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  1. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    OK, so I had 5 dead batteries to experiment with. 3 with a voltage between 1 and 2 .5 volts, and two with a voltage between 6 and 7 volts.

    I did them one at a time, firstly recording their...
  2. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    There are additives to make petrol "leaded".

    My thinking is that worldwide aircraft and vessels at sea chows as much if not more fuel than land vehicles. (not during lockdown) :)

    My thinking is...
  3. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    Thanks for the concern Jelo. I have one of these full face covid19 masks. Will be wearing it.
  4. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    Kobus, I do not know about you, but during the lockdown I do not have much to do, and the whole day during which to do it. I do not view such an exercise as a waste of time, but rather an interesting...
  5. How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    This question has often bothered me.

    I will be the first to advise not to believe every claim on YouTube, but the many...
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    Re: Battery help please

    Wylie, you set my mind thinking about which of my earthly posessions did not evolve over time. Except for cutlery and crockery, cast iron cookware, matches and candles, which we hardly ever use these...
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    Re: Battery help please

    I do not long back to the "good old days", especially when it comes to electronics.

    When camping with all the modern day luxuries including solar and an inverter for the TV I often think back of...
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    Re: Battery help please

    No, like those in our category, it has been around the block a few eventful times. :)
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    Re: Battery help please

    Hi Family_Dog,

    When on boost and the charger switched off by itself whilst all the led's came on and stayed on as if fully charged, what is that an indication of? Having not attended to it for a...
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    Re: Battery help please

    Once the battery was as full as what it would go I connected the Benton BX-2 on boost mode (16 volt) for eight hours. It went up to close on 16 volt and then seem to have switched off by itself...
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    Re: Battery help please

    Alberto, mine is a sealed unit. If it was not I would have washed the dead cell out with bicarbs and tried to revive it. Mine sits on 14.2 voltys at the moment. I will let you know tomorrow how high...
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    Re: Battery help please

    Thanks Andrew.

    Mine is already destined to power the gate motors (electronics situared insede the house) or the alarm, so nothing lost.
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    Re: Battery help please

    Another senior moment. Sorry. The charger I use is a Benton-BX2. I don't know where I get the BX3 from.
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    Re: Battery help please

    The more you are prepared to pay the more best you will find in the battery. How about R 10000 for a featherweight "deep cycle camping battery"?
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    Re: Battery help please

    Just for interest sake I connected my home built 15 amp transformer, which measures a shade more than 12 volt when my 30 amp tyre compessor is connected, but shows 15.5 volt with no load, to the...
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    Battery help please

    My one 12 v deep cycle battery (102 aH) will go up to 13.1 volt when charged with a Benton BX3. 24 Hours later it will sit at 10.5 volt and hold that charge for months.

    Is this indicative of a...
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    Re: Swart gietyster potte

    moxy dunn, mits jy nuwe potte aangeskaf het sal jou benadering in orde wees indien jy bogenoemde raad volg.

    Indien dit egter verwaarloosde geroeste potte is sal jy 'n ander resep moet volg.
    Die...
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    Re: Solar panel and camping fridge

    Never too old to learn! Thanks.
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    Re: Solar panel and camping fridge

    I will definately keep the battery as a capacitor and to keep the voltage in check.

    My concern is that the start-up amps required to get that motor to kick the compressor over the first...
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    No more V6 or manual transmission Fortuners

    This afternoon I read that Fortuners will no longer be available with V6 engines or with manual transmissions.

    It is mentioned that the 4x4 guys prefer the manual transmission for steep downhills...
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    Re: Does a tonneau cover safe fuel

    Many many moons ago in the days of the little 1200 cc Datsun bakkie - the little one with cab and loadbed being one unit, a publication did a test to get some answers on this same question.

    The...
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    Re: Fix frying pan's broken off handle

    When considering fixing cookware unintended consequences when a fix fails with boiling hot content is not negotiable. Skin grafts are not only very painful but also hellish expensive.

    I hate to...
  23. Re: 2020 Australian review on the Fortuner, Everest, Pajero and Prado

    Many moons ago, before internet in the days of the stiffie discs, I had a neighbour who was a director at one of our large motor manufacturers. He showed me a stiffie that went into the glove box of...
  24. Re: Can I use any smart charger for Lithium batteries?

    According to the video, once the lithium battery is fully charged it should be disconnected from the charger, else it will cause damage.

    Correct me if I am wrong - does this mean that I will...
  25. Re: Can I use any smart charger for Lithium batteries?

    I stumbled onto this video, and thought it was most informative and definately worth watching.

    I must have messed up somewhere, because the video starts half way down the track. Please just move...
  26. Thread: Tempered masonite

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    Re: Tempered masonite

    Plunger, thanks for the idea. My vice jaws are 230 x 90 mm.

    I am so used to the non-slip jaw faces of tempered masonite that I will rather stick with my fourty year old ones than to go for a...
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    Re: MDF Varnish Problem

    I am not an MDF user, but stumbled into this and thought some of you guys may find this Yank's painting of MDF interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYdxSTgOkM

    Hier is 'n ander...
  28. Thread: Tempered masonite

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    Re: Tempered masonite

    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board? :):)
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    Re: Tempered masonite

    Thanks Prof.

    My big vice needs new faces. However, unless an outlet has an offcut piece, I doubt that the size they will sell it in will be affordable, unless many guys here needs to fix a...
  30. Thread: Nose weight.

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    Re: Nose weight.

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  31. Thread: Tempered masonite

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    Tempered masonite

    Way back when one used to get tempered masonite. This was like harboard, but really hard and strong. It was a popular product to use as vice faces.

    None of the board suppliers around here stock...
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    Stainless steel braai grids - do's and dont's

    My friends laugh at me for washing my stainless steel braai grids after use, rendering them brand new, whereas they just burn theirs over the open flames until piping hot, and then steel brush them...
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    Re: Dremel - what do I need?

    Tather Cristmas gave me a Dremel with an extended flexible drive and a big box with assesories.

    My experience thus far is that the Dremel is more suited to a jewelers work place than to a woodwork...
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    Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Sorry for not respondig Henris. There is no room - enclosed belt.

    The good news is thar BM here in Cape Town managed to make one up that fits perfectly, so I bought a spare as well. Not that I...
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    Re: Please post Pics of your DIY workbench (WOOD)

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I would love to be able to use this stuff. However, at R 69 for 90 milliliters or R 7.66 per milliliter for glue I think it is not for the run of the mill...
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