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Member postings for martin perman

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Thread: New Moderators
03/09/2020 17:11:50

can I aks a question please, if somebody posts something and its removed by a moderator does the postee get sent the reason why it was/will be removed or is he deemed guilty without a trial.

Martin P

Thread: Logging in to MyBT
02/09/2020 22:21:16

Grizzly Bear,

To get a four digit code you must have requested it via requesting an action from them i.e. changing your password, you put the four digit code into a displayed box on the screen so that BT know you are who you say you are as they sent you the code, this then allows you to change your password etc.

I received those two emails and deleted them as I didnt believe them to be from BT as the format of the form was different, ive had no issues because I ignored them.

Martin P

Thread: varifocals
01/09/2020 17:17:06
Posted by Howard Lewis on 01/09/2020 14:43:10:

Cost? £69 at Specsavers, in new frames (No more expensive than reglazing an existing frame ).


Wish I could buy at Specsavers, if I take my eye tests to them they say we will have to get these specially made as you fall outside of our standard range.

Martin P

Thread: Electronics for the Cognoscenti
01/09/2020 14:15:22


On a similar basis is there a good book for idiots who know enough to be dangerous smiley

Martin P

Thread: varifocals
01/09/2020 08:37:49


I've worn varifocals for many years and I can only assume I'm an odd ball as I either ignore the problems others have listed or have never noticed them, before varifocals I had bifocals and they drove me around the bend if I didnt move my head and looked down the ground used to rush up and meet me.

Martin P

Thread: Lubrication
30/08/2020 08:58:24

Just looked at your pictures and realised that there are several on Ebay at the moment, Seth Thomas another clock maker also produced a deck clock which is very similar in design.

Martin P

30/08/2020 08:57:21

Just looked at your pictures and realised that there are several on Ebay at the moment, Seth Thomas another clock maker also produced a deck clock which is very similar in design.

Martin P

30/08/2020 08:27:01


I've got myself into clocks and I have a friendly commercial clock repairer who suggested to me to place the whole mechanism into a cleaning tank and with tooth brushes clean away all of the muck etc then lubricate with a light oil but use it sparingly, each spindle tends to sit in its bearing which is in a dimple, the dimple will hold the small amount of oil.

If you take the mechanism apart you will not have enough hands and fingers to reassemble it smiley you can buy rings to put around your wound spring to stop it un winding when dismantled, My friendly clock repairer says to only take apart if you have parts that need repair of remaking,

Martin P

Thread: How to stop scam phone calls for good?
27/08/2020 13:30:04

As I've said before I bought the BT phone system soon after it came out, I dont miss calls as the likes of the Doctors etc have my mobile no, the home phone sits quietly in the corner doing its job of blocking calls, we get the odd one or two a week blocked by the phone which are easily deleted.

Martin P

Thread: Mamod safety valve
21/08/2020 21:19:50


Thanks for that, never even crossed my mind, the simple things are always the best.

Martin P

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
04/08/2020 19:15:25

If it was Look East I wouldnt be surprised, they reported that the airship had crashed at Cardington when it hadn't even taken off!

Martin P

04/08/2020 18:52:03

The two seater Sea Fury that lives at Duxford crashed today, the two on board the plane were ok. The aircraft looks a mess.

Martin P

Thread: Social Distancing
02/08/2020 13:28:26

Regardless of what country, religion, political leaning and who to blame this Virus is going to be with us "world wise" well into next year so we just need to abide by the rules and get on with it, bickering about it wont solve anything.

Martin P

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
01/08/2020 21:04:13

Shuttleworth has its first airshow this weekend, the grass field has been marked out into squares to allow for one car and family to watch the display and distance from the next bay, we had a Spitfire over yesterday heading towards the airfield but didnt see anything elso going in, lets hope they have a good weekend.

Martin P

Thread: Edward Green 1
30/07/2020 22:41:06


Re your request, I've sent you two PM's requesting your email address, it appears your not receiving them. Could you please PM your email address.


Martin P

Thread: How to stop scam phone calls for good?
21/07/2020 17:06:34


+1 for call gaurdian also, my wife and I have had it since it appeared, if you load your favourite no's into the memory they will come through direct but if the number is not saved the ringer will have to do as requested, automatic dialled systems cant get through, as others have said since weve had it the phone has gone very quiet except for the calls we want.

You can see who has rung, even those who havent got through.

Martin P

Thread: Basic Electrics
13/07/2020 10:21:34

+1 for this, a good idea

Edited By martin perman on 13/07/2020 10:21:59

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
04/07/2020 20:08:58
Posted by Sam Longley 1 on 04/07/2020 18:19:22:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 04/07/2020 16:31:31:

I'm amazed an £80k Management candidate was expected to order a Fire Door. That's emphatically not a management skill! Good managers rarely need practical skills,



I wonder what some of our older forumites might think about your comment about managers not needing practical skills!!!

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 04/07/2020 18:20:12

+1 for the above, I served my time on a maintenance dept where the management were all ex fitters, electricians etc when you got given a job you knew they knew what they were talking about and they helped you through if you had issues, my last job was made difficult because my educated manager had no idea what the problems were and didnt want to know and only wanted to take the customers side to keep them sweet and I and others were only lambs to the slaughter if we couldnt sort the problems in an impossible time.

Martin P

01/07/2020 18:58:46

Just to buck the trend once fitted I dont release the tension on my bandsaw blades and I can go weeks between cutting jobs.

I use a local saw doctor to me and they make my blades with no issues.

Martin P

Thread: Indian stationary engine of interest to Martin Perman ?
28/06/2020 20:17:56
Posted by Rik Shaw on 28/06/2020 18:33:25:

Knowing that Martin likes his stationary engines I wondered if he would be interested in this one!


Rik, thank you for that, I've actually seen it before but it still brings a smile, a very good go at a Lister CS single cylinder diesel which the Indians are now making well engineered copies of.

Martin P

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