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  1. Paddy_SP

    Cutting Roof Joists for Access

    I suggest that you fit an extension pipe to the drain with an easily-accessible tap so that you can empty the water out of the tank nice and easily - I do mine every time I use it as the air is horrendously wet at this time of year!
  2. Well done to those who helped out!
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    Tig welding thin aluminium

    Thanks for posting this - it's always interesting to see how other people do such things, especially when they're better than you - that car he was working on looked awesome!
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    Cav injector setting outfit

    It looks like a nice piece of kit - do you know the make/model? If so, it might help someone come up with a manual!
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    Learning CNC milling, first steps

    Excellent stuff - let us know how you get on!
  6. I thought you said you were OCD? If so, where are the clamps on the hoses?
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    I've not tried the system in anger yet - but it did turn on without tripping anything when I tested it. I suspect that the serial tripping was caused, as you suggested, by the sudden 'jolt', and that cascaded down the line - I don't think there was anything wrong. with the B16 MCB. As far as I'm aware, everything is earthed throughout on the same circuit. You are quite right though - the key point is that it seems to be working!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Well - my C16 MCB arrived about 15 minutes ago - I fitted it and, Hey Presto - my TIG fired straight up without any faffing about, for the first time since I bought it about 10 years ago - woohoo!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Er - thanks, but given the distance involved, I think I'll give that a pass!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Yes, I agree!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    True - but in this case it's armoured split concentric of the same gauge as the supply to the house!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    That's interesting to hear - I'm wondering if putting a C Type in the garage will be enough - I may well have to go and do the same on the other two boards as well.
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Thanks for the helpful comments - you are almost right as to my set-up - I have a domestic board which feeds another that lives in a workshop unit halfway up the yard, and then that in turn feeds my garage where the TIG lives. The TIG itself is on a 16 amp blue socket, which means that I can't plug it into most domestic supplies. My sparky mate tested it, and seemed satisfied that it was OK though. Your suggestion that I put the lights on a different trip is a good one, however, half the time the whole supply goes because one or both of the other trips has thrown as well! Likewise, I like the idea of putting the 13 amp sockets on a fast-blow trip. Lots to think about - I suspect that I'll keep the B16 MCB supplying the other sockets, and use the C16 to feed just the 16 amp circuit.
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Thanks - that's really helpful info!
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    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Thanks, Gentlemen - I'll be made up if I can sort this problem out!

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