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  0 Thread: Mower won’t turn off
Post: RE: Mower won’t turn off

Reminds me of the mower I used as a kid (my Dad's). We had a shovel that we'd use to short out the spark plug to turn it off :) He ended up replacing it rather than fixing it.
appletonrc Home Improvement 14 3,300 06-24-2020, 08:52 PM
  0 Thread: Gas grill problem
Post: RE: Gas grill problem

Could it be a bad regulator? It's usually the disk in line with the hose going to the tank.
appletonrc Home Improvement 14 3,223 05-27-2020, 10:26 PM
  0 Thread: Bookcase tip over hazard?
Post: RE: Bookcase tip over hazard?

Anything that is taller than wide, I put an anchor in the wall. Cheap insurance to keep the kids safe. There are basic kits that you can get that use a zip tie between a couple of loops that go bot...
appletonrc Woodworking 19 5,157 01-08-2020, 10:17 PM
  0 Thread: Air Filter
Post: RE: Air Filter

i've had the Jet 1000 CFM model for probably 20 years. The starter capacitor on the blower motor just took a dump but I was able to get a replacement capacitor and get it back up and running for 10 b...
appletonrc Woodworking 7 2,353 01-08-2020, 10:12 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking as a hobby -- is it dying out?
Post: RE: Woodworking as a hobby -- is it dying out?

I work for an engineering firm and we have probably 20 out of 200 that are wood workers. Probably another 30-50 that are doing work on their first houses. We also have a few maker spaces in town. I...
appletonrc Woodworking 77 24,472 12-29-2019, 11:40 PM
  0 Thread: Small screwdriver/drill
Post: RE: Small screwdriver/drill

I bought the M12 drill and driver from Milwaukee and use the crap out of each of them. Compared to my 20+ year old 14v dewault, the MT drill has plenty of snot. The little impact drives screws with ...
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 13 3,853 11-20-2019, 10:56 PM
  0 Thread: Jet AFS-1000B replacement board?
Post: RE: Jet AFS-1000B replacement board?

I replaced the capacitors on mine a few months back. Ordered the first one on the board, didn't fix it. Ordered the one on the fan and all is better. You do need to be handy with a soldering iron t...
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 5 2,828 10-21-2019, 08:25 PM
  0 Thread: Vac / dust collector adapters
Post: RE: Vac / dust collector adapters

I've been 3D printing my adapters. Sometimes it's a little trial and error to get it to work, but it's handy having the printer at my house.
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 7 2,649 08-18-2019, 10:22 PM
  0 Thread: Under cab. Fluorescent replacement?
Post: RE: Under cab. Fluorescent replacement?

Many of the lights on Amazon aren't UL listed... any concerns putting something like that in? I have some florescent fixtures I'd like to replace with LED.
appletonrc Home Improvement 5 1,893 06-27-2019, 10:46 PM
  0 Thread: JET Air Cleaner fire hazard?
Post: RE: JET Air Cleaner fire hazard?

I will follow the others. I've had it for at least 15 years and only this year the starter capacitor failed. It was about a $10 part. Many of the board failures are due to a capacitor on that b...
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 21 7,826 06-10-2019, 10:02 PM
  0 Thread: Circular saw kickback?
Post: Circular saw kickback?

I'm a fan of this youtube channel, though I'm not fully sold on this one.  When I've used my circular saw, most of your weight is above the saw and if it does bind, I've had a pretty good handle on it...
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 25 6,478 02-18-2019, 11:03 PM
  0 Thread: Pool sticks
Post: RE: Pool sticks

I did a project in college at Schmelke in WI. From I remember, they were pretty selective on the shaft material. Hard maple I believe, and then the blanks had to be just right. I do see they have s...
appletonrc Woodworking 8 2,457 02-18-2019, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: What is it?
Post: RE: What is it?

Yep, push stick. https://www.toolbarn.com/kreg-kma1000.html/
appletonrc Woodworking 15 6,079 02-18-2019, 10:37 PM
  0 Thread: Garage door squeaks...
Post: RE: Garage door squeaks...

(01-22-2019, 08:53 PM)EdL Wrote: Spray lithium grease on the rollers. Spring lube on the torsion springs, that might be what the pb stuff is for. Ed +1 for the spring, don't forget it.  It can bi...
appletonrc Home Improvement 7 2,455 01-22-2019, 10:51 PM
  0 Thread: Simple thermostat for shop heater?
Post: RE: Simple thermostat for shop heater?

A friend of mine put one together with a normal house thermostat and a relay large enough to handle the load. The furnace thermostat triggered the relay, turning on the heat. I have been planning on...
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 31 9,306 01-19-2019, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: Table Saw Cannon
Post: RE: Table Saw Cannon

I've seen a few of his other videos going down you tube rat holes. The one I remember is pouring molten lead in an aquarium. It made a cool looking design as it cooled. And yeah, this is his job....
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 10 4,137 01-01-2019, 11:19 PM
  0 Thread: Got old, toilet shrunk
Post: RE: Got old, toilet shrunk

At 6'3" the tall bowl is awesome. We have one tall bowl with elongated seat in the house and it's the most popular crapper in the house.
appletonrc Home Improvement 9 3,641 11-01-2018, 09:38 PM
  0 Thread: Fire Extinguisher reminder
Post: RE: Fire Extinguisher reminder

I always put the date on the fire extinguishers as well... crazy how fast the time goes and especially when it's something that just hangs on the wall. Same for smoke detectors and batteries that go ...
appletonrc Home Improvement 7 3,092 10-02-2018, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Air Tool Oil
Post: RE: Air Tool Oil

Black bottle, red flip up top... sounds like what I have in the shop. I don't remember it being an issue to source it. Any big box should have something.
appletonrc Woodworking Power Tools 11 4,123 08-29-2018, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: Lost my enthusiasm
Post: RE: Lost my enthusiasm

Heck, if you truly loved playing with the tools.. .do what you love? Who says you have to actually make something. That is what normally happens but it you just want to spend a hour messing around i...
appletonrc Woodworking 44 18,118 07-12-2018, 10:53 PM

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