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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Mal wrote: and what's up the ladder :?:
:mrgreen:
Thats fold away stairs, so they would lead to upstairs then :wink:
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:14 pm

V8 burble wrote: Also, in the same photo, what wine recommendations do you have?
They are all good French wines, so the best one would be the one which has been opened :D
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:29 pm

alpine5gt wrote: I also recommend running your battery charger via a battery. The resultant charge into the drum can be regulated.
Not sure what you mean here, the charger would just keep the battery topped up. However by connecting the battery direct you are basically looking at the cranking amps of the battery being in circuit, i don't think that would be too clever & i wouldn't like to do it, make a good photo though.
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Post by Mal » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:20 am

Brad, is this to remove paint only, or does it remove light rust as well.

Cheers

ps How quickly does it work at 240 volts :mrgreen:
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:59 am

Paint, crud, & all rust.
It has to be DC so wiring it up to the mains won't work.
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Post by Mal » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 am

Brad

I had never heard of this technique for rust removel before. I have been doing a bit of reserch on it and everyone else uses a steel anode and you are using lead. Is there an advantage to this as lead is far more expensive.

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Post by alpine5gt » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:38 am

I agree the web sites I have checked all mention using steel or iron. One chap was using stainless untill a chemical engineer pointed out the caustic fluid with the stainless and electricity would generate toxins. Wonder about the lead myself. The rig I am building will stick with the building reinforcing steel rods placed around the outer of the drum and connected electricly. They also mention using washing soda as the medium, it would not have all the extra chemicals you find in detergent.

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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:28 am

The lead was left over from building so free anyway & that was the method passed down to me from an old mechanic, it works so i'll keep it that way.
Also the the washing powder doesn't really matter that much, it gets cleaned off afterwards & i'm not doing any coloured cottons washes.
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Post by B9471845 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:31 am

Thinking back to some pictures of Tony T's, washing Sunbeam Tigers and cotton garments at the same time can sometimes produce pleasing results.

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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:58 pm

B9471845 wrote:Thinking back to some pictures of Tony T's, washing Sunbeam Tigers and cotton garments at the same time can sometimes produce pleasing results.
More like lycra than cotton i think.

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Post by martin172 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:04 pm

The swimsuit carwash happens at the National every year.
Although Gary in a bikini is something you only want to see once. :shock:

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Post by garyv8tiger » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:38 pm

but gary does go to the national in a tiger not a polo :mrgreen:

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Post by Tomaselli » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Eh! - that pic is copyrighted.... :mrgreen:

....I do wish I was there when those pics had been taken :lol:

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Post by gtsmrt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:02 am

One day it will be like the pink playboy pictures... :lol:
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Post by Tomaselli » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:22 pm

Tomaselli wrote:....I do wish I was there when those pics had been taken :lol:
Found another one of them' aweful sexist pics......

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