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Member postings for J Hancock

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Thread: water supply
17/06/2019 11:08:17

Re; UK population.

Heard on BBC last week, there are 3,500,000 more people registered to doctors (@£150 each to the doctor ) than the official total population figure.

16/06/2019 14:01:17

To Bikepete et al.

Yes, Anglian Water and I'm sure all the others.

Note, I did say 'constructively' use, interpret that as you will.

However, in Belgium , most owners are actively encouraged to store rainwater which can be used for toilet flushing, washing machines,etc which discharge into the foul effluent system at no cost.

16/06/2019 12:53:28

To Barrie Lever , if you read the " terms and conditions" closely I think you will find what falls from the sky belongs to the water company, and how you use it determines whether you will be charged for it, or not.

16/06/2019 09:43:42

And, to really turn the screw, you will find that if you try to collect rainwater to use it more 'constructively', you

will be charged for it !

Thread: How to price up and sell a super 7 lathe
12/06/2019 08:48:49

I have the exact same model ,very nice lathe.

As previous posts have written, advertise here , don't sell it for a pittance ,it will only get sold on for the real price.

Anyone interested enough will do all the moving themselves. With a few accessories removed it is a two man job, after they have paid you !

Thread: Electricity Supply
09/06/2019 08:31:50

Nice to see Cottam annd West Burton gently chugging away yesterday.

Coal, fuel of the future.

Thread: Chernobyl TV Series
29/05/2019 09:31:01

Also, not to forget we all got a 'top-up' from Fukishima in 2011.

29/05/2019 09:10:57

Who remembers the good old days, when ' every' shoe shop had an X-Ray machine, you stuck your foot in and your Mum could see right through to the basement ?

28/05/2019 15:57:25

We are all carrying a bit of it around with us now , like it or not !

Thread: Childhood diseases
23/05/2019 13:40:53

Fairly sure there would be some significant correlations here.

My mother had diptheria (1930's) ,I had scarlet fever (1953).

Cancer has been the biggest killer of friends among my generation.

Thread: An old Shaper found in Phuket Town
22/05/2019 09:29:45

Just for a moment I thought that was my workshop , then I realised, it was too tidy.

Thread: 5" gauge LSBC Minx
14/05/2019 14:31:50

If anything crosses the path of another part , or lies side -by- side as it rotates , then draw everything out

around those parts on squared paper , using the dimensions on the drawing.

That way, you might , just, see the errors before committing to cutting metal.

The great man wasn't perfect !

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
07/05/2019 20:31:43

In the days following the 'discovery' of North Sea gas I can remember 'lobbying' Austin Mitchell to restrict

the use of that resource to UK domestic heating only ( efficiency 90% ). Thereby securing 200+years of supply.

Fat chance ! Instead we waste it in a few decades by using it to make electricity ( efficiency 40- 66% max).

All gone, nearly.

Thread: Sump Plug
01/05/2019 12:25:03

Agree with last post, if it is so tight it may very well rip the sump pan before becoming loose.

Proceed with care.

Thread: French model Engineers
30/04/2019 12:46:10

I can guarantee ( weather excepted ), a really good day out, to meet up with the local steam enthusiasts,

at the Trois Vallees site at Treigne in Belgium every September.

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
27/04/2019 12:01:13

I think the rise in ownership of 'automatics' has a lot to do with the brake light problem and the automatic engine stop , at every stopping moment.

Thread: Notre Dame
16/04/2019 09:20:22

All on the same day the Titanic sank in 1912 , with the loss of 1700+ lives.

Thread: Removing a grub screw
15/04/2019 15:04:21

You may be lucky but my guess is, it will be easier to drill right through it and use an ' Easyout '.

Thread: Silver soder joint breaking
25/03/2019 17:14:17

IF the free-cutting steel is of the 'leaded' variety then you will have a problem with silver solder.

Thread: Recommended paint for a FLB redwood external door?
21/03/2019 07:48:17

For 'varnish', only one choice , Le Tonkinois.

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