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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65900 on: August 07, 2020, 05:01:21 am »
^^^
Yes.  That's what is known here as a Crescent Wrench. 

I have several really good old ones that are actual Crescent brand, various other brands of various sizes and quality, and one giant cheap chinesium-grade un-branded monster from Princess Auto that I pretty much only ever use for things like 36mm fan nuts because it was on sale when I went to get a 36mm box-end (actually, combination) wrench for the fan nut on the Dakota since I didn't have anything else QUITE big enough (about 2mm shy on my next-largest Crescent....)  :)  It has come in handy over the years on big hex pipe fittings and such occasionally since then, too....

They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
They're all nut rounders. No need to be more specific.

Like any other tool, if used correctly they are fine. If used inexpertly, much inconvenience ensues.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65901 on: August 07, 2020, 05:18:58 am »
They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
They're all nut rounders. No need to be more specific.
Like any other tool, if used correctly they are fine. If used inexpertly, much inconvenience ensues.
It's like Leatherman tools or Swiss Army knives, when you add complexity in the name of flexibility, the demands on the quality of the parts in your device go way up. Therefore, even through Snap-On have bought the name and is using it to market shit by way of reputation leeching[0], the only adjustable spanners I'll pay for are Bahcos.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65902 on: August 07, 2020, 05:40:43 am »
(No, because those are types of PLIERS!!  Not to be confused with slip-joint, needle-nose, linesman, etc!)

Never forget virgin (pliers), e.g. http://www.wholesaleengineeringsupplies.com/three-prong-pliers-virgin-pliers.html
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« Reply #65903 on: August 07, 2020, 06:46:18 am »
(No, because those are types of PLIERS!!  Not to be confused with slip-joint, needle-nose, linesman, etc!)

Never forget virgin (pliers), e.g. http://www.wholesaleengineeringsupplies.com/three-prong-pliers-virgin-pliers.html

aren't they all, before you use them? :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65904 on: August 07, 2020, 09:20:28 am »
Wow, I'm gobsmacked, Capri have responded to my enquiry already, but sadly not good news.

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Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we are still unable to ship outside of the U.S. I do apologize for the inconvenience.

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They ship to the UK.

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Or from Farnell
https://uk.farnell.com/ideal/l-5361/blade-stripper-20-30awg/dp/290178
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65905 on: August 07, 2020, 09:30:03 am »
funny thing is that i had multiple clearances waaaaay above what they give to guard force morons. 

"No, I can't tell you what this is or why I'm bringing it through your little kingdom, but if you agree to forget my first superficial description (which was so shallow so as to be possible to tell you) and listen to this other description that is equally shallow but does not include trigger words you and your dogs have been Pavlov'ed on, can you then please let me go about my business?"


TBH I am taking a little bit of offense here. My Hubby is what you call a guard force moron, is a chemistry engineer and has worked in several high profile jobs until health problems forced him out.

He is taking his guard job extremely seriously, especially, when it comes to "Thou shalt not pass", and he knows a shitload of stuff about IEDs and improvised weapons.

His job is not to be nice to people, but to protect the diplomats and their families he is assigned to. From his work ethics you could easily see him as one of the Bengazi contractors that got killed in their line of duty.

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65906 on: August 07, 2020, 09:34:27 am »
And now you want a second one?  ;D

I sent a PM to my friend HighVoltage, he was the second highest bidder in the Ebay auction I won.... I hope he will speak with me again (<--- Good or bad joke?  :popcorn:)

He is a nice guy, I know him from the metrology meeting 2019 in Stuttgart. I'm sure, he will.  :-+  :D

HV just told me it was sold yesterday. Not to me or him. mmmm.....
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65907 on: August 07, 2020, 09:47:25 am »
And now you want a second one?  ;D

I sent a PM to my friend HighVoltage, he was the second highest bidder in the Ebay auction I won.... I hope he will speak with me again (<--- Good or bad joke?  :popcorn:)

He is a nice guy, I know him from the metrology meeting 2019 in Stuttgart. I'm sure, he will.  :-+  :D

HV just told me it was sold yesterday. Not to me or him. mmmm.....

Surprise! Surprise! .... not.   :(
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65908 on: August 07, 2020, 09:48:58 am »
Here in South Aus the adjustable spanners are known as 'shifters' usually prefaced by their length eg  '6 inch shifter' despite our metrification about 45yrs ago.
My family heirloom is a pair of 4 foot long Stillsons, when they get to that size you need a pair of them and a set of steel capped boots. With those and an oxy nothing doesn't come undone (or twist off)

My favorite strippers are the Weidmuller Stripax - not good value but work well for me. The RS ones work reasonably well for significantly less. Also in South Aus RS are one of the better suppliers, they actually have a warehouse in the state, mouser and Digikey come from Singapore - everything takes a week and usually costs more - but bigger range etc. I go to RS for my jellybean parts.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65909 on: August 07, 2020, 09:55:52 am »
I took a last minute filght to once to fix a grounded aircraft. My carry on was an IFR ATC600A portable Transponder / DME (L band radar based Distance Measuring Equpment. The aircraft equipment also derives speed by integrating change in distance). Airport security asked me to switch it on, which I did, not noticing that it was in DME Velocity mode. The nice red (Panaplex) came on reading 60.0 - 59.9 - 59.8..... Security guard said "OK" and waved me through. This TE looks jus like a movie plot bomb and he didn't blink an eye  |O
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65910 on: August 07, 2020, 09:58:17 am »
Looks cool
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65911 on: August 07, 2020, 10:21:19 am »

TBH I am taking a little bit of offense here. My Hubby is what you call a guard force moron, is a chemistry engineer and has worked in several high profile jobs until health problems forced him out.

He is taking his guard job extremely seriously, especially, when it comes to "Thou shalt not pass", and he knows a shitload of stuff about IEDs and improvised weapons.

His job is not to be nice to people, but to protect the diplomats and their families he is assigned to. From his work ethics you could easily see him as one of the Bengazi contractors that got killed in their line of duty.

No offense intended, but of course one can always choose ones words, more or less wisely.

The problem is no the guard, but the rules.

"Computers shall not pass"

"Network management device, Dell Latitude E7450, shall pass"

Especially so since the latter was much more dangerous to the installation, with it containing a Real Operating System, et c.

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« Reply #65912 on: August 07, 2020, 10:27:01 am »
Still emailing around the globe service companys of Anritsu for a user and or service manual, few responded back, they have no.
i wonder how they service it... at least they have responded, waiting a few more..
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« Reply #65913 on: August 07, 2020, 10:37:24 am »
Still emailing around the globe service companys of Anritsu for a user and or service manual, few responded back, they have no.
i wonder how they service it... at least they have responded, waiting a few more..
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« Reply #65914 on: August 07, 2020, 10:43:25 am »
Still emailing around the globe service companys of Anritsu for a user and or service manual, few responded back, they have no.
i wonder how they service it... at least they have responded, waiting a few more..
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If you should get a copy, then please upload it here:

http://www.ko4bb.com/getsimple/index.php?id=manuals&dir=Anritsu-Wiltron

oh great... yes ofcaurse.... i might have an other, but still need to scan it. Marconi TF2414 / verner   no pdf found but i have a hardcopy that came with it.
good to have a place where it is available for free for others too
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65915 on: August 07, 2020, 10:43:50 am »
Wow, I'm gobsmacked, Capri have responded to my enquiry already, but sadly not good news.

Hi Graham,

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we are still unable to ship outside of the U.S. I do apologize for the inconvenience.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blades-for-Wire-Stripper-16-to-26-AWG-Klein-Tools-11074/264734861069?

They ship to the UK.

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Or from Farnell
https://uk.farnell.com/ideal/l-5361/blade-stripper-20-30awg/dp/290178
Thank you for the links, not sure how I missed the Farnell listing, I did a search but something must have not been quite right, it did produce some results but not the one you found. Up shot of it is that I have ordered a set from Farnell and should be me with Monday/Tuesday with a bit of luck.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65916 on: August 07, 2020, 10:44:28 am »

TBH I am taking a little bit of offense here. My Hubby is what you call a guard force moron, is a chemistry engineer and has worked in several high profile jobs until health problems forced him out.

He is taking his guard job extremely seriously, especially, when it comes to "Thou shalt not pass", and he knows a shitload of stuff about IEDs and improvised weapons.

His job is not to be nice to people, but to protect the diplomats and their families he is assigned to. From his work ethics you could easily see him as one of the Bengazi contractors that got killed in their line of duty.

No offense intended, but of course one can always choose ones words, more or less wisely.

The problem is no the guard, but the rules.

"Computers shall not pass"

"Network management device, Dell Latitude E7450, shall pass"

Especially so since the latter was much more dangerous to the installation, with it containing a Real Operating System, et c.

I can easily see where you are coming from, and I would be the first person to agree that many of the guards are not qualified to do their job, and those who are are grossly underpaid.
 
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« Reply #65917 on: August 07, 2020, 10:44:39 am »
HP goodness arrived.

Needs a good clean up and some work on some minor oxide growth and some repainting of the panel legend.



Guts are good. All capacitors check out as good ESR so are staying.



Other half of the guts.



And yep, other than the offset switch is a little scratchy and needs a blast of switch cleaner, it works perfectly:

 
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« Reply #65918 on: August 07, 2020, 10:57:23 am »
looks fairly good, i expected wors.. nice!
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« Reply #65919 on: August 07, 2020, 11:02:43 am »

TBH I am taking a little bit of offense here. My Hubby is what you call a guard force moron, is a chemistry engineer and has worked in several high profile jobs until health problems forced him out.

He is taking his guard job extremely seriously, especially, when it comes to "Thou shalt not pass", and he knows a shitload of stuff about IEDs and improvised weapons.

His job is not to be nice to people, but to protect the diplomats and their families he is assigned to. From his work ethics you could easily see him as one of the Bengazi contractors that got killed in their line of duty.

No offense intended, but of course one can always choose ones words, more or less wisely.

The problem is no the guard, but the rules.

"Computers shall not pass"

"Network management device, Dell Latitude E7450, shall pass"

Especially so since the latter was much more dangerous to the installation, with it containing a Real Operating System, et c.

I can easily see where you are coming from, and I would be the first person to agree that many of the guards are not qualified to do their job, and those who are are grossly underpaid.

there are exceptions.  but most often the guards are not read on to what is actually happening inside the big doors.  (usually only inside guys who retired and then got bored and hired on as guards).

but some are flat out morons.  true story.......in the middle of the night on a walking inspection of a little used tunnel two of the guards (morons) got bored and decided to have a "quick draw" contest .  only one died.  (it was a long long time ago.....but it actually happened).
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« Reply #65920 on: August 07, 2020, 11:09:12 am »
many in Hubby's team are ex-SWAT, ex-IDF, ... whom I trust to know their business well and do it in a very professional way.

some of his colleagues are total fuck tards that would fit your description.

He prefers working with professionals ...
 
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« Reply #65921 on: August 07, 2020, 11:10:18 am »
looks fairly good, i expected wors.. nice!

Yeah ok so far. The corrosion is pretty awful. It's lunch now so I'm taking the side off and attempting to work some of it out with some scotchbrite and a brush.

Interestingly Asda's cheap yellow and green washing up pads have a similar outcome to 3m 7448 and are a lot cheaper  :-DD
 
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« Reply #65922 on: August 07, 2020, 11:26:40 am »
I used to hear the stories from the other side of the fence and the lady cop and her daily dealings with asshole public who didn't think the rules apply to them. Her precinct and school were in the Chinatown section of Manhattan. In order for an adult to get into the school for visitation or whatever you needed a valid id and sign in. Many Chinese have no id. Sorry, no get in. Many Chinese have fake id. Sorry, can spot that a mile away. No entry. Or they bring a COPY of their id. Sorry, original copy or no entry. Obviously she is well versed in Chinese curse words and it just rolls off her. And then you have the "privileged" white folks who try to intimidate a black woman. She gets a special satisfaction throwing them out.       
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« Reply #65923 on: August 07, 2020, 11:28:11 am »
looks fairly good, i expected wors.. nice!

Yeah ok so far. The corrosion is pretty awful. It's lunch now so I'm taking the side off and attempting to work some of it out with some scotchbrite and a brush.

Interestingly Asda's cheap yellow and green washing up pads have a similar outcome to 3m 7448 and are a lot cheaper  :-DD

Fuck HP.  :P :P :-DD
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« Reply #65924 on: August 07, 2020, 11:51:57 am »
Thank you Reichelt... you have the correct fuse-holder-cap for my keitley 199  :) :)
And the knops for the Farnell PSU ....
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