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Introductions / Re: Hello Mad Modders from Merseyside UK
« Last post by John Rudd on October 11, 2018, 04:45:31 AM »
Hi Paul from Merseyside.. :wave:

post us some piccies of your tooling please....especially your lathe...what is it?
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Introductions / Re: Hello Mad Modders from Merseyside UK
« Last post by paulc1 on October 11, 2018, 04:39:44 AM »
Thanks for the welcome Pete, that is what brought me here after following a link :)
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Introductions / Re: Hello Mad Modders from Merseyside UK
« Last post by Pete. on October 11, 2018, 04:17:11 AM »
Welcome Paul!

No shortage of inspiration for projects here!
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Introductions / Hello Mad Modders from Merseyside UK
« Last post by paulc1 on October 11, 2018, 03:52:07 AM »
Hello Folks, Paul here from Wirral Merseyside, I am an Electrician and a caver in my spare time however my wife and kids describe me as a sheddy and sometimes as a tool fondler which is probably an apt description because I can spend weekends in my Shed just fondling my tools.

I own a small metal lathe and a rather sexy wood lathe and I am happy being ankle deep in swarf or sawdust but always looking for a little project that lets me lose myself in my shed, I also have a small gas forge for blade making but I cannot really use it without upsetting my neighbours due to the noise :hammer: I offered to supply them with earmuffs but they would also need welding goggles :) just joking of course but I would like to use it more.

 :wave:
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by Jo on October 11, 2018, 02:42:01 AM »
Get it to me Jo !

I was looking for a zero cost option to get rid of it Andrew. I've put the word about but so far not many are still using the stuff for heating. About 300 ltrs is in secure containers, hopefully another 100ltrs will be today if the promised 25lt containers turn up.

Thanks Phil, I had noticed the tendency to have a reaction with the skin over time: Yesterday it seemed to continually get on my hands as I was decanting the stuff. I am going to put off pumping any more out until all of the promised sources of containers have delivered or confirmed failure of supply.

This morning having looked down the garden at the newly sculpted mountain range I again feel a need to see what the local mole population think of the smell of the stuff :X

Now if only there was a really cheap option to get it to heat the workshop but I am guessing it might be more hassle than heating with a storage heater.

Jo

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Project Logs / Re: Little lathe tool grinder.
« Last post by krv3000 on October 10, 2018, 05:13:35 PM »
in a word brill
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by AdeV on October 10, 2018, 04:06:42 PM »
I wouldn't recommend using it in a diesel engine - especially not a modern one. Kero has no lubricity, so your injector pump will, at a minimum, take damage, and may seize entirely. That probably doesn't apply so much if you just add a little to an otherwise full tank of diesel...

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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by hermetic on October 10, 2018, 03:42:02 PM »
It is kerosene, so you could use it in a torpedo type blower heater, or a greenhouse or other wick type heater heater. or even sell it to a local farmer. It is very good for cleaning machines and parts, but watch for red sore hands ie dermatitis! Wish you were nearer, I would buy it! You could put it in the car (illegally of course) but I would add a couple of gallons to a hearly full tank to be on the safe side
Phil
East Yorks.
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by awemawson on October 10, 2018, 03:39:24 PM »
Get it to me Jo !

I've just shelled out 1800 to top up our three oil fired central heating tanks and my diesel bowser for the coming winter  :bugeye:

(that's 2335 litres of heating oil and 500 litres of Red Diesel)
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by pycoed on October 10, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Maybe you ought to delete this post so the Env Agency don't get to hear about it & you may cop it? :beer:
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