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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1620 on: April 01, 2020, 01:16:54 pm »
'Whirl' the dog's lead around in front of you. :3some:

But disconnect the dog first!  :biggrin:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1621 on: April 02, 2020, 06:33:54 pm »
Swing or swipe a stick in front of your face to catch the spiderwebs :laughing4:
I had two sticks and I still got face-fulls of web  :patch:

You're not supposed to use them like an alpinist   ;) :imaposer:


'Whirl' the dog's lead around in front of you. :3some:

But disconnect the dog first!  :biggrin:

Or not. Who knows, maybe s/he enjoys the flight :laughing4:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1622 on: April 02, 2020, 08:36:22 pm »
Had a good laugh at the dog comment!

Guys, I look like a bloody Chinook whirling two sticks around! :imaposer:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1623 on: April 03, 2020, 09:08:48 pm »
3 April

A summer-y day today.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1624 on: April 04, 2020, 06:08:14 pm »
4 April

Why no photos lately.
Honestly, I have just felt so tired. And lazy. And itís difficult taking photos while wielding an axe.
And at first I thought ďI can only take so many photos of trees and fields.Ē
But then I realised how lucky I am to see them. So no excuse really.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1625 on: April 04, 2020, 06:09:22 pm »
I did take a little old canoe for a paddle in the dam yesterday though.
There is just something about being on the water.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1626 on: April 04, 2020, 07:25:07 pm »
What a awesome pic

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1627 on: April 04, 2020, 08:25:21 pm »
Water and mountains... you chose an amazing place for lockdown, you lucky hound.
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1628 on: April 05, 2020, 09:05:50 pm »
5 April

Somehow the painting is more tiring than chopping down trees. And it has all been stuff at waist height, so not even awkward angles.

Started the project yesterday and finished late this afternoon. It involved painting partitions in one of the stables. While we were at it, we also painted a garage door.

Glad it is done.
Colder this evening with drizzle forecast for tomorrow.

Awesome sunset.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1629 on: April 06, 2020, 07:03:09 am »
Yesterday I tried to install a new day/night switch. I mean, itís 3 wires. How hard could it be...

The old one is connected to a gate motor, to power two pillar lights. Every time you open the gate, the lights came on regardless of it it was day or night.

So, cleaned the spiderwebs out the box, took a photo of the old switch so I could see which wires went where. Bam.
Somehow gave a tug on something and a wire came out. Do you think I took a photo of where THAT wire went, nope, of course not. Itís the Live wire, and either went into a little box with a switch (red arrow), or a little do-dad attached to the little box (yellow arrow). It would help if I could get the boxes out but I canít figure out the clips.

Fitted the new switch, and tried the live wire at both above mentioned spots. No joy. Fitted the old switch. Nada, no lights at all.

Help!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1630 on: April 06, 2020, 02:15:47 pm »
Oh goodness.

I suppose the gate motor is still working?

How do you know it's the live wire that came out, do you have a meter, and does it say ~220V when you measure between the live and neutral wires?


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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1631 on: April 06, 2020, 03:11:32 pm »
Oh goodness.

I suppose the gate motor is still working?

How do you know it's the live wire that came out, do you have a meter, and does it say ~220V when you measure between the live and neutral wires?

Fortunately the motor is fine. Not quite sure why there is a separate day/night sensor - motor looks like one with a built in timer. But I haven't looked closely. And I am not good with electrics.

The wire that came out was coming from the "LIVE" label of the old sensor. No voltmeter - it was lent to a friend  :patch:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1632 on: April 06, 2020, 03:36:00 pm »
Hmmmm if it was coming from the "live" terminal on the old sensor, I think where it was pulled out from is where the red arrow is pointing. That's what my guess would be.
My suggestion would be to tap in to where the gate motor receives its supply from the house, and take a line from that line directly to the new daylight switch


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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1633 on: April 06, 2020, 09:04:59 pm »
Sorry Babes and good luck, you're on your own there :imaposer:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1634 on: April 06, 2020, 10:06:29 pm »
6 April

The day dawned cold and then warmed up quite nicely. Took a rest day today, and tried to rest my leg as much as possible. So it was a slow walk, followed by a bit of studying.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1635 on: April 06, 2020, 10:55:52 pm »
Yesterday I tried to install a new day/night switch. I mean, itís 3 wires. How hard could it be...

The old one is connected to a gate motor, to power two pillar lights. Every time you open the gate, the lights came on regardless of it it was day or night.

So, cleaned the spiderwebs out the box, took a photo of the old switch so I could see which wires went where. Bam.
Somehow gave a tug on something and a wire came out. Do you think I took a photo of where THAT wire went, nope, of course not. Itís the Live wire, and either went into a little box with a switch (red arrow), or a little do-dad attached to the little box (yellow arrow). It would help if I could get the boxes out but I canít figure out the clips.

Fitted the new switch, and tried the live wire at both above mentioned spots. No joy. Fitted the old switch. Nada, no lights at all.

Help!

I dunno what the two little do-dads are, but the red arrow jobbie is the circuit breaker switch. I'm guessing that the "live wire" from the gate motor that supplies the power for the lights will go in there. At the bottom I think.

Getting the breaker out... I can't see the make (manufacturer) on it, but it looks like either a Merlin Gerin or a CBI. There should be a little tab that you can pull out that will release it, but looking at the condition of the inside of that box... eish, it may be quite stuck. The little tab is usually at the bottom, and you can stick a small flat screwdriver into an opening and pull it down...

Look at the rail behind it that it hooks onto to, usually the top hooks in, and the bottom has some sort of a clip that holds it in that you can release. Try see what the manufacturer is then google some images, that will help you to figure out how to get it off.

Regarding the working thereof, without being there with a tester and looking at it myself, it's impossible. But mess with it, just have the power off while "playing", clean up all the contacts, use some Q20 or WD40 on them, and see what happens. Just don't soak them because that could make kak  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Probably the day/night switch that has gone for a ball of brown stuff....
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1636 on: April 07, 2020, 07:15:48 am »
Should the day nite switch not be OUTSIDE the box. How will it see if it is day or night

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1637 on: April 07, 2020, 08:00:48 am »
The photocell is poking out of a 20mm hole above.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1638 on: April 07, 2020, 08:25:40 am »
Yesterday I tried to install a new day/night switch. I mean, itís 3 wires. How hard could it be...

The old one is connected to a gate motor, to power two pillar lights. Every time you open the gate, the lights came on regardless of it it was day or night.

So, cleaned the spiderwebs out the box, took a photo of the old switch so I could see which wires went where. Bam.
Somehow gave a tug on something and a wire came out. Do you think I took a photo of where THAT wire went, nope, of course not. Itís the Live wire, and either went into a little box with a switch (red arrow), or a little do-dad attached to the little box (yellow arrow). It would help if I could get the boxes out but I canít figure out the clips.

Fitted the new switch, and tried the live wire at both above mentioned spots. No joy. Fitted the old switch. Nada, no lights at all.

Help!

difficult to see what wire is the loose one , if it the black one - does that black wire reach where  the red arrow is pointed? from what i can see the the two connectors to the right of the motor breaker are only strip connectors..my guess it must go in opposite the black wire on the top.
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1639 on: April 07, 2020, 10:07:07 am »
Haven't been here for a while...thanks for all the shares, Sardine.

Say, I just love that pic looking back and down on PE airport.

It must have been horrible leaving GHT in a rush like that, in a limbo sort of state, kinda forced away from your comfort zones. You're lucky you can still walk in the forest and run etc.
 
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