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by mat_swan
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jockey wheels for life
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Jockey wheels for life

Ok, trying the photo again

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Mt zoom speed wheels by MatGoesSomewhere, on Flickr
by mat_swan
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jockey wheels for life
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Jockey wheels for life

...or as close as you can manage. After years of the bushes in the standard plastic ones wearing out and not having much luck with the bearings seizing in the cheaper bearing ones, I thought I'd test some posher jockey wheels for life span. I went for the mt zoom speed wheels ( http://mtzoom.com/joc...
by mat_swan
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Next year, I will ....
Replies: 60
Views: 7936

Re: Next year, I will ....

- try to actually post on this forum instead of merely lurking - use the GoPro the OH bought me for Christmas to make some videos .., as genuine targets seem to have gone down in likelihood of completion the more I focus on them in previous years, this year I am loathe to focus on goals but instead ...
by mat_swan
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot boiling times
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Pot boiling times

Ah, OK, it was the 'not touching the ground' part of the skirt that hadn't clicked. Makes sense now. You could potentially cut, say, a set of 5mm wide tabs, maybe 10mm tall, around the bottom circumference of your skirt and bend them inwards 45 or 90 degrees. I would have thought that should improve...
by mat_swan
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot boiling times
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Pot boiling times

Agreed, the heat lost from any fins is pre-cosy (which is a phrase I find oddly pleasing, like being just about to get into a nice warm pub). When you say an aluminium skirt I'm not sure I understand you right- I wouldn't have thought that would divert the hot air from flowing up the sides?
by mat_swan
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot boiling times
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Pot boiling times

Interesting point about a finned pot cooling down faster too- I thought a removable heat exchanger with a flat ring that the pot sits on would work quite well. Much like if you took the whole thing off the bottom of the fire maple pot and turned it upside down. Another thought, I was under the impre...
by mat_swan
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot boiling times
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Pot boiling times

I think you're right- that ring at the bottom of the fins is a large surface area, probably half that of the base of the pot, and a lot of it will be dumping heat into the cold air. It would be interesting to see the boundary of high temperature air around the pot- you'd want to maximise the amount ...
by mat_swan
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot boiling times
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Pot boiling times

Hi Folks, long time lurker, I had some thoughts on the pot boiling post on the front page so I thought I'd log in and see if anyone else thought I was talking sense or nonsense. I was interested by the fact that the boil times were so different between the finned and normal pots so I thought I'd cra...