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    24th Jun 2022, 05:19 PM
    Oh I get it now, you were OK once but then you turned into an old EV fuddy duddy :).
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    22nd Jun 2022, 04:30 PM
    Try a scarf joint, cut with a very fine blade and accurate mitre saw.
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    22nd Jun 2022, 04:03 PM
    Have you ever been to a historic or vintage car show? Every bonnet is up and you'll find most enthusiasts will be very interested in what's under the bonnet, be it a standard or a different modified engine. Take your Leaf to a car show and see how many people are interested in looking under it's bonnet. It's all about the noise, sounds, vibration and smell of the beautiful internal combustion engine. No point in arguing about it with you, you obviously just don't get it and never will.
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    21st Jun 2022, 10:52 PM
    What a disgrace, destroying something old with charm by replacing the very thing that gives these old vehicles their character. This would be like getting a 200 year old grandfather clock and pulling the mechanical movement out of it and fitting a digital clock display.
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    21st Jun 2022, 10:26 PM
    Do you have a multimeter moondog ? If not, do you have a spare old speaker kicking around? (I suspect you would have as you're always talking about speaker enclosures :) ) If the speaker has the + and - marked on it you can connect it to your power supply to see if the cone moves out or in. If you connect + on speaker to + on power supply the speaker cone will move outwards (you have to connect the negative also of course), if you have + to - it will move inwards. Most monitor and laptop...
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    19th Jun 2022, 11:12 PM
    I can't see any Laserlite in the photos ????? It looks like normal galvanised or zincalume corry to me.
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    19th Jun 2022, 11:04 PM
    The worlds gone mad, tradies are charging what they like and fools pay it knowing little about what's involved. You know what's involved so you won't get ripped off, get another quote from someone who doesn't ride a horse and wear a metal helmet :2tsup:. Ask for an itemised account in case there's more to it than you think.
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    16th Jun 2022, 05:57 PM
    It depends on the thickness of the tile and what size notched trowel you use, there are many variations. As a general rule, your finished adhesive thickness will be about a third of the thickness of your tile. So say you have a 10mm tile, you times it by 1.33 to get your finished height, in this example 13.3mm finished height. This all comes down to what size notched trowel you use, if you back butter the tiles and how much you compress the adhesive but I hope this gives you some idea.
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    12th Jun 2022, 12:36 PM
    I've found that their search engine is getting better with time, in this example of "pulley", it shows everything that the OP is looking for. It really was terrible several years ago, and I found back then that the only way to get reasonable search results was to do a Google search and include "Bunnings and the item you were after" in the search.
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    10th Jun 2022, 10:52 PM
    1st pic = fixed pulleys 2nd pic = swivel pulley 3rd pic = snap hook, safety hook or sling hook etc. 4th pic = winch, load brake winch, boat winch, hand winch etc. With the winch, make sure the one you get is designed to lift loads and not just pull loads. Search "pulley" on Bunnings website and you'll find stacks of what you need, and much cheaper than a boat shop. I bought mine there for my kayak lift I made years ago. I went with a cheap motorised winch from Ebay as it was only...
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    9th Jun 2022, 09:04 PM
    Is it a single neon or does it have multiple sections? They work by passing a very high voltage (around 15,000 to 20,000 volts I think?) with a very low and safe amperage across either end of the neon tube that is usually filled with a particular noble gas. Putting it simply, the tube is filled with a gas and the high voltage reacts with the gas to produce light. If you want to get into the nitty gritty of how they work, it gets pretty technical. It may be a fluorescent tube or a neon light,...
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    8th Jun 2022, 07:09 PM
    Get a local fridgey to gas it up if needed and test for leaks, that shouldn't cost more than $300. Make a decision on whether to replace it after you get his report. Is there an alternative location you could mount the outside unit to shorten the run, and therefore make the installation costs cheaper and improve the efficiency of the A/C if you have to fit a new one? Can it be roof mounted perhaps?
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    8th Jun 2022, 06:51 PM
    Cheaper and simpler to build a new house than perform a power upgrade?? There might be no tradies left in 2 years if things keep going like they are, lets all hope things get better and quickly.
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    8th Jun 2022, 06:38 PM
    Not many people would run a toaster for 9 hours or more a day, so that is a pretty poor comparison imho. If everybody in the district did pull an extra 2.5kW for extended periods there would be issues, they even have issues when everyone turns on their A/C. An EV might work great for you in your little isolated part of the world, but as for the rest of the REAL world, widespread use of EVs will be a long way off due to the lack of electrical infrastructure. My money is on Hydrogen for this...
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    7th Jun 2022, 03:51 PM
    What were you thinking, removing such a piece of exquisite artwork ?? :hahaha:
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