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  1. It may be that the starter cap has deteriorated...

    It may be that the starter cap has deteriorated and is no longer able to get the motor up to speed. I would get it replaced as this may solve your problem.
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    Are you locking ...

    Are you locking the chuck?

    The chuck may be designed to lock on the drill by, after you have tightened it, turning the chuck back untill you hear a click.

    It is then locked on the drill and...
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    Went shopping for pants and found the Yakka ones...

    Went shopping for pants and found the Yakka ones with the builtin kneepad holders. If you bought two pair they threw in a pair of kneepads.

    Sounded like a good idea so I went home with two pair...
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    All electrolytic capacitors need to have their...

    All electrolytic capacitors need to have their plates "formed" by being exposed to a voltage close to their designed working voltage.

    In the case of DC caps they just don't have the right value...
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    The correct tool to remove a "nut" that has a...

    The correct tool to remove a "nut" that has a hole in it is a C spanner not a pry bar.
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    The trick to using magnets to detect nails is to...

    The trick to using magnets to detect nails is to hang the magnet on a long string and as you slide the timber under the magnet it will deflect to follow the nail and then swing back. Any movement and...
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    WANTED:QLD. A typical value for a start cap for a 1hp motor...

    A typical value for a start cap for a 1hp motor would be from 140-180F with about a 300v rating. This value is not critical so anything in that range would do.

    Google "electric motor repair" and...
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    When a compressor reaches its rated pressure the...

    When a compressor reaches its rated pressure the control turns off the power as well as releasing the pressure in the plumbing on the output side of the compressor.

    Turning off just the power...
  9. SOLD: I will take it.

    I will take it.
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    Have used this type of product...

    Have used this type of product to waterproof cracked concrete water tanks. Can't remember the exact brand or where I got it but it was in Melb. I don't think that the cost was exorbitantly high. You...
  11. The 10A and 15A plugs are identical except that...

    The 10A and 15A plugs are identical except that the 15A plug has a wider earth pin to force you to plug it into a designated 15A socket which is also exactly the same as a 10A socket except that the...
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    The brackets around the value is the accountant's...

    The brackets around the value is the accountant's way of designating a negative value.
  13. Thread: Any cooks here?

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    That's because you're boiling it in water. If you...

    That's because you're boiling it in water. If you use thinners I guarantee they will go soft real quick. :doh:
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    If you have multiple 3ph outlets it's probably a...

    If you have multiple 3ph outlets it's probably a good idea to check that they are all wired for the same direction of rotation. The easiest way is to move a small motor to each outlet and check the...
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    Silbergleit...

    Silbergleit is a good product and was available in the smaller tin but appears to have disappeared off the price lists. It is a good woodworking lubricant and rust preventative for machinery and hand...
  16. Thread: Identification?

    by Bohdan
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    That is a drill guide. You fit the right size...

    That is a drill guide. You fit the right size collet for your drill, place the guide crosshairs over the lines marking where you want the hole and drill the hole. Will also centre on a round object.
  17. You could try Chair Doctor...

    You could try Chair Doctor glue as it will soak right in. Put the glue on then quickly clamp the panel.
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    The bore water would not necessarily be...

    The bore water would not necessarily be contaminated by the sea as you would be drawing from an aquifer which could be quite deep. You need to contact the relative authority to find out if there is a...
  19. Thread: Covid Vaccines

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    I think that the real question is are the...

    I think that the real question is are the risks/dangers associated with taking the vaccine greater than the risks/dangers associated with getting Covid.

    No vaccine is perfect, some are better than...
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    Sounds like the starter winding is not being...

    Sounds like the starter winding is not being energised. This may be via a start capacitor which is faulty or a start switch, which is operated by the motors rotation, and it is not switching on. The...
  21. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    The speed control on a brush motor is designed to...

    The speed control on a brush motor is designed to restrict the speed by limiting the power being fed to the motor. This enables a constant speed to be maintained if the motor slows down by feeding...
  22. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    The motor in the TKS80 is not an induction motor....

    The motor in the TKS80 is not an induction motor. It is a brush motor which is not constant speed, as the load increases above its rated power the speed will drop and the power drawn will increase...
  23. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    Most 10A power points are wired from a 16A...

    Most 10A power points are wired from a 16A circuit breaker with 2.5mm wire which is rated at 25A. This enables you to run high current power tools off the CT but if you exceed the 16A or get close...
  24. Thread: Womens Sheds

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    On the same issue I was working at a TAFE college...

    On the same issue I was working at a TAFE college that had a welding dept. One of the female apprentices cried sexual harrasment when the instructor corrected her stick welding angles by grasping her...
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    That's called a Worksharp...

    That's called a Worksharp.
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    Concreting a post in will guarantee that it will...

    Concreting a post in will guarantee that it will rot. You are effectively placing a wooden post into a concrete pot that, as the wood shrinks, will fill with water.

    The best treatment for termites...
  27. Thread: Logic?????

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    It's just an example of what happens when those...

    It's just an example of what happens when those that get elected make the rules. (Nearly as bad as some of our laws)
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    I should have added that when you do get the...

    I should have added that when you do get the collet out do not reinsert it into the shaft until you have joined the collet into the nut, so that next time the nut will pull the collet out, releasing...
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    Run the router for a while so that it warms up...

    Run the router for a while so that it warms up the shaft and then try spraying the cutter with this to try and break the grip on the shaft. Then tap it from side to side with a piece of wood and pull.
  30. Thread: glue up brushes

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    I just use artist's brushes, dirt cheap,...

    I just use artist's brushes, dirt cheap, available in many sizes and wash out in water (if you remember and are quick enough).
  31. Thread: black screws

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    If you stick the screws into polystyrene sheet,...

    If you stick the screws into polystyrene sheet, all the way in, and then spray paint the heads with a rattle can you can have any size, type or colour that you want.
  32. Thread: Sherwood YF-870

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    You can also sharpen on the top of the teeth at...

    You can also sharpen on the top of the teeth at whatever angle they require but there is no need to as once you do the face the tooth is sharp.

    The only reason that I can see for doing the top is...
  33. Thread: Midnight's Shed

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    I have also found that some of the Clipsal...

    I have also found that some of the Clipsal products are sourced from China making the price disparity even more proof of Clipsal gouging.
  34. Thread: Diablo gone

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    169 items in Geelong North.

    169 items in Geelong North.
  35. Thread: Sherwood YF-870

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    I bought mine from Forestwest...

    I bought mine from Forestwest, different colour and possibly made in a different factory but significantly cheaper, and after some minor mods it works real well.

    The original fault with the design...
  36. First thing in the morning I issued a newly...

    First thing in the morning I issued a newly sharpened saw blade to one of my workers to fit and then rip some chipboard sheets. At morning tea, after two hours cutting, he said that the sharpener...
  37. Thread: Midnight's Shed

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    Depends where you shop. $7.95...

    Depends where you shop. $7.95 or $146.08
  38. Thread: Midnight's Shed

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    Since a 10A plug will plug into a 15A socket and...

    Since a 10A plug will plug into a 15A socket and the fuse is only there to protect the wiring you may as well have the sparky fit 15A outlets from the start and save the potential recall and...
  39. If you have the smallest leak in the container...

    If you have the smallest leak in the container below the cyclone the fine dust will be picked up by the airflow the continue into the vac filter.
  40. My setup is a DD with a HEPA CT36. I haven't...

    My setup is a DD with a HEPA CT36. I haven't cleaned the filter since I got it and it is now well out of warranty. There is a small quantity of fine dust in the bag but the rest is stopped by the DD...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Having a small drain hole in your pipe will only...

    Having a small drain hole in your pipe will only last a short time before it is blocked up by the dirt off the roof and a larger hole will waste a lot of water. There is a commercial product that has...
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    The problem with your setup that I see is any...

    The problem with your setup that I see is any leaves that get washed into the trap will float to the top of the trap water column and then be washed down the pipe to your tank. Even if you drill a...
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    Take the pipe from the gutter all the way down to...

    Take the pipe from the gutter all the way down to the ground, across to the water tank and then, via a tee joint, up to the tank filler point. Fit a screw on cap at the tee.

    Any leaves that float...
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    Reproducing a portion of the text in a book may...

    Reproducing a portion of the text in a book may be permissible but any graphic or illustration in a book is considered a complete work of art so if you reproduce it you are not reproducing a portion...
  46. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    PVA will have to be applied to clean timber, any...

    PVA will have to be applied to clean timber, any epoxy on the surface will have to be removed. Epoxy is one of the few glues that will bond to itself so for this application it is probably the only...
  47. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    PU is a stronge glue provided there is no gap...

    PU is a stronge glue provided there is no gap being filled by the foaming action of the glue as it goes off. If there is a gap the glue fills it but it is filled with foam which has minimal strength....
  48. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    Interesting article...

    Interesting article on adhesives. There is a table at the end which gives the relative strengths of common adhesives.
  49. Thread: TCT sharpening

    by Bohdan
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    I recently bought one from Forestwest and I was...

    I recently bought one from Forestwest and I was really disappointed with it's design. Not all of the unit just the indexing and blade holding setup.

    I found that the indexing was almost totally...
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    The RVD series is vacuum only so there must be...

    The RVD series is vacuum only so there must be some difference to a RPD which is pressure only.
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