Electric motor overheating
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So my table saw motor keeps tripping my fucking breaker then its thermal switch. don't get me wrong I'm trying to run it on a 15 amp outlet when the motor itself eats up 14.8 amp. but that's max load?? I can turn the damn thing on for 30 seconds, it clicks off -breaker trips. then head over the to breaker, off - on. walk back over to the motor and flip the switch again, it will go for another 30-50 seconds before it shuts off again, but its not shutting off at the breaker the thermal switch built into the motor shuts it off...
I just replaced the bearings in the damn thing and cleaned off as much saw dust as I could get at. it does this all by itself, no load either just the motor running. its an induction motor too, no bushings.
My question is not so much about the breaker as why the damn thing is getting hot, well over 120 degrees F on the ouside shell!
It is hooked up to a 12 gauge extension cord. but that's most likely whats causing the breaker to trip. I know I should have a good 10 gauge, but them shits are expensive!
Very old iPod, trying to retrieve data
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Just so you know this iPod is old, and I mean fucking old... Like old... It's all raggedy shit. I am trying to see the data I have on there, I use to have all my certificates from my trade school, pictures, very very old conversations, and music that Id like to listen to again. My main question is... Can I actually retrieve all this data or is it way too late to think about that and I should just probably destroy it and throw it away?
This iPod stopped working one day after work, I disconnected my headphones and it froze, I let it sit until it drained out but it never turned back on... Wired it to the computer, tried charging it, wouldn't charge. Wouldn't let me do a thing with it. Tried for weeks, months, and nothing. I also tried the little thing connected to it, maybe I did it wrong, not sure. Well one day I got tired of trying, got lazy to take it somewhere and forgot about it. Now it's been almost 7 years I think, and I really would like to get back in this. Does anyone know what I could do about this? Is it long lost? Should I take it to an expert?
TLTR; My iPod fucked up 7 years ago, cant turn it on, cant connect it to the computer to see the data, how can I retrieve it again? All I have is the shown picture. I tried using the thing connected to it but it didn't work, or maybe I used it wrong.
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>mfw just finished after drilling four holes in an outer wall
Oh my god. That was hell. My ears are still ringing. My hand aches. Please give me some pointers for masonry drilling, /diy/.
How was I supposed to do it? It was really really fucking hard, literally, and I ruined my first drill bit, the second became entirely smooth and only when going at it extremely slowly did I finally manage to get all four holes drilled. Even then the drill bit ended up being semi-smooth.
So let's see here. I used the drill bit for masonry (it had a bit of a hammer head, hard to describe, but unlike the pointy one for wood, the black one for general-usage and the bronze-colored one for metal). The drill, heavy and corded, was set to the setting with the hammer next to it. I stopped every once in a while to let the drill (bit) cool off, sometimes I pressed hard, sometimes softly but mostly with a normal amount of pressure. In the end, every mm gained ended up being a victory on its own.
Surely, I must have inadequate tools or I'm a complete idiot. How do you drill in ...concrete, I guess?
DIY A/C Cooler for less than $15!
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Cheap and easy to make A/C unit.
Here's what you need:
Stuff to buy
1 Styrofoam Cooler- $2.50
1 4-inch Desk Fan- $8.00
Bag of ice (optional)- $2.00
Instructions are pretty simple, only a dummy would find this difficult
Cut hole on top big enough for the fan
and then cut a hole on the side of the cooler but make sure its high.
Fill with ice, turn on the fan and boom, Instant A/C
The more ice, the cooler.
(dont forget you can put drinks in there too)
Easy, Cheap and effective way to cool down for the summer.
And Remember, this is PORTABLE
if you want, since the desk fan is powered by USB, you can buy those portable phone chargers and use that for power!
so you can bring it to the pool or the beach!
What do you guys think??? Post your results below!!!
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Hi /diy/, I've loved contributing to the woodworking threads here, but now I need your help on something I'm not familiar with.
I bought a lawn mower at a garage sale last year, and it seemed to run great. It worked all last spring and summer, and it worked a few times this spring, but now it won't start.
Well, I guess I should have done some basic maintenance on a used mower before now, but I didn't. I open the thing up and find that it doesn't have an air filter installed for the last year of use. How fucked is it /diy/?
Will the airborne crap have gotten past the carburetor? I can take that off and clean it based off of what I've seen online, but I've never worked on small engines before. Will the lack of air filter have destroyed anything permanently?
Thanks for your help.
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I want to make an underground bunker deep in the woods.
Digging a 9 feet deep, 3x4 meter wide hole in the ground, use cement and iron bars for the walls and floor, then apply some planks/tiles to make it look good, the entry I have planned is going to be on the ceiling. So how would I go on about making the roof, considering that the roof is going to be at ground level? I don't want a moose or something to fall through it and kill me in my sleep. I can only carry about 30kg each trip to the place I've planned to build it, and it needs to fit in a backpack.
I have money, but lack experience!