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Nov
14
comment How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
Ignore the rollers or levels on them too. I have some at home I may be able to include some pictures on how to remove the extra pieces tonight.
Nov
14
comment How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
RadioShack has them from 4.04 - 6.92 USD but show as web only from RadioShack.com
Nov
14
comment How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
sparkfun.com/products/9506 sparkfun.com/products/9414 $1.50 + shipping
Nov
14
comment Is it necessary to replace a hot tub pump if its seal has a leak?
If the electronics/windings for the motor portion aren't comprised you should be about to rebuild the pump with just replacing seals. Some motors and/or pumps are designed to not allow rebuilds in which case you'd need to replace.
Nov
14
comment How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
I agree to not bypass or jury rig it, but you still have a decent chance of properly fixing it.
Nov
14
answered How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
Nov
13
answered Repairing a boom lamp that keeps falling
Nov
11
comment Repairing a boom lamp that keeps falling
Another solution may be to use a rubber washer, even an o-ring. That will absorb the small vibrations that typically allow screws to loosen as well as provide better friction. Rubber, silicon, or felt should work.
Nov
5
comment What is the best way to clean a dryer vent?
If you have a shop vac, I'd just blow it out with that. High volume over high pressure because of the size of the tube and type of blockage. A brush is a more mechanical type of cleaning and has a better potential to remove smaller build ups. Think of the cholesterol medicine ads showing an artery blockage, there is still plenty of room to allow things to pass but also a chance for things to get caught easier and cause a blockage.
Oct
31
comment How can I build a fence next to existing neighboring fences?
Added 2 images, 1 really nice but impractical for most people and another more practical approach which is just cutting down a tall fence board at whatever angle you like. I was thinking more of a 1/4 panel (~2ft) between the 6' fence and a 4' post for a gate.
Oct
31
revised How can I build a fence next to existing neighboring fences?
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Oct
28
answered How can I build a fence next to existing neighboring fences?
Oct
28
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Oct
9
comment How to remove two-component adhesive from a stainless steel surface?
If the glue is hard like epoxy, you'll only have to rough up the surface slightly to reattach something.
Oct
7
comment Any problem with installing two identical circuit breakers in series?
@bib Why do you make toast with hairdryers?
Oct
7
comment What can I use for a very small access panel?
Then put a sticker over it so everyone knows: gothamist.com/attachments/Jen%20Chung/2006_02_gotgas.jpg
Oct
6
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Oct
4
comment Are torch-on-roofs the best solution for a low pitched roof?
I have a near flat roof 1" over 24" and my metal roof works fine. Replaced a tar & gravel roof 3 years ago.
Oct
1
revised Why am I seeing voltage on the neutral wire from my 3 phase power supply?
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Oct
1
comment Is it necessary to keep tools lubricated?
It depends on how you treat and where you store your tools. For the average person, the worst condition their tools will experience is the boat ride from China and the drilled out hinge point is typically the only area of metal uncoated so it is oiled before shipping. Now if we get away from hand tools especially talking about pneumatic tools then yeah, almost all should be oiled regularly.