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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    I see Zimbabwe is considering a large Elephant cull. They believe they have an Elephant population of 100 000. Saw a new article today but can't find it again.
  2. Re: Advice please - got a parking ticket while Defender in Storage

    Write a letter to the Clerk of the Court and lay out your facts and send them proof that you were in storage and they should quash the fine.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    To close the thread out.

    Found an elegant solution, the guys in the screw conveyor industry use it.

    Simply put it is a series of washers that are split on one side and then stretched out to the...
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    Sherline Lathe and Milling Machine

    Six years ago I bought a Sherline 4100 Lathe and a Sherline Milling Machine simply as they were a bargain at the time. Paid R 3k for both. The time has come to get them operational as I have some...
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Thanks guys, I want to try make is look as original as possible. It is a single start so should not be too difficult, hell I've ground a telescope mirror to within a couple of wavelengths of light, I...
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    Re: Home distilled

    But you can donate >:D.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Difficult to tell but I would gauge ot between 22 and 25mm diameter. Roughly counting the teeth looks like a 15:1 ratio.

    The worm drives the speed governor. This is what I am busy making.

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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Ja, familiar with how to make fine pitches, you can even use a tap to do the brass gear if you want standard pitch sizes.

    Will check Clickspring out thanks.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    I am recreating an antique device. These things were made by hand so I am sure I can make a set. I am unsure if a lathe can cut such a coarse thread. The finer it is and it will not wind back. It...
  10. Re: What size water pump for long distance pumping from creek to hotwater system?

    Google "Ram Pumps" to fill storage vessels. These you can build yourself and 60m should not be a problem.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    I will probably end up hand cutting and filing both. Modern gearboxes worm gears have a pitch that is a little too fine.
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    When my boet was employed in the KNP, he often used to take part in the census flights and was well acquainted with the nature conservation boys who were personal friends. He used to tell me that the...
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    Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    I am looking for a used worm gear, around 22 to 25mm in diameter with about the 30o rake. Something like this. I just need the worm and will make the gear to suit. It needs to be a coarse pitch as...
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    Re: License to Tow

    In the days that I got my License they were all EB., in fact you never need to tow anything in the test.

    Cannot see why you simply cannot upgrade? The rules of the road are still the same, it is...
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    Re: Leg Of Lamb On An Open Braai

    Suspending the roast in front of the fire was very common a couple of hundred years ago. The roast would be turned by means of a Clockwork Spit. You wound the spit up like a clock and it...
  16. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    The capacitor was meant to to keep the relay in for that little bit longer to avoid the timer. If the voltage picks up too quickly the generator may not be fully started and may cut out again?
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    Defender Re: Thermal Zinc Coating on my Defender

    Google "Galvanic Corrosion".
  18. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    I would prefer to avoid trial an error. It is a 70km drive to test or replace part every time. So the relay is probably R 30 and the timer probably R 300.

    What about a capacitor across the relay...
  19. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    Thanks for bearing with me on this.

    Okay I get the solenoid setup, I think.

    Relay is connected with the NC contacts in series with the Starter, which is permanently connected to the ATS, the...
  20. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    The ATS Switch is around 2.5m cable run to the Genny.
  21. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    No unfortunately not, what you see is what was installed. What do I need to get and how is that wired into the Genny?
  22. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    Ok been sussing this thing out.

    1. When power is applied to the Automatic Crossover Switch, and the Genny is off (no power failure). Is the contactor of the Automatic Crossover Switch NO or NC? NO...
  23. Re: YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    The manual start works.
  24. YES1-160 GA/4P Automatic Transfer Switch

    Trying to assist my BIL. The "professionals" that installed the system really were beyond poor.

    The system works but for one thing. The generator starter motor cranks the generator to a start but...
  25. Re: What wood to use in an Long and Slow Offset Smoker???

    I buy the Weber wood chips.
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    Re: Home distilled

    What is the advantage of a Boka? I have never researched them.
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    Re: Home distilled

    What style of still are you making that you place the RC in the sight glass? Are you making a VM still with variable flow through the RC coil to control reflux?
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    Re: Home distilled

    Yip, only the 6mm Raschig Rings are outstanding. Will do a cleaning run this weekend and prepare 150l Wash.
  29. Re: Ramblings of a demented camper longing for oudoors

    That's exactly what to post is meant to highlight, a humorous tongue in cheek look at the futility of putting things into boxes and then limiting peoples experience and enjoyment because it does not...
  30. Ramblings of a demented camper longing for oudoors

    Campers habitually, and unconsciously I might add, try to define one another as to their position within the camping fraternity. I think this must go back to the pre-adolescent “my dad can beat up...
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    Re: Home distilled

    95% there. Just need to get the quick release fittings for the RC coil and then to figure out how to route the plumbing. I have both a 30l and a 50l I can bolt the column to.


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    Re: Home distilled

    Nice well done.

    What is your column packing? I have ordered 6mm Raschig Rings, rather expensive due to them only offering one shipping option.

    Did you run low wines or a wash directly?
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    Re: Home distilled

    My sight glass is taking painfully long to get here as is my packing material.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Are you running a CCVM or a different configuration?

    Curious as to why you packed the sight glass?

    What ABV were you getting?
  35. Re: 6 - 7 nights for an August Zim trip from Bulawayo. Help!

    Matobo National Park.

    I took a UK visitor to the park and we were sitting up at Cecil John Rhodes' grave. I was spritually moved, my UK friend who knows precious little of Africa also told me he...
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