Keeping cells in good condition

In a full charged, healthy battery the positive plates have a chocolate colour, and the negative plates are of light or bluish grey. Any deposit at the bottom of a cell should be brown. The cells will not give off gas during discharge or when idle – except for a short while after a full … Read more

THE CARE AND UPKEEP OF A PRIVATE ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT

THE four main items of a private generating plant are: (1) the engine; (2) the dynamo; (3) the switchboard; (4) the battery. As regards the engine. If the makers directions about cleaning, lubrication and the occasional examination of certain parts are followed out, this should give very little trouble. The governor and fuel pump, when … Read more

Brewing Beer Concise Guide

If making beer for the first time, simplicity is the keynote and the instructions and suggestions given here are based on this assumption. Beermaking kits containing ingredients, equipment and instructions also make a good introduction to the hobby and, if you find you enjoy it, there are lots of ways to experiment and add variety … Read more