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What made you happy today....?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oldman, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    watched it all here between nana naps. Good to see Scotty Pye from mount gambier finish 6th.
     
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  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bathurst @ times seems to follow a path of meant to be :rolleyes:
    It was edge of the seat viewing and the commentators continually commenting on negative things (mechanical failures) of past races we thought you just put the mocka on SVG/GT :eek:.
    Actually didn't care who won as long as it wasn't DJRTP after the most disgraceful act in the history of the great race they pulled last year :mad:.
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Brian, should have had micro naps when the ads were on :rolleyes: ..... managing refills & pit stops to when the ads were on is also an artful exercise ;)
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a complete fuel injection system from a '76:D. IMG_1155.JPG
    Gurus to tell me if it's all there:oops:. I think it is. Loom,computer,injectors,afm,air filter box, cold start injector,fuel pump,twin relay, manifolds (can't identify the vacuum canisters purpose but may be related to anti pollution stuff)
    Another for the spares hut:).
    Cheers
     
  5. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    You’ll be able to make a complete second Kombi soon! :D
     
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  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    The kombi is missing;) and the rest of the engine:p.
    Nice gain.:)
     
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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Electrician had to be organised to check solar inverter as original one on the fritz (TF'd). Arrived on time and evaluated the solar system - we had no idea what was there except 16 + 8 panels on roof and 3kw inverter in garage ..... happens there's 5kw of panels on the roof and the 3kw = insufficient to cope .... mmm this was one scenario I spoke to the wife about = I was right :rolleyes:.
    New 5kw inverter sorted out and installed along with tidying up of the AC & DC cables and fireproof backing affixed to wall :).
    Now we got a solar system that is working and hopefully there'll be no need to re-boot it as has been the morning chore every 2nd or 3rd day :D.
    Young electrician and more than willing to help and explain things to us ;).
     
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  8. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Thats amazing. Im not up to date with this type of stuff but that seems to be a very bad and dangerous installation. Its good yr now on top of it Bert.
     
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  9. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    Common to over size the solar compared to the inverter, makes sure you get the full 3 kW output summer or winter ...... but 5kW into a 3kW inverter .... a big ask as far as overload goes when the panels are cool first thing in the morning.
    Just hope the power mob don't get wind of you now having a 5kW inverter but only a 3kW on the contract or they will cut your rebate to next to nothing .....
    We end up fitting a number of off grid system because of this sort of thing, customer gets screwed over by the power mob as far as rebates or demands that all the panels must be replaced after a roof repair required the panels to be removed .... then cut their feed in tariff to a fraction of what they were getting before claiming the system is no longer the system they contracted to pay the feed in tariff ....

    T1 Terry
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Chris, yeah when we bought this place we noticed stuff and shifty $hit happening but wife said don't worry :p Tried to avoid the expense but as wife couldn't agree on a new house we've been hit with extra spend here & she complains about the spend :eek: as for me well I'm over listening :confused:
     
  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure how it works up here in Qld but the elecrtical company we used does all the paperwork with the authorities so we'll see what happens.

    Governments are full of $hit and the power companies also as far as I see it - they subsidise the clean energy mobs but charge you for the privilege x2.
     
  12. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    About the only thing they all have in common is the look of disbelief when you tell them to disconnect your house from the mains ..... closely followed by all sorts of amazing deals they suddenly have but never mentioned before ......
    Apparently, but I'm yet to confirm it, SA Power are offering certain time of day grid power for the purpose of charging a house battery pack and they will pay you to take the energy of of the grid :confused: I think there has to be a catch somewhere, like you have to keep the battery linked to the grid so they can take that power back when ever they want/need it .... that would not make me happy to discover the power I thought I had stored isn't there any more and the tricky meter wants to charge max $$ for peak time of use ......

    T1 Terry
     
  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Agree with u T1.
    Just got my power bill $400 not much compared to some peoples ,saw someting on the back of the bill "re" gov concessions. So rang the appropriate gov dept and found out yes i am entitled to it, so the lady on the other end of phone back dated what was owed to me and next bill i should recieve a credit for $360..Now thats does make me happy. So any body out thats retired and not getting it rememder ,YOU are entitled to it.
     
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  14. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Just want to add to this ,,,
    This is a. "GOV SA CONCESSION "
    Not sure about other states
     
  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Same Qld.
    A regular subsidy. About $90 per quarter.
    Has also been a couple of " one offs" recently.
    Think one was a power suplier " bonus' from being state owned and other maybe a federal payment for pensioners ?
    Maybe couple $ hundred each ??
     
  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah Chris - different states different concessions o_O.
    Self Funded Retirees worse off then those getting the age pension even if it is only a part pension :oops:
    One good thing that has come out of the lock downs etc is that getting a Centrelink CRN is much easier in that you can do it on line & essentially provide TFN and latest Tax assessment along with your DVA from your super & answer a few questions and confirm your age and citizenship status. Applied and got it and then did the wife's ..... only question was why wasn't she applying for a CSHC - ah because she is not of pension age and thus does not qualify - you'd think they'd read that information in the CRN application.
    I've got to go to the council ward office and see about the $200.00 rates discount armed with the paperwork ..... be interesting to see what they say about not including self funded retirees in those eligible drawing a pension:rolleyes: to get the discount - may toss @ them the discrimination card :confused:
     
  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    This part of my prob here .being a S /F /Retired person they dont want to give you any help at all BUT i applied and did get a part pension albeit only a small amount ,and some consessions .
    I believe in the fact that if you dont ask u dont get so i ask ....lol ....you win some :),you lose some. :confused:. Oh well ,such is life....:(
     
  18. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    Is there an index or what ever that explains all the acronyms? :lol: I did get a very pleasant surprise once I navigated the paper minefield required to renew my NSW heavy vehicle licence while interstate while being diagnosed with wet macular degeneration in both eyes ...... Basically, the eyesight certificate for the SA transport and the medical form on line from NSW RMS or what ever combination of letters the drivers licence mob use now, it first offered me a discount for being a safe driver (don't know me at all eh :lol:) then I tried the seniors card Centrelink hands out to old buggers who aren't old enough to catch the pension train, and they gave me the licence for free ..... how cool is that.
    Still trying for the disability pension, apparently it is being independently reviewed after the 3rd knockback .... if the back date it I might get enough to do the Kombi resto .... now that would be a day that made me real happy :cool:

    T1 Terry
     
  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    G/day Terry
    I believe that success in any Government Dept depends who you speak to on the day. lol. They obviously did not ckeck yr paperwork to well did they,
    I hope you get yr pension mate, every little bit helps you know .
     
  20. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    The freebie on the licence was all a computer thing, punch in the numbers on line and bingo ....
    As far as govt depts. in SA, had headlong run ins with Murray Bridge every time we had to do a rego transfer from NSW, Gawler, hand me the money and we will organise any refunds from NSW rego you are due ..... crazy eh.
    Centrelink Murray Bridge, wonderful people and they are the ones who contacted us about referring our application to another mob to ck it out as an appeal because they felt it hadn't been done properly by those within the Centrelink system ..... Couldn't complain about that sort of service eh :) .... no idea how long it will take to get through the next stage though, only 8 mths to go before they give me the old timers pension if the other one hits another dead end .... but the back pay $$ would go down real well :cool:

    T1 Terry
     

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