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by vinylnvalves
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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It’s only 6 years- so Kiki fit can sell you a 5 year old tyre, and you can only legally drive it for 1 year.
by vinylnvalves
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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There are date stamped, and all tyres after a time have to be changed (8 years?) issue for trailers and low usage vehicles. Interesting the winter tyres I use are classed as secondhand and come from Austria - where it is mandatory to fit snow tyres and they can only be used for a single season, so w...
by vinylnvalves
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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I have had pilots in the past which weren’t that good in the wet. I generally went for low rolling resistance, as was putting 15k on them just going into the office. With working from home my mileage is now about 6k, for everything, so maybe I consider an all season tyres and don’t bother about roll...
by vinylnvalves
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Spoke to my tyre supplier - it’s normal with circumferential grooved treads to crack... did point out the 2 on the back which are a different batch haven’t cracked as bad. They can send them back to Goodyear .. it’s a lottery whether or not they will pay out, but you don’t get the tyres back if it’s...
by vinylnvalves
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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Decided to put my winter tyres on today. Noticed the normal tyres have all got cracks running circumferential around the tyres at the bottom of the treads. Front ones are about 3 years old.. but have had little use over the last 20 months. Doubt there is any point of following it up with the supplie...
by vinylnvalves
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4999
Views: 1184463

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Phil Lynott - story on BBC 2 now
by vinylnvalves
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5587

Re: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here

This website may be of interest.., claiming benefits of bipole for room effects. Hmmm .. not sure I full buy it,
https://www.rowen.ch/de/fullbipol.php
by vinylnvalves
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5587

Re: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here

Yes I need to play with a back chamber for the midrange one and see if the magic is lost or not. Alternative is to make some bigger ones to go down to 100 hz, as below the Schröder freq of the room - it doesn’t matter if it’s dipole or sealed.
by vinylnvalves
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5587

Re: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here

The theory behind the AMT would suggest it’s a bipole as it flex’s the corrugations sidewards so the sound waves going forward and backward would be in phase. However I stand to be corrected :D
by vinylnvalves
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4999
Views: 1184463

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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This hasn’t been out of the rack in such a long time.
by vinylnvalves
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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steve s wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:32 pm I have a couple of chain saws and a heavy log splitter Steve.
That only explains how you process the free wood - are neighbours trees vanishing in the night? :D I only probably generate a week or two’s worth of fire wood from pruning the 20 trees or so we have.
by vinylnvalves
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
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[/quote] I think that's a valid point.. We're just having a second log burner fitted..nothing to do with concerns over the grid though, but its almost free heat (excluding the cost of the fire) [/quote] I didn’t realise you had that many failed speaker designs to burn. :D Free wood isn’t going to be...
by vinylnvalves
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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So who’s responsibility is it to ensure that the LV supplies coming over head aren’t subject to trees hazarding them? My experience in the National gas grid (30 odd years ago) was that for the main transmission pipes 4 foot and above Transco were responsible for there up keep. The smaller pipes were...
by vinylnvalves
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
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Having an alternative power source, isn’t the way forward.. “ I’m alright Jack” (no pun intended) isnt fixing the problem of our total reliance on electric going forward, whilst being greener. How can a storm wipe out power supplies, assume its from substation to the end user. Aren’t all new supplie...
by vinylnvalves
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2682813

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Just think of the scenario if this rare weather situation occurs in 10 years when everyone has heat pumps and electric cars.... I wonder what the issues are with the HV grid - is it lack of maintenance, ensuring trees cannot hazard cables etc, as the pylons and cables are designed to cope with reall...