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  1. In our area it tends to be car tyres, 1 every 20 ish feet on the side of a back road for a mile or so, our guess has always been a van driven slowly along the road with someone in the back chucking tyres out of the side door. The other one we have seen a few times is neat piles of shredded green leaves, plant stems and roots, all nicely compostable but with the smell it's a bit of a giveaway so I can understand why it was dumped well away from the source.
  2. we used to run one of the old range rovers (classic model before they started fitting airbag suspension etc) and that thing was damn near perfect in the snow (moved and stopped perfectly) as long as you knew how to drive it, we let someone else drive it in the snow and they decided that snow meant kicking in all of the diff locks which worked perfectly until they tried to turn the first corner and they very gracefully pirouetted down the road, the difflocks had forced 3 wheels to slip when they turned, once 3 wheels were sliding on ice & snow the 4th had no chance. To bring thi
  3. agreed on Braunston, picture taken from somewhere just below top lock, The tree on the right is obscuring the house at the next lock down.
  4. Once you have got used to the arduino's and come up with all sorts of projects that you can use them for you will probably end up moving onto the esp-32 boards for the built in wifi / bluetooth or the M5Stack boards (which contain an esp32) for the built in screen & semi decent case (all of them use the same programming software and language)
  5. During the summer we would clock up the 100 hours between changes roughly once per week, so under our deck was geared towards oil changes, oil containers on one swim ( new to the fore used to the aft), pela extraction pump on top of the weed hatch, funnel and used oil filters stored in a cut open gallon container. purely due to the number of filters we were going through we always used compatible rather than lister branded (taking the time to find the registration No of a particular model of renault 5 that shared the same filter to ease ordering via motor factors)
  6. I catch the rollover (at the expense of a single inaccurate timing when it happens) by adding an extra check for millis being less than my previous recorded value or greater than the previous recorded value + the delay time using the loop from blink without delay as an example my modification is in Red (original line in green). void loop() { // here is where you'd put code that needs to be running all the time. // check to see if it's time to blink the LED; that is, if the // difference between the current time and last time you blinked // the LE
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  8. I think forecourt price for lpg was around 35p per litre back then, at the time we were working in hot air ballooning so filling from bulk tanks was very common (just declare the amount that went into vehicles tanks rather than balloon tanks for tax). so it wasn't that often that we had to use forecourt pumps, mainly in the winter when everyone has run their bulk tanks down because they're not flying. We never did it but there were some crews that used to refuel the balloon on forecourts rather than return to base between AM & PM flights (that could have been anything up to 400 litre
  9. If you look at the pumps used to refuel lorries most of them still have the latch in place so they can lock the pump on rather than standing there for the time it takes to fill their tanks. the worst pumps to use are lpg pumps when you have large tanks, our record was 45 minutes of having to stand holding in a 1 inch button for a single fill, admittedly it was filling 240 litres of tanks on the vehicle (2 x 80 litre main tanks + 2 x 40 litre belly tanks)
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  13. Not an empty trailer but a fully loaded (it's only 3500 kg honest officer) triple axle one. The trailer had just been towed from perth in scotland down to bedford and was then switched to our vehicle to go the last few miles to a place near tring. The roads were about a mile of narrow twisty lane then 2 miles straight to a roundabout, usually going onto the roundabout you checked the trailer in the mirrors looking for loose straps etc, 1st (passenger) side... 3 straps not flapping, 3 wheels inflated and nothing sticking out 2nd (drivers) side... 3 straps not flapping, 2 wheels in
  14. That was our thoughts too. but the association gave no leeway regardless of the state of the vehicle, in my friends case the car was a 3 year (and one month) old vauxhall omega which had failed it's first mot because the brake warning light flickered (meaning the pads were getting thin). His only previous run ins with the association were for having his bins out on a day they weren't being emptied, bins emptied tuesdays but as he worked away mon & tues he used to put the bins out monday morning and take them in on weds morning, his repeated violation of this rule may have made him
  15. Forget car parks, a lot of housing associations (which bought up all the council housing) have restrictions that you cannot have an untaxed vehicle parked on your driveway (even with sorn) A friend was threatened with eviction for breaking 2 of the tenancy agreement rules at the same time, untaxed car (but with a valid sorn) and working on the vehicle in the driveway (changing brake pads for MOT before it could be taxed). with my friend being who he is he later decided to park the remains of a 1930s Singer car on the driveway (which due to it's age was MOT and Tax exempt)
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