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u/eclectro · 2 pointsr/fixit

If it was me, I would put the bike horizontal (but make sure this is ok fluid wise, and with the manufactuerr's instruction manual), and I would use PB blaster on it for a week. And I do mean a week, and the PB Blaster brand only. I know that some may say a week is a bit long, but I have found that an extended period of time helps, as the metal expands/cools a number of days helping to draw the catalyst in.

Then I would get a dremel with this cut off wheel and use it to "notch" the head of the screw as deep as I could without hurting the surrounding metal. Then I would go to the store and find a flat head bit that will fit an impact driver, and it needs to be "impact quality" and "hardened". The impact driver needs to have a high torque..

Then, make sure that whatever bit you have fits securely in the notch you have created, use the impact wrench to break it loose, perhaps far enough that you can get the vise grips on it and finish bringing the bolt out. If you have not used an impact driver before, you should get some wood screws and a block of wood and practice so you are comfortable with it and know what to expect.

Then clean and chase the threads with the appropriate tap. And use an anti seize compound when re-installing the bolts.

I prefer this to drilling out and retapping the screw because he can get an OEM replacement bolt that will fit perfectly and not worry about the fit of a different bolt. Also, this method is actually less laborious (in my opinion) and he can always drill out and re-tap the screw if this does not work (but chances are good that it will).

I think the welding suggestion would work also, but OP may not have a welder. And if the OP wanted, he could use a regular heat gun on it a number of times (with the PB blaster) to expand and help crack the corrosion.

u/neovngr · 1 pointr/fixit

> This is what I was talking about:
> I feel like enough of those, along with some good paracord and a properly anchored hook, would do the job

Interesting thank you!! That just may do it :D I wish they said what the grommets were made of (am thinking that if they're a weak tin that they'd break easier), though if I order that and have 100 grommets I could literally put like 20 on the thing and use paracord (I've got some on-hand that'd be perfect for this) through them all to make a 'net' at the top that terminates at a hook so I can hang it from a chain (as it'll be an outside punching bag, am hanging it from a tree-limb :) )

u/PM_me_your_juicy_ass · 1 pointr/fixit

So it sounds like the outlets weren't grounded as someone already stated. The surge protector had nowhere to shunt any excess current to so it just went to your equipment. It's strange that your mother board was blown and not your power supply.

Nevertheless, I wouldn't plug a computer into any outlet unless I new it was grounded. If you do run an extension cord, there's three things to remember. Firstly, make sure the extension cord is a grounded one. Secondly, make sure the outlet is properly wired. Thirdly, make sure to make the cord as short as possible and don't cover it up with anything (rugs, carpet, etc.)

How do you check an outlet? The simplest method is to use a circuit tester. It's pretty cut and dry and it's a non-invasive way to make sure every wire is in the right place.

u/glennkg · 1 pointr/fixit

These do a great job also until the head is fully rounded out

TEKTON 2905 3/8-Inch Drive Manual Hand Impact Driver Set, 7-Piece

u/DasGoon · 1 pointr/fixit

Check out JB Weld. Best damn epoxy ever. Used it to fix a similar problem on an old Dell. Just make sure you clean and sand each piece you apply it to. The sanding is to rough up the surface so you get a better bond.

u/whitesombrero · 2 pointsr/fixit

One thing I need to mention with out trying to insult you, but lamps are very easy to work with. You can use anything your creative minds wants you to make as a lamp. You can use a beer bottle, a shoe, a cremated cat, anything you want...the main thing is just find a way to thread the cable and find a way to hold the bulb socket.

Your imagination is the limit only

the technical side of things is very elementary.

u/nhimah · 1 pointr/fixit

Sugru is a pretty good adhesive that's flexible. Not quite sure if it would have proper adhesion on that foam though.

u/ducksarewet · 1 pointr/fixit

I just put a timer switch in for my exhaust fan. I had 3 options in preset time configurations. Mine is 2, 5 10, 15 min. I think the others had a max time of 30 min and 60 min. My guess is you need to change the switch out. I thought the 15 min max would work for me. You start it on 15 min when you have the shower, and if you need more time after the shower, you can press the 15 min again to stat it over. 2 min is a good minimum time for most fan uses in the bathroom.

Here is the one I put in, except mine is in the time configuration I mentioned.

u/TornFromTheWomb · 2 pointsr/fixit

This is what I was talking about:

I feel like enough of those, along with some good paracord and a properly anchored hook, would do the job.

u/bobroberts7441 · 3 pointsr/fixit

You drill into it with a reverse (left handed) drillbit, running your drill in reverse. That will probably bring the bolt out, but if it doesn't you use an Easy Out screw extractor to screw it out. Here is a kit with both left handed bits and extractors. You can get individual tools at a local hardware store. Soak it well wit PB Blaster first.

u/pcr3 · 4 pointsr/fixit

The second later looks like iron on glue/ tape. Try an iron at cotton level for a second, see if it reactivates the glue.

If not, fabric glue would be the way. Just make sure you test it in a less visible area first.

Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive 4oz

u/taternuts76 · 2 pointsr/fixit

I like to mix a little Old English in with the Murphy’s, or even just straight OE on a rag and rub that in. Might be a little dark for this floor though so maybe check it someplace discreet first.

Edit: here’s one for light woods.

u/mrscissorhands4 · 2 pointsr/fixit

Panasonic makes some reliable and very quiet bath fans. I put one with a motion sensor in my first bath and a heater/ fan combo in my master bath with a countdown timer switch. I bought them on Amazon.

u/mooglobe · 6 pointsr/fixit

I would recommend this tool.

u/pancaaakes · 1 pointr/fixit

Once you've checked to see that the gas to the appliance is on...

Have you tried working the oven or broiler (if it has one)?

It sounds like it could be a gas valve issue with the stove/oven itself.

Further: You may want to consider testing the outlet that it's plugged in to with a receptacle tester. If the polarity is reversed on the outlet, the gas valve may not open, which is a safety feature. Sounds weird, but I've run in to that issue a handful of times.

Edit: Added further info.

u/DrunkBeavis · 1 pointr/fixit

You can buy a kit meant for leather and vinyl repair, but it's nearly impossible to match and hide a large area like that. KIT

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 1 pointr/fixit

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u/Tude · 2 pointsr/fixit

This does a great job at detecting wiring faults and is cheap:

u/kingsheepman · 1 pointr/fixit

Use expoxy putty like J-B Weld Plasticweld epoxy putty I used it before to fix a cracked garbage bin. It dries tough and quite sturdy. Although keep in mind, when it is dried/hardened, the color is white.

u/IKnewThisYearsAgo · 2 pointsr/fixit

Silicone spray would be safer, but I would instead replace it with one of these.

u/mellokind · 3 pointsr/fixit

I bet that J B Weld would hold that. That's a "cold welding" substance, you mix the stuff in the two tubes together and stick the broken sections back together with it.

That stuff does have its limitations under loads, but I've used it for things before that carried more weight and it held just fine.

u/ev3rm0r3 · 3 pointsr/fixit

If qbond doesn't work for you there is also a 2 part molding clay that will stick/mold to anything and then you can filed it down to at least look aesthetically usable. Holds anything from plastic, wood, metal, obviously get the right type for this JB Plastic Weld

Too give you an idea, its held my 8 inch cracked bumper together for 2 years only by applying it to a the surface inside, its held/sealed a crack in my parents basement shower that i used for 2 years before I moved out, and It sealed a radiator leak that constantly sits at whatever the engine coolant temp gets too. Just mold your headphones with it where they fit and they'll never break again, at least not where it was welded.

u/zjunk · 4 pointsr/fixit

Lots of specialized tool suggestions in here - I grabbed one of these for a similar job.

u/RobotoboR · 1 pointr/fixit

I had this exact problem when I switched to rollerblade style wheels. Nothing kept the plastic together, so I ended up getting a metal replacement base.

u/graffiti81 · 2 pointsr/fixit

Upvote for having a $5 tester. Everyone should have one.

u/PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED · 2 pointsr/fixit

I, personally, would use a fabric glue. That's just an example, I have no idea how well that particular brand works.

u/Floppyboobsack · 1 pointr/fixit

How far in is it? Do you have one of those snake claws? I am not sure of the exact name, but you press on the end and a little claw comes out the other end, it's used for retrieving nuts and bolts in an engine. If it's bikini padding it should come out easily with this type of device.

u/Godzilla_in_PA · 6 pointsr/fixit

A shop vac to suck them out?

Or maybe a parts grabber like this?

u/retardrabbit · 2 pointsr/fixit

Another user /u/PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED posted this link for you, but the spam filter got it.

>Get a basin wrench. Problem solved.