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by billshurv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

Traditional European slow cooking used a hay box. You got the stew to the boil, then put it in the haybox during the day. A quick search suggests this did make it to the colonies but may have died out.
by billshurv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 120
Views: 6267

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Pulled up a topo: Looks like you're at 320 feet in a low spot. You get a lot of runoff and groundwater from the north? Is that a polite way of saying 'you live somewhere that is trying to return to swamp'? UK is very moist at the moment. The ground was saturated before xmas and the rainy season is ...
by billshurv
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 120
Views: 6267

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

I would have thought the float switch method would be a lot easier to do. Unless of course some of this is just for giggles to do it differently?
by billshurv
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

For anyone who has a package stolen this should make you smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxhDk-hwuo

His other videos are good, esp the servo assist dartboard.
by billshurv
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

Isn't that the sort of thing that the local home despot keep? (assuming they still exist)
by billshurv
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

New drier arrived today and they took the old one away to recycle. The new one I am willing to be has all the same parts in as the old but is quieter and gets hotter quicker. Wife is happy. This gains me more lab time over the weekend so money well spend :)
by billshurv
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

Ugh. Unpowered everything checks out but when running only a few volts to the heaters. I hoped it was the relay, but that's fine. Unless I have missed something the timer has a worn/dirty contact that can't take any power. Of course that part is £60... And I am not taking a clockwork apart to try an...
by billshurv
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

well its not the heaters, not the thermal trip, not the thermostat. So next step it to turn it on its back and check the wiring back from the motor.
by billshurv
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

Low heat mode has been dicky for a while. I'll pull it out tonight and do basic checks as we have a laundry backlog!
by billshurv
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1110
Views: 393752

Re: Entropy

Checking conversion again closer to $190. Electric dryers are cheap here. you can pay a fortune for a phone controlled Internet of crap one, but I want a basic vented model.