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Why do compress air cans always seem to avoid mentioning their main use? [closed]

In the last couple of years, I've finally started buying cans of compressed air to blow out the dust from inside my computer, instead of using my lungs as I have done in all the years past. It feels ...
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Internet wall box damaged, wet [closed]

Water spilled on the box on the wall that my Ethernet ports are in (internet gateway?). Now the internet doesn't work. I tried drying it as much as possible but it's connected to the wall so that's ...
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How long can a new fridge in original packaging be stored? [duplicate]

I have a new fridge, and I haven't even opened the packaging. For how long can it be stored as it is, without causing damage? It's my second fridge and I don't need this one.
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Why does my LED lamp flash with new driver?

The driver for my LED lamp was broken and I ordered a new one online. Here you can see the specifications of the old one: I tried to match these specifications as good as possible and bought the ...
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I replaced our burnt-out dishwasher detergent dispenser with a new unit, yet the dispenser door still won't open during the wash cycle. What's wrong?

The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid ...
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Apartment electricity potentially harming electronics; how to fix?

I've been having some issues with the electricity in my apartment (potentially 1950's built) going to my electronics. I have two laptops (one of which is my work laptop) and an iPhone. Laptops are ...
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Internal lock with modified flat bolt?lock

I have a surplus military case that I want to house a group of sensors inside and strapped to my car's roof rack. It's painted to avoid looking like anything but a typical cargo box. I'd like to add a ...
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Doorbell switch internals

Attached is a picture of a doorbell push button wiring. What are these circuit components (circled with red) for? Isn't this just a simple mechanical switch?
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Converting generator power to "clean" power for sensitive electronics

I have a Duromax "Beast" power generator that I've been using to run my home during power outages due to storms, etc. From the start, I decided to do things right and had an electrician ...
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Charging a battery bank with Solar Cells

So essentially bought one of these "solar battery banks" for a weather station project i am working on. Long story short the power output for the built in cell is awful. Now the question is,...
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Can a honda iAVR generator safely run a computer?

Honda advertises their iAVR generators as producing stable enough power to run a computer. For example, see "applications" section at https://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/...
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How can I muffle a speaker on a small TV?

I need background noise when I work and I often use a small TV in my study, either playing DVDs of old TV shows or tuned to a nostalgia channel. I don't want sound to be too loud, though. I recently ...
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