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by cactus155
14 Dec 2020, 13:02
Forum: Forum Support Desk
Topic: Automatically Logging Out
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Automatically Logging Out

I did nothing but it seems to have fixed itself now.
Thanks for your help everyone
by cactus155
14 Dec 2020, 12:09
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Spectrometer
Replies: 14
Views: 3587

Re: Spectrometer

I cannot seem to be able to add the link without it saying that it is not available
Bugger

Andrew
by cactus155
10 Dec 2020, 06:41
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Spectrometer
Replies: 14
Views: 3587

Re: Spectrometer

Hello MissKat and others I did a bit of a search online and found this site and document, which has a little more information about the IEC flame absorption spectrometer/colorimeter than the actual IEC site: https://www.chemtalk.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=451/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/LQ3792-00...
by cactus155
25 Nov 2020, 12:42
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Making Electro magnets
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Making Electro magnets

I found this one site in Australia
https://www.evatco.com.au/solid-core-vi ... vered-wire

Cheers
by cactus155
24 Nov 2020, 14:08
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: CO2 Dragsters
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: CO2 Dragsters

I found some precut CO2 dragsters through Kookaburra Educational Resources, but they come it a kit. Have not found any other suppliers but I have only looked quickly. https://www.kookaburra.com.au/pitsco-me ... a-wood-kit

Hope this is a starting point
Andrew
by cactus155
13 Nov 2020, 08:13
Forum: Forum Support Desk
Topic: Automatically Logging Out
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Automatically Logging Out

Hello

For some reason the forum keeps automatically logging me out when I click on Board Index or Home when I want to go and read another forum.
Just thought I would let you know and see if there was any suggestions for a solution to this issue.

Thanks
AG
by cactus155
12 Nov 2020, 11:38
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Gloves

Hi all, I know this is ChemTalk by Westlab and I am not having a go at them and I also know we are in a pandemic situation. However does anyone know a decent supplier of disposable gloves ATM? I am thinking more of Nitrile Gloves and Westlab seem to have 2 brands available and 1 is only available in...
by cactus155
04 Jun 2020, 09:28
Forum: The Lab Tech Position
Topic: What is the name of your roles
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

What is the name of your roles

I am just interested in seeing what other States call the role of 'Laboratory Technician'
Because I am possibly looking at changing states at some time in the future and would love to know what to actually look for on Government job sites etc.

Thanks in advance
by cactus155
24 Apr 2020, 09:41
Forum: Announcements
Topic: STEM 2020 On Demand: Strategies for a Rapidly Changing World
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

STEM 2020 On Demand: Strategies for a Rapidly Changing World

Not sure if anyone is interested or even knows about this conference: This online conference starts on the 27th April 2020 and will be available until end of May. You need to search for STEM 2020 on Demand in your favourite search engine or hopefully this link https://stem2020.com.au/ Great list of ...
by cactus155
05 Sep 2019, 13:49
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Seeking Help
Replies: 0
Views: 4040

Seeking Help

I have a few Griffin & George Control Transformers with Bulb Holders (XFU-520-504U) for use with Spectral Lamps and cannot figure out how to use the shields that are meant to be used with this. The Physics Teacher cannot figure it out either. I hope someone can provide some guidance. I tried to uplo...
by cactus155
08 Aug 2019, 14:39
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Rubber Stoppers
Replies: 18
Views: 8121

Re: Rubber Stoppers

Hi all late to the party of the Westlab Stoppers, so late I just ordered them today. This is after the Chemistry Class trying to find the Molar Volume of Hydrogen and the gas syringes leaking, most likely from the degraded rubber stoppers attached. However, as they wish to do it again tomorrow I hav...
by cactus155
31 Jan 2019, 11:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Work load
Replies: 7
Views: 4802

Re: Work load

I cannot help much as I am in Tasmania, but wow that sounds like a huge job for just 1 lab tech. I can tell you I have previously done tasks outside my science role (cooking bbqs, repairing lockers, cutting locker keys and cutting locks when students lose their keys) but eventually, I said enough wa...
by cactus155
30 Oct 2018, 09:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: First aid kits in prep rooms
Replies: 4
Views: 3872

Re: First aid kits in prep rooms

We have a wall mounted metal cabinet in the prep room and also a portable 'tackle' type box one that is available also. They are similarly stocked as others and checked by one of the Teacher Assistants every term unless we say we used something specific like all the tape and then it is restocked as ...
by cactus155
17 Oct 2018, 14:28
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Quadrats?
Replies: 23
Views: 7597

Re: Quadrats?

Wow quadrats, Teacher cannot remember what she used last year and considering I was here and I told her what we had she was not impressed. We had wooden squares, with bolts and nuts in corners, that could be collapsed and have had since I started here. She said this year that they were not acceptabl...
by cactus155
16 Oct 2018, 08:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Replies: 35
Views: 12608

Re: PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Go to CONASTA if you can, I went to my first one in Sydney this year and while it is aimed at Teachers, there are a number of workshops that are useful for Lab Techs to do. Fire polishing is what its called I believe, just don't pick up the glass stirring rod by the wrong end. I have put down visiti...
by cactus155
03 Oct 2018, 11:04
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome back everyone to chemtalk
Replies: 26
Views: 10119

Re: Welcome back everyone to chemtalk

Great to have it back, although I had to send an email to find my username as I needed that to reset my password, as I last used it in 2011
by cactus155
03 Oct 2018, 11:01
Forum: Free classifieds - 4 sale/swap/wanted/giveaway
Topic: The Elements of Chemistry col 1 & 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: The Elements of Chemistry col 1 & 2

If you are using this book still, I would suggest tracking down a copy of Elements of Chemistry Teachers Guide Volume 1, as this is helpful with more details around experiments. We still use it here occasionally and I found a copy online at the National Library of Australia, but it cost like $44 to ...
by cactus155
03 Oct 2018, 10:54
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Repairs to Science equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 16041

Re: Repairs to Science equipment

Sounds magnificent Ocker
by cactus155
10 Mar 2011, 14:16
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Dynaflow Fume Cupboards
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Dynaflow Fume Cupboards

Thanks everyone I asked an electrician who was on site as part of the BER stuff and he called someone from the company who installed them and they figured out a way to reset it.
Thanks again
by cactus155
10 Mar 2011, 10:49
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Dynaflow Fume Cupboards
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Dynaflow Fume Cupboards

Thanks to both of you so far. Rita, I checked the emergency isolator and reset the button but to no avail. I watched what the student did and they pressed a combination of the buttons on the panel and then the alarm started sounding. I have even switched off the power at the switchboard and that did...