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Thread: Instructions
16/01/2021 14:46:21

If it all goes wrong obviously that will be be because you did not follow the instructions properly.wink

Edited By V8Eng on 16/01/2021 14:47:59

Thread: Disposable Gas Bottles
16/01/2021 11:44:56
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 16/01/2021 11:36:29:

Having several empty 600grm and 2.2L Argon / CO2 bottles hanging around, I took them to the local "re-cycling" centre where they were refused. Was told to return them to vendor.

Arrived at vendor to be told, no return without receipt of purchase ! Also I had other bottles from unknown vendors.

I now have the problem of disposal - Do you have the same problem in the UK?

Bob (France).


Online advice for out local tip (U.K.) is that these are not domestic waste and therefore a £6 charge applies, it does appear they are accepted on that basis though.

Nick’s idea looks interesting as well.

Edited By V8Eng on 16/01/2021 11:50:54

Thread: Coronavirus death stats
14/01/2021 16:51:44

I was posting an adverse comment about Blowlamp’s video but that seems to disappear when quoted.

Edited By V8Eng on 14/01/2021 16:54:54

14/01/2021 16:49:18

Removed V8

Edited By V8Eng on 14/01/2021 16:51:03

Thread: Standards of Electrical Wiring
14/01/2021 16:03:56

And there was I worrying about the strange switch positioning for appliances in our new kitchen.😉

14/01/2021 15:52:53

Wow I would not even walk anywhere near it!

Can’t wait to see what it looks like when EV charging points are added to that lot. 👹

Edited By V8Eng on 14/01/2021 15:54:34

Thread: In anticipation of the New Year ...
02/01/2021 23:21:39
Posted by Barnabas Taylor on 02/01/2021 22:31:05:

While this is very impressive, you can see it was done over many takes with presumably outtakes like this:
happening in between!

Plus, the battery life must be really short. So, at the moment, they can only conquer those of us who live within extension cable reach of Boston Dynamics!


deleted V8 

Edited By V8Eng on 02/01/2021 23:22:59

Thread: Difficulty Operating Solenoids with an Arduino Uno
30/12/2020 12:15:12
Posted by Philip Rowe on 30/12/2020 11:18:01:

Apologies for going slightly off topic, but I think relevant, what do users of Avo 8s do nowadays about the special 15volt battery that it used? I switched to DMMs probably 25 years ago because I could no longer obtain that battery. Also as others have said its too big for table top use.


I have an old AVO (not sure which model) have not used it for years and am sure it used a total of 3 batteries.

I think BLR154 15v Alkaline Batteries are available and advertised as replacements for the original.

Edited By V8Eng on 30/12/2020 12:22:35

Thread: A Certain Age
29/12/2020 13:30:04

I seem to have reached an age (76) where middle aged people think that I need blessing.

They say “bless you” or even worse “ah bless” when I do something pretty normal in life.

I find this demeaning and irritating, if I wanted blessing then I would find a competent person to do it (unlikely anyway).

Shortly I am pretty sure one of these people will find out that I know nearly as many swear words as their children do!

Edited out auto smileys!

Edited By V8Eng on 29/12/2020 13:32:09

Thread: new ML7 headstock bearings
23/12/2020 14:08:23

I noticed currently there is a headstock casting on eBay.


Thread: miniature spark plug connectors
15/12/2020 20:06:17
Posted by martin perman on 15/12/2020 18:43:08:


I've treated myself to a small hit and miss open crank engine, it has a tiny spark plug similar to those that are fitted to model aircraft engines, can anybody point me towards a plug cap that I can use instead of the current method of jamming the wire to the plug by plastic tube.

Martin P

Al’s Hobbies in Milton Keynes might be a potential source, a quick search should find his website

Thread: After lathe manual
13/12/2020 14:26:18

Could have a look here to see if your model is listed:-


Thread: Amazon
11/12/2020 23:25:42

Have you checked your cookie settings? I find online ordering can be very fussy about that.

Although I tend to think an error message might appear if that is the issue.

Edited By V8Eng on 11/12/2020 23:34:14

Thread: Pea shooters illegal
11/12/2020 23:20:57

Deleted. V8.

Edited By V8Eng on 11/12/2020 23:23:25

Thread: Message from ARC to our customers in the E.U.
10/12/2020 16:28:24


Can you think of a Caption?


.If we need to start making things after Brexit I will have to teach those blokes how to use this!

Edited By V8Eng on 10/12/2020 16:33:20

Thread: Uses for useless things
05/12/2020 11:30:42
Posted by Henry Brown on 05/12/2020 11:04:33:
Posted by V8Eng on 04/12/2020 21:09:52:
Posted by Henry Brown on 04/12/2020 19:58:42:

She cooks my tea wink

I suspect not for much longer if she sees this😢

No problem, she's not referred to as "The Enemy" for nothing! We get on very well, I do as I'm told and everything is fine...

Yes I am also well aware of my place in the pecking order (and I like a quiet life)🤐

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 11:35:03

Thread: New scam to beware of
05/12/2020 07:43:00

The following message about scammers came from our Neighbourhood Watch yesterday:-


Online Shoppers Beware Emails from Scammers – They are trying to get access to your Cards and Accounts

More and more of us are shopping on line and ordering goods to be delivered direct to our homes.
Criminals know this and are sending scam emails or texts appearing to be from Royal Mail or a courier company, stating that they tried to deliver a parcel but no one was at home and there wasn’t a safe place to leave it, and ask you to click a link to reschedule the delivery.
The link directs you to an authentic looking website, which asks for your full name, address, date of birth and mobile number.
Anyone completing the form will then be prompted to enter their bank or credit card details, which the scammers will then use to drain your bank account.

The fraudsters may have obtained your email or mobile number, but they are unlikely to know who you are or where live. The fraudster who sent me an email earlier this week claiming to be from dPd Courier company presumably doesn’t know of my previous fraud investigation experience. The fraudster sent the message from his own personal email account .
Any genuine email from Royal Mail or a Courier company will never be sent from an individual’s personal email account.
If you receive an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):
Feel free to share this information and advice with family friends and neighbours and on social media.

Neighbours looking out for each other, and been prepared to report suspicious activity also helps deter offenders and reduce crime. If you want to find out if there is already a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area, or you’d like to find out more, check out their site

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 07:43:40

Thread: Uses for useless things
04/12/2020 21:09:52
Posted by Henry Brown on 04/12/2020 19:58:42:

She cooks my tea wink

I suspect not for much longer if she sees this😢

Thread: Speed limiters for cars from 2022?
04/12/2020 13:38:30
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 04/12/2020 13:22:29:

I thought the UK was leaving the EU ?

EU ruling means speed limiters will be mandatory in the UK by 2022.


I have also read that the U.K. will still be implementing it after leaving (can’t find that article).

Edited By V8Eng on 04/12/2020 13:39:08

04/12/2020 12:34:20

Yes 2022 is the year it all happens link here to an article:-


Speed bumps are intrusively noisy if you live in a house near one also some people seem to try and see how fast they can drive over them.


Edited By V8Eng on 04/12/2020 12:37:09

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