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    Pickup

    Hi I need a new pickup for an acoustic guitar. The guitar has a control unit and battery box and had an under the saddle pickup. What type of pick up do I need? Is there an active and passive type? Cheers Ian
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    Saab tow ball

    Cheers Burnerman
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    Saab tow ball

    Hi I am trying to sort out a towball for my 2004 Saab 9-5 TID Vector Estate. There is a bracket already fitted which looks like the one for a detachable towball. I attach some pics. It looks to me like the detachable tow ball would fit. I just wanted opinions on what to buy and where.?
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    Sourcing timber

    Once you have looked at the quality of the off the shelf doors,you may get re inspired to make your own Take the measurement of a door you like, buy the components from a good timber yard and put them together it will always be the best way.
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    Sourcing timber

    Cottage doors are usually made from flooring quality T and G,a good timber yard may stock joinery quality T,G and V boards,but if you are machining you're own timber ,you could buy joinery quality timber and pick out the nearest you can to quarter sawn and cut the heart out and that will give...
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    Running hot

    I have a whirlpool clothes drier it has started running very hot to the point where I could hardly hold the clothes,can it be fixed? Cheers Ian
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    Ridge board height

    I was taught to set the ridge at the height the rafters would be if they went to a point through the ridge
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    Larch - as a deck - to treat or not to treat

    Not all Teak Oil has UV protection the non UV oil is available on amazon for about £30 for 5LTS
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    Larch - as a deck - to treat or not to treat

    Larch fares well in a marine environment and not in fresh water Trada rates it as moderately durable 10-15 years in ground contact.
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    New laminate worktops and plinths chipped after cutting - expected?

    Blimey that's rough as guts, you would have to work hard to get a result like that. Don't part with any money until you are totally happy with everything,your not out of the woods yet ,the boss hired the incompetent so it doesn't say much for him Cheers Ian
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    air problems

    Hi My Rapesco 16g air nailer is on the blink I think I need a service kit Ive tried google and could only find kits for Bostich anyone got any clues . I am thinking of buying a Pneumatic flooring nailer any thoughts Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    I had no luck uploading a pic This is all that is written on the Cap SSEC MOTOR STARTING CAPACITOR CAP. 300 MFD W. V. 125 VAC
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    test a capacitor

    Conny I could try that Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    lighting from tubes I have not noticed the lights dimming Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    I cant recall the conversation exactly. I talk to tec's now and then about tooling and materials and find some really know the subject and other just do questions and answers,I just saw it as a long shot in the hope it could have been a reoccurring fault. Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    Just to try and clarify this The planer 5A 1HP 240v Trips the RCCB 80A tripping current mA and also trips RCCB 100A 300mA Only on start up BUT It only trips out 50% of the time and when it starts it runs normally the motor runs smooth and the planer operates as normal Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    Thanks John I think my next step is to have a look on other machines and try swapping caps with a known good one. Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    Hi John I think it is as you have said Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    Hi back from the workshop I tried testing the capacitor with the multi metre set to 2M ohms it started out reading 139 after 3mins it went to 1000. I found a capacitance metre on e bay for about a tenner it goes up to 20000 farads, any use? Cheers Ian
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    test a capacitor

    Hi Rocky and Johnw2 I checked the the switch and plug in all directions ,it looked OK If I check the resistance on the capacitor as suggested by John W2 I presume this would be done live,If the machine trips on start up this would be difficult. Cheers Ian
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