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    Trade Questions

    I humbly apologise if this has been done before but TDorians could admit to their main areas of expertise and fellow TDorians would know where to go for technical advice. I will kick off the can. My areas are commercial and domestic refrigeration design and service. My expertise in airconditioning has been restricted mainly to large commercial systems.
    I should declare that I do have a small refrig a/c wholesale business in bangkok and we do sell aircon but my advise is meant to be strictly technical as an aid to TDorians. (not to generate sales). I'm sure if this is not suitable for TD someone will let me know.

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    I can service and reapir most DJ gear - mixers, consoles, turntables, speakers/crossovers, amps, 4 channel lighting systems and controllers, lighting banks/screens, truss/bar mounted intelligent lighting (older systems)

    Although siince then a lot of stuff has gone too hi-tech for me.

    I have a phobia about strobes as I once got a nasty shock off a capacitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    as I once got a nasty shock off a capacitor.
    You're grounded

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    I build bespoke armoured vehicles, if anyone needs advice on their possible future purchase I'll be happy to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    as I once got a nasty shock off a capacitor.
    You're grounded

    I took it apart while it was still plugged in. I was stoned the night before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow
    I should declare that I do have a small refrig a/c wholesale business in bangkok and we do sell aircon but my advise is meant to be strictly technical as an aid to TDorians.
    Right then, I got a question for you.


    How the fruck do I take off those 'energy saving stickers' that are on damn near every electrical appliance these days?

    They're fruckin' unsightly and trying to remove them is a job from hell. They only come off one atom-sized bit at a time and must take what looks like months of picking and peeling to fully remove.

    What's your technique if any?

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    Buy an old Norge. Built like a tank.
    Who needs an armored personele carrier when you've got a Norge.

    Sorry, I couldn't help it. I had a flashback to an SNL skit featuring ass crack of the bicycle repair man.

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    https://youtu.be/U01xasUtlvw


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
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    How the fruck do I take off those 'energy saving stickers' that are on damn near every electrical appliance these days?
    For this kind of thing I use a hot air paint stripper. It looks like a hair dryer but is much hotter. Move it around a fair bit over the sticker for about 30 seconds so that you're not actually burning the paint. This softens the sticky backing and it will peel off easily.

    If you don't have one of these, you could achieve exactly the same thing with a fan heater.

    Possibly also a hair dryer, but you'd have to persevere as they don't get so hot. (You'd have to hold it close, but at an angle, because if you hold it close and straight on the surface, it will cut out due to it's heat overload switch kicking in. There would be not enough chance for the hot air to escape, so hold it at an angle).

    Once the sticker is off, there will be sticky stuff on the surface. Clean off with a rag and mineral turpentine, eucalyptus oil, or buy some special stuff specifically for cleaning off residue from stickers. Turps is easiest to obtain.

    If anything like discoloration remains after that (it does sometimes), use some extra-cut car polish.
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    My major expertise has been in servicing local lassses until my licence lapsed,

    I now do in depth research into bottles tankards and flasks, this combined with a keen interest in somtam and curry has enabled to become a major gas producer not that I wish to tout for freelance gas flipping.

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    I like to spit on it before I rub one off.

    I'm talking about the stickers silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Possibly also a hair dryer, but you'd have to persevere as they don't get so hot.
    Thanks LD, was thinking of that. Cyrille suggested trying alcohol, so next time I'll combine the 2 methods and try the hair-dryer when I'm pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow
    I should declare that I do have a small refrig a/c wholesale business in bangkok and we do sell aircon but my advise is meant to be strictly technical as an aid to TDorians.
    Right then, I got a question for you.


    How the fruck do I take off those 'energy saving stickers' that are on damn near every electrical appliance these days?

    They're fruckin' unsightly and trying to remove them is a job from hell. They only come off one atom-sized bit at a time and must take what looks like months of picking and peeling to fully remove.

    What's your technique if any?

    If you can get it there try eucalyptus oil, works a treat

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    Right then, I got a question for you.


    How the fruck do I take off those 'energy saving stickers' that are on damn near every electrical appliance these days?

    They're fruckin' unsightly and trying to remove them is a job from hell. They only come off one atom-sized bit at a time and must take what looks like months of picking and peeling to fully remove.

    What's your technique if any?
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    What I have used before is a steam iron on max temp max steam. Try that first and let me know. I used this technique to get rid of a wallpaper border around my wall so I could repaint. It had been there for 20 years and was a mongrel to remove but it worked. A hand steamer would be good but you are more likely to have an iron handy. Better still when you buy a new appliance tell them to remove stickers first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    https://youtu.be/U01xasUtlvw


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Buy an old Norge. Built like a tank.
    Who needs an armored personele carrier when you've got a Norge.
    Whats a Norge, google is not giving me an answer.

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    Mine went for a facial and a mud pack. Looked great for two weeks, then the mud fell off.

    Norge broken? Just call bycycle repair man: link above.

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    So I'm sitting on the crapper doing my day off duties as well as checking the TD news and the gf says from a distant room above" baw a beeta do a batta petea brada how." I repeat the same and she says yes. And I'm thinking no, I didn't plan on going to my brothers house today? Kohls maybe.

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    Norge used to be a brand of fridge available in Australia in the 50s and 60s. Well made and lasted. went the way of many brands here such as limburg foster,silent knight, snow queen, colda and many more that are now extinct.

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    Oh I forgot, I can take apart any bicycle in about 20-30 minutes, totally stripped, crank, chain, gears, brakes, stem, forks etc

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    Even I could do that. Plus strip down anything electrical.

    Putting them back together again however, is a different story. Usually left with a couple of screws and little plastic bits.

    'Manuals? we don't need no stinkin' manuals.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Norge used to be a brand of fridge available in Australia in the 50s and 60s. Well made and lasted. went the way of many brands here such as limburg foster,silent knight, snow queen, colda and many more that are now extinct.

    Ohh its a fridge, that would be a cnut of a thing to drive !!

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    Can anyone fix my fridge?

    Don't want to call somchai with his hammer and monkey wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Can anyone fix my fridge?

    Don't want to call somchai with his hammer and monkey wrench
    If you can tell me the following I may be able to tell you if it is worth fixing.
    Is it a frost free model with a fan?
    Is it a single 2 door or side by side?
    is the motor running?
    is the freezer or cold section or both affected?
    Does it have a readout panel and what is showing on it?
    Is there any ice?

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