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Kudzucraft

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  1. I always use the View New Content link at the top of the page. This morning it shows nothing. That is that there is now new content and of course there is. I tried two computer and different browsers. Same result. Tried a few hours latter and same thing when there is clearly new content.
  2. Assuming UK and US are using the same or similar Bands I have been battling a similar problem at my home. We are well within range and I have tried a couple of aerials. Work great for a couple of months and then we have reception issues. Nothing changes and no problem can be found. Swap out for a better aerial and same thing. Works great for a while and then receptions degrades, we loose some channels and then we star seeing random breaks in the signal for no apparent reason. Then it improves and is fine for a while. I have done a lot of reading and one thing I have found is that digital signals are more sensitive to obstructions and changes in weather than the old analog signals. Apparently my problem is not rare but not common either. Only advice I have found is a better aerial and since we are moving (House) not to long I just live with it.
  3. One of my favorites PISSUPONU-II
  4. That makes sense. But I am asking here to try to understand. The epoxy is not going have a any grip on the hull, just the blacking. So when you scrap the side your still going to scrap the epoxy and blacking off. So now you still have a small area of blacking exposed to fuel spills of what ever. I can't image fuel spill happen that often either. Just seems to me unless you apply the epoxy to the hull so you have good adhesion that you are really gaining a lot for the money it costs? Again, just trying to wrap my head around why you would do this.
  5. The epoxy is only going to be as good as what is under it. So I see no advantage, you still have blacking on the hull and it will still come off just as easy when you hit something. So you are going to have explain to me the advantage?
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  7. Question me this. If you don't have mains, how are you going to charge a cordless tool? They don't change by 12 volts. You really need two sanders. A orbital disc that spins in a circle to remove the rust and really rough stuff.. Much faster and much more aggressive. Will leave scratches in the metal that need to be dealt with. Or something else aggressive or you will working on those rough spots for a long time. A ROS Random Orbital Sander is more of a finish tool, as the name implies it spins in am random orbital pattern. It will do a good job with the right grit at smoothing up the rough spots and and it will remove old paint but it not aggressive and can be slow at some tasks. It will be the go to tool for most the job, prepping for paint. I know you want to keep it cheap but you are taking a really big job. You can do with it nothing but sandpaper but I sure wouldn't want to take it without the proper tools.
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  9. Makes sense and while I was a mechanical designer (many years ago) I never dealt with hydraulics past specing out some cylinders. We always left the pumps and details to someone experienced in that area. Glad you chimed in on this.
  10. On thing pops in my head and I do not know the answer. But will the old engine turn enough RPM's to properly power the pump? I know these are different but my experience with hydraulic powered tractors you have to keep the speed up to have enough hydraulic power for many tasks. Just something you should probably look at. Maybe not be an issue at all.
  11. Now it makes sense! They are writing more for boats in marinas where you have a line hooked up under pressure to your boat! I have been total puzzled by how you could have any back-flow filling a tank because there is no back pressure. When you start talking about a pressured system from a hose it suddenly makes more sense.
  12. OK, I can see what they are thinking on some of these. BUT, is there a contamination problem with contamination now? I don't know but seems like they are solving a problem that doesn't exist or is there something I don't know? Sure don't claim to know everything.
  13. That is a strange. My first thoughts would be there is a problem in/with the breaker panel. The odds of all your DC powered items shorting at one time is about 0. So I would start with the panel.
  14. Everyone seems to have overlooked this but I think that is brilliant!! Requiring the marina to do all that work for free might be a bit much, but they would think twice before allowing someone in.
  15. Curious how easy/hard is it to find places to dispose of oil on the cut for Constant Cruisers? I have read that (some) fuel boats will take it. If you are actually cruising just curious how you find disposal/recycling places?
  16. Nothing like internet trouble shooting but 'to me' it doesn't sound like an ignition issue. Fuel filter is a good call. Does it start back up after it stops or not? Did you check to see if has spark when it stops? Typically the carburetor is the main source of problems. Ignition usually just fails and never works. It can fail when hot but sort of unusual. That is why I was asking if you had spark with it stopped. Someone gave me a older Husqvarna recently. First check was did in have compression. Then spark and then I tried to crank it. Wouldn't run so I just ordered a new carb and it runs like new. Carb is just so ofen the issue it not worth trying to clean them. We used these, leave them with gas in the carb which eventually dries up. This leaves a varnish on the all the insides of the carb and doing this over and over it builds up and with such small openings that is usually what fails.
  17. Speaking of fire blankets one of things I notice is where they are located. I have seen several browsing the adverts that if you had a fire, assuming it was at the stove, you would have been hard pressed to reached it without a serious risk of being burned.
  18. While I sort of like the idea, there wouldn't be anything outside of it I suspect. I have found that after about 10 or so replies nearly all go off the rails so I just stop reading it.
  19. No! I totally agree. I watch the boats and since we are about the sell our house and build a new one, we will need a camper/caravan to live in while we build and it is the same there. But it tells me a a lot about how they live and that they very likely did not do any maintenance to keep it up. I worked in Real Estate for many years and the things I saw just dumbfounded me. I was always thinking you knew I was coming and you couldn't even clean up dirty clothes off the floor??
  20. You should have just moved and not said anything, you have gotten less judgement heaped on you.
  21. Funny to read all the stereotyping in this thread. I agree that most places a Narrow Boat makes no sense. I live on the Tennessee River and one would be down right dangerous on a windy stormy day. But the US dwarfs the UK in size and diversity and to say they wouldn't work in the US is a painting with a broad brush. There are lots of places where they would fit and work well.
  22. Yup! In the States and we are just now starting to see things like this happening here. My Dentist cancelled my visit, has to close except for urgent needs. I understand but people are going to go full on panic as they keep tightening things up.
  23. Minimal experience with diesel engines but that is exactly what I would suspect. They leak on the pressure side and draw air on the suction side of the pump. When you did the vacuum test I assume it was on the pressure side of the pump, right? I would start looking at the other side and would start with adding fuel to the tank. Doubtful but could be so low it is start to pull air with the diesel at the pickup. At least that is a easy one to eliminate and your going to use the fuel anyway so not wasting money.
  24. Do they open? Woudn't want a window I couldn't open.
  25. I worked for Chrysler (USA) many years ago on an experimental electric car project year ago when they were still in the infant stage. We worked upstairs and below us in the lab was where they did testing on the electronics. One of the first things my boss did was take me to the lab and talk about the potential energy in the battery banks. He told of the time one of the techs was working over the battery bank, dropped a wrench and landed perfectly on two of the terminals. He said it welded itself to posts, then glowed bright red and proceed to melt and go up in smoke before anyone could even think about doing anything. Made a very vivid impression on me!
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