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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cfish wrote:
Anouther good practice with mains power is after insuring the power is off with a meter, turn your eyes away and short it with an insulated screwdriver.


When working with valve amps, it's a good idea to solder up a 2W bleeder resistor with alligator clips wired to each end. (I vaguely remember that just shorting it all the time is not good for some component, but I don't recall what.)

Make a habit of the first thing you do when the amp is showing it's guts, is to clip one end of the bleeder onto ground, and the other end onto the HT node, and leave it there until you want to power it up for testing.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i recently found out that staples are an endless source of bridges for breadboard action,

watch out for coated staples they are not conducting
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

when you drill a hole in a plastic enclosure with a 0.7mm drill bit
don't put your finger behind it.


(also made this thread a sticky)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

if u are in the situation of
spending christmas soldering on a remote island
with no elecrtonicshop on spot -
and ur soldertip has gone
to where all soldertips will go one day -
a piece of fix copper wire will do the job
until the next ship will bring u home.
tested with 2,5mm².

Very Happy
santa
happy smoker

xxsun
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

g.gabba wrote:
if u are in the situation of
spending christmas soldering on a remote island
with no elecrtonicshop on spot -
and ur soldertip has gone
to where all soldertips will go one day -
a piece of fix copper wire will do the job
until the next ship will bring u home.
tested with 2,5mm².

Very Happy
santa
happy smoker

xxsun


Sounds like the kind of thing I'd have done when I was 15, just to see if it would work! What did you use to power your DIY soldering iron?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Probably an obvious tip, but some have said I lack common sense...

When soldering onto a PCB or onto a pot or jack, etc make sure the object is secure prior to commencing soldering, otherwise the result could be quite messy



PHOBoS wrote:
when you drill a hole in a plastic enclosure with a 0.7mm drill bit
don't put your finger behind it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

no no!
only the tip!
only!

the rest should be prefabricated!

otherwise u risc to feel like him
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have not been on in a while. Ya all have no idea how good it made me feel to see people still posting on this thread.

Merry Christmas everyone.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very Happy

Happy holidays to all my fellow DIY folk! santa

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Seasons greetings all!

santa rendeer santa rendeer santa

party time!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

merry christmas from summerrainy africa @25°
afro santa happy smoker love
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

how to make pcb with Lochmaster
means u could make a stripboarddesign same time a pcb


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