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Project Logs / Re: let ther be light
« Last post by krv3000 on April 16, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
hi all did any one spot the mistake in the mounting bracket any way did a bit more tonight I finish off the filler cap I made a retainer out of brass wire  for one end off the bobbly chain that's the end that goes in to the tank the other end I remove one of the balls so the pin link goes threw the hole in the cap then I drilled a series of 1mm holes in the dome that's the cap dun next I fitted the bezel I made two 2mm stanles steel screws to look like rivets by placing  a dome of soft solder on there heads them just screwed the bezel to its hinge right pics
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Project Logs / Re: let ther be light
« Last post by krv3000 on April 16, 2018, 03:53:14 PM »
errr wots them
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The Water Cooler / My retirement gift to myself !
« Last post by Doc on April 16, 2018, 03:28:19 PM »
Well this weekend was the first time I put fuel in her, got her last August.

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New from Old / Re: Rebuilding A Grotty Chicken Shed
« Last post by awemawson on April 16, 2018, 09:54:02 AM »
Time to sort out those rotten floor planks. Strategy: cut off the ends back to the next bearer, insert a well creosoted plywood section, then when the rest of the shed is finished over-cover all the floor with 18mm OSB3

I had an off-cut of ply that proved to be 1/8" too thick but it got pressed into service (literally with a sledge hammer!)

So, firstly cut a bit of floor to check the board thickness
Then fix a batten to act as a guide for the circular saw
Slice off the rotten bits
Cut plywood to size
Slaver creosote everywhere (including on me !)
Nail down the ply with the Paslode gun.

It ALMOST worked like that  :lol:

Firstly the 13A socket in the shed wasn't working - quick bit of diagnosis found the socket itself was too corroded. Replace socket

Then the outer bearer was mainly ok but one end was soft - slice out another one on the Dominion saw bench

Other than that it went OK - the ply was a tight (1/8" interference!) fit but the sledge hammer sorted that!

Now at least there is a firm base to place the rest of the front framework that I'm replacing
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New from Old / Re: Rebuilding A Grotty Chicken Shed
« Last post by Joules on April 16, 2018, 02:10:52 AM »
Why not equipe the hen house with PIR controlled Claymores (what could possibly go wrong)

Nothing like the smell of warm Pâté de fox in a morning.
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New from Old / Re: Rebuilding A Grotty Chicken Shed
« Last post by SwarfnStuff on April 16, 2018, 01:42:43 AM »
Ouch Andrew,
       I didn't just strain a tendon. Actually snapped three but one was an old injury and not fixable. Six weeks in a sling after the op, now physiotherapy to get movement back before strengthening exercises in another month.
     No playpen time for the duration so I shall just continue reading your and other's posts living vicariously till I can turn handles again.
John B
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Project Logs / Re: let ther be light
« Last post by tom osselton on April 15, 2018, 09:40:25 PM »
And did you have your safety glasses on?  :coffee:
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New from Old / Re: Rebuilding A Grotty Chicken Shed
« Last post by Will_D on April 15, 2018, 06:11:43 PM »
Ok Andrew, Next project:

A CNC controlled, Digital, 3d printable, Laser guided, Solar powered, Ecco friendly, HSE/RSPCA approved,  Fox detector and Terminator

That should tick all their 'effin boxes and save the Chickens
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How to's / Re: Homemade layout fluid
« Last post by Will_D on April 15, 2018, 06:04:34 PM »
Ok, So I put on my chemists hat and thanks to Wikipedia (overcomes Alzheimer's always) Prussian blue is actually Iron(II,III) hexacyanoferrate(II,III).

So any other prettily coloured cyanoferate or dichromate  complexes would do.

Will they be toxic? Don't know just don't eat!!

BTW: PB IS a very useful "antidote for certain kinds of heavy metal poisoning"
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Project Logs / Re: let ther be light
« Last post by krv3000 on April 15, 2018, 04:15:54 PM »
lol as all redy dun that had a go at making a gas generator I used a glass jar witch went bang  :)
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