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  1. starman

    12v fridges

    The fridge is 5m from the batts so seemingly my 6mm should be ok.
  2. starman

    12v fridges

    Ah yes, apologies didn’t read your reply properly. Good: I’ve got plenty of 6mm cable but no 10mm.
  3. starman

    12v fridges

    What they actually say in their chart is: CABLE LENGTH (metres) (distance from battery to fridge) (Apologies for the random box below - I tried in vain to reproduce the box.) As you can see it specifically isn't out-and-back; hence my confusion.
  4. starman

    12v fridges

    A very basic 12v fridge query - is cable size determined by distance between appliance and power supply (as Shoreline seem to suggest) or total out-and-back length of cable?
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  7. From The Economist: “It’s not at all uncommon for the same executives who pride themselves on downsizing and speed-ups on the shop floor, or in delivery and so forth, to use the money saved at least in part to fill their offices with feudal retinues of basically useless flunkies. They have whole teams of people who are just there, for instance, to design the graphics for their reports, write accolades for in-house magazines no one reads, or in many cases, who aren’t really doing anything at all ...But they are kept on because the prestige and even sometimes the salary of any given manager is measured by how many people he has working under him.” From: https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism?al_applink_data={"target_url"%3A"https%3A\%2F\%2Fecon.trib.al\%2Fgsz7RBX"%2C"extras"%3A{"fb_app_id"%3A128869720483178}%2C"referer_app_link"%3A{"url"%3A"fb%3A\%2F\%2F\%2F%3Fapp_id%3D128869720483178"%2C"app_name"%3A"Facebook"}}
  8. Silly question maybe but can I use a brass fitting in a polypropylene water tank? I need to fit a 3/4in/ 19mm hosetail fitting and pretty much all the plastic ones are 20mm.
  9. Why do you think it's better? (I'm soon in the market for a pump.)
  10. I did a somewhat less elaborate version of his method - turned broadside well before the lock, let the flow push me down then drove in. Went straight in without touching anything, to praise from bystanders. I didn't tell them that it was probably beginner's luck - anyone who had watched my antics trying to get into Salter's Lode a couple of months' earlier would have realised that I was actually a complete idiot.
  11. But isn’t that exactly what highly qualified people are paid to do? It’s called risk assessment. And i know I’m being wise after the event but given the increasing prevalence of heavy rain and flash floods just maybe it wasn’t assessed very well. But then foresight isn’t perfect - Grenfell, Boeing 737 Max come to mind.
  12. Even after the torrential downpours there have been, reservoirs surely don't go from safe to bursting in a few days? Given that torrential rain and flash floods are increasingly becoming part of our weather doesn’t this smack of a certain lack of foresight somewhere?
  13. Sorry, I know this has been covered but I’m damned if I can find the post. Was there any definitive answer to this question? Specifically, I’d like to drill a couple of holes low down in the gas locker to mount a timber bearer on the outside. Attached by nuts, bolts, sealant etc. BSS compliant or not?
  14. These work well - but they’re pretty vile (plenty of flies around when you’re fitting a boat out on a farmyard.)
  15. I don’t believe I mentioned wanting a cheap job or a discount for cash. I probably could find plenty of those without asking here.
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