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Member postings for Circlip

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Thread: Vice
22/10/2021 09:48:13

Sadly the English dictionary to replace the original sent with the Pilgrim Fathers went down with the Titanic.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Could you get away with this today
11/10/2021 10:11:07

No, couldn't get away with that today, no four letter words or gratuitous nakedness. Simple humour died long ago. Fell foul of PC.

Regards Ian.

Thread: SKY abandoning their satellite customers
11/10/2021 09:31:41

Both systems have limitations, Cable, costs linked to "Maintaining existing service." As I am limited to one fibre cable provider, their charges for even a basic ISP became exorbitant. So, changed to someone who doesn't doesn't using the "National" wire system of which mine will "Never be converted to fibre." Still too expensive for 9mbps.

Ditched TV supply years ago in favour of Freeserve and Freesat But Sat suffers when it rains.

Used to be "Would you buy a car from this salesman?" The suppliers have joined the ranks of "Gypsies tramps and thieves."

Regards Ian.

Thread: Paint stripper
10/10/2021 10:48:39

And just to reassure everyone, In my parents pub sixty years ago, standard operation Saturday night after the last of the great unwashed left, disconnect barrels from pipework and draw through cleaning fluid and fill pipes and hand pumps and leave overnight. First thing Sunday morning, connect pipes to mains water and flush whole system for 15 minutes. Lastly reconnect to barrels and pull through fresh beer.

Oh yes, cleaning fluid heavy concentration of Caustic soda. Never lost a customer, must have been lucky. As this was/is standard practice, Flushed straight down the Drains?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Converting fractions to decimals
10/10/2021 10:36:52

I have a napp on my phone that allows me to contact other people and talk to them.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Paint stripper
09/10/2021 11:50:33

Trouble is with most volatile paint strippers, the nanny state has to account for those who think DIY is a HOBBY. At the time when chasing globules of Mercury on the Skool bench and acids could be bought over the counter, we didn't need to be told to take care with knives as they could cut you, sorry you could cut YOURSELF with them. Thanks to TLOTF, we had to be told that sniffing Balsa cement gave you a high, same with "Dope" (NOT the drugs version). If there was a universal solvent for all paint finishes, we wouldn't need a proliferation of different glues to stick things together. Thanks to t'internet, we don't have to get off our butts to visit the public library to find which paint base can be decimated by which solvent, problem is, resultant slush has to be neutralised for disposal, an effect which seems effective on some users brain cells.

Anybody else found that suds effectively works on ORIGINAL Hammerite?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Rust Protection
09/10/2021 11:27:13

To give it its trade name, Waxoyl.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
08/10/2021 09:11:30

And hanging over the left hand side of the bike was always easier. Watching todays MotoGP riders scraping their elbows on corners certainly shows that tyre technology has advanced in leaps and bounds (no pun intended).

Regards Ian.

Thread: gr 8.8 ht bolt steel which carbide tip
06/10/2021 09:45:30

Used to "Make" M16 LH thread allen screws from standard M16 on machine breakdowns. Screws/bolts had enough plain shank under the head to achieve this. NEVER used a carbide to do this, plain old HSS and ALWAYS got an excellent surface finish.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Saving the Planet or is it ?
04/10/2021 10:17:32

Never mind the heavy metals, it jangles my knurdles at the price of Basla wood that the blade manufacturers have cornered the market on for the blade cores. Bet Eddie Keil is fuming.

Regards Ian

Thread: NHS Covid Passport Scam
04/10/2021 10:11:48

No matter which "Magic Bullet" is concerned, you will be able to purchase one on the magic Flee a couple of days later.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Crankshaft Factory
04/10/2021 10:09:10

Yes Andy, hammers and bench press. many years ago watched in horror as a "technician" inserted the outer race into my wheel hub with a hammer. He was standing next to the bench press. Back street garage? No, VW main agent. This was fourty five years ago, when WE did it properly.

Regards Ian.

03/10/2021 09:43:51

Yep, we used to work for a living too. Surprising what precision can be achieved with a single chuck key and a lump hammer.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Old rule divisions twelfs etc
30/09/2021 11:11:55

What fractional notation applies to 7490/18773 ?

Regards Ian.

Thread: TIG welded copper boilers
30/09/2021 11:03:18

I think the O/P questioned Tig welded COPPER boilers so Hot rolled boiler plate hardly qualifies. Fizzy has given the simple answer as although Ex, at least he was coded and advised that Mickey Mouse welders and welding equipment is a no no. No doubt the O/P will be checking on the qualifications of the supplier? and yes, horror stories abound of some suppliers disasters. A mate ordered a Simplex boiler from a noted supplier in OZ and was surprised to find water coming out as fast as he could put it into it DESPITE the test certificate stating it had been pressure tested to 150psi. Although taking a bit longer and costing a bit more due to overseas postage, the company set up by a young lady in the UK supplied the excellent new one.

Regards Ian

Thread: Suppliers/advertisers
30/09/2021 10:28:12

Problem with having a "Dedicated place" for fast deliveries is the expectation of "Instant gratification" from ALL suppliers on a next day delivery or they receive a low score. Some kick and scream at private health care patients "Jumping the queue" BUT a parallel scenario has been generated by paying extra for a speedy delivery of our bits. I ALWAYS click "Free delivery" box when ordering as my life won't come to an end if whatever doesn't hit the mat smouldering. I ordered a pair of slippers on Tuesday night, free post, which the Ad said Saturday delivery, was informed today they will arrive Friday before 3pm., would have cost an extra £3 -£4 for a runner with cleft stick to deliver Wednesday! I'm a Yorkshireman so go figure. Couple of months ago, I ordered some bits that fitted into a small Jiffy bag on free post from an address about seven miles away from me, took a week to arrive, certainly slowed the job down but my world didn't collapse. Be thank full they arrive, at least one M E advertiser was notorious for his dispatches regularly "Falling out the back of the post van".

Regards Ian.

Thread: Old rule divisions twelfs etc
29/09/2021 10:54:44

Why do todays youfs need to no how to calculate when there's a picture of the goods on the till keys?

Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 29/09/2021 10:55:12

Thread: What do you think of this con
28/09/2021 12:08:52

Don't understand why the terms "Not available for ALCOHOL ONLY BASKETS" causes confusion to even MANAGERS?

Wording should be "Voucher will be honoured at OUR total discretion for reasons we dictate that you don't need to know but our word if final!"

 And don't be conned by the "Two for" and "Three for" prices, check the price labels on the front of the shelves for "Price per 100g" Recent purchase from "Uncle Kens" local emporium (and equally applies to other giants) would have been three boxes of minced steak for £10 BUT this week was minced BEEF so I thought nexr week will be steak, so wait. Went round display corner and boxes of minced STEAK was £2.59 per box. Similarly,  £7.40 box of "Lindors" is cheaper piece part price than Three for £10. I DID go to specksavers, also attended Skool the day they did Maffs.

Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 28/09/2021 12:24:18

Thread: Not enoughh CO2 ?
28/09/2021 11:58:13

Forget spearing the Govt., Fuel shortage (NOT) was caused by idiots. Firstly Media and secondly MOTORISTS. And M25 saga? Now weather is fine, we should be testing the snow ploughs out ready for winter.

Regards Ian.

28/09/2021 09:12:54

Wonder how much more impact is generated by repeating the same graph three times?

Regards Ian.

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