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Member postings for J Hancock

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Thread: Coronavirus death stats
14/01/2021 21:17:20

Prediction. This will never , completely , 'be over' , we will live with it , forever.

Thread: Where do the parcels go ?
09/01/2021 10:26:35

I AM the sender.

Luckily, I was able to fulfill my side of 'the contract' by sending 'the buyer' an identical item, via ROYAL MAIL.

09/01/2021 09:28:53

Just an update !

Following advice above, I did manage to get an automated email reply from Hermes.

But no action.

Email to CEO and assured M Sibanda would personally be assigned to my case.

But no action.

Further email to CEO and assured E bhatti would personally be assigned to my case.

But no action yet....................

Will keep you informed.

Thread: Heat Resistant Clear Material Needed...
07/01/2021 08:16:07

Industrial boilers in small factories/hospitals, etc, have burner 'spyhole' glasses of about that size.

You could try your local British Steam Specialities BSS stockist.

Thread: A finished project - at last!
05/01/2021 08:36:40

A beautiful piece of work.

As we know , starting something is easy, only the end is The True Glory.

Thread: Start circuitry for a single phase air compressor motor.
03/01/2021 19:42:58

Air compressors can take some 'grunt' to start but 3hp should cope with that.

You really need to establish whether that second winding can remain in circuit , or not.

It may be an induction start, ie you don't need a capacitor.

Thread: Christmas Disasters!
26/12/2020 09:00:49

My mate was narrowly missed by the unwrapped food-mixer Xmas present he had bought for his wife.

Is that good, or bad?

Thread: Calor gas butane workshop radiant heater
23/12/2020 20:37:24

You can smell the fumes, you won't smell the Carbon monoxide, you'll be dead.

If you are in a nice ,warm, unventilated workshop it will get you.

Thread: Tracking
20/12/2020 13:38:44

HERMES under my ' Where do the parcels go ' heading, total disaster.

Finally managed to get through the Autobot to receive another 'query number' but then, nothing.

Found the email address, sent email , nothing.

These parcels do not defy the laws of physics, they still exist, somewhere.

HERMES, a big zero.

Thread: Where do the parcels go ?
12/12/2020 11:02:11

Thank you everyone, much appreciated , that gets me into the system of human contact to resolve the problem.

12/12/2020 10:28:30

Finally, after no problems , HERMES have lost a parcel in their system.

Easy, contact them ,raise a lost item request.

NO,they are not HERMES ,they are Parcel2go.

Easy, contact them, raise a lost item request.

No, the numbers are Hermes not Parcel2go.

See where this is going?

.Neither organisation has an email address to contact, only autobots.

Any help appreciated.

Thread: Hairline crack in CH boiler
09/12/2020 14:07:07

Don't even think about it.

Somehow, you need to find a 'used' direct replacement, usual source, plumbers, etc.

Thread: Thomson-Houston Co Motor Wiring
04/12/2020 08:55:31

My pocket book shows the BK2408 with foot, axial and radial mounting features.

It says BK24 are 3-phase .

BS are classed as split-phase, BC capacitor start.

Some are shown with hand reset, or auto-reset units mounted on the terminal cover.

No mention of S anywhere.

The standard connection shows Main winding across A1-A2.

Aux (start winding ) in series with centrifugal switch also across A1-A2.

Whether you need a capacitor ,or not, for reversing will depend on it being a split phase motor ?

03/12/2020 14:00:27

For BS please read BC.

Curiously, BK is listed as 3-phase.

03/12/2020 13:55:03

I am looking at the BTH fractional hp motor diagrams,

There are many variations for the BS24 motors, all have A1,A2,T2,T3 on the terminal plate !

IF yours has a built-in centrifugal switch then A1, A2 are all you need. T2,T3 are unconnected spares.

T2,T3 are used with a capacitor to get a reverse mode.

Thread: Non-renewable energy
28/11/2020 23:50:43

I opened this thread simply stating an inconvenient fact which few understand , politicians especially,that no matter if we install three times more wind turbines , they produce near to no electricity in times of static high pressure over the UK.

So, an equivalent GW back-up of non-renewable power has to be available in that situation.

WE know that, THEY do not.

In 1968 I was lucky enough to visit Mao's China , twice, for a few days.

The streets of Shanghai were full of bicycle rickshaws, cars were rare.

But what I saw was a nation with a common goal and, guess what, a 'population control' policy.

Q E D.

In 1969 , a book was produced by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council with the title

Resources and Man.

On every subject, the future median predictions up to the year 2000 are chillingly accurate.

And it says, " only Japan, Hungary and Bulgaria have a birth-rate to sustain a stable population".

Our policies have only moved the pollution to China, instead of removing it at source, here.

But then we all know that.

27/11/2020 11:34:48

Nuclear was/is the 'way to go' but a certain policy decided to destroy heavy industry, sell everything and burn all the gas to make electricity instead of using it solely for domestic heating.

Wind has a place but ,as today, barely lights a candle even if we "quadrupled" it. Mr 'J's words.

Solar ? Won't boil an egg at night.

Hydro. Ignored. Why ?

Geothermal ?

Whicn leaves , coal.

27/11/2020 10:58:42

'Powering Britain',BBC 2 last night was very good. Heysham AGR's .

Even they are scheduled to go before 2030, along with Hinkley+Hunterston with nothing to replace them.

As Hopper suggested, beans ( curried ) may well be the answer.

27/11/2020 09:52:18

Today now.

Coal 7% Wind 1.7%

Other stuff red-lining to get to 39GW

Don't switch your kettles on all at once.

Thread: Bearing identification
26/11/2020 18:08:26

Lip seals won't last long in that situation.

Any chance of putting an automatic greaser into the bearing housing via the grease point, or an air bleed ?

Anything to keep the clay dust out.

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