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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2018, 01:19:13 pm »

Hi all, many of us are members of the Automobile Association, one of the benefits is the 10% discount at Halfords, where many of us get our paints from.  Just show your membership card.  Also there is a 20% discount I think in M&S shops on the motorway.
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #126 on: February 12, 2018, 06:09:29 am »

Mate,

It's a bit far for me to travel  O0 so will have to give it a miss %) %) {-) {-)
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2018, 09:20:24 am »

There was a thread on hot glue guns recently. I pointed out that some have a terrible stand.


Today, while using hot glue, I had one of Homer's Doh! moments. Hot-gluing some wood scraps together I got my solution.
So small it even fits in the glue gun box.

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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2018, 02:48:52 pm »

Apologies if this has already been covered. I found this on a French model boats facebook page. 2mm cotton or similar, stretched or wrapped around sockets and covered in superglue, then sprayed to suit.


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Re: HINTS N TIPS FOR EVERYDAY USE.
« Reply #129 on: August 13, 2018, 04:52:11 pm »

When applying Deep Heat or any similar pain reducing cream to any part of the body, always...but always, wash your hands before going to the heads to take a pee.

It don't half make you hop about if you don't, I can assure you...   :o



Rich

And switch the light on before going to the bathroom cabinet for Germoline if you suffer from piles. You might just pick up the Vick by mistake.....Not me, but a work colleague- we chuckled, the rotten lot we were.
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Re: HINTS N TIPS FOR EVERYDAY USE.
« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2018, 05:22:15 pm »

And switch the light on before going to the bathroom cabinet for Germoline if you suffer from piles. You might just pick up the Vick by mistake.....Not me, but a work colleague- we chuckled, the rotten lot we were.



TMI,  {-) {-) O0 O0 O0
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #131 on: March 05, 2020, 11:01:16 pm »

My mate had rubbed deep heat on his thighs, then pulled up his joggies, smearing the cream onto his privates, his wife came back home to find him sitting on the couch with them cooling in a saucepan of water.  ok2
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #132 on: March 16, 2020, 10:07:12 pm »


...... "My mate" .... Hmmmmm !!!
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #133 on: March 16, 2020, 10:42:21 pm »

classic Andy M a m8 of mine did that down on a security job working down in glast o a few years back and is now nicknamed great balls of fire,he had taken his glasses off in his tnt and just grabbed what he thought was savlon it was dark as well You can imagine the screaming and him running around the camp site screaming in paint a slight and night i will never forget




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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #134 on: June 18, 2020, 07:33:03 pm »

All the comments about the hazards of Superglue reminds me of one of our unfortunate firemen at RAF Hospital Wroughton.
Rather foolishly he had put a tube of Superglue in his trouser pocket. Rather unusually he had a shout, pulled on his fire kit and jumped in his fire engine. Somewhere along the line tube burst, releasing Superglue where you didn't really want Superglue.


It took us humble medics in Casualty about 4 hours to separate his scrotum, his inner thigh, his undies and his trousers.


And the shout, malicious breaking of a call point on the officers married quarters estate. Officers children are no better behaved than any others.


And another anecdote you may not want to hear. I once mistook Ultrabrite toothpaste for my Nupercainal pile ointment. Trust me that is a mistake you only make once.
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2020, 10:17:25 pm »

If you are going to buy a new multimeter, get one that switches itself off after a period of time. Any additional cost on the price of the meter will quickly be offset by the savings on replacement batteries.
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #136 on: August 27, 2020, 12:08:09 am »


 O0  Brilliant & very true!   :-))
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #137 on: August 27, 2020, 12:18:02 am »

If you are going to buy a new multimeter, get one that switches itself off after a period of time. Any additional cost on the price of the meter will quickly be offset by the savings on replacement batteries.


Just one of the reasons I will only buy analogue multimeters, as long as you don't leave the dial on ohms then there is no battery drain.


The other reason is that I just don't like digital ones, I find them too slow to stabilise the readings and when using it for continuity checking a moving needle is much more visible than LCD numbers.


I've got 4 analogue meters, one each in the car, caravan, workshop & 'pond box', never far from one.

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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #138 on: August 27, 2020, 12:37:23 am »


I don't need to use meters with any real accuracy anymore, just:
 
  Live, dead or burnt out.   :embarrassed:

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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2020, 08:19:29 am »


I don't need to use meters with any real accuracy anymore, just:
 
  Live, dead or burnt out.   :embarrassed:



Same here, 'go - no-go'. Needle moves, go, needle doesn't move, gone.
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Re: Quick Hints & Tips!
« Reply #140 on: August 27, 2020, 08:29:44 am »


I don't need to use meters with any real accuracy anymore, just:
 
  Live, dead or burnt out.   :embarrassed:


You don't use it to measure ohms, amps and volts frequently?
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