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  1. Thanks to all who have replied to this thread,...

    Thanks to all who have replied to this thread, strangely I had been wondering about the cost of replacing the roof entirely, but had not made any enquiries regarding cost when Riverbuilder made his...
  2. Suitable roof paint for water collection for domestic consumption

    G'Day Folks,
    I would appreciate some advice for paint suitable for a small section of roof over my wood shed, which is part of the rain collection used for domestic supply. The roof in question is...
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    Diesel Heater Options

    Hi Folks, Im just wondering if there is anyone with experience, good or bad, in using some of the cheaper diesel heaters. RV diesel heaters seem to start around the $200 mark, with several mid range...
  4. I'm guessing that there won't be too many...

    I'm guessing that there won't be too many requests for photographic evidence of booger test samples!:oo::o:no::D:D. Good test data probably though, testing the effectiveness at the point of...
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    CLAIMED "I'm in."

    "I'm in."
  6. Thanks for the excellent write-up Bob, on your...

    Thanks for the excellent write-up Bob, on your great project. The results of your work look as if you had used new material and certainly don't show the result of using recycled sheet metal. I know...
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    Simon, did I ever mention that I also have a...

    Simon, did I ever mention that I also have a Patrol?:D:D:D.
    Rob.
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    Aw thanks Ken, actually many years of doing it...

    Aw thanks Ken, actually many years of doing it taught me those tricks. I should add for anyone looking to aquire a lever block or come a long, as we called them, keep clear of the Collumbus McKinnon...
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    One thing which will usually make a block run the...

    One thing which will usually make a block run the chain out if it first refuses to do so is to hang the block from a sky hook of some sort, and put the block into the lowering mode, and use the...
  10. More News, None of it Good

    At 1 minute past 10 am today, I got an e-mail to say my parcel had been delivered. The only problem being that it was delivered to Battery Point in Hobart, which seems to be the mailing address for...
  11. Stop press

    We have an update from yesterday. It doesn't exactly fill me with confidence, more likely confirms my suspicions regarding Auspost. Here is the guts of today's update, and for those not familiar with...
  12. eBay shipping to your local Woolworths Branch

    Many of you will have noticed a new option for having your eBay purchases delivered. Instead of your home or the local Post Office being the delivery venue, you can opt for it to be delivered to a...
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    Except I presume, the cases of Moly-disulphide...

    Except I presume, the cases of Moly-disulphide and Graphite greases which are often black when new:D.


    That's interesting, I always presumed that the EP1 or EP2 designated the viscosity, I don't...
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    I,m no expert on this topic, but Alvania, if it...

    I,m no expert on this topic, but Alvania, if it is an NLG1 type of grease was a yelowy brown colour if I remember, are most NLG1 greases purple, and for that matter is there a widely used colour code...
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    Very nice work and nicely illustrated and...

    Very nice work and nicely illustrated and explained Bob, - Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Rob.
  16. Thanks again for the great photos Andre, no...

    Thanks again for the great photos Andre, no pricing info that I could see, not that I could afford any of it, but are you having anything crated up and loaded on board a boat for Australian...
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    Hi Chris, I think that you are mostly correct in...

    Hi Chris, I think that you are mostly correct in your interpretation, and RC was also correct WRT the significance of the '2'. As I mentioned earlier NSK don't appear to be following their own rules...
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    Thank you Andrew for this fantastic link:) Rob

    Thank you Andrew for this fantastic link:)
    Rob
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    Hi Bradford, possibly not necessary to remove the...

    Hi Bradford, possibly not necessary to remove the radiator on my 4.2 turbo diesel either, but it does give you more room and generally make things easier. I'm glad I did remove the radiator as the...
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    I am really wondering just what the situation is...

    I am really wondering just what the situation is now Metalman as yesterday I went to our local bearing supplier and was given the impression that DU2 was equivalent to the current DDU. As replacing...
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    Have a look at Tormach machines from the U.S....

    Have a look at Tormach machines from the U.S. http://www.tormach.com but cheaper for you would be secondhand industrial machines available locally like these...
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    It looks like you were just in time to give the...

    It looks like you were just in time to give the birds a drink there Richard. You could have used a drop sheet there because the next thing you know there will be a drought, and the only grass you...
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    Can I respectfully ask that this thread be locked...

    Can I respectfully ask that this thread be locked by the moderators. As i see it, it is getting very ugly, with disrespectful comments which in my opinion just should never have been made, and a...
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    NSK bearing DU2 significance

    Unfortunately I have to replace the air-con compressor on mu GU Patrol ($900 for the compressor and a new dryer can):oo: and wishing I had a job like Joe suggests or my wife to be a merchant banker....
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    G'Day and welcome Gmetal, I would agree with the...

    G'Day and welcome Gmetal, I would agree with the advice that you have already been given here, but I would also like to point out a few things from your list above. Your materials list of mild steel,...
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    http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/misc/q...

    http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png[/IMG] Originally Posted by cba_melbourne http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    That...
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    Atta boy!:2tsup::2tsup::D

    Atta boy!:2tsup::2tsup::D
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    From memory Ken (with no guarantee or...

    From memory Ken (with no guarantee or reliability) you are thinking of Fabulon, an ironing aid/fabric conditioner/ spray starch product in a trigger pack, and it sounds like it is time for you to...
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    That looks pretty neat Bob, - a good solution for...

    That looks pretty neat Bob, - a good solution for the occasion.
    Rob
  30. Looks like you have had an O.K. time there Andre,...

    Looks like you have had an O.K. time there Andre, thank you so much for these simply stunning photos. By the way I thought that actually was Phil at the controls of the Cylindrical Grinder:D:D
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    Looking good .RC, I had wondered how the mill...

    Looking good .RC, I had wondered how the mill that you had repaired last year had survived the blow, but I hadn't gotten around to asking you about it. I take it that it did survive and all is well...
  32. Thanks for the great photos Andre, they are...

    Thanks for the great photos Andre, they are excellent, very close to BT quality as others have said. My comment on the machine operators, would be that the long hair on many of them was a surprise...
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    Many thanks for that Bradford, AD40 does ring a...

    Many thanks for that Bradford, AD40 does ring a bell, I was just a kid when my dad had to get the motor on our Ajax A3 pump rewound after a brown-out. The original switch was just that, no motor...
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    Very nice work there Michael, is the candle wax...

    Very nice work there Michael, is the candle wax better than Kerro or metho for surface finish on aluminium do you think?
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    Congratulations Grandpa, I hope that all has gone...

    Congratulations Grandpa, I hope that all has gone well with the D.I.L. and I hope that your health quickly returns to normal. That magnetic contactor looks very similar to a 3 phase contactor my...
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    I'm very late to this thread, but I couldn't...

    I'm very late to this thread, but I couldn't agree more Kryn. Whats more both Michael and Bob are "Serial Offenders" and have lots of previous form for helping others out. Well done you two, and also...
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    I certainly would not pay anything like the...

    I certainly would not pay anything like the current going rate for the MBR series, however I have read some of MBR3 online and have found it a good read and pretty interesting. I also did not renew...
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    I have a very similar experience except that it...

    I have a very similar experience except that it is with CRC. My original spray bottle (with push button, not trigger as the newer ones seem to be) has been going since the mid 1970s I would think,...
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    Going back a few years earlier, a certain Mr....

    Going back a few years earlier, a certain Mr. Archimedes, resident of Southern Europe around Greece is reputed to have designed the Antikythera Mechanism, perhaps the first computer, and as the Greek...
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    I have an unbranded dial caliper which I bought...

    I have an unbranded dial caliper which I bought second hand in the 1970s, well not quite unbranded, just not branded by a recognised (by me) manufacturer. The only markings are 'Stainless Hardened...
  41. Kev, let me say at the start that I have no...

    Kev, let me say at the start that I have no practical experience in using soda blasting, other than a job which I was involved with which was farmed out to be soda blasted. In other words, I didn't...
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    We are less than 2 hours drive from Launy, if you...

    We are less than 2 hours drive from Launy, if you don't stop for any of the attractions along the way, (might be easier said than done) so if you can organise a couple of weeks or so, pretty well the...
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    Thanks for the tip Bob, but as I have about 3...

    Thanks for the tip Bob, but as I have about 3 litres of Ranex (out of 5) left, it will be some time I would expect before I need to replenish stocks. I would offer to send you some to replenish your...
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    Thanks Bob for your considerable body of work...

    Thanks Bob for your considerable body of work here. It makes most interesting reading. I had never even heard of Fertan before reading this thread, so have never tried it. I usually use Ranex H3PO4...
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    I would just touch it up with something like...

    I would just touch it up with something like Hamerite, but from what I can see it looks pretty good already. Bare metal which you have polished or de-rusted with emery tape say, could be given a hit...
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    Certainly great footage, weren't they rugged...

    Certainly great footage, weren't they rugged little cars, imagine driving an ordinary (non AWD) car of today over a steep drop into a river bed like they showed with that clip, there'd be plastic...
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    Aw c'mon Stu, you'd never fit in a fridge, unless...

    Aw c'mon Stu, you'd never fit in a fridge, unless of course it was a refridgerated container:U:q
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    I have never used thread wires Richard, but seem...

    I have never used thread wires Richard, but seem to remember grease being suggested to hold the wires while you rounded them all up between the micrometer anvils. Did you try grease or is there a...
  49. That sounds pretty right Bob, ordinary HSS would...

    That sounds pretty right Bob, ordinary HSS would have no trouble handling it or even grade 8 (M10.9) for that matter. Easier to get a good finish as the chips are less stringy than mild steel, you...
  50. http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/misc/q...

    http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Michael G http://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png ...
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