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by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Two way radio batterys
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Two way radio batterys

If you go with a known brand eg beofeng https://www.amazon.co.uk/BaoFeng-UV-5R-136-174-400-480-Dual-Band/dp/B007HH6RR4 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baofeng-Output-Charger-BF-F8HP-Walkie/dp/B06XNLPQKP/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1547675307&sr=8-2-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=uvr5+car+charge...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2902

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Worth me pointing out that I have a motorbike in the garage that I haven't had the chance to take out for 2yrs, decided to get it MOT'd just before winter and it started up (and ran) first time no problems on it's 2yr old tank of petrol (which was pretty full) so it isn't quite so cut & shut perhap...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2902

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Whilst filling up the van, I filled 50ltrs for the store..... That's 120ltrs of petrol for the genny, and 50ltrs of diesel.. Wouldn't mind another 25ltrs of diesel, it's £127.9 at the moment so it makes no difference. Dried goods next week for me.. Oh, whilst I was out and about, I picked up some n...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2902

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Nurseandy wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Just a wee heads up for anyone that uses bioethanol for cooking or heating - b&q are selling 2 litre bottles (normal £6) 3 for £13.
Nice one Andy I need some more will be close to a big bq over the weekend thanks for posting :)
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: security hardening a metal garage door
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: security hardening a metal garage door

depending on how much extra weight you plan on adding it might be a good idea to have a spare set of springs to hand , just in case . Or let it come down on the robbing scums head :lol: i was thinking more about lifting it up :lol: My grandad had a 7ft or so timber prop for his ;) Has some scrote c...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: security hardening a metal garage door
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: security hardening a metal garage door

unsure wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:32 pm
depending on how much extra weight you plan on adding it might be a good idea to have a spare set of springs to hand , just in case .

Or let it come down on the robbing scums head
:lol:
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: security hardening a metal garage door
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: security hardening a metal garage door

Era did do a set of 2 mortice locks to secure bottom corners Here's a similar item https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secure-Garage-SECURE-DOMESTIC-APPROVED/dp/B00BFIMJMI Obviously the tin might need a Decent spreader plate ... Others are a bit more obvious (but the ohhh look big visible lock something worth ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: having a few jerry can problems
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: having a few jerry can problems

The 10l can rules changed the other year....

http://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/ ... iation.htm
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Keeping unfrozen water in the car
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Keeping unfrozen water in the car

:!: I carry a 5l bottle cars big enough it fits under the front passenger seat from the back (the seat and floor bracing stops it coming forward.. at the front there is a high visibility cost and from the back a blanket... And a blower duct if cold I usually blow it into the footwell to keep my toes...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Trying to build Solar Power Bank
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Trying to build Solar Power Bank

Ill try....... the 8x 7.2ah cells only give you 57.6 ah not a lot when you concidder you should only take them to 50%Depth of discharge (DOD) so 28ah usable if you have them make use of them id budget in the future for a dedicated leisure battery ( intended for cyclic use) as for the solar panel GO ...