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completely 'with you' on the points about quality Jim, but I think that in many cases the general public, myself included, are completely ignorant of how well things are made; as long as it works when they plug it in and performs the task asked, which may often relate to only occasional use; that's fine.

I did see the post about the audio leads, but not knowing the difference between 'sheathed and 'unsheathed' and what that means in practice, it was meaningless to me.... [which is probably not a good thing].

I also feel that most of the stuff we buy in the UK tends to originate from China.

Any progress with the Ka preservation?
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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 09:29
Any progress with the Ka preservation?


Yes! I await slightly better weather and a welder... Then she'll be back in the land of the living...

Can't wait... I'm missing her, the fun little toy she is ;)
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Pic of a shielded cable:
Shielded and braided cat5e detail.gif
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That looks like a screened CAT6 network cable Steve but it's a great illustration of a good quality screened cable :)
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First one I found - I have a huge roll of some similar stuff here, left behind at work by the alarm installers :)
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myglaren wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 19:15
First one I found - I have a huge roll of some similar stuff here, left behind at work by the alarm installers :)


Don't tell me, let me guess, you took it home because "It might come in useful one day" :rofl2:
I have a house and several sheds full of such things :lol:
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Indeed I did, after it had matured for five years.
I have found uses for it too :)
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bobins wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 19:29
myglaren wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 19:15
First one I found - I have a huge roll of some similar stuff here, left behind at work by the alarm installers :)


Don't tell me, let me guess, you took it home because "It might come in useful one day" :rofl2:
I have a house and several sheds full of such things :lol:



Naturally :) It's what keeps our worlds revolving!
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Aha! so now I know what a shielded cable looks like, I'd like to think I learn something every day!
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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 18:01
I'd like to think I learn something every day!


I do learn something new on this forum every single day :D
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I'm sure most of us do.
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If one day you don't learn something - check your pulse!

Now, back to shipping stuff from China: some time ago, I bought a replacement for the cigar lighter in the C15, on line from China; it was absurdely cheap (about £2.50 iirc) with free p&p. It duly arrived (not one of a million in a container, but) in a "Jiffybag" bearing a Chinese franking, customs declaration & return address. Surely the postage is more than £2.50?
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van ordinaire wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 23:16
If one day you don't learn something - check your pulse!


I like that :-D

I'm filing that one away for future use ;)
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I knew someone would appreciate it - & had a shrewd idea who that would be.
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van ordinaire wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 23:16
If one day you don't learn something - check your pulse.....
Cigar lighter.... duly arrived in a "Jiffybag" bearing a Chinese franking, customs declaration & return address.
:rofl2:
that's how the stuff we buy from China arrives, we don't spend much and prices inc postage are often in the 99p ish bracket. I guess the postal rates out there must be very low indeed.