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About Macpherson

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    Glasgow and Glen Shiel
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    diy and stonework
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    mechanical repairs and restoration
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  1. Macpherson

    Do these trees need to come down?

    Aye, the sap turns everything black n your gutters get stuffed
  2. Macpherson

    Show us your fencing!!

    Yep, I had one the same before it had a Titan label, £90....did a hell of a lot of work before I let a mate use it...he got it wet and it vaporised the brush holders... min order 1000 pairs on Alibaba. stripped it completely.... zero signs of wear....pity you just can't get parts Replaced it for similar off ebay
  3. Macpherson

    Do these trees need to come down?

    + 1 for this , if you take large limbs off Birch, particularly mature and this species they'll rot real quick up here, there's a lot like that near me and they seldom get blown down, they'll often to lose a branch rather than being blown over...they tend to tear often leaving the limb hanging......nice trees but it's your shout, Must be creating a lot of shade when in leaf... are you facing west and they're stealing your sunset😎
  4. Macpherson

    Ticks away!

    Yeah, I've worked in the midges most of my life...preventing them getting in is no doubt the best solution... the same goes for ticks. As far as lyme goes imo it's well worth arming yourself with up to date info and staying aware and checking yourself thoroughly each night...as if your unlucky enough to get infected recognising the symptoms quickly is key and it's unlikely that your GP will have a scoobydoo. I had a lyme test done a couple of years ago by a busy GP practice in Glasgow....the nurse that took the blood has been there for years and she let it slip that it was the first Lyme test she'd ever been involved with and the GP couldn't tell me where they would send the sample to be tested... apparently that's important as many tests are inconclusive. cheers.
  5. Macpherson

    Ticks away!

    Ok it kills insects.. but it won't do you any good either....also melts plastic and fecks up the taped seals on VERY expensive breathable fabrics....it's the active ingredient in jungle formula and many other nasty products, there are much more friendly alternatives, you just have to try then till you find something that suits you... If any arsehole sprays Permethrin anywhere near me just to kill a fly I GTF pronto after offering to shove the can right up their wotsit... it's evil shit. Here's a link if anyone can be bothered https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2012/04/toxic-truth-about-deet-and-peremethrin
  6. Macpherson

    Climate change anyone?

    Essentially.... our beautiful blue oasis in the vastness of our part of the universe is very much like a petri dish in a lab with various bacteria in it, to use an analogy .....sealed and in balance [ or not ] to all intents and purposes, from our very limited point of view. Unfortunately for the whole of this balanced ecosystem some clever folk discovered stuff and stupidly trusted this information to the other anthropoids like the ones that I stand next to in the pub, in order to make money For eons all was in balance.... just like the delicate balance that is on going in each of our super complicated bodies.... What arrogance is displayed when we presume to know anything definitively after the tiny amount of time that we THINK we've found any answers in. On this planet it's only man that shits in his own nest... but it's all the millions of other species that are paying the price of our stupidity as we destroy the environment in our endless pursuit of greed and which may well prove to be the well deserved Achilles heal of the human races 'cancer' of the system.
  7. Macpherson

    Climate change anyone?

    Hi, so like me, you also believe that the tide is out at the moment. I'm not up to speed enough on the subject of radiation to be able to discuss the properties of one form from the other but the ongoing under reporting of the Japanese disaster which some say is already thousands of time worse than Chernobyl is possibly a crime in itself. I can't see that it will ever be possible to move the radioactive material at all.... many of these elements never before existed so what effect will their lack of containment will have on nature ?.. who can say. cheers
  8. Macpherson

    Climate change anyone?

    Regardless of whatever side of this argument any individual takes there's one uncomfortable fact that's just never mentioned bearing in mind that no-one denies that the planet goes through cycles of heat and cold. We know that the ice will melt to some degree at some point...therefore the fuse to the end of most life on this planet has been set and the blue touch paper lit. There are currently 450 ish nuclear power stations globally, most at sea level....The sea level rise models being banded about at the moment will see most of them submerged...plutonium has a half life of 241000 years ! Not to mention Fukushima.... { as our media isn't } .... It may already be an unfolding global extinction level event .... and yet probably not as important as the brexit pish. Just my take on it
  9. Macpherson

    Home 'lecky supply 253v

    Yeah, it's not like that all the time but power outages fairly often if there's a big storm then I recon they patch it all together as best they can until they sort it properly.....Got this from a Mira pdf.. cheers. *Note: The standard voltage for electricity supply in the UK is now 230V +10% -6% (253V to 216V). As the previous standard voltage of 240V +6% effectively falls within this band, there is likely to be no significant change in existing supplies for some years.
  10. Macpherson

    Home 'lecky supply 253v

    Often we get the opposite.. the lecky shower barely gets hot, the lowest I've measured is 208 V
  11. Macpherson

    Advice on polishing ally truck sides please

    + 1 for that... But it's there....lightly etch the surface and find an sign writer { art student } to copy over...might look better with a bit of a polish first....just an option, cheers
  12. Macpherson

    How best to preserve a Bog Fir rootplate

    44:29 .......you've got to be taking the piss......I remember that episode 👍
  13. Macpherson

    Fings wot broke

    I see that John Haynes passed away last week.....the end of an era 👍
  14. Macpherson


    Great pictures, thanks.......
  15. Macpherson

    Battery chainsaw questionnaire

    That must be the wee battery....the AP300 is 1.7 kg and the saw's 2.9 ..so 4.6 without oil.....so it's not exactly light, I did a lime re- pollard last week with mine, only the 2nd job but I love it already... did 2 cuts one handed with my arm fully extended and it's just about as heavy as I could cope with, { awaiting criticism } I think it's just about as good as the petrol alternative cutting speed wise and a lot less fuss....stihl had 2 bars left, as a non pro user doing a lot of wee jobs I can see it being my go to saw, cheers.


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