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Your favorite DIY trick

Discussion in 'DIY' started by birchoak, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is? Subscriber

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    Negative, I don't do that. Never happens. That's why i specifically said I do this repair as a Hobbyist. That means since I don't do it every day, I'm have to *think* about what I'm doing - it requires a mental fortitude that isn't always there. I wouldn't get up early, repair\recap for 8 hours and then goto work? Is that really what you are saying?
     

     

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  2. elnaldo

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    I'd say never work with anything dangerous as Electricity or so when you are tired or worried with other things. You need to be at 100% (or near 90%) of your attention. It doesn't matter the hour of the day.

    Another thing I see, is that I have some moments/days of "inspiration" , to face different problems. So sometimes I put a unit apart and sometimes I pick it from the shelf and solve a problem in one hour. I can't "force" my brain to solve a problem. It's like it's working in the background and the solution comes to the surface in that moment.
     
  3. z-adamson

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    It seemed to me that you said that if you go to work, do your chores, THEN recap....you can't recap very well because your mental capacity has diminished some from being tired. But it occured to me that it likely goes both ways. If you get up, eat breakfast, recap, go to work.....your mental capacity will be diminished while at work from recapping in the morning....right?
     
  4. avionic

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    Getting more gear in the house without being caught.
     
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  5. shelly_d

    shelly_d Not An Audiophool

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  6. arts

    arts Super Member

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    Ding,not to be critical,but when the hell is THAT gonna happen!?!?:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Zenith4me

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    I usually tell my wife that I’m doing a repair for a friend. I think she she knows better though....lol.
     
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  8. Dingman

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    Absolutely, I agree with the premise.
    To be a mirror filp, I'd have to get up at about 10 pm. Work 8.5 hours and head to work. Start work at 7 AM. Dingin' right I'm not gonna be a ball of fire, LOL.
     
  9. Dingman

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    If what I hear is correct, it's when you are dead. Har
     
  10. arts

    arts Super Member

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  11. lifer70

    lifer70 What? Subscriber

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    In an effort to get this thread back on track-

    As I mature my hands don't work as good as they used to. My chop stick skills suck. I use a rubber band to hold the probes to do certain tests.
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  12. Roy Skinner

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    Yes, pictures please.
     
  13. elnaldo

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    Before cleaning or moving any preset, specially when you don't have a service manual to adjust them again, I measure the resistance in circuit at both sides of it, and keep notes of the values.

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