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by Flintstone
Thu May 18, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cordless drill?
Replies: 14
Views: 10361

Re: Cordless drill?

I bought a Ryobi pair about five years ago and they've been fine.

Well, the (pointless) rubber bits fell off the chucks in Week One and the batteries died in Year Four but apart from that.....
by Flintstone
Sat May 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 27616

Re: Tools

Saw this video last week on why not to by Snap On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssk1qShAqxQ seemed like a decent argument He does dribble on a bit, I had to keep fast forwarding to try to get to the point(s), but I'm wondering why he was showing us his latest Snap-On purchases laid out on his Sna...
by Flintstone
Fri May 05, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Management Issues
Topic: Wifi Issue Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 6944

Re: Wifi Issue Windows 10

Raggy wrote:My laptop only picks up the wifi signal if I have the charging cable plugged in. Works a bit like an aerial.


With the other end plugged in to the modem? :D
by Flintstone
Fri May 05, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lorry brake stuck on
Replies: 4
Views: 3790

Re: Lorry brake stuck on

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
by Flintstone
Fri May 05, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Management Issues
Topic: Wifi Issue Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 6944

Re: Wifi Issue Windows 10

The wifi on my laptop keeps cutting out with the little yellow exclamation mark appearing. Does the resident computer expert have any sage words of advise? I get this, usually late evening. BT have been ffuk-all use, wiser heads than me have suggested the modem is on the way out. Turning it offanon...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

McFarmer wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
NQIT wrote: Like that, or just like that. Ah ha ha ha.

Hey Mac, are you logged into the right account?
Drat, I have so many to choose from.

Including the one on Facebook? :D
by Flintstone
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

This is like the Krapton Factor. Every time there's a suggestion, there's a 'yes, but..........'. Use a hoover-no electric for 200 miles. Tip the tank over-no gravity in this particular place. Use a magnet-hole's too small for it. Use a small magnet-hole's too big and we might let the anti gravity ...
by Flintstone
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

Can't use a hoover, the hangar is at an airstrip in the middle of bloody nowhere with no power supply. Sticky tape might work if I could see where to stick it. Ordered one of these, might help. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Waterproof-USB-LED-Inspection-Camera-Boroscope-Snake-Scope-Endoscope-Android-2M...
by Flintstone
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

Can't use a hoover, the hangar is at an airstrip in the middle of bloody nowhere with no power supply. Sticky tape might work if I could see where to stick it. Ordered one of these, might help. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Waterproof-USB-LED-Inspection-Camera-Boroscope-Snake-Scope-Endoscope-Android-2M-...
by Flintstone
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

Erm, Shirley if one magnet ain't enough and eight is too many, how about trying two, then three etc. :scratch: I don't think I'll live that long. Anyway, my take on it is that the wire piece needs a powerful magnet but that degree of magnetism means the nearby (steel) fittings prove a stronger attr...
by Flintstone
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

Erm, Shirley if one magnet ain't enough and eight is too many, how about trying two, then three etc. :scratch: I don't think I'll live that long. Anyway, my take on it is that the wire piece needs a powerful magnet but that degree of magnetism means the nearby (steel) fittings prove a stronger attr...
by Flintstone
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

The sender unit can only be got at by dropping the tank out. A combination of boroscope and grabber would be ideal. You can buy a sort of boroscope/camera that plugs in to a phone or tablet for a few quid. eBay, here we come.
by Flintstone
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

A piece of lite fencing wire and a little LED torch (flash light) on some string dangled in the tank and it will come out quick enough And also take a piece of PVC pipe with you encase you push it off to the side to fare you stir the fuel around in the tank so the current brings it back were you ne...
by Flintstone
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

McFarmer wrote:Roll the car over.

It's an aeroplane.


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by Flintstone
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stainless steel and magnets
Replies: 50
Views: 24306

Re: Stainless steel and magnets

The fishing rod contraption with eight magnets took ten minutes to construct and demonstrated its ability by snatching anything ferrous within a foot radius. Lowered it into the tank and was reminded that although it is aluminium the supporting straps beneath are steel. The bloody stack of magnets k...