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Thread: Electric Smart Meters
02/04/2021 07:46:48


I'm with British Gas, my display crashed so rang them up, I was advised to turn it off for 24hrs, after 24 hrs we turned it back on and it was working correctly and that was before Christmas and has behaved since, it made me wonder if the meters were getting an upgrade.

Martin P

Thread: Chinese junk
31/03/2021 18:59:15

Thank you both,

Im out monday to wednesday afternoons and miss a lot of threads unless they pop up during the evening.

Martin P

31/03/2021 18:13:05


Which Ketan post was that, i've just done a search and only found two from 2016.

Martin P

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
25/03/2021 18:18:50


Is the little fella in your workshop, he looks happy enough.

Martin P

Thread: Annoying phone calls
25/03/2021 18:14:21

Agree with BT Gaurdian, had the system for years and never had an unwanted call, occasionally the phone will display the fact that a call was blocked which is easily deleted.

Martin P

Thread: Covid 19 and the DVLA
24/03/2021 08:08:41

AS a type 2 Diabetic who injects insulin my licence is restricted to three years, I received my paperwork before Christmas as the licence ran out this March, I left it until January to go onto the Website to renew it but after a while trying to give answers that I couldnt give I gave up and filled in the paperwork and posted it, within a week I had my new licence.

Martin P

Thread: Welding and Pacemakers
10/03/2021 21:34:44


Thank you, we always called them that to the point I forgot their correct names. Years ago there used to be a rumour going around that the large transmitting aerials at Daventry were causing cars fitted with the new electronic ignitions to breakdown.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 10/03/2021 21:38:44

10/03/2021 21:21:17

Whhen I served my apprenticeship 50 years ago the company I worked for had three production lines and all had Wild Barfield Induction Heating machines and in the control cabinets they all had Witches Caldrons, there was a 20 foot exclusion zone around each machine for anybody with pacemakers fitted.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 10/03/2021 21:21:50

Edited By martin perman on 10/03/2021 21:22:32

Thread: Help needed, can't release cast iron wheel
06/03/2021 21:07:32

One other thought, drill a large hole into the centre of the shaft allowing the shaft to give a little and once the pulley is free tap a thread into the hole to replace the space with a plug.

Martin P

06/03/2021 20:55:39

Are you able to apply pressure from the rear with a pair of wedges and a G clamp as well as the puller.

Martin P

Thread: Slip gauges from Banggood
02/03/2021 18:07:20

Look at your towns local Auctioneering house, I paid £50 for a nice set of imperial Coventry gauges Matrix slip gauges recently.

Martin P

Thread: Help needed to lift bandsaw curse.
28/02/2021 22:30:41

Bill, your saw has two bearing guides either side of the blade, is there a third one sitting on top of the blade to stop the blade riding up.

Martin P

28/02/2021 21:27:18

AS already said, check the weld and look for teeth missing, can you open the blade guides slightly because the weld might be slightly thicker when going between them.

Do you also have a guide pushing down the blade, the weld may not be flat along the edge catching the guide there also. 

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 28/02/2021 21:31:43

Thread: Bearing puller
28/02/2021 21:20:26

I have a three bearing puller which can also be used as an internal puller, I also have a two legged puller, whether you use a three or two legged puller is down to whether either will fit. Machine Mart sell a flat plated puller with various legs, part no 040810698, I have one and it works well.

Martin P

Thread: Digital Callipers - again
24/02/2021 20:35:36

I would recommend a ‘left hander’ as it makes checking on the lathe sooo much easier.🙂

I'm left handed and use my calipers upside down, the left handed once I've seen are expensive particulary when I can buy resonable quality ones for £20.00.

Martin P

Thread: Brazing hearth
19/02/2021 21:42:19

Thank you Gentlemen, it was the WDYDT2021 that raised the question.

Martin P

19/02/2021 21:09:32


If I wanted to make a small brazing hearth what type of brick should I use.

Martin P

Thread: Fosse way Exhibition Centre
18/02/2021 20:55:38

Thank you gentlemen, I've been racking my brains for a while.

Martin P

18/02/2021 20:45:20


Good evening, can anybody remember the publishers who operate from the Fosse Way Exhibition Centre.

Thank you.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 18/02/2021 20:46:09

Thread: Facebook's Portal & Privacy
15/02/2021 10:25:55

My Daughter and I now have Portal tv and are both impressed with its abilities particularly how it follows you around the room, via whatsapp it gives my wife and I a good video view of our nearly two year old Grandson, as regards spying on us electronically I doubt its no worse than all the other devices we already use.

I get a report from google once a month as to where I have been as its tracking my phone, I just feel that because of my job it could be used by the authorities to see who I visited should I become positive with the virus.

Martin P

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