|Issue No 41||26 November 1999|
Tools for Timor Plea
Workers are being asked to donate tools and building equipment to the Australian Navy to assist in the rebuilding of East Timor.
Senior navy officers have been in discussions with the CFMEU and Labor Council after the crew of thew HMAS Newcastle decided to throw themselves into the reconstruction effort.
They are planning to transport a quantity of building, plumbing and electrical equipment when they sale on the HMAS Newcastle from Garden Island on December 10.
Labor Council's is coordinating union support for this mission, while Phil Davey from the CFMEU is working closely with the Navy. Anyone willing to donate the following supplies can contact Phil on 0414 867188.
TIMOR SUPPLIES Note: All dimensions in Millimetres
Metal supplies (all steel only req'd if generator available) Wood supplies
25 x 74 box section tubing - 45 x 90 Radiata pine
25 x 25 box section tubing - 100 x 100 Posts, softwood/hardwood
50 x 50 box section tubing - 50 x 175 softwood/hardwood
Polycarbonate sheeting (roofing) - Marine Ply, 1800 x 1200 x 12 (walls)
Alsnite sheeting (roofing) - Marine Ply, 2400 x 1200 x 19 (flooring)
Tech screws, various - fibro sheeting, 2400 x 1200 x 4.5
Stirrups for uprights - 25 x 100 softwood/hardwood
25 x25 angle, mild - 50 x 200 softwood/hardwood
50 x 50 angle, mild - Wood Glue
Reinforced iron (Reo for concrete) - No More Nails
Saddles for Reo (10-20 bags) - Silastic, No more Gaps, Caulking
Reo lockwire (plus tools) - Caulking Gun
100 x 75 Angle iron, mild - Doors, external/internal
Nails, various 25, 50, 75, 100mm x 10kg ea - Roof support brackets/Cyclone straps
Clouts - Black steel fencing pickets, 2 metre
Gang nails - Hardiboard
Galvanised Roofing Nails 50 x 2.5mm x 20kg - 60mm x 25 mm hardwood for bracing/boxing cement
Door hinges, various & screws - Coach screws
Plain fencing wire, various gauges
HAND TOOLS REQUIRED
Shovels (regular & long-handled for post holes) Misc Equipment
Spades, picks, mattock - PVC piping, 100, 50, 25
Wood saws, hand - PVC Joiners, Tees, Elbows,caps
Buckets, plastic - PVC glue, PVC valves & taps
Post hole digger - PVC Threaded fittings
Hand boring jig (for digging wells) - Paint, assorted (Mainly exterior, water-based)
Generator (diesel preferred) to power welder - Heat shrink, all sizes
Hand pumps for water from wells/bores - Cable clips, all sizes
Welding equipment - Cable tie gun
Circular saw - PVC reducing joints, 100mm - 50mm
Drills, electric/cordless & hand Copper Pipe
Drill sets, high speed wood/metal/masonry - 10mm x 50m
Straight edges - 20mm x 50m
Squares - Copper pipe compatible taps
String lines - 10mm elbows/10mm saddles
Spirit levels - 20mm elbows/20mm saddles
Tech gun (for tech screws) and driver - Joiners, assorted
Safety Gloves/Glasses - Premix cement
Hand files & Handles - Cement 50kg bags x 40 (1 pallet) with angle metal (foundations)
Hacksaws - Lead Lights
Axes, rakes, picks - Chain Saw
Chisels, wood & metal - Mallets
Nuts & Bolts, 5mm and 10mm - String level
Rope, various - Camel Backs
Acro props - Tape measures
Corrugated iron - Wire Cutters
Seizing wire - Sheet metal cutters
Pliers - Screwdrivers
Tinsnips - Sawhorses
Spanners - Masonry Drill (Hilti)
Sockets - 9" Masonry Discs to fit grinder x 40
Earmuffs - Crow bars
Garden hose (plus fittings) - Plasticiser
Portable Generator (240v) - 50m industrial black plastic
Wheel barrows - 50m 'Spaghetti' for masonry
Extension cords - Teflon tape
Oxy/acetylene Unit - Pipe benders/cutters
Dyna Bolts, 100mm x 10mm & 200mm x 12mm - Self-tapping screws, timber/metal various sizes
Cement Mixer - Sledge hammers
Cement Trails and Corners
Fuel Caddies/Jerry Cans
TIMOR COMMUNICATIONS/TV REQUIRMENTS
4/6/8 core (solid)standard telephone cable (+600M)
4 core FLAT cable (+200M)
20 x standard telephones
Coaxial cable 75 Ohm
Ribbon cable 300 Ohm
Coaxial Cable RG 59/50 Ohm
6 way RG 12 modular connectors
4 way RG 11 modular connectors
12 way terminal blocks, large quantity req'd
Silicon crimp lugs, for solid core cable
"F" type, "Male"
"F" Type "Female"
75 Ohm "Male"
75 Ohm "Female"
BNC "Male" solder type
BNC "Female" solder type
Crimp termination, assorted
RCA, Male & Female
RG 11/12 crimping tool
Rechargeable soldering iron
Mini gas torch and gas
Coax crimp tools/Coax strippers
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