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    A Question About Selling a House

    First off I am not selling my house but I am curious as to an aspect of selling a house.

    Our house has an extensive internal computer and phone system that unless the new owners were to be made...
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    I have raised this point before, if someone has...

    I have raised this point before, if someone has no way of knowing what sharp is then well meaning advice is often not enough but the offer is a good idea. The OP needs to be shown by someone what...
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    Media hype??? Electricty market: Coal plants in...

    Media hype??? Electricty market: Coal plants in peril as prices plunge
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    Paul, I was led to believe that the total...

    Paul, I was led to believe that the total Australian power consumption was not high enough for even the smallest nuclear power plant and that was one of the reasons it was not considered.
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    VFD's came into play in Australia when I started...

    VFD's came into play in Australia when I started importing CV's as it was the only way to get to 60hz. We used the 3 phase American motor that ran on 220V because we could run the VFD from our...
  6. You could look at the type of vacuum used in...

    You could look at the type of vacuum used in central systems in houses. They can be had fairly cheaply from online sites such as Gumtree.
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    Buy a THREE PHASE CV if you have near neighbours...

    Buy a THREE PHASE CV if you have near neighbours as the speed and thus noise can be controlled by a Variable Frequency Drive. I know in the US 99% of dust extractors are single phase but a 3 phase...
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    This is the reason all European manufacturers are...

    This is the reason all European manufacturers are going electric as it is the quickest way to avoid the crippling fines they will face if they don't meet the European emissions targets

    Carmakers...
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    Hi Pete, house renovations, Auto Blast Gates and...

    Hi Pete, house renovations, Auto Blast Gates and time in the workshop plus another side invention I am in the middle of finalising so life is more busy than usual. I hope all is well with you and...
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    A Few Good Ideas

    The link has German audio but the vision is universal.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHgD2SUkJuA
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    The wrapper does not have to be "plastic" it...

    The wrapper does not have to be "plastic" it could be metal such as aluminium or even steel if the bending facilities are available.
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    Corrimal MS had the same thing happen to theirs...

    Corrimal MS had the same thing happen to theirs and they repaired the wrapper and it is still running to this day. The culprit was a block of wood. There are photos of the damage and repair on their...
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    It is leaking air somewhere between the inlet of...

    It is leaking air somewhere between the inlet of the cyclone and the exhaust port. The leak might be in the cyclone itself, in the connection to the drum or in the drum.
  14. Flip it if you can get over 50K for it and buy...

    Flip it if you can get over 50K for it and buy something that doesn't have insurance problems. I can't image Shannons not insuring it but getting it insured for what they have ben selling for might...
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    Oil based Minwax was sold through Masters and...

    Oil based Minwax was sold through Masters and after they closed Minwax decided they would not service customers in Oz at all and believe me I tried more than once to get some. It was the oil based...
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    I have had the Bosch since they came onto the...

    I have had the Bosch since they came onto the market with no problems at all. The one proviso to be aware of is it is very heavy and would not be anyone's first choice if the saw was to be regularly...
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    I happen to know someone who has those...

    I happen to know someone who has those qualifications, I must ask her opinion on what she could contribute on the subject. Me, I look at all this stuff and my eyes glaze over.
  18. I bought mine many years ago from Holbren...

    I bought mine many years ago from Holbren Whiteside Router Bits, Byrd Shelix Heads and Other Woodworking Tooling

    Good service and no problems.
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    From the linked article we get a comment that at...

    From the linked article we get a comment that at best is misleading and is simply untrue. Misleading in the fact that solar power can recharge a battery and untrue because it will fully recharge the...
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    I can recall seeing someone put a long melamine...

    I can recall seeing someone put a long melamine board right through the machine and using that for the bed instead of the machine itself. If long enough with good support to get it level snipe can be...
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    My petrol powered car would have reacted exactly...

    My petrol powered car would have reacted exactly the same way. Until cars talk to each other directly and this is in the prototype stage the lane swapping problem will continue. The autonomous...
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    Drawer Slides | Elraco Distributors....

    Drawer Slides | Elraco Distributors.

    Good service and good prices.
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    I 1/2" run rattle guns, air drills & air ratchets...

    I 1/2" run rattle guns, air drills & air ratchets at around the same hose lengths. A lot of reels have 1/4" inlet into the reel which kills the flow, I pulled mine apart and drilled out the inlet to...
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    The adaptor was OK, it was getting it into where...

    The adaptor was OK, it was getting it into where it had to go in the first machine that was the problem. I have no idea of the model of the first one as it died and a hammer gained access to remove...
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    I was down there today and could have looked at...

    I was down there today and could have looked at it for you.
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    I bought an adaptor from ebay and use the bottles...

    I bought an adaptor from ebay and use the bottles that can be bought and exchanged for about $28 from homebrew shops. On my first SS it was a very difficult job to fit the adaptor but the second...
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    I wanted to read the entire Walk series by...

    I wanted to read the entire Walk series by Richard Paul Evans and for some reason it has been removed from most if not all retail sites and Thrifty had the only copies I could find in hard cover so I...
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    The Tesla has near nil service costs compared to...

    The Tesla has near nil service costs compared to an ICE powered car. Brake life can be +200,000 kms because of regen braking which effectively gives the driver one foot driving as the brake pedal in...
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    Nisan tried the battery replacement in Israel...

    Nisan tried the battery replacement in Israel years ago and the idea fell over badly. Tesla are taking the opposite approach with making the batteries an integral part of the car. Right now I think...
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    We are in the limbo between full electric and the...

    We are in the limbo between full electric and the end of ICE with the hybrid as a band aid to get us over the hump. Mick, you have been used to driving European cars and I reckon getting into a Tesla...
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    Mick, short range hybrids are intended to do two...

    Mick, short range hybrids are intended to do two things, cover most if not all the average trip to work or the shopping centre and lower the average emission levels to comply with European...
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    I was quoted more that that for my K3 for...

    I was quoted more that that for my K3 for insurance purposes.
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    Just out of interest I saw this YT video on...

    Just out of interest I saw this YT video on building a light weight foam canoe. At first I was sceptical but the finished result looks quite good and he did a few follow up videos to show it in use....
  34. Corrimal Men's Shed makes traps.Corrimal...

    Corrimal Men's Shed makes traps.Corrimal Community Men's Shed Inc. - Corrimal Community Men's Shed
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    I think the exit baffle is the real secret with...

    I think the exit baffle is the real secret with mine.
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    Noise Reduction - CV1800...

    Noise Reduction - CV1800

    The link shows how I did it with a reduction from 92d to 68db. Sound is very directional so a vertical exhaust is more efficient than a horizontal one. A problem I have...
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    One For Book Lovers

    I use a Kindle these days but recently I wanted to read a series of books and Amazon did not have them available so I found hard cover copies on Thrift Books. The copies I received cost me $7 each...
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    A thread dredge, I installed a new hose on mine a few months ago and it has ripped already due to the appalling way the hose attaches to the blade shroud. Bevan, can you point me to the fittings you...
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    Paul, thanks for the technical input it is much...

    Paul, thanks for the technical input it is much appreciated. :U For me it is a cost/benefit thing, I really don't have to wear them all the time and spending a heap of money on something that will at...
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    Hearing Aids Are a Rip Off???

    I think I am now a certified old fart because I now have difficulty hearing in noisy environments such as at a party or a restaurant etc because of the back ground noise. I liken the experience to...
  41. Have a look at this video. Felder supply a track...

    Have a look at this video. Felder supply a track guide that can be screwed to a long board so the video technique can be used. It is a solid plastic device that comes in one metre lengths from...
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    Thanks for the post Rob. I have never lived in...

    Thanks for the post Rob. I have never lived in the tropics so these things did not occur to me. A thinnish end grain veneer sounds like a better proposition than my original idea.
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    North Queensland Chess Board Question

    I was going to make my Grandson who lives in Cairns an end grain chessboard but speaking to my daughter she raised a few concerns. Firstly she is worried it might warp and the next problem was what...
  44. Did you use a surface plate for your comparisons?

    Did you use a surface plate for your comparisons?
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    Years ago I backed a trailer into my shed 3 times...

    Years ago I backed a trailer into my shed 3 times and filled it every time and took it all to the tip and haven't missed a thing.
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    Unlined but on slab. Another problem the slab...

    Unlined but on slab. Another problem the slab most probably introduces is the water loss from the concrete as it cures. It would cost a fortune to internally line it because of the size of the thing.
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    A thread dredge, we need a forum devoted to scam...

    A thread dredge, we need a forum devoted to scam alerts! I received an email from Netflix which is strange because I handed the account over to Mrs P. a long time ago and she gets all the Netflix...
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    My Brother in Law built a big ag shed for his...

    My Brother in Law built a big ag shed for his workshop because he wanted good head height for car hoists and the first thing he complained about was condensation. I suspect it is a climate thing...
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    I owner built my Oregon framed shed in the days...

    I owner built my Oregon framed shed in the days before steel sheds were a thing and pre fabbed frames were available and it was not that hard. I can see that in certain areas of the country steel...
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    I have a question that some here might be able to...

    I have a question that some here might be able to answer, is a metal shed all that much cheaper to build than a timber framed one? The frames and trusses can be built off site if required and stood...
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