Regulars may remember the conversations we had earlier this year
regarding the installation of a used Rangemaster cooker, which went
well, with a gas man running a copper pipe from the kitchen, through an
external wall to two 47kg Calor Gas propane orange cylinders. One of
the cylinders is now empty. Before I attack the thing, do I remember
reading that the connection to the cylinder is left hand thread?
When I get the new cylinder, is there anything special about the
connection? Any tape or gunk to make a seal, or just tighten well with
a larger spanner?
I use small propane cylinders (?19kg) to fire a gas pottery kiln. Yes,
the threads are left handed, as are the threads on all combustible gas
containers AIUI, and no, you don't need any sort of sealing tape or
gunge to make the seal. As you say, just a big spanner, but do
remember the LHS thread bit!
My brush cutter (a strimmer on steroids which you can put a blade on the end of) has a reverse nut. I assume it's something to do with the direction the blade has to spin so when it jams it kicks the strimmer away from you instead of bruising your leg and tripping you up. But, 2 problems with that: 1) The blade is sitting on a shaped centre piece, so isn't forcing the nut. 2) Never mind 2, I worked it out backwards when looking at if it would loosen or not when jammed.
I have seen one used stupidly on a small butane camping cylinder - there were TWO attachments, with one thread the opposite way round, so you loosen one while you're trying to tighten the other.
Peter is listening to "DJ Splash - Bass is kicking"
I think in this case its to make sure the person gets the message that its
not just any old pipe, though to be fair, anyone who sees a tank of gas has
to be the biggest idiot on the planet if they don't know it is flammable!
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On Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:25:54 +0100, Brian-Gaff wrote:
That assumes they person changing the tank knows that threads are
normally "righty tighty", "lefty loosey".
Stops the idiot connecting to almost anything else. I'm using the
word "connecting" in a very broad sense. Flexible hose too short?
Just extend with ordinary plumbing bits, though idiot finding they
don't fit would proably cut the HP hose, stick in a bit of LP hose,
joined by what ever bit of tube will fit the inside of the hose held
in place with randomly sized jubilee clips, remember this is the HP
On Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:11:54 +0100, Tough Guy no. 1265 wrote:
I always thought I was right handed - certainly for writing, and playing
stringed instruments. However, the first time I fired a bow and arrow,
the instructor noted I had actually - and naturally - held it left
handed. A quick experiment showed that I felt totally at ease (and
actually not bad) left-handed, and hopeless right handed. Weird, since I
have fired an air-rifle definitely right-handed.
Then a few years ago, I started getting pains in my right (mousing) hand.
This isn't unusual in IT, and the stock response is to simply lift the
mouse up, and put it on the LHS of the desk and carry on.
I tried this, but couldn't work it. Then I swapped the mouse buttons over
and - voila - totally natural. To the extent that I currently mouse left-
handed all the time. Even left handers I have worked with haven't swapped
(A few years ago, I went for a technical test for a job. They had a PC
all ready to go. I sat down, moved the mouse and asked for it to be set
up for a left handed person. The person running the test didn't know it
was possible. Their first line IT support didn't know how to do it(!),
and it had been disabled in policy management anyway. Thank God I wasn't
On Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:36:15 +0000, Jethro_uk wrote:
I have. I am naturally right handed but I had a temporary problem which
meant I had to 'mouse' with my left hand. It actually works better for me
(I can take notes with my right if necessary, and turn pages etc). But
I'm happy to use my right hand to 'mouse' as well.
I am rodentially ambidextrous.
I'm split. I tend to pick things up with my right hand, and fiddle with
them with my left - left for accuracy, right for power.
My sport is dinghy racing, and for that you have to be totally ambidextrous.
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