My Ryobi 14.4 volt drill is not working. The battery is fully charged
at 14.5 volts and the flashlight that comes with it is bright but the
drill doesn't do a damn thing regardless of what position any of the
switches on it are set at. I assume the trigger switch is bad. Any
Clean the contacts on the drill, a solvent like alcohol a small brush
or rag then use an eraser on the contacts, an ink pen is best as its
more course. if it doesnt help try brake or electric component cleaner
in a spray can in the switch=- Let it Dry first a long time, if you
dont have any you could pour in alcohol or something like a bit of
laquer thinner, let it dry for about 6 hours or you might have the
real meaning of Fire It Up. Or open the handle see if wires are loose
and trace it with a meter to see where power fails. If its had tons of
use check motor brushes.
On my Makita, there is a center position on the FORWARD/REVERSE switch.
Well, maybe it is not a position, but if you get there, the drill is
D-E-A-D. Took me a while to figger that out, but I finally did.
You might check that and any other obvious stuff.
After that, you're on your own.
Take the handle apart and jump the switch. If it runs it's the switch,
if it don't, it's probably the motor. If it's under warranty bring it
back (before) you take it apart.
Did you try all settings, reverse, low, high etc.?
I was born in the middle of the last century and both parents were
regular army during WWII, everybody smoked. GAAAK! COUGH! HUFF!
WHEEZE! You may have heard of a snot nosed kid, I was a green slime
kid. One of my generation who is allergic to the smoke from idiots.
They didn't know any better back then but people do now so there's
Your new ISP might not provide their own news server, but there are
plenty of other news servers out there that are accessable from any
ISP. Some charge a fee (especially those that provide a lot of binary
groups), but others are free. In other words, don't go away just
because you change ISPs.
Acerbic - never been called that one! New material :-) Been called lots
of other things that mean about the same though :-(
I'm sure I'll look into it at some point, There's one heck of a honey-do
list I've been warned of. Paint this room and that room, tile 1/3 of a
level, full thickness hardwood another 1/3 of the level, redo a bath,
more new windows, yadda yadda. Then the sisters condo 275mi south in CT
I've been commissioned for. Then a buddy who has a 3000+sf 150yr old
house mentioned just today the main beam rotted and things dropped 4" in
some places. He'll definitely be the foreman on that one! [note to
self...check life insurance].
Just another clueless smoker. Just the kind that forced the imposition of smoker
control laws, because when someone honestly bothered by their exhaust said
something about it, they took it as a personal affront and refused to be
The world is sure nicer now that it was 30 years ago. Smoke is only an
occasional problem, instead of the continual attack it was then. Let's hear it
for smoke free workplaces, restraunts, etc.
Smokers have every right to harm THEMSELVES. They have no right to harm
me and thee. If there are places where smokers congregate, fine, I don't
have to go there but there are places I have to go, like government
offices and other public venues. I don't drink alcohol and don't go to
smoke filled bars, if I do, because of my severe allergic reaction to
tobacco smoke, I'll be sick for several days. I think every adult has
a right to do whatever drug, drink or poison they want. Darn it, I've
lost a lot of people I cared about to heart attacks, lung cancer and
liver disease. I'm not in perfect health but I'm outlasting a lot of
friends and it really hurts to lose them. The younger they are, the more
tragic it is. I had a customer who was a nice kid in his early thirties,
a very aggressive lung cancer took him too soon. He was a heavy smoker
who left behind a wife and children. When I talk to my friends about
what they're doing to themselves, they answer, "I know." I don't try
to lecture them or pester them about it because it will just make them
hate the messenger but I will tell them I care about them from time to
time. I'm getting to point where I don't want to like anyone who has
self destructive habits anymore.
In NY there is. No smoking in government buildings, no restaurants, no
workplaces, and any enclosed spaces occupied by other people..
You can't even smoke in the stands of Yankee Stadium, which is an open
I don't know about the other NY/NJ stadiums.
There's a restaurant I was considering going to, but decided otherwise
after finding out it's the only one in this town that still allows
smoking. "No Smoking sections" are useless when the smoke won't obey
Hey, I resemble that remark. If it wasn't for you guys and the folks on
the comic strip newsgroup making fun of me, I'd have no non-job-related
social interactions at all, mostly. Or is that TMI?
But seriously- My ISP also dropped news (and they are now also dropping
toy web site hosting, as part of moving to the Yahoo server farms), so I
also signed up with giganews. No problems so far, only three bucks a month.
If I didn't have my e-mail address out there so many places (more than I
can remember), I'd pull the plug on my ISP. I get my connectivity from a
different company, so all they are now providing me is email and back-up
dial-up capability. (I could care less about the 'features' on their
silly home page.) If I had a wi-fi netbook, I could just go down to
local coffee shop when the DSL was down.
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