I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.
Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?
Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?
OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and heated
up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got warm...cooled off
really quick, but it was definitely warm while the rest of the
waveguide was cool.
I'm back to looking for a substitute.
I read one website that said that mica helped scatter the MW, which is
desirable for more even cooking, but I read another that said it ain't
so. In any case, I'm looking at a short term fix.
Now I need a way to get the plastic (plexiglass) to stay in the holder
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