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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63350 on: July 15, 2020, 05:46:18 am »
CAD$12 for two .5L bottles, or US$8.82 or €7.74. IIRC, I used to pay ~US$5-6/qt before I left the states for 91% IPA; this is 99% and still the middle of a healthcare crisis, so  :-//

   In comparison, I bought a gallon of 99.9% Methyl Hydrate at the hardware store a couple months ago for CAD$11; they had a shelf full because the marching morons don't know it's another name for Methanol. :palm:

Problem is there are a number of common marking pens and adhesives which IPA will cut but Methanol will not, so I wound up doling out my last half a pint of IPA very sparingly; until now I've been using the Methanol on a rag for sterilizing stuff and first attempts at cleaning parts, etc on the bench.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63351 on: July 15, 2020, 07:11:56 am »
In Germany is not so bad:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Propanol-Isopropanol-Isopropylalkohol-IPA-99-9-5L-5Liter/233609172307

4.60EUR/l shipping included.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63352 on: July 15, 2020, 07:20:52 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63353 on: July 15, 2020, 07:37:57 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63354 on: July 15, 2020, 07:40:18 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63355 on: July 15, 2020, 07:40:53 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63356 on: July 15, 2020, 07:44:29 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

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Found one in UK that ships not too expencive
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Isopropanol-99-9-PURE-IPA-250-500ml-750ml-1L-5L/233610382930
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63357 on: July 15, 2020, 07:44:46 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63358 on: July 15, 2020, 07:46:39 am »
   Fuck me i bought something!

Fluke 8050A with RF probe, original probes, battery option and case in excellent condition for not much. Looks ex military.  Only thing is it’s completely dead. Reckon the fuse is popped and the nicads are toast. Hopefully not crusty!  Edit 2: bet r26 is toast. 

Welp, the LCD isn't visibly bleedy even with the power off like so many we've seen... So that at least is hopeful!

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Yeah it’s a ridiculously tidy one. Never seen one like it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63359 on: July 15, 2020, 07:46:47 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Can't stand the taste of Red Bull and chocolate no good for the blood sugar.  :--
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63360 on: July 15, 2020, 07:47:37 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Not the best idea for a diabetic. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63361 on: July 15, 2020, 07:49:22 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Can't stand the taste of Red Bull and chocolate no good for the blood sugar.  :--
Oh shit sorry Med, totally forgot.  |O
Coffees it is then.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63362 on: July 15, 2020, 07:51:22 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

HTH


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Found one in UK that ships not too expencive
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Isopropanol-99-9-PURE-IPA-250-500ml-750ml-1L-5L/233610382930

seem to have a lab-discounter.. arount the corner... looking on amazon, find a website adress on the bottle .. its 5km from here ;-)  les then 6 for 1 Ltr 99,9
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63363 on: July 15, 2020, 07:56:26 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

HTH


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Found one in UK that ships not too expencive
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Isopropanol-99-9-PURE-IPA-250-500ml-750ml-1L-5L/233610382930

seem to have a lab-discounter.. arount the corner... looking on amazon, find a website adress on the bottle .. its 5km from here ;-)  les then 6 for 1 Ltr 99,9

So, you want to become the TEA deliverer for IPA, section Europe, then?   :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63364 on: July 15, 2020, 07:59:21 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Can't stand the taste of Red Bull and chocolate no good for the blood sugar.  :--

But take a bottle with apple juice with you, just in case of getting low blood sugar.
Apple juice is best fighting low blood sugar I've learnt.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63365 on: July 15, 2020, 08:06:53 am »
At what cost?
Needed some IPA last week. 1 litre in Germany costs around 19 EUR.  :scared: I politely declined. Used to be 2 EUR some years ago. This stuff is produced in boatloads as industrial waste. :palm:

After a quick search, one of the cheapest offers I've found is this one: 6 Euro / liter inkl. shipping, but one must take 3l:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Isopropanol-2-Propanol-Isopropylalkohol-99-9-3-x-1L-/383540184142

HTH


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Found one in UK that ships not too expencive
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Isopropanol-99-9-PURE-IPA-250-500ml-750ml-1L-5L/233610382930

seem to have a lab-discounter.. arount the corner... looking on amazon, find a website adress on the bottle .. its 5km from here ;-)  les then 6 for 1 Ltr 99,9

So, you want to become the TEA deliverer for IPA, section Europe, then?   :-DD

have now 5% discount on that.. becouse i bought 6 Ltr... so 40,- incl shipping  8)
shipping to DL is not that cheap i am afraid... 9,-l 2 KG,  19,50 for 5Kg,   25,-  10 KG, but let me know....
meybe they even ship directly to you, moore liters is more discount..i like these guys ....if they deliver ;-)
https://www.laboratoriumdiscounter.nl

and the website can be switched to German
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« Reply #63366 on: July 15, 2020, 08:16:10 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Can't stand the taste of Red Bull and chocolate no good for the blood sugar.  :--
Oh shit sorry Med, totally forgot.  |O
Coffees it is then.

Sugar free red bull and sugar free haribo.

Side benefit you won't have to shit for the entire journey.
 
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« Reply #63367 on: July 15, 2020, 08:22:58 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD
Red Bull's and chocolate Med and you'll be there in no time.

Can't stand the taste of Red Bull and chocolate no good for the blood sugar.  :--
Oh shit sorry Med, totally forgot.  |O
Coffees it is then.

Sugar free red bull and sugar free haribo.

Side benefit you won't have to shit for the entire journey.

Who needs enemies with you as a friend?   :-DD
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« Reply #63368 on: July 15, 2020, 08:24:17 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63369 on: July 15, 2020, 08:26:54 am »

have now 5% discount on that.. becouse i bought 6 Ltr... so 40,- incl shipping  8)
shipping to DL is not that cheap i am afraid... 9,-l 2 KG,  19,50 for 5Kg,   25,-  10 KG, but let me know....
meybe they even ship directly to you, moore liters is more discount..i like these guys ....if they deliver ;-)
https://www.laboratoriumdiscounter.nl

and the website can be switched to German

Thanks for the offer, but I have some IPA here in stock. Bought it right before the Covid-19 insaneness started.
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« Reply #63370 on: July 15, 2020, 08:40:08 am »

So I know a guy that knows a guy.  A couple of weeks ago, he let me know about this trailer full of ham gear and he said, I think he has this shelf rack from Tektronix that you might like.
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And it turned out that it was filled with components.  There are shelves of switches, capacitors, semiconductors, inductors, and connectors.



The owner said, you want the components? i was just going to scrap them so you can have them for the price of the cabinet.

I said, very slowly, hmmm, well if you insist, I can probably use some of them.

And then I loaded it into the truck as quickly as I could without spilling anything, paid the man, and got the hell out of there before he changed his mind.   ;D
Which got me to thinking.....

I now have two Tek 453's.  Is there a list of recommended spares I should investigate in getting?

Maybe I could help out worsthorse by offering to take some of that haul off his hands?   ;D
 

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« Reply #63371 on: July 15, 2020, 08:50:21 am »
If you have 453s you only need grit, determination and elbow grease  :-DD

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« Reply #63372 on: July 15, 2020, 08:56:30 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD

Drive scarefully, Mike.  (And based on the freqq's earlier comments, you may be getting some HP ballast for your lab.)

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« Reply #63373 on: July 15, 2020, 09:36:39 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD

Drive scarefully, Mike.  (And based on the freqq's earlier comments, you may be getting some HP ballast for your lab.)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63374 on: July 15, 2020, 09:59:15 am »
Getting ready to head out on road trip. Leave here at 0400 hours and gas up the CR-V and gas me up with a coffee and perhaps something to eat.

I have no idea what awaits me in Gettysburg.  :o :-DD

Drive scarefully, Mike.  (And based on the freqq's earlier comments, you may be getting some HP ballast for your lab.)

-Pat
HP painted Smurf blue ?  :scared:

That could be an improvement. :-DD
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