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by omega man
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

Am I missing something , isn't this just a 12v leisure battery, a charger and an inverter in a smart box ? £1500 seems a bit steep when all the bits would cost less than a third of that. that's exactly what I thought! you could make that with hugely improved spec for a lot less than a grand n half!...
by omega man
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island living, off grid
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Island living, off grid

why does it sound so appealing? :shock:
by omega man
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Size does matter...
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Size does matter...

Here you go: https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/pt/-victorinox-midnite-manager-work-4-6336-tg16.htm At 58mm long, a Swiss Signature Lite is always in my bag. It has a pen, small folding blade, scissors, nail file, 2.5 mm screwdriver and an LED. Though it's soon to be replaced by a Victorinox Midni...
by omega man
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Size does matter...
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Size does matter...

At 58mm long, a Swiss Signature Lite is always in my bag. It has a pen, small folding blade, scissors, nail file, 2.5 mm screwdriver and an LED. Though it's soon to be replaced by a Victorinox Midnite Manager @ Work which has screwdriver, scissors, file, knife, bottle opener, wire stripper, Philips...
by omega man
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Size does matter...
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Size does matter...

teeny weeny little fenix keyring torch.. everyday it comes in handy :D

FYI

https://www.amazon.co.uk/FENIX-Unisexs- ... ay&sr=8-20
by omega man
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 2539

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: 2539

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: 2539

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: 2539

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: 2539

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 ...