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by Kev
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Recycling plastic sacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Recycling plastic sacks

I believe farmers are supposed to recycle silage wrap and feed bags and there are certainly firms that collect it, if you google it.
You could maybe find a local farmer who would add your bags to his recycle bin.
Kev
by Kev
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Apple/cidar press
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Apple/cidar press

I have seen a square frame with a couple of squares of thick plywood and a car jack to do the squashing used. The difficult bit is finding/making a strong metal frame to contain it. You could make some sort of lever press with a long wooden handle (like 10ft of 2x4) and hang some weights on the end....
by Kev
Wed May 26, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: mini vent in small greenhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: mini vent in small greenhouse

Try Rytons building products, they have more vents and louvres than you could shake a stick at.
http://www.vents.co.uk/index.asp
Regards, Kev
by Kev
Fri May 07, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Atco recoil starter cord
Replies: 8
Views: 5376

Re: Atco recoil starter cord

Can you just uncoil a little rope then put your thumb on the pulley to stop it turning and just lift the rope out and around the pulley till you get to the knot at the end, chop it off with a secatuers or snips then re thread the new one all the time keeping your thumb on the pulley. best if you hav...
by Kev
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Torquay torture
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Torquay torture

Well excuse me if I am not very sympathetic, cold in Torquay!
We have been snowed in most of this week.
Spring! we are still in the middle of winter in Aberdeenshire.
Kev
by Kev
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Ragwort

Lizzie, Do a google image search of ragwort and you will see lots of pics. It grows about 3ft tall and has a bright yellow mop type head. I suggest you should be wearing gloves for pulling out unknown weeds and especially ragwort. I know it causes irreversible liver damage in horses so wouldn't want...
by Kev
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Paint quality
Replies: 20
Views: 2634

Re: Paint quality

John,
My joiner told me that about Dulux paint and B&Q just a couple of weeks ago.
So I bought my woodstain from the local builders merchants, no idea what the price difference is but didn't want to take the risk.
Maybe it is a myth put out my the builders merchants!!!
Kev
by Kev
Sat May 30, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Springwatch
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Springwatch

It must be just me then, I stopped watching it because Bill wasn't on.
Kev
by Kev
Sat May 23, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sheen Flame Gun.
Replies: 20
Views: 13242

Re: Sheen Flame Gun.

Williams,

I have a parasene weed wand, I have had it ages and to be honest I haven't used it for zapping weeds lately but when you want to light a bonfire they are great! - turn the gas on, push the button.

I see that argos are selling them for £19.99 with a bottle of gas.
Kev
by Kev
Thu May 21, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sheen Flame Gun.
Replies: 20
Views: 13242

Re: Sheen Flame Gun.

> Load the tank about 2/3rds full with paraffin, soak the wick in paraffin >and light this, leave it for about 3 minutes to heat the vapourising coil, >then pump the pressure up a few times and open the fuel supply valve a >little. >The paraffin is vapourised into a combustible steam that sprays out...
by Kev
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Two Wheeled Tractors
Replies: 5
Views: 2849

Re: Two Wheeled Tractors

Are you talking about buying new? because I would imagine it could get quite expensive if you buy all the attachments. On the other hand if s/h. it could take some time to find the implements. If you have a sizeable piece of ground why not a small tractor like a Kubuto or Yanmar? They often sell on ...
by Kev
Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Getting chucked out!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

It's easy, if you have typed a message and maybe think that the connection will drop out as soon as you click send, then before you send just highlight all your text and then click copy from the edit menu. Your text is now saved on the invisible magic clipboard and if you need it again all you have ...
by Kev
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hedgetrimmers
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

hedgetrimmers

You can't get the blades apart on my el-cheapo trimmer, otherwise I would sharpen them, I do clean them after use with wd40. It looks like I will have to buy a decent one, Stilh is a name I would seriously consider. What I really want though is to find a farmer with a flail trimmer who would do the ...
by Kev
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hedgetrimmers
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

Hedgetrimmers

What sort of hedgetrimmer do my learned friends recommend? I have a cheapo petrol trimmer which has a double sided blade about 2ft long, it works fine on the beech hedge but on the lawsons cypress and (dreaded) leylandii the damn stuff just pushes away from the bar and then springs back after. I don...
by Kev
Thu May 24, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Poor compression Villiers engine
Replies: 10
Views: 5586

Valve gap

Basil,
If you have ground the valves in and you have a gap even if it is only 4thou then your lack of compression is not valve related.
Face it, you need to look at the bore and piston.
Kev

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