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Nov
14
comment How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?
@wallyk indeed, Spell check doesn't work when I just type a different word.
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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