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The Design Shop / Re: Tiny Homes and Living Spaces
« Last post by chipenter on Today at 03:36:13 AM »
A tromb wall will help with ventilation and heating .
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The Water Cooler / Re: John Stevenson
« Last post by AdeV on Today at 03:22:30 AM »
Ah, bugger. That's a kick in the nuts :(
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The Water Cooler / Re: John Stevenson
« Last post by awemawson on Today at 02:57:41 AM »
I am sad to report that John passed away this morning.

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The Design Shop / Re: Tiny Homes and Living Spaces
« Last post by sparky961 on October 22, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
Thanks for your great input.  It's given me some things to think about.

I like the idea of a log cabin, but I neglected to mention that my actual goal is toward something on wheels, something mobile.  This rules out heavy construction.

The idea of having "smart" environmental controls appeals to me, and I'll likely do something along these lines for comfort.  However, relying on such things without a plan B and C for my own safety doesn't seem very smart.

I think some experimentation might be in order, with myself as the test subject - though without putting myself in harm's way. :)
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The Design Shop / Re: Tiny Homes and Living Spaces
« Last post by tom osselton on October 22, 2017, 07:32:29 PM »
Just thinking out loud. Could you hack a co2 detector to set off a alarm or turn on a fan venting to the outside?
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Project Logs / Re: Minnie on the cheap!
« Last post by tom osselton on October 22, 2017, 07:18:39 PM »
When I get a cut like that I put a piece of cigarette paper on it the blood holds the paper and drys like a second skin.
We learned to make keyways like that years ago in shop making a jackstand for a car it was external though down the side of the threaded rod. Its best to have a through hole though unless you have grooved the inside to clear the tail chip.
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The Water Cooler / Re: John Stevenson
« Last post by tom osselton on October 22, 2017, 07:06:32 PM »
I hope John has a speedy recovery!
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New from Old / Re: Eurospark H425 Die Sinker EDM reborn
« Last post by awemawson on October 22, 2017, 03:20:16 PM »
Quite good progress today  :thumbup:

Apart from other distractions (animals and half-term grand-children) I spent the day cleaning decades of oily carbon build up off the radiator and it's associated fan mount. Now unclogged, amazingly the fan motor is working fine  :med:

Before breakfast I set up a livestock drinking trough and put a couple of gallons of Red Diesel in, and left the radiator and it's mounting bracketry soaking for an hour or so to loosen the muck - a bit of scrubbing with an old sink brush followed by good blow off with an airline seemed to do the trick. (I had blanked off the entry and exit from the radiator first to keep the diesel out of the EDM fluid passages)

Then I re-fitted the column slider and it's safety brake along with the double acting hydraulic cylinder that raises and lowers it with the tank.

Just as somewhere to put it, I temporarily re-fitted the tank - (it will have to come out again when I get the new bellows)
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The Water Cooler / Re: John Stevenson
« Last post by howsitwork? on October 22, 2017, 03:07:44 PM »
Enjoyed his company and comments at Harrogate and Doncaster. Hope he recovers quickly now hes under the thumb of the delightful debs.
Always good for an opinion and advice, take your time to recover fully before wading in again mate.

Regards Ian
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Project Logs / Re: Minnie on the cheap!
« Last post by NormanV on October 22, 2017, 10:50:41 AM »
That's a good idea, I will file it away in my memory for the next time, thanks.
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