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    The Home Improvements Thread

    Did the below with one full side of my garage, using pine braces for the uprights (22mm x 96mm and 22mm x 67mm) and shelf stability (22mm x 44mm), with 16mm x 460mm width plain chipboard for the shelves, cut to length in sections so it's kind of modular - if any chipboard needs replacing, you...
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    The Home Improvements Thread

    If you're looking for a cheapie hammer drill try Checkers Hyper, brand is Shultz I think and they are fine for basic DIY. Don't expect to drill a 12mm hole through double brick though... Oh, and get a decent concrete/masonry bit
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Ok, 1.5mm should be no issue to print. Don't worry about it being level in terms of level with the ground (using the bubble) - rather ensure it is level with the nozzle all around. This indicates to me that your bed is not level to the nozzle towards the back - the extruded filament from the...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Forgot to ask, are you using glass and hairspray? I switched to buildtak ages back as the glass/mirror and spray didn't work at all for me.
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    3d Printers South Africa

    What's the hole size? Should be able to do down to 1mm diameter easily at around 10-15mm/s or slower; if smaller, you may battle a bit depending on nozzle size. If you can change the print speed whilst printing, set your speed to 20mm/s, the manually slow the speed once printing starts to say...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    1. Just a small amount of friction. Increase first layer thickness to 105% if needed, as you're printing 0.15mm layers. Will help if you're bed is not completely flat. You can also fine-adjust the bed during the first layer. 2. Unfamiliar with Cura. EDIT: Also slow the first layer right down...
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    Winfast TV2000XP Deluxe Wanted

    @jls_n Ok, here's the pictures... not the greatest quality, but you get the idea. 1. Leadtek Winfast PVR2000, incl original remote and some cables, incl the IR eye. 2. Leadtek Winfast PVR2000XP, incl original remote and all cables, incl the IR eye - if I recall, I used it once, did not do...
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    Winfast TV2000XP Deluxe Wanted

    No problem, let's see what the OP responds with. Will try do the photos soonest
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    Winfast TV2000XP Deluxe Wanted

    Found 2 different models in drawers, will take pics and post later for you to decide which you want. They still have the remotes, IR for 1 and some cables. They worked when I removed them from my pc's years ago, so assume they still do. Free to a good home. You can collect near Cresta or...
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    The leaflet on the link at Raru indicates the HDDs are not included, so max capacity is 8TB...
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    Inverter and batteries

    Seems so, and doesn't look right at all. Going to start from scratch and have it connected up properly.
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    Inverter and batteries

    Thanks for this good info - although I have a fair layman's knowledge of electricity/electrical circuits/AC vs DC/etc, I will not be doing the work myself - I always try to find out and understand what the requirements are beforehand so I don't get ripped off by someone claiming to be a...
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    Inverter and batteries

    Great, thanks! Really good info. I'm looking at getting either of these: or May also get some 175A-rated Anderson plugs for the battery disconnect if I can't find a suitable size isolator switch - will go to the local hardware or electrical shop and have a look at the actual sizing of the...
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    Inverter and batteries

    Many thanks for this info, certainly helps! You also indicated a few posts back that you'll fuse and add a DC isolator on the battery banks - do you know which ones you'll be getting? I'm looking for similar for the Pylon's -> inverter at 100A 2-pole, but cannot seem to find a DC isolator that...
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    Inverter and batteries

    Very nice Dairyfarmer! Busy doing my install with an RCT Axpert MKS5 and 2x 2.4kw Pylontech's (adding solar next month), and will probably end up doing similar by splitting phases on Eskom and the Inverter - do you have more pics of how your main DB looks after re-phasing everything to the...
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