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How do I get the moon cycle on the top to work?
The easiest way to set the moon dial is to find out when the last full moon was, then turn the moon dial by hand to where the moon is straight up under the 15, then move it clockwise on click per day since full moon. If the last full moon was last Fri., and today is the following Tues. then you would move it a click for sat., one for sun, one for mon. and one for Tues. If you try to turn the dial, and it resists, wait till a couple hours later. Hope this helps
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Clock oil, and a very small drop on each bushing, and pivot not on the gears in between the plates. Do not get oil on the hair spring if it has a balance wheel escapement. After oiling it's good to wiggle each gear back and forth to work the oil in. Good Luck in your adventure.
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I have 4 toilets - but just one has started having a knock (SOMETIMES) when it is flushed.
Much depends on the type of cistern fill valve and where the knock is emanating from but generally the cause is wear in the valve operating mechanism resulting in a tendency for it to "dance" or oscillate while filling which causes the closing of the valve not to be "clean" or instant.
This causes a series of pressure waves in the supply pipe which if not well secured along it's length will move a little causing the knock(ing) or even a buzzing sound.
This can be more pronounced when the water pressure is high and the cistern being filled at high pressure can create powerful swirl and ripple currents within the cistern causing further wear and oscillation.
Some types of valve such as the Torbeck diaphragm type is not really suitable for a high pressure fill and these are supplied with an in-pipe restrictor to reduce the flow, thus overcoming some of the problems. Most people choose not to fit the restrictor.
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How to track a vessel efficiently?
I am no expert on such matters but I hear it isn't easy even with modern radar and satellite observation though of course much depends on the size of the vessel, the construction and the range you wish to track it as well as whether you are fixed or mobile and your elevation.
The best way is to place a radio beacon aboard and have at least three listening stations equipped with direction-finding receiving equipment.
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Continuous chirping from my ON ONA19WT001 even with new batteries
Look at the bottom of it, if it is more than 10 years old it needs replacing. If not, try vacuuming it with the brush and crevice tool of your vacuum cleaner. Also try a NEW set of Duracell batteries. I recently bought some 99 cents Panasonic from the supermarket and they lasted 2 weeks in an electric toothbrush where 2 x Duracell last 6 months!
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