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Old 16-05-2019, 19:34   #811
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Our shed - replaced 3 full planks and 4 half lengths (next to the window), than put Ronseal* on all that side.

Will replace it next year, as it’s over 10 years old.

*other coverings are available
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Old 16-05-2019, 20:08   #812
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

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It was bought about 20 years ago. So I guess it's the old fashioned type. I used 60/40 rosin cored solder. Seemed to melt easily with the hot iron bit.
I had a friend who repaired pewterware and he warned me that you have to get the right solder mix, or it can make an odd alloy which can be very fragile. He opted for solderless joints where he could not identify the pewter makeup. But he was a very skilled solderer, I'd probably end up with a molten blob in front of me...
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Short trips = flat car battery after a while. And disconnecting the battery to charge it caused the ECU to lose its memory.

So I have opted for a smart trickle charger inside the house, connected to the battery via a 2 core mains cable. It allows for the battery to stay connected whilst trickling.

Let's hope it solves things.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Bedside radio, battery mains but the mains cable had become intermittant when moved. I made this up many years ago with a 3 pin Bulgin plug and socket on the side of the set instead of the orginal flying lead.

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Turned out that over the years of moving it about one of the wires in the plug had separated. Re-made all the solder connections, cleaned the contacts and a spot of magic spray and no more intermittency.

BTW this style of connector predates the now popular IEC type.
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Two new kitchen taps replaced,
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I last fixed one of my 8 track tapes (Led Zeppelin II)

The person I got this from on ebay had this written "RE-CONDITIONED AND PLAYS WELL"

Well obviosuly he didnt check it after his conditioning!!


The pad is good but the sensing foil he put on left a piece of the tape dangeling on the back side and it would not play well @ all.... It kept stopping,etc....


I just put a piece of tape over it to keep it tightly against the tape so it wouldnt interfere....

I dont get it..... People "re-condition" this stuff but they dont care enough to make sure it works right??


I dunno..........
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