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working on the workbench [Sep. 2nd, 2009|11:20 am]
Doug Ayen
Since I last posted about getting the rolling mill and press working on the metallurgy workbench, I finished removing the nest material and related gunk, and on the advice of a friend more electronics-clued than I flooded the area with water until all trace of the ammonia odor was gone and the crud all gone.

I then placed a blower on it to speed drying, and the weather has been dry, if cool, so I hope by the weekend it will be safe to plug in.

The loose wires were fairly obvious where they went, so everything is connected back up, I think. I'll see if I can find a fuse box somewhere in the control panel -- considering how much gunk was directly on the terminal block, I have to imagine there were some shorts.

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[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2009-09-02 09:36 pm (UTC)
Another thing I like to do is wash things with isopropyl alcohol, then dry them. The alcohol will drive out water, and it dries at a lower temp.

C
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