Here is a list of all the postings Gray62 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Raglan Capstan MKII|
|Thread: Smart meter|
1. Smart meters are currently not compulsory.
2. Meter brackets are the responsibility of the energy supply company as it is classed as part of the meter installation and is a safety and security component.
3. Smets2 Meters will transfer between suppliers when changing energy provider. Smets1 meters are no longer being installed.
4. Dual band comms hubs are being rolled out shortly to improve connectivity between meters in situations where the current 2.4Ghz HAN signal is blocked by building infrastructure or excessive distance between the electric and gas meter positions.
5. Smart meters currently communicate using SMS over 2G or 3G networks. This will soon become a huge problem for the energy providers as the 2G and 3G networks are to be switched off in the not too distant future. This will require as a minimum, that the comms hub on all current installations be replaced. More disruption to the customer. Can't see this being a 5 minute job.
6. Smart meters are a 'whole installation' monitoring device, no different to the heritage meters (non smart) previously used. Yes the energy provider can see peaks and troughs in usage however, they cannot use this data to force a change in tariff or when you use heavy load devices GDPR rules apply here.
7. If an energy company fits a smart meter and subsequently find that they do not have comms with it, they can not charge the customer to have the meter read. They must rely on customer readings and take readings during the billing year to ensure those readings are valid.
8. A smart meter will NOT 'save you money'
The rollout has cost somewhere in the region of £11 billion so far. Further costs will be incurred before the rollout is complete and the cost is being borne by the consumer whether you have a smart meter or not it will be part of your energy cost.
Anyone want to hazzard a guess as to which industry I have been involved in. I still have dealing with industry professionals through my work and so keep up to date with changes etc.
|Thread: Speed Camera Flashes?|
Well, I certainly do not think we should be congratulating Martin for sharing when he was blatantly speeding and to a degree bragging about it then questioning whether he had been caught on camera. The fine, points or whatever is totally deserved and I have no sympathy, and to accuse someone of a 'sanctimonious, holier than thou' attitude simply confirms his arrogant attitude. As a professional driver, I see this sort of thing so much throughout the days and weeks. Lack of attention at the wheel, speeding and general ignorance of the rules of the road are major contributors to so many road traffic incidents (they are never an accident! there is always a cause)
I feel strongly about this because as a young man and newly married, I came very close to being killed by similar actions and lack of attention.
As for the Highway code, How many have familiarised themselves with the latest changes that are coming into effect on 29 Jan?
|Thread: Parvalux motors|
Without specific details of the motor we can only make assumptions. You talk about running from an inverter so we will assume we are dealing with a 3 phase motor. There will be no need for a NVR switch as this functionality can be programmed into most decent inverters as can speed control and start/stop parameters.
A photo of the motor information plate will be a good starting point.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021|
Yes, I have a pair of vices of a very similar design, mine are branded SEVO 2, bloody heavy but very useful at times, especially as an identical pair. This is one of them,
|Thread: KRV (bridgeport clone) stop removal help!|
The part at the top of the trip rod will look something like this,
It is the reverse trip toggle. there should be a threaded hole in the end into which you screw a threaded bar to pull the toggle out.
I am missing mine so if you take it out, can you take some measurements and post on here
|Thread: I think I'm in love... with a metal bender :-)|
Do you have a link for the hinges and the later bed design please?
|Thread: Tooling Auction|
Ah, I now see where the credit card details comes in however, it did not ask me for the CVV number but when I try to submit the details, it says my email format is invalid despite there being no email field on the page I am filling in!
Steve, Just tried signing up for that auction and was straightforward, no request for credit card details.
|Thread: Harrison M250|
To assist the OP and those with suggestions, the broken part is shown in this parts diagram it is part of the feed selector mechanism., given the relevant dimensions, thread etc, a straight forward part to make for someone with a working lathe although it may require hardening
|Thread: Warco 712 Bandsaw|
Hi Howard, do you have a reference for the tension meter design?
|Thread: Hi from Hampshire U.K|
Hampshire is quite a big county, Whereabouts roughly are you? I'm in East Hants, Near Alton.
|Thread: Warco 1322 / 1330 Lathes|
As Peak4, I have an older (2004 vintage) imperial GH1330. Excellent machine that has done everything asked of it over the 14 years I've owned it
I live quite close to Warco and have visited them regularly over the years, I've seen numerous examples of the later machines and cannot see any difference in overall build quality in newer machines. If mine needed replacement (which I think highly unlikely) I would replace with the same again.
The only changes I have made to mine is to fit a 3 phase motor and inverter, 3 axis DRO and a lever feed tailstock to the design from the late John Stevenson.
|Thread: Plans for updating the archaic forum?|
Before the new site is made 'live', will there be an opportunity for a selected group of members to view and beta test the site?
It's one thing for the developers to 'visualise what was asked for' it is quite another for the end user.
Having worked both sides of the desk, as a developer, QA and customer PM, I see it an essential phase in the development of any piece of software.
|Thread: Warco Lathe Query|
You can see who you are ignoring by going to 'My posts' in the top green bar and click on ' My Ignored Members' at the top of that page, I don't know but think that may then allow you to un-ignore, can't be sure as I don't have anyone in my list. As with a lot of this forum, not the most obvious or intuitive place to put that list!
Edited By Gray on 16/02/2021 09:51:25
|Thread: MEW Archive Issues|
Excellent news, it would have been sad to permanently lose access to this valuable resource. Thanks to the team for expediting this conversion process.
|Thread: Back issues & Flash plugin|
Since Adobe have End of lifed (EOL) flash player and are now actively blocking anything which runs in flash player, it is no longer possible to view the older magazines in the archive. Do the publishers/web developers have any plans to re publish the older archives in a different format ( hopefully using something more user friendly than the current viewer. How about offering access to subscribers of magazines in pdf format. Many other publishers do this and are not afraid of piracy, If it is only available to subscribers, they are hardly likely to be the type who would download and sell on for what would be little gain.
Edited By JasonB on 14/01/2021 07:01:08
|Thread: UNIMAT SL 1000|
There were a series in MEW 211-217 describing adding back gear to the SL
|Thread: Electric Smart Meters|
Smets2 meters are compatible across all energy suppliers who are DCC compliant (DCC = Data Communications Company, the central hub for 2nd generation smart meter interoperability). This includes all the major suppliers such as SSE, British Gas, EON, EDF and a lot of the smaller ones. I fit for one of the smaller energy suppliers and we can now fit E7 Smets2 smart meters, so it is worth asking your energy supplier if they have them available, things have moved on quite a bit recently, we also have pre-payment Smets2 meters available.
|Thread: Quality Control ?|
I have found this problem to be more apparent with Duracell batteries. A number of my granddaughters toys will not work with Duracells but work fine with other makes. Duracell batteries have a much shorter +ve terminal than other major brands
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