JUST A WORD OF THANKS

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This morning I'm supposed to be fixing my trailer electric brakes after I left the manual brake on an towed the trailer for an hour and a quarter.

 

However I got itchy to redo some of my interrupt driven serial communication, and I was surprised at how much easier it was for me to do now. Reduced size and easier to follow. I laughed at my previous code and you guys came to my thoughts. 

 

A lot of what I've learned was not in the books or the data sheets, and you guys gave your time to help me out and educate me. I guess sometimes I've been irritating with my thoughts and ideas, and if so please accept my apologises. Us beginners must get irritating at times.

 

And a big word of thanks to all who've helped me, I'm sitting here feeling very contented and I wouldn't be if it wasn't for you lot.

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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I left the manual brake on and towed the trailer for an hour and a quarter.

 

Woops...

 

Obviously, your tug had too much power.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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The handbrake isn't that good and you have to tug on the handle like mad to make the brake shoes grip. Plus it only does the 2 front wheels (tandem trailer). The towing vehicle doesn't seem to notice the difference but the heat build up is very significant. Anything plastic melted, thus the brake magnet wires insulation melted and shorted out. Wouldn't care but I've just replaced all four electric brakes completely, backplates, drums and everything. Also lost a days work and had a very unhappy customer when I drove out the gate at 6.30am and realised I had no brakes LOL. But to be honest I didn't care because in my industry the custom craps on us all the time. It's interesting how they react when the shoe's on the other foot.

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What industry is that?

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Hourly hire excavation.

 

They book you and can cancel you and you get nothing (standard in the industry). Of course in the meantime you turn down 2 or 3 other available jobs because you were booked. When you go to try and get the other jobs they are gone and you end up without any work.

 

Then you get the old "the jobs is 1-2 days, or 2-3 days, etc. They normally don't know until the early to mid afternoon if they need you for the following day. So you can't accept bookings because you MAY be needed for the next day. When they finally tell you they don't need you tomorrow it's often too late to get a job. You're out of work again.

 

This is all very standard in hourly hire excavation. I've tried talking to customers many times about it but they don't give a toss.

 

It OK for them to put you out of work left, right and centre, but when you let them down, you're an absolute dick. 

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As I was once told "You need a better class of client." And yes I know it is easy to say compared to doing...

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia