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Daves Workshop #8: Finally got the shop clean, ran into a snag fixing the portable air conditioner.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-26-2017 07:59 PM 1517 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: 2 new videos, some sad news, and back on the track... Lumber wagon work, and wall work... Part 8 of Daves Workshop series Part 9: The shop A.C. is fixed! »

Finally got the shop clean, working on fixing the A C. When I ran into a problem.

How do I fix this?


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Sorry I am posting from mobile and I haven’t figured out how to get the embed code to work right from mobile.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 02:51 AM

See your “squirrel cage” fan problem. If you can’t get a replacement part, I would look at epoxy.

I repaired a headphones plastic support with epoxy with great success, a few months ago. Important, since they were expensive Bose noise cancelling headphones. I simply looked at the epoxy packaging, and it said it worked on most plastics.

If you put the same amount on each vane, it shouldn’t get out of balance. Meaning, put glue on the ones that are still holding as well. I used Loctite 5 minute professional epoxy. It comes in two bottles, not tubes, and I know it was over 5 years old. That means long shelf life. So if you buy it, it will last for a long time and be useful for many projects.

I would think using 5 minute epoxy (actually takes longer than 5 minutes), you could do the whole fan in 4 or 5 segments, as an off the cuff estimate. So if you have to manually hold it, it is manageable. More likely, some other holding method should work.

Test it see if it actually works on this particular plastic, and then proceed. Not much to lose.

So there, you have my not yet patented, solution… (-:

I have been doing DIY projects on the houses, so staying busy.

We are buying a new condominium for our handicapped daughter. We will be in total control of this one. It will hold two clients and the care providers. We rent it to the corporation that supplies the caregivers. We are leaving a shared arrangement because of the difficulties in managing two clients with considerably different levels of function. So Sherie is tasking me to make furniture and stuff. It will interrupt our usual travel schedule to our vacation home, but it is a one time problem.

Here, Spring is coming, although with temperatures around 10 deg F who would know. For you, spring is probably OK, but Summer is probably too hot, I would think?

Best to you and yours…

Later…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 02:53 AM

Oh, and where are the clean shop pics, huh????? ...(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 01:38 AM

Take a look at the video in my next post you can see the clean shop. I will do a walk-through here probably in the next week or so right now I have a bunch of toads now if we had it I am cleaning and prepping camping gear so my life and I can take a trip

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 04:34 PM

I have been bogged down in the email department, just too many shop projects and repair jobs right now. Should get to your video later today or tomorrow.

Would you believe it is -5 deg this morning? What are we doing with below zero weather in March? Oh well, at least the sun is shining and we have a lot more daylight.

Later…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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