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Sam_w

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have LXT stuff, fairly sure I read that they are not phasing out LXT ( I really hope not!) as they are still doing plenty of development on LXT. I have a cheap bare grinder, it is a nightmare at eating batteries, goes through a 3amp in about 10 mins of usage, if buying again I would definitely spend the bit more for a brushless version.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No license needed. But I would recommend buying a sensible amount of protective gear, and at least watching a few YT videos on best practice. tends to be much easier if you are just cutting up branches and trees that are already felled, more complex if you are felling trees, as you have to think about direction and pinching etc.

  • in COVID-19
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    My wife is a teacher, secondary school, down here in Devon. It's pretty crazy, they are having to deal with staggered timetables, which means breaks are all at different times, which means the number of teachers needed to do "Duty" has increased massively, so there are now days where she literally can't go to the toilet or eat, as she is watching kids 100% of the day, and they can't ask another teacher to step in as that breaks bubbles.
    Even down here with the levels of infection are really low there are loads of kids off, 11 in a class of 30 yesterday, none with confirmed infections, all just waiting for tests. Kids all been at home for 6 months, so are coming back and getting colds etc. but testing not happening quick enough to keep them in school.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Reason for long lengths horizontal is that I am using 4m lengths of box profile for the walls which run vertical, so to get fixings at a consistent position I need to run horizontally. I have decided on 600mm centres, will be plenty strong enough, will throw in plenty of noggins and can even throw in some diagonal braces if needed.

    Don’t think it is going anywhere, each leg is over a metre into the ground and surrounded by a cubic metre of concrete, small child to give scale...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hmmm yes, wasn’t sure if i could get away with less seeing as the timber is not providing any structural strength, it’s purely there to hang the tin off.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    A question on spacing from walls. I am making my shed walls ,they will be clad with box profile, there is already a steel frame around the top and legs, so I am now building a frame between them to hold the walls. It is is being made of 4x2, and the sheets will be standing vertical. Wall is roughly 5m long and 4m high. I am running horizontal wood which the sheets will be fitted to, and will then do lots of noggins to give vertical stiffness. My question is what centres should I use? i.e. in the very bad not to scale picture, Blue = Steel, Orange = Wood, what should the ? measurement be?

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Great project!

    I have found the Wera impact bits to be just about the best out there.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Correct answer is a rotary laser level, but they are a few hundred, so might be a hire job. Cheaper solution is a builders line with a hanging spirit level.

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    I have 4 ethernet ports in each room, i'm now annoyed I don't have more ports outside... We always want more!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, will agree that fan controlled temp is great. I have a masterbuilt 560 which is a fully offset fan controlled charcoal BBQ, have used it to do everything from standard grilling, low and slow (longest cook at nearly 18 hours!), and also high temp (700f) pizza cooking.

    Once you get the hang of indirect heat, the options are endless.

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