I want to refurbish an old stable. It has an earth floor at the moment. As I can't afford to get concrete laid, so I was thinking of paving it. Is there any reason why well-laid concrete paving slabs wouldn't be suitable for a stable floor? I know that they must not be smooth (ie slippery).
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Re: Are concrete slabs suitable for a stable floor?
So long as you level the floor and put at least 2 inches of cushion sand down they should be fine. If you don't use the cushion sand, there will be too many variables as far as movement. The if you tamp the pavers down, sweep sand into the cracks, and lightly wash it off, the sand acts as mortar, keeping the pavers from moving too much. Because pavers aren't typically reinforced, they are only as strong as the underlay, or substrate, so make sure you do a good job prepping and they will be fine.
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The correct answer to the completely depends on the model number of the actual unit and the exact symptoms. There are interlocking gears that coordinate the loading into the reader and the tray. Some are belt driven and would require new belts. Some are driven directly with motors and may require a re-time. Please update this with the model number and I should be able to provide more details and suggestions of fixes.
there are a few options maybe your cd player is on an unstable surface and so the cd skips from vibrations or movements so you will need to put it on a stable surface free from movement or rumbles so that the cd player can read the cds without any interference. Also maybe your lens is dirty or your cds are dirty or scratched, in which case her's what you can try:
1) buy a cd lens cleaning kit from a music shop or electronics store and clean the lens 2) but if the cd player is quite old then there may be a build up of dust and dirt inside so you will need to get it cleaned professionally
If the cds are dirty then clean using a soft cloth from the inside to the outside edge in a straight line
if the cds are scratched then buy new cds and treat them with respect. Make sure you don't put grubby fingers on the surface and try to handle them by just putting your finger through the middle hole and the outside edge with clean hands. and remember to put them back in the case and not leave them on the side or on the floor or stacked in piles
If it's a modern unit and has just two leads running to the power plug then don't Earth it, EVER. All modern equipment is doule insulated and definitely does NOT need earthing. The only items which should be earthed is a turntable to an amplifier. The only earthing with a CD player and amp is already done via the audio leads. Whatever you do don't go digging around inside any double insulated components trying to earth them.
A small motor turns a belt, which then drives the gear that operates the drawer. Over time this belt stretches or breaks, and the drawer doesn't open. Replacing the belt cures the problem.
I've looked at the couple of belt catalogs I have, and nothing for NAD is listed. You'll need to measure the old belt circumference and thickness. Almost all of these are square belts, usually in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 inches circumference. If you're measuring the old belt, take off 10 to 15% since it has stretched.
A local electronic service shop may have a suitable replacement. Otherwise there are many sources online (MCM Electronics is one I deal with frequently here in the US). In a pinch, you can even use a small rubber band until you find the right replacement.
I didn't actually get what you mean by "earth disappears" If you mean that you are not able to power the cd player from the car, check the voltages on the wires with a meter and with a 12v bulb or such a load to confirm that voltage is actually coming. The live should show +12 volts permanently and the switch+live should show the same voltage when the ignition is switched on. If it doesn't show voltages, check the fuses and also earth wire connection. Good luck.