Where’s Lancpudin?

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but George doesn’t have the smart chick from Scoobie Do on accordion in his band :lol:
     
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    Sadly my Stihl 12” chainsaw seems to have bitten the dust. Might be seized?

    I’ve been mixing my fuel for 40 years or so but I can make mistakes.....I mean there was that time in 1964...never mind, I digress.

    It seems locked tight so maybe I didn’t shake the fuel can enough, or at all? Dunno, but it takes on all the proportions of a tragedy as I loved that saw. It was light enough to carry around the property or to work overhead and for small jobs it was ideal.

    I must have had it 8 years or so and it gets used 2 or 3 times a week, one of my most used tools in fact.

    Might have to head into town tomorrow and grab a replacement. That small saw doesn't
    owe me anything after all these years, but I can’t manage without it.

    I’ll do the usual things like soak the piston in WD40 but it feels locked up good.
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    Well done John!

    At least I can use the parts if it does go to God. Sort of like organ donation I guess~
     
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    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    That's a bummer to lose your best tool Digger, I'm just about done replacing all my power tools after they were ruined by water ingress a few years ago in the garage.
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    A man has to have his tools! Some more than others.
     
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    Yeah absolutely, I've just ordered probably one of the last pieces of kit that got ruined, a new digital soldering kit. I have a heavy duty soldering gun for the bigger stuff but needed a new kit for the PCB board stuff.
     
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    I have a small gas one that covers most things these days and it’s been a while since I’ve touched electronics myself. Back in my HAM radio days that is.
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    Lumberjack! Almost, well an old & decrepid one at least~

    Darn glad when the power turns back on at 5 pm been off all weekend 8 am to 5pm.

    Still I’m forced to BBQ....it’s tough down here in the antipodes!

    Still, its nice out here on the patio...might even BBQ tea as well?
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    What did you end up getting?
     
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    I thought that nice chap Elon Musk built you guys a Solar/battery power station down there?
     
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    Yes he did but it’s in South Australia and is there to buffer sudden loss of load elsewhere in the system there.

    It is only designed to work for few seconds at a time through just to prevent shock to the system through an unexpected change over. If they don’t have that buffer then the whole system can crash.

    Alternatives are good as a subsidiary to base load supply like coal or nuclear, but cannot provide reliable power full time....yet!

    Interestingly the rapid private take-up of solar panel systems for home supply is now threatening the viability of the major power companies here in Oz! (well they say it is) Overall it adds up to quite a chunk of the demand. Not sure where that will end?

    Well done you Ian, keeping abreast of things happening down here.
     
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    I'm glad Elon is at least trying to move the ball forward. We seem to have fumbled it for a bit.
     
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    At least you have nuclear power as a base load. Some parties here want to close down all our coal powered plants without providing an alternative, a viable alternative that is!

    God help you if you mention nuclear power here!
     
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    Actually, something like a next gen pebble bed reactor in concert with alternative energy sources might be the way forward. Unfortunately, some people believe oranges grow in coal dust.
     
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