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Feb
22
comment How do I cut Semi-Rigid Aluminium Ducting?
@Snowman : It looks like what I've used before are actually 'super nibblers'. Here's a video showing the difference between the two : youtube.com/watch?v=zREw9gfry7k
Feb
22
comment How do I cut Semi-Rigid Aluminium Ducting?
@Snowman : just be careful of the red handled snips -- Wiss also makes heavy duty ones that have a red handle. If the cutting portion is rather shorter than normal, it's probably heavy-duty, not the ones intended to cut left.
Feb
22
comment How do I cut Semi-Rigid Aluminium Ducting?
Instead of a file, there's an item called a 'deburring tool' which is a handle with a little bit of a hook-like tip on it that can freely spin. You just hold it at a 45deg. angle to the cut edge, and use it to scrape off the sharp bit. Then tip it towards the other sharp edge, and run it down that side, too. Of course, you might still need the file because if you mis-cut, and leave a little spike of metal, the or don't have an otherwise smooth edge, the deburring tool won't quite work.
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Feb
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comment Use baseboard to conceal wires?
related : diy.stackexchange.com/q/420/86
Dec
8
comment How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
Search Youtube or similar for 'stuck pixel fixer'. It's effectively patterns of pure red/green/blue, cycling the pixels to try to unstick them. I've success with reducing problems in panels, but I've never tried them on a projector.
Oct
17
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Oct
17
revised How can I use an American KitchenAid mixer in Denmark?
fixed typo, stressed 'claim'
Oct
17
comment How can I use an American KitchenAid mixer in Denmark?
Crap ... I missed it was VA and not W. You also have to consider that an electric motor starting up draws about 150% of its nominal rating ... so it's a 300W power supply trying to cover a ~500W load.
Oct
17
comment How can I use an American KitchenAid mixer in Denmark?
@Johnny : I suspect it's a case of either 'we think you're stupid and won't understand the real reason' or 'I'm too lazy to find out the real reason, so I'll just make stuff up and say it convincingly so you'll go away'. Unfortunately, I've worked helpdesk jobs, so I know both of those type of people exist.
Oct
14
comment How can I use an American KitchenAid mixer in Denmark?
As the KitchenAid Artisan has a 325W motor, you'd think a 500W inverter would have plenty of room ... but a motor draws about 1.5x the wattage when starting up ... so it'd draw ~487.5W. If the transformer can handle going over for a second or so, you can try a 'slow burn' or 'slow blow' fuse.
Oct
13
answered How can I use an American KitchenAid mixer in Denmark?
Sep
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Sep
8
comment How is standard washing machine “water usage” calculated?
You might have to contact the company ... I can think of two possibilities : it always uses the same amount for rinsing, therefore the usage would be (164 + load size - displacement) or that because of the displacement of clothes, they just average across all load sizes. ... and in this case, but 'displacement', I mean 'the volume taken by the items being washed'
Sep
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comment How is standard washing machine “water usage” calculated?
My washer goes through a lot more than just a single rinse cycle ... and it doesn't back fill up the whole way each time.
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Jun
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comment Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator
The jugs of water trick is for when you're going to be opening the fridge alot -- so you have thermal mass and less air that exchanges each time you open the door.
Jun
10
answered Do I install my green board before I install my shower pan?