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  1. Thread: Video of the Day

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    Sticky: I love it when people genuinely can't stop...

    I love it when people genuinely can't stop laughing....... And he's Scottish as well....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldRPOl3HIcQ
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    Funny you should say that. I was speaking to a...

    Funny you should say that. I was speaking to a radiologist friend this afternoon and told her what had happened. She exactly described almost word for word what you have said. How knowledgeable is...
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    But my neighbour's house is at the top of the...

    But my neighbour's house is at the top of the hill, so the pipe couldn't be emptied. Nice scientific method though.
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    Damn. Never thought about squeezing them. That is...

    Damn. Never thought about squeezing them. That is the best suggestion!!!

    So, to give the answer. I was convinced that the pipe that rang with the low note would be the empty one, and the higher...
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    OK all, thanks. But no-one has yet given an...

    OK all, thanks. But no-one has yet given an opinion on what note an empty pipe resonates at compared to a full one. (Just to be clear - I have already done the deed and drilled one pipe, but which...
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    That's good. Hadn't thought of that.

    That's good. Hadn't thought of that.
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    Jubilee clip and some old squishy rubbery...

    Jubilee clip and some old squishy rubbery siliconey stuff.
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    Yes, seen this done. Don't know whether it works...

    Yes, seen this done. Don't know whether it works with just the odd tap turned on or if it needs a "gushing" leak that creates a load of sound/vibration in the pipe/water. Anyway, I didn't choose...
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    Weeelllll. A 32mm pipe has an extremely thick...

    Weeelllll. A 32mm pipe has an extremely thick wall, and I have only exposed a metre or so of pipe. So when you tap it, it just sounds dull. But one was a definite low dull, and the other was a...
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    One of our other neighbours had an extension...

    One of our other neighbours had an extension built and a man with a divining stick wandered about for a bit. I'm not saying whether he found the pipes or not, but it was obvious where they were from...
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    Do you feel lucky, punk?

    Before our house and the neighbouring house were built, the owners of the land laid 2 water pipes from the water meters and led them up the hill. They are 32mm blue alkathene and identical. The...
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    In more animal related news..... we have a flock...

    In more animal related news..... we have a flock of about 50 sheep. You get used to one or 2 newborn lambs not making it - that's nature's way of keeping the flock strong. And very occasionally you...
  13. I did 4 flights to get there and back from...

    I did 4 flights to get there and back from Hurghada a few weeks ago. Anything questionable like torches and regs, I put in hand luggage. They asked me to turn on my torches and swabbed them...
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    If one or both of the valves are leaking, the...

    If one or both of the valves are leaking, the same technique will show where the water is getting in. At least that gives you an idea where the problem is. I would also recommend connecting a hose...
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    Or the bath. I found faded blue jeans and...

    Or the bath. I found faded blue jeans and literally 2 minutes lying in my bath produced a 2 square inch of damp on my leg that really highlighted where the leak was. In your case find a light...
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    That's what I was thinking. "Take your regs off...

    That's what I was thinking. "Take your regs off to indicate if you want a fill". Sea/rain spray gets in din valve, doesn't get blown out before filling, gets blown in to cylinder in fact. Happened to...
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    It's very useful on land. It's main use is in...

    It's very useful on land. It's main use is in regions where there are no street names and numbers. For example, see the TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZBzM3L6ws where he shows a map of a...
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    And the performance of panels deteriorate over...

    And the performance of panels deteriorate over time.
  19. Thread: Condensation

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    Google just told me an average person sweats...

    Google just told me an average person sweats around 1 litre per hour during exercise. Standing around in a drysuit, or finning a bit, shouldn't produce that much but it will still be quite a lot that...
  20. Thread: Condensation

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    I can sell you a suit where perspiration...

    I can sell you a suit where perspiration evaporates out through the porous fabric. There are 1 or 2 other drawbacks though.
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    24 max on Mull. Even so, putting on a drysuit so...

    24 max on Mull. Even so, putting on a drysuit so I could drag the boat to shore and put a full tank of petrol on board was a bit warming. And that was in a leaky suit. Looking forward to the new O3...
  22. Thread: drmwc gets a bend

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    I was at that talk. And Mrs T was as well. She...

    I was at that talk. And Mrs T was as well. She told me to get myself looked at by Dr Wilmshurst as I exactly fitted in with the symptoms he had described. So I did, and I had, and I now don't.
  23. Thread: drmwc gets a bend

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    Cheers, Tim. That makes sense to me. I had been...

    Cheers, Tim. That makes sense to me. I had been diving for 15 years, with around 1000 dives before in my 50's I started with DCI symptoms. I was found to have a 10mm PFO. If anything my dives were...
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    It might be a bit too bulky for you but these...

    It might be a bit too bulky for you but these floatation jackets are the biz. Very hard wearing and waterproof (use them on the croft when it's peeing down), has a good hood and pockets. Need to...
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    Just ordered a RIB........

    Just ordered a RIB........
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