I super-glued a short length of plastic tubing to the toggle switch on
the shop vac.
Now, I can hit it on and off with the shopvac nozzle or anything else in
The little red toggle switch was tucked down into a molded recess...
surely meant to protect it from stuff. Well, I'd rather be able to get
to it easily. Now I can. The tubing it strong enough to turn it on and
off, but weak enough to bend and not break the switch if it gets hit too
Stuff like this is such a "duh!" moment.
Anyone have any duh moments to share.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
In fact, I bought a HarmonyOne combined remote. What a sweet piece
You connect via USB to your puter, go to their website and plug in the
model numbers of your DVDBR, AVReceiver, Screen, VCR, Cable/Sat box
and it sets the whole mess up for you...look ma, no hands.
Now, I get to hold just one remote and am no longer burdened by the
searching and carrying of multiple remotes.... a remote for remotes,
so to speak.
Works like a charm. (Backlit keys too)
I bought one of those, except it was the big Harmony 1000 table top model.
Aren't they great? Downloading all the codes for a particular piece of
equipment is a breeze. Wish they'd been available thirty years ago. Would
have cost a fortune back then though.
I've seen those - a small (fits in your pocket) remote control that only
knows how to turn a TV off, but it knows the codes for *lots* of TVs. Handy
in all kinds of places - makes life much more pleasant.
Al Dunstan, Software Engineer
Indeed. I'd like one which works for 10 miles or so, just shut down a
town as you drive through. Riots in the sports bars, wot?
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
-- J. K. Rowling
Speaking of remote control....
I made a remote control for my dust collector (which has magnetic starters)
from an old garage door power head. I put a momentary micro switch next to
the screw mechanism so when the screw winds up the trigger for the limit
switches, the added switch closes a parallel circuit in the holding power
for the contacts. I take the remote with me, or clip it to a pocket or tool
belt, and turn off the suction and back on at my needs.
Poorly worded, but I hope you all get the idea. One of the best things I
ever did for the shop.
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