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Steam Bird
Steam Bird
by Hilbert Schenck
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Around the world in 80 hours., 27 Feb. 2015
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What a strange book! The writing style is a bit like EE "Doc" Smith, if Kimball Kinnison were to be a steam engine fanatic and half the good guys spent their evenings comparing strains of marijuana. Don't expect detailed characterisation or hard engineering. Possibly Jules Verne would be a better comparison. Worth reading if you like the style of early science fiction.


The Electrician's Guide to the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2011 and Part P of the Building Regulations, 3rd ed
The Electrician's Guide to the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2011 and Part P of the Building Regulations, 3rd ed
by John F. Whitfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very clear professional handbook., 24 Jan. 2015
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This is intended as a professional handbook, not a DIY guide. It does not contain short-cuts or rules of thumb - for instance it details how you work out how much current a cable can carry, based on whether it's clipped to a wall, in a conduit with other cables, or running through insulation. Everything in it is explained in detail to a high technical standard.

Having said that, if you are very technically competent amateur, there's enough guidance to work your way through the necessary calculations so that you can document them to the degree needed for a Part P inspection, although there will be a couple of checks that you will need the council electrician to do unless you buy several hundred pound's worth of test equipment.

It's a good manual for a professional electrician. For a DIYer - don't attempt any house rewiring unless you can read and understand this, and remember to leave it lying around appropriately book-marked when the Part P inspector visits.


Garage Or Workshop Shelving Storage Starter Kit Including 4 Bays & 1 Workbench (300mm Deep)
Garage Or Workshop Shelving Storage Starter Kit Including 4 Bays & 1 Workbench (300mm Deep)
Offered by BiGDUG
Price: £202.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Takes some time to assemble, but very solid., 24 Jan. 2015
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Very strong once assembled, and it's possible to fasten the units together. It's a bit fussy to assemble them as for each set of shelves there are 40 aluminium tabs which have to be tapped through two slots and then bent over, and I would be doubtful that they will come apart any more easily. However if you want sturdy stuff for a workshop, this seems easier than the bolt-together type of shelves, and also more robust.


Unbranded 10 x test lead set, 5 colours, 25mm clip 780.011
Unbranded 10 x test lead set, 5 colours, 25mm clip 780.011
Offered by Sivitec_Direct
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Handy for testing., 24 Jan. 2015
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Handy little things for testing electrics. The clips are small enough to get in to many block connectors, and stay in place well enough.


Silverline 580489 Tyre Lever 610mm
Silverline 580489 Tyre Lever 610mm
Price: £5.58

5.0 out of 5 stars They work well, 24 Jan. 2015
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There's not a lot to say about tyre levers. They do the job fine. Just be aware that they are 2' long so there's a lot of leverage - 1' long is more normal. Use some sort of protection on your rims to avoid scarring them.


HEARING AID PRICES GUIDE 2014 UK EDITION: COMPARING PHONAK, WIDEX, SIEMENS, OTICON, STARKEY, RESOUND, UNITRON, DIGITAL HEARING AIDS
HEARING AID PRICES GUIDE 2014 UK EDITION: COMPARING PHONAK, WIDEX, SIEMENS, OTICON, STARKEY, RESOUND, UNITRON, DIGITAL HEARING AIDS
Price: £2.14

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, 24 Jan. 2015
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Cheap, short, and gives a good idea of what's on the market and how much to pay.


Draper 68857 32 - 76mm Adjustable Hook Wrench
Draper 68857 32 - 76mm Adjustable Hook Wrench
Price: £15.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Works for bike suspension., 24 Jan. 2015
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I'm using this to adjust a bike monoshock where the castellated nut is about 72mm in diameter. It works well for this. It's surprisingly small, and at first I wondered whether I'd been sent the right one, but it is actually correct. The only improvement I'd like would be a spring on the pivot, which would make it easier to use in confined spaces. However I've not seen any others that have that feature.


Motorcross bike lift with damper
Motorcross bike lift with damper
Offered by MMX-Quadstore
Price: £26.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy for one person to raise and lower bike., 24 Jan. 2015
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I'm using it with a Yamaha TT250 trail bike. It works well, and the damping lets me lower it easily with on hand on the bars and the other lifting the pedal. As with all of these lifts, it's pretty tall. It will just fit under the TT250, and there's no chance of it going under a normal road bike.


Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Petrol Treatment - Cures & Prevent Fuel Problems, 250ml Bottle
Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Petrol Treatment - Cures & Prevent Fuel Problems, 250ml Bottle
Offered by Customized Choppers
Price: £17.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Saved me stripping a carb - works very quickly., 24 Jan. 2015
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Great stuff. I recently bought an old Yamaha TT250 trail bike which wouldn't idle or start without choke even when hot. It would even cut out when I did gear changes sometimes. I put some of this stuff in the tank - perhaps 15-20cc. By the time I'd ridden it four miles the bike was idling perfectly and it now starts without choke when warmed up.


Lavender Hidcote 9cm pot - 20 Lincolnshire Grown plants
Lavender Hidcote 9cm pot - 20 Lincolnshire Grown plants
Offered by Home and Hearths (Lincolnshire) Ltd
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars All plants thriving., 2 Nov. 2014
I ordered a couple of boxes (40 plants) for a border on the assumption that some would not survive shipping. Actually all of them were in good shape, densely packed and moist. I planted them in early August. They flowered about a month later, and as of early November are still in flower and are now perhaps 20cm high.


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