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Old 20-01-2019, 13:35   #796
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Just finished redoing the silicon around the bathtub, this is the first time i have done it and it looks pretty good, i have a couple of bits i am not happy with but everytime i go to smooth them out i make it worse, but for now i am happy with the result.

How long does it take to go off before i can use the bath again, 24hrs?
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Old 20-01-2019, 14:23   #797
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Depends on the humidity as the setting reaction uses water from the atmosphere. By product is acetic acid (Vinegar). Usually fully set in 24hrs.
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Old 20-01-2019, 14:28   #798
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Depends on the humidity as the setting reaction uses water from the atmosphere. By product is acetic acid (Vinegar). Usually fully set in 24hrs.
Yes to be safe i will leave it 24hrs.
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Old 22-01-2019, 14:24   #799
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Car battery. Used a 12v bench supply with isolating diode (to prevent the battery reverse feeding the supply) to keep the electrics "live" during the swap. Avoids having to re-enter radio codes etc. Easy 15m job.

Turns over nice and sharp now.
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Husbands glasses. Swapped the lenses into an old prescription pair of sunglasses exactly the same shape. Not very adventurous with style is he (luckily in this case).
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The bog roll holder doesn't fall off the wall any longer!

Also replaced the floor beading around the bathroom floor as the old stuff looked terrible after getting wet over the years.
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Test probe for my Avo-Megger test meter. Accidentally trod on it and it broke in half.

Super glue had it fixed.

Good as replacement probes are VERY expensive.
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PC power supply. I'm adding an extra HDD to the XP SP3 machine that hosts my media server amongst other things but the PSU kept cutting out on startup. It's a 350W unit and the machine takes far less than that.

Pulled the PSU box and opened it up. What I saw was much what I expected: Capacitors with swollen tops. Eventually replaced 4 that showed zero value. I didn't have exact replacements for two of them (680uF vs 1,000uF) but I reasoned that some value was better than none. Next time I order some components I'll tag a few of these.

Replaced unit in PC and it all works fine now. New 2T HDD is partitioned and formatted. Now just copying data.
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1090MHz masthead pre-amp which was supposed to be weatherproof.

Copious applications of contact cleaner, emery boards and some freshly reflowed solder has sorted it out plus a load of silicone sealant around the inner enclosure. Also added to the tower assemblage is a home-made j-pole for military airband - ready for a bit of listening in on Joint Warrior which starts next week
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Repaired the outflow from the pond filter. Hopefully the cats will stop jumping onto it now.
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12V 4amp Power supply (Chinese) for the LED strip lighting in the kitchen: It was coming on dim and then going to normal after a few seconds.

Took it apart and found what I expected: Bulging capacitors on the output side, both read low value so I fitted some premium grade replacements. Works fine now.
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