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Help with electrics for mini lathe.
Mini lathe 50 odd years old, the motor not original. I would like to reduce the size of the electric box. It contains an on off switch, an indicator lamp, and a reverse switch. Inside is a large...
2 days ago 5
 
PC fan wiring
I have a number of ARCTIC F12 fans .... these have standard 3 pin connector for plugging onto a mother board Anyone able to confirm the wiring of these fans as I will not be using with a PC, but a...
2 days ago 2
 
Home electrics - peculiar landing light behaviour.
Hello, I am not an electrician. Upstairs landing light is part of the downstairs lighting circuit. The landing light only operates (correctly) when the upstairs lighting circuit is OFF at the fuse...
2 days ago 28
 
OT flutterbyes
how come there are so many red admirals about at the moment ? On Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:20:53 +0100 Marxists, Jim - they're every-fucking-where, even in the navy. It's because wildlife is in...
3 days ago 5
 
Parkside battery SDS+ under £25
Soon after these were last on offer, I saw them being resold for upto £45 on Ebay. I already had a basic 20v Parkside battery drill/driver, with a couple of batteries, so when I spotted the SDS using...
3 days ago
 
Frsot-free freezer ices up suddenly
We have a supposedly frost-free freezer which mostly works as designed: the cooling fins on the heat-exchanger remain clear of ice. But several times over the last year, we have found the reported...
3 days ago 4
 
High level toilet cistern.
So the new one arrived yesterday. Bought from Screwfix, but not a stock item so delivered from the factory (or whatever). It looks the part, so think I'll be very happy with it. Doorbell rings....
3 days ago
 
ALEXA Smart Plugs - More questions
There is one oddity, which I have not been able to resolve... I have fitted a car charger, in my garage, idea is to give the battery a 15 minute boost once per day. I had this originally working via a...
3 days ago 38
 
OT Working from home
I hear a lot of those "working from home" want to make it their normal practice for the future. However they have just proved that some Indian can work from home but for >£3,000/year rather than...
4 days ago 20
 
Re: pan pan
Reports from rallies, mate. ?His clothes reeked of piss and cider, and his breath smelt like the drains?. HTH, Jim. Thanks, Jim. On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:38:30 -0000 (UTC), Stephen Cole Would you have a...
4 days ago 12
 
Best bargain smart phone?
My present phone makes phone calls and texts - but that's all. I want to buy a modern smartphone for PAYG, but I'm amazed at the virtually infinite range of models and prices - literally anything from...
5 days ago 46
 
Bumis cludgy seats
I'm a fan of Bemis lavy seats and over the years after buying crap I always come back to Bemis wooden ones but that is the second one that has broken its bracket this morning...the plastic goes...
5 days ago 4
 
Generators
I'm considering getting a small generator for emrgency use. At present I would use this 'stand alone', with no connection to the house circuits with changeover switch, etc. I would get an inverter...
5 days ago 12
 
OT lock doon
It amazed me in the early 60's that they could lock down Aberdeen now look at what is happening....
5 days ago
 
Motorway NOx
If you travel at 60 mph instead of 70, you'll spend 16% longer time covering a given stretch, will the NOx emission rate per mile be reduced sufficiently to have much overall effect on the total...
5 days ago 39