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07-08-08, 03:29 PM
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Posted By WDIBAA

If the lumber for this project costs less than...

If the lumber for this project costs less than commercially available shutters you'll be paying yourself negative dollars per hour.
In other words, you'll go into debt (to yourself).
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Views: 2,926
Posted By WDIBAA

Symptoms please??? Cyberspace entities are...

Symptoms please???
Cyberspace entities are standing by, waiting for your reply!!!
07-08-08, 03:20 PM
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Views: 8,502
Posted By WDIBAA

You could build a framework of 1x3 trim painted...

You could build a framework of 1x3 trim painted to look like it belongs there.
The bottom can rest on the floor so it needs very few fasteners for stabilizing it, but the top will need to be...
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Views: 1,249
Posted By WDIBAA

no hiding guidelines, just mounting guidelines

All four mounting holes must land on a material strong enough to anchor this thing to the wall.
If one hole doesn't meet this spec, all holes must be moved.
So, poke through the drywall with a very...
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Views: 841
Posted By WDIBAA

Bulge with unknown root cause; replace whole unit.

Bulge with unknown root cause; replace whole unit.
07-08-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By WDIBAA

Input: 16 watt, Output: 12 VDC @ 800mA= 9.6 watt,...

Input: 16 watt, Output: 12 VDC @ 800mA= 9.6 watt, so 100(9.6/16) = 60% efficient.

Not up to PoCo standards, but good enough for guv'mint wuk.
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Views: 1,072
Posted By WDIBAA

I don't follow my own advice

The first step is to call Oster and ask for a price on every assembly inside the case.
If the cheapest part costs more than you want to spend to fix this thing. . .well. . .
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Views: 9,361
Posted By WDIBAA

rock bottom price plus your labor

Books on this type of task will tell you what special tools you'd need to buy or rent.

JC Whitney sells rebuilt kits, so this is your lowest price on parts.

Pulling and replacing the trans in a...
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Views: 5,780
Posted By WDIBAA

where the neutral safety

My guess is on the transmission, possibly accessible from the passenger compartment.
I've not used it yet but Autozone online probably knows for sure.

If you go poking around in the wiring you...
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Views: 940
Posted By WDIBAA

So far, so good

Did the battery go dead from non-use or because this boat-machine-without-headlights wasn't charging it (if it does have an alternator)?
07-08-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By WDIBAA

It reads .000VAC when the leads are touched together

Autozero is working!

Also, on the current range with no leads connected you should read 0.

Shorting the leads=short circuit=zero volts, by definition.
Open leads=open circuit= zero current, by...
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Views: 1,072
Posted By WDIBAA

Before you open, check with an ohmmeter if there...

Before you open, check with an ohmmeter if there is any continuity across the prongs of the plug with the switch on.

The ohmmeter can fool you if there is a solid-state speed control inside, but...
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Posted By WDIBAA

I used a microswitch on the floor by the door...

I used a microswitch on the floor by the door hinges to control the lights.
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=microswitch&gbv=2
Less complexity, more reliability.

The NEC has a lot of...
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Views: 9,361
Posted By WDIBAA

Never rebuilt an automatic, but I've seen tests...

Never rebuilt an automatic, but I've seen tests with gauges that seem to allow sorting through the couldbe/probablynot choices with some certainty.

For this many bucks you might want to pay for...
07-08-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By WDIBAA

I understand what you are trying to say, but i...

I understand what you are trying to say, but i just wanted a picture to show a customer.
Don't have any, sorry, but they might be available under Google Images.

The regular joe doesn't trust...
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Views: 2,891
Posted By WDIBAA

Bathroom ceiling fan whose motor bearings are beyond the wear limits

It's a Nutone Model 8830, the ceiling hole is 7" x 8-3/4", and the area above the fan is accessible.

I'd like to hear from people who have chased wild geese of this type. My choices seems to be...
07-07-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,401
Posted By WDIBAA

this might work. . .

I guess you could check for genuine leakage current in the cable between the GF and X-10 with a milliammeter. If no leakage, then. . .

In other parts of Cyberspace there's a controversy over...
07-07-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By WDIBAA

Say wha?.......

I guess I was doing the burning before I did the pillaging.

There are microohmmeters that can measure the resistance of a nickel, from one edge to the other, but they all need "Kelvin clips",...
07-07-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,526
Posted By WDIBAA

Maybe. . .

Nicads that are charged in parallel or series-parallel and discharged in series through your load,
this charge/discharge function being done by a slow-moving electromechanical switch or relays...
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Views: 5,780
Posted By WDIBAA

neutral safety switch

I can't imagine any other cause.
07-07-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,526
Posted By WDIBAA

Small DC motor hooked to small AC gen and then...

Small DC motor hooked to small AC gen and then rectify the output?
But, you'd still need a regulator or governor of sorts, and it would make some noise.
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Views: 810
Posted By WDIBAA

You need to bleed the air from the...

You need
to bleed

the air from the piping and nozzle assembly.
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Views: 965
Posted By WDIBAA

Changed the coil and made no difference

So the problem is upstream of the coil
or the upstream fault fried the new coil
or the new coil was also bad (not likely).

Check new and old coil primary and secondary resistance and check for...
07-07-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By WDIBAA

You seem to be saying that backstabbed...

You seem to be saying that backstabbed receptacles have a higher contact impedance than screw terminals. If the pressure closing the contact between wire and backstabbed spring contact is less than...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,471
Posted By WDIBAA

get the screws lined up

I have also found that if you tighten all the screws all the way down the lock doesn't work because it binds, so

Tighten,
try it,
realign,
tighten,
try it
. . .
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