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  1. Rhody, burning it makes me feel like I am getting back at this PITA plant. It does work well in my log burner though.
  2. Spray it on some weeds or rhododendrons 😀(I hate rhododendron)
  3. Hi Mark cheers for that, was under the impression that neon sign transformers were safer than microwave transformers as the neon ones were a lot more limiting on the current while still supplying loads of voltage causing the tracking on the wood. i am sure I saw Big Clive do a YouTube vid on this explaining the differences. Can’t comment on the oil burner transformers as I am not sure of their characteristics.
  4. roys


    Those skilsaws do look proper.
  5. Did you use a microwave transformer or a neon sign transformer? As a sparky in a former life just interested in the technical side of it. Nice looking piece.
  6. roys


    On Building Alaska, I saw them with a winch attachment onto the chainsaw, thought that looked handy.
  7. I have a Charnwood 16b, which heats up the water and 5 rads, well made stove. Just bought an additional Flavel stove mmmm appears to me to have a design flaw, there is a distinct ledge at the bottom of the glass on the inside, the ash gathers on this so as soon as you open the door to top up the wood the pile of ash falls out and due to the swing of the door about 2/3rds go onto the hearth and about 1/3rd onto the carpet, very annoying. Got in touch with installer, he came out, showed him and he agreed that the design is flawed, think I am getting a visit from the manufacturer next.
  8. Thanks again gents, just need to try and source a piston now, they appear to be a bit scarce.
  9. Is wet and dry ok to use to abrade it smooth?
  10. Thanks ratman, saw that but it is out of stock, bit pricey as well.
  11. Thank you for the replies. Dont mind spending a bit of time on as it seems to be a well engineered machine, just had a look on line and struggling to find a piston though. Spud please excuse my ignorance, what do you mean nipped up? Also what do you mean etching, how exactly do you clean up the cylinder, done a lot of mechanical things but not that, and got not a bad workshop. cheers gents
  12. Bit of an update and some more advice required please. So finally got it stripped and found the piston and cylinder looked quite badly scored to me. What should I do next, can anyone recommend good spares, or is it beyond economic repair, and just sell it for spares on eBay. Cheers all.
  13. Welcome Ross, just like to say that is one well constructed 1st post 😀 Good luck in your new venture.


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