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  1. The degree of flexibility of the PU I bought is...

    The degree of flexibility of the PU I bought is not significantly different than the standard PVC I currently use. I'm interested to know why the performance of flexible pipe might differ from...
  2. A quick update on the costs so far. I just bought...

    A quick update on the costs so far. I just bought 10m of transparent 150mm PU Flex pipe with copper reinforcing and 5m of 100mm. The price? $1250 before I was offered a 30% discount. The supplier was...
  3. Thanks for clarifying NC. The 3x3 shed would not...

    Thanks for clarifying NC. The 3x3 shed would not exist if I hadn't proceeded with the ClearVue and fixed pipes. Having been made aware of the noise generated, I built the small shed 300mm off the...
  4. Tell me about it. So far I've constructed a 3x3...

    Tell me about it. So far I've constructed a 3x3 purpose built shed, bought the best dusty available, spent a small fortune on PVC pipes and fittings, redesigned the layout of my equipment for the...
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    Brilliant! In my experience, solutions to...

    Brilliant! In my experience, solutions to significant problems which are revealed under the affluence of incahol are generally expunged by its well known side effect of partial amnesia. Undoubtedly...
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    I now use a technique I learned on the autobahns...

    I now use a technique I learned on the autobahns in Germany which works 90% of the time. If you want someone to move over, sit behind at a safe distance and turn on your indicator. Sometimes it takes...
  7. The cumulative nature of dust in the lungs...

    The cumulative nature of dust in the lungs suggests that ANY exposure can affect health. Like all toxins, it's a function of dosage but because genetic markers can and do intervene, no one is willing...
  8. That study was reported in the Sydney papers a...

    That study was reported in the Sydney papers a few days ago, probably because the bushfire haze has sent the PM2.5 index soaring. It's a totally convincing correlation and sets you wondering about...
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    Sadly, it's not going to happen. Young drivers...

    Sadly, it's not going to happen. Young drivers will continue to come unstuck because their brains are not fully developed. Females' brains are fully mature at around 23 and males' around 25. Kids...
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    Spot on, Rich! I've owned the ute for 12 years,...

    Spot on, Rich! I've owned the ute for 12 years, done 110,000 kms in it and never needed new pads although doing most of the miles on long trips is very easy on the anchors especially when you drive a...
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    Is it spatial awareness? Or timidity? Parking...

    Is it spatial awareness? Or timidity? Parking certainly requires spatial. I know we've all seen incredible ineptitude in this department which I'm sure indicates that the person never learned the...
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    TASMANIA I'll take it. mick

    I'll take it.

    mick
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    Hear! Hear! Beautiful work. mick

    Hear! Hear! Beautiful work.

    mick
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    Lots of great points so far. I confess to fanging...

    Lots of great points so far. I confess to fanging around when I was a kid in cars with drum brakes all around, rear leaf spring and front swinging arm suspension and tyres which were about 150 mm...
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    Learning to drive

    For a few years now, learner drivers in NSW are required to log 120 hours supervised practice before they can be tested for a P1 licence. That must be a nightmare for parents with twins (or worse)....
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    It's always a tough job cleaning out the things...

    It's always a tough job cleaning out the things which represented someone's daily living or possibly their life's history. I'd love to leave a selection of our books to a grandchild or three but...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    Nightmare! mick

    Nightmare!

    mick
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    The i.d. is about 210 and o.d. 225mm. 8" may be...

    The i.d. is about 210 and o.d. 225mm. 8" may be another of those nominal sizes.

    mick
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    ClearVue Max. The original size was probably...

    ClearVue Max.

    The original size was probably intended to be compatible with an imperial sized earthenware pipe. Indicative sizes are fine but adding mm. to the description certainly misled me and...
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    Thanks Peter. I think you're onto something...

    Thanks Peter. I think you're onto something there. Fifty strokes of the lash ain't cheap for a bit of moulded rubber but it'll do the job by the looks of it.

    Much appreciated,
    mick
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    Yes, it does actually. The intake to the U.S....

    Yes, it does actually. The intake to the U.S. made cyclone is 225mm. with little room for packing. Sure, it can be packed out and it will be. Nevertheless, if something is stamped and sold as 225mm,...
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    When is 225 PVC pipe not 225mm?

    I've just arrived back at the shed with 6 metres of Vinidex 225 PVC stormwater pipe. To my dismay, the o.d. is 247mm and the i.d. is 237mm.

    Can anyone tell me what gives? Maybe I bought the wrong...
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    Thanks Pete. Good to have reassurance. VFD? Yes....

    Thanks Pete. Good to have reassurance. VFD? Yes. It's going to take a while to convert the existing 100 & 125 mm machine outlets to 150mm but I can always increase airflow by adjusting another blast...
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    Bob, I'm in the middle of installing a fixed...

    Bob,

    I'm in the middle of installing a fixed pipe extraction system into my shed. To this end I've now built a separate 3x3 metre acoustically insulated shed sitting 300mm off the back wall of my...
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    Agreed, John. Other family duties intervened so I...

    Agreed, John. Other family duties intervened so I was only able to watch the second half But what a half it was!

    The spirit and camaraderie shown by the Boks after the game was heart warming. One...
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    I've decided to barrack for whichever team plays...

    I've decided to barrack for whichever team plays the more attractive rugby. Guys, can we please not have a pick and drive, box kicking fest in search of territory and penalties? Like it or not,...
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    It takes a great team to make a good team look...

    It takes a great team to make a good team look ordinary. That's the story of last night's disappointing performance.

    What now? Barrack for Wales, I guess. Hopefully we'll see a cracker game this...
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    Quite right, Derek. Every opposing coach studies...

    Quite right, Derek. Every opposing coach studies the videos. I groan every time I see one of those slow looping shallow passes. I shan't reveal what I say when we are intercepted once again.

    I...
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    Well, the boys gave it their best shot. I suspect...

    Well, the boys gave it their best shot. I suspect those intercepts were not flukes but a weakness Eddie Jones has seen to be exploited. Still, Johnny May is a terrific player so good luck to him.
    ...
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    I'm going for Japan too. I love their enthusiasm...

    I'm going for Japan too. I love their enthusiasm and open play. I suspect their home ground advantage is a powerful influence and there'll be heavy pressure from Rugby Japan to do well for the...
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    Bit late now that your roof in on, but...I...

    Bit late now that your roof in on, but...I included a half sheet of opal polycarbonate every two metres to provide natural light. It works great!

    Insulation depends entirely on location. My normal...
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    I certainly hope so. Both that he's well and...

    I certainly hope so. Both that he's well and secondly that he'll be match ready for the poms.

    I watched him play at school from about year 10 and his old 1sts coach is a good friend. Kurtley has...
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    It was not a pretty game to watch. By all...

    It was not a pretty game to watch. By all accounts, it was bucketing down the whole time. I've never played with a modern ball but my son tells me they can be pretty slippery; but nowhere near as a...
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    Back to termites for a minute. In my experience,...

    Back to termites for a minute. In my experience, a thick layer of crusher dust ($15/ton from a quarry) around the perimeter of the slab is enough to keep the critters out. A hardwood frame set close...
  35. Thread: Bending Timber

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    Amen to that! Huon Pine's also a good bending...

    Amen to that! Huon Pine's also a good bending timber.

    I'll be interested to see if Damienol's process results in a lamination free of twist. One downside is the number of clamps needed. And here's...
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    Absolutely. The on-field work should be left to...

    Absolutely. The on-field work should be left to the ref and the touchies.

    I'd like to see a lot more aggression and hunger from the forwards at the breakdown. Easy field goals are our nemesis. The...
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    Me too! The Uruguay game tomorrow looks like...

    Me too! The Uruguay game tomorrow looks like being a cracker. I don't normally whinge about refs but that fend off penalty in the Wales match was just stupid. It cost us the game.

    mick
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    There's certainly plenty of macrocarpa growing...

    There's certainly plenty of macrocarpa growing around farmhouses over there. I've milled some from my place at Oberon and although its colour is reddish brown, the grain figure is a lot more...
  39. N.S.W. I'll take it. mick

    I'll take it.

    mick
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    I'm not a Kiwi but I have lived there and visit...

    I'm not a Kiwi but I have lived there and visit at least once a year without fail.

    The Rimu I've seen is a pale yellowish brown colour although it could be old growth heartwood. It could be...
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    Looking good Cal. Well done! Way back, I hung...

    Looking good Cal. Well done!

    Way back, I hung a thin stainless steel plate on the splash back behind the stove to protect the tiles when cooking anything which might spit fat. It hung off two...
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    I wouldn't be concerned about using MB treated...

    I wouldn't be concerned about using MB treated pallets. MB is a liquid when under pressure or below about 4 degrees C. Otherwise it's a gas. No question about its toxicity but any remnants would have...
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    You're quite right, Elan. Pallets for local use...

    You're quite right, Elan. Pallets for local use are not treated and most overseas shippers now use certified heat treated pallets. However, when AQIS suddenly clamped down on the use of untreated...
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    Tragic news. I meant to hit thanks, not like.

    Tragic news. I meant to hit thanks, not like.
  45. I'd be inclined to do a test piece before...

    I'd be inclined to do a test piece before committing to using salt. I don't know what they use to emulsify the PVA but any polar substance that would interfere with the surface active agent used may...
  46. Thread: 10 years ago

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    This thread has got to be the best "I told you...

    This thread has got to be the best "I told you so" ever.

    I love it!

    mick
  47. I suppose a few splits in a rustic or retro...

    I suppose a few splits in a rustic or retro styled table would add to the effect. I love the framed panel look, and was hoping that someone had found a solution better than jump in and hope for the...
  48. A beautiful design well executed, Jorge. I'm...

    A beautiful design well executed, Jorge.

    I'm interested to learn how you accounted for movement of the Jarrah within the fixed mitred frame. I really like the look of fixed frames but haven't...
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    HELP I would be chasing solvent based stains. Not sure...

    I would be chasing solvent based stains. Not sure about the availability of the full range of primary colours but try this company first....
  50. Thanks Peter. You have to wonder why people build...

    Thanks Peter. You have to wonder why people build non-standard sizes into their designs. It's a great idea to secure the spare spanners market but not so good for repeat sales of table saws.

    The...
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