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  1. Thread: Boundary fence

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    Re: Boundary fence

    Most people do not realise that a ditch is usually the boundary (not always) and not the hedge or a fence that happens to be there. In most instances a ditch was originally dug out to mark a boundary...
  2. Thread: Boundary fence

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    Re: Boundary fence

    Over here, certainly in England, this is the Government web site to get copies of Deeds and Title Plan. Costs are 3 each if available and you can search on property name and/or post code but you...
  3. Thread: Boundary fence

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    Re: Boundary fence

    The first thing to do is to look at your Title Deeds. They may show who owns the boundary, they may not. Then take lots of photographs of all incursions, damage, etc. Have a look to see if you have...
  4. Thread: iPads & cameras.

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    Re: iPads & cameras.

    Thank you 4WD, all very interesting. I will investigate along those lines.
  5. Thread: iPads & cameras.

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    iPads & cameras.

    I know this is probably being posted on the wrong forum but thought I would ask anyway.

    I am fed up of having to climb ladders just to look into gutters to see if they need cleaning out. I have a...
  6. Thread: Igniter ?

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    Re: Igniter ?

    I was used to coils and points in my old 2-stroke motor-biking days of 60 years ago but not this modern 2-stroke stuff. It may have been my fault why it's all gone wrong anyway. I started to hang the...
  7. Thread: Igniter ?

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    Re: Igniter ?

    Thanks FF, but I think we are in different territory nowadays. This "igniter" is outside the engine and this is an identical replacement : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114745604975 and the diagram...
  8. Thread: Igniter ?

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    Re: Igniter ?

    Thank you for your response Ironhead. I haven't investigated it thoroughly yet but I have found the igniter and wondered what it was used for. The shut-off is some form of electrical dis-connect,...
  9. Thread: Igniter ?

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    Igniter ?

    I have a problem with a 25cc Kawasaki 2 stroke engine and I thought that it might help to keep this forum going if I asked it on here. I've got a poor spark, even with a new plug and I have only ever...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    It might look old because it (they) were. I bought all the stuff in the early 80s. They were still in use in the factory and were of course all greasy and shiny when I bought them. The image is of...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    Oh yes, I remember that well. I bought an artic. load of tools out of a GKN factory in Birmingham at that time. 2 x Herbert No. 4. Senior lathes as shown. 4 x No. 3MT pedestal drills (still using...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    "the compression 20mm gland with a brass earthing tag" :( No, it was just a horrible cheapo plastic job ! I am told that the motor is British Made, and it did have that on a decal on the side of the...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    I connected the three live wires of a 3 phase supply to A2, B2, and C2 and the motor ran fine. It was after a while that the motor tripped the lecky and wouldn't start again. The motor was returned...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    Mmmm. I had forgotten all about the lever that you had to pull down on the starter for the grinding/roller mill and then push up smartly when she had started. These kids of today don't know they're...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    I have just re-read through most of this topic and I have recently discovered that there are motors being produced that can be either single or 3 phase. It depends on how they are wired up as to what...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    I think that my main reason for just standing there is not that I am "frightened" it's because I need to make sure that the suds pipe is in the right position all the time and not, because the blade...
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    I have one of the above on my saw but very rarely have the courage to walk away and go and do something else ! :undecided:
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    Re: 3 phase : rotation of motor.

    Thanks Peter. Was hoping you would come up with a reply.
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    3 phase : rotation of motor.

    Donkey's years ago if you wanted to change which direction a 3 phase electric motor ran you just swapped two of the live wires over (after switching everything off obviously !) Can anyone tell me if...
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    Re: Plastic tubing substitute for vee belts

    Thanks Peter. And you're right. The 3rd one on your list is what I'm after. Thank you. Now a little story. Sometime in the late 60s-early 70s our postman had a fan belt let go and he came and asked...
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    Re: Plastic tubing substitute for vee belts

    Thank you for that but the saw only gets occasional use nowadays and 60 years ago I always had a length of the tubular stuff and it got me out of trouble more than once. Very useful if you've got...
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    Plastic tubing substitute for vee belts

    Many years ago I bought some round hollow plastic tubing designed to be used as a vee belt. You cut it to length and joined it with a steel internal joiner which you pushed into each end of the tube....
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    It's not so much "mighty men", there is a knack in pitching a bale. You need the proper fork for a start. Not what we call a pitchfork, that was for sheaves. A bale fork has two tines but they are...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Pah, you're all too soft today. :D We used to pitch little bales all day long onto trailers with a bale fork (I still have 2 forks) and we had a couple of lads out of the village come and help us...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    I started my contracting career with a Massey 701 baler, same as the chap is using with the MF 35X. Called a nodding donkey because of the design of the packer. Bales were formed sideways in the...
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