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Old 31-08-2017, 17:10   #676
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Big golfing style umbrella: I though it was getting floppy. The wire loop that retains the spokes in a plastic moulding at the top had rusted through and the spokes had come loose. I undid the canopy to get to the top and with a carfully bent piece of locking wire secured the spokes back into the ring. I bent the ends of the locking wire at rightangles and slid the inner brass part of a chop block over the ends and used the two screws to secure the wire.

Re-fitted the canopy to the outer ends of the spokes. Good as new.
i recon you must be as tight as me good fix
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Old 31-08-2017, 18:23   #677
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Thanks. I don't like throwing away things that for a few minutes work can be fixed. That's the way to end up at a food bank when the money runs out buying a new one.
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Old 02-09-2017, 18:03   #678
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Thanks. I don't like throwing away things that for a few minutes work can be fixed. That's the way to end up at a food bank when the money runs out buying a new one.
Same here. It's not just about saving money but the pleasure you get from fixing stuff which is perfectly usable. Given all the environmental issues we're made aware of every day it puzzles me that more people don't bother to even try to fix their belongings rather than add to the huge mountain of discarded property.

My DAB radio is still working just fine and I've saved 40 as well as getting a buzz from doing something worthwhile.
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Good morning all.....

Well the other day I got a VHS tape in the mail I ordered (AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - 1979)

The person I think rewound it with one of those crappy radioshack rewinder things WHICH ARE HORRIBLE.. (They slam the tape @ full speed when it gets rewound) - YA DONT EVER USE THAT GARBAGE!!!

The tape was off the spool so I opened the cartridge and re-attached the clear lead tape to the spool using a couple pieces of tape..... I had to put it in a different shell however as the parts in the back (1 of them) came off and it wouldnt play at all........

I took an empty one and put both spools into it.... Its not working correctly for some reason (the things in back of the spools) but thankfully its working...

This is the first 1981 columbia release of this movie and its the BEST and i didnt wanna lose it,been looking for it for along time!!!
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Old 05-11-2017, 13:00   #680
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Ikea can opener. It had formed rust on the shaft the cutter wheel rotates on. PTFE spray after a clean did the trick.
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Old 05-11-2017, 15:02   #681
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Ikea can opener. It had formed rust on the shaft the cutter wheel rotates on. PTFE spray after a clean did the trick.
You reminder me to have a look at our 2 trusty safety can openers as they've started playing up recently, not opening the cans cleanly and sometime not at all. I gave the moving parts a quick clean, removed some gunk and so far, so good. Just opened a can perfectly.
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Old 05-11-2017, 16:27   #682
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I took an empty one and put both spools into it.... Its not working correctly for some reason (the things in back of the spools) but thankfully its working...
Probably the ratchets that hold the spools stationary when the cassette is not loaded in the machine. Not critical to the plot if you're not jolting it about a lot.
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Ya I think thats what they are....

One works but the other doesnt,im not sure what I did when I put them back in... (I tried to be careful)
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