Here is a list of all the postings V8Eng has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Flamemaster Torch|
I think you will find that Chance Brothers was a major company in the glass making industry from the early 1800s until they were taken over by Pilkilngtons in the 1950s.
Edited By V8Eng on 24/04/2022 18:26:57
|Thread: Ambiguous words|
How about Sewer?
Smelly drainage systems or people who sew.
Edited By V8Eng on 24/04/2022 13:08:29
|Thread: Hero Arm|
Works by John Constable were also featured.
I know because we watched it live.
I have not seen the robot arm episode yet though.
Edited By V8Eng on 15/04/2022 22:44:18
Edited By V8Eng on 15/04/2022 22:45:06
|Thread: unusual aircraft|
Not quite a winged Vespa scooter!
|Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures|
That supports my comment about teaching cm in schools.
As to the fitting instructions this was a simple sheet of paper for fitting into a worktop not end user data.
As a long time metric fan I still find oddities.
The imperial system is odd anyway take the old pound shilling pence ratio and I cannot even comprehend why a length specified as a nail or separate cloth measure etc.
Edited By V8Eng on 11/04/2022 13:43:49
I think people need to be taught Centimetres in schools because they will find them in everyday life.
Oddities appear to occur, for instance the fitting instructions for a (German) hob in our kitchen show the main dimensions in mm but the heat plate sections are shown as diameter in cm.
Edited By V8Eng on 11/04/2022 11:12:50
Do not tell the Furniture trade and Estate Agents that!
Edited By V8Eng on 09/04/2022 11:54:41
Edited By V8Eng on 09/04/2022 11:59:58
|Thread: Battery powered PIR light failing to switch off|
A good starting point with stuff like this is to switch off for about 5 mins (if possible) then on again.
My two indoor ones (can’t think of make) do all sorts of odd things if the replaceable batteries get low.
Edited By V8Eng on 28/03/2022 21:59:37
|Thread: Hermes and couriers|
On Monday a van containing Amazon parcels was stolen from the shopping parade in a local small town!
Edited By V8Eng on 17/03/2022 21:19:01
|Thread: Step Turning Carburettor Needles - Video|
I do not have an Instagram account so no logging in was involved.
Interesting video too.
Edited By V8Eng on 17/03/2022 14:42:01
Edited By V8Eng on 17/03/2022 15:08:26
|Thread: How Many People Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb on the Forum?|
Edited By V8Eng on 11/03/2022 23:49:53
Edited By V8Eng on 11/03/2022 23:51:06
|Thread: Internet access alternatives|
Yes, I suppose basically we changed billing because BT could not match Plusnet pricing.which was a bit surprising considering the company relationship.
Edited By V8Eng on 11/03/2022 17:16:11
We changed our fixed line from BT to Plusnet about two years ago, no complaints so far.
When away from home I use my mobile as a Personal Hotspot on my 4/5G sim only contract.
Edited By V8Eng on 11/03/2022 15:26:27
|Thread: Philosophical maxims|
|Thread: Tomato seed recommendation?|
Rather appropriately it’s in The Tea Room.
Edited By V8Eng on 07/03/2022 22:24:44
|Thread: Astor kit, SBB E3/3 instruction book?|
If it’s text can you scan it and paste the text into Google Translate or some similar APP?
|Thread: What are the yellow fittings please|
The London Underground is a 4 rail system with (I think) one conductor rail in the running track centre with the other one beside the running track, the conductor rails are mounted on insulators.
I do not know which conductor rail has what function though.
Hope that makes sense.
Edited By V8Eng on 21/02/2022 08:08:56
|Thread: Wind - trivia|
About 3 years ago we were travelling around the Peterborough area and were very surprised at how relatively close to houses some of the turbines were..
Watching the video makes one wonder at the wisdom of that.
I see that a Wind Turbine collapsed in Wales during very high winds this week.
Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2022 21:04:39
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