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by jack
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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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 ...
by jack
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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Just for comparison, in the UAE all tyres have a date moulded into them.

By law, all tyres have to be changed every 3 years regardless of tread - they're checks as part of their equivalent of our MOT.

Yes, that's mainly down to the heat, but it's an interesting concept.
by jack
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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Saga STILL HAVEN'T AGREED TO THE REPAIR of my LandRover even though the other party admitted fault immediately (over 6 weeks ago). After many weeks of hassle, I raised a complaint and was called last Monday and was assured it'd be approved by Tues, or Wednesday at the latest. Tuesday: Nothing Wednes...
by jack
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 2119
Views: 628990

Re: A little light humour

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by jack
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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So what's your view of the running costs and capability of your system Nick ? I've looked into them and decided to hang fire.. hence the 2nd wood burner. It's difficult to compare systems... Our heat pump was installed as part of the complete "green" self-build and conversion we did in 20...
by jack
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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Running a 3-phase vs single phase heat pump only gives a few more percent in efficiency but it all counts. It wouldn't be cost effective to put in 3-phase especially for the heat pump, but we had it on site already as these originally were farm buildings. Sizing your generator to the necessary load ...
by jack
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

Re: Nothing In Particular

3phase motors are more efficient than single phase ones.
by jack
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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I have a couple of chain saws and a heavy log splitter Steve. Don't have a log splitter (rely on the brother in law for that) but do have the chainsaw and wood burner... One plus for doing what I did for the National Trust is that we get free wood from the estate - they have barns full of the stuff...
by jack
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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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 suppli...
by jack
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13548
Views: 2683457

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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 real...
by jack
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 2683457

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by jack
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5588

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

They pipe speakers are called Pluto’s- https://www.linkwitzlab.com/Pluto/intro.htm I know that these are celestial names (Pluto, Orion etc.), but I can't help but notice that PLUTO was a top secret pipeline delivering fuel under the English Channel to the beach heads after D-Day... PLUTO = PipeLine...
by jack
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Millett LR + TP Opus + AMB α24 reboot
Replies: 90
Views: 4622

Re: Millett LR + TP Opus + AMB α24 reboot

Can't see any 100n caps decoupling each chip's Vcc/Vdd - well, there are no chips as such, but decoupling pins 1 & 2 of J1 would be a good plan. Crowbar (diode) between pins 1 & 2 of J1 as well, plus possible tiny power LEDs for both usb & iso sides. No need for decoupling Nick, that'll...
by jack
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5588

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

Nick - can you go back and edit in the details into Mike's photo post as and when they become available - it'd be really useful! Pretty please? FWIW, though it'd been great to do a 9+ hour round trip to see what was happening in Owston, seeing the first grandchild for the first time was awesome... (...
by jack
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Millett LR + TP Opus + AMB α24 reboot
Replies: 90
Views: 4622

Re: Millett LR + TP Opus + AMB α24 reboot

Can't see any 100n caps decoupling each chip's Vcc/Vdd - well, there are no chips as such, but decoupling pins 1 & 2 of J1 would be a good plan.

Crowbar (diode) between pins 1 & 2 of J1 as well, plus possible tiny power LEDs for both usb & iso sides.