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About Sambo

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  • Birthday 12/01/1983

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  • Location:
    Bradwell, Norfolk
  • Interests
    Shooting, Fishing, Rock Climbing.
  • Occupation
    Climbing Arborist
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  1. 1: Sit down and draw up a specific set of terms and conditions which you can add to your correspondence with your contractors. Make sure you contact your contractor in writing (emails do count!) With your terms and conditions clearly included and they respond/accept in writing. 2: If you believe you have been underpaid, contact the client, in writing stating what you are owed and why. 3: USE THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT! people like us are why it exists! I was given this advice by a lady from trading standards and the police who were pulling commercial vehicles over to tell them this a couple of years ago on the way out of Colchester. The emphasis was on doing our business in writing!
  2. Partial vindication for having to use 2 rope systems. That said, if that can happen to one rope going to base then it could happen to both. Choose your climbing systems wisely!
  3. Biolubricant should be topped up to the brim to eliminate oxygen in the tank which would cause it to decay and turn to resin.
  4. Another approach is to actually try not to winterise it at all. Find a little job to do with your machines once every couple of weeks to keep things moving through. The added bonus is that you continue your usuall habits of checking and monitoring the machine for problems. Really, no machine likes being idle.
  5. Be very wary about trying to tune a 2-stroke machine before you have had a leak-down test performed on it. Even a pinhole leak or a worn crankcase seal can cause issues. The danger is that any extra air ingress will cause a lean mixture and danger of cylinder damage. In reality, there are so many other things that cause poor performance in a saw before blame can be levied on the Carburettor. If everything else is working, the carb shouldn't need to be tuned outside of the limited settings. All that said, a common cause of bogging down or loss of power can be damage to the impulse tube (between the crankcase and the carburettor) which leads to the carburettor not being able to pump fuel. It's usually an easy/inexpensive fix.
  6. There's a plethora of avenues you could take with this subject - don't forget the more subtle things like HAVS, dehydration, working in extremes of temperature or weather conditions etc. Many of these circumstances can be the subtle cause of a greater incident. One issue I've had regarding equipment is the harnesses we use and the correct adjustment to distribute the load evenly over our back and legs. I have never had the correct instruction or training to correctly fit my harnesses. I wonder how much muscular strain or skeleto-muscular injury could be relieved by better fitting or better information on the consequences of ppe no fitting correctly?
  7. I recently got this setup! the trick is to use an 8-10oz bag. sounds counter intuitive but it goes like a rocket! also plumb straight so a massive advantage when getting a line through to a small target!
  8. Washing machine every time! I've never had problems with spinning it either - gets gear dry really quick!
  9. Hi All! I was wondering if people knew any information on climbing competitions next year? regional events and suchlike? Many thanks From Sam!
  10. I often use a helmet without visor or earmuffs if I'm not using a petrol chainsaw which means I wear safety specs and (when necessary) ear plugs. My experiance with safety specs is varied - some ok, some awful! What are people's favourite safety glasses so wear with a climbing helmet? Cheers from Sam!
  11. Sambo

    E5 fuel

    Simple answer: Buy Stihl chainsaws, use Motomix. If it goes wrong: Stihl's problem!
  12. Ha! bit of delving finds that Harken make both!
  13. Yeah my next question would've been which is the knockoff?!
  14. Thanks for the replies guys! Has anyone tried the Notch Jet Step or Harken Ninja?
  15. I have been using a Pantin for a while now but just got hold of some Clip n Step boots. The Pantin just slips about now! So is there a better Foot ascender available? In the meantime how is the best way to fit the Pantin to the Clip n step boots? High? Low? Many thanks!


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