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    This week I rebuild the wire feed tensioner on...

    This week I rebuild the wire feed tensioner on the Socome mig welder, and fit the Eurotorch conversion kit I got from Techarc. Unfortunately the bearings which I need for it did not come till late...
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    I fill my workshop toilet flush tanks and wash...

    I fill my workshop toilet flush tanks and wash hands in a sink fed by water pumped from an underground cistern 100 years old or more, the alternative would be to buy metered water for this purpose,...
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    This week I advance several tech levels, The mig...

    This week I advance several tech levels, The mig welder works, the wheelhorse gets started again, and I finally get my tap plumbed in by the front door, and fix a pressure washer! Enjoy! I did!!...
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    Back to work, only half days for the present, but...

    Back to work, only half days for the present, but two interesting repairs, and more progress on a longer term project, the Socome Mig welder, enjoy, subscribe, like comment, staying in watching my...
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    Not much to tell chaps, But the TIG is fixed, I...

    Not much to tell chaps, But the TIG is fixed, I will get some vid of it working next week. still coughing, but otherwide fine, and I am going back to work on Monday because work is piling up and I am...
  6. Thread: Relay Repair

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    Further to my post quoted above, If the up down...

    Further to my post quoted above, If the up down head feed, and the left right table feed work, that proves that there is nothing wrong with the relays, all the relay does is start the motor by...
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    "the machine has a switch that changes the...

    "the machine has a switch that changes the feed/rapid function from the spindle head (up/down) to the table (left/right). The problem occurs when I switch from the table to the head and then back to...
  8. Can you post a pic of the front of the control...

    Can you post a pic of the front of the control knob/handle, is there a logo in the centre/ Could be Grundfos?
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    Week 6 of lockdown, and I am going back to work...

    Week 6 of lockdown, and I am going back to work next week! Some really nice junk comes my way, and I begin to understand the cryptic Schematic! Excuse the HH camera work Like, enjoy, subscribe, stay...
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    Week 5 draws to a close, and I have not been to...

    Week 5 draws to a close, and I have not been to the workshop, so here is a tale of the problems I am having finding the fault on the TIG, problems caused in part by the inadequate "schematic", a poor...
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    You can still get some parts Charles, and you can...

    You can still get some parts Charles, and you can get com
    plete barrell and piston kits for not very much!

    Phil
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    Hi Charles, I bought this saw in the late...

    Hi Charles, I bought this saw in the late eighties from a friend who ran a one man machinery repair workshop for horticultural machinery. He explained he couldnt retail it because it did not have a...
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    End of week 4 of lockdown, I havent been to the...

    End of week 4 of lockdown, I havent been to the workshop, but needed to go today, so I did some little jobs and shot this while I was there Hope you enjoy it! Like, comment, subscribe, but above all...
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    Week 3 of lockdown, I have not been to the...

    Week 3 of lockdown, I have not been to the workshop at all, may go next week, see how it goes. This is a little look round our back garden showing my rustic brickwork and a garden tour narrated by my...
  15. common problem on lots of makes of garden...

    common problem on lots of makes of garden tractor, heat is the only thing that works quickly, or as above, change the tube on the tractor, but give it a dose of release oil every week and it may work...
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    Week 2 of lockdown comes to an end, already it...

    Week 2 of lockdown comes to an end, already it feels longer! My capacitance meter shows me what a plonker I am, we discuss masks, some say I should always wear one, not my wife you understand, she...
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    I think the pics have identified what has been...

    I think the pics have identified what has been done! If there is no external capacitor, there will not be one inside the motor "buried in the windings", they are always external. I think the...
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    can you post up some pics of the motor and the...

    can you post up some pics of the motor and the wiring? Try looking up capacitor start and run motor on google? the start winding should be in series with the centrifugal switch and the start...
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    Hi all, Not done much due to the virus lockdown,...

    Hi all,
    Not done much due to the virus lockdown, I bet all the survivalists in the USA are rolling around their bunker floors, surrounded by food, laughing their heads off! I did get a day and a...
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    Hi people, During last weeks work on the fallen...

    Hi people,
    During last weeks work on the fallen trees, I discovered that my chainsaw, an antique Stihl 08S, would not start, here is the tale of me fixing it, and then fixing it again! Many thanks...
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    And Now, due to Keiths wife having a seroius...

    And Now, due to Keiths wife having a seroius heart condition (although you wouldn't think it when you see her work) and my wife having Asthma, we are self isolating from each other, so the fencing...
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    Hi All, the welder part is on back order, and...

    Hi All, the welder part is on back order, and this week we decided, seing as the weather was good, to deal with some trees damaged in the recent winds, sort of commando gardening!. We have a 4 Acre...
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    Hi Chaps, the week was going so well, once it had...

    Hi Chaps, the week was going so well, once it had started (Tuesday), weather has improved and I feel fit again, and it was all downhill fom there! When everything around you is going bad, you have to...
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    Hi Chaps, weather is still atrocious, bitter wind...

    Hi Chaps, weather is still atrocious, bitter wind and horizontal sleet today, and I have stayed in the warm! here are some more of my projects, ongoing and finished, but we start out with the glory...
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    Storm Ellen has blown itself out, and we now have...

    Storm Ellen has blown itself out, and we now have high pressure and warm sunshine, lets hope spring is here and the poor ppl on the West of the UK can start to dry out.
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