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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    Just a silly note. All welders produce an arc to melt the electrode. CO2,Argon etc gas used in these welders is there to prevent oxidation of the weld. Welding Rods have flux on them to do the same...
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    If you have earthed the work piece with earth clamp and hold the work piece,you won't get shocked. If you touch the earth clamp with bare foot and then hold the work piece in your hand and decide to...
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    Birds sit on one wire so at same potential...until the touch earth or phase then pooof[emoji16]
  4. Re: Anybody have a tonneau cover for sale for 2002/3 Isuzu DC?

    I have a tonneau cover from my 2003 Isuzu 250D 4x2. Before the go big shape. It uses the strap to tighten and not elastic.
  5. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Just some bored thinking. Would my idea not work better. The end that connects to vehicle, have a pipe running through with springs pulling on tarp to give tension so if one turns, the springs...
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    Re: im struggling with rear brakes

    Why is this. Is it because drums were out of round ie not round anymore but more oval so to speak or drums were just worn down?
  7. Can I charge lead acid car battery on gel battery setting

    Morning all, I have an old intelligent charger bought at auto zone many years ago. It can charge both gel and lead acid batteries. When charging a lead acid car battery, one has to charge setting...
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    Re: Trailer plug wiring

    Very simple to DIY. Get appropriate cable length and cores eg 5 or 7 core as required

    Method 1..permanent. For more experienced persons.

    As suggested, cut cable off about 1.5 from plug. Skin...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Pls explain how a crimped lug causes a dry/weak joint. Interesting to know how.

    Dry joints are associated with soldering, not crimping.

    Crimping has been used in the AC and DC field for...
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    Re: No hazards when towing

    Check if vehicle female socket is correctly wired as well as trailer male plug. Very easy to test.
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    Re: Can these be opened (radiator motor)

    Silly thought, can they not be removed and replaced with bolt and nut.
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Google is your friend. From seeing some video recoveries of what incorrectly used snatch ropes can do to a person and vehicle is scary. Best get a course on correct recovery procedures by a...
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    Re: Can these be opened (radiator motor)

    Eish I would suggest hot water in a bucket and dunk up and down but that may damage it more. What is wrong with it and cost of new one.
  14. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Stone chip paint.
    Doubled up shade cloth strapped tight.
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    Re: Tyres and Speed rating

    Sit at law abiding road speeds as indicated by those round pretty signs on the road edges, then you won't worry what speed rating tyres are made to. [emoji23]
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Maybe you install a fridge slider into back of bakkie for example or drawer system and want to make it removable but don't trust the rivnuts to hold on their own. So you push rivnut through and put...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Buy a bigger rivnut. Looking at a U tube, they can go to 10mm,unless I'm mistaken.
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    Just a side note. Don't under estimate Chinese made products. Most products made are made in China. When a Chinese product does not perform well, we must blame ourselves because... We want to buy...
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    Re: Alpicool LGT60 Portable Fridge/Freezer

    I thought flex was new on market, now it's going off the market??? Imho I would go for the well known name brands. But that is me.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Many thanks all, much appreciated for the correct method.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Aah, so the bolt tightens up causing the rivnut to mushroom. Here I was holding the bolt still and tightening the long nut, no wonder it took ages.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Aaah so you are tighten the bolt which in turn mushrooms the rivnut.
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    Yip, also bought mine from Bosch diesel elect but in East London EC.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    I have exactly the same set up. Question, how do you use a drill machine on this set up. I have to hold the bolt head and turn the long nut. With a drill machine how is this possible so that the...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Nice job. I take it the nut against the cylinder is what you use to turn so as to compress the rivnut. What is the second nut for. Just a hint, if the nut against the cylinder is used to turn, add a...
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    I bought Hella 6 inch led spots with EC1 mark on them. I got stopped in Aliwal North by a grumpy traffic cop who told me the spots were illegal. I showed the EC1 mark and all was good. Just remember...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    A farmer is a jack of all trades but a master of non[emoji1787][emoji1787].

    Henk and myself are both qualified sparky and were taught the right way to terminate and crimp lugs and ferrels etc....
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Absolutely brilliant post. + 1000
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Haha, I did not want to offend anyone
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    3 sides to a job.. The right way, the wrong way and the lucky hazardous way[emoji1787]
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    Re: When I grow up.

    Do the sides open or roof lift etc as a RTT. Looks very impressive.
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    No offense but you are causing the solder to crush up and not serve a purpose. I would crimp then solder.
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Saw a video. Chap crimps lug then at top of lug, melts solder into inspection hole. He says it prevents water ingress into cable(I can agree here), then he adds heatshrink over back of lug and cable....
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    The problem with soldering by some is that wires tend to break off due to rigidity etc etc. As for resistance, not enough to even consider losses unless you dealing with a space ship. Nice thing...
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    Re: Looking for a bolt extractor

    Vice grips works wonders. Tighten loosen, tighten loosen. That is how I get a stuck bolt or nut off.
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