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Listeroid Engines / Re: Mounting my Roid.
« on: April 17, 2016, 07:15:28 PM »
I have seen a couple of C/S engines mounted on a 4 wheeled trailer with inflated rubber tyres that did a good job on the vibrations. One I saw was made with H iron and another seemed to be 1/2" steel plate. Not sure if that would help with the imbalance

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:04:08 PM »
Main street in Ireland is like London,  Bejing, Atlanta, Moscow, Sydney, etc there's a mind numbing sameness. McDonalds, Next, etc. The people of Ireland are just people same as everywhere else, herd mentality, don't rock the boat types

Engines / Re: Lister SR2 air compressor?
« on: April 13, 2016, 11:56:06 AM »
I would love a close look at one of them. I recall a relative years ago had a hose you fitted into one of the plug holes that inflated tyres, probably not a very safe thing but it worked

Engines / Re: Lister SR2 air compressor?
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:01:57 AM »
So the 2 cylinder will run at the same RPM on 1 cylinder? Obviously half power?

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 12, 2016, 10:29:20 PM »
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Max Ehrmann

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:07:34 PM »
Hi EdDee, cold stitching was definitely an old skill I believe the old railway men used it on the steam engines. TBH I had only ever seen a couple if items that has been stitched then I saw this guy on television. I have since watched a couple of videos made by a guy in the states, he has a modern twist on cold stitching but he does a fabulous job. I went to a guy one time that repairs vehicle radiators to get a bit of brazing done but he had no brazing rods as he didn't need them! I wonder how he repaired real radiators?

Glort, I have to agree with you those mobile phones are a curse and I hate them. Yes I have a phone I use it to make telephone calls when I can't talk to someone in person. I do get text messages usually asking me to call someone because they’re low on minutes or credit.

Guns are impossible to get in Ireland unless you’re a gangster. Recently 3 guys walked into a hotel with AK47 rifles to take out a gangster the getaway man outside had a Glock, I have to jump through hoops to get an air rifle. Tosh! Of course you can illegally make a pretty serviceable shotgun for pennies

We do have some armed Garda (cops) in Ireland here's their procedure if they come upon a firearm incident. They get out of their cop car and open the boot where their weapons are secured. Take out the gun, insert a magazine, cock the gun then shout "armed guards" If that fails then after three warning shouts a warning shot has to be fired before they can take down the gangster. Said armed crook is just standing there waiting to be shouted at and shot!

I live in a rural area I seldom speak to the neighbours and there's no visiting like years ago. When I'm forced to visit friends or relatives they welcome you by staring at some crappy reality show on a television the size of a dining table with the volume at it loudest. (speaking of dining tables can't people eat with a knife and fork any more)? The Americans have a term "dumbing down" it's a great and highly accurate description of society here. Lowest common denominator empty headed morons with morbidly obese kids waddling the 3 yards from mummy’s badly parked Jeep, to the school gate. Of course there are no longer any wrong answers in Irish schools (the bastards have also removed history from the compulsory studies list) you can do professional qualifications doing exams using the multiple choice format, FFS.

Anyhoo I'll go out to the shed and talk to my grumpy collie, she probably remembers when pups were better mannered and dog food didn't taste of chemicals!

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:10:47 AM »
The tetra packs go into a skip, I have no idea where they go after that, maybe to landfill with the bottles?  :)

I appear to have become a grumpy old man!

The past wasn't better, most of it was drudgery and very hard for a lot of people. Sadly society seems to have left the good parts behind with the dross. Things like re-using things, repairing things and not replacing functioning things because they were "outdated". I find it difficult to have a normal conversation with people because most of them seem to be staring at a phone. My kids have no idea how to light a fire, they’re not alone in that.

I don't think I'm a Luddite, I believe the things, skills and ideas that are worth preserving should be preserved and to hell with the rest of it.

I saw a guy on television recently cold stitching a cast iron cylinder head and I wondered how many modern mechanics had even heard of it never mind had the ability to do it.

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 11, 2016, 09:49:46 AM »
I'm not sure about the plastic bottles with caps, it seems to be mostly milk and soft drink containers. On the cans food cans here are steel, beer and soft drinks cans are aluminium and probably worth considerably more when melted. The cans go into hoppers and are crushed before being pushed into the skip.

I forgot to mention "tetra pack" cartons. I'm not sure whet they’re called in other countries they’re the waxed cardboard containers that milk and orange juice etc comes in. Apparently it's a serious offence in Ireland to allow these tetra packs into the paper or cardboard.

Little aside. When I was a young lad I used to gather what we called lemonade bottles and beer bottles. All glass soft drink bottles had "return for deposit" formed into the glass. Beer bottles were 2p I believe and soft drink bottles 5p. I wonder if young boys would still gather bottles for a small sum. This was before kids got pocket money I got comics, bazooka Joes, and when I got older a fair few 10 packs of cigarettes from gathering bottles. Has to be better than burying them or using indestructible plastic!

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 10, 2016, 04:51:59 PM »
A few years ago Ireland had a glass bottling recycling "initiative" There were hoppers for clear, green and brown glass that you used depending on the colour. When they were full a tipper truck with a grab came and collected them, glass was all mixed up but that didn't matter as the glass was sent to landfill in the UK. You couldn't make this stuff up!

In my recycling centre they have facilities for plastic bottles, cardboard, paper, drinks cans, food cans, paint cans, aerosol cans, garden waste like grass, timber (non manufactured), scrap metal, polystyrene, waste engine oil, waste cooking oil, batteries, clothing, beds mattresses and furniture, rubble (no DIY waste) small domestic appliances, white goods, pallets and plastic bags. I think that's it all!

Some of the stuff I see in there is criminal bicycles, cookers. once a very usable 6 ft welding table, tools, metal shelving etc As it's a recycling centre I would have thought the idea of reusing stuff was recycling but no. The customer pays, the customer sorts the materials and the privately owned "recycling company" sells the stuff directly to the Chinese cleaned, sorted and probably at a premium because of it Grrr

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 10, 2016, 10:08:29 AM »
Cant argue with most of that Glort.

I have been recycling for years, you pay at point of entry, scrap metal you pay buy the tonne min €60.00. You have to sort everything for the recyclers, sort bottles etc I don't really mind this what I object to is the "recycling police" the guys walking around inspecting as you recycle. Dare to put a pringles box with the cardboard section with the top and bottom on and it's like you invaded Poland. Any MDF or chipboard in the timber and it's 50 lashes and Siberia. It really is very annoying as is the guy paid to sit monitoring a bank of cameras in case anyone would try to get round their "no scavenging" policy.

Surely taking a wheel off a lawnmower or the door off a washing machine is a good thing? After all your recycling it. Apparently the greatest nonsense since Phrenology (health and safety) says that they would be liable if the lawnmower wheel suddenly decided to grow saw teeth and tun at 12,000 RPM. Balls

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: DC Dynastart
« on: April 08, 2016, 09:30:35 PM »
MY mistake gentlemen, there was a car called Bond years ago, it had a motorbike type engine and a dynastart and a kick start. These were small handmade cars in the UK. Volvo marine diesels had a dynastart I believe?

You are forgiven but don't let it happen more than another million or o times  its easy to get things mixed up and the older I get the easier it is.

I'm living with my mistakes, you should see the wife!

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: DC Dynastart
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:35:46 PM »
MY mistake gentlemen, there was a car called Bond years ago, it had a motorbike type engine and a dynastart and a kick start. These were small handmade cars in the UK. Volvo marine diesels had a dynastart I believe?

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: DC Dynastart
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:06:30 PM »
The old VW beetle's had a dynastart system

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 04, 2016, 10:03:01 PM »
My well is 160 feet so the water is pretty clean. It's filtered at the bottom and beside the pressure vessel. There's an electronic doodah under the sink that does something or other to the water (allegedly) as it comes up to the tap. There's only a dozen houses on my road over about 3 miles and public water is treble that distance away so the chances of them actually installing pipes around here are slim. I'm not a big fan of big government! When I go into town to visit the son his water tastes chemical

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!
« on: April 04, 2016, 09:07:38 AM »
If you’re building a house in Ireland you need permission to drill a well if you don't have access to a public water supply.  Permission to drill is granted ONLY if you sign an agreement that you will decommission your well when public the water supply comes to your area. This makes no sense as well, pump filters etc costs at least €6,000 and public chlorinated, fluoride spiked water is very expensive, oh wait.....

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