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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:49 pm

Why on earth are you still using Windows 8.1 ?
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ali Tait » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:51 pm

Windows 8. The work of the devil I tell ye.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 am

Started to notice small piles of sawdust on my car when parked up in the garage. One or two at first and then a lot more. Uh oh....woodworm. Closer inspection and the little blighters are feasting on a cross support beam and the roof. Sprayed the infected areas and areas adjacent with woodworm treatment from screwfix and no more sawdust this morning just lots of dead woodworm all over the floor and car! Think I’ll treat the rest of the roof today to make sure I get the all the little devils.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:25 am

Anyone here know about designing a mobile PV setup - I've been handed an IC-BP3000-24 controller, six LSLC42-12 12v deep cycle batteries and five big PV panels on stands...

My local beekeeping group have given me the job of building this into a mobile setup that we can take to local shows (don't ask why!). Everything has to fit in the back of an estate car.

My initial idea is to put the batteries wired as 3x24v in parallel on a piece of 18mm ply with casters and handles (it'd be heavy). The controller and breakers etc. to be on another board which will mount on top of the battery board. It would also help if one or two of the battery pairs were easy to remove in cases where they're simply not needed.

Normal panel connectors are locking (MC4s), so can't be used. I'd also like the option of just using one or two panels in cases where we simply don't need 5!

Would really appreciate input on this. Types of breakers, connectors, cable size etc.

Ta!
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by chris661 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 pm

Nice pile of kit to play with.

I think your plan is sensible. 2 batteries in series, 3x groups in parallel would give the 24v the controller is intended to work with.
However, I don't know if the 3x groups will need any special treatment to avoid them interacting. If one battery fails, it might end up reverse-charged by the others.

Worth a phone call - the first website (Photonic Universe) that turned up for that controller also sells batteries and other accessories, and they have a contact number.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Sprayed the rest of the garage, it’s nearly a triple length garage and full of junk, anyhow seem to have got more of them. The spray works incredibly quickly. Need a trophy cabinet!

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by shane » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:05 pm

First trip this year.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm

Bloody rain.
Need to sort something so I can work outside when it's like this...

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:27 am

Ant wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Bloody rain.
Need to sort something so I can work outside when it's like this...
Just put up a gazebo so son and I can work on the workshop in inclement weather.

Workshop now emptied, carpets and underlay removed. Alarm wiring, old BT cabling etc. all gone.

Massive bonfire of redundant stuff. Tomorrow the real fun begins when we get out the pry bars and take down the wall, lift the floors and cut out all the joists...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Major major rot in the old early Victorian walls.

My "Shed" was a gardener's bothy from around 1810 - around the walls a row of bricks on the inner course had been replaced by 3" x 4" oak timbers...

On the surface, these look rough but ok. Using a Fein multi-tool, I took a slice out of one row, and it's completely rotten - only the top 1" - 2" is left...

So, I've started removing this and am going to replace it with bricks... but these are imperial sized bricks and are bedded with lime mortar...

To add insult to injury, the vertical damp course on the rear wall is compromised and also needs replacing, i.e. stripping, re-tanking, then plastering.

Annoyingly I ordered all the timber today - C24 joists, hangers and a lot of P5 22mm waterproof T&G. This is now going to sit round for another week while the rest of this crap is sorted out.

One brighter moment - TLC sell a complete IP65 consumer unit for 42 quid. Very nice it is too!
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Max N » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:46 pm

If you get a chance to post some photos it would be much appreciated. I fear that my shed is going to require major structural work soon - although not quite on the same scale as yours. Reading your posts is making me feel a bit less daunted....

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Finally got myself another dynavector cart.
I got a nos dv20a2.
I had an a2 years ago, then a 10x3 and a 10x5, and a karat 23r when I was using moving coils. They all did something I like, and when Nigel got me to build the g99 with the karmadon arm he supplied a dv20x2 which rekindled the dynavector 'thing'
I am very very tempted to get another 20a2 or a b2, same thing with a beryllium cantilever and send it off to Nat and Dom to get a paratrace stylus on it.
The a2 is utterly lovely on the jvc, my at150s are on the lenco and AT1100, and Paul's 301 with the audiomods arm.
Nice to have a choice of what to play stuff on even though it is a pain in the arse to house them all

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by chris661 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:56 pm

Finally got the 8" speakers up and running. After a while playing with the HF level, it's sounding pretty good.

Pictures coming soon.

Chris

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Just back from 10 days camping, Redmarley D'Abitot (nr Ledbury), Buttington (nr Welshpool) then Hanley Swan (nr Malvern).
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 pm

Max N wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:46 pm
If you get a chance to post some photos it would be much appreciated. I fear that my shed is going to require major structural work soon - although not quite on the same scale as yours. Reading your posts is making me feel a bit less daunted....
Will do - phone dead - just got the new IP65 CU in and removed old cabling. Power now back on so can continue with work. Rotten timbers removed from wall - need to re-fill void with imperial bricks & a lights render covering.

Next electrical job is refurbing the surge/lightning barrier - it's been in for 15 years so I'm replacing the MOVs and spark gaps.

Just received the quote from the MOV manufacturer :shock: SIXTY FOUR QUID EACH! (and there are three...)

Main problem is the damp.
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