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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1425 on: June 15, 2021, 09:32:03 am »
Genius !!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1426 on: June 15, 2021, 10:45:00 pm »
Gardening.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1427 on: June 18, 2021, 01:39:59 pm »
Donate them to the RSPCA.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1428 on: June 18, 2021, 02:41:50 pm »
Busy watching this years first batch of swallows , theres an awful lot of them, counted 32 resting in the sun on the steading roof.
Looks like it may be a bumper year  :fc: :fc: :fc:

Q

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1429 on: June 19, 2021, 09:08:53 am »
Listening to Allotment association politics and thinking that watching the grass grow is an interesting hobby.
If you cant beat 'em then at least bugger 'em about a bit.

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1430 on: June 21, 2021, 10:14:14 pm »
Learning about 'effective challenging'

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1431 on: June 26, 2021, 12:18:25 am »
Making coffee for my gardener and the builder who is laying our new patio. Unfortunately I made the mistake of introducing them both to mocha so that's what I have to make now. Extra work!

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1432 on: June 26, 2021, 07:31:24 pm »
Putting down a full pallet of mud control slabs so now I have all regularly used gateways and some tracks between done for next winter.  The ones I put down in the liquid gloop last winter got taken up and laid properly last month.

Expensive but really worth it and unlike concrete I can pick them up and relocate them if ever I move.

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1433 on: July 02, 2021, 04:59:04 pm »
(and yesterday) ... moving tractor implements and a trailer around my stores area together with a lot of flailing & strimming, assisted by a friend, and some earth moving in order to create a semi-permanent parking position for my wee caravan.  By around midday today, we were ready for the caravan move which has been residing in a neighbour's field for couple of weeks (suggested by him so that he could get his mower onto my Field 2 and because his field more secure than mine).  Well: he had had to move the 'van, which was OK (I'd left key to the tow-ball lock in case), but after much scratching of heads at the noise it was making, while being towed back to my Fields, investigation showed that rear end of the rod controlling 'van brakes was bent and dragging on the ground ! 

I've yet to inquire as to who actually reversed the 'van into some low-level rigid obstruction,
but that's obviously what's happened and I need, really, to establish whether was neighbour's fault or sellers fault (with, in latter case, the consequence not appearing until now).  It's gonna have to be done, but it's gonna be awkward.

Sometimes it better not to accept a favour for a favour!!!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2021, 05:50:58 pm by arobwk »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1434 on: August 14, 2021, 07:54:53 pm »
Removing ethanol from petrol .
After initial trials the cleaned fuel burns better and stores better, things like brush cutter, chainsaw and small gennys  and  power sythe all start with ease and run smoother.
Theres nothing worse or frustrating cursing and swearing at a generator ala Basil Fawlty in minus double digit temperatures when the power goes out again.
Time consuming yes , but in my opinion worth it. Its a shame that ethanol free fuel isn't available in our area( Esso Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97  ) and Aspen is now about 5 a litre .


( If you hear a bang and low rumble from the Aberdeenshire direction It may have been Me !! )
« Last Edit: August 14, 2021, 07:58:05 pm by Rupert the bear »

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1435 on: August 14, 2021, 09:34:22 pm »
Removing ethanol from petrol .
After initial trials the cleaned fuel burns better and stores better, things like brush cutter, chainsaw and small gennys  and  power sythe all start with ease and run smoother.
Theres nothing worse or frustrating cursing and swearing at a generator ala Basil Fawlty in minus double digit temperatures when the power goes out again.
Time consuming yes , but in my opinion worth it. Its a shame that ethanol free fuel isn't available in our area( Esso Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97  ) and Aspen is now about 5 a litre .

Tell me, once one has removed the ethanol, how/where does one dispose of it ?

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1436 on: August 14, 2021, 10:17:10 pm »
Removing ethanol from petrol .
After initial trials the cleaned fuel burns better and stores better, things like brush cutter, chainsaw and small gennys  and  power sythe all start with ease and run smoother.
Theres nothing worse or frustrating cursing and swearing at a generator ala Basil Fawlty in minus double digit temperatures when the power goes out again.
Time consuming yes , but in my opinion worth it. Its a shame that ethanol free fuel isn't available in our area( Esso Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97  ) and Aspen is now about 5 a litre .

Tell me, once one has removed the ethanol, how/where does one dispose of it ?

I makes a very good cleaning agent / degreaser / sanitiser, although it has a wiff of petrol about it ! good for lighting the bonfire, I dont get a lot at the moment as its only 5% in petrol and it soon gets used up, and I'm not desperate enough to use it in home brewing :)

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1437 on: August 15, 2021, 10:23:13 pm »
How do you remove ethanol from petrol?

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1438 on: August 16, 2021, 12:37:25 am »
@Buttermilk it involves adding water to petrol (!!), shaking and waiting a bit of time for the ethanol in the petrol to attach itself to the water and then draining-off the heavier ethanol/water mix from bottom of the mixing tank.
Plenty of YouTube guides.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2021, 01:00:09 am by arobwk »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1439 on: August 16, 2021, 12:59:16 pm »
Here's a  youtube video of the basic process   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onCG7mIprfE   In addition I filter the finnished result in a "MR Filter"  that removes any remaining water.

 

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