BCM50 / BCM200 / BCM400 / BCM450 nnsupport Password Of The Day

The following was discovered by Zman37 on the TekTips forum. I’ve reposted it here to ensure it’s survival! Alright, I figured it out! The “shared sec” turned out to be the Nortel Support Challenge key. I tested this algorithm on a BCM50 R3 and R6 and it works on both of them, so I believe […]

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BCM50 CDR – Call Detail Recording – Pull Data Demystified!

The Nortel BCM50 is a workhorse of a phone system. Designed for small businesses, it took customers from their older MICS/CISC/616/824 systems into the IP age. Based around a Linux Operating system running ported code from the NT based BCM200/BCM400 family, the BCM50 (and it’s bigger brother, the BCM450) allowed customers to utilise their existing […]

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The new Workbench has Landed! (Mostly)

So I’ve been hankering after a bigger workbench in the man cave for a little while, and the time has finally come! I did some designs in Visio, which came out with two diagrams. One for the Workbench top, and one for the frame. With those drawing done, and superimposed on my man cave floor […]

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Record 10″ G-Clamp Restoration

Well, with a successful visit to the Trench Lane Car Boot this morning, I picked up a 10″ Record G-Clamp for the princely sum of £3! It’s a little twisted, but I’ve decided not to attempt to fix this as it’s not too bad. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but this side-by-side picture […]

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Window Tinting

With a broken rear electric window needing the whole frame out in order to replace the window glass metal strip, I decided to tint the window while it was out. And as I had a helper (Thanks Rich!) we did both sides. Sadly, we’ll have to strip them out again, the quarter glass metal strip […]

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Aircon Shenanigans

So the Discovery hasn’t had working Aircon for as long as I’ve owned it, and 2 years ago I finally got round to buying the pipes, but as for fitting them… well, that didn’t happen. So I decided to crack on and sort it finally! I had to strip the whole front end off the […]

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August Man Cave Update

So this week I’ve been finalising some plans for a new workbench in the Man Cave. It’s going to go here; The workbench will stretch all round the far corner, and have overhangs around the pillars. I consulted some friends on the design, and the gist of it was that 10mm steel was the way […]

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Man Cave Update

Finally finished some bits in the Man Cave this weekend. Installed the uPVC windows (which have 60mm spacers round the edges due to the shutters. Surprisingly easy once I’d been given a few pointers on what fixings to use by a friend. As you can see, hanging down here is also the first of 2 […]

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The Man Cave

So my new Man Cave has been acquired. Many will recall the pictures of my Cellar in Bristol, but the move has meant my Cave has been upgraded to a Double Garage 🙂 Here are the “before” pics 🙂 And here are some “during” photos, at this stage we’ve moved in, and the ceiling & […]

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Clarke GWC-1 Review

So being new to welding and just setting up a workshop for the first time, I felt I needed a trolley for the welder, if only so my workshop was a bit tidier! That said, looking round, I wasn’t prepared to spend £200+ on a trolley, nor did I have time ATM to build my […]

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