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Just a little hint:- If you suspect a gas leak . Take a sponge and wet it well.Put a good squirt of wash-up liquid on it and knead it till you get a good foam. Pat the foam around the suspect area and if you have a leak the foam will bubble up. :thumbup:

That is the best way to find a leak.

I worked with a guy who would use a long lighter to find leaks. They never blew up, but man did they whoose when they lit.

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Today was a mixed day of sadness and joy. Sadness because a good neighbors daughter was buried. She was run over by a big eight-wheeler while cycling on her way to work at the beginning of the week

If the two "coats" are males, chances are they've just found a girlfriend down the road. They'll be back when they're done courting. I have a couple males (Whitey and Big Guy) who come here to eat on

This I've just got to relate :- Greycoat unsurprisingly really likes chicken . This morning I was down the other end of the garden laying a random stone footpath when I heard an unusual noise . Lookin

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Update:-Today I booted up my old DR-53L pushing matched SP-73's 16 ohm.Yes you've guessed it already . It's a JVC top end? sound stack.

 

The first vinyl to hand was Procul Harum .side one ...whiter shade of pale.

 

I haven't so much as looked at this gear for 15 years. I was amazed at how rounded and crisp the sound was over the full volume range .

The only fault I could find was the volume control was a little crackley turned up and down .The pot neads a squirt of cleaner or I just put up with it till it cleans itself. It's no biggie,

Out of curiosity I went out to the middle of the road and listened . Man that sound system was really well built .

 

So now I will slowly work my way through the couple of hundred disks that have been stored all this time .

I built a little sound station to house it out of the way . I have to sit down on an office chair to slide in there .

There is a sheet of velvet on the bench and I clean everything there before it goes on the deck AL-E31.

 

Happy days/memories :yes:

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my dad built a vacuum tube stereo when i was very young. the speakers were in cabinets on either side.

i never thought "crank it" "pump up the volume". it was indeed lovely sounding.

 

lasted for nearly 2 decades, until one day the living room filled with dense white smoke... :D

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White smoke ..ummm! probably the wax paper wound resistors and capacitors cooking . You will never forget that particular smell.

 

Big pity it cooked . Valve sound systems were way ahead of today,s digikra%

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It's been a while since I've had a free moment to catch up here.

The reason being that the bar opened on xmas eve and by the time it closed for the night I have been tooooo tiddley to come surfing or anything remotely needing co-ordination .

Today is the third day without visitors and I am now nearly sober. 20 days of beer and good cheer and never a foolish or angry word .

That bar is the best bit of building I have ever done . AND the best bit is that everyone that came for a session brought loads of stuff , beer ,whiskey, vodka,gin,mixers ,one guy even arrived with a bottle of Fletchers vintage port . Oh! Happy Days...

 

Can't wait for Easter ...lol..

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The liver thanks you for the sympathy. But it's me hip dat hurts. So after a couple I didn't feel any pain.

So on the wagon till easter.

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it's sad that prescription drugs are soooo abused, making it difficult for those who need them to get them.

that leaves alcohol.

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Maybe I should move to Amsterdam... The worst of that would be that any tlc my hip got from thc would be abrogated by the the most furious damp that pervades the place all winter,spring and fall . So until the linctus reaches legal medicinal status here it's a couple of hot whiskey's and a rub of Devil's claw..

 

Me Granny used goose fat laced with camphor.

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Update :- Today the lad and I felled one of the Elm trees that I started nuturing 35 years ago after it got a mean dose of Dutch Elm disease . The cure was a healthy mulch of goat dung . Aside from a 4'' core of dark wood the tree was perfectly healthy. So far we have a cubic metre of chopped fire wood .and plenty more to go .

The crocusses have come up already which gives us heart that it may be a short winter D.V. We pray that this year will not be as wet as last year. I mean I found honey fungus growing on the inside of a beautifull mahogany window wall. (behind a table)

 

Oh and if there is any wondering we are on the GMT time zone .So if my responses are a tad late ,that's why .

Anyone else finding that the years are getting shorter or is that an illusion

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V.T. Eric Layton

 

Anyone else finding that the years are getting shorter or is that an illusion

 

When you get old, everything gets shorter. ;)

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amenditman

I don't know about that vtel and ebrke.

 

Takes me longer to do a lot of things throughout the day making it feel longer in some ways.

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Anyone else finding that the years are getting shorter or is that an illusion

 

Nah, its a conspiracy B)

 

You're young yet. Wait a bit. It'll become reality before you know it.

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The weirdest thing is ,more is accomplished early in the day .and time seems slower . then the afternoon just disappears with little done .

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The weirdest thing is ,more is accomplished early in the day .and time seems slower . then the afternoon just disappears with little done .

Those afternoon naps will get you every time!
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Too dmn cold to nap .just cutting up a felled elm for firewood . at present . With a ten yr old Power Devil chain saw that should have been recycled 5yrs ago . I love wood . Heats one threefold . cutting it chopping it and burning it . Forecast is freeze for at least another week . Mepoorowlbones.

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Anyone else finding that the years are getting shorter or is that an illusion

 

Nah, its a conspiracy B)

 

You're young yet. Wait a bit. It'll become reality before you know it.

 

Oh believe me, times flies for me as well. That and I am not that young, I will be 37 in June....

 

I only sleep 4-5 hours a night anyway so taking a nap would really throw me out of whack.

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When I was your age, Josh, I already thought the days were racing by, and they were!

 

But, Just wait, as the saying goes, "you ain't seen nuttin' yet!"

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Quote:-I will be 37 in June..

 

Just how many Geminii's are on this forum ????? I have passed 60+yrs on this planet . But aside from the odd touch of artritus I am fitter than most guy's 20yrs younger . lol

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Yeah, it starts zippin' along after about 35. You'll notice a definite speed increase at 45, though. At 85, the days are just like minutes... :(

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Yeah, it starts zippin' along after about 35. You'll notice a definite speed increase at 45, though. At 85, the days are just like minutes... :(

 

That is probably because older people nod off to sleep quite frequently. If I slept half the day, I would also wonder where the time went.

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My uncle (89) says the two things he looks forward to the most every day are:

 

1. actually waking up

 

and

 

2. a good bowel movement.

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