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    Rather than one of those plug into the cigar...

    Rather than one of those plug into the cigar lighter socket meters I suggest you buy a multimeter. Need not be too expensive and will be much more useful as you will be able to check voltages at...
  2. Thread: Brexit March

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    Speaker stops May vote

    Nobody mentioned this yet, have you all turned the BBC off?
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    Thanks both for your helpful advice. Asterix,...

    Thanks both for your helpful advice.
    Asterix, yes the head is in a recess 12mm deep to the visible face of the screw head. The diameter of the recess is only 5.3mm at the outer face and tapers...
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    Tiny Phillips Screw Head Cam-Out

    Had a minor disaster when removing the back of my Sony Vaio Laptop The third screw attempted was stubborn and the head is damaged so no driver I have will now engage with it.
    The others were...
  5. Thread: Water tank

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    Either of these might do if there is enough strap...

    Either of these might do if there is enough strap to go around the cap. The second item can be turned by a spanner or a 1/2” sq drive, useful if there is not enough room for the handle of the first. ...
  6. Thread: Where ?

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    Dutch, I thought they were from across the pond,...

    Dutch, I thought they were from across the pond, 1969, Sugar Sugar, good times

    YouTube

    s’pose they had to find something to do when their voices went.
  7. Thread: tool porn

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    You must be using the PC search engine, try:...

    You must be using the PC search engine, try: "strong-girl-feminist-working-in-man-profession".

    JC seems to be getting younger now, must be the young crew he has now.
  8. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I might...

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I might have dropped off the perch without ever seeing a reply!

    No I didn't notice the date, but it was a good link which I enjoyed reading and for which...
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    Thanks Alf for link to the Corkscrew thread, am I...

    Thanks Alf for link to the Corkscrew thread, am I right to think that the Morgan three wheeler replica was being driven up Corkscrew? I used to be involved with MCC trials, all in England (if allowed...
  10. Good story but you haven't said how long your van...

    Good story but you haven't said how long your van is. At what length and width do you think the road becomes impassable?

    EDIT: no good video of climbing Corkscrew but this gives an idea: The...
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    Trev, that looks very nice but “big” is in the...

    Trev, that looks very nice but “big” is in the eye of the beholder. Your Iveco must be 6 maybe more than 7 metres long and wouldn’t slip under any height restriction barriers around here. My Trafic...
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    guess it depends on your point of view A...

    guess it depends on your point of view

    A cheerful outgoing lady with two dogs fell in love with and bought a small camper. It turned out to be a bit of a money pit but she stuck with it and has a...
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    Waste to Energy (WtE) plants are well established...

    Waste to Energy (WtE) plants are well established although there probably could/should be more in UK. There is one not far from us in Coventry and the exhaust is clean:
    “The Coventry and Solihull...
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    What you say is correct and that is why my post...

    What you say is correct and that is why my post said:

    "Perhaps worth a look at the monthly average irradiance figures for your critical location(s). There are figures for a southern UK location on...
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    There is a lot of Solar information on the web. I...

    There is a lot of Solar information on the web. I borrowed the chart below from this site:
    Designing Solar Installations - UK Solar Power Panels

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    I assume, although not stated, that it...
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    My interest was caught by the OP so I used the...

    My interest was caught by the OP so I used the POI map and Google Maps to digitally travel up Bushcombe Lane whilst sitting at the kitchen table. I am very pleased and grateful for what Admin Chris...
  17. Guidance: Convert a vehicle into a motorhome

    Guidance: Convert a vehicle into a motorhome
    Convert a vehicle into a motorhome - GOV.UK

    “It’s a legal requirement that all UK registered vehicles are classified correctly on the V5C registration...
  18. Thread: Solar panel time

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    Just had a look at the Autocirrus (2008) handbook...

    Just had a look at the Autocirrus (2008) handbook available on the Elddis site.
    Describes floor and wall construction but no mention of the roof construction. I am sure ******** will be right and...
  19. Thread: Solar panel time

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    Polyurethane and related hybrid adhesive sealants...

    Polyurethane and related hybrid adhesive sealants set by a chemical reaction with atmospheric moisture. The process needs an entry point and sufficient thickness of bed to allow the moisture vapour...
  20. Thread: Skid Wheels

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    Good to see you have come to a conclusion. Just...

    Good to see you have come to a conclusion.
    Just in case the roller is a bit more than you expect, this looks ok and well priced. Available for older Régie Renaults too.

    AIR SUSPENSION KIT with...
  21. Thread: Skid Wheels

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    Many of the castors etc found in hardware stores...

    Many of the castors etc found in hardware stores or the modern equivalents, Screwfix, Toolstation etc, have small load capacity 200kg or less. There are stronger options on line:

    Heavy Duty...
  22. Thread: Linux Question ?

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    Us win guys don’t need no hassle from you new...

    Us win guys don’t need no hassle from you new boys wese just chillin with our bug free smooth running systems.

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  23. Thread: Linux Question ?

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    Might this be of use? How to Install Firefox 63...

    Might this be of use?
    How to Install Firefox 63 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora… … or any other Linux distribution.

    Don't yet use Linux myself, still thinking about it after many...
  24. Thread: Sox ....

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    Lovely photo of a handsome creature.

    Lovely photo of a handsome creature.
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    Have you received this advice because you had a...

    Have you received this advice because you had a problem with your 12V electrical system?
    If you have had the van for a while but not had problems then there is no need to worry unduly. However, it...
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