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  1. zardos

    Refillable spray bottles

    That's the exact one but larger size than the one I have for brake cleaner, still going strong after 6 years
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    Refillable spray bottles

    The best hack I've done a sprayer like that is plumb in a PCL air socket like https://www.screwfix.com/p/pcl-ac21cm-airflow-male-coupling-socket-bsp-taper-male-thread/ Then just turn the air reg down to below max pressure of container and connect up to my compressor and then spray the fence with it 🙂 No hand pumping, bad spray patterns, just constant air at a good pressure
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    Refillable spray bottles

    https://whiterosetools.com/products/sealey-pressure-solvent-sprayer-with-viton-seals Looks a bargain
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    Refillable spray bottles

    Really need something with Viton Seals for chemical resistance and they are not cheap.
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    Retractable Airline Recommendations?

    An old wheel makes a great hanging point for airlines.
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    Retractable Airline Recommendations?

    It depends on what you use it for. So I have https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amtech-Y2650-Retractable-Hose-8-Inch/dp/B002W4T49U/ Not the biggest diameter pipe, the pipe is not the most flexible but better than a cheap extension pipe I have. Because it is not auto guided, if the wrap all goes to one side then the spring can need a little help to pull in the last 6 inches because the pipe is just rubbing on the case enough to stop it pulling it in but a little help by hand will see it fully retract. You need to buy your own connectors but you get to choose PCL or euro depending on what you use. Was used daily for about 6 months, now only a couple of times a week but still going strong after 7 years and for the price it was well worth it. Update: looking at other the reel is quite open so it is easy to see the wrap and push the wheel to help for the last 6 inches when badly wrapped
  7. I've used a trolley jack to lift and hold heavy items in place while bolting things in to place (it helps having a smooth floor to roll it on).
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    No-power Power steering

    Have you check the swivel pin preload? This would normally get looser with wear but the test is can also highlight CV joint wear which could cause the CV to bind slightly (I had warn CV's causing heavy steering, the box and pump were fine). Land Rover says it should be about 12 - 14 lbs pull to turn the joint with the steering linkage removed. See https://landroverforums.com/forum/discovery-i-39/how-adjust-your-swivel-pin-preload-36607/ on how to test
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    Eberspacher fan speed sensor?

    Would it not be easier to buy a small magnet and stick it in? (might not be the right size but for example 10 of https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Neodymium-Disc-Magnets-5mm-Dia-x-3mm-Thick-Grade-N50-Small-Strong-Round-Magnet/371176559801 is £2.99 )
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    Vertical lift door mechanism

    But the simplest would be some U channel down the side that a panel would slide out of (no hinge at all), the panel would then separate to be stored elsewhere. Space required to open would be panel thickness plus a few mm Edit: You might be able do something with a telescopic gas strut like http://www.eckold.co.uk/product.php?id=76&cat=1&sub_cat=25 To life a slide mechanism as you would not get the required lift from a single stage.
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    Vertical lift door mechanism

    You could get bi-fold kitchen cabinet doors, with one on each size the space in from would be a quarter of the width e.g. 2 of https://www.locksonline.com/H-228-fele-SF16-D-System-complete-fittings-sets-with-tracks-for-folding-doors-13885.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlY-91uOd4QIVGYXVCh0gfA8oEAQYBCABEgLMe_D_BwE or an example of vertical parallelogram door https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/product/blum-aventos-bi-fold-hf-mechanism-cabinet-door-lift-medium-duty-power-factor-(lf)-5350-10150-528565?vat=1&shopping=true&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlY-91uOd4QIVGYXVCh0gfA8oEAQYASABEgLWAPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Vertical lift door mechanism

    5mm is very little for any hardware at the top so any mounting would have to be on the sides (if enough space). A parallelogram type side pivot would give you the required lift but will push the door out by a minimum of half the door height before bringing it back in (so you would need a minimum of around 545mm clear in front of the door to open)
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    Vertical lift door mechanism

    The only thing I can think of that might would is a vertical side front like https://www.richelieu.com/us/en/category/sliding-door-systems-and-rolling-ladders/replacement-parts-accessories-and-products/complete-sets-for-sliding-door/complete-set-for-mover-system/1206958/sku-891200600?fromQR=1
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    Trackers good bad and ugly

    I tried a lot of analog CCTV systems like this one and found that they were all not worth bothering with. While you could get "better" cameras the analog transmission of the video signal and then the need to digitise it let the whole thing down. e.g. An expensive 8 camera system had enough grunt to handle 1 camera at the max resolution but as soon as you added more cameras to resolution of each camera went down. If you want CCTV of any use get an ip CCTV camera and have external IR Led's (so you don't get spiders taking up home infront of the lens)

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