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George and Dragon

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  1. George and Dragon

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    I sometimes use a blast of reverse to clear the prop
  2. I found this on fleabay: CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 50291-1:2010+A1:2012 (domestic use) & BS EN 50291-2:2010 (camping/caravans/boats) Test/reset button feature Activates when CO level reaches 50ppm Enables users to carry out a practical sensor test 85dB audible alarm as well as LED status indicator 7 year lifespan and manufacturer's warranty Automatic self diagnostic function - checks its own sensor and battery Can be wall mounted or left free standing Certified for home, camping, caravan, motor home and boat use I wonder how it self-tests
  3. Made by Volkswagen? ETA: Cuthound got there first
  4. George and Dragon

    Canoes in Chirk Tunnel

    Agree 100%
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    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    I believe the law says that you must Maybe they do. But there are some curious outcomes.
  6. George and Dragon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    I suspect different timings apply in different local authorities. I worked in a city where the overlap between red on one direction and green on the other had to be increased because of the number of yobs running the red light after it had changed (I've seen as many as five). This of course is self defeating - the longer overlap means more vehicles run the red. Traffic engineers seem to have no national guidelines as far as I can tell. For example, I would have thought it made sense from a traffic management point of view to allow vehicles travelling at the speed limit to progress. In the same way, why would you allow a queue of traffic to move forward 30 metres only to be stopped by the next set of lights?
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    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    There are cycle lanes installed where it's cheap to do so. Where they are most needed is where it would be much more expensive (junctions and roundabouts) and, of course, there would need to be (expensive) measures installed to give cyclists who didn't only want to turn left the chance to make their manoeuvre without being crushed under the wheels of a larger, heavier vehicle. It's a fact that the road system in the UK has, for the past 60 years, been designed with the 'needs' of the car in mind. Pedestrians and cyclists come a long way behind.
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    Composting Toilets. Clarification Please

    According to LadyG these need to be double bagged.
  9. George and Dragon

    Composting Toilets. Clarification Please

    Erm, aren't we supposed to be reducing the amount of plastic we dispose of into the environment? And unless there is some kind of manual handling of waste at the processing site then double bagging serves little purpose imo
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    Some years ago I was given Fire Warden training by the North Yorkshire Fire Service. Part of this training involved learning how to deal with a diesel fire which of course meant we had to start a diesel fire. We'd already learnt how easy it was to start a petrol fire and how to extinguish it. An amount of diesel went into a large tray and we were invited to drop lit matches in. Of course, the matches just went out. A small amount of petrol was then poured on top of the diesel; we weren't invited to approach within 6 metres any more. A lighted spill was attached to a long pole and the petrol rapidly caught fire. Then the diesel caught too. 6 metres seemed a little too close to me.
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    Microbially induced corrosion

    Yesterday I was collecting some steel that I'd had chrome plated from a place in Leeds. They have a number of other coating technologies available which I'm not at all familiar with including Xylan and cyanide copper. Xylan looks very industrial (and none the worse for that) but cyanide copper is very pretty indeed. Anybody know any more? (I didn't ask them at the time as they spent a long time looking for my job which should have been completed by Wednesday so I wasn't best pleased).
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    Thereby leaving open the possibility of taking action against inconsiderate cyclists, perhaps.
  13. George and Dragon

    Tunnel light mount

    I'd call that a mounting bracket. But I suspect that's not a very useful answer
  14. George and Dragon

    MPPT fan/controller

    Surely that depends how rusty he is
  15. George and Dragon

    Replacing fridge

    I, however, am clueless

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