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by Lenp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 55
Views: 14323

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Some more fuel for the fire... Publishing and bindery services are rapidly declining. For years I have been performing maintenance for a large local bindery, They are cutting back the work week more often now because of no work. This is a ripple down from the printers, who also are also suffering. E...
by Lenp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

The honorable relay vs technology

We have a console dehumidifier in the basement of our house. We also have two new cats...! Their litter box is in the basement. The cat's don't like, and are scared of, the dehumidifier. ....Are you getting the picture yet? To keep peace it was decided to let the humidifier run all day, since cats t...
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnetic amplifier battery charger circuit or...
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: magnetic amplifier battery charger circuit

So, where does the 'magnetic amplifier' come in to all of this?
Certainly a simple regulator would be adequate
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 18
Views: 7015

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

Yes, here in the East Verizon is doing very little to maintain the copper system. Messengers are drooping, lashing is falling off and nests of abandoned cables are wound on poles. Good pairs are hard as hard to come by as good service. They ran my copper to a fiber concentrator a mile or so away a f...
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder coating power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 3412

Re: Powder coating power supply

Look around for a scrapped electronic air filter. Check the local HVAC guy's junk pile!
The power supply is usually a modular unit.
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahooga!
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Ahooga!

Thanks, and there's proof that every job does not need a micro!
by Lenp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 18
Views: 7015

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

Seen a central office lately?
No relays, clicking, buzzing only the sound of the air handlers.
It's all solid state and when Zeuss visits, it is unfathomable what he can make happen!
Upgrades are often downgrades.
by Lenp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahooga!
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Ahooga!

I was recently involved with a vintage Ahooga horn project for a friend, and it was was a good example of a plan almost not coming together. He wanted the horn to be self-contained in a carrying bag for concealment, and a wireless remote control to sound the horn. To start with, the horn is 6 VDC at...
by Lenp
Fri May 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 57
Views: 12929

Re: Technology Backfire?

Funny story.. I had a friend that had big power lines at the rear of his property. He gathered all the extension cords he could find, hooked them up and laid them down as a coil near the tower base. He couldn't believe that he only read about 1 volt so he had me check his readings. I also read about...
by Lenp
Tue May 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Re: jack Question

Thanks all, the jack has been found at https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/jack-stereo-14-pc-mount-fender-amps-88-99 The picture is out of proportion but the measurements in the specs are almost the same as the OEM jack. It seems that Fender also uses this jack on some amps, and the only differenc...
by Lenp
Mon May 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNC Router anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: CNC Router anyone?

Yes, I am aware of many CNC forums but I was hoping to attract someone that does work similar to what I am doing. Most of the time I am cutting flat work, like front panels and enclosures for products I produce. Square or rectangular cutouts used to be a royal pain and now it's just draw and cut. Ro...
by Lenp
Sun May 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

jack Question

I have a Pyle portable amplifier in for service, with a couple of the front panerl 1/4" jacks broken. They are 1/4" TRS (Stereo) jacks, but they have two isolated switches. They have 7 terminals, Sw1, Sw2, T, R, S and it is board with a threaded barrel. The jack body measures 27mm long. 17.5 mm wide...
by Lenp
Thu May 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bud Metal Question!
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Bud Metal Question!

Years ago I struggled to repair a water spot on a piece of furniture. The more I worked, the worse it got. I caller MinWax tech support and they helped make it disappear. First, don't sand just the area, make a bigger area the repair so it blends gradually. Next don't use fine sand paper first. It b...
by Lenp
Thu May 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNC Router anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

CNC Router anyone?

Just a shout out to see if anyone in this dwindling forum is doing any CNC fabrication with a table top router. I've had mine up for about a year and have had pretty fair success cutting plastic and aluminum panels and enclosures. I would like to compare notes and discuss modifications I've done and...
by Lenp
Thu May 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 57
Views: 12929

Re: Technology Backfire?

I wound a 4 foot 1,000,000 turn coil of wire on the roof and hooked up a diode to charge the battery. It kinda works but the car turns left ok but its cranky on right ones. The GPS brings me back to where I started from in 23 hrs, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the left turn signal is a bit faster than t...