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#126

Goldchaser1
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From: Kalgoorlie, WA
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26 May 2018 09:01 pm

If theres cattle etc about,free mozzie repellent1527328840_7eef57e9-8fa9-44a9-adc9-6c85f584461d.jpg

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#127

RM Outback
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26 May 2018 09:04 pm

Goldchaser1 wrote:

If theres cattle etc about,free mozzie repellenthttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9528/1527328840_7eef57e9-8fa9-44a9-adc9-6c85f584461d.jpg

Best when dry big_smile

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#128

Goldchaser1
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26 May 2018 09:13 pm

RM Outback wrote:
Goldchaser1 wrote:

If theres cattle etc about,free mozzie repellenthttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9528/1527328840_7eef57e9-8fa9-44a9-adc9-6c85f584461d.jpg

Best when dry big_smile

yeah lol,sloppy forget it.....

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#129

shakergt
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26 May 2018 09:50 pm

It work very well. I remember doing this in the Kimberly and it kept the flies away also

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#130

RM Outback
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26 May 2018 10:30 pm

Yeah it does work well and it's 100% organic thumbsup.

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#131

ctxkid
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27 May 2018 09:48 am

organic and free, two words rarely seen together


Such is life

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#132

Rockhunter62
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27 May 2018 03:24 pm

RM Outback wrote:

Yeah it does work well and it's 100% organic thumbsup.

Don't know about that RM. We were up at the old Duketon Township area the other day and I found a piece of ally foil in one of the cow pats. Lucky that it was a dry one. neutral

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#133

Manpa
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From: Sheidow Park, SA
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09 June 2018 03:50 pm

I hate splitting kindling on uneven ground' always the chance of smacking the fingers so I made a small splitter using an old tomahawk head. Have not hit the fingers since, much easier just whack the timber with a hammer or mallet, much more control. Easy to re sharpen, just run an angle grinder over it1528519812_image.jpg


One of these days Ma!

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#134

Mackka
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09 June 2018 03:58 pm

That's brilliant Pa, another ingenious invention.
By the way how is Ma coming along mate?
Mackka

#135

Manpa
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09 June 2018 04:06 pm

Toe is looking good Mackka, has worn shoes for the pat two days, first time that's happened in nearly 18 months. Back to the podiatrist next week to collect custom made shoes and orthotics. 6 and 1/2 weeks to go to surgery,we're not counting!!!
Just gunna wrap her up in cotton wool till then so we have no chance of any issues.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Cheers and thanks.


One of these days Ma!

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#136

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10 June 2018 03:03 pm

That's great news Pa. all good here mate.
Cheers
Mackka smile smile smile

#137

Lefty
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10 June 2018 07:15 pm

Goldchaser1 wrote:

If theres cattle etc about,free mozzie repellenthttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9528/1527328840_7eef57e9-8fa9-44a9-adc9-6c85f584461d.jpg

How do you find that Fridgemate there Goldchaser?

We had one for a while but it seemed to suffer endless problems with electrical faults.

#138

Goldchaser1
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10 June 2018 10:18 pm

Lefty wrote:
Goldchaser1 wrote:

If theres cattle etc about,free mozzie repellenthttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9528/1527328840_7eef57e9-8fa9-44a9-adc9-6c85f584461d.jpg

How do you find that Fridgemate there Goldchaser?

We had one for a while but it seemed to suffer endless problems with electrical faults.

lefty i bought this 9-10 yrs ago,within 6 months it did play up but was an easy fix,poor design also but it had a car fuse mounted in the panel with a screw cap,of course moisture and water got to it and it was rusted out in there quickly,pulled it apart and wired in one of them inline car fuses,the weather proof one,put a grommet where the old stupid fuse was,since them its been awsome,doesnt miss a beat and freezes to easy unless ran pretty low,buy another in a heartbeat.
Keen to hear what probs youve had,i hope the newer ones havent got the same stupid fuse mounted in the panel.....

#139

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11 June 2018 12:32 am

Yeah, we bought ours while ago, probably 10 years or more. The main problem seemed to be the connection to the inverter, a sparky was with at the time did a temporary fix with a piece of alfoil and it worked ok for the rest of that trip. But continued having problems (I think there was an issue with a fuse like you mentioned) and eventually we ended up with an Engel which has been problem free (though not used much since we don't camp much anymore.)

#140

Goldchaser1
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11 June 2018 10:54 am

Lefty wrote:

Yeah, we bought ours while ago, probably 10 years or more. The main problem seemed to be the connection to the inverter, a sparky was with at the time did a temporary fix with a piece of alfoil and it worked ok for the rest of that trip. But continued having problems (I think there was an issue with a fuse like you mentioned) and eventually we ended up with an Engel which has been problem free (though not used much since we don't camp much anymore.)

Oh so you mean the 240 volt charger-inverter thats comes with them?
Most of what ive read on the fridgemates is usually happy campers,bummer you problems mate.
Got a 6 week trip coming up,we have a 80 waco the boss pick up cheap a cuppla yrs ago like new,only used it a few times but we need the extra space,last yr the top panel switches started playing up,i fiddled for days with it but not alot of luck,weaco dont sell the panel anymore for that model so i had to buy a conversion kit off a mob,later switch panel,later control panel and wiring,basically replace near all the electrics.
Got it done and just sat it on the lawn and ran a long extension to the trailer (10mtr fold out panel lead with anderson plugs on it),ran fine all looked good,next day i fired it up again and it was playing up,compressor would kick in then just stop,a bit worried i lifted it onto the fridge slide and plugged it in where it normally is,bingo no probs,voltage drop over that lead the next day and the fridge wouldnt run,amongst my reading on the net while fixing that fridge etc quite alot of people have problems with wiring not large enough over 1-2 mtrs to the fridge or 12 volt ciggy plugs not giving a good connection either,fridges go into limp mode or whatever cause they have a low voltage cut off,batteries are fine but its actually wiring not up to scratch,i bypassed the weaco plug also,fridgemate will be getting this treatment to1528674770_95b16001-144d-4155-8842-3d2950e9051f.jpg

Last edited by Goldchaser1 (11 June 2018 10:56 am)

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#141

shakergt
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From: Esperance, WA
Joined: 25 June 2017
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11 June 2018 11:28 am

Goldchaser1 wrote:
Lefty wrote:

Yeah, we bought ours while ago, probably 10 years or more. The main problem seemed to be the connection to the inverter, a sparky was with at the time did a temporary fix with a piece of alfoil and it worked ok for the rest of that trip. But continued having problems (I think there was an issue with a fuse like you mentioned) and eventually we ended up with an Engel which has been problem free (though not used much since we don't camp much anymore.)

Oh so you mean the 240 volt charger-inverter thats comes with them?
Most of what ive read on the fridgemates is usually happy campers,bummer you problems mate.
Got a 6 week trip coming up,we have a 80 waco the boss pick up cheap a cuppla yrs ago like new,only used it a few times but we need the extra space,last yr the top panel switches started playing up,i fiddled for days with it but not alot of luck,weaco dont sell the panel anymore for that model so i had to buy a conversion kit off a mob,later switch panel,later control panel and wiring,basically replace near all the electrics.
Got it done and just sat it on the lawn and ran a long extension to the trailer (10mtr fold out panel lead with anderson plugs on it),ran fine all looked good,next day i fired it up again and it was playing up,compressor would kick in then just stop,a bit worried i lifted it onto the fridge slide and plugged it in where it normally is,bingo no probs,voltage drop over that lead the next day and the fridge wouldnt run,amongst my reading on the net while fixing that fridge etc quite alot of people have problems with wiring not large enough over 1-2 mtrs to the fridge or 12 volt ciggy plugs not giving a good connection either,fridges go into limp mode or whatever cause they have a low voltage cut off,batteries are fine but its actually wiring not up to scratch,i bypassed the weaco plug also,fridgemate will be getting this treatment tohttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9528/1528674770_95b16001-144d-4155-8842-3d2950e9051f.jpg

I have seen that done many times


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