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    7th Oct 2022, 08:20 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    It's unreasonable and it is also stupid, for a very simple and obvious reason. The "renewables" industry including electric cars, is based on a false hypothesis. This is : "human produced CO2 will create a catastrophic heating of the planet and make it uninhabitable." This fake news campaign started in 1972, a long time ago, and despite all prediction being unsubstantiated and wrong, the remedies to avoid this catastrophe that is not happening are sold in rows, making the cost of living...
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    6th Oct 2022, 07:46 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    Yes Metrix, it is intended as sarcasm. I never thought someone would consider it plausible. Then again ... I never thought reasonable adults would consider an electric car as a plausible alternative, further than a gimmick to show of at a Newtown cafe. But I am clearly wrong. If normal adults swallow the bold faced lie that CO2 is "pollution" and that we must collectively "de carbonise", they will buy electric cars at triple the price with a pathetic performance useful only to grandma to...
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    5th Oct 2022, 05:36 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    A billion flies can't be wrong!
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    4th Oct 2022, 04:10 PM
    I would use the worms for fishing and in the meantime post a few pictures. You never know ... you may get a bite. :)
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    1st Oct 2022, 06:56 PM
    If you set SHS in wet concrete and the edge of the steel is away from the bottom of the hole some 100 mm or more, the post has no chance to sink anywhere. The edge of the SHS will be on solid concrete. Try sinking the steel post into a concrete slab. What kills steel post in concrete is cracks, especially when they are in a small post hole. Be generous with the size of the footing. The larger and deeper the better. If you can bend a couple of rings of reo and drop around the post as you...
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    30th Sep 2022, 06:33 PM
    Of course you can. It will be heavy and I doubt a .22 LR would be able to pass through it ;) Much better than using pressed cardboard and thin air.
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    29th Sep 2022, 08:34 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    The delights of the magic electric 4wd towing. Who needs diesel? let's just ban them!!
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    28th Sep 2022, 07:46 AM
    I bought a cordless 18v Makita hedge trimmer, because most of my power tools are Makita, so I get away with 4 batteries for most things. The hedge trimmer is very light, and uses very little power, so the battery goes a long way with one charge. I have two hedges, one Murraya,15m long and one camellia sasanqua some 20 meters long. I can trim both with just one charged battery and there is probably half charge still in it when I finish. It cuts 1 cm branches no problem. Forget petrol and...
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    27th Sep 2022, 02:04 PM
    Occupandi temporis
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    27th Sep 2022, 10:08 AM
    Yes Inter, human rights exist only to be trampled on. Unless it is the imaginary right of some obscure, inane, retrograde, parasitic minority of some description. Then it is a political asset. I have the right to wire my home extension ... or to install that hot water system, or do I? Just like human rights have been violated on this front in Australia, your and my right to build our own house can be terminated ... for our own good. Politicians know what is best for us ... don't...
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    27th Sep 2022, 07:41 AM
    This is Italy new PM This is how a leader looks like: On immigration And on identity
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    27th Sep 2022, 07:18 AM
    The gutter mesh is a filter of sorts, that intends to stop the leafs from blocking the gutter and allow water flow. In theory. The reality is that it introduces a new blockage a bit further up. Leafs accumulate against the mesh and pile up on the roof with the consequence you can see on your own roof. Rust galore. So the solution introduces a new problem. The leafs pile up on the mesh and definitely don't fly away in the breeze like the ads suggest. So you need to minimise the...
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    24th Sep 2022, 05:25 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Creaking / popping roof in Roofing
    You have a resident ghost. :)
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    23rd Sep 2022, 06:19 AM
    By the time you do all that is required for good insulation, you are better off selling and buying a fully insulated one. https://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/container-category/containers-for-sale-hire-by-type/insulated-containers/
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    21st Sep 2022, 06:52 PM
    I suppose that one advantage of the budget induced sinophilia, is that it forces the sinophile to become a boffin in the matter at hand.
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    19th Sep 2022, 10:55 AM
    All it will do is multiply the "illegal" alterations. What is needed is the abolition of local government, and severe castration of state government by cancelling immunity for politicians.
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    19th Sep 2022, 08:19 AM
    Pressure cleaner and then Benzalkonium chloride, not bleach. Wet and forget or the cheaper version 30 second roof treatment. make sure it contains benzalkonium and not sodium hypochlorite. If it's any consolation, that is the look of most houses from wollongong to newcastle and will be till the next year when we go back to El Niño weather, with good drought spells.
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    19th Sep 2022, 07:33 AM
    Didn't "kill" mine. Then again a voltage stabilizer is something like $30. Or ... you can use your battery for the computer and keep it charged with the generator. Or you can take a chance at a cheap one and hope for the best. Sometimes you can get lucky with chinese stuff. The issue with generators is that you forget about them whilst the power is on, and you need to start them in a hurry, fumbling in the dark, when the need comes. I go for one pull start every time. And fuel...
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    18th Sep 2022, 05:44 PM
    Ching Chong stuff, stay clear of them. Best little generators are Honda powered. They are pricey for good reason. I had a 13hp honda generator for 15 years as a backup. Used it may be two or three times a year. Would power up first pull, cold, even with old petrol in it every time. I replaced it with a Kubota and forgot about it for 2 years. Pulled it out last week because my daughter wants it to go camping. It took me two pulls this time to start. Can't beat the honda generators. Try to...
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    13th Sep 2022, 04:52 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    Temporal or frontal?
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    9th Sep 2022, 02:45 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    Generator charging the battery as you drive. Perpetual charge! who is laughing now he?
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    9th Sep 2022, 02:36 PM
    Tempering valves are a great idea to save people from themselves. The next proposal, surely to come out of Canberra or Melbourne, is a gas heating moderator. It works by adding air to the gas before going in the burner so that the gas heating capacity is dutifull reduced. And there presto! no more hot flames, just tepid flames ... great. Another illustrious contribution from the woke community. disclaimer: don't try this at home, ask your plumber to do it for you ... ;)
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Arrived Australia in the 80ties, have 4 daughters and 9 grandkids, had many jobs and worked many trades to survive. I am now old but still married, enjoy metalwork and building, boating, hunting and am real bad at fishing. I am constantly fixing or renovating two houses that remain from a string of rental properties I had in the 90ties that now serve for permanent dwelling and weekender.
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