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Robson Valley

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I'll buy two new chair-height toilets, just as soon as I find the plumber's phone number. Gravity is fast becoming my enemy and they will be about +2" from the squat-ones. I need to buy some new chairs soft enough for my boney bottom.
 

TeeDee

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I do :)


While you‘re on, check the BLF (BudgetLightForums) LT1 lantern. Really decent battery lantern designed by absolute nitpicking torch aficionados. We use one in the campervan, and as bedside lamps at home, can even adjust the cool white to warm white.


Currently looking at the BLF- You still happy with yours?
 

Nice65

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Currently looking at the BLF- You still happy with yours?
The lantern? Yes, it’s a superb thing, I don’t think you’d be disappointed by buying one. It’s good to have the choice of cool and warm white leds built into the one unit, and the bonuses of a candle flicker (nice in warm mode) or even a lightning mode (drama in cool white). Good, safe low energy lighting. :)


Silicone dog bowl on top.

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TeeDee

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The lantern? Yes, it’s a superb thing, I don’t think you’d be disappointed by buying one. It’s good to have the choice of cool and warm white leds built into the one unit, and the bonuses of a candle flicker (nice in warm mode) or even a lightning mode (drama in cool white). Good, safe low energy lighting. :)


Silicone dog bowl on top.

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NICE. I like the Dog bowl downlighter idea and also the directional reflector so you don't burn your own retinas out.

How long does the unit last on a medium setting in terms of duration for a power outage type scenario??
 

Nice65

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How long does the unit last on a medium setting in terms of duration for a power outage type scenario??

In short, I don’t know as it’s dependent on the battery capacity and other factors. BLForums is where you need to look at runtime charts.

We use it in the van for a week at low to medium and the lowest it’s been on batteries is about 3v, easily checked with 3 button presses from on. The MK2 version is also a powerbank for phones etc.
 

stinkybob

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I just ordered a handle for my new billhook purchase.

I bought (another) vintage billhook, this time an A&F Parkes and Co (Birmingham) with a Newtown-ish blade shape, and when it came yesterday I discovered a couple of things. For starters it had a very wrong handle badly stuck on it, which I already knew from the photos, but I was astounded how heavy this thing was. It's quite a chunk of metal. It's the heaviest billhook I've ever had and has the British Government arrow mark on the blade. Must be some sort of military issue or forestry service type thing.

Anyway, today I ordered a long handle for it of 11.5" so when I get it all done it'll be a sort of mutant Yorkshire-style-but-not-really billhook/chopper that I doubt I will ever actually have use for.
 
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Broch

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I just ordered a handle for my new billhook purchase.

I bought (another) vintage billhook, this time an A&F Parkes and Co (Birmingham) with a Newtown-ish blade shape, and when it came yesterday I discovered a couple of things. For starters it had a very wrong handle badly stuck on it, which I already knew from the photos, but I was astounded how heavy this thing was. It's quite a chunk of metal. It's the heaviest billhook I've ever had and has the British Government arrow mark on the blade. Must be some sort of military issue or forestry service type thing.

Anyway, today I ordered a long handle for it of 11.5" so when I get it all done it'll be a sort of mutant Yorkshire-style-but-not-really billhook/chopper that I doubt I will ever actually have use for.

That sounds very interesting; any chance of a photo some time when you've got it done. I've been contemplating a longer handle bill hook of some kind for working in the wood.

Welcome to the forum BTW :)
 

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