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by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Gadgets everywhere
Replies: 11
Views: 117

Re: Gadgets everywhere

Could not agree more! My youngest has just split up from her husband. They had a great big , internet controlled, mini- mansion. Now she is back to ours; coal, wood and actually turning lights on! :lol: Hope she left having changing all the passwords and retaining internet wide control..... Ohhh 3a...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Gadgets everywhere
Replies: 11
Views: 117

Re: Gadgets everywhere

I have a friend who has just about everything automated and working from his phone it seems. This gives me the heebee geebees. I in my 50's and understand tech but I've always had an irrational fear that some day technology is going to get more intelligent then we think it will. If he loses the use...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: buying these items
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: buying these items

I'm a fan of the dewalt boots far more comfy than most I'm in the phoenix boots at the moment https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-phoenix-safety-boots-tan-size-12/4061V?tc=NB1&ds_kid=92700048793290415&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqH7BRDdARIsACTSAdtf4kt9Wxfpza7Lfb8RFCI5bRRqjY5fUey2LfPplxgt...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Batteries

Nicad is still available https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-600mAh-Rechargeable-Battery-Batteries/dp/B011HZ144M Even in industry they are still more common than people think most if not all modern led emergency light units still come with Nicad cell packs (3x AA size cells in shrink wrap) Reason I sai...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Batteries

But of a battery nerd here. Three kinds of 'normal' AA/AAA battery: Alkaline: Pro: Cheap, ok capacity for low current draws Con: Can leak well before the BBE Lithium Primary (disposable): Pro: good capacity for medium/high current draws, good hot/cold weather tolerance. Con: Expensive, (very) rare ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 796
Views: 59078

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Replaced the co2 extinguisher I used at the weekend when I run out of welding gas.... Put up a couple of osram battery PIR lights in the house meaning I can turn the alarm off (see the key pad) and one by the front door to light the hallway slightly so when I get up at silly am I don't have to put t...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 796
Views: 59078

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

New batteries put in house alarm (one of the door contacts were sulking)
by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Power tools

I'll add my mig welder + associated bits the magic automatic welding mask is a god send It has now 100% X2 plus interest paid for itself bought it 5 years or so ago to sort out a not failure garage quoted £500 to weld the floor pan welder cost me about £250 and £90 for the gas bottle deposit + fill ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Power tools

Came home this afternoon to a downed curtain rail,damaged door handle and a broken drawer. All in the back bedroom.I can tell daughter is back!That's the Dad Rant over! So it had to be fixed.Now,I see prepping as more than just having a stash of grub and batteries.It's ( for me) being as self- reli...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from Austria
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Hello from Austria

Welcome Stefan Don't worry about the English most of us English are bad at the technicalities (or lazy) of the language :lol: The same as any language local words can get confusing , if you ever visit the port city of visit Kingston upon Hull you might as well throw your English dictionary in the bi...