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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Faceplate re-calibration
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2014 5:03:36 PM
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@Steve: Oh really! so it comes down to the North South divide again, cant we just stand together as Brits?

Some of my best friends are from the south -- great fellows all (but you wouldn't want your daughter to marry one ... Oh, the shame :-)

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mhrackin   8/22/2014 4:36:03 PM
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Having lived for 3 years in Texas (Dalllas area), I think you may be treading on dangerous ground!  In my experience, "real" Texans tend to NOT relate to "the South" and conversely the "old South" states refuse to acknowledge any kinship to Texas.  At least in my part of the South, "pen" is pronounced closer to "pain."  More rules for "speakin' Suthrin"single vowels become dipthongs, and vice versa....

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Steve Manley   8/22/2014 4:33:49 PM
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@Max: I myself hail from Yorkshire in the north (where the real men come from) LOL

Oh really! so it comes down to the North South divide again, cant we just stand together as Brits? LOL

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Re: Faceplate re-calibration
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2014 4:30:53 PM
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@DrQuine: There might be another reason that southerners say "ink pen".  There (at least in Texas) the word "pen" is pronounced like "pin" so by saying "ink pin" it is distinguished from a "hair pin" or a "sewing pin".

Oooh -- nice one!!!

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Re: New faceplates for analog meters
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2014 4:30:12 PM
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@DrQuiine: I believe there is enough space between the plate and the needle to allow the addition of a sheet of paper.

On all the meters I've looked at, I agree that there should be just enough room.

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Max The Magnificent   8/22/2014 4:29:20 PM
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@DrQuine: It seemed to me the highest quality (even color) practical solution would be achieved by laser printing on glossy "HP photo paper" and then using double sided tape or glue to hold it on the plate.

I'm currently leaning this way, possibly using spray adhesive to get a nice light even coat...

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DrQuine   8/22/2014 4:28:05 PM
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@mhrackin There might be another reason that southerners say "ink pen".  There (at least in Texas) the word "pen" is pronounced like "pin" so by saying "ink pin" it is distinguished from a "hair pin" or a "sewing pin".

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mhrackin   8/22/2014 4:25:57 PM
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Max: I myself hail from Yorkshire in the north (where the real men come from)

That explains a lot... including why the blog "The Coagulated & Curdled Custard of Despair" was written!   Oops, I'm confusing "custard" with "pudding..."

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DrQuine   8/22/2014 4:24:13 PM
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@Max The Magnificent It seemed to me the highest quality (even color) practical solution would be achieved by laser printing on glossy "HP photo paper" and then using double sided tape or glue to hold it on the plate. I believe there is enough space between the plate and the needle to allow the addition of a sheet of paper.

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Re: Faceplate re-calibration
Clive "Max" Maxfield   8/22/2014 4:17:29 PM
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@Steve: Yes I am and proud of it LOL

Hold hard old friend -- aren't you from the south of England? I myself hail from Yorkshire in the north (where the real men come from) LOL

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