the true colours of things again was a bit of a revelation.

I had both mine done at the same time. This had two benefits, lower cost and reduced hospital visits.

It has taken around two and a half months for things to really settle. Now my optician says I don't need specs for driving anymore so that is a bonus.


Thread: What am I?
27/11/2020 13:33:34

Fred's presence here is to show that a person can be respected for their skills just as much as someone with qualifications. Media personality or not, I would like to see another of his equal.


Thread: Jim Cox's books on Electric Motors
10/11/2020 15:40:12


I guess I'm showing my age but yes I do remember the triplers.

what about the 25kv eht shunt regulator triode in it's x-ray shield.


Thread: LED Constant Current Source Scheme
10/11/2020 15:17:06

Didn't know about the AL5808, thanks.


Thread: Jim Cox's books on Electric Motors
10/11/2020 12:21:31

Television cathode ray tubes behave the same way. The capacitor is the aquadag coating with a glass dielectric.

Could be a bit awkward if you get a shock while carrying the tube!


Thread: Converted Computer Fan + Steam Engine = Electricity
05/11/2020 07:45:27

I can only see 8 bulbs?

Thread: cateracts.
01/10/2020 13:40:06

Just an update re my surgery that happened yesterday.

The ability to see has improved remarkably. The decision to have both eyes done at the same time was the right thing to do for me. There was no discomfort at all and I had a running commentary as the operationn progressed.

Colour vision has changed back to how it used to be. I don't need help for distance now and what astigmatism I had seems to have improved as well. The down side is that I do need specs for close-up work but this was expected.


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