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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    I dont understand how a tree can combust meters away from a fire. Does it need an ember or does the sorrounding atmosphere get so hot it gets to a combustable temperature. If so that must be scary...
  2. Re: Kayak rigging for african fishing in Norway

    Im suprized you get bluefin tuna in Norway. Not the kind of fish you would want to catch on a kayak:o But the only fish I recognized on your spieces of Norway.

    Have you residence or are you just...
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    Re: Aircon not working (2.2 xl auto 2016)

    Hopefully its just gas . Mine was everything. But done under warranty thankfully.
  4. Re: Kayak rigging for african fishing in Norway

    What do you do in Norway? Are you a S African living there. ? Is there a kayak fishing community. ? Most of our kayaks are fibreglass. I like the chair .Our arses are constantly wet but the water...
  5. Re: Kayak rigging for african fishing in Norway

    I am amazed at how long the battery lasts. Of course for my type of fishing its totally impractical.I spend most times upside down when coming back in because we have surf to negotiate.
    So most of...
  6. Re: Kayak rigging for african fishing in Norway

    Cool How long can a battery last and what type of fish do you target.?I also fish on a kayak.
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    Re: Aircon not working (2.2 xl auto 2016)

    Sounds like you might need a new compressor, viscus fan and evaporator.
  8. Re: Can you install low pressure geyser BELOW tap levels?

    The problem with this is the cold will be higher because the tank is at a different height.The solar geyser if I understand cannot be set at the height of the tank. Or roof height. So their will be...
  9. Re: Can you install low pressure geyser BELOW tap levels?

    Im not quite understanding the setup. Do you have the solar geyser already. ?Otherwise cant you just feed it with a high pressure geyser. If the hot and cold of the shower is fed from the gravity fed...
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    Re: This is not good for the Mozambique

    I still dont think you can compare SADF to SANDF.In ways you are right, just not the incidence you are referring too. I think our defence force is grossly incompetent these days. Just look at the...
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    Re: This is not good for the Mozambique

    I believe they actually peformed extremely well under the circumstances. But something has to be done in Mozambique.
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    Re: My Ultrasonic Cleaner

    You might have the same disease as me. I get a bug to make something and then when done it gets shelved for long periods of time. But when you need it you need it.
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    Re: My Ultrasonic Cleaner

    How is this ultrasonic cleaner holding up and would you make any changes to it. I wonder how much they cost now to bring in too the country.
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    Re: GV 2.4 Worn valve stem seals?

    Would it be difficult to change the seals.? never tried it before in a motor where the head is not off but surely its just a matter of taking the tappert cover off and plucking the seals of and re...
  15. Re: PV Solar Geyser Conversion Kit on non-solar geyser

    Im trying to understand this solar pv system. I did a house three years ago and I installed a heatpump as it is a requirement to have alternative energy source for the geysers.

    The remaining two...
  16. Re: PV Solar Geyser Conversion Kit on non-solar geyser

    Kwikot heatpump seems a generic type chinese unit branded as many different names. Kwikot is not in the business of making heatpumps.
  17. Re: Little bugger tried to interrupt a conference call

    Would very very hot water help.?
  18. Thread: Lunch

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    Re: Lunch

    Had a good day on my kayak today and replenished my stock of supper....
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    I could see this done in a bridgeport using a round slot drill and a dividing head. If the head of the bridgeport was cocked over at 70 degrees and the the dividing head was a universal dividing head...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Very nice . How did you index it. Are you using a degreed vice.
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Im too embarrassed to say I didnt understand this technique.
  22. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    A cutter like that is very expensive and personally I wouldnt ever take an offer up like that.But if he is a friend and offers its a different story.

    You need a dividing head and this could...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    From research Ive done some guys simply do this by cranking the carriage while the lathe is at its slowest speed using markers on the chuck and bed to give an indication of hand crank speed....
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    I think a simple way to do this on a lathe without having to adapt too much could be as follows. You probably need to do one pass only. So it will cut to depth on one pass. I would set the housing up...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Mygoggie that site you posted about the helical groove can be very helpful. I had a worm and wheel gear that stripped in my vertical bandsaw . With there help and a CAD drawing done by a member after...
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    Re: If only they were sharp.

    I doubt theres a big difference in technology nowadays compared to 100 years ago when it comes to sharpening blades. I dont know how to sharpen a knife or planer blade. I was never taught it. I can...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Will be keen to see the process. Yes its useful to have a rotary table. Something you might use once in a blue moon as a hobbiest.
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    I still cant figure it out but I could use it as a jig to drill holes in a tube at different degrees. What is it.?
    Explain the blackening process. Nicely made.
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    A jacussi???
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    What would happen if you did a groove where the oil hole is and an oil groove on both ends of the bush and then join them with grooves that run from the oil groove hole longitudinally to meet the...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Theres nothing in my workshop that can measure to 0.0025mm.;D.I wonder if this couldnt be done in a lathe using a very course thread.Or how is rifling done in a rifle barrel.?
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    That looks really smart. Well done . Where do you get the white metals. I wonder if its the same stuff spoons are made of for fishing.?
  33. Thread: Why we fish

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    Re: Why we fish

    I love dorado but havent caught one this season. I dont target tunny,i dont like eating them so why bother. Ive caught enough.I feel bad catching fish if I have no purpose for them .
    I would put a...
  34. Thread: Why we fish

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    Re: Why we fish

    Doesnt feel like it . Ive only managed two couta ths season. I seem to have a habit of feeding sharks.
  35. Thread: Why we fish

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    Re: Why we fish

    My Dad owned a house on the beach at Umdloti. He was very clever in how he got me hooked on fishing. He hooked a shad and then handed me the rod and said hes going to fetch a cold beer. He toldme...
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