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Everything posted by openspaceman

  1. Chain speed is about a third of that of a chainsaw
  2. As you're taking more heat out of the flue through the walls of the pipe into the room the flue gases will be cooler and hence less buoyancy so chimney effect will be reduced. What I would point out is that currently the brickwork of the chimney is slowly warming up during the burn ( unless the flue liner is insulated) and because it has a high thermal mass this heat is still slowly released to the room after the fire dies down.
  3. Looks ideal mixture strength to me
  4. I was erring to hop hornbeam but unsure as the flowers were not in focus
  5. Did I ever tell the story about how I could blow bubble through my ear 😀
  6. I can see why this would work as the casting won't burn if it is cast iron, this is because the cementite (iron carbide) in cast iron does not readily oxidise. A hole in cast steel or mild steel will burn as fast as the bolt.
  7. Don't even hear them much here any more, I can remember getting annoyed with them when I was a teenager and wanting a lie in.
  8. It looks like the one below it already has a helicoil in it. I think I'd drill it out and retap.
  9. Does this machine have multiple Vee belt drive from the engine to a layshaft and then a polychain belt to the head? We had a carlton with this layout and when the normal operator retired started having problem with the polychain belt. It was mostly operator error and a stupid fitter in our case. In summary the multi Vee belts must be slack enough to slip before the polychain breaks. The guard for the polychain must be tight fitting so no grit gets between the polychain and sprocket.
  10. There are exemptions again but normally once you are carrying goods and the vehicle has a MAM of more than 3.5 tonnes you need an operators licence. A vehicle with a MAM of less than 3.5 tonnes can pull a trailer without an O licence if the unladen weight of the trailer is less than 1020kg (IIRC but it was an old ton)
  11. I'd be very careful about using these exemptions as they normally depend on the vehicle being in a taxation class to take advantage of these. A member on here, username forgotten, successfully defended his use of a crane lorry and drag because DVLA accepted his application of it as an agricultural machine but I doubt they often make tat mistake. As to the risk of getting pulled by an official who knows the rules...
  12. Yes once the combined permissible weight of lorry plus chipper goes over 7.5 tonnes you must use the tacho.
  13. Maybe but it's the bureaucracy not the nursing profession that needs looking at. Of course dealing with the little item I mentioned would lead to even more paperwork.
  14. I noted how the district nurse metered out the morphine sulphate and recorded the use on 3 separate bits of paperwork and then stuck the label from each ampoule onto the record as proof, spending three or four times the time it took to administer the automatic syringe because it was a controlled drug. When I was clearing out the room I waited for her last visit so she could take charge of the remaining ampoules, she said she couldn't take anything away and to take them to the pharmacy. I went to the pharmacy with a fairly full carrier bag of unused medication including the dozen ampoules, the young girl at the counter reached out to take them and I asked if she was a qualified pharmacist, she said no so I elected to wait till one was available. When he came out I explained what I had, expecting to get a chit for the controlled drug but he took the bag, thanked me, offered condolences and said goodbye. I was flabbergasted. District nurse also said she could not take the twenty unopened cartons of incontinence pads back, I'm hoping they will be of some use to the hospice. Interestingly I had had to buy some colloidal silver dressings, about 10 quid each, and there were 3 left over and the district nurse did take those as the NHS had run out a week or so earlier. We saw a lot of that sloppy hygiene in the hospital but my daughter did not want a fuss made, her sister did rip into one of the catering staff outside though. ATM it's all hands on deck and my friend who I expected to be furloughed from the speech therapy department is flat out constantly updating duty rosters as frontline staff fall ill
  15. You are a very bad man
  16. We have a 15 year old black one that fruits heavily but as you say the window for picking them is small, the fruits don't ripen at the same time and they tend to rot or dry before ripe. Ours grew to the 1st floor eaves so I took the top out this year so I could reach the fruit from steps. The fruit freezes well and I had the last from the freezer with ice cream yesterday.
  17. It is worth noting that in the second world war theft, especially looting, went up massively and reporting of it was suppressed.
  18. The amerians called them ronsons for much the same reason but it wasn't the petrol that was the main reason but the dry stored ammunition, of course once going the petrol went up. Later in the war the ammo was wet stored to mitigate the problem. Hot metal going through diesel is more likely to ignite it than petrol. I thought many Shermans used the chrysler multibank petrol engine.
  19. Cobblers, it was a magnificent machine and perfectly engineered for mass production as well as servicing in the field, its ability to deal with strongpoints in support of the infantry was without equal in the later stages of the war because of the numbers fielded. Had the american ship commander not been chickenshit on D day and been willing to commit his ship to deploying the duplexes closer to Omaha and Utah the break out could have occurred on day one even if half of them had got to the beach instead of just 2. It could never excel in tank on tank battles because it's mass was limited by the need to transport it across america and the Atlantic, which is why most units stuck with 75mm HE ammunition.
  20. Similarly my Uncle convoyed to Canada, 3 boats in the convoy were sunk and even below deck he could here explosions in the night. He was trained as a navigator in Canada and Florida. In Florida he was befriended by an american who had a phonograph recording machine. It was when I first heard the word furlough. Uncle sent back two recordings on card to his mother. Even though the card got folded I have been able to play it on a turntable and record it with audacity to remove some noise. From volunteering in 42 to being killed on his first mission on May 25th 43 was less than a year, he just missed the point where the tide of the war turned.
  21. Weasel words @PeteB but I've no gripe with Greenmech, my point was many people will see posts about the difficulty in getting a straightforward warranty repair in France for B&S engines. As @Ty Korrigan said the pump could have been swapped out in days so a manufacturer wishing to keep a name for themselves in France could have made a swap out and sent the faulty part for analysis on a sale or refund basis. As for Global I always found them an excellent firm to deal with but didn't have any warranty claims for machines I bought from them as far as I recall. Andy got results, maybe a reflection on his bike racing heritage.
  22. I would have expected your tales of woe on the internet would focus Greenmech's thoughts somewhat if they wish to continue sales abroad, and no, blaming the problem on a warranty issue with the engine supplier cuts no ice.
  23. You need to be a bit more specific about the rough running symptoms, you have said the glow plug light is flashing, is this as soon as the engine starts? When it is running rough does the engine idle and pull okay up to about 2k rpm and then cuts out? If this is so that is switching to get you home mode after a fault is detected. With a bit of care and thought, on flat ground you should be able to smoothly go through the gears keeping the revs below the trigger point and get up to a decent speed in top. It should have raised a DTC (diagnostic trouble code) though.


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