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by Lenp
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experimenting with Hot Glue..
Replies: 103
Views: 19017

Re: Experimenting with Hot Glue..

I use Permatex windshield silicone sealer. It is flowable and levels nicely. I have used it for years for some potting applications and never experienced corrosion issues. Most silicones require humidy to cure so exposed surfaces cure first then it gradually cures deeper and heat will not accelerate...
by Lenp
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line Array - Anyone have experience?
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Line Array - Anyone have experience?

Since my post started some chatter...what about the Drain Pipe Eight, also from PE I believe?
by Lenp
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Wire Wrap Stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Wire Wrap Stuff

I just uncovered an old stash of wire wrap tools; A hand operated wrap gun, and bits, a hand wrapper, un-wrapper and maybe more.
Since posting pictures here seems to be a problem, if you're interested just PM me and I'll send a snap.
Swap,trade,buy...whatever works!
Len
by Lenp
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line Array - Anyone have experience?
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Line Array - Anyone have experience?

Anyone remember the 'Sweet 16" system from Popular Electronics?
by Lenp
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wireless door button - several failed.
Replies: 17
Views: 945

Re: wireless door button - several failed.

Quick fix...

Make sign

+------------+
| PLEASE |
| KNOCK! |
+------------+
by Lenp
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...

Regarding the Weller soldering gun. Wind a coil of bare #12-10 copper wire about 1.5" diameter and 2" long. Coils cannot touch, and shape the ends to fit the soldering gun barrels. It's a really fast and clean shrink tube heater, or for forming plastic rod and tubing! Make different shaped coils for...
by Lenp
Wed May 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

Re: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?

If I have the time and inclination I will try to keep them in a conversation as long as possible. I get pretty creatives sometimes, and have trouble suppressing my laugh! I once had the 'Microsoft Guy' holding for about 15 minutes, while I went to 'look for my credit cards' so he could get paid to d...
by Lenp
Fri May 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: client??
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

client??

I'm running win7 and I see 'client' with no extension in the application window of task manager sometimes it goes away briefly and sometimes there are two of them. Nothing closes it and no services or processes are linked to it. I ran 'What's Running' that gives an in depth look at what's happening ...
by Lenp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

Re: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?

Maybe they are busy answering telemarketer's calls, I know I sure am! :mad:
by Lenp
Sun May 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To evaluate performance of used 18650 cells...
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: To evaluate performance of used 18650 cells...

If you have enough cells, use, and time, it may be marginally worthwhile. If you are intent on doing this I wouldn't over think it. Consider them to be like dollar store batteries; Just charge it, if it works use it, if not pitch it in the recycle bin. Even if they are free, at the going price of ar...
by Lenp
Thu May 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Mini-Rant

As an aside to all this, I have a rather collectable portable razor and blade sharpener. It's a metal case with a very simple single edge razor that uses a thick steel blade. When the blade dulls you put it into the case and pull back and forth a slide that strops both sides of the blade, making it ...
by Lenp
Thu May 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saga of a DC motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Saga of a DC motor

Indeed that's a time honored troubleshooting shortcut. I repaired fire alarm systems and we had a ton of smoke detectors in one building, unfortunately all on one zone! The detector's alarm relay was supposed to latch when tripped and illuminate a light on the detector so it could be located. Somepl...
by Lenp
Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saga of a DC motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Saga of a DC motor

I do some industrial repairs and recently serviced a DC drive system with a German 180VDC variable speed 1Hp motor running a paper feeder in a bindery folding machine. The DC drive control had a blown fuse and resistance tests show that the motor armature was shorted showing around 0.2 ohms across t...
by Lenp
Wed May 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Mini-Rant

Since things are a bit slow, I thought that I would throw this out for whatever reason is acceptable! I have a Gillette Fusion razor. As a matter of fact, I have had several and all were gifts or promos. These are Gillette's wondrous battery motor driven conventional looking shaver with a vibrating ...
by Lenp
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MCM / Newark / Element 14...
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

MCM / Newark / Element 14...

So now that the MCM we knew for years is now under the Newark / Farnell / Element 14 group, what's your opinion?
Good, Bad, Indifferent?