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by omega man
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: clear plastic sheets

please troll elsewhere, or crawl back under your rock. your "help" is not required here I believe Grenfell and I were merely contributing to your thread with the intention of "kicking ideas about" in an effort to assist you (after all you did start the thread looking for input, no?) You seem somewh...
by omega man
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: clear plastic sheets

Sorry Grenfell, I was referring to the plastic he already has, should have been "clearer" (forgive the glass related pun :oops: )
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by omega man
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: clear plastic sheets

May I suggest you perform some "durability trials" with the material you have? (Whacking it with an hammer). Another point to add is that you could sandwich it in layers to improve its strength too.
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by omega man
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: clear plastic sheets

Some of it degrades over time ( probably because of the light?) . I had some clear sheets that had been used on advertising panels . I used it to make cold frames which were fine for a while but did become brittle . Spot on. These materials need a UV stabilizing additive to prevent degradation. Om
by omega man
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: clear plastic sheets

Basically you'll find polycarbonate, a mainly crystalline material, this is defined by the highly ordered structure of it's molecules. As said, high impact BUT to a point...at which it will shatter. It's processing temps are very high and it's 'weighty'. This said, not 100% crystalline because this ...
by omega man
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Building my home
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

Re: Building my home

Very interesting, agreed...bring a full 'build thread' :D
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by omega man
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 79428

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Police fear the fallout from a "no-deal" Brexit could lead to "widescale disruption and dangers for the general public" and have warned they may not have the resources to cope. https://news.sky.com/story/police-federation-no-deal-brexit-could-lead-to-disruption-danger-delays-and-rationing-11555125 ...
by omega man
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 79428

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

pseudonym wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Yes please, start a new thread so it doesn't get lost in this one. Ta :mrgreen:
Shall do, will organize tomorrow. Wasn't sure if anyone would care.. but it's felt quite consuming, that said I've brought it in for around a grand'ish :D
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by omega man
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 79428

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Well where to start.. basically for the last few weeks I've been working towards a log burning stove in our lounge. Let me break down the completed jobs: Smashed out builders opening. Fitted lintel. Self leveled hearth area. Had a lovely chap sweep the chimney. Fire boarded said opening. Plastered t...
by omega man
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Wearing of army clothing in town.
Replies: 26
Views: 3158

Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

I've never had any reaction from strangers at all so far.. I wear the German flecktarn field jacket (with quilted liner when needed),German badge too.
If questioned though I'd suggest they try and find a warmer/more versatile winter coat for less than £20 :lol:
OM