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    Sticky: Thanks Nic, its supposed to now be at the local...

    Thanks Nic, its supposed to now be at the local post office, however its a bit big for my wife to man handle, but thats her surprise today I guess!!! I will hear ALLL ABOUT it tonight
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    Sticky: I had a delivery re-directed to a commercial...

    I had a delivery re-directed to a commercial address as they would be fully avail to receive it, only to get a text from TNT to say 'sorry we missed you - no one home'???? @MB, @AB, are your troups...
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    I think its looks Ok as well. Its about value V...

    I think its looks Ok as well. Its about value V performance and time will tell if I have made the correct choice. The Victron MPPT unit that Cuppa recommended is clearly more efficient than the CTEK...
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    Bought this DC-DC charge controller, 50amp unit,...

    Bought this DC-DC charge controller, 50amp unit, good size for the 400a/h bank in the back. It looks like it has the goods for the job, and I won't be using the MPPT side of it, so less heat stress...
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    I agree with this method, have used it to mobilise oil and grease from carpet before, change the scott towel frequently but use just heat, not steam -
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    Sticky: Thats great news. There were two amber lights...

    Thats great news. There were two amber lights showing on the solar panel circuit. I hope it works fine for you.
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    I hope it is not damaged but it got pretty hot -...

    I hope it is not damaged but it got pretty hot - unsure if the stink is from the Smartpass though - wont take long to find out anyway.
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    Wiring tidy up about 95% I reckon, pleased with...

    Wiring tidy up about 95% I reckon, pleased with the outcome, but as mudski suggested, 2 days was a bit ambitious and well off the mark - more like 14 days. Didn't get to the Codan, but all the lights...
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    I contacted Nissan and gave them my VIN. The GVM...

    I contacted Nissan and gave them my VIN. The GVM for a 1997 GQ LWB is 2800kg. The max GVM upgrade in Victoria without stiffening of axle housings is limited to the front and rear axle limits which is...
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    Does not take long to add up Chris, that's for...

    Does not take long to add up Chris, that's for sure!
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    Mounted separate fuse boxes under bonnet for...

    Mounted separate fuse boxes under bonnet for ignition triggered and aux battery triggered devices. Hooked up the two aux. high volume 12V fans, hooked up two out of three of the driving light...
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    Installed the new Victron MMPT solar controller....

    Installed the new Victron MMPT solar controller. Tidied up the raft of cables reporting to the rear battery bank. Got power to all accessories off the rear fuse box. Tomorrow its driving light loom...
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    Yes you are correct, it was around 1987 when we...

    Yes you are correct, it was around 1987 when we were there, too long between visits I reckon, was a bugger of a track across a moonscape of potholes and boulders for the last km or so from memory,...
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    Rained for about 6hrs last night, nice and...

    Rained for about 6hrs last night, nice and steady, cleared the air totally and deep soaked the area. Risk level now down to community advice level, everyone in our house feeling a bit happier, but...
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    Bit of lightning, light infrequent rain but with...

    Bit of lightning, light infrequent rain but with luck this will increase tonight
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    Thanks ET, am certainly getting stoppers for the...

    Thanks ET, am certainly getting stoppers for the down pipes and taking on board the plastic timer issue. Once again, things like these details can bring a plan unstuck if not addressed. I will push...
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    Just made a call to 000 for a re-ignition of a...

    Just made a call to 000 for a re-ignition of a log in the burnt out area behind my daughters place. Admittedly the crew station is less than a kilometre from here but we had a fire truck and 5 Delph...
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    This certainly was a very popular destination...

    This certainly was a very popular destination during the mid 1980's when the 4wd touring boom starte, but this is the first time in years I have heard it raised in maybe over 10 years. I certainly...
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    Thanks Craig. I was going to run the under eve...

    Thanks Craig. I was going to run the under eve ring main in upvc with physical protection from the IR due to the facia board. The sprinkler heads are probably going to be brass as you suggest. I am...
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    We are down at Wiseleigh this weekend with our...

    We are down at Wiseleigh this weekend with our daughter. The run down the highway was pretty much empty yesterday on the road, couple of those big army vehicles coming the other way. Its still and...
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    Well, another wire solder kit arrived in the post...

    Well, another wire solder kit arrived in the post today, must have ordered it, cant remember. This one works as intended. It has a tricky plasitic sleeve over the solder that is used to house some...
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    Good choice but a simpler solution, in my case...

    Good choice but a simpler solution, in my case anyway was to simply concentrate on what I was doing and put my brain into gear.
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    Cant be as painful as my old boxer who ate 2...

    Cant be as painful as my old boxer who ate 2 loaves of bread and a box of Crispy crème donuts one afternoon in under an hour when we left the house, pinched them off the kitchen bench. We got home to...
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    Oh well, I think I will slip them into a chilli...

    Oh well, I think I will slip them into a chilli nut mix next time I am away with my brother and sit back and watch the show!
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    Well that was another great idea! The ferrules...

    Well that was another great idea! The ferrules are too small in OD to crush down and clamp the wires, plus they don't melt like a solder joint - which is more my misinterpretation. So, to use them...
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