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Re: [cw_bugs] Springs "Lost" in the carpet

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  • Mort, G2JL
    Greetings ! Why pay for magnets ? It is child s play to dismantle a scrapped microwave-oven & get the magnet from it, They are immensely useful, but
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 9, 2011
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      Greetings !
       
      Why pay for magnets ?   It is child's play to dismantle a scrapped microwave-oven & get the magnet from it,  They are immensely useful,  but remember to use it in a stout plastic bag,  lest it pick up iron filings or other sharp shreds.
       
      I acquired a Mac key,  and dropped the spring pronto - I think these springs have,  in fact,  a mind of their own.  I'd reached for my magnet almost before the spring hit the floor...
       
      On quite a different tack,  whenever I throw away an old TV or monitor with a CRT,  I retrieve the scanning-yoke ferrite.  It's usually in two halves,  held together with spring-clips.  They make excellent RFI/EMC stoppers on TV,  VCR & PSU leads.  Bulky ?  yes;  pretty ? no;  but do they work ?   Y E S  !`
       
      Beer-cans soldered together make FB 40-metre verticals.  In a month,  I could build a 4-square array,  if I had the backyard...
       
      Sorry to introduce "Scrap-yard Corner" into this discussion.  Now,  if I could find a use for CDs from magazines...
       
      73 de Mort,  SV5/G2JL
    • k4oso@aol.com
      A short while ago, KB4QQJ, Randy, spoke of an ingenious way to retrieve small parts from the carpet. He simply places an old pantyhose over the vacuum cleaner
      Message 2 of 9 , Oct 9, 2011
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        A short while ago, KB4QQJ, Randy, spoke of an ingenious way to retrieve small parts from the carpet.  He simply places an old pantyhose over the vacuum cleaner nozzle and goes at it.  The part will be picked up, but caught by the pantyhose.  Easy!!@
        73, Milt k4oso
         
        In a message dated 10/9/2011 10:14:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wz4cw@... writes:

        Bill-

           I lost a J-38 terminal pin in the carpet-  I could guess about where it might be-  I was able to retrieve it by using a "refrigerator magnet"-  That might work for your lost spring?

        73     Carl,  WZ4CW,  SKCC 918,  FISTS 13491

         
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